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Good Clean Fun


New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Tuesday 5th May, 2015


Opening night of the tour of this West End smash hit; I feel like a bit of a scoundrel myself for reviewing the show before the official press night (tomorrow) but then I can only talk about the performances I see. 422 more words

Theatre Review

Strictly Support Group - The Election (Day 3)

It’s the weekend *does a little dance* and we know the only way to celebrate the start of the weekend is with a Salsa!

It’s also Day 3 of our Strictly Support Group Election. 231 more words


Foxtrot Friday - The Battle of the Bublés

The words Dance-Off in the World of Strictly are as ominous as “He Who Must Not Be Named” in Harry Potter. We know over the years there have been thousands of routines which we have loved watching on our favourite show. 134 more words

Foxtrot Friday

Inside No. 9 : La Couchette

If you haven’t watched the first season of Inside No.9 then don’t worry, the series is a anthology series, each episode is its own self contained little masterpiece full of dark comedy and brimming with talented guest stars. 479 more words

Media Reviewing

Salsa Saturday - A moment of pure joy!

Sometimes the best moments on Strictly aren’t the highest scoring but the moments that fill us with joy and make us smile! Today’s Salsa Saturday is one of those moments. 108 more words


Pavilion's panto 'hooks' in a crowd

Stardust, magic, flying siblings, secret potions … Neverland; just beyond your imagination, Pavilion panto; just what the doctor ordered. 368 more words

The Arts

Seadog launch Transmitter EP

Seadog are the baby of Mark Benton, erstwhile guitarist with Man Ray Sky, Grand Palace and occasional others. Five years on from their first EP,  a double set of beautiful soft pastoral songs which sounded like some lost singer-songwriter classic from the early 1970s, comes the new Transmitter EP, something a little tougher and wilder. 296 more words