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COMEDY – REVIEW – Pillars of Society Roadshow in Axbridge is ‘thought provoking and slightly chaotic’ 

COMEDY – REVIEW – Pillars of Society Roadshow in Axbridge is ‘thought provoking and slightly chaotic’ 

Review Pillars of Society at The Axbridge Roxy. November 1, 2018 Replace the House of Commons with the House of Comics, and replace the establishment with a new Utopia based on kindness. Two of the lines that come from a trio of stand-ups who presented their manifesto of mirth at a reasonably packed Axbridge Roxy […]

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AXBRIDGE VIDEO: Boxing Day in the Square when the hunt meets

AXBRIDGE VIDEO: Boxing Day in the Square when the hunt meets

This is the scene in Axbridge in Somerset on Boxing Day. The Weston and Banwell Harriers do not hunt foxes but follow a scent laid down for the hounds to follow. However there is criticism of such hunts about the land they sometime operate on – National Trust land around Crook Peak on the Mendips […]

By November 25, 2018 Read More →
THEATRE REVIEW: Guns out, nine paces and repeat – ACT Double Bill with The Dumb Waiter and Footsteps in Axbridge Town Hall

THEATRE REVIEW: Guns out, nine paces and repeat – ACT Double Bill with The Dumb Waiter and Footsteps in Axbridge Town Hall

Review: Footfalls and The Dumb Waiter Guns, trauma and an implied menace lie behind two plays staged this week in Axbridge Town Hall. The dramas are Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter staged by the town’s community theatre group ACT. One is a timely piece about a woman suffering from some form […]

By November 24, 2018 Read More →
Axbridge News – events: Comedy night at the Roxy this week with Pillars of Society Roadshow

Axbridge News – events: Comedy night at the Roxy this week with Pillars of Society Roadshow

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on […]

By October 31, 2018 Read More →
AXBRIDGE NEWS: Axbridge Community Theatre: a double bill of plays with Footsteps and The Dumb Waiter – November 21-24 in the Town Hall

AXBRIDGE NEWS: Axbridge Community Theatre: a double bill of plays with Footsteps and The Dumb Waiter – November 21-24 in the Town Hall

ACT double bill of drama With two one-act plays ACT is this autumn celebrating  the work of two towering figures from 20th century playwriting – Samuel Beckett and one of his most original disciples, Harold Pinter. One of his earlier plays, The Dumb Waiter is Pinter at his very, very best. Anyone who thinks his work dour or […]

By October 28, 2018 Read More →
AXBRIDGE NEWS: double bill of plays in the town hall in November

AXBRIDGE NEWS: double bill of plays in the town hall in November

A traumatized woman, two would be gangsters. Haunting and comedic. Two gems of the British theatre. Tickets now on sale for the latest Axbridge Community Theatre productions. 21-24th November, 2018, 7.30pm. Axbridge Town Hall. https://youtu.be/WM9QlES0Ovs

By October 28, 2018 Read More →
Comedy Roadshow in Axbridge in Somerset on November 1st

Comedy Roadshow in Axbridge in Somerset on November 1st

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on […]

By October 24, 2018 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Phoney War Britain Put Out More Flags was written while the Second World War’s outcome was still in doubt giving it an added realism

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Phoney War Britain Put Out More Flags was written while the Second World War’s outcome was still in doubt giving it an added realism

Put out more Flags by Evelyn Waugh For an insight into wartime Britain Put out more Flags by Evelyn Waugh is a good read. Written in 1941 and published a year later it tells the stories of a collection of mainly middle class men and women who are in part idol in nature, flippant about […]

By October 21, 2018 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Graham Swift’s Tomorrow is a window into one family’s life from the 1940s to the 1990s with beautiful insights – but lacks suspense as we can guess what’s coming

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Graham Swift’s Tomorrow is a window into one family’s life from the 1940s to the 1990s with beautiful insights – but lacks suspense as we can guess what’s coming

Tomorrow by Graham Swift Pity Mike in Graham Swift’s matriarchal nocturnal reflections of his wife Paula’s monologue as he spends the entire 300 pages fast asleep and worse still being talked about as though he wasn’t there. Paula’s internal monologue concerns her decision to spill a long held secret from her two children who have […]

By October 21, 2018 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: despite the decades Peter Brook’s The Empty Space contains many thought provoking ideas – although much of the text seems lost in the distant haze of the 1960s

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: despite the decades Peter Brook’s The Empty Space contains many thought provoking ideas – although much of the text seems lost in the distant haze of the 1960s

The Empty Space by Peter Brook In 150 odd pages Peter Brook spells out his thoughts on four types of theatre: the deadly, the holy, the rough and the immediate. He could easily have done it in 50 pages such is the density of his thought process. His essential theme is that theatre should be […]

By October 21, 2018 Read More →