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Theatre preview: Tangle Tree comes West featuring former Stretch Mark Theatre’s Push star Bristol actor Jasmine Darke in pivotal role in drama about ‘catastrophic event’

Theatre preview: Tangle Tree comes West featuring former Stretch Mark Theatre’s Push star Bristol actor Jasmine Darke in pivotal role in drama about ‘catastrophic event’

For Hazel and her mother Ivy, their lives have suddenly stopped. They are caught in a maelstrom.’Am I dead?’ Hazel asks, as her mother Ivy contemplates the past and looks into an unknown future.A catastrophic event forces the two women to face reality. What is familiar – where is the thread? Is it in the wool, […]

By June 23, 2019 Read More →
Strawberry Line Times: the cycle and walk way to Cheddar needs investment – please help

Strawberry Line Times: the cycle and walk way to Cheddar needs investment – please help

The Axbridge-Cheddar Cycle Walkway Appeal As part of The Strawberry Line, the Axbridge-Cheddar Cycle Walkway (ACCW) came into being over thirty years ago through voluntary efforts after a serious road accident to a schoolboy cycling into Cheddar. Although its land is leased from Sedgemoor District Council (SDC), neither SDC nor Somerset County Council (SCC) contribute […]

By May 27, 2019 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES: Photos of Cheddar Reservoir at dawn

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES: Photos of Cheddar Reservoir at dawn

Some photos taken on my mobile phone when out for early morning jogs in April and May 2019, around Cheddar Reservoir.

By May 16, 2019 Read More →
STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES: video – a meadow on a May afternoon in Axbridge full of wild flowers

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES: video – a meadow on a May afternoon in Axbridge full of wild flowers

This was the scene on a sunny afternoon in May in the field at Townsend Farm where a carpet of wild flowers stretched out across the acres of pasture land. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP1-KoqTPtU .

By May 12, 2019 Read More →
Agenda West: Stonehenge tunnel is one step closer

Agenda West: Stonehenge tunnel is one step closer

The BBC are reporting that the Stonehenge tunnel for the A303 have passed one obstacle in its path. They report that: “Highways England said test archaeological digs on the proposed route have not uncovered anything that would stop the scheme. The plans will now go to an examination in public, which will start later this […]

By May 4, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine – Theatre Review: Axbridge Community Theatre’s staging of Alan Aykbourn’s critique of 80s Britain champions two female survivors of the decade in a feisty family drama

Rapscallion Magazine – Theatre Review: Axbridge Community Theatre’s staging of Alan Aykbourn’s critique of 80s Britain champions two female survivors of the decade in a feisty family drama

Time of My Life. By Alan Ayckbourn staged by Axbridge Community Theatre SET originally in the 1980s but staged in 1993, Alan Ayckbourn’s family drama is played out in an Italian restaurant somewhere in Yorkshire. This production moves the action on a decade and reveals a bickering wealthy family’s self-destruction as the skeletons come out […]

By April 24, 2019 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: How it all went wrong for the Labour Party in John O’Farrell’s reflections of the last 20 years of British politics (with wit, wisdom and a few political blind spots)

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: How it all went wrong for the Labour Party in John O’Farrell’s reflections of the last 20 years of British politics (with wit, wisdom and a few political blind spots)

Things Can Only Get Worse?, by John O’Farrell No wonder John O’Farrell found it so hard to like Jeremy Corbyn in his book Things Can Only Get Worse?, because unlike his chums Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, Corbyn is a real socialist. O’Farrell’s light weight left wing credentials are exposed by the way he so […]

By April 14, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine Film Review: A Cold War episode revealing the unsmiling and single-mindedly selfish  ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev – complete with a gripping climax (plus exuberant dancing – contrasting with the stifling authoritarianism of  the Soviet Union)

Rapscallion Magazine Film Review: A Cold War episode revealing the unsmiling and single-mindedly selfish ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev – complete with a gripping climax (plus exuberant dancing – contrasting with the stifling authoritarianism of the Soviet Union)

The White Crow. The Electric Cinema, Birmingham Perhaps it was that freezing Siberian childhood as Oleg Ivenko’s portrayal of Rudolf Nureyev in The White Crow is austere and unsmiling. He does make a joke with his recently bereaved friend Clara Saint that his dancing is more effective for her depression than Prozac but in an […]

By April 13, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine, Theatre Review: Crimes on the Nile – hyper fast who-dunnit spoof that is almost too fast at times

Rapscallion Magazine, Theatre Review: Crimes on the Nile – hyper fast who-dunnit spoof that is almost too fast at times

Crimes on the Nile. Tacchi Morris, Taunton New Old Friends have created a new comedy genre of a hyper fast moving send up of the period whodunit with their improvised style and joke laced script. The movement and choreography by Gary Sefton is excellent and the quartet of actors’ performances are brilliant in the way […]

By March 2, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine. Issue number 7. February, 2019

Rapscallion Magazine. Issue number 7. February, 2019

A bit late I know – but here it is!

By February 24, 2019 Read More →