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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 →
Brilliant line-up for the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night on Friday, March 15th, book your tickets now!

Brilliant line-up for the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night on Friday, March 15th, book your tickets now!

Central Asia, Paignton, horrible children and Brexit are all on the agenda at the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night on Friday, March 15. The line-up includes a return of the former Soviet Republic of Tajikstan resident Firuz Ozari with his take on the English chat up line and the Taliban’s HR department. Poet and stand […]

By February 23, 2019 Read More →
FEATURE: Boris, Number 10 and why Brexit won’t happen – a personal view by Harry Mottram

FEATURE: Boris, Number 10 and why Brexit won’t happen – a personal view by Harry Mottram

A year ago Harry Mottram wrote an article explaining why Brexit couldn’t happen. With just days to go before March 29 and the leaving date he still feels it won’t – and he has a prediction of how Boris Johnson could still be the next prime minister – but only for 100 days BREXIT won’t […]

By February 23, 2019 Read More →
Theatre Review: taut, tight and tense – The Memory of Water at the Alma Tavern Theatre

Theatre Review: taut, tight and tense – The Memory of Water at the Alma Tavern Theatre

The Memory of Water, Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol Tightly directed, tense, and laced with home truths, plus a cast on top form, Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water flips from high comedy to bleak emotional desolation in this sharp production at the Alma. The drama centres around the reactions of three sisters to their mother […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →
Wow! Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night tickets go on sale with a sparkling line-up for the March 15, Friday night gig

Wow! Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night tickets go on sale with a sparkling line-up for the March 15, Friday night gig

Central Asia, Paignton, horrible children and Brexit are all on the agenda at the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night on Friday, March 15. The 2019 line-up includes a return of the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan resident Firuz Ozari with his take on the English chat up line and the Taliban’s HR department. Poet and […]

By February 20, 2019 Read More →
Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night: tickets now on sale for the show on Friday, March 15 at 8.30pm

Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night: tickets now on sale for the show on Friday, March 15 at 8.30pm

There’s a brilliant line up for the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night at the cinema in the town’s High Street. The gig is on Friday, March 15, and features some of the most exciting names emerging in the scene. Make sure you bag a ticket as they always sell out. call For more details call […]

By February 10, 2019 Read More →
HARRY THE SPIV COMEDY: next date for Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night announced as line up begins to be assembled

HARRY THE SPIV COMEDY: next date for Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night announced as line up begins to be assembled

The next comedy night in Axbridge at the Roxy Cinema will be on Friday March 15th, at 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale soon with a line up of top comics and entertainers being assembled with details to follow shortly. Mark your diaries and prepare for a night of laughter as comic genius Becky Povall […]

By December 31, 2018 Read More →