The Six Wives Of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales. Divorced. Beheaded. Live. Presented as a pop concert, the Queens take turns singing and telling their story to see who suffered the most due to Henry and should, therefore, become the group’s lead singer.
Yesterday I was on a steam paddler down the Nile, this morning I was in the drawing room of a respectable industrial family in J B Priestly’s play An Inspector Calls – listening to what was a family dinner party, turn into a murder inquiry and a judgement on the families morals and behaviour- competently led by a certain Inspector…. The BBC Classic Radio Theatre production, starring Sam Alexander, Frances Barber, David Calder, Morven Christie and Toby Jones was the version I listened to – highly recommend it.
‘…if you love what you’re doing, you can’t stop. It’s obsessive.’
Sunday 25th October saw Funky Blue back on their first gig since Lockdown in March. Held at the Grove Theatre in Eastbourne, East Sussex in front of an invited audience this intimate gig showed that nothing had been lost in Lockdown.
Many of us have missed live music in 2020 and this felt like a small step in a positive direction. The venue felt safe to be in with all Covid measures in place. Thank you Grove Theatre Eastbourne.
It was announced today (Wednesday) that Terry Jones, founder member of Monty Python, had died at 77.
Terence Jones is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, film director and historian- most famously a member of the Monty Python comedy team. He created Monty Python’s Flying Circus with Cambridge graduates Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Terry Gilliam. He made his directorial debut with the team’s first film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which he co-directed with Gilliam, and also directed the subsequent Python films, Life of Brian and The Meaning of Life.