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Michael H

Member Since 14 Feb 2007
Offline Last Active Apr 04 2014 03:45 PM
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National Theatre Christmas Quiz 2013

19 December 2013 - 03:29 PM

A hello to anyone else that's going this evening.  In the Lyttleton this year.

Say hello to the bearded guy in the "tuba hero" T shirt.

One Touch Of Venus Complete Recording

14 November 2013 - 12:21 AM

Ah, I can't tell you how happy this lovely recording has made me tonight.

http://www.kwf.org/c...plete-recording

I think it's an "Encore" recording from a few years ago of the little-known (except by me) wonderfully jazzy, crazy, romantic musical comedy by Kirt Weill.  I think it's taken a long time for it to be released.

It sounds brilliant!

Quiz - And I'm Directing Again

12 June 2013 - 01:21 PM

Well, I'm delighted to say that the powers that be in my neck of the woods (the Croydon Operatic and Dramatic Association - CODA) are letting me direct The Railway Children this autumn.  It's the Mike Kenny adaptation, as seen at Waterloo Station, although sadly not quite room for a real steam train.  It's such an engaging, funny, entertaining and ultimately moving script.

We're performing at the Charles Cryer Theatre in Carshalton, South London from 30 October to 2 November (half term week), and we're having a meet and greet for anyone who would be interested in taking part in the production on Wednesday 16 June at 8pm at Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon.  I'm hoping to get an ensemble of children in the show every now and again, so families very welcome.  Auditions will be on Wednesday 17 July at the same venue.


And so in advance of that, this Friday 14 June, we're holding a quiz from 7:30 pm upstairs at the Green Dragon pub in Croydon (at the junction of the High Street and Surrey Street) in aid of the society and the production.  Entry is £6, or £5 for CODA members.  I'm running it, along with the guy that played Robocop in my 60 second spoof earlier this year.  It will be an evening of great fun and puzzlement, with questions you can guess or argue about - with, perhaps, a couple of theatre-themed questions.  I have plumbed the depths of Youtube for the music round...  Prize for the best-named quiz team too.

Anyway, please say hello if you can make the quiz, or let me know if The Railway Children appeals.

All the best,

Michael