Monthly Archives: April 2017

Whatever happened to the Monocled Mutineer?

I recently had the pleasure of seeing Paul McGann’s return to Liverpool in Theatre6’s production of Gabriel at the Liverpool Playhouse. This was, surprisingly, McGann’s UK theatre tour debut, and playing the role of Von Pfunz, it reminded me of … Continue reading

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The Stroke of the Hour

‘Will I put the TV on for you, stop you getting bored? Bye now Mammy.’ The patter of feet disappearing. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. ‘And now here on RTE 1 it’s the Late, Late Show with Gay Byrne…’ A key scratching at … Continue reading

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Between a rock and a hard place: why deserts aren’t flat

A friend posting recently from Jordan brought back great memories of when I was there – almost seven years ago – and my discovery that deserts, surprisingly, are not flat. I’d been fascinated by Petra (literal translation ‘stone’ or ‘rock’) … Continue reading

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