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Sophie crosses the border27/8/14

This weekend we are taking Sophie the dinosaur for a day out to Scotland! We’re not sure where she stands on the independence vote but fairly sure she’ll have a fun time at an open day for a charitable foundation that’s occurring at Blair Drummond Safari park, near Glasgow.

The main point is that all the children, (and grown ups), go wild to meet Sophie and so hopefully there will be lots of money raised for the charity and not too many people eaten, (we have to limit her snacks on a day out or she gets a funny tummy)!…

An inspirational human25/8/14

Richard Attenborough was more than just an excellent character actor. He was an inspirational person who touched lives of many with his concern for other human beings. In the movie business he engendered the quote : “if  you’ve been lucky enough to do well then it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down for others”. In life he was deeply concerned about all kinds of equality and campaigned for such in many arenas, with some degree of success.

We were never lucky enough to have met or worked with Dickie but his influence was so great in his career,…

Still smiling!16/8/14

So we did it. After all the hubbub and rave reviews, we went to see “Around the World in 80 Days” at the Royal Exchange theatre, Manchester –  and you know what? IT WAS AMAZING. No heavy political message. No expensive technical special stage effects. No reality show celebrity appearances. No Divas. Just disciplined professional actors working as a team, with expert direction and design to provide seamless enjoyable entertainment that left us with an exhilarated glow.

We feel refreshed and inspired that hopefully this is the turnaround, where audiences vote with their feet and enjoy trained professionals on stage where…

Amazing weddings15/8/14

We’ve had quite a demand for entertainment at weddings recently. From the hidden fun of comedy waiters to full on Shakespeare dinner theatre around the wedding breakfast, it seems people want to really do something different on their special day. We even have a call to create a full fight scene with stunt performers for a James Bond themed wedding! We have to brief the Groom to rescue his Bride from the evil bad guy and his high kicking henchmen! Such enormous fun! As well as having provided a full medieval theme for weddings at amazing venues like Peckforton Castle, including the…

Tommy talks6/8/14

Everyone seems to be talking about the First World War because it all started 100 years ago this month. We spent last year carefully researching and writing two educational interactive character drama presentations in the form of a soldier and a young woman. The soldier talks about his understanding of how it all started and his experiences in the trenches up to May 1915. The young woman tells of her life and work in the search for her brothers who had joined up and the various roles and jobs she took as part of an emerging female workforce that changed…