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Bye, Rik

June 11, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

Very few celebrity deaths bother me. In fact, I think the last one that hit any kind of level deeper than “that’s sad, I feel sorry for their family” was Steve Irwin. But now Rik Mayall is dead. Mayall was involved in a surprising amount of movies – it wasn’t just Drop Dead Fred. From

Miss Saigon review

May 24, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

Earlier this week, I went to the Prince Edward Theatre for Miss Saigon’s press night. When asked to name a musical, Miss Saigon is a go-to title for many people, even if they haven’t seen it. The last time it was running in the West End was 15 years ago, so its continued presence in

On Philip Seymour Hoffman

February 2, 2014   -   0 comments   -  

Seconds before pressing ‘send’ on the original version of my newspaper column this week, the news about Philip Seymour Hoffman broke. At the moment, we know very little, other than he was found in his home, and it’s suspected he died of a drug overdose. Over the coming days there are going to be thousands

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