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Candlelit Vigil for Berwick’s answer to Perez Hilton

Candlelit Vigil for Berwick’s answer to Perez Hilton

Berwick Infirmary became the setting of a moving candlelit vigil last night following the shock collapse of showbiz reporter Simon Duke during a Duns Players production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Hospital staff are remaining tight-lipped about the journalist’s condition but speculation is rife that Duke — who often attracts parallels to Hollywood friend-to-the-stars, Perez Hilton […]

Making a Song and Dance

Making a Song and Dance

As I’ve said before, I don’t care too much for musicals and big song-and-dance numbers. All those flailing limbs, all those enthusiastic teeth, all that super-sized cheerfulness. It’s unnatural. “Stop,” I want to urge them. “I fear for you and your unbounded Laura Ingalls optimism. Life is not a cabaret. Look at what happened to […]

Staging a Screening

Staging a Screening

I spent an enjoyable couple of evenings last week working on a writer-friend’s screenplay. It’s been an interesting process, seeing how something relying on tracking shots and additional cameras could be made to work for stage. If you’ve ever done this yourself you’ll know that the easy part is the dialogue edit. What’s more difficult is […]

Love or Money

Love or Money

You know how we feel here at NOT BAd about reciting the plot when you can read the blurb here.  Our time is valuable, your time is valuable; let’s show each other a bit of mutual respect. We promise to turn full focus on the complaints received about the play’s nudity later. After The Tideline Runners burst on […]

Opening Night Productions – Calendar Girls

Opening Night Productions – Calendar Girls

We had no plans to review Opening Night Productions’ presentation of Calendar Girls last night at The Maltings Theatre. We went along because we were determined not to miss out again, having been unable to attend the Duns Players’ performance of the Tim Firth play back in September – a production which by all accounts quite stole […]