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Today is a special post, to my friend Jane McLeod, who is having a birthday today and who is also leaving Bath and leaving The Egg (Theatre Royal Bath) for warmer, sunnier climes. Ok that’s a lie, she is going to be moving “up north”, but her sun will be metaphorically burning bright as she dedicates herself to her creative pursuits and talents. Just remember you saw her here first (or maybe on YouTube, or at the Egg, or in one of her other performances), when she becomes a famous gazillionaire! Before you get excited, friends, I don’t expect that […]

Happy Birthday and a Farewell Compliment to Janey McLeod


  It was my birthday last week, and I didn’t have any big celebrations or lots of presents, as I was on tour and prepping for a couple of important auditions. However, I did give pause for thought about what has happened this year and to give myself a little pat on the back for the journey I have taken. I started the year with some pretty difficult things happening and it is easy to let negatives overpower our memories, so, here is an appreciation of what I am grateful for. I do admit to some self-indulgence as I remember […]

It’s my birthday :)



A friend of mine recently passed away unexpectedly. He was not someone that I saw regularly but he was a friend to me as well as being an ex colleague and, as always, death causes a reflection on life and a pause for thought. He was someone who I admire for the following reasons: 1) He wasn’t afraid to be different (in fact I think that he thrived on it) – he was tall and loud and wore a wide brimmed hat. 2) He said what he thought, even if others didn’t like it. He made some enemies but he […]

A Devonshire Tribute