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Culture, London, Theatre, Theatre

Le Gateau Chocolate- Icons

I love me some drag. Something about drag queens just speaks to my soul. I don’t know whether it’s the glitter, the sass or the wholehearted embracing of being outside of the normal, but I just love it. I have eaten up season after season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the unbelievable beauty of these Queens. However, a couple of weeks ago at Soho Theatre, I experienced a new kind of Drag. Something more raw and more real, yet still absolutely dripping in sequins and sass. And  ...

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Before the madness of panto and festivities took over my brain, I took a little trip Oop North to visit a couple of my dearest chums, and to meet their newest addition to the family, Baby Beatrice. Staying at their house means great food, wonderful conversation, raspberry picking and breathing in huge lungfuls of delicious Yorkshire air before reluctantly leaving, with a heart bursting with love. Catherine and I got wellied up and took Baby Bea for a day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.  ...

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Feel-Good, Lifestyle

2016- The Best Year

You probably read that and internally screamed BREXIT! TRUMP! CELEBRITY DEATHS! TOBLERONE! And yes, undeniably this year has had lots of dark, sad moments. However, in these days between Christmas and New Year (which I like to call ‘Inbetweenmas’) I like to look back and reflect on the past 12 months. And actually they’ve been bloody brilliant. So I thought I’d share some of the happiness and light, the big heart-burstingly joyous things and the tiny pieces of glitter, plus some of the  ...

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Culture, Theatre

In Praise of Panto

When you think of Christmas, what springs to mind? Tinsel? Trees? Red cups? Family size tins of Quality Street? When I think of Christmas, I think of work. For actors, the festive season is a cornucopia of casting opportunities, which let’s be frank, for the majority of us is not the case the rest of the year. Why? Well, because panto is still as much of a Christmas stalwart as mince pies, having a squashed Satsuma in the bottom of your stocking and falling asleep in front of the Queen’s  ...

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