Play: Midsummer Night’s Dream

We drove over to Stratford-upon-Avon today – to The Bear Pit – to see Second Thoughts‘ penultimate performance of 2020’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It was a perfect excuse to leave a bit earlier to give us time to get some retail therapy in the town! We chose the matinée performance at 2.30pm, …
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A Bunch of Amateurs

Not to be confused with Stratford-upon-Avon, we’re talking about the AmDram group from Stratford St Johns in Suffolk here. The Stratford Players desperately need King Lear to be a success or it will be their last ever production, and their theatre will be demolished for redevelopment. Maybe a big box office star can help? Enter …
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Twelfth on Twelfth at 12!

More by happy accident than perfect timing, we headed off to Stratford-upon-Avon today with Chris and Gill to see the RSC’s matinee performance of Twelfth Night – actually on twelfth night! Continuing the ‘12’ theme, we sat down for lunch just before Noon! What are the chances ehh? I remember studying this Play at school …
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Play: The 39 Steps

It was off to London today, to meet up with Angela C. Our destination was the Criterion Theatre to see the Play: The 39 Steps. I was hoping to try out my new camera-phone and snap a photograph of Eros, but the statue was covered in scaffolding and hidden from view, so I had to …
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Play: Cider with Rosie

We took the drive over to Stratford upon Avon to see Second Thoughts’ Production of Cider with Rosie. Luckily, Ian was able to get us a ticket for Lee, who we invited at the last minute. Although I wouldn’t say it’s my type of Play, you couldn’t fault the production values on the night. Superb …
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Play: A Streetcar Named Desire…

We drove over to Stratford-upon-Avon to see the Second Thoughts production of A Streetcar Named Desire. It was an excellent event and Ian did a great job as Props Manager, especially the part where Stanley Kowalski throws the radio ‘off set’ and we hear the sound of it breaking. Apparently a well-timed catch from Ian …
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Last of the Red Hot Lovers

We drove over to Stratford to see Second Thoughts production of ‘The Last of the Red Hot Lovers’. I picked Ann up from the station at just after 6 and we got there at just after 7. Ann was hungry, so picked up some chips. Yum-yum! – then I remembered that I was supposed to …
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Play: “Under Milk Wood”

We travelled over to Stratford upon Avon to see “Under Milk Wood” directed by our good friend and business colleague, Ian McLean of Second Thoughts. We decided to drive over there a bit earlier so we could look round the shops and finish off the Christmas shopping! We were pretty successful, getting quite a few …
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