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Terri’s musicals diary & tweets: Girl from the North Country, Adrian Mole, Spoonful of Sherman

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I have managed a few memorable evenings over the past fortnight that I can recommend: Bob Dylan-inspired Girl from the North Country at the Old Vic, page-to-stage adaptation The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole and Sherman Brothers-infused cabaret A Spoonful of Sherman.






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New post-show debate: Terri hosts Edward II talk on gay theatre pre- & post-decriminalisation

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As part of her post-show event series, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will host an expert panel discussion on gay theatre pre- and post-decriminalisation 50 years ago, following Lazarus Theatre’s re-imagining of Christopher Marlowe classic Edward II at Tristan Bates Theatre on Thursday 31 August 2017.






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Support the King’s Head expansion: Dan Crawford’s widow says he certainly would

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What would Dan Crawford himself think of this week’s developments? In response to some of the qualms expressed, Crawford’s widow Stephanie Sinclaire has been unequivocal – Dan would have applauded very loudly, as she herself is doing. With Stephanie’s permission, I’m reprinting an edited version of her Facebook posts in support of the new King’s Head initiative and artistic director Adam Spreadbury-Maher and his team.






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I Loved Lucy Q&A podcast: What do Lucille Ball & Sandra Dickinson have in common?

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Why did Lee call his American producers in alarm when he first met Sandra Dickinson? What do Sandra and Lucille Ball have in common? Are Lee and Matthew Scott related? What would Lucy herself tell Lee if she were in the audience?






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The Taming of the Shrew Q&A podcast: What do modern feminists think of Shakespeare’s problem play?

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Is Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew inherently misogynistic? Particularly with its treatment of spirited Kate, the Shrew of the title, who is starved and mentally tormented into the role of an apparently submissive wife, is there any way around that charge?