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‘We should be celebrating the greatness of circus in its enduring glories’: CIRCUS 1903 – Royal Festival Hall

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The inter-continental spectacle of Circus 1903 is a nostalgic dream of popular imagination, merging half-remembered histories with modern-day acts more usually seen inside a Big Top or dedicated circus building than in the theatres receiving this tour.


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Can you remember rationing? Fondly? Do you perhaps have in your attic a lavender-scented aunt who likes to bang on about how good life was before the internet/microwave pizza/non-stick pans? Are you addicted to that BBC ‘dramumentary’ where a suburban family eats Christmas dinner of ox heart and potato peel pudding? Or a hipster vintage surrealist who frequents cocktail bars in disused air raid shelters in Soho or cafés themed like the station buffet in Brief Encounter. For you this show is perfect so get on that Bakelite phone and book The Fitzrovia Radio Hour Christmas Special.

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Age Of Steam Returns To Kings Cross

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The atmosphere of ‘Platform Nine and Three Quarters’ may be recreated at King’s Cross tomorrow (Saturday 28 November) with the rare arrival of a vintage steam train. The Sir Nigel Gresley was a ‘streamliner’ class locomotive built in Yorkshire in 1937 for the London-Newcastle-Edinburgh service, heralding a departure from the British Railways’ standard boiler-on-wheels look […]

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