Understanding another human – before its too late

In Features, Opinion by Chris GradyLeave a Comment

Yesterday I was part of a small group of friends and family sharing part of the last journey of a mother, niece, sister, partner, wise woman, and friend. We gathered in a circle in Wiltshire, lit by candles within the ancient design of a Long Barrow to offer thoughts and thanks to Trinda. She had had the advantage of knowing she was dying, and being able to prepare her last wishes. Her daughter had had the opportunity of spending a final year with her mother through the tears, pain, joy, and challenge. They had both prepared for this final journey which her daughter is making from Australia, through England, and onward to a final wind swept joyful ancient place in Ireland.

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7 essentials needed for a show to score on the Hitometer

In Features, London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Plays, Regional theatre by Terri PaddockLeave a Comment

Most review publications rate shows on a five-star basis. But even full fives across the board from every theatre critic in the country won’t guarantee a hit. So what does? Over his 30-odd years working in theatre – creating, building, running and marketing venues, shows and festivals – my friend Chris Grady has come up […]