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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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Culture, Hotels, London, Music, Music, North, Travel

In Bed With Ibis

As a twentysomething trying to scrape a meagre living in the Big Smoke, luxury hotels are always waaaay out of my budget for a night away. However, cheaper hotels don’t necessarily mean rubbish hotels, as I discovered a couple of weeks ago. On a drizzly Monday evening, He and I were invited by Accor Hotels for a night at the London Euston St Pancras Ibis. I’ve actually never stayed with this chain before but the promise of a saucy staycation with my beau in crisp hotel sheets  ...

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Culture, Events, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

Lumos Gala at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Bet there’s an awful lot of you reading this post who are HUGE Harry Potter fans. You could quote the books, discuss which Hogwarts house you’d be in and what your wand would be made out of for hours. J.K Rowling is your Kween and you constantly screenshot her tweets to whatsapp to your pals with a crown emoji. But how many of you Potterheads know much about the charity she founded, Lumos? I didn’t know jack about it until I was approached and asked if I’d consider  ...

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Acting, Culture, Edinburgh Fringe

Thoughts on EdFringe 2016.

It’s done. Edinburgh Fringe 2016. The dust has settled, the glitter is finally out of my pores and I’ve been firmly ensconced in the bosom of my family home for a good week now. I have so much to say about the whole experience that I wanted to just hang on before writing it up to really let my thoughts sort themselves out. AND I’M READY. So here’s the skinny on what I learnt. 1. It’s an Emotional Rollercoaster I’ve never done anything that has made me  ...

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