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Dear Colin Baker…

  Posted by Amdram, 23 July 2014 · 40 views

Dear Colin Baker, My first memory of live theatre was aged 13, seeing you as Captain Hook in Peter Pan at the Princess Theatre, Torquay. I only wanted to go because you were in it and you had been in Doctor Who. It was wonderful, and you weren’t the Doctor at all. I thought you […]



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Annie – NEWTS

  Posted by Amdram, 10 May 2014 · 175 views

If ever there was a show I thought I wouldn’t enjoy, it was the thought of going to see ‘Annie’. I can count on one hand the things I knew about ‘Annie’ before seeing it. Firstly, there’s a little girl with ginger curls. Secondly, she’s an orphan. Thirdly, there’s a song in it about tomorrow […]



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When We Are Married – The Teignmouth Players

  Posted by Amdram, 04 May 2014 · 178 views

The Teignmouth Players have been celebrating fifty years in theatre with a week performing J. B. Priestley’s popular comedy, ‘We We Are Married’. Between Monday 28 April and Saturday 4 May 2014, the Carlton Theatre has seen the fifth staging of this script from the Players, directed by Jenny Brittan. The story that involves three […]
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She Stoops To Conquer – TOADS Theatre Company

  Posted by Amdram, 21 April 2014 · 262 views

Maggie Campbell directs the latest production at the Little Theatre, Torquay, that of Oliver Goldsmith’s ‘She Stoops to Conquer’. The performance, which ran from 12 to 19 April 2014 opened before a black curtain, with masked players entering to allow the audience a taste of the beautiful costumes and wigs that had been sourced for […]


Doctor Who – The Aztecs

  Posted by Amdram, 02 June 2013 · 373 views

As the nation wakes up to news that the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, will be leaving Doctor Who at Christmas, the Jolly Lion reaches the sixth outing of the first season of the series, The Aztecs. time and space The … Continue reading →

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Doctor Who – The Keys of Marinus

  Posted by Amdram, 27 May 2013 · 345 views

Back to DVD for the fifth adventure of the first season of Doctor Who, with a six part journey that appears to have caused the production team no end of challenges. As the TARDIS crew lands on Marinus, they are … Continue reading →

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Doctor Who – Marco Polo

  Posted by Amdram, 19 May 2013 · 272 views

It’s a good job that the Jolly Lion has been dabbling in the audio dramas like Quinnis and Hunters of Earth alongside the televised adventures. The fourth adventure of Hartnell’s first season is missing from the BBC archives, which leaves … Continue reading →

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Annie Get Your Gun – The Night of Commitment

  Posted by Amdram, 26 April 2013 · 175 views

How committed are you? Sure, anyone can commit to a play. You know, the rehearsing, the learning lines, the run of the show. That’s all part of it, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I knew last night that … Continue reading →

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Annie Get Your Gun – The Night I Was Asked Out To Play

  Posted by Amdram, 25 April 2013 · 161 views

Ah, text messages. I hate them. You know that person that gets a message and you know they’ve read it. It wouldn’t kill them to acknowledge it. A simple reply, just to show they’ve had it. But then they don’t … Continue reading →

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M is for Matinee

  Posted by Amdram, 15 April 2013 · 166 views

You’re either a matinee person or you’re not. This is true of both audiences and performers. As a member of the audience I love a matinee if I’m standing or outdoors. Or standing outdoors. There’s something wonderfully odd about stepping … Continue reading →

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