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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean

Sewell Barn Theatre, Norwich Review published in the Eastern Daily Press 20th February 2010 Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean A reunion of once like-minded people is going to be fraught with truths, twists, self-delusions and secrets from closets. The Disciples of Jimmy Dean come back to the run down Five and Dime store twenty years after his death, and find not only is the past a different world, but the future will never be the same. It’s the latest adventurous production at the Sewell Barn, where Clare Howard is directing a clever piece of stage writing full of bitter-sweet humour and revelation, hanging on whether a young fan slept with Jimmy Dean, or was it the boy who loved her and she never accepted it, nor that the resulting child is … Read entire article »

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Traffic Report 2 – Insurance Scams

We all have to carry car insurance. We know that. Most people obey the law. However, it has become a permit to print money for the insurance business. All this searching websites, making comparisons, getting the best deals. You go with something that looks good, and find you are actually insured by a company you either haven’t heard of or don’t want to be insured with anyway. You pay your fine and take your points, made ever more inevitable by the cancerous growth of speed cameras across our once fair land. You understand that they sit on your licence like a deadweight for 3 years. You have to declare them, you are aware of them. But after 3 years, your licence is cleaned. BUT NOT FOR INSURANCE COMPANIES. No, they want to know … Read entire article »

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Paul Carrack

Theatre Royal, Norwich Review published in the Eastern Daily Press, 15 February 2010 Paul Carrack How Long Has This Been Going On? So sang one of those greats of the last 40 years, a performer in the same league as Van Morrison, Phil Collins and Jools Holland, as a packed house rocked along. From rock-jazz fusion in the early 70s, to hit groups Ace and Roxy Music, through Squeeze in the 80s and with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, to Mike Rutherford in Mike and the Mechanics, Carrack progressed to a solo career where his total eclectic background was given full rein. Wearing trademark dark glasses and backed by a 6-piece band and female singer who were impeccable, Carrack showed his versatility in singing and playing guitars and keyboards in numbers ranging from Loving You Tonight, … Read entire article »

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