Category Archives: Music and Theatre

I have an amateur interest in theatre lighting which leads me into providing the techie backup for local village shows

Rumours that Geri & Posh have ‘artistic differences’


At the 2011 kilpeck Panto, the Spice Girls made a surprise appearance performing their hit ‘Stop Right Now’  However, as the number came to a close Geri and Posh had words and rumours have started that all is not well and this may well be the final performance.

The Spice Girls perform at the Kilpeck Panto


The Spice Girls perform a surprise gig at the 2011 Kilpeck Panto.

My Desert Island Discs

Where do you start?

Rather than compile a list of 8 songs to take on my desert island that are my favourites – an impossible task – I have compiled my discs based on memories they invoke of specific times in my life so far. In my view, that’s how it should be.

My list:

1. Breakfast in America, Supertramp.


Supertramp – Breakfast in America

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Ready for the show. Exmouth Pavilion for a Roy Orbison & Friends tribute show.


Alli Morgan, the inhouse Pavilion lighting chief, was the lighting designer and board op for the show, and what a great job she did too. I’m hoping to learn lots from Alli.


Details on the Roy Orbison Tribute can be found at

Their show included appearances from Billy Fury and The Beatles tributes as well.

WILT perform the award winning Memories of Water

One of my hobbies is stage lighting and I was asked by Woobury Interesting Little Theatre (WILT) to light their performance of the award winning “Memories of Water” by Shelagh Stephenson performed at Woodbury Village Hall in East Devon.

The light plot required two light two main scenarios. A normal bedroom scene, ….

Memories of Water - Bedroom scene

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Take That

Progress Tour 2011

Last Tuesday, I was one of just over 64,000 people who filled out the superb Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, to watch Take That on their Progress Tour.

Take That Progress Tour 2011


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The show will go on but not without the help of a lot of people behind the scenes.

This year was the 26th year of our annual village show. I’m not talking fruit and veg here – although maybe a few lemons – but a variety show taking place at the end of November where village residents get up on stage and sing a song, do a sketch or come up with other ideas to keep the audience entertained, amused and returning year after year, raising money for charity in the process.

Tickets go on sale for the 3 performances at 9am on the first Saturday of November and, like Take That, Saturday night is usually sold out by 9:15 with Friday being sold out shortly after. No reports of Ticketmaster web servers crashing although Cyril’s cuppa gets cold sometimes.


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