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Clare’s Happy Monday

6:00 am 7:00 am


Author: Paul Giffney

Charming an audience with smiles and soap Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, and now the Masque theatre have all entertained me with nonsense. Not an easy thing to do, especially in current climes. There’s a pandemic and, even with one of their own being affected by having to distance tonight, the show went superbly on. We […]

“Whose thoughts am I thinking?” Review by Paul Giffney, 24th November 2021 Question: How does someone with mental health issues write about the best play they’ve seen about mental health ever without talking about themselves? How does someone explore a play that rips apart the ideas of identity and explores race without feeling personally scrutinised, […]

What a treat on a Friday night. A full audience, sitting in a ‘round’, awaiting men to come on stage dressed up as women. But this wasn’t a drag night or in a venue aimed at entertainment of ‘that sort’ (tuts under breath and glares). No. We were in The Church of The Holy Sepulchre, […]

Fantastic music. Check. Fantastic dancing. Check. Fantastic costuming. Check. But… And this is where I feel harsh in commenting on the fact, that for both myself and my other half, it didn’t ‘gel’. Now, how to explain without criticising any of the excellence that is apparent in this show… It lacked ‘depth’. A lack of […]

Monday [3rd August] saw loads of Northampton residents, and those from further afield, flock to the fantastic show Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, currently playing at The Royal and Derngate until 7th August. One of those residents was NLive Radio’s own Paul Giffney who, loving a show or three, dragged his less-than-willing husband to the […]