Posted in Musings

Favourite things in February

Daffodil

Bunches of daffodils for a pound

Magic tricks

Ed Sheeran singing about Suffolk

Paris for One by Jojo Moyes

Spiced apple and pear chutney with cheddar cheese

Foxes on greetings cards

Marilyn Monroe up on the big screen

A new leather handbag

Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna perfume

Posted in Music, Theatre

That’s entertainment: 2016

Not much can compare with the buzz that flows through an audience as the lights go down in a theatre or music venue.

Here’s my round-up of live shows seen in Glasgow and beyond during 2016.

Theatre

  • 25 February – Private Lives (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)
  • 10 March – Nine to Five (amateur production; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 12 May – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 25 May – Breakfast at Tiffany’s (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)
  • 27 July: Jackie the Musical (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 16 August: Cash on Delivery (Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh)
  • 13 October – Sunny Afternoon (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 28 November – Kinky Boots (Adelphi Theatre, London)
  • 15 December – The Commitments (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)

Music

  • 16 June – Nashville in Concert, with Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio and Chris Carmack (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow)
  • 7 December – The Shires, with Canaan Smith (O2 ABC, Glasgow)
  • 9 December – Fatboy Slim (Hydro, Glasgow)

Dance

  • 6 March – Just Gotta Dance, with Anton Du Beke, Erin Boag and Lance Ellington (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow)
  • 27 October – Keep Dancing, with Robin Windsor, Anya Garnis and Louis Smith (Theatre Royal, Glasgow)

Comedy

  • 20 October – Gary: Tank Commander – Mission Quite Possible, with Greg McHugh (Hydro, Glasgow)
  • 22 November – Nina Conti: In Your Face (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)

Other

  • 25 November – An Afternoon with Sir Roger Moore (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
Posted in Film

My year in film: 2016

Every film that we paid good money to see on the big screen in 2016.

  • 4 January – The Revenant
  • 10 January – The Danish Girl
  • 14 January – Brooklyn
  • 18 January – The Big Short
  • 24 January – Daddy’s Home
  • 31 January – Spotlight
  • 14 February – Dad’s Army
  • 13 March – Deadpool
  • 20 March – London Has Fallen
  • 29 March – Midnight Special
  • 3 April – Eddie the Eagle
  • 17 April – Eye in the Sky
  • 24 April – Bastille Day
  • 3 May – Everybody Wants Some!!
  • 19 June – Me Before You
  • 2 July – Central Intelligence
  • 12 July – Now You See Me 2
  • 24 July – Star Trek Beyond
  • 26 July – The BFG
  • 21 August – Swallows and Amazons
  • 2 October – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • 16 October – Inferno
  • 18 October – I, Daniel Blake
  • 23 October – The Girl on the Train
  • 30 October – Trolls
  • 6 November – Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
  • 13 November – The Accountant
  • 14 November – A Street Cat Named Bob
  • 24 November – Bridget Jones’s Baby
  • 4 December – Sully: Miracle on the Hudson
  • 27 December – Rogue One