Posted in Musings

Favourite things in February

A night at Melville Castle

1970s cultural references in Abigail’s Party

Hugh Jackman opening the Brits

Seasalt & freesia scent

Cherry red shoes

Oti dancing with her girls in the final of The Greatest Dancer

Tudor fashion

J Lo back on the big screen

An anniversary flypast for Tony in Sheffield

White camellia

Cleaning Up, Moving On and Baptiste on TV

Posted in Musings

Favourite things in January

People make Glasgow slogan seen from George Square

A musical set in Glasgow

Shay & Blue black tulip perfume

“You look like a badger”

Father Brown and The Blake Mysteries on daytime telly

Murano glass earrings

Banging tunes in Rock of Ages

A snuggly chenille sweater

Stan and Ollie

Listening to Clean Bandit and Olly Murs

A free steak dinner


Posted in Music, Theatre

That’s entertainment: 2018

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

Here’s my round-up of live shows seen in Glasgow and beyond during 2018.


  • 1 February – Cilla: The Musical (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 14 February – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 12 April – Art (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)
  • 4 May – Fat Friends (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 20 June – Sunshine on Leith (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 28 June – The Band (UK tour; King’s Theatre, Glasgow)
  • 21 August – Funny Money (Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh)
  • 26 November – 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London)
  • 13 December – The Bodyguard (UK tour; Theatre Royal, Glasgow)


  • 9–11 March – C2C Festival (SSE Hydro, Glasgow)


  • 4 March – From Broadway to Hollywood, with Anton Du Beke, Erin Boag and Lance Ellington (Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow)
  • 14 June – Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella (King’s Theatre, Glasgow)