What I’ve Gone And Read – Best of 2018

Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh, agus Ngā Mihi o te Tau Hou! Happy New Year and apologies for the almost two monthly blog silence! (Which occurred, incidentally, just as I convinced a whole rake of new people to subscribe. Forward planning) This was on account of a very intense period of rehearsal and development for Te Rōhi …

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The Polyglot Project 2 / An Tionscadal Ilbhéarlach 2 – The Book That Every Home Needs / An Leabhar Ag Teastáil Uainn Uile / Mā Mātou Tēnei Pukapuka

Why does English have to be the mediator? Learning Te Reo Māori (which I can't be claiming to do of late, given I've spent the summer cramming French and polishing my Gramadach) was initially a process of transcribing words into my little book in Reo Māori and Reo Pākeha, like so... You may notice I am …

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Múineadh Ghaeilge, agus Rudaí Fánacha Fadálacha Eile

(I’m staying in the Gaeltacht for a bit, so I’m going to be blogging in Irish. I'm too lazy and contemptuous to post a translation, so maybe see you next week if you're an 'Aonteangach Éireannach'. If you're a Gaeilgeoir, on the other hand, and you have ANY CORRECTIONS ON MY IRISH, publicly shame me in the …

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My Friends Are Cooler Than Your Friends – (Why Ya’ll Gagging So? Molly Brings It Every Ball!)

I went to see Serious Money last night at The Lir, with the cool kids from Malaprop Theatre, who sometimes let me eat lunch with them.  It was sexy and great and full of good jokes, fake cocaine and hard, hard rhyming. Director Oonagh Murphy did an amazing job with a tough play about the insider-trading, …

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What I Just Saw – Cleite, Black Beauty, Nosferatu at Baboró

The third and final installment of my whirlwind of children's theatre blogging is upon us!  And what a way to end the festival.  Unfortunately for Laika (who will absolutely never read this blog, so won't care) I'm taking my Festival Award For Best In Baboró off Narrow, and giving it to the French sensation that is Bob …

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What I Just Saw – Narrow (Nipt), Is This A Dagger? at Baboró

Day two of Baboró was a little less busy than day one, on account of a double booking, a talk, and a meeting with the amazing Zita Monahan and Ionia Ní Chróinín, who'll be working with me on Te Rōhi. Still, I managed to squeeze in two children's shows, one in particular that totally stole …

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What I Just Saw – Sky, Tetris and How To Catch A Star at Baboró

Day One at Baboró has passed, which means I'm right up in the personal space of My Happy Place, gorging myself at the buffet of theatre. Also, gorging myself at the breakfast buffet at Menlo Park Hotel,which is truly excellent. Aside from the general splendour of the programme, one of the reasons why Baboró International …

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