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Little Wolf: panto at its best that takes all year
February 3, 2018 – 5:28 pm | No Comment
Little Wolf: panto at its best that takes all year

The first time I came across Morgan Brind he was wearing an outfit consisting of a large Martini glass with a straw coming out of one side and a huge strawberry on his head. “Every …

Adam Penford: taking over at Nottingham Playhouse
December 27, 2017 – 4:26 pm | No Comment
Adam Penford: taking over at Nottingham Playhouse

When Adam Penford was about six years old, he went to a panto at Nottingham Playhouse but was too scared when invited to go on stage with other children to join in the entertainment.
Despite returning …

Thomas Spencer: an amazing and inspiring story
December 19, 2017 – 8:59 pm | No Comment
Thomas Spencer: an amazing and inspiring story

It’s one of the most amazing and inspiring stories you’re likely to hear: a singer from South Derbyshire believed so much in his talent that he travelled more than 5,000 miles to Los Angeles for …

Kev Fegan: four plays on the stage in one month
December 18, 2017 – 10:32 am | No Comment
Kev Fegan: four plays on the stage in one month

He’s written more than 50 plays including one about Barack Obama’s brother and he was responsible for getting Deirdre Barlow out of jail in Coronation Street. Now Derbyshire playwright and poet Kev Fegan has a …

Patricia Greene: world’s longest-serving soap star
December 15, 2017 – 3:41 pm | No Comment
Patricia Greene: world’s longest-serving soap star

There’s no trace of a Derbyshire accent and Patricia Greene is without doubt a received pronunciation speaker. An essential quality for someone who wanted to become a classical actress – but Patricia, or Paddy as …