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A Talk at The Temple of Spiritualism, Southsea 5th Aug 2016

A lovely email from Sue Hayes at the Southsea Temple of Spiritualism, where I gave a talk about Conan Doyle’s faith on 5th August 2016:   Dear Matt Thank you so much for your talk, knowledge and enthusiasm that you … Continue reading

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After You’ve Gone – What Next After The Three Belles and Sing Sing Sing?

A forlorn sight meets the eyes of the Pompeyite out for a walk on Southsea Common a few days after the circus leaves town. A circle of yellowed grass and a few handfuls of sawdust are all that tell of … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s Response To Hearing There Are Only 50 Tickets Left for Sing Sing Sing

I told Dorothy there were only 50 tickets left for Sing Sing Sing at The New Theatre Royal on February 2nd.  This was her response… WHAT DOES THIS STRANGE GURNING MEAN? EXPERTS ARE DIVIDED.  TO FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF, GRAB … Continue reading

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A Farmhouse Somewhere In Northern France… (French Resistance)

The scene: somewhere in Northern France British troops have pushed the Germans back towards Berlin and secured the perimeter. As the dust settles and a semblance of normality returns to the countryside a woman in the French Resistance comes out … Continue reading

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The Three Belles – Next Round of Rehearsals

Well, another fascinating day at “the office” with a full run-through of Sing Sing Sing. Will Keel-Stocker added an extra layer to the proceedings, with his easy smile and questioning brain. There were some really interesting moments as The Belles … Continue reading

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The Three Belles – Sing Sing Sing Script Sign-off!

So, with two weeks to work it up, The Three Belles and I signed off the new incarnation of “Sing Sing Sing” on Sunday! This came during a weekend which included a fantastic Saturday night at The King Street Tavern, … Continue reading

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The Three Belles Rehearsals – A Few Thoughts

I had a fascinating day yesterday. If you don’t know, I’ve been working with The Three Belles, a vintage singing trio, to develop storylines for Sing Sing Sing! a stage show to be performed at The New Theatre Royal in … Continue reading

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“In The Mood” – The Experience

Well, the show “In The Mood” that was held on Friday 18th May has been and gone.  And the truth is, it was fantastic! I look back on the achievement of The Three Belles and I think that what they … Continue reading

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In The Mood – two more sleeps to go…

The last few months have been rather humbling for me. At the rehearsals for The Three Belles “In The Mood” I have been surrounded by people with so much amazing talent that, to be honest, I’ve been quite gobsmacked. The … Continue reading

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Chocs Away – Getting In The Mood With A Tash

As part of my character that I’m playing in The Three Belles gig at the Guildhall on 18th May this year, I decided to go the whole hog and grow a handlebar moustache. Here it is. Hope you like it! … Continue reading

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