Dracula – the play

Today we attended Bram Stoker's Dracula performed by the Studio Theatre Club, an amateur dramatics club based in Oxfordshire. This play is an adaptation by Stephen Briggs, and I believe this week is the show's first run. (Unfortunately the final performance is on as I write this review, so no chance of last-minute seats). As … Continue reading Dracula – the play

Hack and stories

Those of you who know me will be aware I tend to get distracted by trivial issues (meticulous and details-orientated, that's me). True to form, I have an ongoing irritation about buying black binbags: they're not the right size, or they tear, or they're awkward to tie... Of course, the obvious solution is to try … Continue reading Hack and stories

Very short stories #13

This month's writing has been predominantly work-related: putting together a book proposal, plus drafting, submitting and revising a selection of academic manuscripts (and learning how to use colons properly). Fiction-wise, I'm working on a new steampunk project which is heavier on the gadgetry than the A Quiet Rebellion stories, but without the paranormal powers. There's … Continue reading Very short stories #13

Another Don Giovanni review

Those of you who follow this blog will know that I somewhat enjoy Mozart's Don Giovanni. I've been to several live performances, mainly within the UK. Last night, we watched another live performance. But rather than battling through crowds at the Royal Opera House (and it looked like a packed hall), we went to a … Continue reading Another Don Giovanni review