Ragtime and the Inglourious Basterds

The following quote is very topical in the world of showbiz… (Somehow though we think it should be taken with a Tarantino-sized pinch of salt – most of the kids in the show won’t be able to watch this movie for a good few years!)


Article/interview from Observer Magazine (Sunday 9th August) about Tarantino’s new movie, Inglourious Basterds….

This plotline is the Dirty Dozen remade as torture flick with a nod, I kid you not, to those old-fashioned, stiff upper-lip British war films of the 60s. “I sat down to write a bunch-of-guys-on-a-mission movie,” says Tarantino, “and that happens, but it’s closer to, say, the film of EL Doctorow’s Ragtime than it is to The Devil’s Brigade.”




Well – we’ll have to see about that…..someday.

Tech rehearsal night. Two days to go…

And so, this is the night to salute the behind the scenes heroes;

Front of house,





Stage management,

Set design,

Make up,


Programme design,

Irene (You had to say that.  Ed.)

The list is long.

But then you walk into the theatre with the kids and you see this and you think…

“We are blessed.

We are truly blessed.”

Mark Elvin.  You are a GOD.

The rest of you?  You are, well, gods too. (But don’t cross Irene.)

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