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Tony Hancock, The Allo Allo Colonel And Jim Trott

What do they have in common?

I've had a busy month so far. I've played Tony Hancock, the Colonel from Allo Allo and Jim Trott in The Vicar of Dibley. All great roles and I've enjoyed being on-stage again ...

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I Have Plenty Of People I Admire

But they're not heroes ...

I have plenty of people I admire, but they're not heroes. I remember a friend, years ago, hero-worshipped Maggie Thatcher. Every famous person seems to have loonies following them ...

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An Evening With Richard Digance

And he's coming back ...

Last Saturday, we had Richard Digance playing at the Carlton House Club in Olney. Richard goes back a long way, having worked the circuit for many a year and having had TV shows in the past ...

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Spring Is Here So Let's Welcome Back Doris

Time for her MOT ...

So Spring is now upon us and Doris, my lovely old Aston Martin DB2 will be coming out to play again. It's been a long Winter thought she has been tucked up warm and dry ...

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An Update On The Arches Theatre, Clifton Reynes

The weather has delayed things ...

To be honest, there isn't that much of an update on work at The Arches Theatre as we have been hampered by the weather. We are hoping for a break in the snow to allow us to get on ...

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Come Along And See The Vicar of Dibley in April

At The Stantonbury Theatre ...

MK Theatre of Comedy, the company I formed in 2003, is still going strong I'm pleased to say. In April this year, we are putting on The Vicar of Dibley for the last time at Stantonbury ...

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Magic Workshops In 2018

Have magic, will travel ...

Just to remind you all that I run magic workshops from our offices at Olney, or I can come to you, of course. I do travel all around the UK doing them for the Pauline Quirke Academy ...

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Too Many People Want To Be Taken Seriously

The easiest way is not to try ...

Last week my daughter - 12 years old - asked me why some people want to be taken seriously and others don't. A bit philosophical for me really but I answered her as best I could ...

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Vaping: The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything?

Well, it certainly annoys the do-gooders and bores ...

I've been thinking about vaping recently. I stopped smoking some five years ago. I was in a pantomime and was fed up with going to the stage door for a ciggie, plus I wanted to give up ...

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Shrove Tuesday And The Olney Pancake Race

It's all over and done in two minutes ...

So today is Shrove Tuesday, or as it's known in Olney, pancake day. The history of it is well documented so I won't go into it here, but there's an event in Olney you may want to attend ...

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The Vicar Of Dibley, Lots To Do And My Birthday Too!

And multiple roles for Jim Trott ...

Recently a mate asked me if I was thinking of retirement. Mmm ...no, not really. For one, I spent so much on building my current house that I've worked out I can't seriously think of retiring ...

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Richard Digance At The Carlton Club

On 31st March 2018 ...

I've gone back into booking interesting acts for local entertainment. Those of you who remember my promotions from the past will remember me bringing various acts to The Carlton House Club ...

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The Art Of The Impromptu Magic Trick

Quick and easy magic ...

Being able to perform an impromptu magic trick is a fine art. Great for entertaining friends, family and even business associates, they have to be something you can do at the drop of a hat ...

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It's The Big Charity Question

And I don't think it's a good idea ...

When I'm staging a charity show, a question often comes up about whether or not a representative from the charity should come up on stage and say a few words about the work they do ...

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Happy New Year Eddie Redmayne

And thanks for another plug ...

You may be wondering why I'm wishing Eddie Redmayne a happy new year. Well, he was on the Graham Norton show during the last year and performed a magic trick with a colouring book ...

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