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Infernal nonsense

I rather fear that if you did not recognise the allusion in the title, the rest of this post may not be for you.  As a result, I shall not be explaining it – though I believe a range of internet search engines are available. 931 more words

The Mikado at the English National Opera in London

  • Running time: 2hr 40mins
  • Language: Sung in English, with lyrics projected above the stage
  • Signed Performance: 3 February 2016


The Mikado cast and creative team… 390 more words


Undermajordomo Minor - folktale nouveau

When you read a great book, you talk about it to every poor sod willing to listen. That’s a fact. So, duly, after having read Patrick DeWitt’s gold rush cowboy adventure… 738 more words

Tit Willow

Last night we attended a vibrant performance of The Mikado at the Torbay Theatre on Auckland’s North Shore. The Mikado is among the most popular of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas, and I’d certainly seen it a couple of times before, though that was a long time ago and I couldn’t recall details of the plot. 201 more words

Early Childhood Memories

Beheaded for flirting? LOL!

One of the things foreigners living in England always struggle with is identifying the social trip wires.

How do you hold your fork?

Is it a napkin or a serviette? 1,264 more words

Art, Jaunts & Going Out

A Voidable Marriage in History: Marrying the Sister of One's Late Wife or the Brother of One's Late Husband

A plot we readers often encounter in historical romance set in the Regency Period is when the hero takes up with his late wife’s sister. But was it possible? 1,474 more words

British History