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Saturday at Hyper Japan Christmas 2017


I don’t know if there is a confirmed connection between developing an interest in geeky things and in Japanese culture if you’re a young British chap, but it’s certainly what happened with me. I think that my first encounter was with the television show Monkey, shown on BBC2 at 6pm in the early 1980s (yes, I am that old), and…

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Comic Book Shops: Bromley


It’s been a while since I’ve documented visits to comic book shops in London (and elsewhere), but I have recently become a resident of south-east London, so it was a pleasant surprise to find not one but two comic book shops in the general area. The two shops provide a contrast in the style and approach towards selling comic books…

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Theatre Review: Usagi Yojimbo


Image ©Richard Davenport I’ve been reading the comic book adventures of Usagi Yojimbo – created, written and drawn by Stan Sakai – for over 20 years of the 30-year existence, so it was a delight to see a live-action play at the Southwark Playhouse. Like the books, the play is for all ages (from 7 years and up) and is the…

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Live Comedy – Bridget Christie: A Bic For Her


Let me say this before I start waffling: this show is funny, smart, silly and thoughtful about a serious issue that never overwhelms the fact that Bridget Christie knows she’s making jokes to make a point. It’s a very entertaining hour about feminism and the way that feminism is portrayed and trying to understand why it’s so difficult for people to…

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Notes On A Show – Open Book Theatre Company: Dracula


Adapted and directed by Kate McGregor Starring Joseph Tregear as Jonathan Harker, Nicky Diss as Mina Harker, Vicky Gaskin as Miss Renfield, April Hughes as Lucy Westenra, David Knight as John Seward, Thomas Judd as Quincey Morris, Andy Mcleod as Abraham Van Helsing, Felix Trench as Arthur Holmwood On 31 October, instead of being bothered by children begging for sweets,…

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Balham Comedy Festival Nights


I recently had the pleasure of two nights of comedy at the Balham Comedy Festival, and two different experiences. Jo Caulfield was performing Better The Devil You Know on Wednesday, Marcus Brigstocke was performing Je M’Accuse – I Am Marcus on Thursday, in one of the hottest weeks of the year, but Brigstocke was in the main room, packed to…

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