random and infrequent thoughts


Anybody for a boogie?

Trailer 1 for Dancing at the Disco at the End of the World, by John McCann.


Running the Belfast 1/2 Marathon in aid of Replay Theatre Company

The date: Sunday 17th September 2017
The time: 9am (at least that's when I'll start, hopefully I'll finish not too much after 11.30am)

So this'll be my 4th 1/2 Marathon and, no, it doesn't get any easier! Here's some things you probably already know about me:

1. I can't run, I'm really slow and like to challenge (torture) myself annually to help me keep in the already rotund shape I'm in.
2. I don't even like running - not really...
3. I WILL winge

But if ever there was a motivation for me to get up off my backside and train it's this company

About Replay:
Based in Northern Ireland, Replay Theatre Company makes innovative, quality work for everyone under the age of 19: from the tiniest babies to the oldest teenagers, for children and young people with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, for school groups, for families, for festivals.

UP! Programme - Replay Theatre Company from Replay Theatre Company on Vimeo.

Our Vision
A world where creativity is the beating heart of every stage of childhood and youth.

Our Mission
To ignite imaginations through leading-edge theatre adventures created especially for our audiences.

Our audience is at the heart of everything we do and we shape each show through creative consultation with its intended audience, and those who live and work with them.

And from what our audience tells us, the end result is shows which really work. We tour locally, nationally and internationally – taking shows to venues from Belfast to Broadway and lots of places in between. In 2015, Replay’s work toured to three continents – and to every single Sure Start in Belfast.

In 2015, Replay also created the world’s first BabyDay!


Opening the 2017 Account

Passengers (2016)
Passengers poster Rating: 7.0/10 (14,801 votes)
Director: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Jon Spaihts
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne
Runtime: 116 min
Rated: PG-13
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Released: 21 Dec 2016
Plot: A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.

Replay go deep INTO THE BLUE


Happy 30th Across The Lines

I had tickets to this marvelous event, and I couldn't make it - so gutted. Happy 30th to the home of Northern Irish music!!!