Monday, February 13, 2006

The Great 2006 List

The Great 2006 List

There are many ways to cover the events of a year and I can think of few that are as satisfying as a list. So consider this the list of my 2006 which I'll update throughout the year.

Links are to relevant entries in DA.

Plays Seen:

Alice in Wonderland [WYP]
The Magic Paintbrush [WYP]
Dead Funny [WYP]
Yellowman [WYP]
East is East [WYP]
Hedda Gabler [WYP]
Nights at the Circus [WYP]
Three Sisters [WYP]
Scuffer [WYP]
Movin' Out [Apollo Victoria Theatre, London]
Edward IV [WYP]
Richard III [WYP]
Soundplay [WYP]
Henry VI [WYP]
Ignatius Trail [WYP]
Blood Brothers [Empire Theatre, Liverpool]
West Side Story [WYP],
Foxes [WYP],
Stories in Red [WYP],
Janus [WYP],
Bus [WYP],
Whistle Down The Wind [The Palace Theatre, London]
Titus Andronicus [The Globe, London]
Bad Girls The Musical [WYP]
Fairy Tales From The Streets [WYP]
York Mystery Plays [Various, Central York]
Spoof Mystery Play [York]
A Midsummer Night's Dream [Kirkstall Abbey, BSC]
Romeo and Juliet [Kirkstall Abbey, BSC]
Pride and Prejudice [Harewood House, Illyria]
Ladies Day [WYP]
To Kill A Mockingbird [WYP]
The Man With Two Gaffers [York Theatre Royal, Northern Broadsides]
The Overwhelming [WYP]
How Many Miles to Basra? [WYP]
Cymbeline [WYP]
The Caretaker [The Crucible, Sheffield]
The Duchess of Malfi [WYP]
Trouble [WYP]
The Wolves in the Walls [WYP]
Thatcher - The Musical [WYP]
The Wizard of Oz [WYP]
Tangle [WYP]
The Merry Wives of Windsor [RSC, Stratford]
Flat Stanley [WYP]



Places Visited:

Dublin
York
Newcastle

London
The Middle of Nowhere
London
Fountains Abbey
Sheffield
Scarborough
Liverpool
Middlesbrough
Whitby
Dundee
Middlesbrough
London
Paris
Masham
Middlesbrough
York
Birmingham
Coventry
Dalby Forest
York
Settle
Skipton
Hornsea
York
Lincoln
Belton Hall
York
Birmingham
Newcastle
Sheffield
Birmingham
Birmingham
York
Stratford
York

Books Read:

How To Write A Selling Screenplay, Christopher Keane
A Long Way Down, Nick Hornby
The Autograph Man, Zadie Smith
Virginia Woolf Icon, Brenda Silva
Never Let Me Go, Kazuo Ishiguro
Byron Life and Legend, Fiona McCarthy
The Beautiful and Damned, F Scott Fitzgerald
On Beauty, Zadie Smith
Stories We Could Tell, Tony Parsons.
Titus Andronicus, William Shakespeare.
Watching the English, Kate Fox
Girl With A One Track Mind, Abby Lee.
As You Like It, William Shakespeare.
The Time Traveler's Wife, Audrey Niffenegger.
1599: A Year In The Life of William Shakespeare, James Shapiro
The Understudy, David Nicholls.
The Gospel According To Chris Moyles, Chris Moyles.
New Selected Poems 1957-1994, Ted Hughes.
Birthday Letters, Ted Hughes.
Saturday, Ian McEwan.
The Sea, John Banville.
Eating Fire, Margaret Atwood.
Untold Stories, Alan Bennett.
Shakespearean Afterlives, John O'Connor.


Writing:

The Four Right Chords [second draft] [third draft]
Corinne's New Play
'The Ballad of Alan Smith'
'REM's Back Catalogue'
'Bus Stop'

Gigs Attended:

Riccardi - The Bedford, 20/02/06
Griffin - Blakey Ridge, 23/03/06
Riccardi - The Mixing Tin, 6/04/06
The Other Corinne - The Lead Mill, 9/04/06
Kaiser Chiefs, Birmingham NIA, 26/4/06
Griffin, The Crypt, Middlesbrough, 30/4/06
Fuse Festival, Leeds, 11/5/06
One Big Weekend, Dundee, 13/5/06 - 14/5/06
Griffin, Black Sheep Music Festival, Masham, 18/6/06
Ocean Colour Scene, Middlesbrough Music Live, 18/6/06
[The Mighty] Snow Patrol, Millennium Square, Leeds, 15/7/06
Posh Young Farmer Boy, The Colloseum, Coventry, 23/7/06
Griffin, Purple Mountain Acoustic Night, Dalby Forest 18/8/06
PYFB, Leeds Met, 4/10/06
PYFB, The Sanctuary, Birmingham, 7/10/06
Orson, Newcastle Academy, 12/10/06
Embrace, Birmingham Academy, 18/10/06
Lily Allen, Birmingham Academy, 4/11/06
PYFB, Leeds University, 8/12/06
Griffin, The Independent, York, 17/12/06

Famous, Semi-Famous, Niche Famous and Infamous People Non Stalked/ Spotted:

Kanye West
Jo Whiley
5/9ths of the Radio One Breakfast Show
Twyla Tharp leaving the Apollo Victoria Theatre
Every man, woman and dog working at Radio One in Dundee.
Frances Barber being animated and eating near the Globe.
Jimmy from Emmerdale seemingly in a hurry.
Paddy from Emmerdale being sweet and dropping his change over my feet.
Stan from Dinnerladies wanting to know where the nearest HSBC was.
David Hockney watching his friend Wayne Sleep in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Imogen Stubbs bemoaning the fact that 'no one goes to the theatre anymore'
Timothy West and Prunella Scales eating in a bar opposite The Crucible.
Sam West talking animatedly to someone in the audience at The Caretaker.
Nigel Harman laughing and looking decidedly merry in The Long Bar at the Crucible.
Imogen Stubbs buying microwave meals in M&S.

1 comment:

Nik said...

Dude, we were never stalkers, hence the non-stalker plan that got changed to the as yet untitled plan.