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April 3, 2019



With wonderful performances by John Kani & Antony Sher –

this play lingers in the mind, long after the standing ovation is over.


You’d be crazy to miss it,

and even crazier not to visit the loo first,

as there is no interval.


Harriet Blackbury


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October 4, 2018



Yet another play unsuitable

for Doc Martin’s eyes,

but for content and performance

Tamburlaine takes the prize.


Harriet Blackbury



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September 26, 2018



Backpass 61 will be available from October 2018 (£4.70),

on the shelf or to order from all good newsagents,

and can also be bought on line at


( A perfect Christmas present for Dad or Grandad)

and features:

Alan Hudson on Chelsea’s 1970 FA Cup winners.

Liverpool from 1945 – 1970.

Paul Heaton’s (of The Housemartins and Beautiful South)

Sheffield United Dream Team.

Top ten bosses of the 1960s and  1970s.

plus  Interviews with 

Archie Gemmill, Dennis Mortimer, Steve Melledew, and Dick Edwards.

and also

Programme Plus, Classic Kits, Bookshelf, Obituaries,

and much more.  

Also in Issue 61 – the poem – ‘Football Club Nicknames’

written by Harriet Blackbury



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August 18, 2018



Joyously Uplifting –  

the best thing ever to have come out of a Wheelie Bin !



Harriet Blackbury




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August 4, 2018


and blood was shed

and hearts were broken –

no meaning left

in love’s gold token.


one making plans

for future dreams,

the other lost

in a head of screams.


and blood was shed

with few words spoken

too late the senses

were awoken –


one making plans

and forward thinking,

the other lost

in an eyelid’s blinking.


Review —The Duchess Of Malfi – RSC



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June 22, 2017



The Book

Poems of Love Life & Loss

by Harriet Blackbury

can be found

in the ‘Adult Section’


The Poetry Library


The Southbank Centre




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April 28, 2017



Pure excellence

of the highest order,


by loud applause


from the

privileged few

lucky to be seated

for this worthy cause.


Pure excellence;

another night to remember,

as eyes meet in credulity

row after row.


Each person moved

by such perfection,

from one who can

put on a Show.


Pure excellence

from this formidable teacher,

with a voice to die for –

like a summer breeze.


Satisfaction guaranteed

or your money back,

from one who knows

how an audience to please.


Review  –   The Rudolf Kempe Society

Songs of Apollo

Word and Music – Stratford upon Avon

2018 season.



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