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Ginette McDonald and the thrill of theatre

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In this week’s post, Kings of the Gym cast member Ginette McDonald talks about the siren call of theatre. Q: What made you decide that ‘life upon the wicked stage’ was for you? A: The theatre has a siren call for some of us. Every year of my childhood we...

Minksie and Ron explore the Gap

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It’s surreal, it’s a little bit absurd. It’s blasphemous and heretical at times. Ron and Minksie playfully argue how the stuff of stuff-ness works. Sometimes they watch the window. There are people in the window; a prostitute, a jar collector, a child, an athlete. There’s a man...

Encore Restaurant: Summer Goodness

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Summer is here at last and we are making good use of it on our summer menu.  Stone fruits are a feature with our slow cooked chicken, apricot and basil with flambéed apricots and pea pilaf. Roasted plum make for a sweet and tart accompaniment for the goats cheese and eggplant...

The Road to “Kings of the Gym”

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Playwright Dave Armstrong talks about the origins of his new play, set in a school gymnasium, Kings of the Gym. The initial idea for Kings of the Gym probably occurred in the mid-1970s in the gymnasium of my local secondary school. I remember back then that most gymnasiums in...