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Magical Comedy delivered Just like that

Given the ubiquity of tribute bands that make an honest living pretending to be someone else, it’s perhaps surprising that the idea doesn't branch out into other forms of entertainment.  Admittedly, I've seen the likes… read more
Posted in Comedy, Theatre

And Then Come The Nightjars

The fictional world of the Detectorists, the fishing exploits of Whitehouse and Mortimer and Benjamin Myer's Perfect Golden Circle all deal with the stoic, idiosyncratic, emotionally repressed bond between two heterosexual men, but its a… read more
Posted in Film

Methought I was enamoured of an ass

It's not every night that I find myself dancing with a mischievous sprite, at least not one with whom I had just had a rubber chicken dual. Perhaps it was all just a dream, albeit… read more
Posted in Comedy, Theatre

Past Lives wonders what might have been

Celine Song's astonishingly assured directorial debut seems all the more poignant when you learn it is loosely autobiographical. Much like Greta Lee’s Nora, she lives in New York, having migrated from Korea twenty years previously.… read more
Posted in Film

Delf Delves into the Wilderness

Last year, Eliza Delf gave what was only her second live performance at the Corn Hall, supporting Roddy Woomble of Idlewise. Eight months later, she has returned, accompanied by her Wilderness Collective, as headliner. Before… read more
Posted in Music

A Magical Night at the Corn Hall

The last time I can recall magic coming to Diss was Morgan and West, and that was in Garboldisham before the refurbished Corn Hall reopened. There is clearly an appetite for it though, as the… read more
Posted in Theatre

Joseph Fiennes Scores a Winner for Dear England

Sport and Stage make uneasy bed fellows, generally requiring two members of any self-respecting pub quiz team. Attempts to dramatize the former, in particular football, have generally fallen short of their goal. It would be… read more
Posted in Film, Theatre

A celebration of Django Reinhardt

The regular jazz evenings at the Corn Hall, hosted by Chris Ingram, always attract a sizeable audience, and their loyalty is invariably rewarded by excellent musicians playing the music they love. The four-piece London Django… read more
Posted in Music

A whip smart script makes for a cracking film

Can it really be over forty years since the first Indiana Jones film? If so, can it really be Harrison Ford running atop a moving train in the latest one? With the assistance of some… read more
Posted in Film

The Cawston Band raises the roof off the Corn Hall

If you've never heard a brass band play live - and these days that sadly places you with the majority – it might be hard to appreciate why those of us who have simply love… read more
Posted in Music