Author Archives: richardhatfield

Aid Memoir

By richardhatfield |

A Duckegg Theatre Company and Pleasance Theatre Trust Production. Aid Memoir  by Dr. Glenda Cooper Does charity begin at home? Martine, an aid worker from Kenya is running a refugee camp in the UK, a country. She is desperate to help Chelle, a 17-year-old refugee. Potential salvation appears in the form of Taz, a showbiz […]

Swinging the Lamp

By richardhatfield |

The stories of a life at sea told by a Hull trawler skipper Jim Williams are brought to life on stage. Swinging the Lamp is a tribute “in words and song” written by Beverley actor Gordon Meredith about his friend Jim, who fished the Arctic seas at the height of Hull’s fishing industry and was […]

Phantom Thread

By richardhatfield |

15 | 2h 10min Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Stars:Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville

Darkest Hour

By richardhatfield |

PG | 2h 5min In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. Director: Joe Wright Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas

Tom Baxter

By richardhatfield |

Tom Baxter is an English singer-songwriter. After moving to London at aged 19 to attend Music College, he spent many years on the gig circuit before successful residencies at the Bush Hall in Shepherds Bush and The Bedford in Balham brought him to the attention of record labels. He released a self-titled EP in 2004 […]

Bennett, Wilson and Poole

By richardhatfield |

Danny Wilson (Danny And The Champions Of The World), and Robin Bennett (The Dreaming Spires, Saint Etienne) join forces with Tony Poole, producer extraordinaire, and King of the electric twelve-string Rickenbacker and combine  their voices, guitars, and song-writing to marvellous effect in a collection of songs that began as uplifting acoustic music and just grew […]

Richard Carpenter is Close To You

By richardhatfield |

In a world where rainy days and Mondays collide, one man’s solitary journey to find himself has only just begun… The piano player from Frisky & Mannish plays the piano player from The Carpenters in a razor-sharp parody play about a life spent playing the piano. Richard used to be on top of the world, to the left of […]


By richardhatfield |

The Book of Darkness & Light in association with LittleMighty presents SHIVERS By Adam Z Robinson A trio of delightfully thrilling new ghost stories, set to the haunting sounds of the violin. The Book of Darkness & Light contains within it some of the most chilling tales ever told. Supernatural mysteries stir from its pages. […]

China Crisis

By richardhatfield |

Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back in 1979. China Crisis found major success in the UK with five Top 40 singles, ten Top 50 singles and three Top 40 albums and hits across Australia, Europe and the Americas. The band, known for their […]

St Agnes Fountain

By richardhatfield |

Each December St Agnes Fountain comes together for a Christmas Tour. Performing “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word. Founder member, David Hughes, and Chris Leslie originally released an EP of six tracks, “Acoustic Christmas” on guitar and mandolin in 1998.  It sold out in three months and that was that […]

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