The Third Age Chronicles

Film of the Month – BUTTERFLY CAUGHT

March 19, 2019

BUTTTERFLY CAUGHT should come with a serious health warning for aspiring female film actors. Another good reason to stick with the stage. At least as it plays out in this gritty tale of three young women who go for broke, in an attempt to crack the LA/Hollywood route to success. The demeaning and degrading depths […]

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Canadian Play of the Month – THAT ELUSIVE SPARK

March 14, 2019

The revival of Janet Munsil’s play is up and running to appreciative audiences at Victoria’s Langham Court Theatre. The story of Phineas Gage’s gruesome accident in 1848 which drove an iron spike through his brain and his miraculous survival is interleaved with a modern story about a neuropsychologist having a nervous breakdown. Both of them […]

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The Gustav Sonata

February 25, 2019

The reason I’m writing this in green is to express my envy of Rose Tremain’s novel THE GUSTAV SONATA.   Strange how some writers hover on the periphery of your awareness but never quite come centre stage. Rose Tremain is someone whose name I’ve known but never read anything by her. I sort of vaguely thought […]

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New Year 2019 – Magic Mondays

January 16, 2019

Your New Year resolutions list is so staggeringly long you’re almost defeated before you start. Enter the Magic Monday idea. For those of you not familiar with this concept, this is how it works. I discovered it in a Chinese/English newspaper some time ago and have been using it ever since. Each Monday morning is […]

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NEW PLAY – WHISTLEBLOWERS – a political black comedy/farce

February 5, 2015

WHISTLEBLOWERS is my new play which is based on the events surrounding the people who have placed their lives in jeopardy by exposing the criminal activities which our governments perpetrate in secret. It is a satirical look at how whistleblowers are treated as they are hounded, vilified and even tortured by ruthless government agencies no […]

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