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A Queenly afternoon


It was with some trepidation that I returned to see a musical at Newcastle Theatre Royal after seeing what I consider the worst musical I’ve ever seen – Les Miserables.  Today’s offering was the Queen musical  ‘We will rock you.’ Of course I knew all the songs due to their fame. I was immediately hooked when it started with ‘Radio Gaga’ with slightly different lyrics to suit the narrative.  As for the story, I thought it was quite relevant to the state of pop music today. I could empathize with the main characters and their plight. I enjoyed the witticisms strewn throughout the performance as the cast went through their parts with obvious enjoyment. The customs were in some cases, extraordinary; the singing, enthusiastic and well sung, but it was the stage set, for me that really caught my attention  – constantly changing and inventive.  So, from seeing the worst musical, I would consider this the best I’ve seen. Absolutely a treat for the ears and eyes!We-will-rock-you

The Rock Singer

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Semi abstract mixed media composition of acrylic paint and paper cut-out representing a silhouette of a Rock singer holding his microphone while crooning on the steps on an ancient Greek temple as the sun sets behind the distant mountains.

Rocking the Cosmos

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Mixed media composition of acrylic paint and paper cut-out displaying an abstract image of a rock guitarist drifting in the cosmos spreading his music out of this world and across the universe.