Love isn't all fanfares and flowers, or fantasies and fancy dates.
Since ringing in the New Year with Pornstar Martinis and city-centre fireworks, I've been thinking about what I want to set as my goals and intentions for 2020.
Southampton's Mayflower Theatre asked me to go on a 24-hour solo adventure to preview the world stage premiere of Band of Gold at Nottingham's Theatre Royal before it arrives in our city in February.
Allow me to indulge myself, and focus on the good when there is so much bad about.
It's time for my first theatre review of 2020, and I'm kicking off the new decade by heading Down Under with the dazzling cult hit Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Southampton's Mayflower Theatre.
This is a list of the shows that have really stuck with me right to the end of the year; the ones that still pop into my head when I think of 2019's highlights; the ones I would urge you to see if you get the opportunity in 2020.
I wanted to share with you my favourites out of that pile of 28, in the hope that you might find a new favourite of your own to add to your shelves this year.
Well shiver me timbers and sprinkle me with fairy dust – panto season has well and truly started, and Mayflower Theatre has pulled out all the stops to bring JM Barrie's family-favourite tale of Peter Pan to Southampton.
Thanks to this seasonal spectacular, Winchester's streets are most certainly paved with gold.
I am posting this the morning after the 2019 General Election. For many, now is not a very celebratory time; however, here's a poem I wrote about exactly that. Celebration.