December 21st, 2011

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Christmas Celebration, Westminster Cathedral

I went to the Christmas Celebration at Westminster Cathedral tonight (Tuesday), featuring the Westminster Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, conducted by Martin Baker. It was OUTSTANDING. It is on again tomorrow so get your tickets in now!

Below, I feature one of the hymns from the service, sung by the Choir.

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In the bleak midwinter

In the bleak midwinter
Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter,
Long ago.

Our God, heaven cannot hold Him
Nor earth sustain;
Heaven and earth shall flee away
When He comes to reign:
In the bleak midwinter
A stable place sufficed;
The Lord God Almighty
Jesus Christ.

Enough for Him, whom Cherubim
Worship night and day,
A breastful of milk,
And a mangerful of hay;
Enough for Him, whom Angels
Fall down before,
The ox and ass and camel
Which adore.

What can I give Him,
Poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd
I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man
I would do my part
Yet what I can I give Him -
Give my heart.

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)
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Swivel Theatre Company: Twelfth Night - Online booking now available!

The Swivel Theatre Company: Classic theatre … with a twist

Twelfth Night is going to be on stage at the Cockpit Theatre from the 29th of February until the 18th of March 2012 (excluding Mondays). The preview will be on the 29th February, with the Press Night on 1 March. The play starts every day at 7:30pm.

You can now book your Twelfth Night tickets online at:

You can also book tickets by calling The Cockpit box office on: 020 7258 2925 (lines open 12 till 6, Monday to Friday).

Follow the link for all the details:

Swivel have chosen Twelfth Night for their second production because they are looking for a new challenge. After tackling one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies (Othello), they thought they should attempt one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Their "twist" is that the setting will be Morocco, represented and presented in all its richness and diversity, and the Houses of Orsino and Olivia will be Moroccan households. Their production will be a veritable feast for all of your senses.

Swivel Theatre Company

Swivel Theatre Company is a new theatre company, based in London. Their mission is to produce classic plays in a new and dynamic way, to make the plays more accessible to the general public. They are a group of young professionals, who are passionate about theatre and who want to share their love and enthusiasm for the theatre with others.

The Swivel Theatre Company website is here:

Finally, follow the link to read my features on The Swivel Theatre Company: