March 22nd, 2012

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Save Our NHS: We lost :(

Cut and pasted from an email from the 38 Degrees team:

Bad news. After more than a year of controversy and debate, the government has got its NHS plans through Parliament. Our petition was read out many times, and there were scores of MPs and Lords who gave a passionate defence of the NHS, but the votes were still lost. 38 Degrees members – along with doctors and nurses’ groups, medical charities and even some politicians – forced through changes and delays. But while there are glimmers of hope, it's still pretty grim. Most medical experts still warn that these changes will do horrible damage to our health service.

An important battle lost. Not a good day for democracy. :(
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The Hound of the Baskervilles, Greenwich Theatre

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Cut and pasted from an email from the Sell a Door Theatre Company Ltd.:

As a last minute addition to our 2012 season, we have an exciting new show. From the 3rd - 8th July 2012, we will be presenting one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's most terrifying thrillers, The Hound of the Baskervilles, at the Greenwich Theatre.

The show will be directed by David Hutchinson with Maddy Mutch as Assistant Director - the duo behind A Christmas Carol and Lord of the Flies.

After the death of his father under inexplicable circumstances, Sir Henry Baskerville returns to his family's manor house on the lonely moors where he is confronted with the mystery of a supernatural hound hungry for revenge upon the Baskerville family. Fearing for the safety of himself and his family, he calls upon the world famous detective, Sherlock Holmes and his ever dependable assistant Dr Watson, to help get to the bottom of the mystery. Holmes agrees to take on the case as it becomes apparent that Sir Henry's life is in immediate danger. It is up to Holmes to uncover the truth behind the curse of the Baskervilles before it claims its next victim.

David Hutchinson directs this London revival of Tim Kelly's faithful adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's terrifying thriller.

I saw the Sell a Door Theatre Company Ltd.'s production of Lord of the Flies. It was truly outstanding and my review can be seen here:

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