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Neil Gaiman has posted a link to a podcast of one of his readings from the 'Anansi Boys 'tour. I saw him in Manchester on the tour and had a great evening, listening to him read and answer a wide variety of questions (although this podcast suggests to me that a lot of questions get repeated for him, since some of them are are almost word for word the same as some in Manchester). It's about a 60Mb download, and runs for about 60 minutes but really is worth it, even if you would just like to know who was cast for the 'Good Omens' film the first time Terry Gilliam tried to make it.
    Please, just go and listen to it there are far too many funny bits that I want to put in here but they really deserve Neil's dry delivery to give the full effect.

    There are a couple of theatrical productions coming our way in the next few months. In February, the Royal Shakespeare Company are coming to Ellesmere Port with a production of Chaucers 'The Canterbury Tales'. It's going to be split over two nights, so it'll be a long one but it's something Anna and I have fancied reading/seeing for some time so it may be worthwhile. It's just going to be a matter of cost (and if I'm working).
    Then in May there is The Reduced Shakespeare Company doing their new show 'Complete Hollywood (Abridged)' at the Chester Gateway. This show I will not be missing! Come hell or high water I will see this show!
    So far I've seen their Complete works of Shakespeare (Abridged) (including Hamlet in 30 seconds), The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) and All the Great Books (Abridged) and they are all hysterical. My personal favourite is 'All the Great Books', I had tears running down my face for most of the production. I think Anna was enjoying watching me almost as much as she was enjoying watching the production. The only (older) production I've yet to see is The Complete History of America, but someday I will see it.

I was going to comment on last nights story as well, but I think that can wait till I've re-read it. I'm really not sure it's going to be as good as I hoped it was last night, but I'll read it again before I decide.


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