Never Stop Believing

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Proud and privileged to be part of the team.

Norton Theatre Group

stage-downA15896147_10158218808335121_6840299030966919306_onother production is in the bag. The stage is put away, costumes are washed, the lights are powered down and the actors and crew are finally able to relax. It has been a tough year with the loss of Kate, but we hope that we have done her proud.

We would like to thank everyone who came to see the show. we had a blast and hope you did too.

there are loads of photos here.

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Peter Pan Press Release #1

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Norton Theatre Groups 30th Annual show. Another one of my scripts given the NTG seal of approval .. which is cool.

Norton Theatre Group

Norton Theatre Group invite you to help them celebrate their 30th annual pantomime in January 2017. Founding member of the Group, Les Simms, proudly presents an amateur production of Peter Pan. Full of thrills and spills, fighting and biting, fun and laughter and just like Peter Pan, some of the jokes never get old.

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Loads of Photos Added

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Norton Theatre Group has been going now for over 30 years. Click here to check out some fab pics.

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New Hours! New Me?

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Change can be good. 

For the past couple of years I have been working twelve hour shifts 3 or 4 days a week. When we were given these hours I thought it would be easy. Friday off every week and only two Thursdays a month. No problem!!

But it didn’t work out that way. I have always been a sucker for long hours – often doing two jobs during the day and then gig promoting at night. But times change. I’ve changed. I am no longer a young guy and twelve hours of hard manual work takes it’s toll. I cannot remember the last time I didn’t have a bad back or when I’d come home from work and didn’t want to just crawl into bed. I’m often grumpy, my health suffers, my frame of mind suffers. I am constantly tired. Read the rest of this entry »

Worcester Music Festival – A Brief History of Stress and Gratitude.

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When ‘The Big Book of Worcester Who’s Who’ is written (you never know, it might one day) I hope the authors will find it in their hearts to include the following as a lasting reminder of a small town boy who dared to dream. 

“In 2007 I had a dream. A dream that would bring musicians, venues, music lovers and the general public together in a festival of love, appreciation and enjoyment of live music whilst helping those less fortunate than ourselves. This dream was a dream I dreamt and foolishly tried to make it reality. And a reality it became, born with the co-operation of like-minded people my dream was fulfilled and I could live my life knowing that I had achieved something, and I saw that it was good.”

That is what I hope they’ll print.

In reality I probably won’t get a mention or possibly, if I’m lucky, they’ll write
“Chris Bennion, nice guy, put on a few gigs, called it Worcester Music Festival and then gave up.”

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The Fete of Live Music (and chutney)

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I seem to be doing a lot of these things at the moment. No, not stupid puns and play on words, although this is the time of year I edit pantomime scripts so maybe puns and bad jokes are more likely to surface


No, what I mean are Fetes, Garden Parties, Fayres. Maybe its living out in the country (well, Lower Broadheath is kind of in the country) but I’ve noticed that there seems to be a huge amount of village fayres and fetes happening and they seem to be increasingly asking for live music too.   Read the rest of this entry »