Friday, 22 May 2015

Theatre Book Prize ceremony

To the Palladium today for the Society for Theatre Research's Theatre Book Prize presentation. Those in attendance included STR president Timothy West, and I found myself sitting behind Oliver Ford Davies and Fenella Fielding, which may give an idea of the diversity of the audience. 

Funny Bones got a mention in the introduction by chairman Howard Loxton, who described it as "a real up and down showbusiness story":

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Freddie at the Hippodrome, Eastbourne

For those who couldn't make it, Freddie was on fine form at the British Music Hall Society's Day By the Sea at the Hippodrome, Eastbourne yesterday. 

His spot centred around his comedian grandad Jack Herbert - in effect, the talk which illness had prevented Freddie giving at Wilton's as part of the BMHS 50th anniversary celebrations.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Theatre Book Prize presentation next Friday

As Freddie's cowriter I will be attending the award ceremony for this year's Theatre Book Prize on Friday week. Even though Funny Bones didn't make the shortlist the record of earlier presentations on the STR website suggests that the chairman and judges may mention some of the other books they enjoyed.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Spoiler alert: David Aaronovitch is NOT reviewing Funny Bones in The Times today

Pretty much what it says above. For a moment I thought that this piece by David Aaronovitch in today's Times might be a belated review of Funny Bones ...

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Freddie at British Music Society's Day By the Sea next Saturday (May 16th)


A reminder that Freddie will be appearing at the British Music Hall Society's Day By the Sea next Saturday, so if you are within reach of Eastbourne it will be a fantastic chance to meet him as he will be signing copies of Funny Bones after his spot. The day starts at 10.00 and he will be onstage at 12.15. Tickets (for the whole day) can now be purchased directly from the theatre, as detailed above.




Can't make it to Eastbourne or can't bear to wait till Saturday? You can buy Freddie's autobiography Funny Bones from amazon (paperback) or direct from Scratching Shed Publishing (paperback or limited edition hardback) right now ... Not sure? Read an extract here.


Update: There is a short report about Freddie's spot at Eastbourne here.


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