Audiences Love Adrian Mole



Another great night at Adrian Mole – the Musical on Saturday.  Although most reviewers loved the new show, some of the theatre critics have been a little unkind (the Daily Mail’s writer ought to know that “puerile” means boyish – exactly what our hero is meant to be) but it is clear the audience at the Leicester Curve just love the show.  The man to my left – a stranger – threw his arms around me at the end and said what a wonderful show it is and to pass his congratulations to Jake while the man to my right was absolutely crying with laughter at the end of the wonderful “blasphemous” scene.

Great Night Storytelling At The Plash



Amazing first night of the new monthly storytelling evenings at The Plash Inn at Llanfallteg on the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border.  Many thanks to Steve and Christie who turned the pub over to myself, Len & Leslie to entertain a packed and enthusiastic bar.  The next scheduled storytelling night is on Tuesday 21st April – all storytellers and fans of the art welcome.  Please contact me if you would like to tell a story that night.

Amazing Press Night at “Adrian Mole” Musical

The cast of Adrian Mole The Musical at the Leicester Curve

So proud of Jake and Pippa and everyone involved in the press night of Adrian Mole the Musical last night at Leicester’s Curve Theatre.  It has been such and amazing – and long – journey to get the show on stage but the result is terrific.  It is a real feel-good show that truly deserves the huge ovation it got at the final curtain.  Special congratulations to Joel Fossard-Jones as Adrian and Imogen Gurney as Pandora and the rest of the perfect cast.  I laughed so much I felt a bit of wee come down (go and see the show and play “spot the quote”).

Out & About In Llanelli



Still shivering after a day out in Llannelli with other entertainment providers promoting some of the best that our county has to offer- thank heavens for M&S thermal underwear!!  Lots of lovely people picked up leaflets for the Creepy Carmarthen tours which begin again on Wednesday April 1st.  The picture shows Radio Carmarthenshire presenter Helen Enser Morgan getting up close and personal with my pet skull.

Great Start To The Adrian Mole Pre-Views



So excited!  A great Brunger family outing to the first night of previews for the Adrian Mole musical at the Leicester Curve last night.  Much respect to Toby Murray who gave an amazing performance at his first appearance in the show (he’s one of a team of four Adrians, third from the left in the picture) and thoroughly deserved the standing ovation he and the rest of the cast got at the end of the evening.  Cannot wait for the official opening night on Tuesday 17th.

Meeting The Storyteller Tree In Tenby


Great to meet members of The Storyteller Tree at the Tenby Story Cafe get together on Friday night.  Sadly I had to leave before the end of their set (it was getting really late and i had an early start the nest day) but they brought a lively tag-team approach to telling tales from the Mabinogion.  Find out more about them on their website  Hope i get the chance to catch up with them again sometime during the year – and I promise to stay to the end next time.

New Storytelling Nights At The Plash Inn


The Plash Inn at Llanfellteg near Whitland is holding its first Storytelling night this month.  Steve and Christie Goymer – who like to think of the inn as “the talking pub” – picked up the idea from some of their locals and will be holding the first of what they hope will be monthly events on Tuesday 24th March at 7.30. I will be compering and appearing as guest teller on the night and we already have three takers for floor spots.


Creepy Carmarthen Tour Returns


Just four weeks to go until the return of the Creepy Carmarthen tour with its magical stories of heroes and villains, ghosts and murderers that all help make up the town’s “horrible history”.  Dubbed “the best walking tour I’ve ever been on” and “the highlight of our week in Wales” by a couple of discerning reviewers last year, the tour runs every Wednesday from April 1st until late September.