I HAD a first this week. I went to a filum premiere. It doesn't sound so posh when it is pronounced in the Geordie way. I dressed up, for once, and picked up my sister Cath to gan alerng, then I bumped into John Miles and his missus Eileen in the foyer, which is always a delight.
John is one of the most talented musicians I have ever met. Tina Turner's MD and guitarist, Joe Cocker's piano player, and writer and performer of the enduring anthem 'Music,' ...was my first love. He is a proper smart aPounds $e and a very good mate.
What was nice about the whole affair was that we had been kindly invited by the writer, Arthur McKenzie, who I met when the local repertory theatre, in conjunction with Live Theatre on the Quayside, produced two new plays, by local writers, in which I was an actor.
Arthur, an ex copper, had written one of the plays, Man in a Bottle, and it was his first to be produced professionally. After this he went on to write for The Bill, Wycliffe and Casualty, to name but a few. He's no slouch either.
The film Harrigan had it's premiere at the Gala theatre Durham last Monday and stars the brilliant actor Stephen Tomkinson in the title role. It's a hard-hitting North East police drama and keeps you on the edge of your seat. I'm saying nowt else, buy a ticket and go and support this locally made filum!
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