Callan, the creative mind behind the New Year’s Eve broadcast on BBC television for the year ending 1977, and lurching into 1978 was not at his tightly scripted best.

It was a cosy set up with a two seater couch on the small stage the MC, Bob Gordon in an armchair and just to the side a keyboard manned by Mark Ralph.

There is nothing I could write that would convey the unbridled enthusiasm of the Opening Night audience at Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Michael Griffiths held the audience in the palm of his hand from the very start of the show to the finale, which ran over time because the audience simply refused to let him go. Was he having a good time? You’d better believe it!

This was a wow of a show.

The capacity audience at Downstairs at the Maj certainly got their money’s worth on Thursday night.

White’s ingenuous charm held the audience spellbound for a set lasting just over an hour.

Performed in-the-round, by marvellously talented Luke Hewitt, Every Brilliant Thing is a work of life affirming humour.

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It was a cosy set up with a two seater couch on the small stage the MC, Bob Gordon in an...