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Roald Dahl Interview

bfg_2165178b.jpgRoald grew up in Cardiff, Wales as the son of Norwegian-born parents.  He went on to author such children’s classics as James and the Giant Peach, The BFG, and Matilda. Many of his popular books, including The Witches, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Fantastic Mr. Fox, have been made into feature films.

He was involved in what he called the “Great Mouse Plot of 1924,” in which he and a few other boys put a dead mouse in a jar of gobstoppers inside “a loathsome” woman’s candy store. The conspirators were later caught by the school principal and struck with a cane, and Dahl was sent to boarding school. In 1939, Dahl became a pilot with the Royal Air Force.

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Westend Bake Off Special with Christopher Biggins

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Christopher Biggins & Barbara Windsor were the judges at the first ever West End Bake Off held on 23rd May at St Anne’s Church Courtyard, London.

Baker-partakers included, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Les Misérables, Wicked, Beautiful –The Carole King Musical, Billy Elliot The Musical, The Book Of Mormon, Mamma Mia!, The Mousetrap, The Phantom Of The Opera, The Railway Children and War Horse.

All funds raised at the Bake Off, which is supported by The Mackintosh Foundation, will go towards Acting For Others, the umbrella organisation representing 15 UK theatrical charities that offer emotional and financial support to members of the entertainment industry who have fallen on hard times.

Monday Matters are big flans of bake off’s and felt the knead to send along their rising reporter Bonnie Britain to see how much dough had been raised and get a slice of the action.

WEST END LIVE 2014 with BONNIE BRITAIN

West End Live 2014 scene from Trafalgar Square
West End Live 2014 scene from Trafalgar Square

Thousands of people gathered together in Trafalgar Square at the end of June to enjoy West End Live – a free event that showcases the very best that London’s West End has to offer.

There were performances from 25 West End shows including an appearance from The Royal Opera House Chorus, conducted by Pla-ci-do Domingo; the English National Opera and an exclusive of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. A huge highlight of the weekend – saw old favourites take to the stage once more including Avenue Q, Chicago and Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical – all presented by Oliver Tompsett.

Monday Matters sent our roving reporter – Bonnie Britain along to cover the event which celebrated it’s 10th year – of showcasing, for free – the best of the West End.

Part 1 – Saturday highlights

Part 2 – Sunday highlights