I never knew that the Moths of Manchester were famous, did you? So here’s the story: Back in 1800 ‘n odd there was a pretty innocuous, unremarkable speckled moth in England, known as the Peppered Moth because of it’s camouflage colouring; white wings dappled with grey and black spots – this allowed the moth population…

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Were you taught, as I was, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Bad advice I’m afraid. Twentieth Century advice at best. Or perhaps at its worst! Bill Gates of Microsoft fame was asked in the late ’90’s, did he fear the big companies – such as the AOLs and the Intels – that could…

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“Three minutes to doors!” I remember saying this loudly and firmly (never in a panicked way, despite what I might have been feeling) on many’s the occasion in an attempt to hurry both tech and on-stage talent to assume their pre-show positions when we ran Theatre at the Savoy in Limerick a number of years…

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