London Hippodrome

The London Hippodrome was built in 1900 for circus and variety performances, the very first of which featured a 15 year old Charlie Chaplin in one of his earliest performances.


Pulborough is a large village in West Sussex with some 5,000 inhabitants. Near the confluence of the rivers Arun and Rother, the village looks southwards over the broad flood plain of the tidal Arun to a backdrop of the South Downs.

It’s been a busy time post Sweden. Elizabeth has been to New York and Sierra Leone, with World Vision.


Wow, it’s been a busy few weeks. Don’t know how I ever had time to go to work! It’s almost a month ago already and I’m just finding the time to sit down and write this.

Ah Sweden! The land of the flat pack wardrobe, Ulrikakakaka, 4 months of darkness and amazing chocolate (the latter may actually be Switzerland but as we're now such seasoned travellers and Montreux was our last SHH adventure, it does rather get confusing!)

Sadie and the Hotheads at The Edinburgh Festival

Saturday 24th August. This morning Elizabeth, Terl and myself take part in the recording of Amnesty International’s ‘live’ Secret Comedy Podcast.

Sadie and the Hotheads backstage

Tuesday 20th August. A lie-in this morning after a post gig ‘session’ drinking wine and listening to Ian’s wonderful anecdotes.

Elizabeth McGovern rail bound for Edinburgh

Saturday August 17th. Ron and Terl, Nick and Matt are driving up with the kit, while the rest of us gather at King’s Cross Station in London for the long train journey north.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh. What does the name evoke?

Sadie and the Hotheads performing at Montreux Jazz festival

Up at 5am. Bus to Hammersmith where there are severe delays on the Piccadilly line. Where’s the limo when you need it? 6am and the platform is heaving with people and luggage. I bet Sting’s not travelling by tube.