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SAW the Proclaimers the other night at the new Hydro venue. It was amazing to see so many people out to enjoy the boys. They are certainly the pride of Edinburgh since the musical and film Sunshine of Leith came out. The Hibs anthem was sung by Charlie and Craig and around 12000 people, it was stunningly incredible and made me very proud. I have yet to see the film, however, I will be going at my earliest convenience.

I was a guest of my very good friend Mark Mackie of the promoters, Regular Music. He greeted me at the venue with a lovely surprise – he brought Matt Lucas, below, over to say “Hello.” He is a big fan of the Proclaimers and was there to introduce the band and he wanted to catch up with me, having performed many years ago at the Gilded Balloon.

This week, you have your last chance to get tickets for our production Kiss Me Honey, Honey! at the King’s Theatre tomorrow and Thursday.

I can absolutely say with great pride, that it is the funniest play to come out of the Fringe for a long time.

The talented Andy Gray and Grant Stott have been working very hard touring the show around Scotland and now it comes home to The King’s Theatre, where they are best known, and they perform to their home crowd.

You will not be disappointed, it is all about men of a certain age reaching a point in life where they are down on their luck but they have a love of Shirley Bassey in common.

If you like the music of the Welsh diva you will really enjoy this, her music is played throughout. There is a real depth to this play – you see how vulnerable men can be.

After selling out two nights at the Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, I am looking forward to seeing how the play works in a space like the King’s.

Make sure you come and see Andy and Grant before they go into rehearsals for this year’s pantomime.

Don’t miss it!