Liam Rudden: Hope my talk is grand finale of a great week

Sir Roger Moore. Picture: complimentary
Sir Roger Moore. Picture: complimentary
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MERCY me, it’s turned into one of those mad weeks again. One of those weeks when I can honestly say I love my job. It all started on Monday (as weeks tend to) with the opportunity to spend 20 minutes chatting to the 
legend that is Sir Roger Moore.

As a huge fan of the 60s TV show The Persuaders, it was great to hear this charming and funny 86-year-old recall tales of that other Hollywood legend, Tony Curtis. The fact he is also my favourite Bond made it even better. See Sir Roger at the Festival Theatre on November 11.

Tuesday’s focus was The Lion King, which received its grand opening after 13 previews. I’d managed to get in a day or two earlier – it really is the most spectacular show to come to the Capital in 20 years. The Dome, on George Street, providing the perfect after-show 
setting.

Yesterday also saw Crime & Punishment open at the Royal Lyceum – I’ll need to catch that one next week as tonight it’s Cabaret, at the King’s. A favourite. I’ll be tweeting thoughts afterwards. Will Young stars until Saturday.

Tomorrow, I’m off to see local lad Colin Cloud at the Sky Bar, on Bread Street – formerly Colin McLeod, have to agree Cloud is a far more suitable moniker for a mind-reader. See 
preview left.

Friday finds the Music Hall Tavern troupe in Glasgow; anyone who has holidayed in the Canary Islands is sure to know this good old-fashioned drag cabaret act.

Finally, on Saturday I’ve been invited to address the members of NODA (National Operatic & Dramatic Association), an organisation to which many local musical societies are affiliated.

Saturday’s Gala Dinner is the highlight of the organisation’s annual conference, with more than 300 guests.

Now I’m going to find out what it’s like to be on the other side. Performing. Hope they laugh or clap... or maybe even both.