A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City at Finborough Theatre, Earls Court

Death is the price we all pay for our lives. Cancer is one of the most unpleasant ways of going towards it. A cruel reminder that life is an unfair and unjust journey for the people who suffer and for those people left behind. Stand-up comedian Karla meets Don and they become acquainted with each … Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City at Finborough Theatre, Earls Court

The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London or: Don’t believe the hype

When we were in New York we were debating to either watch The Book Of Mormon or Avenue Q, then decided for the latter as our first choice was still running back in London. Almost two years later, we finally got tickets. When we pick them up from the theatre’s box office we can hardly … Continue reading The Book of Mormon at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London or: Don’t believe the hype

Shouting “Tokyo I love you” in the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

Admittingly we left the idol show in Akihabara well before its finale but decide to give Tokyo’s nightlife another chance. The last couple of evenings have been spent in restaurants and bars where we celebrated the score of our step counter. We had ventured out to Shinjuku, Tokyo’s red-light district, after the visit to teamLab's … Continue reading Shouting “Tokyo I love you” in the Robot Restaurant in Shinjuku

Borderless, timeless, endless – the Digital Art Museum of teamLab in Tokyo’s Mori Building, Odaiba

The first time we encountered this brand new museum in Japan’s capital was when TimeOut London listed it in their museum envy column even before it opened, admitting that the information on the exhibition, tickets and opening times was sparse but that interactive 360 degree screening was to be expected, created by an art collective … Continue reading Borderless, timeless, endless – the Digital Art Museum of teamLab in Tokyo’s Mori Building, Odaiba

Not our crowd at the hockey mask pop idol show in Akihabara, Tokyo

Because life is amazing I am in Tokyo! After twelve years of planning, the two weeks of holiday want to be used up to the full. Lonely Planet’s Best of Tokyo’s 2018 is read weeks before along with other guides and we already giggle when reading about a live performance of “singing and dancing young … Continue reading Not our crowd at the hockey mask pop idol show in Akihabara, Tokyo

Watching an interrupted Midsummer Night’s Dream in Twickenham’s Fountain Garden

Summer has arrived in Twickenham when you lay in the park and the people around you start practicing Shakespeare, accompanied by the screeches of passing parakeets flying over. A week of outdoor performances by the Richmond Shakespeare Society is indeed an annual tradition, each year in front of the scenic nymphs’ (or rather correctly oceanides’) … Continue reading Watching an interrupted Midsummer Night’s Dream in Twickenham’s Fountain Garden

It happened in Key West at The Charing Cross Theatre, London

It is the week in which every theatre newsletter contains the message that the facilities have air conditioning. Even without London’s heatwave continuing we are taken back to Key West in this new musical. Having been lucky enough to have visited Key West if only for a day, it is the US’ most southern point, Mile 0. It was a day filled with snorkelling, lime key pie, conch dishes and a round … Continue reading It happened in Key West at The Charing Cross Theatre, London

Crowning the perfect day at the Eden Project with Bjork in Cornwall

The perfect day starts on a campsite, tidy washing facilities and a walk of 15 minutes to the actual Eden Project ahead of us: We have tickets for Bjork tonight, playing for 6500 people with the well-known honeycomb globes behind the stage. It sounds like the most logical setting for a singer who has made … Continue reading Crowning the perfect day at the Eden Project with Bjork in Cornwall