The Wind In The Wiltons near the river Thames

I am back at London’s worse kept secret, the East End’s beautiful historic gem Wilton’s Music Hall. Their festive family show this Christmas season is a new take on the children literature classic The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Having grown up with the book or any film or … Continue reading The Wind In The Wiltons near the river Thames

Untrue Diana by Linus Karp at The Pleasance Theatre

After his cabaret success A Jellicle Life (a Power-Point ode to the musical film flop Cats) and a trip to the hairdresser Linus Karp is back: The best and bravest prop for his next car crash of fandom celebration (pun not initially intentional) is his Princess Diana’s hairstyle – the one from the era when most boomers wanted Meg Ryan’s hair gel-supported crops. Dare requesting … Continue reading Untrue Diana by Linus Karp at The Pleasance Theatre

Sherlock Holmes and The Hound Of The Baskervilles – a touring audio play on stage

There is something genuinely autumn-like about celebrating the 120th anniversary of the release of the most popular Sherlock Holmes story with a staged audio play – even if not staged in an historic estate in Dartmoor or in London’s Baker Street but at the tour start at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill, Surrey. Audio plays … Continue reading Sherlock Holmes and The Hound Of The Baskervilles – a touring audio play on stage

1797 – The Mariner’s Revenge at the Old Royal Naval College’s Admiral’s House

If the Dungeons sound just a tad too “family entertainment” to you, 1797 – The Mariner’s Revenge is your maritime hauntology alternative for this Halloween season: No silly shiver-me-timbers, no franchise pirates and no Hans Zimmer tunes but instead grown-up madness, all comical, cruel, chaotic and strange. Immersive theatre, but cast-led. Yes, there can always … Continue reading 1797 – The Mariner’s Revenge at the Old Royal Naval College’s Admiral’s House

Last Sales Conference Of The Apocalypse at the Waterloo East Theatre

In the Last Sales Conference Of The Apocalypse the head of a struggling start-up drags his tiny team into his own escapism fantasies during a panic attack: The shame of being a university drop-out with now also a business failure on his CV enhances childhood pain, previously carefully hidden away from his colleagues. Through a … Continue reading Last Sales Conference Of The Apocalypse at the Waterloo East Theatre

Schiller’s Demetrius evolves to Dmitry at London’s Marylebone Theatre 

The freshly opened Marylebone Theatre has moved in what was London’s Steiner Theater, dedicated to the Austrian founder of the anthroposophy founder Rudolf Steiner. In his independent private schools, student theatre is a fundamental part of the curriculum; I remember seeing Krabat and Albert Camus’ The State Of Siege staged in Hamburg, even before “I … Continue reading Schiller’s Demetrius evolves to Dmitry at London’s Marylebone Theatre 

Talking Gods on stage: Persephone at Brockley’s Jack Studio Theatre in London’s Borough Of Culture

If you loved Arrow & Traps’ theatre-on-demand cycle on ancient Greek gods making their living in nowadays London as much as I, do not by any chance miss Persephone at the Brockley Jack Theatre in Lewisham, the capital’s Borough Of Culture 2022. As in the virtual Talking Gods, Hestia, the goddess of the hearth and … Continue reading Talking Gods on stage: Persephone at Brockley’s Jack Studio Theatre in London’s Borough Of Culture

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre

Strongly recalling visits to London’s National Theatre (another prominent example of 1970s brutalism architecture), it appears the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Covent Garden also mastered an auditorium without bad seats. For the price we paid, we are more than happy with our seats in the first row of the balcony to the right, despite the apparent restricted view: Even the … Continue reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre

No minute wasted – Sold by Mama by Dominique Little at the Hen and Chickens Theatre

Sold By Mama are forty intense, uncomfortable but also funny monodrama minutes written and performed by Dominique Izabella Little who found inspiration for her snippety collage of interviews with prostitutes during her Hollywood commute through the streets of Los Angeles. You do not have to have visit California’s City Of Angels to know about its … Continue reading No minute wasted – Sold by Mama by Dominique Little at the Hen and Chickens Theatre

Bob Marley’s West End is Red, Yellow and Green: Get Up Stand Up at the Lyric Theatre

The winner of the evening at Get Up Stand Up – The Bob Marley Musical is its palettes of red-yellow-green, of green-yellow-blacks, of double denim, of the mottled wooden coating of 1970s speakers and LP listening booths – if the crackling of a record player's needle starting the iconic album Uprising has a theme, these … Continue reading Bob Marley’s West End is Red, Yellow and Green: Get Up Stand Up at the Lyric Theatre