An immersive Grimm fairy tale – visiting the Märchenwelten in Hamburg

You cannot imagine my excitement when I heard that in Hamburg an immersive experience with plenty of interactive projection art dedicated to the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm would open. Having only opened in September, pre-booking is highly advised and as with most pre-booked events in Hamburg (no matter if a theatre or musical … Continue reading An immersive Grimm fairy tale – visiting the Märchenwelten in Hamburg

Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton at the Playground Theatre in West London

Other than the façade suggests The Playground Theatre is unexpectedly spacious inside, with free seat choice around a stage carpeted in Schauss pink, a matt magenta – the program shares so many secrets about the manipulating powers of this colour that coming here was worth just for learning about this. The brochure also confirms that … Continue reading Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton at the Playground Theatre in West London

Dare to be a victim – Dissociated at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden Town

Dissociated is a play about Alex who was allowed to feel empowered and strong for the last time at her sixth birthday when hitting a pinata. Afterwards the repeated sexual abuse started, followed by the traumatic experience of not being taken seriously by her own family - the offender was her uncle. Alex learned to … Continue reading Dare to be a victim – Dissociated at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden Town

Harmonised frustration – Herstory by The Polly Clamorous Collective at the Camden People’s Theatre

Having followed The Polly Clamorous Collective (that is Aurora Richardson, Jamie Bell, Isabelle Woolley and Stefanie Bruckner) for a while at least online I am excited to see them and a first visit to the Camden People’s Theatre also adds a new venue to my audience experience. Its façade and entrance almost vanishes between Euston’s … Continue reading Harmonised frustration – Herstory by The Polly Clamorous Collective at the Camden People’s Theatre

“We are immigrants, we are getting things done”: Hamilton at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre

Last year I received raised eyebrows when explaining that Hamilton tickets cannot be booked eight months in advance – folks from abroad had made their travel arrangements already and put Hamilton on the agenda. After months of trying to win £10 tickets through the musical’s app, tickets for July finally became available in April (advanced … Continue reading “We are immigrants, we are getting things done”: Hamilton at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre

A girls’ night out at Circus Roncalli in Hamburg

Expect Hamburg in July fully in the guest play season as most theatres are taking a summer break. A girls’ night out has therefore been arranged to visit Germany’s most famous circus, so popular it leads Playmobil’s evergreen range for decades, completely with the Roncalli branding and its signature tent and performers. Recently Roncalli received … Continue reading A girls’ night out at Circus Roncalli in Hamburg

Not so happy after all – Offstage at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden

Wouldn’t life be easier if none of us were adults with responsibilities, but we all became random items from a toy box? Pedro for example lives for dressing up as dairy cow Daisy whose only worry is on which side of the meadow the grass is greener and if her friend Darren, a locomotive, passes … Continue reading Not so happy after all – Offstage at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden

A rock history’s journey to happiness – Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre

I always respected Tina Turner more for her voice, her energetic attitude and age-refusing charisma than for the music played by the mainstream radio stations. GoldenEye was her only song I would turn up and no one ever played her early rock stuff or The Acid Queen from The Who’s 1974 musical film Tommy we … Continue reading A rock history’s journey to happiness – Tina the Musical at the Aldwych Theatre

Please believe the hype, this play is important: Kill Climate Deniers at The Pleasance

Kill Climate Deniers deserves its hype for sure: Following the Australian Environment Minister and her PR advisor to a Fleetwood Mac concert at which the audience is being taken hostage by a group of radical climate activists is sharp, witty and scarily relevant for obvious reasons. Before the action starts, we hear interview snippets of … Continue reading Please believe the hype, this play is important: Kill Climate Deniers at The Pleasance

There is only one god: BelaFarinRod – Die Ärzte in Camden’s Electric Ballroom

I gave up years ago on trying to explain to my fellow Londoners the very German phenomena the Berlin punk group Die Ärzte is – because seeing them giving a club concert here at the Electric Ballroom is a personal triumph I have not bothered bringing anyone. That is anyone who could spoil the evening … Continue reading There is only one god: BelaFarinRod – Die Ärzte in Camden’s Electric Ballroom