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

Ukulele orchestra, assemble – a Shakespeare double bill in England’s pub gardens

In the week the ongoing heatwave in England has made international headlines and has officially declared a national drought, the Open Bar Theatre Company are visiting Caterham on the Hill’s pub The King And Queen. Not once, but twice. The troupe has split into two groups, one touring Shakespeare’s The Taming Of The Shrew, the … Continue reading Ukulele orchestra, assemble – a Shakespeare double bill in England’s pub gardens

Try Harder at the Omnibus Theatre – a genuinely good debut

As someone who has worked in the UK most of my post-uni life, I am intrigued by Try Harder, Yusuf Niazi’s playwright debut: What are young people willing to do nowadays in order to get a job? At the point the story starts, Lucy, Sam and Grace are all desperate for money, so desperate that … Continue reading Try Harder at the Omnibus Theatre – a genuinely good debut

Immerse yourself in The West, now open in South London

Crooks 1926 was easily the most talked about live show 2020 (Admittedly, it was a short year for live performances but nevertheless). Now we are back with the COLAB Theatre team for The West, the highly anticipated follow up and arrive with the open world expectations of Red Dead Redemption and the vitriolic dialogues and … Continue reading Immerse yourself in The West, now open in South London

Celebrating Ursula under the waves– Fat Rascal’s Unfortunate at the Underbelly Festival

In early Spring 2020 Fat Rascal’s podcast was the soundtrack to my first lockdown jigsaws, while theatre company founder Robyn Grant busied herself and the team with expanding Unfortunate’s story and the amount of songs to an evening filling production: The potty-mouthed retelling of Disney’s The Little Mermaid from sea witch Ursula’s perspective offers sheer … Continue reading Celebrating Ursula under the waves– Fat Rascal’s Unfortunate at the Underbelly Festival

Space Station Earth at the Royal Albert Hall – experiencing Tim Peake with orchestra

The perfect rainy Sunday in London starts with a trip to South Kensington’s Museum Road, includes French pastry and leads to the magnificent Royal Albert Hall. Opened in 1871, today it welcomes a beautiful mix of space enthusiasts of all ages: Students, researchers, children, the elderly and everyone else appreciating an eclectic mix of classical … Continue reading Space Station Earth at the Royal Albert Hall – experiencing Tim Peake with orchestra

Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre – I want to go again

Come From Away is a love letter to the wonders of air travelling and being connected, of pilots and the warm welcome another person’s home can offer when lost and unprepared: In the era of chunky Nokia phones and Hugh Grant romcoms, a provincial airport somewhere in Newfoundland unexpectedly hosts thousands of passengers which were … Continue reading Come From Away at the Phoenix Theatre – I want to go again