In Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre: The Animals and Children took to the Streets!

This is a piece of theatre about a less frequented district of a huge city and about the urban anonymity and inequality leading to loneliness. I am in Hammersmith’s Lyrics and after several parties and lunches on their excellent roof terrace above the high street I’m finally in the actual theatre. Having wanted to see … Continue reading In Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre: The Animals and Children took to the Streets!

The York Dungeon – Yorkshire’s bloody history in 75 minutes

Something must be going on in Yorkshire when you visit early in the year – and indeed it’s the annual Viking festival Jorvik which had been (due to my Haithabu roots) on my bucket list for years. Here in York the Vikings settled when coming over to Britain from Northern Europe. After I already got … Continue reading The York Dungeon – Yorkshire’s bloody history in 75 minutes

Medea Electronica brings Synths and Misery to the Pleasance Theatre – excellent drama

Transporting the ancient Greek play Medea by Euripides to the synth scene of the 1980s somewhere in the English midlands could go terribly wrong. After having seen this play in different variations at Wilton’s, the National Theatre and the Almeida Theatre along with the Lars van Trier film and the one starring Maria Callas I … Continue reading Medea Electronica brings Synths and Misery to the Pleasance Theatre – excellent drama

Mikhail Bulgakov’s Morphine at The Cockpit theatre – in Russian with English subtitles

I was introduced to the oeuvre of Mikhail Bulgakov a year ago when I spontaneously decided in Zurich to go to the theatre and this blog found its direction. Since then I have checked for Bulgakov plays wherever I travelled, listened to audio plays and listened to Franz Ferdinand B-sides in a completely new context. … Continue reading Mikhail Bulgakov’s Morphine at The Cockpit theatre – in Russian with English subtitles

Thalia Vista Social Club – a local institution in Hamburg’s Thalia Theater

For the first time after leaving college I am back in Hamburg’s Thalia Theater. Founded in 1843 you can spot a real Hamburg citizen by the way the first syllable of Thalia is emphasized. I cannot remember seeing a single play here which I did not like – with productions chosen close to the curriculum … Continue reading Thalia Vista Social Club – a local institution in Hamburg’s Thalia Theater

An Adult Panto – Tinderella at the Canal Café Theatre at the Regent’s Canal in London

When her Evil Stepmother does not allow her a mobile phone and she feels she is missing out, 21 year old Ella starts speaking in emojis and hashtags. Luckily the Fairy Matchmaker understands her pain and because we are in an adult panto it does not take long for Ella to admit that has signed … Continue reading An Adult Panto – Tinderella at the Canal Café Theatre at the Regent’s Canal in London

Hans Christian Andersen in London – A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre

Exactly a year ago we came to London’s Bridge Theatre for the first time. It had only opened recently but we were standing in front of closed doors. Not even the foyer lights were switched on. I had bought the tickets a month before when looking for a Christmassy night out; not something as loud as a … Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen in London – A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre

Don Carlos at the Rose Theatre in Kingston

I wanted to visit Kingston’s Rose Theatre since their collaboration with paper artist Su Blackwell but missed the show when jet-lag won. When Friedrich Schiller’s Don Carlos was announced in May, I got tickets immediately – after all, this tragedy was a big part of my college exams and I must have read it several … Continue reading Don Carlos at the Rose Theatre in Kingston

Apphia Campbell starring as Nina Simone in Black Is The Color Of My Voice at Twickenham’s Exchange

One of this season’s most exciting guests plays for one night only at Twickenham’s Exchange, in what is a monodrama written by starring Apphia Campbell as jazz legend Nina Simone. There is no mentioning of this being a musical but you cannot tell any musician’s story without their music. Nina has locked herself in a … Continue reading Apphia Campbell starring as Nina Simone in Black Is The Color Of My Voice at Twickenham’s Exchange

Wise Children at the Old Vic – Angela Carter’s love letter to South London

Angela Carter was born in 1940 so there is no big anniversary this year but for some reason she seems everywhere: This summer gave us a fantastic TV documentary which made me proud to live in country where programs about authors are being shown on Saturday night at prime time. Since then the BBC published … Continue reading Wise Children at the Old Vic – Angela Carter’s love letter to South London