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

Rock ‘n Roll Satisfaction from the Rolling Stones in Twickenham Stadium

What could be a better way to kick off the open-air concert season than going to a stadium gig the week summer 2018 starts? Today is a home match as we have residence tickets for the Rolling Stones and their No Filter tour – the tickets are from an allowance granted to the people living … Continue reading Rock ‘n Roll Satisfaction from the Rolling Stones in Twickenham Stadium

The Buddy Holly Story expands the West End to Twickenham

Tonight we are in Twickenham at The Exchange which opened just 6 month ago as a new cultural hub for the area. It has since provided the community with cinema screenings, talks, comedy nights and much with a 300 seater audience. It’s most likely a musical theater premiere for the venue today and when the … Continue reading The Buddy Holly Story expands the West End to Twickenham

Red, not burgundy Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand in London

Back in January I was already contemplating seeing Kinky Boots in Hamburg when I visited the Imperial Theater for a Sherlock Holmes adventure (review here) opposite its German staging on the Reeperbahn – since then Cyndi Lauper’s musical has been on my list. When a friend said to me that we should go and see … Continue reading Red, not burgundy Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre on the Strand in London

Defining and living quality time with Richard McElvain as The Chess Player in London, Barnes

Richard McElvain’s performance of The Chess Player based on Stefan Zweig’s short novel is radical and respectful, frightening and enlightening – a good tale is being promised in the story which forms the framework on a cruise ship and we will not be disappointed. McElvain has not only adapted Zweig’s Schachnovelle, post-humously published in the … Continue reading Defining and living quality time with Richard McElvain as The Chess Player in London, Barnes