On my continued mission to absorb Mikhail Bulgakov’s complete oeuvre on stage I am in the vaults under the Curtain Up pub in Kensington which hosts the Barons Court Theatre underneath. It is my first visit here and after a German version in Zurich and a subtitled performance in Russian the first time I see … Continue reading Bulgakov’s The Fatal Eggs at the Barons Court Theatre
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!
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
The London suburb of Bromley is technically already in Kent but better connected than some other boroughs of the capital. The Churchill Theatre is in the middle of its high street in a concrete building, currently half wrapped in scaffolding but the warm staff makes up for it. And after all it is a very … Continue reading Stephen Sondheim’s Follies at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley
It is our last night in Kyoto – yesterday was a Tuesday when most museums and theatres are closed in Japan but we also had typhoon Jebi storming above us, bringing the public and tourists alike to a halt. Luckily our Ryokan guesthouse did not lose electricity like others. We ate in the main train … Continue reading Artificial intelligence and its Gear in Kyoto
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
After having joined giving standing ovations to Jakop Ahlbom’s mind-blowing Horror piece at the London International Mime Festival (LIMF) two years ago not only is he back in 2018 with Lebensraum but me as well in the audience, again in the Peacock Theatre in Holborn, London. Horror was so different from anything I had seen … Continue reading More Lebensraum in Holborn, London
I am in Zürich in Switzerland on my own and decide to go out. The flyer for the Ballet Revolucion catches my eye in the hotel lobby but the cheapest tickets are already 68 Swiss Francs and the soundtrack is with the likes of Justin Bieber and Enrique Iglesias a bit too charts-orientated for me. … Continue reading Swiss Hundeherz in Zürich, Switzerland