You cannot furlough the spirit of summer – Shakespeare in the Garden plays The Tempest in Surrey

It was a relief when the Shakespeare In The Garden troupe got the go ahead to tour England’s pub gardens as long as social distancing measures were in place. I bought my tickets immediately as this is something which needs supporting, no matter if I would feel comfortable going on that evening or not. Having … Continue reading You cannot furlough the spirit of summer – Shakespeare in the Garden plays The Tempest in Surrey

Find a lunch time recital near you: Tuesdays at Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission

In times of lunch & learns and al desko dining it is important for anyone employed to reclaim your lunch break – you are entitled to this to give your eyes a rest from screens, enjoy your food, get fresh air and not check your phone and to a certain degree you are also responsible … Continue reading Find a lunch time recital near you: Tuesdays at Wesley’s Chapel & Leysian Mission

Standing ovations for Syndrome at the Tristan Bates Theatre

Back at the Actor’s Centre at the Tristan Bates Theatre I am invited to the opening night of Syndrome, a new play by Tina Jay and directing debut of Jack Brett Anderson. Admittedly I know little about the Gulf War of the early 1990s and always thought of all soldiers’ trauma as terribly tragic, unjust … Continue reading Standing ovations for Syndrome at the Tristan Bates Theatre

Immersive Theatre: We are a fair mob – Crooks 1926

Secretly I dream to be a location scout for pop-ups and all things show business – and love the transformation of the former King William IV pub in Elephant & Castle being transformed into the hosting grounds of Crooks 1926, a new immersive theatre experience based on the gangster scene in London’s East End of … Continue reading Immersive Theatre: We are a fair mob – Crooks 1926

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

Finally watching a long forgotten favourite: Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre

That I have not seen the West End production of Les Misérables so far surprises plenty of people, even those I did not expect to have any opinion on this. Myself astonished by this repeated reaction I look even more forward to it. Seated between the massive M&M shopping bags of Chinese tourists wearing surgical … Continue reading Finally watching a long forgotten favourite: Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre

Punk cabaret defining this year’s summer in London – Little Death Club at the Southbank’s Underbelly

The season of summer is generously applied at London’s Southbank once the Underbelly stage has been erected – this means summer lasts at the river Thames from April until September. In its 11th year this stable in the capital’s calendar has over 140 performances and events scheduled and one of the highlights already from the … Continue reading Punk cabaret defining this year’s summer in London – Little Death Club at the Southbank’s Underbelly

Ghost Stories at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith – a scare that stays with you

Because print is still the most engaging advertising channel I am already back at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith – Ghost Stories do not allow visitors under 15th, advertises with audience reaction from their “scream cam”, and has therefore been picked by me for a night out in the theatre for a big birthday with friends from Hamburg. Bringing people … Continue reading Ghost Stories at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith – a scare that stays with you

HAIR the musical – the timeless classic in Wimbledon

For the musical’s 50th anniversary production company Aria Entertainment bought Hair back on stage in 2017. I attended the London premiere in October of that year in The Vaults, a tunnel labyrinth of a venue under Waterloo Station. There was bunting hanging from the low ceiling, so it felt like being in a den or … Continue reading HAIR the musical – the timeless classic in Wimbledon

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!