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

The Chinese New Year’s Extravaganza at The Broadway Theatre in Catford

Catford’s Broadway Theatre has been on my list of London venues yet to discover first-hand for a while – no wonder I am blown away by the unexpected size of this historic music hall and admire its art deco interior already in the box office. Here panto seasons are advertised on loud posters: The previous … Continue reading The Chinese New Year’s Extravaganza at The Broadway Theatre in Catford

A girls’ night out at Circus Roncalli in Hamburg

Expect Hamburg in July fully in the guest play season as most theatres are taking a summer break. A girls’ night out has therefore been arranged to visit Germany’s most famous circus, so popular it leads Playmobil’s evergreen range for decades, completely with the Roncalli branding and its signature tent and performers. Recently Roncalli received … Continue reading A girls’ night out at Circus Roncalli in Hamburg

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

A new array of adjectives to consider before Le Reve at the Wynn in Las Vegas

The Wynn hotel in Las Vegas targets those visitors who love the Bellagio hotel’s luxurious interior but do not agree with its constant visits of daytime admirers. It also operates a strict rule of no alcohol for those who cannot prove that they are under 21, for its grime pool party and its terrace bar … Continue reading A new array of adjectives to consider before Le Reve at the Wynn in Las Vegas

Bioluminescence in Bologna: Cirque Du Soleil’s Toruk, based on James Cameron’s Avatar

Finally I am in the same city at the same time as Toruk, Cirque Du Soleil’s take on James Cameron’s Avatar. I wanted to see it since I first stumbled upon a call for puppeteers in the newsletter of the Jim Henson Association years ago. Now I am in Bologna, a lively city on a … Continue reading Bioluminescence in Bologna: Cirque Du Soleil’s Toruk, based on James Cameron’s Avatar