“We are immigrants, we are getting things done”: Hamilton at the West End’s Victoria Palace Theatre

Last year I received raised eyebrows when explaining that Hamilton tickets cannot be booked eight months in advance – folks from abroad had made their travel arrangements already and put Hamilton on the agenda. After months of trying to win £10 tickets through the musical’s app, tickets for July finally became available in April (advanced … Continue reading “We are immigrants, we are getting things done”: Hamilton at the West End’s Victoria Palace 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

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

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

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