An Adult Panto – Tinderella at the Canal Café Theatre at the Regent’s Canal in London

When her Evil Stepmother does not allow her a mobile phone and she feels she is missing out, 21 year old Ella starts speaking in emojis and hashtags. Luckily the Fairy Matchmaker understands her pain and because we are in an adult panto it does not take long for Ella to admit that has signed … Continue reading An Adult Panto – Tinderella at the Canal Café Theatre at the Regent’s Canal in London

Hans Christian Andersen in London – A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre

Exactly a year ago we came to London’s Bridge Theatre for the first time. It had only opened recently but we were standing in front of closed doors. Not even the foyer lights were switched on. I had bought the tickets a month before when looking for a Christmassy night out; not something as loud as a … Continue reading Hans Christian Andersen in London – A Very Very Very Dark Matter at the Bridge Theatre

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

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

Running out of princes with Aladdin in London’s West End

“We are running out of princes” is a beautiful statement in the week of the royal wedding and heard in the Disney musical Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre in London’s west end. It will not be the only scene that makes me laugh out loud. The story, the cartoon and most of its score … Continue reading Running out of princes with Aladdin in London’s West End

A Cave of Wonders in the British Museum in London

Sometimes we come across something by pure chance and we know immediately it is going to be relevant and important for the rest of our lives. When I was in my college years it was music-wise Franz Ferdinand’s self-titled debut album, Kate Bush’s Hounds of Love and Björk’s Medulla. Film-wise it must have been Kill … Continue reading A Cave of Wonders in the British Museum in London

An (almost) non-cynical weekend in Disneyland, Paris

What would Johann Wolfgang von Goethe say to Disneyland? He finished his poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice in 1797After some turbulence times in autumn my friend and I decided to book a trip to Disneyland Paris. We wanted a weekend without worries, too much action and brainpower. While there is enough to do for adrenaline junkies … Continue reading An (almost) non-cynical weekend in Disneyland, Paris