The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre

Strongly recalling visits to London’s National Theatre (another prominent example of 1970s brutalism architecture), it appears the Gillian Lynne Theatre in Covent Garden also mastered an auditorium without bad seats. For the price we paid, we are more than happy with our seats in the first row of the balcony to the right, despite the apparent restricted view: Even the … Continue reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the West End’s Gillian Lynne Theatre

Planning a Hamburg trip required: Watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in German (Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind)

Happy Hufflepuffs in Hamburg at Midsummer infront of the Mehr! Theater Hamburg’s Potterheads celebrate House Pride Week and we are visiting on Hufflepuff day. My basic Potter knows Cedric Godric and Luna Lovegood as those wearing the yellow Hogwarts uniform, but I rely on the decorated banners everywhere, promoting the houses’ values for selfies and … Continue reading Planning a Hamburg trip required: Watching Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in German (Harry Potter und das verwunschene Kind)

Oh my Oz – Wicked in Hamburg

After having seen Wicked in London’s Apollo Theatre three times, I have been more than excited about the new staging which premiered in Germany’s musical capital Hamburg this September. The trailer already gave away that this dramatisation dares to be different and presented an unusual mix of dieselpunk, vapour wave and 90s revival, spiced with … Continue reading Oh my Oz – Wicked in Hamburg

Pottering around in the British Library in Kings Cross, London

The Harry Potter exhibition in the British Library is something I looked forward to see months before it opened – but then missed getting tickets for a visit at a reasonable time. So when Pottermore’s Over 18 evening event was announced I got two tickets straight away. I am taking my obviously pregnant friend with … Continue reading Pottering around in the British Library in Kings Cross, London