King Lear at the Globe: homelessness, madness and mediocrity

The opening of King Lear at Shakespeare’s Globe is less ‘lights, camera, action’ and more a fizzling illumination and gradual realisation that, indeed, the play is starting. Beanie-clad and backpack-carrying folk make their way through the still chattering crowd and onto the stage – a huge ‘Keep Out’ sign at the set’s centre signals a… Continue reading King Lear at the Globe: homelessness, madness and mediocrity

Fiesta vibes at Globe’s Much Ado revival

Shakespeare’s Globe on London’s Bankside is known for its alternative takes on the classics. Their new production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Matthew Dunstar, is no exception, bringing the Bard to revolutionary twentieth century Mexico, and boldly putting a sombrero on Shakespeare. Audiences will be transported back to 1914 where political upheaval meets… Continue reading Fiesta vibes at Globe’s Much Ado revival

42nd Street Is A Toe-Tapping Success

There’s a new show in town, and it comes from the bright lights of Broadway. 42nd Street, the dance-heavy musical set in 30s New York is now showing at Theatre Royal Drury Lane, and is the perfect performance for anyone who likes toe-tapping, stunning costumes and a lot of glitter. 42nd Street follows the story of… Continue reading 42nd Street Is A Toe-Tapping Success

Show 7: The London Fashion Week Underdog

What happens when a bunch of (insanely) talented London students put on a show to kick off the much anticipated A/W 17 Fashion Week? This. Let’s face it: fashion can be insanely elitist. High prices, privileged circles, and unspoken ‘connections’ are key to the maintaining of a world that many of us will never get a taste of.… Continue reading Show 7: The London Fashion Week Underdog

Wilton’s Music Hall: Head East for Entertainment

Looking for an evening’s entertainment or a quirky cocktail? Look no further.Tucked away between Tower Hill and Aldgate Stations is a hidden gem of an establishment: introducing Wilton’s Music Hall. If you think that all of the city’s best theatres and show venues are in the West End, think again. Despite the majority of musicals… Continue reading Wilton’s Music Hall: Head East for Entertainment

ENO’s Madam Butterfly: a feast for the eyes and ears

Take several Japanese screens, a fair few Kimonos, countless lanterns and fans, and an incredibly moving score, and you have all the ingredients for ENO’s latest offering, Madam Butterfly. Puccini once again hits the London scene, and the mix of orchestral masterpiece with stunning minimalist Japanese theatre is a feast for the eyes and ears.… Continue reading ENO’s Madam Butterfly: a feast for the eyes and ears

Mamma Mia: Dancing Queens and Super Troupers

Somewhere in the crowd, there’s you me. Aka the night I went to the ultimate Abba musical.   When it’s a cold, drizzly Tuesday evening in the city, a bit of entertainment is much needed. With the current steep cinema prices (enough to buy multiple DVDs from Amazon), seeing a film, albeit on a big… Continue reading Mamma Mia: Dancing Queens and Super Troupers

ENO’s La Bohème: A Modern Bohemian Rhapsody

La Bohème at the London Coliseum ‘We have, I am afraid to say, come across one of those technical difficulties that happen every so often in performances: we have a piece of scenery that is supposed to rotate, and due to power faults, it’s simply not rotating. But rather than exclude this part from our… Continue reading ENO’s La Bohème: A Modern Bohemian Rhapsody