Roald Dahl, Tim Minchin, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and a crew of amazingly talented children to make you feel bad about your own meager accomplishments; what’s not to like?
Continue reading “Matilda, Cambridge Theatre”
I’ll give Nice Fish the benefit of the doubt and say that I just wasn’t the target audience – but this may be the first play I actively regret seeing.
Continue reading “Nice Fish, Harold Pinter Theatre”
If you’re a musical theatre fan, Murder Ballad is a great opportunity to see some astounding voices in a (relatively) intimate setting.
Continue reading “Murder Ballad, Arts Theatre”
A pretty intense day – worth going early and standing towards the front of the route if you’re prioritising the procession over ‘other’ activities. Also worth wandering to enjoy the full range of food and music too.
Throughout August, the National Theatre ran their ‘River Stage weekends’, hosting a series of guests from drag to modern dance. Unfortunately I was out of London for the majority of the month, but I was at least able to make the first weekend’s offering of ‘The Glory’.
Continue reading “The Glory, National Theatre River Stage”
Strange but beautiful. Again, I was incredibly lucky with the sunshine, but the range of musical, theatrical, literary, and gastronomic events means a gorgeous weekend whatever the weather.
If you can put aside your politically correct tendencies for a few hours, then there is a hilarious, catchy and strangely uplifting evening to be spent at ‘The Book of Mormon’.
Continue reading “Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales theatre”
Bistro Union, Clapham has a menu of well-prepared comfort foods like steak and chips, fish pie and macaroni cheese that always go down a treat, with friendly staff that will keep you coming back.
Continue reading “Bistro Union, Clapham”
A great day for anyone who loves the value and camaraderie of music festivals, but who doesn’t want to deal with camping / bad food / culture of ‘overindulgence’.
A beautifully staged adaption of this classic, focusing on the novel’s dystopian atmosphere in a way that leaves you feeling unsettled in the good way. Continue reading “1984, Playhouse Theatre”