If descending to the basement of foodie-destination restaurant Carousel felt like entering a Reservoir Dogs-style film set, that was entirely in keeping with the reimagining of the 13th century feud of the Capulets and the Montagues as a world of two rival Mafia gangs battling for control […]
Only a couple of weeks ago was The MiddlePeg at Soho Theatre watching a coming of age story about a guy from Herefordshire, and this week we have a story in a similar vein about a girl from Wales making a break for it in London. Seems like […]
Where to eat? Best pre-theatre restaurants in London.
Okay, I’ll venir nettoyer : asked to name a French singer, I’m likely to go Edith Piaf…er..er and that will be it. Asked to name a singer in French, however, and I’ll easily get twice as many marks. Oh yes – Jacques Brel: Belgian he might have been, as Belgian as Hergé, waffles and Hercules Poirot, but French was the language for […]
Well that was strange. Of the many ideas to be inspired by the brothers Grimm folk tales down the years, this might just be the strangest. The sight of Deptford at night—specifically its dark and miserable side-streets—doesn’t exactly conjure up the landscape of German fairy-tales, so to say […]
Reading is the root problem of this play, or, at least, a lack of careful reading by the wonderfully silly Lydia Languish. Unfortunately for Lydia, she has taken her C18th romance novels to be a truthful representation of love. As a result she will only marry a man […]
Here’s five shows that we recommend seeing this November. Number 1: Action Hero: Hoke’s Bluff at Shoreditch Town Hall The end of the American Dream. Award-winning performance company Action Hero’s present Hoke’s Bluff. It’s a contemporary theatre piece inspired by American teen sports movies, looking at how the […]
A bridge, a woman who is desperate to jump, and an untrained bystander trying to talk her down. It makes for a good set-up, doesn’t it? Well, it was a good set-up, but it just didn’t get much further than that. The playwright, Vinay Patel, tries to show […]