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M Will Leave You Shaken But Not Stirred (Restaurant)
Posted in: Food & Dining, Reviews

Described on Bookatable as a ‘James Bond-style restaurant’, one can only guess they are referring to its air of sophistication and cool because there’s not any Bond memorabilia in sight and the waitresses don’t look anything like Bond girls. This award-winning restaurant run by Gordon Ramsay protégé Michael Reid is too classy for that. And […]

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Drama & Theatre

  • The Not So ‘Silent Opera’
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    Fair enough, Silent Opera isn’t 100% silent but the organisers have individualized the opera experience by giving audience members headsets where they can hear the full orchestra pre-recorded. Without them you just hear six instruments accompanying the live singing. The brainchild of artistic director Daisy Evans, it conveniently allows the performers to squeeze into small, […]

  • She Wears Scented Rose (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Written and directed by Yasir Senna and with an excellent central performance by Craig Karpel as businessman Mark, this psychological drama is two-hours of edge-of-the-seat entertainment driven by surprising plot developments and five-star natural, believable acting. There’s a casting director out there somewhere giving themselves a pat on the back. Stabbed seven times during a […]

  • Adam & Eve…and Steve (Musical)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    It’s just as well in previous incarnations the Kings Head Theatre, the first pub theatre since Shakespeare’s day, was once used as a boxing ring because the near fisticuffs that follow when Adam is being fought over by Eve and his camp ‘best friend forever’ Steve, might have called for a return to the pugilistic […]

  • The History of Black Theatre in London
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Features

    The recent announcement of the National Theatre’s launch of their Bright Young Tings photography exhibition of black theatre in London from 1979-1982 will no doubt encourage discussion about the roots of black theatre here and its ground-breaking movements in this respect. Today, What’s Hot London looks back on the emergence of African and Caribbean theatre […]

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    The original title of this Oscar Wilde play was The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. Wilde added the extra as if concerned we might miss the point. Don’t worry Oscar ‘we get it! And it’s heartening how the comedy elements have passed the test of time, perhaps because of ‘serious’ […]

  • Doctor Faustus (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Most are familiar with Christopher Marlowe’s play and the seven deadly sins which haunt Doctor Faustus in this Elizabethan tragedy. Few may be aware that Faustus is described in the traditional Chorus as being from ‘base stock’ yet ambitious enough to become a physician and professor of divinity at Wittenberg University. Even then his undeniable […]

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