Highlights

Was Boris A Good Mayor of London?
Posted in: Highlights, Videos

Britain is in the market for a new Prime Minister. Though it is Conservative Party members who will be making the decision, who they choose will have implications for all of us. With Boris Johnson the clear front runner, it’s worth asking what might a Boris led county look like? Luckily, we have a case study right […]

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Features

View of St Paul's Bankside
Bankside And South Bank, Tips For Summer Along The River
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Galleries & Museums, Movies & TV Shows, Places, Shows & Exhibitions

Bankside and South Bank can both lay claim to being the cultural heart of the Thames. Expect tourists and UK-based visitors to flock there this summer to savour some of the galleries, restaurants, theatre, cinema and riverside sights on offer. Luckily, only a flight of steps separates one from the other so you can quite […]

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Reviews

Theatre

  • Michele Terry as Hotspur, Henry IV
    Henry IV, Part 1 (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Prince Harry hanging out in taverns with his rowdy mates, much to the disappointment of his father who prefers behaviour more becoming of a prince. The plot sounds vaguely familiar but with our own Prince Harry now happily wed and out of the clubs, rewind 600 years to the years preceding the Battle of Agincourt […]

  • The Murdér Express (Theatre)
    Posted in: Bars & Clubs, Drama & Theatre, Food & Dining, Reviews

    A murder-mystery on the Murdér Express steam train departing from a reconstructed train station at the Pedley Street Arches, Tower Hamlets. Is it theatre, is it a pop-up restaurant? Well, few before have ‘popped up’ with the lavish attention to detail and period grandeur of this immersive dining experience presented by award-winning creative collective Funicular. […]

  • Theatreland
    The Theatre of Quantum Physics
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    JUDGING by the physics-themed theatre productions cropping up in autumn, it’s going to be a pretty cerebral November in both the theatre Fringe and the West End. And even if you don’t know your Newton’s from your Einsteins, it will hopefully prove an entertaining challenge to get your head round quantum physics on the London […]

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

    This Oscar Wilde play was originally titled The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. Wilde added the extra as if concerned we might miss the point. And it’s heartening how the comedy elements have passed the test of time, perhaps because of ‘serious’ people forever finding new meaning in the once […]

  • 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 […]