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Hostage Song at Finborough Theatre Opening June 22

I’ve never been disappointed with any production I’ve seen at the wonderful Finborough Theatre and now that the pub is re-opened, make sure you catch some of the summer lineup.   You can start in June with Hostage Song. “I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Write a Memoir for your Family at the How To Academy

I’ve heard great things about this class which takes place in Notting Hill over the course of a weekend and effectively encourages those people toying with the idea of writing a family memoir.  It sets them on the path to … Continue reading

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The Lyons

The European premiere of the American hit comedy THE LYONS by acclaimed playwright Nicky Silver will open at the Menier Chocolate Factory on September 19th.  There is a strong cast but i’m certain my children would be most impressed with … Continue reading

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Hatchards Bloomsbury Book Club with Patrick McGrath on May 30th

Today’s Financial Times had a great review of Patrick McGrath‘s “superb” new book Constance and McGrath will appear at theHatchards Bloomsbury Book Club  this month to discuss this “masterful novel of psychological suspense and marriage n 1960s America. Hatchards Bloomsbury … Continue reading

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Armstrong’s War – August 2013 at Finborough Theatre

This fully staged workshop production (prior to its official World Premiere in October 2013 at the renowned Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada) is written by multi-award-winning former Canadian Playwright in Residence at the Finborough Theatre, Colleen Murphy. Armstrong’s War … Continue reading

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The Life and Sort of Death of Eric Argyle – Soho Theatre April 3rd -20th

Eric Argyle is having a bad Sunday. It’s late. He’s still in his pyjamas. A room full of people are staring at him. And he died at 11.42am, two days ago. An issue that people don’t seem all that receptive … Continue reading

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The Living Room by Graham Greene at Jermyn Street Theatre March 2013

From the Jermyn Street Theatre:  “On the night of her mother’s funeral, Rose Pemberton does not join her Catholic family to say mass. She is in a hotel with Michael, a married psychology lecturer. Graham Greene‘s powerful and shocking play … Continue reading

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The Serpent’s Tooth by Talawa Theatre Company, November 7-17

Founded in 1986, Talawa is Britain’s foremost Black-led Theatre company.   The Serpent’s Tooth which opens in November for a brief run is billed as a potent finale to King Lear set in the basement tunnels of Shoreditch Town Hall. From … Continue reading

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Medea at Watford Palace Theatre Oct 16-Oct 27

“If there’s a God, which at the moment I DOUBT, I want you to curse him.   If there’s any justice, I want them – both of them – in a car crash.” From Watford Palace site:   “Her husband’s gone and … Continue reading

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Ansel Adams: Photography from the Mountains to the Sea, November 9 – April 23 at National Maritime Museum

Over 100 of Adams’s finest photographs, carefully selected from public and private collections across the USA will arrive at the National Maritime Museum in November. From the NMM: “Ansel Adams (1902–1984) is arguably the most popular and the most influential … Continue reading

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Laburnum Grove March 2013 at Finborough Theatre

As my readers know, i’m a loyal patron of the excellent Finborough Theatre which concentrates exclusively on thought provoking new writing, as well as rediscovering genuinely neglected works from the 19th and 20th centuries. As part of the latter focus, … Continue reading

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Hedda Gabler at Old Vic with Sheridan Smith, Sept 5 – Nov 10th

Sheridan Smith was excellent in both Flare Path and Legally Blonde and she’ll nowbe appearing  this fall in Ibsen‘s Hedda Gabbler. “Ibsen’s brilliant masterpiece on the conflict of the requirements of society and those of the individual, explores the descent … Continue reading

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Up and over the 02…..

  I’ve always thought the O2 Centre was too large a venue to actually enjoy anything there.  And now there’s a new way to gain perspective on just how big it is….   From the O2 website: “Up at The … Continue reading

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More Love

If you missed getting tickets to Love, Love, Love at the Royal Court, the theatre has just added an additional week due to popular demand.  I saw it last night and highly recommend this darkly humourous play. The story follows … Continue reading

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Treacle and Brimstone with Rupert Friend -Arcola Theatre May 2nd

Brimstone and Treacle is a controversial play renowned for being banned by the BBC.  The play, according to the Arcola, is a “glimpse into suburban paranoia, xenophobia and insularity is as revealing and relevant today as it was in the … Continue reading

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The Print Room – JUDGEMENT DAY Nov 16th- December 17th

The Print Room in Notting Hill is staging a new version of Ibsen’s final play “When We Dead Awaken” – known to be one of his most haunting plays. Written and first performed in 1899, When We Dead Awaken  is … Continue reading

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Constance- little known Oscar Wilde play at Kings Head Theatre Sept 13-Oct 22nd

Constance Olivier Award Winning company Good Night Out Presents will stage the world premiere of the only unproduced Oscar Wilde play this September at their Islington home, the King’s Head Theatre.  According to an article in the Independent the 107-seat King’s Head … Continue reading

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THE TURN OF THE SCREW, by Henry James at Barons Court Theatre – 15 Nov 2011 to 27 Nov 2011

I have mentioned the intimate Barons Court theatre before, and there are a few things on their fall schedule that look interesting.  The Turn of the Screw which is one of the great supernatural novellas of all time will be … Continue reading

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DECADE – Sept 1st – Oct 15th

I am always eager to attend theatre in unusual venues and in the  information about this show it mentions that St Katharine Docks is one of London’s best kept secrets – situated in the heart of historic London next to … Continue reading

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Lang Lang – Beethoven Concerto Cycle – Royal Albert Hall March 20-March 23

Seeing Lang Lang perform anything is a unique experience and his first complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle in London would be a superb introduction. For the last few years 27 year old Lang Lang has been heralded as the ‘hottest … Continue reading

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