The Theatre Event of the Year

Ian McKellen on stage. Ian McKellen on stage is the closest you get to an autobiography by this amazing human being. He is not interested in writing up his life journey but he is quite excited to share it. With you. With the audience. On stage. For a limited run. The play is around 2,5 hours long, with an interval. The play is basically a love letter to theatre. Sir Ian McKellen talks about the history of British theatre, growing up, getting into acting, being gay under the Thatcher government and of course Shakespeare. There are some candid stories about … Continue reading The Theatre Event of the Year

Death of a salesman – Opening Weekend

It’s the opening weekend for Arthur Miller’s Death of a salesman at the West End! Leading the cast is Wendell Pierce & Sharon D Clarke, meeting them was an absolute honour.After the play I was rather emotional and discussing the play with the cast was the best perk. Death of a salesman is THE BEST play I’ve ever seen.The music, a mix of jazz, blues & gospel sets the atmosphere of the room. The casting is exceptional and the set is stunning. I wasn’t familiar with the story and this production brought me to tears 4 times in 3 hours. … Continue reading Death of a salesman – Opening Weekend

Lungs – Old Vic Theatre

Lungs is a play for our time. It’s a thought provoking climate change drama with often poignant scenes. The opening act welcomes us in the middle of a freak out session between our characters, played Matt Smith and Claire Foy. It sets the tone for the remaining 80 minutes of hilarious, emotional, hectic and gut-punching minutes we will go through. I haven’t seen the Crown – nor will I ever – but I am a huge Doctor Who fan, and this has nothing to do with what I am about to say but Matt Smith and Claire Foy show us … Continue reading Lungs – Old Vic Theatre

An enemy of the people

Went to see #AnEnemyOfThePeople last night. #alexkingston is excellent as Doctor Stockman and Malcolm Sinclair is a great partner in the role of Mayor Peter Mattsson.But honestly the whole cast is just superb and the adaptation is fitting really well with today’s society. Last night’s Q&A was a great discussion on women’s role in society, gender roles, creative choices and rain. ☔If you wanna know why we talked about the rain go and watch this play. Continue reading An enemy of the people

September Program

Shakespeare a bit differently… At a basement. In Alexandra Palace… For the first time in the 150 year history of Alexandra Palace, its basements will be opened for a theatrical performance by immersive theatre mavericks, RIFT. RIFT have produced Shakespeare in usual locations for the last ten years, most notably; The Tempest over six months from an East London Shop, and Macbeth, overnight at the Balfron Tower in Poplar. These interpretations use formal experimentation to lay their plays bare and explore them from the inside out. Midsummer Night’s Dream is no different, RIFT utilise the cavernous atmosphere of the basement … Continue reading September Program

All About Eve

All about Eve, Noel Coward Theatre, London, 2nd February, Opening Night. The play is the adaptation of the 1950’s masterpiece with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter and George Sanders. The movie has many iconic scenes, and even more iconic quotes. Funny business, a woman’s career, the things you drop on the way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you‘ll need them again when you get back to being a woman. I was super hyped to see this play and to hear my favourite quotes being delivered by the brilliant Gillian Anderson, live, on stage, in London. I had big expectations and they were met, when … Continue reading All About Eve