Category Archives: Film, Theatre & Dance

The Gruffalo at The Lyric

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I am a big fan of theatre as you know. I saw many wonderful productions in 2016 and most recently, on New Year’s Eve, went to see Amadeus at The National (amaze). However there are some plays that come along that I am just not qualified to review, and I feel that I need to send someone of a far higher caliber to do the job.

This was one of those occasions.

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Wondering what to see this Christmas…

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Christmas is officially coming. I know this because the television was shouting it at me this afternoon, via adverts about turkeys, crackers and mince pies. (I LOVE MINCE PIES).

I’m a big fan of heading to the theatre over the festive season and here are some of my picks for this fuzzy sparkles-filled time.

And if you didn’t know it already,  I bloody love Christmas.

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Things to see in London this month

Off The Kings Road

Off The Kings Road

Some dates for your diary, my friends – open the month to June and plot these theatrical charms in, before July sneaks up on us…

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9 ways to get cultured in May

Maureen Lipman in My Mother Said I Never Should

Maureen Lipman in My Mother Said I Never Should

Oh well hello there.

We’ve popped out at the end of the Bank Holiday and have just 4 days left before it’s Saturday again and we can watch Thundercats in our pyjamas. (Is Thundercats even on any more?)

I’ve been away in Brighton these past few days with LM… holing up in a gorgeous airbnb flat, strolling down to the sea, eating ice cream and recharging our batteries.

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My top 9 art & theatre picks for March

Hello March

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Oh HELLO March. You’re teasing us with your blossom and sunshine and pretty face… because as soon as I step outside, my warmest gloves go on, my wooly hat gets pulled down over my ears and I CAN’T FEEL MY NOSE.

So, I’ve decided to spend the whole month holed up in galleries & theatres, watching some of London’s best productions and keeping warm and toasty…

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My Top 6 Theatre Picks for February

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February is a short month, which means we have less time to cram in all the theatre we want to see!

If you can find a way to slot in some shows this month what with Pancake Day and Valentine’s, then please take note of my suggestions and grab yourself a seat! And if you’re looking for somewhere to eat before or after, that’s local to the theatre, just get in touch – I always have a few secret places to share with you…

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Guys and Dolls Totally Rocked My Boat

Guys and Dolls Savoy Theatre

David Haig as Nathan Detroit wit the cast of Guys and Dolls. Pic by Paul Coltas

I grew up with Guys and Dolls. We listened to it in the car on the way to grandparents, we sang along to it in the kitchen while doing the washing up, I never understood anything they were singing about but I knew I LOVED it.

As I grew older, the words started making more sense, I realised that I was a bit like a mish-mash of Sarah and Adelaide and I hoped with all my heart that someone would come along with strong moral fibre, with wisdom in his head and a pipe with a homey-y aroma to sweep me off my feet. Even though I hate pipes.

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£10 Monday Theatre Tickets

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Mondays have always had a bit of a bad rep when it comes to the feel good factor. Mondays are like a wishy washy cup of tea. Or a rubber that smears your pencil scribbles all over the page, rather than rubbing it out properly. Or a damp seat on the tube that you don’t realise until it’s too late…

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5 things to see in London this January

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As you can see in the above photo, my calendar is looking pretty empty. Let me start by saying that it’s a LIE. This is how may calendar looked last week, but since I came home from my magical trip to The Cotswolds (heavenly heavenly heavenly), my diary has been filling up with all kinds of lovely (and more often rather mundane and boring) things.

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“Those were the days
when people knew how to be in love”
Annie, Sleepless in Seattle

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“Those were the days when people knew how to be in love”

Annie, Sleepless in Seattle

#LGCapturingXmas

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Magical movies
in London’s Winter Night Garden

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It’s definitely getting chillier… but fear not! Backyard Cinema have teamed up with East London’s Winterville to create the ultimate indoor, winter cinema. Set in the heart of the Christmas festival the Backyard team have created their very own enchanted forest named ‘The Winter Night Garden’, which can only be accessed and down a secret tunnel of trees. A TUNNEL OF TREES.

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– Culture Vulture –
My October Round-up

Moniker Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery

Moniker Art Fair, Old Truman Brewery

If you weren’t already aware, my blog also has a calendar, where I (and you!) can pop up events that I think are swell… and here are some of my favourites for the month ahead – glorious October – that is full of sunshine, sensational colours and so much loveliness that I can’t seem to tear myself away from Instagram!

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My 4 London theatre picks for September

And Then Come The Nightjars

And Then Come The Nightjars

It’s September. I have no idea how that happened. That means it’s practically Christmas time. is that wrong to say? Sorry. It’s not really. (It is.) September means we are officially in Autumn, which means it’s time for Sunday roastings, conkering, crunchy leafing, Hampstead Heathing and cosy nights with books, Bake Off, or perhaps you’re like me and fancy popping down to a London theatre mid-week and treating yourself to a grown up story time…

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Secret Tea Dances in London

The Mill Project

Pic from The Mill Project

Ever since Strictly burst onto our screens, partner dancing has become super cool and trendy once more. Swing dancing, jive and ballroom dancing classes have sprung up all over the city, and you may well have already heard of the likes of Swing Patrol and Swing Out London, who are at the helm of this jump’n’jive movement…Continue Reading…

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My 5 London theatre picks for August

You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews

You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews

It’s Sunday! My favourite day! The day for coffees and papers and extended breakfasts that last until suppertime…

I always have my nose buried in various papers on a Sunday, and usually skip over the theatre sections as there is just SO MUCH to see. Nothing else can bring on such a severe case of FOMO*, than the arts and theatre section in a decent broadsheet.

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