Laura Marling – The Grand Eagle Hotel Ball

Recently there has been a wave of immersive theatre in London, led by Punchdrunk , Felix Barrett’s innovative audience-interactive dramas,. Now Secret Cinema have got in on the act with this extraordinary blend of theatre, live music and promenade.  Audience members are given strict instructions to bring with them gifts for a stranger, flowers for MrsContinue reading “Laura Marling – The Grand Eagle Hotel Ball”

Marlon Brando: The magic and the madness

The magic: by the end of the fifties Brando had already made several films that defined the art of screen acting. A Streetcar Named Desire (51), inventing the screen rebel (The Wild One), and giving the screen’s most famous improvised dialogue performance in On The Waterfront: ‘I coulda been a contender. I coulda had class.’Continue reading “Marlon Brando: The magic and the madness”

Patti Lu Pone – Leicester Square Theatre

Patti Lu Pone Leicester Square Theatre Sunday 16 – Sunday 23rd June Patti Lu Pone is a big star. She has won two Tony Awards and an Olivier and was Fantine in the original Royal Shakespeare  Production of Les Miserables. As a musical theatre star they don’t come much bigger. The audience was full ofContinue reading “Patti Lu Pone – Leicester Square Theatre”

Blood Wedding, Waterloo East Theatre

Review of Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre) by Frederico Gardcia Lorca Directed by Zoe Ford Waterloo East theatre – June 12th to July 7th In the 1930s Lorca wrote a group of plays that were later known as the “rural trilogy”, together with Yerma and The House of Bernardo Alba. Blood Wedding has a grippingContinue reading “Blood Wedding, Waterloo East Theatre”

Blind Date

Blind Date, Sarah Northan. Charing Cross Theatre May 30th 2013   I used to love dating shows. Blind Date was my favourite TV dating programme. I watched it, glued to the television every Saturday evening from 1991 to approximately 1996. Unfortunately this new play by Sarah Northan has nothing in common with Cilla Black exceptContinue reading “Blind Date”

Femen: Ukraine’s feminist shock troops

Either the Ukrainian feminist group are blazing a trail for feminism or they are setting the clocks back to the pre-Germaine Greer early days of the women’s movement. One thing I know for sure is that it will be impossible for any of their detractors to describe them as hair-legged man-haters or any other hatefulContinue reading “Femen: Ukraine’s feminist shock troops”

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