Just Jim Dale, Vaudeville Theatre: Review

Having made 11 Carry On films in his career, I was interested to find out more about Jim Dale from the man himself. Arriving at the Vaudeville Theatre for a limited time, Jim Dale takes audiences on a nostalgic journey of his life and career and proving how much of an entertainer he is in… Read More

Coming Soon to… The National Portrait Gallery

A new display of portraits featuring the former director of the gallery Sir Roy Strong will be on view to the public from the 19th June, running until the end of August it has been announced. Celebrating his 80th birthday this year, the portraits (with the help of photographer John Swannell) transport Sir Roy through… Read More

Hit Musical Sunny Afternoon to Perform at London Music Awards and OnBlackHeath Festival

The cast of the  award winning musical which tells the story of The Kinks will be performing live at two events in the London summer music calender. Coming up first is a performance at the London Music Awards which will take place at the Roundhouse in Camden on the 11th June. The awards, which were… Read More

CD Review: My First Love Story by Eden MacAdam-Somer

Eden MacAdam-Somer is a woman of many talents as ‘My First Love Story’ proves. A list of her skills includes: composer, violinist, violist and vocalist and are combined onto this album. Album opener ‘Fourteen Miles’ is a perfect example of the direction the album takes. Filled with variety and a Celtic feel about it, there… Read More

DVD Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

So I finally got around to watching the epic conclusion to The Hobbit series (although I knew all ready how it ended thanks to reading the book a lot while I was growing up). So what are my first impressions? Well from the start you are certainly dragged back into the centre of the action… Read More

The Producers @New Victoria Theatre, Woking: Review

I have a confession to make – although I have some knowledge about what the original film is about I have never seen The Producers! So it is lovely to rectify this by going to see the new touring production of the film while it was at the New Victoria Theatre (finished yesterday). This production stars… Read More

Book Review: The Marriage Game by Alison Weir

I love a great historical fiction book, particularly if it is set around the Tudor period. The trouble is with some of them I’m in two minds when I read them. This is one of those occasions. Alison Weir shows how Elizabeth I used the fact that she was one of the most sought-after brides… Read More

Album Review: For George, Cole and Duke by Harry Allen

This latest album from saxophonist Harry Allen is a perfect example of why composers such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Duke Ellington can still inspire a whole new generation of musicians. For George, Cole and Duke is an album that is one of the most classy and sophisticated jazz albums that I have heard… Read More

West End Musical The Commitments to Close

I hate hearing about any shows in the West End that are closing to be honest but particularly ones that I haven’t got around to seeing yet (hello Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown!) because I assumed that they would be around for a lot longer. It has now just been announced that The… Read More

The Lyric Hammersmith Announces Fifth Year of Theatre in the Square

The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre has announced the programme for the fifth season of Theatre in the Square, a series of shows which features three companies performing for passers-by on the streets in Hammersmith. This latest series will include performances of Boy Meets Girl, Monotone Man, and Citizen Squid and details of which can be found… Read More