DVD Review: Cinderella

Once upon a time, the director and actor Kenneth Branagh decided to remake the classic fairytale Cinderella for modern audiences… This stylish and sophisticated film is so much more than the basic tale of a downtrodden girl who meets a handsome prince and marries him. What Branagh and Chris Weitz have done with this live… Read More

The time I almost got to see a show at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park

Now I should have probably written this post a few weeks ago but I wasn’t sure if I would get a chance to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at the Open Air Theatre properly – but sadly I didn’t. I originally made it to Regent’s Park on a typical British Summer’s day (yes that’s… Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Victoria – A Life by A.N.Wilson

The fascination that still surrounds the life of Queen Victoria is one that never seems to end and with this straightforward biography, A.N. Wilson manages to get to the bottom as to why she is still an endless source of interest. From her temper tantrums as a child, through her early years on the throne… Read More

Dawn French Takes 30 Million Minutes Show on Limited UK Tour

Dawn French’s 30 Million Minutes live show will be heading off on a limited UK tour before heading to London’s Vaudeville Theatre in November it has been announced. Following the popularity of the show when it went on tour in 2014, Dawn French will return on stage for five performances at select venues across the… Read More

Things coming up in September…

As we slowly but surely come to the end of August it is time to start thinking about what is coming up in London in September. Things are gradually beginning to pick up again so here are a few suggestions of what to look out for: 1. Designers in Residence 2015, Design Museum: this annual programme… Read More

CD Review: Dan Trudell Plays the Piano – Dan Trudell

This latest album by Dan Trudell was created in order to remind people of piano playing skills and in this respect the record is certainly successful. There is a wonderful delicateness to his performances, particularly on tracks such as ‘Soulville’ and ‘A Woman’s Worth’ that is exquisite to listen to. All of the songs seem… Read More

Victoria and Albert Museum Announces Botticelli Reimagined Exhibition

The Victoria and Albert Museum have today announced a major exhibition exploring the ways in which artists have responded to the legacy of Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510). Taking place at the museum from the 5th March to the 3rd July 2016, Botticelli Reimagined will bring together 150 works from all around the world. Recognised as one of… Read More

British Museum Announces New Egypt Exhibition

The British Museum has today announced a brand new exhibition that will look at the history of post-pharaonic Egypt. This will be the first international exhibition that will examine 1,200 years worth of Egyptian history, revealing the transition from a majority of Christian population to Muslim as well as communities of  Jews also thriving. Titled… Read More

My Favourite Musicals That I Have Seen Live

Now while I haven’t seen all the big musicals that I have wanted to see just yet, I have still managed to see ones that I would be happy to see over and over again. This is a list of my top five musicals that I have seen and loved in front of my very… Read More

Cast announced for the UK premiere of Cherie at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House has announced the cast for the UK première of Martha Clarke’s Cheri, which arrives at the Linbury Studio Theatre from the 29th September until the 4th October. Alessandra Ferri returns to the Royal Opera House following her critically acclaimed performance in The Royal Ballet’s Woolf Works, choreographed by Wayne McGregor. Cheri will… Read More