John Hurt to star Opposite Kenneth Branagh in The Entertainer

Further casting has been announced for The Entertainer , running at the Garrick Theatre from the 20th August to the 12th November.  The production will see John Hurt playing opposite Kenneth Branagh as Billy Rice in the final show as part of the Kenneth Branagh Theatre company’s season of plays at the Garrick Theatre. It has… Read More

Olivier Awards 2016 Nominations Announced

Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton co-hosted the awards nomination ceremony in London today- so who has been nominated for the big awards?  Best Revival: Hamlet (Barbican Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Donmar Warehouse), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (National Theatre) and The Winter’s Tale (Garrick Theatre) – Prediction: Hamlet at the Barbican.  Best New Comedy:  A Christmas Carol… Read More

Opinion: Oscars 2016

Last night’s Oscars had been surrounded by controversy leading up to the ceremony- but who were the big winners?  Best Picture: Spotlight – this hard-hitting film telling the story of an investigative journalist team investigating child abuse cases in the Boston area by numerous Roman Catholic priests was a strong contender for this award. But in… Read More

West End Shows that You Don’t Want to Miss

With Miss Saigon closing in the West End, ahead of going to Broadway here is a few more big productions you don’t want to miss in the West End before they close… 1. Bend it Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre: closing nearly after a year that it originally opened, this musical based on the hit British film,… Read More

Review Roundup…Il Trittico @Royal Opera House

Can this revival of Puccini’s trio of operas directed by Richard Jones at the Royal Opera House excite critics?  The Guardian: **** Tim Ashley wrote: ” An uneven revival – but the best of it is tremendous and Jaho is unmissable.” The Independent:  **** Michael Church found that: “This is a wonderfully rich operatic repast.” The… Read More

Album Review: Get Weird by Little Mix

As Little Mix prepare to head off on tour, can the album itself ensure that fans will have a great time hearing the songs live?  There is no doubting Little Mix’s ability to deliver great songs that are memorable for all the right reasons and refreshing in the charts, which is in serious need of… Read More

Review Roundup… A Midsummer Night’s Dream @Lyric Hammersmith

After a successful run at the theatre in 2012, the Lyric and Filter’s production is revived – but is it as good as ever?  WhatsOnStage: **** Holly Williams thought that: “It’s gleefully irreverent towards the text, and knock-you-sideways funny.” The Telegraph: **** Jane Shilling wrote: “this production never loses sight of the text as the… Read More

New Israeli Art Exhibition to Celebrate Feminism for International Women’s Day

Running at La Galleria Pall Mall from the 6th-13th March, Woman’s World will feature art from 27 contemporary Israeli artists – many of whom are new to the UK.  This multi-layered exhibition will reflect the conceptual and ideological blueprint of feminism in all its aspects such as strength, softness, pride, creativity, nobility, gender and beauty. Woman’s World is… Read More

First Look at…Miss Julie by the Buckland Theatre Company

The first production as part of the Buckland Theatre company’s launch as a full-scale producing company runs at the Etcetera Theatre until the 19th March.  Taking over the entire space at the Etcetera Theatre, this new production of August Strindberg’s play is directed by Gary Condés, with Set and Costume design by Carla Goodman and Lighting… Read More

Five Reasons Why You Should Watch Brooklyn

The winner of Best British Film at this year’s BAFTA awards and based on Colm Tôibín’s best selling novel has plenty to recommend it and here is a list of five good reasons why you need to watch it (in no particular order):  5. It’s a truly moving and heartwarming story: telling the story of one… Read More