PREVIEW: Charlotte Bronte @ The Soane

To celebrate the 200th anniversary since the birth of Charlotte Bronte, Sir John Soane’s Museum will mark the occasion with a special exhibition, celebrating the author’s life.  The exhibition will feature a number of treasures, including sketches of the Bronte sisters that were recently discovered drawn by their sister Anne and going on public display… Read More

PREVIEW: Giselle Returns to the Royal Opera House

Peter Wright’s production of Marius Petipa’s classic tale of love and betrayal returns the Royal Opera House from the 26th February to the 15th April.  As one of the most famous romantic ballets to be created and a signature work in The Royal Ballet’s repertoire, Peter Wright’s production of  Giselle  will return to the Royal Opera House… Read More

National Theatre Announces Plans for 2016 and Beyond

The National Theatre has announced plans for forthcoming productions at the venue along the Southbank towards the end of 2016 and heading into 2017.  Here is a closer look at what expect at the theatre in the months ahead.  Young Chekhov – Olivier Theatre:  Jonathan Kent’s trilogy of works arrives from the Chichester Festival Theatre from… Read More

Victoria and Albert Museum Announce Engineering Season

The London museum is to present a season of displays and installations as part of the V&A’s first ever engineering season, running from the 18th May to the 6th November 2016.  Highlights of the season will include a site specific installation that is inspired by nature and fabricated by robots as well as the first… Read More

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Film Review Roundup

Based on the revamp of Jane Austen’s novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, have critics found this film adaptation necessary for audiences?  Variety: Andrew Barker described it as: “a moderately entertaining film, not deficient in old-fashioned costume drama when it pleases, nor in the power of being clever where it chooses, but awkward and unsatisfying.” Hit… Read More

REVIEW:Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty @New Victoria Theatre,Woking

Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of Sleeping Beauty is mesmerising to watch, rich in detail and stunningly precise performances that capture the imagination.  This brand new interpretation burst on to the scene several years ago and is still as refreshing as ever to watch. Director and choreographer Matthew Bourne has effortlessly combined traditional ballet with a more… Read More