Coming Soon… The Colony

Starring Emma Watson and directed by Florian Gallenberger, this intense thriller will arrive in cinemas and On Demand from the 1st July.  Following one woman’s efforts to rescue her boyfriend from a brutal sect takes her on a journey right into the heart of darkness and is based on harrowing true events. The action is set… Read More

PREVIEW: Winifred Knights (1899-1947) @Dulwich Picture Gallery

The Dulwich Picture Gallery will present the first major retrospective of Slade School Artist Winifred Knights, on display from the 8th June until the 18th September.  Examining the career of the first British woman to win the Prix de Rome, this new exhibition will argue that Knights was one of the most original female artists… Read More

REVIEW: The Bodyguard, New Victoria Theatre

Based on the Warner Bros. film, Thea Sharrock’s production is a delight visually and of course musically – topped by a stunning performance from Alexandra Burke.  From the explosive opening number ‘Queen of the Night’ starting the show in style all the way through to the highly charged and emotional climax, The Bodyguard has plenty to… Read More

Review Roundup… Bug @Found111

James Norton and Kate Fleetwood star in this revival of Tracey Letts’ play exploring two people on the edge – but  were the critics on the edge of their seats?  The Guardian: *** Lyn Gardner found: “while Norton and Fleetwood are both individually good, their relationship doesn’t have the incendiary whiff necessary for it to… Read More

REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest @The Barbican

This quirky new opera first presented at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House gets a new venue for this brief run at the Barbican.  First seen in 2013, this new revival of Gerald Barry’s opera based on the classic Oscar Wilde’s great play directed by Ramin Gray enhances the comedy both physically… Read More

PREVIEW:The Joke @Camden People’s Theatre

This new play written and starring Will Adamsdale, Brian Logan and Lloyd Hutchinson explores cultural stereotypes as three characters (English, Irish and Scottish) try and escape a joke they don’t want to be in.  After its UK tour, which begins on the 21st April at the Theatre Royal Margate, the show will visit the Camden… Read More

PREVIEW:George Shaw: My Back to Nature @National Gallery

The National Gallery have announced a new display of the National Gallery’s Rootstein Hopkins Associate Artist’s work, exploring and celebrating the gallery’s collection of art.  Artist George Shaw has been a regular visitor to the National Gallery in London since he was a teenager. Armed with a sketchbook he would regularly travel to London to draw… Read More

REVIEW:Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground by Noah Preminger

This new recording from the tenor saxophonist is a bit all over the place and chaotic to listen to, but there are some good ideas mixed up in there.  There is one thing to say about Noah Preminger and his creativity: he is never short of ideas as his latest album ‘Dark Was the Night,… Read More

Tickets On Sale for Dreamgirls

Sonia Friedman Productions has today announced that tickets are now on sale to priority bookers for the transfer of Dreamgirls to the West End.  Tickets went on sale to priority bookers this morning and will be on general sale from 12 noon on the 1st April. For every performance, there will be 100 accessibly priced… Read More

Book Review: The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin

This straightforward novel is richly detailed in terms of society during the Victorian period, having plenty to say about the rules and conventions at that time.  Based on a true story, Goodwin’s book begins when the Empress of Austria arrives in England to do some hunting and meets Captain Bay Middleton, who is engaged to… Read More