PREVIEW: Paul Wager @Dadiani Fine Art

The London based gallery will be presenting the work of Paul Wager from the the 15th April to the 31st May.  As an experienced artist, his work is considered to be tough and uncompromising images of war, insurrection and the human bid for freedom. The twenty works that he has constructed, using steel armatures, are… Read More

PREVIEW: The EY Exhibition:Wifredo Lam, Tate Modern

In September, Tate Modern will be presenting a retrospective of the Cuban modernist painter Wifredo Lam, in the first museum exhibition of his work in London since 1952.  This new display of the artist’s work will include over 200 paintings, drawings, photographs and prints, all tracing his sixty year career from the 1920’s to the… Read More

Review Round Up… The Winter’s Tale,

The Royal Ballet is currently performing Christopher Wheeldon’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tale of love and loss. But what have critics made of this revival?  The Guardian:**** “Winter’s Tale already looks like a ballet that can build through the interpretations of future generations.” The Telegraph: **** “This revival confirms The Winter’s Tale as a modern classic,… Read More

Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Casting for The Taming of The Shrew

Casting for Caroline Byrne’s The Taming of the Shrew at the Shakespeare’s Globe has been confirmed.  The production will feature an all Irish company, marking the centenary of the Easter rising by revisiting 1916 Ireland and remembering the role that women played in the fight for independence. Two sisters are being married off. Bianca is… Read More

PREVIEW: Pleasure, Lyric Hammersmith

The Royal Opera will present the London premiere of Pleasure at the Lyric Hammersmith next month, the operatic debut of English composer Mark Simpson.  This is the Royal Opera’s first co-commission and co-production with the Lyric Hammersmith and features a libretto by Melanie Challenger and is directed by Tim Albery. Val works the toilets in Pleasure,… Read More

Review Round Up… Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant star in this  biopic about Florence Foster Jenkins, an heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera star.  The Guardian:***Peter Bradshaw called it: “Stephen Frears’s enjoyable, sentimental movie.” Variety: “bright, bubbly and suitably ear-bursting biopic of surely the least gifted chanteuse ever to sell out Carnegie Hall.” Hollywood Reporter: “a warm-hearted celebration… Read More

Cast for Human Animals Announced

Stef Smith’s play arrives at the Royal Court Theatre from the 18th May, running until the 18th June.  This Royal Court debut play from Stef Smith will be directed by Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie. In the overcrowded city, nature is getting out of control. The mice are scratching between walls, the pigeons are… Read More

Review Round Up…The Jungle Book

This latest reboot of the classic animated Disney film based on Rudyard Kipling’s book is filled with CGI – but can it still impress the critics?  The Guardian: **** “a terrifically enjoyable piece of old-fashioned storytelling and a beautiful-looking film: spectacular, exciting, funny and fun.” IGN: ” Favreau’s take on the story amplifies the 1967 animated… Read More

REVIEW: The Taming of the Shrew, Arts Theatre

Everything is switched around in this clever production of Shakespeare’s play, which puts the women in charge and the men needing to be tamed…  Playing as part of the new Verve Festival at Above the Arts Theatre, Theatre company Custom/Practise twists genders and roles in this fascinating and hilarious production – which shows what would… Read More

REVIEW: Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s latest exhibition focuses on the changing attitudes toward underwear from the 18th century to the present day, revealing two very different sides to the way in which we wear it: practical and provocative. This light and breezy exhibition devoted to our changing attitudes towards underwear from the 18th century filled… Read More