To be frank, I don’t know much about psychosis, or mental illness in general. And given the recent attempt to raise awareness via social media, I am not alone in my ignorance. Continue reading “4.48 Psychosis – Collide Theatre Company”
For its 2015 international tour, the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre brought Swan Lake to the London Coliseum, decidedly raising the bar for future performances of this romantic classic tale. Continue reading “Swan Lake with the St Petersburg Ballet at the London Coliseum”
Para bailar la bamba, Se necesita una poca de gracia
The Ballet Folklorico de Mexico de Amalia Hernandez re-visited London after a 20 year hiatus from this city. What did we expect? I’m not sure. What was it like? In a word: sensational.
The programme consisted of 9 sections, each act accompanied with the impressive, live, Mariachi-type musicians, replete with sombreros. Continue reading “Ballet Folklorico de Mexico De Amalia Hernandez at the London Coliseum”
Buttercup Bill is billed as a “Southern Gothic Romance”. It is the first production of Sadie Frost and Emma Comley’s new outfit Blonde to Black Pictures, set to be released in the UK August 2015. It is also a debut feature from New York film makers Remy Bennett – who also stars in the film – and Emilie Richard-Froozan. Continue reading “Film Review: Buttercup Bill”
Rajeev Goswami’s Beyond Bollywood at the London Palladium can only be described as an extravaganza. I haven’t seen any Bollywood films but this is exactly how I imagine they would be. The acting is over the top, melodramatic and peppered with slapstick comedy, but that’s all part of the fun. Continue reading “Beyond Bollywood review”
Interview with Lucy Pickles, who plays the leading role of Margrit, in ‘The Feast of Solhaug’ at the Baron’s Court Theatre in London.
Q: How does it feel to star in the English-language premier of The Feast at Solhaug?
A: It’s very exciting for all of us – we are officially making history this evening on our opening night.
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On Thursday night I had the pleasure of going to the Baron’s Court Theatre (below the Curtain’s Up Pub) to see Henrik Ibsen’s The Feast at Solhaug. The play, first performed in 1856 and written predominately in rhyming verse, was the first of Ibsen’s plays to be publicly successful. Yet this is the first time it has been performed in English.
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On Tuesday I went to Sadler’s Wells for a night of jazz and modern dance. I, unlike almost everyone I know, hate jazz. And I would go to the ballet a thousand times before I chose to see a modern dance performance. Yet, there I was, sat in the vacuous and beautifully stark Sadler’s Wells theatre in Islington, waiting for “The Pursuit of Now” to begin. Honestly, even the name annoys me.
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