Category Archives: Theatre

Office Party – The show that’s a party

Depending on your point of view and your general level of ill-feeling towards your co-workers, annual work parties are either the highlight of your social calendar or your own personal vision of hell. Held at the head office of ‘Product … Continue reading

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London Burlesque Week

Feather fans? Check. Sequins? Check. Pasties? Front and centre. London’s love-affair with all things burlesque hits a crescendo this month as the biggest showcase of international burlesque artists rolls into town for Chaz Royal’s International London Burlesque Week. There’ll be … Continue reading

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Wilton’s: the world’s oldest surviving music hall

The world’s oldest surviving music hall once entertained Londoners with theatre, bawdy songs, opera, variety acts, circus performers and more. It’s a magical venue that takes you back to an East London of flickering gas lamps, ageing syphilitic prostitutes, gin-ravaged … Continue reading

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Dan’s Jukebox: Pet Shop Boys

With over 100 million albums sold world wide, you can’t talk about UK music without giving props to electro-pop duo Pet Shop Boys. They’ve had massive international success with West End Girls, collaborated with Dusty Springfield, remixed tracks for Madonna … Continue reading

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Theatre: ‘The Red Shoes’ at the BAC, London

Based on the macabre fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, The Red Shoes is a surreal and dark cabaret adapted and directed by Emma Rice and performed by Cornish theatre company, Kneehigh. Narrated by drag queen Lady Lydia and combining … Continue reading

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Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales – theatre review

Jeremy Dyson’s adaptation of five grown-up Dahl tales retains the author’s sense of the deliciously malign while injecting a healthy dose of black humour, and the strongest stories here succeed in delivering genuine tension. At 80 minutes it romps along … Continue reading

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