Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

GUEST BLOG: How I learnt to use my eyes at a classical music performance.

I had a spare ticket to Britten’s War Requiem at the Royal Albert Hall and who better to give it to then the Audio Wave Ninja himself. Check out what he thought below: Maybe I shouldn’t have been listening to a South American electro-house DJ mix for 45minutes on the Tube immediately before attending a classical music […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Runawaykiwi goes to a play and learns about a man named Henry

Y’all know I like to book things on YPlan. I was sitting at my desk at work, head buried in a spreadsheet, when I felt an itching desire to be hit in the head with something cultural. So to YPlan I turned and booked a play called the Six Wives of Henry VIII for the following […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Danny Elfman – music from the movies of Tim Burton at the Royal Albert Hall

Let’s be honest, I booked this one because I like going to weird things at the Royal Albert Hall. They are always endlessly entertaining and done to a high standard. I mean, I haven’t seen a Tim Burton movie in years. So on a cold Monday night I rocked up expecting nothing more than some […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

I think I missed the book where Harry Potter was a cripple

The last in the series of ‘seeing famous people in real life’ plays was seeing Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan. It was challenging from the offset – the entire play is set on a remote Irish island and has the thick Irish accents to match. I’m normally quite good with accents, but this […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Sunday morning coffee and Elton Johns piano at the Royal Albert Hall

Not every lovely experience in London has to cost the earth. The Royal Albert Hall hosts Classical Coffee Mornings for the grand old price of £11.  For that you get a coffee, a pastry and an hour of classical music played by students from the Royal College of Music. Oh, and in case I forget to […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

Once: a musical where the stage turns into a bar at half time

I have always been slightly put off the the overproduced bigness of musicals. Yes they are loud, impressive and manage to rhyme almost every line; but they are not the most authentic of theatre experiences. Once totally changed this for me. Set in an Irish pub, with all the players on the stage the entire […]

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