Theatre

Things to do in London

Emilia: The play that you have to see

I went to Emilia the play for all the wrong reasons. I had seen the posters a few times on the tube, and the costumes on the three women reminded me of the dresses that the Schuyler sisters wear in Hamilton the musical. I loved Hamilton, and the reason I wanted to go to Emilia […]

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Theatre, exhibitions and festivals

A weird night even by London standards

One of the best things about London is that you are never the weirdest person in the room. Even if you are dressed as an 80’s hooker with a rabbit face (long story) there will still be someone on the night bus that just makes you feel all kinds of normal. What I didn’t quite […]

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Personal

Can someone please help me come out of hibernation?

Last year I was out and about every weekend, as well as least two or three nights during the week. I was visiting restaurants, discovering art exhibitions and sitting in the gods at the theatre. Then around came 2014 and I just stopped. I don’t know why I’ve stopped planning and adventuring, but I arrive […]

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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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