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King Lear [REVIEW]

King Lear At The Almeida

Two years ago, we thought we saw a King Lear for our times. Derek Jacobi showed him as a quite gentle king, and we almost thought he was just pretending to be mad.

Three Sisters [REVIEW]

Three Sisters At The Young Vic

When the Young Vic first advertised its production of Chekov's Three Sisters, I was not very keen. Another depressing drama. Who needs that right now? Benedict Andrew's revival did promise updated language and certainly some pizzazz, but I wasn't sure that was going to make much of a difference.

George Michael, Symphonica [REVIEW]

Symphonica Tour

A Sunday night with George Michael: what I lucky guy I was! I had purchased these tickets just over 18 months ago, I guess I am also a patient man. But being a George Michael fan (nothing to hide here), you get used to waiting for that day when a concert gets announced.

PREVIEW: Michel Petrucciani London Jazz Festival

Michael Petrucciani

There is a mean feast coming up at the Barbican: Jazz in all its diversity, represented by some of the greatest: Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock (in his first ever solo UK concert), John McLaughlin, Chick Chorea, and Jan Garbarek. Also showing will be a film about the legendary Michel Petrucciani.

Kanjoos [REVIEW]


Another venture outside of the West End, and this time to slightly overcast South London. Tara Arts Theatre has a very community type of feel, very different to being in the West End, and I have to say quite refreshing to have a slightly different experience.

Was Marilyn Monroe Really a Savvy Businesswoman ?

Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe has been dead for more than 50 years, but her image lives on and her estate made $27million last year, according to Forbes which placed her at number 3 on its 'Dead Celebrities Rich List in 2011', right behind Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley.

Midnight Tango Returns to Light up London

Midnight Tango

After a scintillating West End show and national tour this year, Midnight Tango has announced that it will be returning to show London its sensual steps and fiery Argentine flair once more in a few months’ time.



The Man From U N C L E

The Man From UNCLE review – lifeless revival

If you were a child in the 60s, but born just too late to enjoy that decade’s major pop-culture phenomena when they were fresh, chances are that your biggest thrills were cheap and cheerful derivatives – the Monkees instead of the Beatles, and instead of Bond, American TV show The Man From UNCLE.