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Sarcasm, sardines and sheiks in Noises Off at The Garrick Theatre

Wednesday 16th of October 2019

“Noises off” are sounds made offstage intended for the ears of the audience. It is also a 1982 farce by the English playwright Michael Frayn focusing on the back-stage conversations and arguments ...read the rest



Heartbeat of Home at Piccadilly Theatre – Riverdance reborn

Friday 6th of September 2019

I still remember the jaw-dropping moment when I saw Riverdance all those years ago – a vast group of Irish dancers in perfect synchronicity with incredible high kicks and huge energy.

Heartbeat ...read the rest



Learn to dance salsa in a day

Sunday 7th of April 2019

I encouraged my neighbour to join me on Saturday for an intensive five-hour Salsa Rapido beginners’ class at Bar Salsa Soho.

As soon as we entered Bar Salsa – on Charing Cross Road just five mi...read the rest



Imagination, illusion and impossibilities in The Twilight Zone (Ambassadors Theatre)

Saturday 23rd of March 2019

The eight intertwined stories presented originally through this production reflect 1950s America’s obsession with all things alien, UFO, sci-fi, space travel, cryogenics, paranormal and psychology.
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Feminist fun at Emilia! at The Vaudeville

Thursday 14th of March 2019

In a smart spin on the days when men played all roles in theatre, Emilia presents a diverse all-female cast playing both female and male characters.

Three leads play Emilia Bassano during various s...read the rest



Music and dance from the Swinging Sixties at Rip it up! At The Garrick

Sunday 10th of March 2019

This musical extravaganza is a powerhouse of singing and dancing in celebration of the music and fashions of the 1960s. It features an impressive line-up including: Aston Merrygold (JLS), Harry Judd (...read the rest



The Girl on the Train at Richmond Theatre

Tuesday 12th of February 2019

Tonight was the official opening at Richmond Theatre of this new stage play of “The Girl on the Train”. There were a few VIPs (Matthew Kelly, Les Dennis and Tom Conti) around to see the theatrical...read the rest



Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn in True West at The Vaudeville Theatre

Sunday 16th of December 2018

At times unnerving and at other times darkly humorous, this tense tale of sibling rivalry by Sam Shepard – set in the heat of the American desert – draws you in, holds you on the edge of your seat...read the rest



RSC’s Merry Wives of Windsor at The Barbican

Friday 14th of December 2018

What a jolly evening! RSC’s production of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor brings TOWIE and pantomime bling to The Barbican.

There are two main stories. The main theme regards down-on-his-...read the rest



Oscar Wilde’s “An Ideal Husband” – Still fresh and funny

Thursday 26th of April 2018

It’s amazing how this play manages to still feel so fresh and relevant – no doubt this is helped by Jonathan Church’s direction. The themes of morality, integrity and politicians resonate strong...read the rest



A gastronomic and artistic feast – “An evening of meat” immersive performance at The Vaults, Waterloo

Tuesday 10th of April 2018

I always enjoy going to The Vaults deep below Waterloo station and passing along the graffiti tunnel to the dark entrance. It feels as edgy and alternative as the performances there. And tonight was n...read the rest



Young Frankenstein the Musical – A monster hit

Friday 1st of December 2017

This musical comedy will appeal to all – young and old, male and female. It’s hilariously funny and based on Mary Shelley’s well-known, timeless story. The script and the songs have Mel Brooks s...read the rest



Everybody’s talking about Jamie – A modern, exuberant musical

Thursday 23rd of November 2017

The story is simple. 16 year old Sheffield school boy Jamie dreams of being a drag queen and is supported by his mum and diverse friends while being the target of ridicule and bullying. It’s a sort ...read the rest



Between the sheets burlesque at Udderbelly

Saturday 5th of August 2017

Having thoroughly enjoyed the Black Cat Cabaret at Udderbelly in June (https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/blogs/showblog.php?post=3853), and being a fan of Burlesque (no pun intended) I went along for the ...read the rest



Dine in the banking glory of yesteryear in the heart of the City

Friday 21st of July 2017

This is just what the City of London needed. A fabulous new – well sort of – place where you can drink, dine and even relax in a spa. There are an astonishing nine restaurants – including counte...read the rest



Marvellous Californian wine and great steaks at Smith & Wollensky, Embankment

Friday 7th of July 2017

I’ve passed this lively and impressive-looking restaurant in the Adelphi Building on Covent Garden Riverside (five minutes from Embankment and Charing Cross stations) several times as it is right op...read the rest



Astonishingly innovative and passionate performance of Jane Eyre

Tuesday 13th of June 2017

At Richmond Theatre last night I witnessed the most accomplished, innovative and touching performance of Jane Eyre. I was truly moved by it and inspired to see plain, timid Jane transformed into a to...read the rest



“Bat out of Hell – The Musical” - Not a heavenly experience

Monday 12th of June 2017

I’m sure like many of my generation, this album defined your youth. It's one of THE biker albums. I loved it so much that I even ventured to see Meatloaf in concert many years ago. He arrived on sta...read the rest



Saucy, seductive circus fun at Black Cat Cabaret (Underbelly Festival, South Bank)

Saturday 3rd of June 2017

There’s always something fun at the Underbelly Festival on the South Bank and this year is no exception.

The Black Cat Cabaret comprises camp comperes, nearly naked dancers, stunning aerial acrob...read the rest



Motown the Musical – For lovers of Motown

Thursday 1st of June 2017

I know it’s been playing for a while but I was in a quandary about whether to go to Motown the Musical.

You see, I adore Motown music and can’t bear to hear it performed poorly. I’ve seen The...read the rest



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