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The Alchemist and The Philosopher's Stone

26th September 16: You may not have heard of him but Ben Jonson is author of some of the most outrageous sitcoms of the decade. His hugely popular work is filled with colourful arrays of dodgy characters all out for themselves and getting themselves deeper and deeper into trouble with every twist and turn of the plot, heading inexorably towards their undoing as their plans get out of hand and riotous chaos ensues. 760 more words


NEEDLES AND OPIUM at the Barbican

EX Machina and Robert Lepage’s NEEDLES AND OPIUM at the Barbican Theatre was exceptional. After years of pantomime, musical theatre and plays I saw my first Robert LePage production in 2002 and I began to understand the real possibilities that existed within theatre. 108 more words


HYDROKNITS - Graduate Collection

My inspiration for this collection of knitted jumpers was the element of water. With images taken from the Thames River and the Barbican respectively, this collection was produced to replicate the beauty of this element that was momentarily distorted by natural sunlight. 24 more words

RSC Doctor Faustus

Most theatre goers are familiar with walking through the auditorium doors and having anywhere between some and no idea of what they’re about to see. Now imagine being an actor, preparing for the show ahead, uncertain of which part you’re going to play. 60 more words


Pret A Manger, Long Lane, London EC1A

London, UK, images; cafes and restaurants – sandwich bars

Address and postcode: Pret A Manger, 1 Long Lane, Barbican, London EC1A 9HA

Nearest Underground Station: Barbican Station


THEATRE REVIEW: The Alchemist starring Siobhan McSweeney

WORTH A LOOK?: ***1/2

WHERE: Barbican

WHEN: 16/9, runs to 1/10

When prostitute Dol Common (the excellent Siobhan McSweeney) is winched so she is left hanging from the ceiling (picture above) it doesn’t feel out of place in this re-imagining of a comedy by one of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. 259 more words


Programme Update: September 2016


July and August saw the roof steelwork become 80% completed with the level 10 plant level roof commenced and the waterproofing. The first load of plant has arrived to site with the chillers landed for the air conditioning within the building. 224 more words

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