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Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Monteverdi: Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr
Barbican, 29 September 2015

The Academy of Ancient Music completed their trilogy of Barbican performances of Monteverdi operas with… 523 more words

Concert Reviews

Review: Hamlet

They say good things come to those who wait. And we certainly waited. Over a year after managing by the skin of our teeth to grab some tickets for Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet at the Barbican, the day finally arrived last Saturday. 682 more words


Hamlet, Revisited

The media frenzy has died down and Cumberbatch and co have settled into the business of getting the thing done every night. I was delighted to have the opportunity to revisit the play so I could see how it had changed since the previews. 429 more words

Why did no one tell me Benedict Cumberbatch was doing Hamlet?

In case you’ve however slipped and hit your head repeatedly, you’ll be aware that TV/film star, launcher of a thousand Tumblrs, and all-round mind-throb Benedict Cumberbatch… 58 more words


Apulia - discovering Puglian cuisine (and Hamlet)

A couple of weeks ago, I experienced something very magical. It was an afternoon of passion, drama, murder, intrigue, and revenge, and I owe it to one man: William Shakespeare. 653 more words

Restaurant Reviews

Barbican centre

Barbican… We’ve all been there and had a panic attack thinking we’ll never get out and find our way home.

I know, I know… But if you dare entering the maze, you’ll discovering a peeing heaven – many toilets, loads of cubicles and a lot of toilet paper, what more do you wish for? 29 more words


Benedict CumberHamlet 4 stars, but the whole piece only 2 or 3

Yes, the entire Clarke clan (including a new favourite child) trooped to the Barbican last night to see the  much-trumpeted, much hyped, much anticipated Hamlet starring Benedict Cumberbatch. 369 more words

Family Life