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Things to See and Do: Thursday 23rd March

It’s been a bit of a tough week in London, but here are a few ideas on what to see and do if you are venturing up to the capital.  407 more words

Review Round Up: Love in Idleness, Menier Chocolate Factory

Trevor Nunn directs this revival of Terence Rattigan’s comedy which stars Eve Best, Helen George, Anthony Head and Edward Bluemel. Here is what critics have been saying about it:  361 more words

Drawing: Tom Hollander in Travesties

Tom Hollander’s welcome return to the stage after a six-year absence has resulted in a Best Actor Olivier Award nomination for his ‘career-best’ performance in Tom Stoppard’s golden oldie TRAVESTIES. 216 more words


THEATRE REVIEW: Love In Idleness starring Eve Best, Anthony Head & Helen George


WHERE: Menier Chocolate Factory

WHEN: 18/3, press night 20/3, runs to 29/4

Eve Best (pictured above) is 1 of our favourite actresses and here she plays a widow ‘living in sin’ with a Cabinet minister, much to the horror of her 18-year-old son who is returning home after evacuation in World War Two. 284 more words


She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory)

Seen at the Afternoon performance on 30th December 2016.

I have fond memories of the 1990s Savoy Theatre production, an elaborate turntable affair with Ruthie Henshall and John Gordon-Sinclair. 363 more words

7 London theatres to try on a budget

It seems a few people caught my post on the 7 ways to get a cheap theatre seat in London. Well, it occurred to me not long after posting it that there is in fact an eighth way: don’t go to the West End at all! 1,481 more words


She Loves Me (Menier Chocolate Factory)

A delightful revival of the Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock musical is running on London’s fringe right now, and I heartily recommend it.

You might have come across this story before, in the films ‘The Shop Around The Corner’, ‘In The Good Old Summertime’ or ‘You’ve Got Mail’.  397 more words