Violet

An ad came up on Facebook for this show, Violet. I’d seen 2 other productions at the Charring Cross Theatre and loved them! It’s an intimate venue which means you’re never far from the action. The set up was different for this production, the stage was in the ’round’ on the floor in the middle … More Violet

Company

This is running at the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, that’s an indication that this show is a big deal. Based on a 1970 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The original production was nominated for a record-setting fourteen Tony Awards and won six. This second West … More Company

Pinter 7

This was the final set in the Pinter at The Pinter by numbers, I saw all but Pinter 2. And after being completely puzzled by Pinter 1 I found myself enjoying each one more as I understood more about where the ‘mini-plays’ were coming from. Over the series I saw some amazing actors – listed … More Pinter 7

Come From Away

This was one I booked a while ago, it came to the stage in London after playing to audiences across North America for 3 years. I was early to my seat so had a good chat to a couple of people sat around me. My neighbour was last in, still in plenty of time, he … More Come From Away

Caroline or Change

My Monday evening theatre trip took me to the Playhouse Theatre to watch this musical. Luckily this is a theatre I’ve been to a couple of times, I left my phone at work so had no instructions to follow. Annoyingly I couldn’t keep track of the distance I walked either. My seat was in the … More Caroline or Change

La Traviata

When is a live performance not a live performance? Can I claim a live screening in a cinema as one such? Well, La Traviata was really quite amazing so I’m going to, I just have to write about it! The Royal Opera House amongst others have a Live Cinema Season – those to come are … More La Traviata

Don Quixote

This is a Royal Shakespeare Production playing at the Garrick Theatre in Charring Cross Road. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t know anything about the play or Don Quixote so had no idea what to expect. I had dinner at Bill’s in Brewer Street before I walked to the theatre, I’ve been using the Bill’s … More Don Quixote

Leave To Remain

A trip to Hammersmith for this one, a theatre I’d never been to, The Lyric. When I set off on my journey from Essex it seems a long way away, but with 2 lines heading straight to Hammersmith from Liverpool Street, the journey was a smooth one, an opportunity to read one of my Christmas … More Leave To Remain