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Grimm Tales at The OXO Tower

Some stories are just forever fascinating. The yarns from the mouths of the Brothers Grimm are such, constantly being retold, rejuvenated and reimagined. The version currently playing at The Bargehouse under the direction of Philip Wilson combines and stunning design and great ensemble work all dancing round the strong core of excellent storytelling. The Bargehouse (part of the OXO Tower Complex),has been transformed into a majestically macabre immersive theatre experience. Audiences are  ...

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The Ecclestone Square Hotel

Review by Ed Nightingale  It was one of those kinds of days for us all. The rain drenching London on the way to work. Tube delays not just in the morning but the evening as well. Spreadsheets going awry. Important meetings proving more stressful than they should be. The sort of day where you just want to cosy up on a ridiculously comfy bed after a hearty meal. On those kinds of days, a stay at the Ecclestone Square Hotel should sort you out a treat. For starters, each room has a vibrating  ...

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Attractions, Comedy, Culture, London, South, Theatre, Theatre

La Soiree at The Spiegeltent

Well here’s a cheeky little treat! Last week I toddled down to the Spiegeltent, located in the middle of the Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival. I’m SO glad this outdoor space has been kept open into the winter, it’s one of my favourite spots during the Summer when the Underbelly is there. However, this time it looks very different. It’s been transformed into a maze of little wooden huts, selling all manner of festive fare, from mulled wine to some excellent  ...

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Culture, London, South, Theatre, Theatre

Theatre Thought: Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse

There’s been a bit of an online hullabaloo about this one. For those who haven’t made it down to see Danielle Tarento’s latest triumph at Southwark Playhouse, a presentation of Pasek and Paul’s Dogfight, based on the 1991 River Phoenix film, let me explain. Most of the reviews praise the show for being performed by its young cast with absolute guts and gusto, say how pleasant and melodic the score is and commend Matt Ryan’s simple and effective staging. So far  ...

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