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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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East, Humour, London, North, South, West

If the tube lines were people…

If the tube lines were people, I imagine they’d be a bit like this. District Line  A zimmer-framed cranky old Nana who whinges every time she has to do anything. Her joints hurt in the winter and when she is out shopping, she pauses for a little sit down on all the low-rise walls outside the high-rise flats to watch the world go by with a disapproving glance.  She mourns the state of her neighbourhood and that no-one knows each other’s names. Says the phrase ‘it  ...

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Southbank Stroll

Me and some pals wanned to do something t’other night. It was a Friday. We’d finished work for the week. It felt right to celebrate getting through another laborious week in the office. YET we were quite poor and on a time constraint. We scoured Time Out and Londonist and Skint London and all  those other lovely sites that help flailing-fun-hungry (flungry) Londoners and yet couldn’t find anything that cut the mustard (side note- how DOES one cut mustard? Answers on a  ...

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