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Acting, Culture, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

Bend it Like Beckham- Phoenix Theatre

A couple of weeks ago I had a jaunt down to the Phoenix Theatre to catch the latest screen-to-stage adaption to hit the West End (on that, by the way, WHY HAS NO-ONE ADAPTED ‘HOOK’ FOR THE STAGE YET?! COME THE FUCK ON WORLD). Yes, Bend It Like Beckham is the latest movie to received the MT treatment and has landed at the Phoenix Theatre with all it’s bhangra and footballs firmly in place. I met up with Rebecca, Michaela, Wilma and assorted other  ...

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Two Trips to the Royal Albert Hall

Standing like a huge domed coliseum at the edge of Hyde Park lies the Royal Albert Hall, home to hallowed classical concerts and full of culture vultures taking in various big name gigs. Last time I went  was to see god of jazz Pat Metheny about ten years ago, and was sat so high up in the gods that I spent most of the gig with my hands over my eyes trying to control an onset of unwelcome vertigo. So that was a good live experience. Last week I had the wonderful pleasure of nestling into  ...

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Culture, Film

Into The Woods

Could there be more of a buzz around the opening of Into the Woods?! For weeks, nay MONTHS now my social media feeds have been awash with squealing stageys posting teasers, trailers, photos and clips of the latest collaboration between Disney and MT god Sondheim. Earlier this week I was invited to go to a preview screening of the flick which I was super excited about because a) I have never been to a film preview before and I felt well important and b) I am a secret squealy stagey (who has  ...

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Culture, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

Theatre Thought: Shakespeare In Love at the Noel Coward

Last week I decided to make the most of my newly found (f)unemployment and trundle down to take in a midweek matinee. Is there a greater pleasure I ask you? Sneaking inside a theatre and nestling down among the red velvet to be entertained on a Wednesday afternoon whilst all around you harassed looking suits and court shoes run frantically into Pret to pick up their standard crayfish and rocket sandwich, before diving back into a board (bored) meeting all afternoon. Surely, the midweek  ...

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