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A Simple Space- Underbelly

Let me start this review, ladies and gentlemen, that I am an expert theatre goer, normally. I never sit on the end of a row 20 minutes before the curtain because I know that others will inevitably have to squeeze past me; I always slouch in my seat if there’s a little person behind so as not to impede their view; most importantly, I always seem to know where to stand at the bar in order to get served first. What can I tell you? It’s a gift. Imagine my embarrassment, then, when I reveal to  ...

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Culture, Edinburgh Fringe, London, Music, South, Theatre, Theatre

‘Scotch and Soda’ at London Wonderground

It seemed rather fitting that on the day that the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe programme was launched, I toddled off to see a show at the London Wonderground. Situated on the Southbank during the Summer, the London Wonderground and it’s sister, the Underbelly offers Londoners a sneaky peek into the Edfringe spirit, offering an eclectic programme of everything from circus to comedy via a healthy dose of cabaret on the way. The gardens too allow one to steal inside, grab a drink and perch at  ...

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Culture, London, South, Theatre, Theatre

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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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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