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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, London, Theatre, Theatre

Le Gateau Chocolate- Icons

I love me some drag. Something about drag queens just speaks to my soul. I don’t know whether it’s the glitter, the sass or the wholehearted embracing of being outside of the normal, but I just love it. I have eaten up season after season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and the unbelievable beauty of these Queens. However, a couple of weeks ago at Soho Theatre, I experienced a new kind of Drag. Something more raw and more real, yet still absolutely dripping in sequins and sass. And  ...

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Culture, Theatre

In Praise of Panto

When you think of Christmas, what springs to mind? Tinsel? Trees? Red cups? Family size tins of Quality Street? When I think of Christmas, I think of work. For actors, the festive season is a cornucopia of casting opportunities, which let’s be frank, for the majority of us is not the case the rest of the year. Why? Well, because panto is still as much of a Christmas stalwart as mince pies, having a squashed Satsuma in the bottom of your stocking and falling asleep in front of the Queen’s  ...

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Culture, Events, London, Theatre, Theatre, West-End

Lumos Gala at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Bet there’s an awful lot of you reading this post who are HUGE Harry Potter fans. You could quote the books, discuss which Hogwarts house you’d be in and what your wand would be made out of for hours. J.K Rowling is your Kween and you constantly screenshot her tweets to whatsapp to your pals with a crown emoji. But how many of you Potterheads know much about the charity she founded, Lumos? I didn’t know jack about it until I was approached and asked if I’d consider  ...

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