Interview with The Theatre Café

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The Theatre Cafe is the theatrical venue for coffee, tea and more among theatre-themed decoration in the heart of London. We managed to have a chat with the café about all things stagey! How did the café come about? We wanted a destination for those who loved theatre to head to and a place where... Read more »

The King and I

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People may instantly say “Yul Brynner” when you mention The King and I and they would be right to do so as he played the King of Siam more than 2,500 times during his life, including the 1965 film version. But at the London Palladium the show is back, last seen with Elaine Paige on... Read more »

Julie

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Since her first shocking appearance 130 years ago, Strindberg’s Miss Julie has gone through many incarnations. She has turned up in South Africa in Yaël Farber’s racially charged Mies Julie and in England, 1945, in After Miss Julie by Patrick Marber. Here in 2018 Polly Stenham’s update shifts Strindberg’s explosive play about class and sex... Read more »

Vijay’s Bar & Lounge

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There’s a new rooftop bar in town. A secret wee nugget of a place in Fitzrovia that even has its own unmarked front door. Set above Lokhandwala Indian tapas bar on Charlotte Street, Vijay’s Bar & Lounge has a moody, speakeasy feel. It’s named after Vijay Kapur, the bounder who broke Lady Charlotte Fitzrovia’s heart, and the rich decor reflects... Read more »

Fun Home

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Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's Tony Award-winning musical based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel had its UK premiere at The Young Vic and having heard the music before I was interested to see the UK production and have my first visit to the Young Vic! As musicals go Fun Home has certain unique qualities, based... Read more »

Zheng Chelsea

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If you’ll excuse a couple of bits of generalisation, Asian dining in London is a tale of extremes. Let’s start with the first generalisation; yes, I am lumping Chinese, Thai, Korean, Indian, Japanese and all points in-between and neighbouring to make my point. As for the second one … Every postcode in the capital probably... Read more »

Moonshine Saloon

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Step off the streets of west London and into the Wild West. At the end of the Kings Road, next to Jak’s and the old haunt of Embargo’s, you’ll find the Moonshine Saloon. But it’s a different experience. It’s immersive theatre with cocktails (how could this kind of entertainment ever be without?). This Wild West... Read more »

COMO Metropolitan London

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Trendy, modern and contemporary are a few words that you would use to describe this prestigious hotel situated on one of London’s iconic streets. Park Lane is home to the COMO Metropolitan London, which consists of the Nobu restaurant, providing a Japanese and Peruvian fusion of cuisine, the hip buzzy Met Bar (which is soon... Read more »