‘The Son’

“Everything will be alright”. Of course it wasn’t to be and I do blame the parents completely. The story of an adolescent with mental health issues which come to the fore following his parents divorce and father’s remarriage. Written by

‘The Son’

“Everything will be alright”. Of course it wasn’t to be and I do blame the parents completely. The story of an adolescent with mental health issues which come to the fore following his parents divorce and father’s remarriage. Written by

Hansard – the play

I don’t want to give too much away about this excellent new play by Simon Woods, his first I understand. I absolutely loved it. I do hope he continues writing. Playing at the National Theatre. A two-handler starring Lindsay Duncan

Hansard – the play

I don’t want to give too much away about this excellent new play by Simon Woods, his first I understand. I absolutely loved it. I do hope he continues writing. Playing at the National Theatre. A two-handler starring Lindsay Duncan

‘Bitter Wheat’ – #metoo

This play at The Garrick Theatre started well. It was very amusing – a film producer in Hollywood lives a life centred entirely around himself. Acerbic, sarcastic, verbal, vile but amusing. His staff avoid conflict by obeying his every command,

‘Bitter Wheat’ – #metoo

This play at The Garrick Theatre started well. It was very amusing – a film producer in Hollywood lives a life centred entirely around himself. Acerbic, sarcastic, verbal, vile but amusing. His staff avoid conflict by obeying his every command,

The Russian Museum

Such a treasure trove of remarkable art, i won’t attempt to tell all about these remarkable works (other than to identify them where I can) but I learnt so much about Russian art history, it was cultural overload (in a

The Russian Museum

Such a treasure trove of remarkable art, i won’t attempt to tell all about these remarkable works (other than to identify them where I can) but I learnt so much about Russian art history, it was cultural overload (in a

Martin Randall – the best tours

My trip to Russia was organised by Martin Randall Travel London (with an office in Australia too). They are, in my opinion, the leaders in cultural tours. They are well planned, engage experts who really know their stuff and who

Martin Randall – the best tours

My trip to Russia was organised by Martin Randall Travel London (with an office in Australia too). They are, in my opinion, the leaders in cultural tours. They are well planned, engage experts who really know their stuff and who

Peterhof – Peter the Great’s Palace

A stunning palace with magnificent grounds on the Bay of Finland. The fountains are all gravity fed from the nearby hills. Peter the Great certainly did have a thing for water. We came back to the city on a hydrofoil,

Peterhof – Peter the Great’s Palace

A stunning palace with magnificent grounds on the Bay of Finland. The fountains are all gravity fed from the nearby hills. Peter the Great certainly did have a thing for water. We came back to the city on a hydrofoil,

The Hermitage

We were blessed by being the first group into the palace and below shows a room with no one in it. This didn’t last long as the Summer Palace is the most desired tourist destination in Russia. The level of

The Hermitage

We were blessed by being the first group into the palace and below shows a room with no one in it. This didn’t last long as the Summer Palace is the most desired tourist destination in Russia. The level of