Category Archives: Theatre

‘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,

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

Mikhailovsky ballet

A wonderful evening at St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre for a performance of the ballet ‘Don Quixote’. The Don be the perfect ballet role for me. No dancing, just riding in on a horse and then some prancing around with a

Mikhailovsky ballet

A wonderful evening at St Petersburg’s Mikhailovsky Theatre for a performance of the ballet ‘Don Quixote’. The Don be the perfect ballet role for me. No dancing, just riding in on a horse and then some prancing around with a

Much ado about Mariinski

The original Mariinski Theatre opened in 1860 had a long and illustrious, and is presently closed for renovation. Since 1988 both the ballet company and opera company have been under the artistic leadership of Valery Gergiev, who has implemented many

Much ado about Mariinski

The original Mariinski Theatre opened in 1860 had a long and illustrious, and is presently closed for renovation. Since 1988 both the ballet company and opera company have been under the artistic leadership of Valery Gergiev, who has implemented many

A Very Expensive Poison

I sat next to a Russian couple. I wondered if he was there to hear some critic instructions from the cast. This is a play about the polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in Mayfair. Quite a large cast playing multiple

A Very Expensive Poison

I sat next to a Russian couple. I wondered if he was there to hear some critic instructions from the cast. This is a play about the polonium poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko in Mayfair. Quite a large cast playing multiple

Peter Gynt

A play by David Hare updates the issues of Ibsen’s script to the current century. Peter Gynt is searching for something: himself. Traveling from the mountains of Scotland (complete with strong Gaelic accents) to the pool-sides of Florida, he’ll meet

Peter Gynt

A play by David Hare updates the issues of Ibsen’s script to the current century. Peter Gynt is searching for something: himself. Traveling from the mountains of Scotland (complete with strong Gaelic accents) to the pool-sides of Florida, he’ll meet

Rutherford & Son

Another sell out season for a play at the National Theatre. Roger Allum starred in this play by Githa Sowerby. Somewhat autobiographical. He was very good but the promise of an overbearing father and a completely disfunctional family trapped on

Rutherford & Son

Another sell out season for a play at the National Theatre. Roger Allum starred in this play by Githa Sowerby. Somewhat autobiographical. He was very good but the promise of an overbearing father and a completely disfunctional family trapped on