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Graeme of Thrones

Spoiler alert! Graeme of Thrones (a live theatre parody of … well, I’ll let you guess) is a guaranteed guffaw inducing hoot with loads of loving comedy pointed in the direction of its inspiration. Continue reading

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Jinkx Monsoon of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Leicester Square Theatre

Season 5 winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Jinkx Monsoon returns to the London stage this October with a short string of nightly shows at Leicester Square Theatre as part of the drag performers UK tour. Continue reading

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Preview: Simon Warner’s Viva Hypnosis at Leicester Square Theatre

Comedy hypnotist, Simon Warner, brings his mesmerising act to the West End stage for the first time in 15 years with Viva Hypnosis for two nights only at the Leicester Square Theatre just before Christmas. Continue reading

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Leicester Square Box Office: Your First Stop for the Best of London Theatre and More

For more than 20 years, Leicester Square Box Office has been offering tickets to the public for a variety of West End productions at half price, discount and full price to ensure customers find the tickets they’re after. Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Let the Right One In

Soon after its release to DVD, I saw (and loved) the original film version of the Swedish romantic horror story, Let the Right One In. What I enjoyed most about that movie was its moody tone and even moodier lighting. I don’t what it was like to watch in the cinema but it made for ideal at-home viewing. Newly adapted for the stage, LTROI is on now at the recently reopened Apollo Theatre (with refurbished ceiling) for a “strictly limited season” run. How does the stage adaptation compare to the movie and is it worth seeing? Well … Continue reading

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Daawat Indian Restaurant at the Strand Palace Hotel

Presenting tried and true South Asian comfort food on the Strand and just down the street from Covent Garden, Daawat Indian restaurant at the four star (and recently renovated) Strand Palace Hotel is a smart choice when you’re on the go and seeking a satisfying meal. Continue reading

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Augustus Harris, Venetian Style Bàcaro in the Heart of London’s Theatreland

An uncomplicated menu of pronounced northern Italy flavour; an equally concise and decidedly Italian list of wine and drinks; a stylish wood and copper bar that’s as cosy as it is elegant – there’s a lot to love about Augustus … Continue reading

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Haunted London Theatreland Walking Tour (CheapOair)

For a frightfully good time with more than a dash of showbiz pizazz consider joining in on one of the few upcoming “haunted” walking tours set inLondon’s famous Theatreland. The Official London Theatre’s Haunted Theatreland Walking Tour returns this fall … Continue reading

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A Midsummer’s Night Dream with David Walliams and Sheridan Smith

Magic, intrigue and an exceptionally twisty plot are the hallmarks of this romantic comedy that’s as relevant and timely today as when it was first performed during the Elizabethan era. As the Bard writes, “the course of true love never did run smooth.” Of course, that’s what makes the subject such a compelling theme for theatre. Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Gap

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Go on a Blind Date at the Charing Cross Theatre, London (OneTravel)

Direct from New York for a limited run at London’s Charing Cross Theatre is Blind Date starring Canadian comedienne Rebecca Northan as Mimi, a “lovable minx of a Parisian clown.” Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Blind Date at the Charing Cross Theatre

I’m more than happy to recommend Blind Date at the Charing Cross Theatre to anyone looked for some light hearted entertainment. I wouldn’t even mind seeing this comedy again, honestly, especially considering that all performances promise to be different with a new (and haplessly unsuspecting) leading man every time. Continue reading

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The Commitments Hit the London Stage (CheapOair)

Everybody’s favourite Irish soul band, The Commitments, is coming to London with a new West End show adapted for the stage by Roddy Doyle, author of The Commitments, 25 years after his novel that inspired the hit 1991 movie was published. Continue reading

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New West End Play Brings Hemingway Novel to the London Stage (OneTravel)

As you might expect, Helfrect couldn’t cram every page – or even many characters – onto the stage for her adaptation. Still, Fiesta stays true to the spirit of Hemingway’s first novel. In particular, the language is economic and punchy, resulting in a compelling and enjoyable play that shouldn’t leave many ardent Hemingway fans hankering for more. Set design (Rachel Noel) is equally restrained yet effective with key elements of the story honed to accentuate the dialogue and decisions of the characters. Continue reading

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Hemingway on the Stage: Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises) at Trafalfar Studio 2

Fiesta (The Sun Also Rises) is a distilled and spare adaptation of the Ernest Hemingway novel, The Sun Also Rises. Adapted and directed by Alex Helfrect, the play is set in 1920s Paris and Pamplona and follows stoic – and often drunk – American journalist and bullfighting aficionado Jake Barnes as he examines the wounds and memories from his time served during WW1. Continue reading

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Review + Exclusive Offer: Yes, Prime Minister at Trafalgar Studios

I had a really fun night out with more than a few hearty chuckles on Thursday attending a performance of Yes, Prime Minister. The satirical play takes its audience behind the scenes of the flawed process of political decision making, … Continue reading

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Liked the Movie? The King’s Speech Hits the London Stage (OneTravel)

Compared to the movie, the play delves deeper into the King’s background, his relationship with his brother and the political landscape of his day. Liked the Movie? The King’s Speech Hits the London Stage OneTravel, 26 April 2012

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Exclusive Offer: Free Q&A with The King’s Speech Stars and Lionel Logue’s Grandson

On Wednesday 25th April, Mark Logue, the grandson of Lionel Logue (the real life speech therapist who helped King George IV to cope with his stammer), will be attending a Q&A session after the performance of The King’s Speech play along … Continue reading

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Review: The King’s Speech at Wyndham’s Theatre

The original play that inspired the Oscar winning film is now on stage in London. And if you liked the screen adaptation of The King’s Speech, there’s a very good chance you’ll love the play. The two are very different … Continue reading

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London Spotlight: Mayfair Shopping (OneTravel)

London Spotlight: Mayfair Shopping OneTravel, Nov 29, 2011 Synonymous with luxury, the very mention of this perpetually stylish district of London brings a smile of satisfaction to travellers and locals seeking the finest of shopping experiences.  READ MY COMPLETE POST: London Spotlight: … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: Action

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Guru Event: Mobile Photo Foodie Hunt with ‘my kind of phone’ (Qype does London)

Guru Event: Mobile Photo Foodie Hunt with ‘my kind of phone’ Qype does London, June 15th 2010 Mobile phones offer an excellent means to record and share your adventures while navigating London’s culinary landscape. Here’s a chance to put your … Continue reading

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London Daily Photo: ‘Terrific’

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London Daily Photo: STAGE DOOR

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