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Cultural things to do in London this September

Cultural things to do in London this September

Last updated on September 27th, 2023Are you looking for a guide to what’s on in London this month? Get your September diaries out and get planning with my guide to some of the best cultural things to do in London this month including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera and music. Londoness Loves: Cultural things to…

Mini Review: Serse at Opera Holland Park

It’s not every day you get to experience opera in a magical setting which includes the dishevelled remains of a Blitzed-out house with the sound of peacocks wafting in and out, the distant peal of a cricket match, dogs barking and even the odd bird flying past you. And I was in good company too,…

The Excursions of Mr Broucek

Review: The Excursions of Mr Brouček

Last updated on June 26th, 2023David Pountney is a genius. The British-Polish director has transformed one of the repertoire’s most difficult and eccentric operas into a madcap, merry work of art, bursting with colour, humour and silliness. I was both intrigued by and slightly dreading The Excursions of Mr Brouček at Grange Park Opera. I…

Mad House review

Review: David Harbour and Bill Pullman in Mad House

Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the maddest, baddest of them all? This is the five-million dollar question you’ll be asking yourself when you leave the Ambassador’s Theatre after an evening with Mad House, a play by American playwright Theresa Rebeck which packs a very mighty punch and will leave you a little bruised and…

Mini Review: The Tallis Scholars at St-Martin-in-the-Fields

Hail to the Tallis Scholars, the world’s finest choir of Renaissance music who were in London last night for their first concert in the magnificent St-Martin-in-the-Fields. It was a glorious programme of Antoine Brumel’s 12-part Earthquake Mass, interweaved with sun-centered by American composer David Lang. Lang is one of America’s most-performed composers and his formidable…

My Fair Lady review

Review: My Fair Lady – London Coliseum

My Fair Lady has galloped into the London Coliseum this May, and it’s a bloomin’ loverly production. It’s the first major West End revival of the show for 21 years and comes to us via The Lincoln Center Theater and Broadway. It’s brilliantly directed by Bartlett Sher with rising star Amara Okereke as Eliza Doolittle…

10 Percent London locations

Where is Ten Percent filmed? | Les London Locations

Last updated on September 27th, 2023Sacré bleu, the French hit series Call my Agent (Dix Pour Cent) has had a British, or should I say a London makeover, and it’s made its recent debut over on Amazon Prime. The series follows the trials, tribulations and love affairs of the talent agency Nightingale Hart. It includes…

Prima Facie review

Review: Jodie Comer in Prima Facie

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023I have just witnessed Jodie Comer performing a feat which even nine lives Villanelle wouldn’t be able to pull off: a one-hundred-minute solo performance on stage in Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter theatre, without an interval and hardly pausing for breath. She even manages to get drenched, dry off,…

Hever Castle

Hever Castle: Anne Boleyn’s Childhood Home

Last updated on March 27th, 2023I do enjoy a jaunt outside of London. Throw in a castle, anything about Henry VIII and a historical pub, and I’m there quicker than you can throw a jousting stick. And Hever Castle in Kent isn’t just any old castle. It was the Boleyn family seat and Anne Boleyn’s…

Platinum Jubilee events London

A Guide to the Platinum Jubilee Events in London

Last updated on January 23rd, 2023Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II is officially the first British Monarch to serve for 70 years. To celebrate, the country will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee with a range of exciting events, from royal jousting at Hampton Court Palace to an undulating carpet of colourful blooms in the Tower…