• Theatre

    I could go on singing

    Last week I went to The South Bank Centre to experience F K Alexander’s performance art I could go on singing. I’ve not seen that much performance art so I wasn’t sure what to expect but having read the description, I knew it was something I wanted to attend. F K Alexander Sings along to the final recording of Judy Garland singing somewhere over the rainbow against a backdrop of noise music.  Its very intense but it is also incredibly beautiful.  Self selected members of the audience step up and give their ticket to her and she then performs the song holding your hand and maintaining eye contact. I have…

  • Theatre

    Review: Big

    The Dominion Theatre is a massive space, it is one of the largest auditoriums in London and it is currently home to Big which has a limited run there starring Jay McGuinness in the Tom Hanks role alongside Kimberley Walsh from Girls Aloud, Matthew Kelly from Stars in Their Eyes and Wendi Peters from Corrie. I saw it on Monday in previews and was pleasantly surprised.  I was expecting something more akin to a jukebox musical so was happy when I saw that it was a score with original songs.  The set is beautiful evoking the suburbs where Josh lives, the city of New York as well as specific interior…

  • Feminism,  Theatre


    I am a lucky cow sometimes.  I entered the lottery for day tickets to go and see Phoebe Waller-Bridge in her sold-out run at Wyndhams Theatre and I only went and 'won' the chance to buy a pair of tickets at £15.  It gets better, I got to the theatre to pick them up and the seats were row A in the stalls pretty much the middle of the front row. So yeah I'm a lucky cow.

  • Review,  Theatre

    Torch Song

    It feels like forever since I went to see a play.  I mean it isn’t, but it has felt so much longer.  Torch Song has just opened at the brand new theatre space Turbine Theatre at Battersea – yes next to the power station.   Torch Song is by Harvey Fierstein and it follows the life of Arnold – drag queen his adventures in love in three parts. (International Stud, A Fugue in the Nursery and Widows and Children First)  We saw the cut-down version which ran for 2hr 40 minutes the original version ran for four hours.  This is the first production in this new space the auditorium holds…