Category Archives: Art

Edmond – The Chamber Theatre @ The Carleton Tavern

A Night of Vicious Entertainment The Chamber Theatre takes its audience through a labyrinth of alienation and immorality in their production of  David Mamet’s “Edmond” at the Carleton Tavern.  Bored with his wife anti-hero Edmond rejects convention soon finding himself … Continue reading

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Black Roses Bloom in Notting Hil

For the last month striking Gothic black roses have popped up in and around Notting Hill taped to street lamps, parking ticket machines and random bollards around the neighbourhood. No one can tell me what the beautiful yet sombre street art represents … Continue reading

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Nomad @Whiteleys: Cinema Pops Up in Bayswater

The independent Lexi Cinema in Kensal Rise re-launched its travelling pop-up cinema Nomad in the middle of Bayswater at the beautiful, if underused, Whiteley’s. The pop-up operates 7 days a week until 21 December in what was formerly the book shop … Continue reading

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Yerma @ The Gate Theatre

Natalie Abrahami’s direction of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Yerma is a simplified linear affair providing a riveting if rocky night at the theatre. Spanish for “barren”, Yerma remains the grim tragedy of a deceitful childless marriage and Anthony Weigh’s version brings … Continue reading

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PayneShurvell Gallery: Your Garden is Looking a Mess Could You Please Tidy it up

Exploring print media through branding, notably via Phillip Morris’ classic Red Marlboro flip-top box, is a fantastic concept especially as once pervasive cigarette advertising now struggles to brand its own product. The current show at PayneShurvell owes its curious name … Continue reading

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“Saved” @The Lyric – 4*

An edited version of this review has appeared on London24 and MyVillage Brace yourself for one hell of a ride.  Banned, prosecuted and vilified when premiered in the ‘60s Edward Bond’s “Saved”, is the first previously-banned production to leave me short of … Continue reading

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Mixed Marriage @ Finborough Theatre – Star Crossed Lovers & Political Strife – 3.5*

An edited version of this review has appeared on London24 A full century since it was first staged in Dublin Mixed Marriage, centred on a Protestant family in Belfast, resonates as clearly as any modern day socio-political drama. The script and … Continue reading

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