Consuming Culture: 1-15 Jan 2020

Nataraja 1993 Bridget Riley

I want to do more blogging this year. So one thing I’m going to do is to write about the cultural experiences that I have. My plan is to write short reviews of any films, plays, exhibitions and lectures that I go to. To start us off, here’s what I did in the first half… Continue reading Consuming Culture: 1-15 Jan 2020

War of the Worlds

I’ve always had a massive soft spot for Jeff Wayne’s musical version of The War of the Worlds. I think that the album must have originally been released pretty soon after I read the book for the first time. And it must have really struck a chord with me. I borrowed a copy from the… Continue reading War of the Worlds

(Not) Buying NT Tickets

I just saw that Russell T Davies is speaking at the National Theatre. I’m a big fan of his work, so I decided to buy tickets. I wandered over to the NT web site and found the event I was looking for. I added a couple of tickets to my shopping basket and went to… Continue reading (Not) Buying NT Tickets

Rock ‘n’ Roll

Rock ‘n’ Roll I forgot to mention this at the time, but a couple of weeks ago, we went to see Tom Stoppard’s latest play Rock ‘n’ Roll at the Duke of Yorks theatre. I’ve loved Stoppard’s work since I saw The Real Thing about twenty-five years ago and for a while I saw just… Continue reading Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Play’s the Thing

Two Thousand Years Not sure why, but over the last few years we’ve got out of the habit of going to the theatre. So we’ve decided to do something about that. We have four trips to the theatre booked over the next few weeks. It all started off on Saturday when we went see Two… Continue reading The Play’s the Thing

How Not To Go To The Theatre

I made a massive screw-up this week. My step-daughter is doing her GCSEs next year. One of the plays she will be studying is Romeo & Juliet. As it’s currently playing at the Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park and the Open Air Theatre is one of the best places to see any kind of… Continue reading How Not To Go To The Theatre