Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt

Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt sees immersive theatre take over Harvey Nichols. The first adult-only immersive theatre egg hunt experience in a live department store, sees Baileys Chocolat Luxe look to reclaim the scared season of Easter for adults – forget those children in the garden its now all about the grown-ups! Following last year’s innovative … Continue reading

Benjamin Millepied choreographs Baileys’ Christmas Ad

Baileys has unveiled its first Christmas TV advert for five years with a contemporary twist on Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet by critically acclaimed Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The two-minute full-length version of the advert, which taps into the nation’s love affair with dance, will air exclusively this Saturday night (16th November) during the network … Continue reading

Review: Punchdrunk – The Drowned Man

★★★★ Pioneering immersive theatre company, Punchdrunk, have taken over an expansive former Royal Mail sorting office in Paddington, London and transformed it into mystical and dreamy Hollywood studio – Temple Pictures – in the dark, and at times, twisted fantasy tale – The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable. Following in the footsteps of immersive protagonists … Continue reading

Great Expectations – Review

Despite numerous adaptations of Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic novel Great Expectations, the production at the Vaudeville Theatre is, surprisingly, the first time it has been staged in the West End. Condensing the story’s 28 years into just over two hours is no mean feat, but, Jo Clifford and Graham McLaren’s adaptation rises to the challenge … Continue reading

Two-Headed at The Rose Theatre – Review

Set amongst the backdrop of one of the most shocking tales of Mormon history, the Mountain Meadow Massacre in Utah in 1857, Julie Jensen’s play Two-Headed, tells the story of two best friends Lavinia and Hettie as they deal with the events in two very distinct ways. Two-Headed currently at The Rose Theatre at London’s … Continue reading

Ping-Pong, but not a bat in sight

When you think of dancing and ping-pong in the same sentence, the mind springs straight to Patpong in Bangkok. A new collaboration between choreographer Jonah Bokaer and creative studio, Snarkitecture is set to change your thoughts on the classic table tennis object by using thousands in a remarkable performance piece, ‘Why Patterns’, opening in the … Continue reading

Edinburgh Fringe Festival spotlight: ‘I See Simon’

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the place that all aspiring actors go, a hub of creativity, the ‘new cool’ and a place where the hopes and dreams of young and old thespians alike can be made or broken. The August festival, of both the sublime and the ridiculous, serves up year after year some astounding fresh, … Continue reading

Leading UK personalities from stage and screen close this year’s Bath International Music Festival

The BBCs film critic Mark Kermode, award-winning actress Frances Ruffelle, Olivier-award winning stage actor Clive Rowe and popular Trigger from Only Fools & Horses actor Roger Lloyd-Pack will be headlining the closing event of this year’s Bath International Music Festival, on Sunday 5th June. Heading up the celebrations is Frances Ruffelle, who has just enjoyed … Continue reading

Dave St-Pierre takes naked on stage to new heights with ‘Un Peu De Tendresse Bordel De Merde!’

Canadian choreographer Dave St-Pierre has acquired a degree of notoriety: not only for the physical extremes to which he has pushed his choreographic language, but also for his mission to express the highs and lows of human experience. ‘Un Peu De Tendresse Bordel De Merde!’ (‘A Little Tenderness for Crying Out Loud!’) is the second … Continue reading

Last night: Flare Path, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Last night I went to the see Trevor Nunn’s magnificent revival of the Terence Rattigan play, Flare Path at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London. Rattigan’s 1942 play centres around a Linconshire hotel in wartime Britain in the autumn of 1941, and the collective camaraderie of the bomber crews and the spirit of their partners. Part … Continue reading

John Sullivan, Only Fools and Horses creator, dies

Tributes have been paid to John Sullivan, the scriptwriter famous for creating Only Fools and Horses, who has been described as “the Dickens of his generation”. Sullivan, 64, who was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama, died after a short illness, the BBC announced. In addition to creating one of Britain’s most popular … Continue reading