Author Archives: Cazbah

Rebooting

During a spacious moment yesterday, I worked out that we’ve seen about 100 plays and shows since last writing this blog.  Got to admit that the tally has been inflated by the Bush Theatre’s extraordinary ’66 Books’ – the 24-hour … Continue reading

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Review: Political Mother by Hofesh Shechter, Sadler’s Wells, 15 July 2011

Hofesh Shechter is a rock star.  I mean this kind of literally.  A fierce drummer by background, he excels at yelling incoherent lyrics at a crowd standing hypnotized in adulation, like fans listening to a ballad at a rock concert. … Continue reading

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Review: Chiswell Street Dining Rooms, 15 July 2011

I really wanted to come here. So much so that I got my lunching friend to change his reservation from High Timber to this new restaurant round the corner from the Barbican. My argument had been that High Timber had … Continue reading

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Review: The (new) Bush Theatre and Where’s My Seat

When did you last design a theatre, hmm? Oh, “just last week” you say? You probably went to the Bush then, to see Where’s My Seat. Lucky you. The Bush Theatre, as you may know, is a critical foundation stone … Continue reading

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Review: Free Run

When I was a kid, the height of scariness was getting into the Ghost Train at the funfair and being told to “keep your hands inside the car at all times for your own safety.” Then we would trundle forward … Continue reading

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Review: Secret Cinema and The Battle of Algiers

Before there was the blog, there were index cards.  Instead of writing ‘previews’, we would write ourselves an index card for every cultural experience we wanted to try out, and then store it in a haphazard bundle in the kitchen … Continue reading

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Review: Byron, 11 Haymarket

There’s something strange about 11 Haymarket. It’s on the doorstep of two theatres. It’s near Leicester Square, near Piccadilly Circus, near Trafalgar Square, and round the corner from the back entrance of the National Portrait Gallery. It’s not short of … Continue reading

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