Category Archives: All reviews

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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Review: The Night Shift, Queen Elizabeth Hall at the South Bank Centre

So, apparently, the classical music industry is in dire straits.  Or it isn’t, depending on who you read.  In 1997, Norman Lebrecht said it was all over bar the shouting (I’m paraphrasing), and classical’s share of total music industry sales has … Continue reading

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Review: London Road, National Theatre

Seen: 28 May 2011 Score: 4.5 stars (Cabe) 5 stars (Caroline) This weekend I had the unique experience of getting all teary at the sight of a particularly nice hanging garden. This may just indicate that I’m becoming increasingly English, … Continue reading

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