Category Archives: Everything Else

Preview: Translunar Paradise, Barbican, 17-21 Jan 2012

Even by our standards, our trip to the Edinburgh festival was a little ridiculous.  We arrived on Friday afternoon, and by Sunday afternoon had seen 19 of the 22 shows we had booked.  (We would have seen 21 of them, … Continue reading

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Murdoch’s Soliloquy (inspired by #Shakespeare4Murdoch)

Last Saturday’s trending #Shakespeare4Murdoch hashtag sent me to Hamlet’s “to be or not to be” speech looking for a good line to pirate… but in the end the whole thing seemed to want to be included.  (Sorry this is not … 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: 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: Operation Greenfield at the Soho Theatre, until 4 June 2011

The Soho Theatre is on my list of comfortingly reliable venues. ‘Comfortingly reliable’ is of course the least likely description you’d pull out for most of the things they show there: quirky, edgy, funny – they do these things unerringly … Continue reading

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Review: The Duke of Wellington vs. The Duke of Kendal

I don’t know if these two gentlemen ever came to fight each other at any point in England’s history, perhaps for the honour of some maid or inspired by a territorial wrangle, but each Sunday their descendants duel in the … Continue reading

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