Highlights

Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest London
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Movies & TV Shows

Women Filmmakers Triumph At Sur-REEL & Uncanny Film Fest, London At the first-ever UK festival dedicated to the surreal and uncanny, filmmaker Rocio Rocha from Argentina wins the trophy for Best Film as her experimental short The Inhabitants Of Me wows the judges. Lisa Battocchio from Italy wins the coveted Best Director category for her […]

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Features

Top 3 Casino Movies With British Actors
Posted in: Features, Movies & TV Shows

If you’re a fan of casino movies, you’ll love this list of the top three films with British actors, with glamour and elegance guaranteed! From Bond flicks to modern classics to underrated gems, this list of the top 3 casino movies with British actors, is among the very best and most exhaustive out there – […]

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Reviews

Drama & Theatre

  • The Not So ‘Silent Opera’
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights

    Fair enough, Silent Opera isn’t 100% silent but the organisers have individualized the opera experience by giving audience members headsets where they can hear the full orchestra pre-recorded. Without them you just hear six instruments accompanying the live singing. The brainchild of artistic director Daisy Evans, it conveniently allows the performers to squeeze into small, […]

  • She Wears Scented Rose (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Written and directed by Yasir Senna and with an excellent central performance by Craig Karpel as businessman Mark, this psychological drama is two-hours of edge-of-the-seat entertainment driven by surprising plot developments and five-star natural, believable acting. There’s a casting director out there somewhere giving themselves a pat on the back. Mark is stabbed seven times […]

  • Adam & Eve…and Steve (Musical)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    It’s just as well in previous incarnations the Kings Head Theatre, the first pub theatre since Shakespeare’s day, was once used as a boxing ring because the near fisticuffs that follow when Adam is being fought over by Eve and his camp ‘best friend forever’ Steve, might have called for a return to the pugilistic […]

  • Bright Young Tings (Exhibition)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews, Shows & Exhibitions

    This photographic exhibition at the National Theatre, South Bank covers the 1979-1982 period when the UK’s black theatre was seeking a distinct voice from the African-American productions that dominated in the decades preceding. The archive of 35mm black and white rehearsal photos are the work of Michael Mayhew whose account of the period and his […]

  • The History of Black Theatre in London
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Features

    The recent launch of the National Theatre’s Bright Young Tings photography exhibition of black theatre in London 1979-1982 will, no doubt, encourage discussion about the roots of black theatre and the ground-breaking actors that emerged. Today, What’s Hot London? looks back on the emergence of African and Caribbean theatre in the capital from as early […]

  • The Importance of Being Earnest (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    This Oscar Wilde play was originally titled The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For Serious People. Wilde added the extra as if concerned we might miss the point. And it’s heartening how the comedy elements have passed the test of time, perhaps because of ‘serious’ people forever finding new meaning in the once […]

  • Doctor Faustus (Theatre)
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Reviews

    Most are familiar with Christopher Marlowe’s play and the seven deadly sins which haunt Doctor Faustus in this Elizabethan tragedy. Few may be aware that Faustus is described in the traditional Chorus as being from ‘base stock’ and later a physician and professor of divinity at Wittenberg University. Even then, his undeniable thirst for greater […]

  • Curtain Road, Shoreditch
    Curtain Rd, Shoreditch: Where the UK’s Theatre History Began
    Posted in: Drama & Theatre, Highlights, Photos, Places

    Curtain Road in Shoreditch has its place in British history as the location for Britain’s earliest theatres. In 1576 the first purpose-built modern playhouse was constructed on this road and given the succinct title of The Theatre. Nice name! It comes from the Latin term Theatrum used to describe a Roman playhouse and was the […]