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28. Jul, 2018

Inner Circle, London NW1 4NU

It’sOpen Air Theatre at Regent's Park season again and we love it! In fact we can’t get enough of it, especially now we are part of the 2018 on-going heatwave, it’s just perfect!

Every year the theatre offers a brand new selection of top notch shows, some old and some new, covering classic drama, serious theatre, comedy, music and there’s even the odd film or two on show running from May to September.

For this fabulous production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy, it’s set in modern times, with an excellent stage set (pond and all) excellent cast and original music score composed by former Noah and the Whale frontman, Charlie Fink, making it an all-round excellent production.

Olivia Vinall and Edward Hogg star in the leading roles of Rosalind and Orlando, accompanied by a stour supporting cast all contributing to an excellent production of this classic Shakespeare show.

Please note this production finishes on 28th July 2018 but please check the Regents Park Open Air Theatre for their other productions or where this production may appear elsewhere.

Highly recommended

Website:  https://openairtheatre.com/ or https://openairtheatre.com/production/as-you-like-it 

 

 

28. Jul, 2018

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

A fascinating period cabaret production presented live onstage by the all-round Aussie Actor, Comedian and of course none other than Ms Dame Edna Everage, Mr Barry Humphries and accompanied by the super talented singing diva that is Ms Meow Meow.

A slightly risqué and highly sophisticated tribute to the jazz-infused music of the Weimar Republic and nightclubs of Berlin in the 1920s & 1930s.

Barry narrates the story of how he became fascinated by the music of the era, following the arrival of a large amount of Jewish immigrants that arrived in Australia fleeing Nazi Germany of the time and that got somehow forgotten as time has moved on.

Barry’s passion for the forgotten music of this time sees it resurrected and showcased in London’s Barbican Theatre covering songs of love, laughter and beautiful instrumentals brought back to life by the talents of both Ms Meow Meow and London’s multi-talented Aurora Orchestra.

It’s only on at the Barbican until 29 July 2018, however, check the website out for any future productions.

For more information see; https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2018/event/barry-humphries-weimar-cabaret

Barry Humphries twitter: https://twitter.com/barry_humphries?lang=en / https://twitter.com/DameEdnaEverage

Or check out more information on shows by the sizzling Ms Meow Meow;

Meow Meow website: https://meowmeowrevolution.com/

Meow Meow twitter: https://twitter.com/meowtopia?lang=en

23. Jun, 2018

21 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3NE

Featuring the “Olivier winning star of La Clique & La Soirée, Le Gateau Chocolat and Queen of the Alternative Drag scene, Jonny Woo” you’re in for a fantastic show of surprise, laughter, crazy outfits and show tunes like never before!

This hilarious and glamorous show is a must for anyone who loves a musical show packed with artistic license, camp-ness and of course wigs by the bucket load! 

With a nod to the famous musical genre that we all know and love, this fun, glitzy, hysterical collection of re-worked classics will have tears of joy running down your face.

The combination of these two cabaret masters will have you grinning from ear to ear and even singing and clapping along as you please.

Beware! There is some audience participation but it’s all done in good jest and just makes for a show action packed with laughter, silliness, singing and good old drag queen comedy.

If you can, don’t miss it, it’s hilarious!

Please note that this show is only on 18th June – 30th June 2018 but check their website for any updates;

Website https://legateauchocolat.com/

Twitter: @LeGateauChoc

Website: https://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/client/jonny-woo 

Twitter: @JonnyWooUK 

or

Website: https://sohotheatre.com/shows/le-gateau-chocolat-jonny-woo-a-night-at-the-musicals/ or https://sohotheatre.com/

23. Jun, 2018

Inner Circle, London NW1 4NU

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre comes into its own especially on a warm summers evening and is ‘always’ a pleasure to attend. This year’s summer season kicks off with the English National Opera’s production of Benjamin Britten's The Turn of the Screw.

Excellent staging and lighting encapsulates the mood completely, building on the high drama and the suspense and all topped off brilliantly by the ENO Orchestra bringing their excellent and award-winning touch to this fantastic production.

Set in the grounds of this beautiful Royal Park, the theatre grounds also offer a relaxing pre-show picnic area, should you wish to bring your own food and bubbles or of course Pimms darrrling! great quality (open air and covered) food outlets and a stunning terrace restaurant, serving everything from light to full meal options, including the obligatory British Summer institution that is strawberries and cream to top the whole ‘wonderful’ experience off.

If you have never been to the Open Air Theatre, Regents Park epitomises all that is good in this experience and on a beautiful summer evening, it’s a hard act to follow.

If you wish to participate in this show, please be quick, as it is only on for 8 days and ends on the 30th June 2018 (however, there are other shows running right up to September/October 2018)

Highly Recommended by IF.

Website: https://openairtheatre.com/production/the-turn-of-the-screw & https://openairtheatre.com/

17. May, 2018

224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, London W8 6AG

Words can’t describe this exquisite collection of the most beautiful couture dresses created by the amazingly talented Tunisian-born couturier Azzedine Alaïa, alas who is no longer with us but his legacy lives on.

The exhibition follows his journey from to couturier from the very beginning and highlights pieces he created over a 50 year plus career.

Apparently Alaïa personally constructed each garment by hand and offered up stunning creations to likes of Greta Garbo, Grace Jones, Michelle Obama and even Rihanna.

“The show features personally selected garments, ranging from the rare to the iconic and spanning the early 1980s to his most recent collection in 2017”.

The workmanship of his work is second to none, so be prepared for gasps and wows as you glide from one piece to another, effortlessly, the words, outstanding, exquisite, genius and breath-taking are an underestimation of his work and the sad loss of this Iconic fashion genius and trail-blazing designer is great. A true great recognised as one should be.

IF…. rates this exhibition as a must see.

Please note the exhibition ends on 7th October 2018

Please click on link below for more information;

https://designmuseum.org/exhibitions/azzedine-alaa-the-couturier