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Paul In London
I am Paul and I am in London
I am Paul and I am in London

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The not-so merry widow: Ballroom @Waterlooeast
There's a terrific band and a real nice crowd... So one of the opening songs goes. Not all the magic is here in this lost musical of loneliness and rediscovering life. But as a vehicle for a star performance by Jessica Martin, it's great. Martin plays lonel...

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Talks preview: Preservation during conflict @WorldMonuments
As part of a series of talks about heritage in conflict zones, on Tuesday 16 May at the Royal Geographic Society World Monuments Fund Britain presents Zaki Aslan, Director of ICCROM-ATHAR - an international body that works to conserve cultural heritage in t...

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Beautiful at the ballet: No Place For A Woman @Theatre503
No Place For a Woman combines music, movemement and storytelling to present a haunting tale on human emotions and the desire to survive. And that despite it all, everything really is beautiful at the ballet. It's currently at Theatre 503 . Written by Cordel...

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Swinging and projecting: Soho @PeacockTheatre #sohotheshow
A journey through London's soho with its street workers, artists, drag queens and everyday people is the theme of Soho. It is a  physical movement spectacular at the Peacock Theatre for a brief run. Acrobats, dance and projections combine with a throbbing s...

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The bizarre and the demented: Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Road @Trafstudios
Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Road is a great title for a play. And it's a laugh out loud hour or so of bizarre antics. After a run in January at the White Bear Theatre it's at Trafalgar Studios . They've transformed the space into a dump of a motel and it'...

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Needs a little more mascara: Madame Rubinstein @Parktheatre
Madame Rubinstein at Park Theatre should be a camp romp covering the rivalry between Helena Rubinstein, Elizabeth Arden and Revlon. But instead it is a dragged out affair that has few laughs and some  unintended ones. The jokes are so stale you could think ...

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Sisters doing it to themselves: Everything Between Us @Finborough
If a playwright ever wants to get the undivided attention of the audience, opening with: "Fuck you, you fucking bitch, I'll tear your fucking eyeballs out ya cunt!" sure does the trick. And so begins an explosive 70 minutes of Everything Between Us by David...

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Trauma and light: The Braille Legacy @CharingCrossThr
I suspect the inspiration for the musical the Braille Legacy currently playing at Charing Cross Theatre is to explore a young man's determination to read and learn. But instead we get a lot of political intrigue and some unintentionally hilarious musical mo...

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Smooth operator: How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying @wiltonsmusichall
It feels a little like a high school musical with its clunky sets and actors cast in roles too old for them. But I still found How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying at  Wiltons Music Hall  a lot of fun. Part of its fun is the memorable performanc...

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Its all about Audra: Audra McDonald @lsqtheatre
It is fair to say that Audra McDonald with her multiple Tony awards and unique voice and personality is a living Broadway legend. You shouldn't miss any opportunity to see her on stage and she is in town for few days performing at the Leicester Square Theat...
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