Tag Archives: history

Book review: Dramatic Exchanges, ed. Daniel Rosenthal

This fascinating tome offers an insider’s history of the National Theatre, via some 800 letters exchanged between Artistic Directors, actors, directors, playwrights, politicians, agents, critics and more. From arcane trivia through to vigorous words on the very nature and purpose … Continue reading

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Ask the experts

Three smart travellers share their wisdom: for the stylish, tech-savvy and intellectually curious. Read my full Oryx magazine article here

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Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre

Does Hamilton live up the hype – and will it appeal to British audiences? Yes, and yes again. It’s not like America has a monopoly on national identity crisis, leadership, immigration, parenthood, grief, sex scandals and political rivalries. But beyond … Continue reading

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Hamilton: The Ultimate Guide

Hamilton finally makes its UK debut at the Victoria Palace Theatre tomorrow night. Need a quick primer on the musical phenomenon? Here’s the lowdown… Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Covent Garden flower seller Peter Green on traditional trading and his Royal Warrant. Read my full Discover Britain interview here

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

Doorman Michael O’Dowdall talks history, weddings and afternoon tea at The Ritz. Read my full Discover Britain interview here

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Queen Anne, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Game of Thrones returns this weekend, but those hungry for political machinations and manipulations can also find a feast of them in Helen Edmundson’s 2015 stealth thriller about a little-known 18th-century English monarch and her courtly advisors’ jockeying for position. With plenty … Continue reading

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Over the sea to Skye

We follow the trail of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites through the Highlands. Read my full Discover Britain magazine article here Buy a copy here

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Crossrail treasures, David Hockney and Ali Smith

On my February MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: Digging deep Archaeological treasures unearthed during Crossrail work displayed at the Museum of London Don’t miss: In living colour Tate Britain hosts a major David Hockney retrospective Commuter corner Ali Smith’s Brexit novel Autumn and … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

George Major, Pearly King of Peckham, talks charity, civil war and Del Boy. Read my full Discover Britain article here

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