As you may have noticed, there have been no updates to the Londoneer for some months now. There are several reasons for this: Firstly, blogging on a regular basis stopped being fun and started to feel like a serious obligation. Admittedly, it was flattering to be treated like a professional journalist

review love stuff theatre royal stratford east

Showing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East for a few more days, current production Love N Stuff takes a wry look at a midlife crisis as it plays out in a London airport lounge… Set on a stark white stage with the theatre reconfigured into  a small ‘studio’ format (both actors and audience are behind […]

review when midnight strikes

Playing Upstairs At The Gatehouse in Highgate until 29 September, When Midnight Strikes is the latest musical production from Penny Rock Theatre Productions and Aria Entertainment. Imagine the scene – an eclectic group of people are gathered together in a highrise New York apartment on New Year’s Eve 1999 for the party to end all […]

Review sincerely mr toad greenwich

As part of it’s UK tour, Sell A Door Theatre Company’s new production Sincerely, Mr Toad is enjoying a short run at the Greenwich Theatre this week. With music by David Andrew Wilson and lyrics by Katie McIvor, Sincerely, Mr Toad is a musical biopic, telling the life story of the fantastically inventive author Kenneth […]

review dirty dancing piccadilly theatre london

The musical version of 1980’s movie Dirty Dancing is currently playing at the Piccadilly Theatre – it’s second incarnation after a phenomenally successful five year run at the Aldwych Theatre – and earlier this week I went along to see it. Now let’s start by stating the obvious, and that as that I am not […]

up the cally ciga london

To coincide with last weekend’s Cally Festival, which saw part of North London’s Caledonian Road closed off to give the local community the opportunity to let their hair down, Rob Smith from the  official City and Islington Guide’s Association (CIGA) put on a guided walk of the area – ‘Up The Cally’. I won’t regale you with […]

oxbow lakes review dirty market hoxton

Currently playing in the disused basement of a print factory off an old council estate in Hoxton, Dirty Market’s Oxbow Lakes is a very strange beast indeed – an odd mixture of reality and fantasy that exposes the dilemma faced by every new parent. How can you continue to maintain your comfortable lifestyle when you’ve […]

cally festival 2013 london

This weekend marks one of your last opportunities to enjoy some community-organised music and merriment in London this year, but never fear – people in the East, the South and the North are all catered for with three festivals across the capital. From Friday 6 September to Monday 9 September, over in E17 it’s the […]

victoriana art of revival guildhall art gallery london

Opening on Saturday 7 September, the Guildhall Art Gallery’s new exhibition, Victoriana – The Art Of Revival, looks at the love of the gothic which absorbed many of the creators of 19th century architecture, interiors and objects. The items which will be on display at the art gallery have all been created in the last […]

dirty market oxbow lakes hoxton

Do you ever find yourself reading previews of theatre performances and still being none the wiser about what to expect? That’s why I wonder what I might be letting myself in for on Thursday evening when I head along to the second night of ‘Oxbow Lakes’ by Dirty Market, taking place in an abandoned Hoxton […]