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Flabbergast Theatre: The Swell Mob – Be afraid of the puppet

Flabbergast Theatre brings to London The Swell Mob.  For any immersive theatre lover this is a must.

The show first premiered in Edinburgh last summer in which it won the Edinburgh Festival Fringe award. 

For three month’s Flabbergast Theatre will run at the COLAB Factory giving theatre goers a world of Victorian depravity set in an 1830s taproom with sideshows, vaudeville turns and even a boxing ring.

Flabbergast Theatre

Formed in 2010 Flabbergast was set up to make uncompromising and exciting physical theatre in a belief that all theatre should be engaging and sweaty. Providing puppetry and physical comedy and its application in both devised theatre and work on existing texts, their leaning is currently towards Bunraku Puppetry and clowns.

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Who done it? – Funicular Productions: The Murder Express

I had the pleasure of boarding courtesy of Funicular Productions the The Murder Express again this March where I dined on the menu curated by Jane Devonshire winner of MasterChef 2016 Champions.

Journey take two

Boarding the The Murder Express I was highly excited to see what had changed apart from the culinary menu by Jane Devonshire as last time it was by Billy and Jack.

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Innocent or Guilty – Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre brings back Trial TV but this time it is about a triple homicide. I was invited on a complimentary basis to report about the trial. 

*Warning there are some spoilers throughout my blog so if you want Secret Theatres latest production to remain a secret stop now.*  

Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre provides productions based on movies taking audiences into an immersive world.

Secret Studio Lab have travelled the world with very unique and immersive Secret Theatre Projects that have entertained a global audience with intimate experiences.

Their very first ever performance was in 2008 of Edward Scissorhands within an abandoned factory in New York. From then on they have grown and grown staging many productions all over the world from a courtroom and crime scenes in Town Hall Hotel London, Romeo and Juliet with a twist on an Island in the Docklands in London, Reservoir Dogs in a warehouse and Se7en Deadly Sins and they are just a few of the amazing productions that they have had.

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What would you wish for? – A Lad in Soho

Are you seeking an adult panto this festive season? Then look no further as A Lad in Soho is a diamond in the rough which should not be missed.

From the team that brought you the 2018 sell out Snow White And The Seven Poofs they are back this year with a brand new show for 2018 A Lad In Soho which is a take on Disney’s classic Aladdin.

I had the pleasure in attending the press night the other week to learn more about the actors and actresses who will be performing in this panto which can be read here

A Lad in Soho leaflets

With the panto now up and running I had the pleasure in returning to Karma Sanctum courtesy of Director Simon Gross (former Big Brother 2015 contestant) to watch the panto in it’s full glory.

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Who is Annie McKenzie? – Scripts for Supper presents The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Annie McKenzie brings her theatrical supper club dining Scripts for Supper to London this winter with her latest production The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

I was invited courtesy of Annie herself to experience her latest production and enjoy the wonderful Victorian inspired dishes in return for a review.

Who is Annie McKenzie and what is Scripts for Supper?

Annie McKenzie

Actor Annie McKenzie was a semi-finalist on MasterChef 2016 in which she impressed judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace with her bold flavours and classic style of cooking. Even Michelin Starred Marcus Waring called her “A serious cook” with celebrated food critic Jay Rayner commenting that her food was “rich serious and delicious”.

Since then Annie set up her own theatrical dining business Scripts for Supper which fuses together food and theatre.

Scripts for Supper

Scripts for Supper opened it’s door back in 2017 bringing to London a dining theatrical experience.

Her first debut production Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare at The London Cooking Project which received 5* reviews.

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Press night – A Lad in Soho

Simon Gross returns this year with his adult panto humour A Lad in Soho at the Karma Sanctum Hotel.

After a successful run last year of Snow White And The Seven Poofs this year you’ll be able to wish along with Aladdin shouting out such words as “it’s behind you” or perhaps “it’s up your anus” at this is an adult panto after all with a difference.

A Lad in Soho leaflets

I had the pleasure of attending a meet & greet hour to meet the cast and discuss what we might expect from this upcoming adult panto in December.

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Roll up, roll up – Circus

I was invited the other day to attend Circus Christmas showcase.  That’s right their Christmas showcase.  Christmas seems to get mentioned earlier and earlier each year. Sometimes I wonder if I ever should take down and pack away my Christmas tree.  However this was a fantastic Christmas spectacular.

I enjoyed the evening along with some other community members of Love Pop Ups London. We got to lounge in the Circus cocktail bar whilst enjoying circus / cabaret style acts and indulging on Christmas pan-Asian canapés.

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I like large parties – The Great Gatsby

Grab your feather boa, get on your dancing shoes, sink down a martini, and immerse yourself into the adaption of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby where you will be transported back to the 1920’s into a world of jazz and debauchery.

This immersive interpretation of a well-loved American classic plunges audiences into an interactive performance, where you can dance, drink and even converse with the characters.

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Immersive dining recommendations

There are so many fabulous unusual and immersive dining experiences in London to experience with new ones constantly popping up. To make it a little easier to choose which one you should do I thought I would write an article of my personal top five favourites.

Immersive Dining

What is immersive dining?

Well it is where you go along to eat but at the same time watch or even get involved with performances which is happening around you as in most cases improvisation and involvement from yourself may be required. Continue reading

Got to get your sausage when you can – Miss Nightingale 2018

Matthew Bugg’s wartime musical Miss Nightingale returns to London this year at The Hippodrome Casino which is the UK’s largest and most popular casino and entertainment venue in London which is located in Leicester Square.

The Hippodrome presents Miss Nightingale

The Hippodrome is a lavish popular casino which has three casino floors, a top class steak restaurant, six bars and a 180-seat theatre. It’s the biggest licensed premises in the West End and has presented some of the world’s biggest musical theatre, dance, comedy and rock performers from Julie Andrews to Prince.
Now performing hitting the spotlight the fabulous Miss Nightingale.

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