The Panic Room – CSI Grounded

Today I was invited by Love PopUps London to join her team to solve one of The Panic Room’s online escape adventures, CSI : Grounded. This adventure is played completely online. You need no printer or fancy setup, any internet capable device will do. We were given our access code, which works across multiple devices,…

Sh*tfaced Oliver With A Twist

Being in lockdown due to the corona virus pandemic, I thought I’d use the time to work on my backlog of shows I never got around to review back when I actually saw them. I just don’t always have the time to write reviews right away and sometimes they just fall into an eternal backlog…

clueQuest – Print – Cut – Escape

Today I was invited by the lovely Love PopUps London to join in a game of Print – Cut – Escape by clueQuest. This is an online escape room that can be played by several households through an online video chat. It comes with 24 pages that need to be printed out and cut to…

Mary Poppins

My favourite Christmas present was a set of tickets to see the West End production of Mary Poppins, which I’ve been itching to see! I went to see it in February on my birthday and took another nanny friend to see it with. I’ve loved the old film as well as the new Mary Poppins…

Uncle Vanya

In early February I ventured out to see Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre with a friend. I had heard a lot of great things about this production, so was very much looking forward to see it. Uncle Vanya is on at the Harold Pinter theatre until the 2nd of May. The stage design…

Nora: A Doll’s House

On the first Monday in March I was invited to see Nora: A Doll’s House at the Young Vic theatre. I was a bit apprehensive at first, as the summary given and the poster make it seem like quite a stark play and I wasn’t sure if I could stomach it with having had a…

Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland

On Tuesday I ventured down to the Old Red Lion Theatre to see the three-play production Nuclear War / Buried / Graceland. Despite being a very small theatre, I really like the Old Red Lion. Their upstairs theatre room is quite intimate as the wooden benches are very close to the stage area. I’ve seen…

Spun – Candy Face Lollipop Masterclass

I recently had the privilege to attend one of Spun’s Face Lollipop Masterclasses, in which I got to make my own face out of sugar! A brilliantly unusual thing to do in London. I’ve previously attended their lollipop making masterclass, and that was a whole lot of fun, and at their birthday party I got…

The Adventure Is Real

On Thursday night I was invited to try out the new immersive game by The Adventure Is Real, a combination of roleplaying games, boardgames, and immersive theatre. It was a whirlwind of an adventure to get through, and we had a whole lot of fun with it. Thanks for the invite, Love Popups London. When…

Cyrano De Bergerac

I got to see the new production of Cyrano De Bergerac during the previews and even got a seat upgrade for the evening. It’s such a well-known story that’s been done so many times, I was quite interested in seeing how this adaptation differed and if it would take things in a different direction. The…

Love, Loss & Chianti

Friday night saw the press night of Love, Loss & Chianti, a double bill of works by acclaimed poet Christopher Reid. Currently showing at the Riverside Studios in Hammersmith, Love, Loss & Chianti runs two hours, including a 20 minute interval, and is on until the 17th May. The first poem, A Scattering, is a…

God’s Dice

In November I went down to the Soho Theatre to see God’s Dice, a new play by David Baddiel about the power of belief in our modern world, and the quest for truth. It sounded like an interesting juxtaposition of belief in god and belief in science, so I grabbed a friend and went to…