Category Archives: Reviewing the Situation

“The Dong With a Luminous Nose” at Little Angel Theatre – 22/09/19

We’ve been to the Little Angel Theatre quite a few times now – more than I can count anyway. It always feels like a bit of a hidden gem, down the leafy passageway from Cross Street, and it’s an intimate … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Christmas in September – 14/09/19

For the past few autumns, I’ve been at odds with the rest of my family about when the appropriate time to start singing Christmas songs is. Nathan traditionally had a 1st Dec embargo in place but that’s gone out of … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Hatfield House – 11/08/19

Now, I might have mentioned before that I’m a bit precious about Midsummer Night’s Dream. I was in a school production at the age of 13 and got a *little* bit obsessed about it. Think Reuben-and-Infinity-War-level obsession. So the two … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical” – 31/07/19

  Now this was a show the kids were excited about. They are both Mr Gum devotees, with thr books in pride of place on Reuben’s book shelf and the audiobooks on permanent rotation in the car. They were sure … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“Mr Stink” at Chickenshed – 20/07/19

Last year Reuben and I marked the end of the school year by visiting Chickenshed for a very special performance of Mr Stink with David Walliams himself in attendance. This year term isn’t quite done yet and it’s Eva with … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“The Tigon and the Liger” at Chickenshed – 13/04/19

Today is a bit of a trains, planes and automobiles day for Eva and I..but only because, as most normal people do, we decided to squeeze in a theatre trip before we leave for holiday.  Nathan and Roo are coming … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Wow Everything is Amazing” at Battersea Arts Centre – 11/04/19

  I must admit I wasn’t sure what to expect from Sounds Like Chaos‘ “Wow Everything is Amazing”. The promotional materials had asked a lot of questions about our relationship with technology but hadn’t answered many in terms of what this … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment

“Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster” at Battersea Arts Centre – 23/03/19

  After spending time with Eva this morning, it was time for some mother-son bonding with Reuben this afternoon. Which initially seemed to consist of me clutching his pepperoni sandwich for half the length of the Jubilee Line while he … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Big Up at Stratford Circus Arts Centre – 23/03/19

  Yknow, often Twitter feels unrewarding. Like shouting into a big room full of other people who are also shouting. Sometimes you get into massive fights with Radio X DJs and all their followers. And then sometimes, just sometimes, you … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Eva Von Schnippisch Won WWII – 09/03/19

I must admit I was a little cautious about taking the kids to see Eva Von Schnippisch. I was originally planning to go to the Thursday night show on my own and was expecting a “hilariously filthy” one woman comedy musical … Continue reading

Posted in Reviewing the Situation | Tagged , | Leave a comment