REVIEW: Bee Goes Ape Over The True Story of King Kong

Theatre Magdeburg, in Germany, is somewhat a trial ground for new, ambitious productions. The chamber opera “The True Story of King Kong” by Jeffrey Chin is one of these. It combines pre-produced film clips, live video-feeds of performers and puppetry to illustrate the story of the great ape through the movies. While all these elements […]

Andy Bell’s Torsten in QUEERETERIA TV at Above The Stag

Erasure’s ANDY BELL will star in Above The Stag’s upcoming production of QUEERETERIA TV – the latest and third instalment in Andy Bell’s project as his dystopian alter-ego, Torsten. As one of the most popular synth pop bands in the UK has ever produced, Erasure penned over 200 songs and have sold over 25 million albums worldwide, 5 of […]

BEATS ON POINTE – Street Meets Ballet

The dance spectacular from Australia that fuses street dance and ballet returns to the Peacock Theatre, London May 21st to June 16th 2019 as part of a worldwide tour. Two dance worlds collide in Beats on Pointe, as a high- energy cast of classical ballet and street dancers go toe-to-toe in this mash-up of dance styles while the soundtrack of […]

Culture Declares Emergency – Letters To The Earth

Inspired by the work of Extinction Rebellion and the global School Strike For Climate, a new initiative – presented by The Royal Court Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre Wales and a host of others, invites the British public – young and old – to write ‘Letters to the Earth’ as a response to the climate […]

Theatre Review: Admissions

This critically acclaimed play talks about values and ideals and how we seem to have trouble following them when they threaten our personal ideas and wishes – another cracking review from Sabine “Bee” Koch… When her son Charlie (Ben Edelman, the revelation of this theatre evening) does not get into the desired University, but his […]

An Accidental Studio – the History of HandMade Films

With such film greats as Life of Brian, The Long Good Friday, Withnail & I, a new feature-length documentary examines the history of HandMade Films through the eyes of the filmmakers and actors as well as the man who started it all, former Beatle and music legend George Harrison. The feature-length documentary will air on 4 May […]

Theatre Review: Arthur Miller’s The Price

You really can’t go wrong with an Arthur Miller play, reports Sabine “Bee” Koch. Even more so, when it’s such a class act as The Price at the Wyndham’s Theatre. The story charts the dissolving of a family home by the surviving sons and the lifelong animosities that surface. The beautiful set design with towering […]

Theatre Review: Pinter’s Betrayal

The conclusion of the Pinter at the Pinter series tackles his most famous play about three people, an affair and the lies and betrayals that go with it – review by Sabine “Bee” Koch “With poetic precision, rich humour and an extraordinary emotional force, Betrayal charts a compelling seven-year romance, thrillingly captured in reverse chronological order.” Jamie […]

Emerald 50Fund launched to support LGBT+ activism in Southern Africa

March 2019 sees the ground-breaking insurance provider Emerald Life launch the Emerald 50Fund: a new initiative established with the award-winning charity GiveOut to support grassroots LGBT+ activism across Southern Africa. Emerald Life is the world’s first insurance provider to offer truly inclusive policies and customer journeys for the LGBT+ community and women, helping to end […]

Movie Review: Berlinale 2019 Top 3 Picks – Bee’s Bunch of the Best

This year’s Berlinale marked the swan song for Dieter Kosslick, the outspoken and celebrity-friendly festival director. After 18 years he is giving up his reigns and although he has been criticised by some over the last years, his contribution in making the Berlinale one of the top 5 film festivals of the world and the […]