Live Theatre At Home – What’s On?

The Covid-19 virus has changed the world within just a few weeks. Almost all countries are afflicted by now with varying degrees of severity. This means we have to adapt, to conform, to take it into consideration. Nations are trying to fight it with all our resources, financially, physically, mentally. We do fear for our […]

Berlinale 2020 – A Mirror of the 21st Century

Berlinale 2020 – One Year After Kosslik The charismatic head of the Berlinale, Dieter Kosslik left after 18 years with amazing successes attached to his name but also growing criticism about the programming of the festival. Instead of finding another Jack of all trades, the Berlinale decided to split the position into artistic director (Carlo […]

Theatre Review: Cyrano de Bergerac with James McAvoy

I love Cyrano. That’s all… Director of the moment Jamie Lloyd has done it once again. After his defining season of Pinter plays culminated in the wonderful Betrayal, he started his residency at the Playhouse Theatre with the production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Yes, that golden Oldie, known for the big nose, hats, feathers and […]

Review: The Lehman Trilogy

This gem of a play had a sold-out run at the National Theatre and then transferred to West End’s Piccadilly Theatre for an equally successful run. It’s now set for Broadway in 2020, so no better time than to shine a light on it. Theatre Review by Bee. Starting with the crash of the Lehman […]

New York – Bee Style

When you think of New York, you think of Broadway, the Statue of Liberty, the 9-11 Memorial or the MOMA. Famous landmarks for sure and not to be missed, but New York has other little gems, that offer brilliant experiences a bit left of center. Here are arts reviewer Sabine Bee Koch’s current picks: Brooklyn […]

Orpheus Cycle at the English National Opera

The ENO took the extraordinary step of staging an Orpheus cycle with different composers tackling the story of a man who goes down to hell to bring back his love. This myth is widely known and has been the basis of countless works, so it was interesting to see, which 4 works were chosen. The […]

Review: Frankenstein NYT REP Season

At the Southwark Playhouse this fun production of the old story of Frankenstein has a modern twist by exploring the idea of artificial intelligence as the monster, who defies its creator. And to gender switch the scientists and the monster to women and adopt a totally female centric position might look like a gimmick and […]

Review: On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court

The Royal Court Theatre is well known to champion contemporary playwriters and with this excellent production of On Bear Ridge, it once again puts on a play, which is both of this time and still has an oddly ancient feel to it. The double bill of writer Ed Thomas and Vicky Featherstone co-direct a thought-provoking […]

Review: Death of a Salesman

After a sell out run at the Young Vic, this top notch production of Death of a Salesman received a well deserved transfer to the West End. You have probably already seen the Arthur Miller play – one of the juggernauts of modern theatre – but never quite like this. Maybe it takes  women like directors […]

The Unholy Marriage of Slice and Sweetly

The Unholy Marriage of Slice and Sweetly failed to take place on the 13thJuly 1955 due to the fatal stabbing of the Reverend Gris and so opens a new production in London’s burgeoning immersive scene. Dress Code: 1950’s Wedding Date: 19th July to 6thSeptember Place: The church and surrounding graveyard of St Matthews in Bethnal Green. ImmerCity are calling on […]