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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

You Are in Great Company with this Comic Musical Show!

You are in great Company with this hit from Steven Sondheim – 47 years after the first production. Spoiler alert – Bobbie is no longer a guy! A cramped start gives way to clever staging, bright lights and soaring music. It’s such a great production with a huge sound that you only wish they’d gone for […]

Top Three London Plays

Showbiz insider, Sabine Koch takes her pick of three shows this summer… After a long absence from London I had an insatiable appetite for the current theatre offerings. I managed to squeeze in a lot and these 3 are my favorites: The Lieutenant of Inishmore Being an ardent fan of Martin McDonagh’s film work, I […]