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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

​REVIEW: Barbican’s Sound Unbound 2017

Here’s Sabine Koch’s take on Sound Unbound… When I asked, back in 2015, if this was supposed to be a recurring event, staff from the Barbican said “maybe, hopefully.”  Well, two years later and the Barbican did it again. After the smashing success of the first instalment, the organisers have put together another world class […]

Review: Hamlet – to be or not to be?

Review by Sabine Koch  – aka the bee Andrew Scott has been a champion of contemporary theatre for all of his career. I have been fortunate enough to have seen him in three productions and there was no way that I would miss out on him finally tackling the Bard. Contrary to other plays, I […]

Movie Review: Berlinale 2016

In February there is one unmissable thing in Berlin – the Berlinale. As usual, this film festival is about being eclectic and not all about ‘the competition.’ So the 16 films our reviewer, Sabine ‘Bee’ Koch, got to see, ranged from Japanese thrillers, Iranian ghost stories and the very first queer movie  – 1919’s silent […]

A Bee’s Guide to New York

Our intrepid explorer Sabine Koch heads to New York and tells us a few of her favourite haunts. Rest and Relaxation Check this place out. Who dares to enter? Well I do, since this particular parlour was a tip from a friend. Well, I’m among good company – Brooke Shields, Elijah Woods, heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis, and […]

Dazzled by The Dazzle

I really admire Andrew Scott for being such a champion of contemporary theatre. You can only see a certain amount of Shakespeare before craving something fresh. Sabine Koch reviews… Richard Greenberg’s play, The Dazzle, offers that in a real-life story with characters that are funny, irritating and heartbreaking. This is the UK premiere of the […]