1. „Brexit” und die Europäische Union – Practising My German / Deutsch Üben

I’m currently taking German lessons and one of our teachers made us all prepare a five minute presentation on a topic of our choice. In German of course. A few of the students were outstanding and I was anxious that I didn’t have enough time to prepare. While frantically trying to lift impressive sounding arguments from the internet during stupid hours in the early morning, … Continue reading 1. „Brexit” und die Europäische Union – Practising My German / Deutsch Üben

Mini Life Update: Living in Berlin?!

My three greatest passions in life have so far been: going to the theatre, running and learning to speak German. There are other things that I dearly love such as aerobics workouts, learning lyrics to entire musical theatre cast recordings, eating copious amounts of ice-cream, playing the guitar poorly or a good philosophy discussion. But nothing is more thrilling to me than when I sit … Continue reading Mini Life Update: Living in Berlin?!

Budapest Marathon 2017

In May 2015, I completed the Leeds Half Marathon and I promised myself that I must complete the full thing as my next race. After several training attempts and 20+ editions of my training schedule, I can finally say that I’ve run 26.2 miles and just about survived! Budapest Marathon  So why travel all the way to Budapest? Good question. Quite simply, I had lucked … Continue reading Budapest Marathon 2017

Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Timothy Sheader’s thrilling production of Jesus Christ Superstar, currently staged at the Regent’s Open Air Park Theatre, follows Jesus in his final days before his crucifixion. The idea of retelling a biblical story is not new. Musicals such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Godspell and the Prince of Egypt have similarly turned to the Bible for source material. However, what sets Jesus Christ … Continue reading Review: Jesus Christ Superstar, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Review: Tick, Tick…BOOM, Park Theatre, Finsbury Park

In Tick, Tick…BOOM’s opening number, Jon laments, “They’re singing Happy Birthday, you just want to lay down and cry”. Now as a fan of birthday’s myself, this startles me a little to say the least. Why should a birthday motivate someone to lay down, and cry? No one has died? Rather, you’ve been fortunate to live out another year and deserve a pat on the … Continue reading Review: Tick, Tick…BOOM, Park Theatre, Finsbury Park

Review: The Wild Party, The Other Palace Theatre

The Wild Party, playing at the Other Palace Theatre, is a frustrating piece for me to review. There were many great things that I liked about it. The opening was enticing and we meet these intriguing characters. I willed myself to be swept up in the drunken ride, but the components didn’t fit together quite right for me and I left feeling fairly underwhelmed. This … Continue reading Review: The Wild Party, The Other Palace Theatre

Review: Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre

A question I am often asked is “what’s your favourite musical”. My instinctive answer has always been to say Ragtime. The first time I saw it, I was completely knocked out and developed an unhealthy obsession with the original Broadway cast recording. The emotive and creative score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally completed penetrated my thoughts and my emotions; … Continue reading Review: Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre