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Best Served Cold: A Revengers’ Comedy at the King’s Head Theatre

SEEN loves all things Fringe in London, so she needed no second bidding to go and see short play Best Served Cold at the renowned King’s Head Theatre in Islington. This play won the prestigious Kenneth Branagh Drama Writing Award in 2015, and was on for one night only, directed by Sharon Small.

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The four cast members embodied a deeply dysfunctional family, whilst revelling in a sense of their own cruel humour: brassy, on-the-make Susan (April Rose); feckless philandering husband Mitchell (Dom Goldberg); and adoring grandson Toby (Alexander Chard); but best of all, the wily manipulative grandma, Alma (Yvo Brunskill).

The great thing about Best Served Cold is that writer Victoria Taylor Roberts cleverly gives us this family’s history, enumerates their dysfunctional present, and foregrounds the shenanigans yet to come in a mere half-hour of theatre. The stage was dressed in a shroud-like clinical white, indicating Alma’s medical state yet it was also a blank canvas, waiting for the time bomb of this family’s future to explode on it. It’s refreshing, too, to see an elder character playing centre stage.

No spoilers from SEEN, you’ll be glad to hear! But you can see the play in two weeks’ time at the equally renowned Etcetera Theatre above the Oxford Arms in Camden. A different space for sure, so it will be interesting to see how the play alters as a result.

Book your tickets here.

Etcetera Theatre
above the Oxford Arms
265 Camden High Street
London
NW1 7BU

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Fever-Tree’s Very Own Gin School 

London has always had an enthusiastic relationship with gin; right from the days when the water was undrinkable, gin has become the city’s tipple of choice. Imagine SEEN’s joy therefore, when we heard that this month, gin and tonic experts, Fever-Tree, is launching its very own Fever-Tree Gin School.

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Bufle: Launch of the Bubble-Waffle

SEEN has heard much of the phenomenon of the Asian Bubble-Waffle and thus was very keen to sample this Hong Kong import for herself. My guest and I found ourselves in a bright, buzzy bar/café with tables and plenty of counters and high stools. It’s in Rupert Street, between Soho and busy Leicester Square.

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Arthur Hooper’s Weekend Brunch

SEEN has been a huge fan of Arthur Hooper’s since their May opening. It’s handily located close to Borough Market (where much of their ingredients are sourced), so it is with great delight that we hear weekend brunches are now on the menu too.

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Adam Prince King’s New Single

SEEN has been enjoying the latest offering from London native and lyrical pop artist Adam Prince King, who has announced the release of his new single ‘Before The Sun Goes Down’. The single is the follow-up to his debut hit ‘Flamingos’, which went viral upon its release in 2016.

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Arclinea and B&B Italia at the London Design Festival 2017

SEEN keenly anticipates this year’s London Design Festival, taking place from 16th – 24th September. Not least because B&B Italia will launch their partnership with Arclinea high-end designer kitchens. The brand will also celebrate the UK debut of its 2017 collections, including the 20th anniversary edition of the iconic Charles seating system; all to be revealed with a new look for its B&B Italia London store on Brompton Road.