Categories EntertainmentPosted on

The Space: I Occur Here

It often strikes SEEN what a mercurial (if not unstable) space the Space Theatre is. Entrances change with each play; the seats are arranged in different ways. You’re never really quite sure of where you are. It is entirely fitting then, that ‘I Occur Here’ is playing here for four days. It’s an intensely physical …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Albita: Carmen La Cubana

Albita is a Grammy and Emmy-winning Cuban-American singer, producer and composer, who launched her new single ‘Se Te Cayo El Tabaco’ (You Dropped Your Cigar) on Friday 3rd August to coincide with her Sadler’s Wells appearance in the sizzling new musical Carmen La Cubana. Carmen La Cubana runs at Sadler’s Wells until 18th August and …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Eat Your Heart Out: Bread and Roses

Tightrope Productions bring us another Edinburgh-bound piece (alongside Dining Al Desko). Where ‘Desko’ bought us the viciousness of office politics, ‘Eat Your Heart Out’ brings us the viciousness of perfection – or rather the impossibility of it and how it can make teenagers feel awful about their own bodies. Devised by those with experience of …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Bluebird at the Space: a strange intimacy

A deep well of humanism lies at the heart of Bluebird, but not once does it ever tip into sentimentality, thank goodness. Jimmy (Jonathan Keane) works as a mini-cab driver listening to his fares’ stories of life, grief and general woe, connecting to some, aggravating others but always attentive; somehow he’s nourished by their stories, …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Dining al Desko: Etcetera Theatre

There’s something quite desperate at the heart of the office environment as depicted in Tightrope’s Dining al Desko. It’s people-pleaser receptionist Julie, who has an OCD belief that it all starts with the desk, or perhaps Trish, PR intern on the make with her hashtags and love of insta but hatred of her fellow workers; …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

The Black Cat is back: Underbelly Festival

SEEN faves The Black Cat Cabaret has been captivating the city’s audiences with their dark and daring brand of cabaret entertainment for more than a decade. Black Cat: Bohemia is the company’s most ambitious show to date, and premières with the company’s first headline run at Underbelly Festival Southbank. Combining highly skilled acrobatic feats and …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Tricity Vogue’s All Girl Swing Band come to Wilton’s Music hall

SEEN hears that fabulous cabaret star Tricity Vogue will bring her nine-piece All Girl Swing Band to Wilton’s Music Hall for a riotous night of surprising swing music and feel-good entertainment on Wednesday 18 July. The all-female supergroup of top flight musicians will play tracks from their new album live on stage, before making CDs …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Asking for a Raise at The Space Theatre

It was a packed house on Wednesday for the performance of the fast and funny ‘Asking for a Raise’. SEEN felt that an office scenario was a canny choice for devisers and directors Hugo Aguirre and Franciska Éry. Surely it has replaced the factory floor as a setting for discontent, dull repetitious tasks and fear …

Categories Entertainment, NewsPosted on

The Space: ‘BLUEBIRD’ by Simon Stephens

Off West End Award-nominated Space Productions are thrilled to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Simon Stephens’ BLUEBIRD on from 24 July – 4 August. A man in a Hawaiian shirt, sucking Special Brew through a straw. A prostitute of indistinguishable age. A bouncer in black jacket and dicky bow. Taxi driver Jimmy …

Categories EntertainmentPosted on

Paterson Joseph brings Sancho: An Act Of Remembrance to Wilton’s Music Hall

SEEN loves Wilton’s Music Hall. It’s often a film set, venue for so much more than theatre and always staging provocative and thought-provoking work. Following an international tour, Wilton’s Music Hall will host the London premiere of Sancho: An Act Of Remembrance, acclaimed actor Paterson Joseph’s one-man play that tells the extraordinary unknown story of …