I thoroughly enjoyed this school boy to drag act musical! Fantastic cast of talented singers and dancers with Layton Williams stealing the show as Jamie aka Meme Me! What I love about this show is the opportunity it creates to showcase the young people on the stage for their phenomenal talent with each one holding their own alongside the older more experienced cast members. The original music is so well written you feel that you must have heard it before even when you haven’t. Beautifully choreographed dance sequences complete the picture. And on the hottest day of the year the theatre’s air conditioning was heaven!
On our way to the theatre on the hottest day of 2019, in a very busy Soho, we popped into this little pub for a cold pint of cider or two. Tiny pub serving good quality beer with empty seats and air conditioning! Where was everyone? That’s one of the things I love about London, if you walk a little way from the busy main streets you can always find an old London pub that welcomes you in and where you can find a seat. Worth a pop to the toilets too as for this you descend beautifully restored original Victorian old stone steps to the cellar that must have felt many an interesting footstep over the years! Good little find.
Part of the Hilton Hotel, Bankside, OXBO restaurant is a very pleasant find. We went along for their Bottomless Brunch (£49 per head) which consisted of four courses and free flowing Prosecco for two hours. The restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and we were served by polite, friendly, attentive staff who ensured drinks flowed and tables were cleared with slick professionalism. The starters were from a buffet which could be visited as many times as you liked. There was then a choice of egg dishes cooked to order ranging from a straight poached egg to eggs royale. Apres eggs the starter buffet could be revisited but we moved on to the main courses which were sharing dishes served at the table, one fish dish, one amazing curried vegetarian dish and melt in the mouth Moroccan beef. Desserts were once again collected from a buffet which were an incredible choice of sweet delights and a cheese board accompanied by cracker biscuits and bread. At this point you could also return for another visit to the starter buffet if you have a more savoury palate and any room left!!! What made this restaurant stand out above other buffet style restaurants I have visited was the quality of the food on offer. Everything was beautifully prepared and cooked and tasted fresh and first class. It was also presented in a clean, attractive manner. I would definitely return and would recommend to all.
I booked this show after receiving a reduced price offer. For some reason I had convinced myself that it was a musical and had convinced my theatre going partners in crime too. We were all in the mood for some song and dance! So when the first scene was five minutes in and still no one had done a quick step we figured that I may have got that very wrong!!! This is very much a play about how automation changes the production industries, which in turn puts people out of work, which in turn causes anger and in turn makes people react to each other in ways they would not usually do. A long way away from an evening of song and dance.
It is very well acted by a well known cast and when you google ‘the cast’ you realise where you recognise them all from. The characters are all very likeable and you do feel for them when relationships change or break down as their job security is threatened. It’s a good play and only on for a limited run so if you fancy it, tickets are still available.