Featured theatre performance /// The Crucible @ The Old Vic

Putting your own troubles to paper and spitting the venom of offence into creating has always been one of the best ways of therapy as well as a source of inspiration for a lot of great works of art. Arthur Miller, who witnessed US government blacklisting communists, did exactly that and thus created one of … Continue reading

Face to face with Brian Southall

The Hollies played a huge part in the shaping of UK music. Thus said, it’s astonishing that their first ever biography has been written only recently. Brian Southall’s book ‘The Road Is Long… The Hollies Story’ comes out just in time to mark the 50th anniversary of the band’s first #1 hit song ‘I’m Alive’. … Continue reading

Theatre night out /// We Will Rock You @ Dominion Theatre /// London /// 12.08.2013

When songs from the past are still relevant in the present and, moreover, create the buzz not less than upon their release, it does tell you a lot about the band. Queen’s songs belong to exactly this category of ever-lasting and never-getting-old songs. For years after the band released their last studio album in the … Continue reading

Beat Film Festival /// The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling

Music fans like getting their hands on something very old and thus historically valuable. Directed by Peter Whitehead, the first ever documentary about The Rolling Stones ‘Charlie Is My Darling’ is this kind of valuable item to feast your eyes and minds on. It was originally filmed in 1965 in Dublin and Belfast during the band’s … Continue reading

Beat Film Festival /// David Bowie – Five Years

There are years in careers of musicians that are crucial for the formation of a certain performer as an artist. This evolution takes place step by step, never stands still and moves further in constant flow of inspiration. According to director Francis Whately in David Bowie’s career these crucial years – five all in all … Continue reading

National Theatre Live /// People

‘P.S.T.’ equals ‘people spoil things’. I can already see your anti-social half nod frantically in agreement with the auctioneer’s (Miles Jupp) proclamation in the play ‘People’ by Alan Bennett. The vision of crowds of people becomes especially painful when you are an elderly ex-model Dorothy (Frances de La Tour) sharing your old mansion only with your … Continue reading

Theatre night out /// London /// The Phantom of the Opera

London’s West End is no doubt one of the most magnificent theatrical places in the world. It includes a cluster of theatres where dozens of shows run and the variety is so huge that one can be at a loss while deciding what to see. Having only a limited amount of time in London, I decided to … Continue reading