The Grinning Man, madness and wonder, theatre review.

Fresh, profound, riotous, bizarre, somewhat confused, a little overlong, magical. While contradictory, all of these are true of this new show, looseły based on the Victor Hugo novel, TheMan Who Laughs. Brought to the stage by Tom Morris of War Horse fame, it’s one of the most bizarre shows I’ve seen and it’s well suited to the small space of Trafalgar Studios. The … More The Grinning Man, madness and wonder, theatre review.

The Oystermen, claws for thought, Covent Garden

I took TP for lunch recently. It was a business lunch but we mostly talked about life and love and,of course, food. He raved about the  Oystermen and so that is where Big J and I found ourselves last Friday. I generally avoid Covent Garden but,I have to say, it’s looking good and the opening of the second outpost … More The Oystermen, claws for thought, Covent Garden

Basque cuisine comes to Shoreditch – Sagardi’s review

When I heard that Sagardi, the Spanish restaurant chain that celebrates Basque cuisine was opening in Shoreditch I was very, very excited, not least because this time last year I was in San Sebastián feasting on Pintxos. Meat is the star of the show here and the first thing you notice is the beautiful butchers … More Basque cuisine comes to Shoreditch – Sagardi’s review