With only a couple days in London I'm stoked I stumbled upon this off west end bistro/bar/theatre combo. The black box thrust space in the basement is incredibly intimate and the double feature 'The Mess' and 'One Night Hire' I saw were spot on. I've not much context for which groups use this space or how much involvement the proprietors have in the artistic process; however the production I...more
This little theatre is so incredibly cute and intimate, that during the performance one of the actors nearly landed on me. It also meant for serious professionalism during "Size 14!" (yours truly being an American size 14) when they caught my eye.
Yup, I too went to see Silence! the musical, and it was fabulous. Upstairs is the Curtains Up pub, a gastropub in the fashionable barons court...more
This tiny, tiny little theatre nestled within the bowels of the Curtains Up pub, rightly has a famous standing throughout the performing arts scene. It can hold a capacity of around fifty people, whom are so close, so intimate with the action, it is all but impossible not to become fully engrossed in the show.
My visit gave me the opportunity to revel in the parody: Silence The Musical. It...more
Very small theatre in the basement of the large pub upstairs, The Curtain's Up. Quite a coincidence the name of the pub has a theatrical connotation, although originally I think this was a hangman's term.
The basement is a bit like a nightclub or rock club, dark, sweaty, bare stone floor which is probably worth a fortune. I had the good fortune to see an excellent production of Hamlet here...more
A classic London Pub Theatre.
That is to say that this is a pub that you suddenly discover after an investigation down some narrow steps plays host to an awkwardly shaped performance space, that is very 'intimate' - read 'very small'.
Having said that it does have a lot of character as a space, it has tiered seats on three sides, but often companies just use two sides.
It's very much...more