Swan Lake: Total awe

I was in total awe as I sat, immersed, watching the beautiful performance of Swan Lake presented by The International Classic Ballet Theatre at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre. Swan Lake is a tragic tale of love that triumphs over evil. Prince Siegfried, given a bow and arrows, heads off hunting into the forest where he meetsContinue reading “Swan Lake: Total awe”

What do we need? FAB-U-LOUS panto

“I needed that”, said Bromley Buzz co-presenter Zeenat Noorani as she exited the Churchill Theatre on 6th December, after seeing the pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk. It was clear from behind-the-scenes remarks by theatre staff and on-stage ones by the cast that they too welcomed this, an old school, old style, faces to faces experienceContinue reading “What do we need? FAB-U-LOUS panto”

Absorbing Christie mystery shines at the Churchill Theatre

By the time we saw The Mirror Crack’d at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley – which runs until 26th November – we had already had insights from actor Oliver Boot, Chief Inspector Craddock in the play in our recent podcast interview, here. Oliver loves performing in the show, and we loved watching it. Coincidentally, hisContinue reading “Absorbing Christie mystery shines at the Churchill Theatre”

Death Drops into Bromley

‘Death Drop – Back In The Habit’ glitzed its way to Bromley on the 27th October, and remains in The Churchill Theatre until the 30th, with Legendary drag queens and stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Willam (A Star Is Born, Nip/Tuck), and Cheryl Hole (Celebrity Juice, The Only Way is Essex) leading an all-drag castContinue reading “Death Drops into Bromley”

Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lives up to its name

Bangalore came to Bromley on 19th October, and remains there until 22nd October 2022, with the stage production of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Despite our having heard Rula Lenska – playing Madge – tell us when interviewed for the Bromley Buzz podcast – listen here – that she loves the whole experience, we wondered,Continue reading “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lives up to its name”

Rev Richard Coles – stand out storyteller

Vicars. They’re dull, right? They dress in grey and often deliver sermons to match. So much for clichés (well-deserved or not). The Reverend Richard Coles is an utter exception. Sure enough, when we saw him on his ‘first night in Bromley’, he dressed in grey and had on his white clerical collar, but he provedContinue reading “Rev Richard Coles – stand out storyteller”

Breaking the Code – and other barriers

All of us involved in the Bromley Buzz podcast love the arts in one form or another, from The Jersey Boys (Sarah) to figure skating (Zeenat), to The Lament for Icarus by Draper (Darren), to Comicon (Tim). So much more that is uplifting and beautiful and that makes life worth living could be added. BreakingContinue reading “Breaking the Code – and other barriers”

Theatre 62: Memorable local theatre

Image: Freda Caplan (Mercedes Yearley) and Robert Caplan (Geoff Dillon) On the eve of the July-long Bromley Arts Festival, Theatre 62 in West Wickham put on a highly polished performance of J.B. Priestley’s play ‘Dangerous Corner’, in their 60th anniversary year. It was a first visit to the theatre for myself and my Bromley BuzzContinue reading “Theatre 62: Memorable local theatre”

Summer entertainment: Bromley Arts Festival

Launch event with Sir Bob Neill MP, Cllr Hannah Gray, Mayor of Bromley, and actors Zoe Tapper and Freya Collins. Image: Rik Ward – Instagram: rikwardphotoart Guest post by Caroline Jenner of Sardines magazine. If the constant news reports reminding you of food shortages, rising fuel costs and chaos at our airports has left youContinue reading “Summer entertainment: Bromley Arts Festival”