[Mark Brenner Photography] “The older a man get, the faster he can run as a boy”. ‘One day. Six cities. A thousand stories.’ From a barber shop in Peckham, to Johannesburg, Harare, Kampala, Lagos and Accra, Barber Shop Chronicles is a journey through many cultures, traditions, and arguments. Generations of barbers, and, generations of men. … More ‘Barber Shop Chronicles’
[Johan Persson Photography] “Though I make this marriage for my peace ⁄ In the East my pleasure lies” Surrounded by gossip and scandal, Antony (Ralph Fiennes) has fallen hard for Cleopatra (Sophie Okonedo). Civil war and rebellion is ever-present, alliances are strained, but Antony just can’t quit his Egyptian Queen. We are poolside at the … More ‘Antony & Cleopatra’
Walk with me: you’re not even five days into the holiday and… A member of the team is on crutches. What do you do? Go to the marble-laden streets of Verona, obviously. On the one hand, the city is flat. On the other, it’s full of slippery marble and hot cobbles – not amazing on … More Italy | 24 Hours in Verona [day]
A wonder to me, everyday to you. Another day at work for the soldiers of old, tasked with lookout duties. Another walk to work for today’s residents. And another day of work for the tour buses, full of clicks, snaps and chatter. A bit like Edinburgh, where you trip over history on the way to … More In Romeo’s Footsteps
There’s a heatwave in London, and Hamlet’s not coping. Here’s the rundown: the palace is more penthouse, with a multi-purpose conservatory-like structure – sometimes a hallway, wardrobe, but mainly a recurring memory of Claudius and Gertrude’s wedding on the patio. Hamlet and Ophelia are an item, and Hamlet is drowning in a grief-stricken psychosis over … More ‘Hamlet’, Harold Pinter Theatre
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