Visit London Blog » red http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:40:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Thursday Theatre News: Tonys for London Transfers, a New Enron Cast, and Fringe News http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/05/thursday-theatre-news-tonys-for-london-transfers-a-new-enron-cast-and-fringe-news/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/05/thursday-theatre-news-tonys-for-london-transfers-a-new-enron-cast-and-fringe-news/#comments Thu, 06 May 2010 20:25:51 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=8959 It’s been a great week for London shows on Broadway, despite the strange early-closure of Enron over there. The Tony Award nominations (the Oscars of American theatre) have been announced, and there are 28 London transfers in with a chance of a gong.

The two biggest hitters in the race are London’s Menier Chocolate Factory, and the Donmar Warehouse. Musicals from the Menier, A Little Night Music and La Cage Aux Folles both have a flurry of nominations: 11 for La Cage Aux Folles including Best Revival of a Musical. A Little Night Music is also up for Best Revival of a Musical, with its Broadway stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury both nominated. And the Donmar Warehouse has two shows in the nominations too: Hamlet (up for two awards including Best Performance by a Leading Actor for Jude Law), and John Logan’s new play, Red (which is in seven categories including Best Play!). And Enron’s got four nominations. It’s great to be able to say London saw these shows first…

Enron continues going strong in London, and has today announced a new cast. Corey Johnson (who you might recognise from The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot at the Almeida theatre, Frost/Nixon at the Donmar Warehouse or Death Of A Salesman at the National Theatre), RSC regular Paul Chahidi, Sara Stewart (from TV’s The Prisoner, Robin Hood and Sugar Rush) and Clive Francis (New Tricks, Rosemary & Thyme and Wycliffe) all take over from 10 May. And the show (which comes highly recommended!) is taking bookings until 14 August.

Finally for this week, some Fringe news. Finborough Theatre has announced its exciting-sounding summer season which includes Miss Lilly Gets Boned or The Loss of All Elephant Elders, an exploration of love, courage, family, sex and religion by one of America’s most exciting new writers, Bekah Brunstetter; and the first London revival in 50 years of the classic 1908 comedy What Every Woman Knows by J M Barrie, in celebration of the 150th anniversary of his birth. And Baron’s Court Theatre’s New Writing Season starts next week (11 May) with two shows: Usher, by Grigory Ryzhakov and That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, by Michael Ross.

If you have any London theatre news to share, or are planning on seeing any London shows in the next week, let us know in the comments below.

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Video of the Week: What Colour Is London? http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/video-of-the-week-what-colour-is-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/video-of-the-week-what-colour-is-london/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:00:13 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=6632

We love this super-cute video from marliuk called What Colour is London?

It’s an interesting (if slightly off-the-wall) question, particularly when posed to visitors who are perhaps more used to sunnier conditions!

What colour do you think London is? Let us know in the comments below!

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Cat Deely Helps Launch Flowe(red) in Covent Garden http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/cat-deely-helps-launch-flowered-in-covent-garden/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/02/cat-deely-helps-launch-flowered-in-covent-garden/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2010 18:28:22 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=6124 As Valentine’s Day comes around again, the issue of giving ethical, eco-friendly flowers to your friends and loved ones rears its complicated head.

Yes, getting a bouquet is a lovely part of Valentine’s Day. But all too often, there’s a worry that those very flowers have done more harm than good before arriving to adorn your living room.

Today, Cat Deely was in London’s original flower market, Covent Garden, looking like a modern-day Eliza Doolittle, helping launch FLOWE(RED), a new online flower service from (RED). Ethically sourced flowers? You bet. And all the profits from the sale of the bouquets (which cost between £20 and £65) go towards saving lives in Africa.

As Cat says, “FLOWE(RED) is a truly inspiring new service from (RED).  I can now purchase stunning flowers for someone I care about, or as a treat for myself, in the knowledge that the profits reach those who need it the most.  It costs as little as 20p a day to buy the vital medication needed to keep someone who is HIV positive in Africa alive. Thanks to (RED), just one bouquet of flowers can now make a real difference and help save lives.”

Order online at www.flowered.com. Give a good gift this Valentine’s Day.

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