A curious one. We intended to go to the Winslow Homer exhib at the National so we thought trying out their rebooted eatery opposite St Martin’s afterwards would be a good idea. I had a bit of time to kill before meeting at the show so thought I’d pop in for a glass of wine…
Read more Resto 29 Ochre, Charing Cross
The kind of place feel loath to review because I want it just for me.
Read more Resto 30 Barav, Paris
Cruel Comedy, a double bill of short plays by Octave Mirbeau will be playing at the Great Northern Railway Tavern on Friday 8th July at 6 p.m., on Saturday 9th July at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., and on Sunday 10th July at 6 p.m.
Read more Translating Octave Mirbeau – with scripts!
Cruel Comedy is a double bill of short plays by the French anarchist writer Octave Mirbeau from his set of Farces et Moralités, first published in 1904. Mirbeau was a pretty savage critic of the society in which he wallowed and I hope I've carried through some of the anger and incredulity that informs Interview, a satire on the press of his day which we've updated to be a take on social media as Snoop. Les Amants - which I've translated as Lovers - is on the other hand a satire on the personal rather than the public.
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If you want to learn to eat classic French food in style there are few places better to start than Le Train Bleu.
Read more Retro Resto #7 – Le Train Bleu, Paris
The Marais has some jewels - especially the Musée de la Chasse et Nature (also bereft of vittles) - but you have to pay for them in the tedium of expensive crapshops, chainshit and a swarm of arseholes, some on scooters.
Read more Resto 19 Des Gars Dans La Cuisine, Paris
Kudos to the guy in the Uruguayan rugby shirt for surprise outfit of the day.
Read more Resto 18 Brasserie Saint Maurice, Reims
Our go to pre-Almeida place is usually Radici but this week we fancied a change. La Petite Auberge is only marginally more distant from the theatre and at six on a Tuesday there was plenty of room inside, and given the state of traffic on Upper Street a pavement table wasn’t especially alluring. The room…
Read more Resto 11 La Petite Auberge, Islington
With 'A Soldier's Song' due to première in a week's time it's time to pay my respects to the London Library - without the benefits that membership brings I doubt that I would have got the project off the ground.
Read more Working on ‘A Soldier’s Song’ in the London Library