Category Theatre

Around the city walls

York is encircled by the most complete set of medieval city walls in England. It’s about three miles around and the guidebooks say it should take about two hours to finish. I took all day. I hadn’t really intended to. I set out around 9:30 after a quick breakfast and intended to finish the tour […]

I’m in York!

It’s the August bank holiday weekend! And unlike last year when I didn’t even know it was a thing, this time I was ready. My alarm went off at 5:30am. I hit snooze and woke up before it buzzed again feeling way more refreshed than I usually do after just one snooze. What a great […]

Weekend with the Bard

I went to work on Friday fully expecting to work late that night and then continue working all through the weekend.  There’s more work to be done than I can accomplish during the week, and I don’t like waking at 3:45am with a ball of anxiety in my gut.  But the weather has been incredible–sunny, […]

My Saturday in pictures

Started with brunch in South Kensington with a friend from my mission who I haven’t seen in ages, but who is also American and also expatting in London.  No pics of brunch, but it was fun to catch up.  In many ways we’re still the 20-year-olds we were in Brussels; but in other ways those […]

Friday night with a populist Julius Caesar

Nicholas Hytner’s production of Julius Caesar at the Bridge Theatre has gotten strong reviews — and it’s one I still needed to cross off my list for my goal of seeing all of Shakespeare’s plays before I turn 40 — so Friday night after work I went down to the south bank of the Thames […]

The Tempest at the Barbican

There are posters all over town advertising the Royal Shakespeare Company’s current production of The Tempest.  I would see them in the subway or on the sides of buses and think, “Oh, I should see that” only to forget all about it when I was back at my computer and able to do something about […]

The Harry Potter Plays

With all the hype around the (no longer quite) new Harry Potter plays, I had assumed they’d be sold out until autumn at least.  Not so!  When I got online my first week here I discovered that when you’re buying only one ticket and are willing to pay for the good seats, it’s actually pretty […]