Belinda Liversedge

Belinda Liversedge

Contributor

Belinda loves exploring, and finds London is very good for satisfying this sense of adventure. Vintage A to Z in hand, she navigates the mysteries and surprises of the city the old fashioned way. She is particularly fond of finding (and photographing) random poetic graffiti, discovering new fringe theatres and the odd romantic graveyard (there is a particularly beautiful lion in Abney Park, Stoke Newington). A business news reporter by profession, the arts is a passion that Londonist and the city itself never fails to inspire.

Articles by: Belinda Liversedge

Oh Yes It Is! Cinderella On Sparkling Form At The Palladium

Oh Yes It Is! Cinderella On Sparkling Form At The Palladium

First panto here for 30 years. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Review: A Mad And Beautiful Dream At The Globe

Review: A Mad And Beautiful Dream At The Globe

Emma Rice's first Globe show is phantasmagorical. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Review: Surprising Amounts Of Chuckles In Uncle Vanya

Review: Surprising Amounts Of Chuckles In Uncle Vanya

Robert Icke's new production at the Almeida is a winner. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Review: Pride And Prejudice The Panto Is Two Classics In One

Review: Pride And Prejudice The Panto Is Two Classics In One

Jane Austen jollied up. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds Interview: Ringside Seats At Teen Sex And Technology Drama

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds Interview: Ringside Seats At Teen Sex And Technology Drama

We chat with the play's director. | By BelindaL
Branagh Season Starts With Two Rare One-Act Plays

Branagh Season Starts With Two Rare One-Act Plays

You Branagh believe it. | By BelindaL
 Unconvinced By True Stories From The Trading Floor

Unconvinced By True Stories From The Trading Floor

Roaring Trade at Park Theatre. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Navel-Gazing Play Attempts Twisted Take On True Love

Navel-Gazing Play Attempts Twisted Take On True Love

But there is good dancing. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
Naked Soliloquies Expose Man's Crisis In New Simon Stephens Play

Naked Soliloquies Expose Man's Crisis In New Simon Stephens Play

Skip Hamlet for this. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
We Band Of Brothers: Henry V Goes First World War

We Band Of Brothers: Henry V Goes First World War

Unto the breach... | By BelindaL ★★★★★
Echoes Of Ed Miliband In Globe's Shakespeare Tragedy

Echoes Of Ed Miliband In Globe's Shakespeare Tragedy

Which also echoes his failure to wow. | By BelindaL
Grisly Legend Of Demon Barber Given A Fresh Face

Grisly Legend Of Demon Barber Given A Fresh Face

This retelling of Sweeney Todd is razor sharp. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
No Half Measures For Dromgoole's Last Summer At Globe Theatre

No Half Measures For Dromgoole's Last Summer At Globe Theatre

Sex, death and whipping in Measure for Measure. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Boozy Lunches And The Sex Lives Of Older Gay Men

Boozy Lunches And The Sex Lives Of Older Gay Men

Told Look Younger is a gently compelling drama. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Peter Pan Sets Spirits Soaring In Regent's Park

Peter Pan Sets Spirits Soaring In Regent's Park

Hooked on JM Barrie classic outdoors. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Mother-Daughter Drama Disappoints At Camden People's Theatre

Mother-Daughter Drama Disappoints At Camden People's Theatre

Novel male casting fails to excite in Gods are Fallen. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
Kingmaker: A Snappy Satire On The Demons That Drive Politicians

Kingmaker: A Snappy Satire On The Demons That Drive Politicians

Punchy political comedy for election season. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Fear And Loathing In Ukraine: A Patchy Play About Last Year's Riots

Fear And Loathing In Ukraine: A Patchy Play About Last Year's Riots

Eye-witness accounts only semi-humanise the history. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
Velveteen Rabbit Is Opposite Of Shabby At Unicorn Theatre

Velveteen Rabbit Is Opposite Of Shabby At Unicorn Theatre

Tale of rabbit who becomes real is entrancing. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
Battery Farm Drama Running Low On Plot

Battery Farm Drama Running Low On Plot

Chicken story has no legs. | By BelindaL ★★☆☆☆
A Blooming Of Provocative Theatre At Sprint Festival

A Blooming Of Provocative Theatre At Sprint Festival

Camden People's Theatre's annual festival of the new and unusual. | By BelindaL
Immersive Theatre Puts Audience In Analyst's Chair

Immersive Theatre Puts Audience In Analyst's Chair

Prepare to be unwittingly sprung on. | By BelindaL ★★★☆☆
Frantic Assembly's Othello Is Explosive And Gripping

Frantic Assembly's Othello Is Explosive And Gripping

Hold onto your seats for this psychological thriller. | By BelindaL ★★★★☆
A Harlem Dream Electrifies

A Harlem Dream Electrifies

Potent fusion of lindy and hip hop. | By BelindaL
East Is East Is Right For West End

East Is East Is Right For West End

Horrocks vehicle is a laugh a minute. | By BelindaL
Forgotten Drama Shines Light On First World War Life

Forgotten Drama Shines Light On First World War Life

Devastating drama rescued from library shelf. | By BelindaL
This Tess Is Musical But Not Tragic

This Tess Is Musical But Not Tragic

Hardy needs to be more depressing than this musical makes it. | By BelindaL
Hip Hop Fable Grooves But Doesn't Move

Hip Hop Fable Grooves But Doesn't Move

A skilled cast lacks compassion. | By BelindaL
Anderson Has X Factor In Streetcar Named Desire

Anderson Has X Factor In Streetcar Named Desire

Star shines as the unhinged Blanche DuBois. | By BelindaL
Spokesong More Tricky Than Troubling At Finborough Theatre

Spokesong More Tricky Than Troubling At Finborough Theatre

Bike shop drama during Irish troubles had us confused. | By BelindaL
Standing Ovation For Liza Minnelli Biopic At Landor Theatre

Standing Ovation For Liza Minnelli Biopic At Landor Theatre

Simply fantastic. | By BelindaL
Things To Do In London Before Breakfast

Things To Do In London Before Breakfast

Larking about in London from 5am. | By BelindaL
Gory Titus Andronicus Still Moves Modern Audiences

Gory Titus Andronicus Still Moves Modern Audiences

Despite people fainting at this bloody play, it moved us on a more subtle level. | By BelindaL
Women Show Four Sides Of Richard III

Women Show Four Sides Of Richard III

All female cast inject new perspective on Shakespeare's tyrant. | By BelindaL
A Truly Blithe Spirit

A Truly Blithe Spirit

At 88 Angela Lansbury has still got it. | By BelindaL
A Jane Eyre That Rocks

A Jane Eyre That Rocks

No more plain Jane in this version of Bronte's classic. | By BelindaL
Hypnotic Poetry In riverrun At The Shed

Hypnotic Poetry In riverrun At The Shed

Oral performance of the river in Finnegans Wake. | By BelindaL
In The Thrice Ninth Kingdom Puts Russia's Problems Centre Stage

In The Thrice Ninth Kingdom Puts Russia's Problems Centre Stage

Play exploring anti-gay laws in Russia packs powerful dramatic punch. | By BelindaL
The White Carnation @ Jermyn Street Theatre Is Spooktacularly Splendid

The White Carnation @ Jermyn Street Theatre Is Spooktacularly Splendid

1950s classic ghost story comedy with a twist. | By BelindaL
Bashing Out A Blood, Sweat And Tears Flamenco At The Barbican

Bashing Out A Blood, Sweat And Tears Flamenco At The Barbican

Flamenco reveals its heroic roots bt dispensing with the red dress. | By BelindaL
See London's Almost Lost Landmarks At Wellington Arch

See London's Almost Lost Landmarks At Wellington Arch

A bulldozed Soho and a concrete clad Covent Garden? | By BelindaL
A Panto That's Full Of Beans At The Lyric

A Panto That's Full Of Beans At The Lyric

A pop culture infused Jack for the tots of today. | By BelindaL
Pattern To Print @ Hall Place In Bexley

Pattern To Print @ Hall Place In Bexley

Trace the history of a Bexley silk-making factory from 1800s to present day. | By BelindaL
Legends Of A Fallen State: Kashmir Politics And Myth

Legends Of A Fallen State: Kashmir Politics And Myth

Djinns of Eidgah is a meaty play about division and violence in Kashmir. | By BelindaL
Child Soldiers Of Congo Given Voice At New Diorama Theatre

Child Soldiers Of Congo Given Voice At New Diorama Theatre

Real drama and tragedy amongst the lives of child soldiers. | By BelindaL
King Lear In Belarusian At The Globe Theatre

King Lear In Belarusian At The Globe Theatre

Deeds not words rule the day. | By BelindaL
A Precious Haul Of Goods And Art From Around The Globe

A Precious Haul Of Goods And Art From Around The Globe

Chinese vases, Ai Weiwei’s sunflower seeds and an opium den. | By BelindaL
Maureen Lipman Devastates In Daytona

Maureen Lipman Devastates In Daytona

Secrets unravelled at the Park Theatre. | By BelindaL