Articles by helenbabbs

Titchmarsh Charms In The Wind In The Willows

Titchmarsh Charms In The Wind In The Willows

Festive family-friendly ballet returns. | By helenbabbs ★★★★☆
Pay A Visit To Our Town At The Almeida

Pay A Visit To Our Town At The Almeida

Off-Broadway transfer of a funny and poignant American classic. | By helenbabbs
Lose Your Head In The Clouds At The Southbank

Lose Your Head In The Clouds At The Southbank

Scenes from Magritte's paintings brought to surreal life in charming family show. | By helenbabbs
Moby Dick Digested In Hackney Downs Leviathan

Moby Dick Digested In Hackney Downs Leviathan

Atmospheric production brings the ocean to east London. | By helenbabbs
Take A Trip To The Valley of Astonishment

Take A Trip To The Valley of Astonishment

Explore the wonders of the synaesthete's brain at the Young Vic. | By helenbabbs
Venture Into The Red Forest At The Young Vic

Venture Into The Red Forest At The Young Vic

Belarus Free Theatre brings refugee-making experiences to brutal life. | By helenbabbs
Learn The Art Of Scrapology At The Southbank

Learn The Art Of Scrapology At The Southbank

Get intimate with the innards of a Victorian scrapbook. | By helenbabbs
The Silver Tassie: Surreal First World War Drama At The National Theatre

The Silver Tassie: Surreal First World War Drama At The National Theatre

A sad song-poem of a play. | By helenbabbs
A Load of Rubbish At The Southbank

A Load of Rubbish At The Southbank

Forget chocolate eggs, it's all about black bin liners. | By helenbabbs
A Guide To Russian Swing – La Meute At The Roundhouse

A Guide To Russian Swing – La Meute At The Roundhouse

Circus Fest 2014 gets off to a swinging start. | By helenbabbs
Enter The Rift Zone: Icelandic Energy On Euston Road

Enter The Rift Zone: Icelandic Energy On Euston Road

Legends and folklore at the New Diorama. | By helenbabbs
An A-Z Of The A-Z Of Mrs P

An A-Z Of The A-Z Of Mrs P

Musical theatre about maps, starring Peep Show's Isy Suttie. | By helenbabbs
Fun With Paper: Folds At The Southbank

Fun With Paper: Folds At The Southbank

Wrapping can be as entertaining for grown-ups as it is for toddlers. | By helenbabbs
Petty Or Political? Fortune's Fool At The Old Vic

Petty Or Political? Fortune's Fool At The Old Vic

Knowing the back story transforms this comedy of manners. | By helenbabbs
Roots: A Kitchen Sink Classic

Roots: A Kitchen Sink Classic

Young upstart heads home from London – let the family rows commence. | By helenbabbs
Explosive Theatre: The Secret Agent At The Young Vic

Explosive Theatre: The Secret Agent At The Young Vic

A dynamic adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. | By helenbabbs
Financial Theatre For Kids: Bank On It At The Rose Lipman Building

Financial Theatre For Kids: Bank On It At The Rose Lipman Building

Who knew the credit crunch could inspire inventive theatre for kids? | By helenbabbs
Coffee And Monologues: Blair's Children At The Cockpit

Coffee And Monologues: Blair's Children At The Cockpit

New political theatre falls short. | By helenbabbs
(Rhyming) Theatre Review: The Trench @ The Pleasance

(Rhyming) Theatre Review: The Trench @ The Pleasance

Visual theatre for grown-ups in a storybook style that tackles trench warfare using puppets, animation, music and verse | By helenbabbs
An Experiment To Investigate The Theatrical Properties Of Children Of The Sun

An Experiment To Investigate The Theatrical Properties Of Children Of The Sun

Applying scientific theory to the National Theatre's Maxim Gorky revival. | By helenbabbs
Opera Review: Die Zauberflöte @ Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Die Zauberflöte @ Royal Opera House

Mozart's last singspiel offers a heady and unusual blend of magic, morality and masonry, not to mention a giant serpent and flying wheelbarrow. | By helenbabbs
Theatre Review: Watt @ Barbican

Theatre Review: Watt @ Barbican

One man, on a sparse set delivers extracts from Samuel Beckett. | By helenbabbs
Theatre Review: If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep @ Royal Court

Theatre Review: If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep @ Royal Court

Punchy and polemical anti-austerity drama. With some great John Terry gags thrown in. | By helenbabbs
Preview: Chelsea Fringe Festival

Preview: Chelsea Fringe Festival

New three-week festival guaranteed to get you into gardening. | By helenbabbs
Circusfest Review: Backgammon for Beginners @ Jacksons Lane

Circusfest Review: Backgammon for Beginners @ Jacksons Lane

The hard-to-grab-hold-of tale is told through low key but impressive acrobatics | By helenbabbs
Mayoral Elections: Nature, Food And Fresh Air

Mayoral Elections: Nature, Food And Fresh Air

Can London be transformed into a more productive, wildlife friendly place? | By helenbabbs
The New Nature: Want To Write About London’s Wild Side?

The New Nature: Want To Write About London’s Wild Side?

There's a new online home for writing about wild London. | By helenbabbs
InMidtown's Habitats Exhibition @ Central Saint Giles

InMidtown's Habitats Exhibition @ Central Saint Giles

New housing for London’s bats, bees and other bugs. | By helenbabbs
Opera Review: Barber of Seville @ Hackney Empire

Opera Review: Barber of Seville @ Hackney Empire

Saturday night. Mare Street. Bus engine drum rolls and taxi cab brass. | By helenbabbs
Review: London International Mime Festival

Review: London International Mime Festival

Actions speak louder than words | By helenbabbs
Preview: London International Mime Fest 2012

Preview: London International Mime Fest 2012

Few words but much visual wizardry | By helenbabbs
Review – The Colour of Nonsense by Forkbeard Fantasy

Review – The Colour of Nonsense by Forkbeard Fantasy

Saved by a parrot and a fly. | By helenbabbs
Review: Two Enormous Christmas Shows For Families

Review: Two Enormous Christmas Shows For Families

The world has been sad since Tuesday and the turnips are growing big. | By helenbabbs
Reviews Round-Up: Suspense Puppetry Festival

Reviews Round-Up: Suspense Puppetry Festival

Tragedy, regrets, dark dreams, biscuit tins... | By helenbabbs
First Thoughts On Suspense Puppet Festival 2011

First Thoughts On Suspense Puppet Festival 2011

The puppets are here all week with delightful sounding shows for grown-ups. | By helenbabbs
Preview: Suspense London Puppetry Festival 2011

Preview: Suspense London Puppetry Festival 2011

For ten whole delicious days London will once again be populated by puppets | By helenbabbs
City Cycle Safety: Be Aware Of 'Dooring'

City Cycle Safety: Be Aware Of 'Dooring'

Bruises bloom as a cyclist shares her experience of 'dooring' | By helenbabbs
Review – From Garden City to Green City

Review – From Garden City to Green City

Tiny exhibition for London geeks and urban nature freaks | By helenbabbs
Review: Woyzeck on the Highveld - Handspring Puppet Company

Review: Woyzeck on the Highveld - Handspring Puppet Company

Animation, puppetry and human action blended into a fragmentary riddle | By helenbabbs
In Pictures: Chelsea Flower Show 2011

In Pictures: Chelsea Flower Show 2011

Flower power at Chelsea 2011. | By helenbabbs
Preview: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Preview: RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Foxgloves, cabbages and tutus made of flowers. | By helenbabbs
Review: Dalston Bunker

Review: Dalston Bunker

A vision of the future in an old WW2 bunker | By helenbabbs
London Garden City

London Garden City

Get urban growing this weekend! | By helenbabbs
Review: The Tempest @ Little Angel Theatre

Review: The Tempest @ Little Angel Theatre

Potent mix of people and puppets in a kid-friendly Shakespearean show | By helenbabbs
Review: Richard III At The Tower Of London

Review: Richard III At The Tower Of London

Perfect venue, but even more perfect performance | By helenbabbs
Eco Eating Review: Pogo Cafe

Eco Eating Review: Pogo Cafe

Top notch tofu burgers found in activist cafe. | By helenbabbs
Preview: Richard III @ Tower of London

Preview: Richard III @ Tower of London

What will the ravens think? | By helenbabbs
Review: Clocks and Clouds, In The Dark All Dayer

Review: Clocks and Clouds, In The Dark All Dayer

The very best of audio, in the historic Toynbee Hall. | By helenbabbs