Tom Bolton

Tom Bolton

Tom comes from the South Warwickshire countryside, but reached London in 1996 and now lives as close as is legally permitted to the platforms at Streatham station. He spends a lot of time walking in, across, around, over and sometimes under London has books about it: 'Vanished City' (2014) and‘London’s Lost Rivers’ (2011). He also greatly enjoys theatre, which he reviews for Londonist; folkish, electronic and other sorts of music, which he reviews for Musosguide; galleries, the Tube, cricket, maps, second-hand bookshops, and municipal libraries. He is also an urban policy researcher at the Bartlett, UCL.

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Articles by: Tom Bolton

A History Of Camden Town In Five Buildings

A History Of Camden Town In Five Buildings

Music hall history and an alternative Albert Hall. | By Tom Bolton
Globe's ‘Loud’ And ‘Naughty’ Artistic Director Forced To Leave
Opinion

Globe's ‘Loud’ And ‘Naughty’ Artistic Director Forced To Leave

Will her successor be another man? | By Tom Bolton
Where To See And Hear The Hidden River Fleet

Where To See And Hear The Hidden River Fleet

London's most famous hidden river. | By Tom Bolton
Secrets Of The Thames

Secrets Of The Thames

The artery of the city. | By Tom Bolton
Review: Is Dea The Most Extreme Play London Has Ever Seen?

Review: Is Dea The Most Extreme Play London Has Ever Seen?

Edward Bond breaks every taboo going. | By Tom Bolton ★★★☆☆
Review: Englishman, Irishman And Scotsman Defy Stereotype

Review: Englishman, Irishman And Scotsman Defy Stereotype

The Joke shows what it's like to be trapped inside a joke. | By Tom Bolton
Walbrook Stolen By Monks! New Lost Rivers Of London Has New Ideas

Walbrook Stolen By Monks! New Lost Rivers Of London Has New Ideas

Much-loved classic The Lost Rivers of London returns. | By Tom Bolton
Review: Forced Entertainment Live Up To Their Name In The Notebook

Review: Forced Entertainment Live Up To Their Name In The Notebook

A nebulous production. | By Tom Bolton ★★☆☆☆
Three Actors, 73 Characters, One Wild Satire Reviewed

Three Actors, 73 Characters, One Wild Satire Reviewed

A deeply dark, wildly entertaining satire on Depression America. | By Tom Bolton ★★★★☆
 Mexican Nun Triumphs At The Globe

Mexican Nun Triumphs At The Globe

The Heresy of Love. | By Tom Bolton ★★★★☆
Class Division, Sexual Politics And Doomed Passion In Miss Julie

Class Division, Sexual Politics And Doomed Passion In Miss Julie

Bread and Roses pub branches out into theatre. | By Tom Bolton ★★★☆☆
Philip Ridley's New Play Exposes Our Obsession With Home Ownership

Philip Ridley's New Play Exposes Our Obsession With Home Ownership

The animal desires behind our need to nest. | By Tom Bolton ★★★★☆
Physical Theatre And Classical Acting Collide In My Perfect Mind

Physical Theatre And Classical Acting Collide In My Perfect Mind

An inspired, hilarious fusion of styles. | By Tom Bolton
Limehouse Days And Nights

Limehouse Days And Nights

A new perspective on the mysterious and obscure history of London's first Chinatown. | By Tom Bolton
The Garden Of Eden In Lambeth North

The Garden Of Eden In Lambeth North

William Blake and Tom Paine meet in this theatrical revival. | By Tom Bolton
God, Demons And Physical Theatre At The Tricycle

God, Demons And Physical Theatre At The Tricycle

Belief, fear, superstition, and the worst thing you could possibly imagine. | By Tom Bolton
Don Gil: 17th Century Sex Comedy In Green Breeches

Don Gil: 17th Century Sex Comedy In Green Breeches

Mistaken-identity, role-reversal, gender-swapping, bed-hopping, triple-take, urban-revenge farce. | By Tom Bolton
Beckett Trilogy: Royal Court Turns Out The Lights

Beckett Trilogy: Royal Court Turns Out The Lights

Lisa Dwan is terrifying and captivating. | By Tom Bolton