Hari Mountford

Hari Mountford

Hari is a PhD student, splitting her time between writing for Londonist, reading in libraries, typing away in cafes and exploring the city. Living in Covent Garden, art, culture and theatre is high up on her to-do list, as is commenting on the various bits of London that excite or annoy her. She has a particular soft spot for coffee and cocktails, and is a walking database of the best places to get said beverages. Pubs and bars that are hidden gems, independent cafes and bookshops off the beaten track are a source of constant fascination for this forever-student in search of the real London.

Articles by: Hari Mountford

David Mitchell Steals The Show In The Upstart Crow

David Mitchell Steals The Show In The Upstart Crow

More Shakespearian than Shakespeare himself? | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt Is A Moving Exploration Of Memory And Family 

Stoppard’s Leopoldstadt Is A Moving Exploration Of Memory And Family 

Leopoldstadt reminds us there are some things that should never be forgotten. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
There's A Reason Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Still

There's A Reason Everybody's Talking About Jamie, Still

New cast, same feel-good vibes. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
English National Ballet's Nutcracker Is As Festive As It Gets

English National Ballet's Nutcracker Is As Festive As It Gets

You can't go far wrong with this Christmas classic. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Hilariously Surreal: Spencer Jones At Soho Theatre

Hilariously Surreal: Spencer Jones At Soho Theatre

Everyone is laughing yet no one really knows what’s happening. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Mince Pies Come Included At The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol

Mince Pies Come Included At The Old Vic's A Christmas Carol

Worth it for the adorable Tiny Tim alone. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Can Amélie The Musical Live Up To The Hype Of The Film?

Can Amélie The Musical Live Up To The Hype Of The Film?

The Other Palace has a hit on its hands. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Is An Utterly Magical Adventure In Narnia

The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe Is An Utterly Magical Adventure In Narnia

C.S. Lewis' classic comes to the stage. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
The Ballet That Actually Went Wrong - But Had A Happy Ending

The Ballet That Actually Went Wrong - But Had A Happy Ending

The show must go on at the Royal Opera House. | By Hari Mountford
The Ballet Season Starts With A Bang: Manon At Royal Opera House

The Ballet Season Starts With A Bang: Manon At Royal Opera House

If this production is anything to go by, the upcoming season is set to be a cracker. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
 Stevenson Steals The Show In Icke’s The Doctor

Stevenson Steals The Show In Icke’s The Doctor

Robert Icke's Almeida swansong brings a 1912 drama into the 21st century. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Prepare To Be Mesmerised: A Festival Of Korean Dance At The Place

Prepare To Be Mesmerised: A Festival Of Korean Dance At The Place

Contemporary movements, seamlessly paired with traditional music. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Men And Girls Dance Is A Moving Celebration Of Normal Relationships

Men And Girls Dance Is A Moving Celebration Of Normal Relationships

Fighting a demonised perception. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine Can't Live Up To The Cult Classic Film

Theatre Review: Little Miss Sunshine Can't Live Up To The Cult Classic Film

As sunny as it gets. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Ballet And History Collide In Northern Ballet's Victoria At Sadler's Wells

Ballet And History Collide In Northern Ballet's Victoria At Sadler's Wells

An artistic feat and a lesson in history. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Come From Away: The New 9/11 Musical Is An Utter Triumph

Come From Away: The New 9/11 Musical Is An Utter Triumph

A goosebump-inducing production about the kindness of strangers and the power of people. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★★
Pinter Six: Pinter's Witty And Observant Writing At Its Finest

Pinter Six: Pinter's Witty And Observant Writing At Its Finest

Celia Imrie, Gary Kemp and Tracy-Ann Oberman all star. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Religion Seeps Into Every Part Of Life In One Jewish Boy

Religion Seeps Into Every Part Of Life In One Jewish Boy

A topical and gripping drama. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆