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

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 ★★★☆☆
The Cane: A Bleak Reminder Of The Past At Royal Court Theatre

The Cane: A Bleak Reminder Of The Past At Royal Court Theatre

A thought-provoking exploration into the past – and a gentle nudge to think about the future. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Royal Ballet's Nutcracker Is Simply Stunning

Royal Ballet's Nutcracker Is Simply Stunning

Enough Christmas spirit to power a sleigh. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★★
Bethlehem Meets Billericay In Alternativity At Hope Theatre

Bethlehem Meets Billericay In Alternativity At Hope Theatre

A clever twist on the traditional tale of Jesus’ birth. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Theatre Review: The Night Before Christmas Is Not Festive PG Fun

Theatre Review: The Night Before Christmas Is Not Festive PG Fun

Don't take the kids. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Dance Review: Unknown Soldier Is A Tearless Affair

Dance Review: Unknown Soldier Is A Tearless Affair

Muted world war one ballet. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆
Chutney At Bunker Theatre Takes A Clever Look At The Gruesome Topic Of Pet Murderers

Chutney At Bunker Theatre Takes A Clever Look At The Gruesome Topic Of Pet Murderers

An enjoyable and intelligent black comedy tackling pet murderers. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Theatre Review: The Funeral Director Depicts A Forbidden Love

Theatre Review: The Funeral Director Depicts A Forbidden Love

Love in a funeral parlour. | By Hari Mountford ★★★☆☆
Stories At National Theatre: A Slick, Tender Drama That Must Be Sampled

Stories At National Theatre: A Slick, Tender Drama That Must Be Sampled

A bittersweet tale of a hunt for a sperm donor. | By Hari Mountford ★★★★☆