• Family lifestyle
  • Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith

    Bugsy Malone is on at the Lyric until 4 September, which means you still have almost a month to get a seat. Directed by Sean Holmes, it’s a fantastic production worthy of Alan Parker’s immortal words and Paul Williams’ unforgettable songs. If you haven’t seen Bugsy Malone since you watched the film when you were […]

  • reviews
  • Amazon local – West End shows

    Last month Amazon local asked me if I'd be interested in writing about their West End show deals. Now this is something that interests me, because one thing I've mentioned on this blog a couple of times is how much I love theatre and musicals – but also how bamboozling I find working out how […]

  • theatre
  • Tree Fu Tom live – review feature

    Today, for one day only, Sister-in-law and 2-year-old Nephew have been allowed to take over blogging responsibilities: you can think of us as the Provincial Relations. We’re delighted to have the Chiswick Mum blogging mantle passed to us (for these purposes I imagine it to be a sort of Nicole Farhi-type cape, possibly with snood…). […]

  • christmas shopping
  • My own Santa wish list

    As you know if you read my blog regularly, I don't usually go in for competition entry style blog features. But when I got the sweetest, most Christmas-spirit filled email from Festive Lights this week, I just had to make exception! This email claimed to come from Santa Claus himself – so who was I […]