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    Yauatcha and Tanqueray No. TEN Tea Garden Review

    Summer is on the way and to celebrate, Yauatcha and Tanqueray No. TEN have teamed up to create the Tanqueray Tea Garden. Here you’ll discover their unique Gin and Tea concoctions which are simply delicious. We were able to sample two of the gin and teas. The first, names Tanqueray No. TEN and Jasmine, comprised of jasmine green tea, Fever-Tree light tonic and lemongrass. Our favourite by far was Tanqueray No. TEN and Classic Beauty which contained classic beauty blue tea, fever-tree light aromatic tonic and strawberries. With the pink colouring and strawberries, the drink was crisp and refreshing with…

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    Theatre Royal’s Tartuffe Review

    The Theatre Royal’s ‘Tartuffe’ is the West End’s first ever dual-language production. This adaptation of Molière’s classic comedy, featuring a multinational and multilingual cast, reimagines the titular character as a radical American evangelist disrupting the life of a French film tycoon in Hollywood. Tartuffe should be commended for its ambition but this is a flawed and confusing adaptation. The choice to flip between French and English is a bold one but I kept on wondering what it added. It features subtitles, perfectly timed to translate the actors’ dialogue, which is well executed. But the contrast in the rhythms of the…

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    Sauvelle Vodka Review

    With World Gin Day this weekend, we thought we’d mix things up with our Sauvelle Vodka review. Sauvelle vodka is a luxury French Vodka made at a microdistillery in the Cognac region. It’s produced using wheat, and is filtered through three types of wood. It’s been designed to be smooth on the palate, with hints of vanilla, almond and cherry blossom. The vanilla flavour is more predominant in this bottle and I have to admit I’m a fan of it. It’s definitely not too sweet or artificial tasting at all. The vodka mixes well in cocktails, though was equally enjoyable…

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    TriOpera Review

    Pamela Tan-Nicholson’s new production, TriOperas has now opened at the Peacock Theatre. TriOperas focuses on bringing the best-known female characters from the operas Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Carmen into the modern world. Each opera is condensed to roughly 35 minutes in a fast paced whirlwind of movement, colour, costume changes and rapidly moving sets. Those familiar with the stories of Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Carmen know that each opera ends in tragedy. This is probably the only downfall of condensing the operas as it allows the audience little time to emotionally connect with the female leads. Despite this, the stories…

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    The Murdér Express Review

    All aboard!!! It’s time for Funicular Productions line of award winning theatre professionals to bring you their first immersive dining experience The Murdér Express. Set in the 1900s, this event is sure to entertain as you wine and dine on delicious cuisine from MasterChef 2016 finalists Billy and Jack. The attention to detail of this production is fantastic. Before you even enter the building, the theme is already set with signage and a mock up a ticket booth. Upon entering the archway into the station, you gettransported back to the era when trains were the predominant form of travel. There…