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Summer Newsletter

 

The summer embers of the market still seem to be giving off considerable warmth as we haven’t arrived yet in the quiet days of August when office administration and reshuffling furniture are the order of the day.  Whether it’s ennui at uncertainty, a sense that life must go on or sellers adjusting their prices to meet the market there seems to be more going on in the super prime London sphere than there has for at least a year.  We hope that it marks a return to an adjusted but stable and healthy market.  As we bask in the sunshine it’s an obvious thing to say that London remains a wonderful place to live.
 
Here are some things to book for over the coming summer months:
 
Theatre:
 
As you like it:  London’s most enchanting theatre in Regents Park serves us this delightful Shakespeare comedy.  Open Air Theatre, NW1, from 6th – 28th July.
 
The Lehman Trilogy:  Boasting the stellar cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles playing the Lehaman Brothers in Ben Power’s drama about the institution at the heart of the 2008 financial crisis.  Directed by Sam Mendes.  At the National from 4th July – 20th October.
 
Allelujah:  Nicholas Hytner continues his long and fruitful relationship with (national treasure) Alan Bennett with the premier of Bennett’s latest at the wonderful Bridge Theatre.  It’s set in an old-fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital on the end of the Pennines.  At the Bridge Theatre from 11th July – 29th September.
 
Othello: Mark Rylance returns to his alma mater to play Iago, his wife Claire van Kempen directs and noted American actor Andre Holland (Moonlight and Selma) plays Othello.  At the Globe theatre from 20th July – 13th October.
 

Festivals
 
Latitude: The Killers, Alt-J and Solange Knowles are all headline attractions along with food, comedians and psychedelically coloured sheep at this easy going festival in pretty Suffolk.  Henham Park, Suffolk.  12th – 15th July.
 
Port Elitot:  Perhaps the most picturesque setting of all Britain’s festivals.  The Capability Brown parkland is the perfect backdrop to food, live speakers and literary chat from Viv Albertine to Robert Webb.  Port Elliot, Cornwall from 26th – 29th July.
 

Pop
 
Eminem: Marshall Mathers remains one of the most compelling hip-hop stars to take to the stage.  Twickenham on the 14th – 15th July.
 

Film:
Mamma Mia:  Here we go again.  We couldn’t resist this second time around nonsense of the Abba song-book and with Cher doing ‘Fernando’ and playing Meryl Streep’s mother we suspect you won’t be able to either.  General release