Covent Garden

‘I just kept getting turned down and turned down’: Catherine Foster

From the NHS to Bayreuth: Norman Lebrecht talks to midwife-turned-opera singer Catherine Foster

20 July 2019 9:00 am

Bayreuth is mad for midwife-turned-opera singer Catherine Foster, so why can’t she get a foot in the door at Covent Garden, asks Norman Lebrecht

Temper, a new pizza restaurant in Covent Garden, land of the itinerant rich

11 August 2018 9:00 am

Temper is a new pizza restaurant in Mercers Walk, Covent Garden, and it is as glib and polished as you…

This time, lifestyle-seekers have it right: Margot restaurant reviewed

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Margot is an Italian restaurant on Great Queen Street in the still interesting part of Covent Garden. The uninteresting part…

Birmingham Royal Ballet review: A Father Ted Carmina Burana

4 April 2015 9:00 am

We ballet-goers may be the most self-deceiving audiences in theatre. Put a ‘new work’ in front of us and half…

Hogarth and the harlots of Covent Garden were many things, but they weren't 'bohemians'

2 November 2013 9:00 am

It was Hazlitt who said of Hogarth that his pictures ‘breathe a certain close, greasy, tavern air’, and the same…

A mega-musical that’s like watching the Downton cast crammed into a telephone kiosk

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Hats off for theatrical recklessness. The producer Danielle Tarento has taken a $10-million Broadway mega-musical and staged it in the…

‘Like a concentration camp run by KFC’: Tanya Gold visits Shake Shack

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Shake Shack is a hamburger restaurant in Covent Garden market. It came from New York and it is as needy…

Christopher Purves as the Protector in ‘Written on Skin’

From Harvey and the Wallbangers to Covent Garden: Christopher Purves interviewed

1 June 2013 9:00 am

Julian Flanagan talks to the baritone Christopher Purves

Tanya Gold reviews Balthazar

9 March 2013 9:00 am

Balthazar is a golden cave in Covent Garden, in the old Theatre (Luvvie) Museum, home to dead pantomime horses and…