Richard III

The city of Leicester has been in the news in recent years and not just for the unexpected success of its football team. A skeleton unearthed beneath a car park there in 2012 was found to be that of Richard III. Rupert Goold’s rendition of Shakespeare’s play of the same name, currently performing at the […]

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Hamletmachine

Set in the ruins of Europe, Heiner Muller’s Hamletmachine is a difficult play for the audience. In her programme notes for the current Collide Theatre production, director Emily Louizou asks the viewer not to “try to understand everything which will be happening around you,” but to “experience the crisis you will see.”

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Fabric

Fabric is an old-fashioned play about a rape. From the 60s soundtrack to the mini-skirt the victim Leah wears throughout, the play is embedded in a time when cries of rape fell on the deaf ear of “she was asking for it”.

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Locked up in Laos

A former prison, the Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang, exudes a sense of calm in keeping with the ancient Laos capital. Words by Mark Bibby Jackson. If all prisons in Laos were like the Hotel de la Paix Luang Prabang, there would be a massive increase in the crime rate in this peaceful country. […]

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Food Talk: Bo.Lan

Bangkok ThaiSELECT restaurant Bo.Lan combines a passion for the past with a concern for our future. There are some people who cook for a living and others who live to cook. Duangporn Songvisava and Dylan Jones, the two chefs behind Bangkok’s Bo.Lan restaurant, certainly fall into the latter category. The Thai and Australian first met […]

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Food Talk: Nam Fah

The Oslo restaurant produces some of the best Thai streetfood in the Norwegian capital, but as Horizon Thailand discovers, its Danish and Thai owners have more lofty ambitions. Seldom is success handed to you on a plate, even in the restaurant business. This is something that Kim Larsen and his Thai wife Prattana Silapin, the […]

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On the Table: Thai Square

Thai cuisine has a reputation for excellence across the globe. Mark Bibby Jackson chats with the man behind the UK’s Thai Square restaurants. Sitting opposite Haim Danous in his flagship Thai Square restaurant just across from Trafalgar Square, it is clear that the Baghdad-born property tycoon is a proud man. “It is the most authentic […]

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Food Talk: Eastern Corner

Horizon Thailand visits the Thai SELECT restaurant in the heart of Copenhagen to unearth authentic Thai cuisine served with informal Danish hospitality. Ask any restaurant owner for the secret of their success and invariably they will give you one of two answers – the quality of food and service. Flemming Glaesner is no exception to […]

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