The Culturista

The Edit: Emily Berrington

The Culturista
The Edit: Emily Berrington

Fresh from filming Brit comedy The Hippopotamus, Humans star Emily Berrington shares her edit of this month's must see theatre, the best East London hangouts, and the lyrics to live by.

Emily Berrington in The Hippopotamus

What’s on your must see list this month?

It's an obvious one, but I love Wimbledon. Whether I'm there or watching at home. Serena is my idol. I've also seen three incredible and wildly different plays in the last week that are all worth catching before they close - Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour at the Duke of Yorks Theatre, Kiss Me at Trafalgar Studios, and These Trees are Made of Blood at the Arcola. 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Share the one place everyone should go in their lifetime...

Columbia Road flower market on a sunny Sunday, followed by a walk along the canal. 

Columbia Road flower market shot by Kotomi


Name your go-to restaurant and signature dish

Bella Vita on Broadway Market to split a pepperoni pizza and chicken milanese. 

What would be your your desert island book?

The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch. I've read it so many times and discover something new on each read. 

Iris Murdoch, The Sea The Sea

What's your rainy day film?

The Big Chill. Perfect cast. Perfect soundtrack. It's my favourite film. 

The Big Chill

Tell us the lyric you most love

At the moment I keep finding myself singing these two lines by Sondheim. They're a wonderful way to look at things you might regret.

“I chose and my world was shaken – so what? / The choice may have been mistaken – the choosing was not.”  

The Hippopotamus

Emily Berrington is currently starring in British comedy The Hippopotamus, a brilliant screen adaptation of Stephen Fry's eccentric country house mystery novel. Watch The Hippopotamus in cinemas nationwide or on DVD and iTunes.
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