Review Round Up: Side Show, Southwark Playhouse

This UK premiere of the musical that flopped twice on Broadway arrives at the Southwark Playhouse. Can it be more of a success in London?  The Guardian: *** “You couldn’t wish for better casting, and if the show still fails to move as it should, the fault lies with a repetitive book, too many songs… Read More

Great Songs to Listen to on Halloween

Of course there are a few classics that are ritually played on Halloween (Michael Jackson’s Thriller or the Ghostbusters theme for instance) but here are a few that you might not have thought of…  Ghost – Ella Henderson: This rousing pop tune is certainly a firm favourite on Love London Love Culture’s playlist and while it… Read More

PREVIEW: Veronica Smirnoff: The Greater and Lesser Ways, Jessica Carlisle Contemporary Gallery

Jessica Carlisle Contemporary Art Gallery in Marylebone will display new work by Veronica Smirnoff from the 8th February 2017 it has been confirmed.  This new exhibition of work on display at the gallery in Marylebone will explore the various on-going themes that have become a central part of the painter’s work, particularly focusing on folklore, the… Read More

Things to See and Do: Sunday 30th October 2016

It has been a busy week in London and here is a few things you don’t want to miss… From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads, Waterloo East Theatre: finishing on the 6th November, Adrian Berry explores the life and career of David Bowie through the eyes of troubled young person Martin in this surprisingly tender and… Read More

NEWS: Mamma Mia! Extends West End Run Until October 2017

The hit musical featuring the music of Abba has confirmed that it will be extending its run at the Novello Theatre until the 14th October 2017.  The news means that the musical is now booking into its 19th year, with the show celebrating its 18th birthday in London on the 6th April 2017. Featuring music… Read More

Review Round Up: Amadeus, National Theatre

Peter Shaffer’s play about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri returns to the National theatre where it premiered in 1979. But what have critics been saying about Michael Longhurst’s new production?  The Guardian: **** “In the end, the production works superbly because it places the human drama in the seething context of a music-dominated society.” The Financial… Read More

NEWS: Company of Angels Relaunches as Boundless Theatre

In a special event that took place at the Hoxton Hotel, Artistic Director Rob Drummrt announced the aims for Boundless Theatre.  The Company of Angels has officially relaunched as Boundless Theatre, after new Artistic Director Rob Drummer outlined plans for the company’s future in creating theatre for young audiences. Having formed in 2001, the Company… Read More

NEWS: Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway Join Cast of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The pair join the previously announced Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill in the new production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, directed by James Macdonald. Running at the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 22nd February 2017, James Macdonald’s production will see Imogen Poots making her West End debut as Honey, while Luke Treadaway (Nick)… Read More

Review Round Up: Anastasia, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet perform Kenneth MacMillan’s full length ballet exploring identity in the wake of the Russian Revolution.  The Independent: *** “Kenneth MacMillan’s work is an unwieldy mix of psychological insight and padding: not until the last act does the ballerina, superstar Natalia Osipova in this Royal Ballet revival, get the chance to really stretch… Read More

NEWS: Stick Man Returns to the West End

Scamp Theatre will bring the hit production of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s Stick Man back to the West End for nine weeks, playing at the Leicester Square Theatre from the 5th November until the 30th December.  ‘Stick Man lives in the family tree With his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three…’ But the… Read More