NEWS: National Theatre to Tour Ivo Van Hove’s Production of Hedda Gabler

The National Theatre has today confirmed that Ivo Van Hove’s production of Ibsen’s masterpiece will be touring the UK.  Following its sold out run at the National Theatre’s  Lyttelton Theatre, it will embark on a UK tour, beginning at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 2nd October. This new version of Ibsen’s classic play has been… Read More

PREVIEW: Perfectly Imperfect Women, Ovalhouse Theatre

The Ovalhouse Theatre will present Danyah Miller’s new show, created to celebrate International Women’s Day.  What makes us want to be perfect? What is so bad about imperfection anyway? This is a universal story which considers one woman’s search for a richer understanding of her concept of perfection and what it means to accept imperfection in order… Read More

Review Round Up: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Young Vic Theatre

Joe Hill-Gibbins directs this new production of Shakespeare’s comedy starring Jemima Rooper. But what have critics been making of it?  The Guardian: *** “Hill-Gibbins delivers a third of the play: much lunacy but too little of poetry or love.” Financial Times: *** ” It’s a reading that digs deep into the disturbing sexual politics in the… Read More

REVIEW: Ghost the Musical, New Victoria Theatre

Carolyn Maitland and Andy Moss star in this reimagining of the classic 90’s film – but does it bring the love story to life?  A tale of love, grief and greed, Ghost has captured the imaginations and hearts  of audiences both on screen and more recently on stage in this heartwarming and romantic musical featuring… Read More

Shows Saying Hello to and Waving Goodbye to in March

For every show that opens in London, there’s another which is closing. Here is a guide to some of the shows you can’t miss:  Saying hello to… 1. Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are Dead, Old Vic Theatre: Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in this revival of Tom Stoppard’s play. The play is celebrating its… Read More

Which Take That Songs Should be Featured in New Musical The Band?

Now that the winning band for Gary Barlow’s new musical has been announced as well as the tour dates it is time to speculate exactly which songs might be included… Never Forget: already an ultimate nostalgic song at any of their concerts, it already feels like the perfect song to conclude a musical with – uplifting… Read More

NEWS: Cilla the Musical to Tour UK

It has been announced that a brand new musical based on the life of singer Cilla Black will be brought to the stage by Bill Kenwright and Laurie Mansfield.  Cilla’s son Robert Willis will be the Executive Producer on the musical based on Jeff Pope’s BAFTA winning mini television series, which starred Sheridan Smith as… Read More

Review Round Up: Twelfth Night, National Theatre

Simon Godwin directs this new production of Shakespeare’s comedy, starring Tamsin Greig. But does it win over the critics?  The Guardian: **** “Godwin’s extravagant, rambunctious production there is almost more stuff and notions than even the Olivier can contain.” The Stage: *** “As a director he’s great at big comedy set-pieces and so it proves… Read More

Top 10 Favourite Alan Menken Songs

Following on from spending a magical afternoon listening to the eight time Oscar winning composer perform some of his best known and loved songs, here is Love London Love Culture’s personal favourites:  10. Under the Sea, Little Mermaid: great rhythm, great spirit and certainly a strong favourite. The lyrics are fun and capture the joy that… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Chinglish at the Park Theatre

Casting for Andrew Keates production of David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish, playing at the Park Theatre from the 22nd March, has been confirmed.  Gyuri Sarossy (The Rover RSC, Two Noble Kinsmen RSC, The Absence of War Headlong) and Candy Ma (Project New Earth, Chinese Arts Centre and Yellow Earth Theatre) will star in the European premiere… Read More