NEWS: Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood to Present Michael Morpurgo Exhibition

The V&A’s Museum of Childhood will present an exhibition dedicated to author Michael Morpurgo this Summer.  Running from the 22nd July until the 25th February 2018, Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories will examine the author’s life and career in this new and free exhibition. At the centre of the exhibition, the museum announced that Joey,… Read More

Review Round Up: The Winter’s Tale, London Coliseum

This world premiere production created by ENO’s composer-in-residence Ryan Wigglesworth is directed by actor Rory Kinnear – but does it appeal to the critics?  The Stage: *** “From many points of view this is an admirable evening, but it seems that the play has once again eluded the operatic medium.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Kinnear’s production brims with confidence… Read More

NEWS: Legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to Star in Brodsky/Baryshnikov

The dancer will star in the UK premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov at the Apollo Theatre in the heart of  London’s West End from the 3rd to the 6th May.  This one man show is based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky and is an emotional journey which delves deep into the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. Performed… Read More

NEWS: Kerry Ellis and Brian May Announce Brand New Album

Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced that they will release their second album together through Sony Music on the 7th April.  Titled Golden Days, this new album follows their debut album ‘Anthems’ which was released in 2010. This latest release for the duo will feature thirteen tracks including five new compositions, two by Brian… Read More

Review Round Up: Ugly Lies the Bone, National Theatre

The National Theatre is currently presenting Lindsey Ferrentino’s new play directed by Indhu Rubasingham. But what have critics been making of it?  The Independent: **** “it’s the quality of the writing that earns Ugly Lies the Bone this happy opportunity to be seen by a wider public.” The Stage: *** “As a vehicle for showcasing VR… Read More

NEWS: Video Killed the Radio Star Writers Working on Stage Musical

Coinciding with the re-release of the classic song, it has been announced that Bruce and Trevor Horn are working on a new piece of musical theatre.  Provisionally titled  The Robot Sings, the new musical is currently in initial development and will feature an original story and score written by Bruce Woolley and Trevor Horn and will… Read More

Opinion: Reaction to the 2017 Olivier Award nominations

This year’s nominees were announced earlier today by previous Olivier Award winners Matt Henry and Denise Gough. Here is who has been nominated for what and who Love London Love Culture thinks will win…  Best Supporting Actor in a Musical: Ian Bartholomew (Half a Sixpence), Adam J Bernard (Dreamgirls), Ben Hunter (The Girls) and Andrew… Read More