First Look at… Vixen, Silent Opera, The Vaults

Ahead of its opening night at The Vaults, the first images of Silent Opera’s production of Janacek’s classic opera Cunning Little Vixen have been released. Vixen is a young runaway girl on the streets of London. As she begs for help, she is abducted by a man known as The Forester. But as she tries to… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for World Premiere of King Kong

As rehearsals begin, casting for the world premiere of King Kong has been confirmed.  Arriving at The Vaults from the 22nd June, this new comedy from Daniel Clarkson is based on the classic ape story to bring terror and laughter to London. It has been confirmed that Sam Donnelly, Benjamin Chamberlain, Rob Crouch, Alix Dunmore and… Read More

NEWS: Lizzy Watts to Play Title Role in UK Tour of Hedda Gabler

The National Theatre has confirmed that Lizzy Watts will play the title role of Hedda Gabler, which embarks on a UK tour from the 2nd October.  Opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 2nd October, Patrick Marber’s new adaptation of Ibsen’s masterpiece is directed by Ivo van Hove and will tour the UK until… Read More

PREVIEW: Second Nature: The Art of Charles Tunnicliffe RA, Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts is to present an exhibition that concentrates on the work of one of the best known wildlife artists of the 20th century.  On display in the Royal Academy’s Tennant Gallery from the 11th July, the exhibition will feature a number of the artist’s distinctive etchings and wood-engravings, some of which he… Read More

Films to Get You in the Summer Mood

The weather is picking up and getting warmer and how better to celebrate than watching a feel-good Summer inspired film? Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some great Summer films:  1. Dirty Dancing: “It was the summer of 1963, when everybody called me Baby and it didn’t occur to me to mind. It was… Read More

NEWS: Public Invited Inside Freemasons’ Hall for its First Artist in Residence Exhibition

The public have been invited to visit the Freemasons’ Hall on the 24th June to visit its first Artist in Residence exhibition by Jacques Viljoen as well as the work of nine guest artists.  Open to the public from 10 am to 5pm, Rough to Smooth: Art inspired by Freemasonry – past, present and future is an… Read More

Shows Opening: June 2017

We might be edging closer to Summer, but the theatre season in London is also beginning to heat up. Here’s a guide to some of the shows to look out for next month…  1. Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre: following its successful run at the Almeida, Robert Icke’s production of Shakespeare’s play will open for previews at… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces ‘The Winter Selection’ Programme

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced details of its 2017 winter season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, titled The Winter Selection.  Running from the 20th October until the 21st April 2018, The Winter Selection programme will include a new musical, a new play by Anders Lustgarten as well as a reimagining of John Dryden’s Restoration drama Aureng-zebe. The… Read More

REVIEW: Jane Eyre, New Victoria Theatre

This three hour long adaptation of the beloved novel can lack in energy in places but it is still beautifully staged.  From the moment the audience steps into the auditorium, there is a sense of the stripped back nature of the production offers something slightly different than an ordinary period drama set on stage –… Read More

Review Round Up: Woyzeck, Old Vic Theatre

John Boyega stars in Joe Murphy’s production now playing at the Old Vic Theatre. But what have critics been making of it?  The Independent: **** “John Boyega leaves you in no doubt about his stage chops in this cumulatively devastating portrayal of the title character in Joe Murphy’s production.” The Guardian: *** ” Murphy’s production sometimes… Read More