NEWS: Turtle Keys Arts & Slot Machine Theatre Announce UK Tour of Your Toys

Turtle Key Arts are joining forces with Slot Machine Theatre to create Your Toys which will embark on a UK tour from the 23rd September.  Your Toys is a new family show which uses the children’s toys as puppets into the story. By combining puppetry, original live music and quirky humour, Your Toys will take furry… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for LMTO’s Performance of Mack & Mabel

Following on from successful performances of Bernstein’s Candide In Concert and Honeymoon in Vegas, London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced casting for its upcoming performance of Mack & Mabel.  Taking place on the 23rd September at the Hackney Empire, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s performance of Jerry Herman’s musical is set to star Natasha Barnes,… Read More

NEWS: Star Cast Announced for Nassim Plays at the Bush Theatre

In celebration of the work of Nassim Soleimanpour, the Bush Theatre has announced that it will be presenting four of his plays this September.  The upcoming season of work will include NASSIM, White Rabbit Red Rabbit and BLANK as well as new play Cook, all playing repertory from the 7th to the 16th September. Soleimanpour’s work… Read More

Books to Look Out for: September 2017

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s top five books being published next month….      Munich by Robert Harris: released 21st September, this latest book from the author asks when the stakes are high just who are you willing to betray? As Chamberlain’s plane judders over the Channel and the Führer’s train steams relentlessly south from Berlin, two… Read More

PREVIEW: World Press Photo Exhibition 2017, Southbank Centre

The World Press Photo exhibition returns to the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall from the 3rd to the 20th November.  Returning to London for its 21st year, the free exhibition brings together 152 photographs from the annual World Press Photo Awards, showcasing some of the most powerful, emotional and often disturbing press images of the year.… Read More

REVIEW: Hamlet, Park Theatre

This family orientated interpretation of Shakespeare’s play is an interesting concept but lacks depth and characterisation.  A ninety minute Hamlet plus a cast formed of three members of the same family makes for an intriguing prospect, suggesting a fresh and lively new interpretation. Unfortunately it doesn’t quite work, coming across as a selection of the… Read More

PREVIEW: Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory

It has been recently announced that the Broadway musical is to be revived in London later this year.  Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Steward and a book by Mark Bramble, Barnum will arrive in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 18th November. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Cilla The Musical

It has been announced that Andrew Lancel and Carl Au will join the cast of the world premiere of the musical, which opens at the Liverpool Empire on 7th September. Written by BAFTA award winning Jeff Pope, bill Kenwright’s latest musical will feature Andrew Lancel (Brian Epstein); Carl Au (Bobby); Amy Bridges (Rose Willis); Gemma Brodrick-Bower (Pauline); Paul Broughton (John White); Bill Caple (Ringo Starr); Tom Christian (Kenny Willis); Tom Dunlea (Hutch); Pauline Fleming (Big Cilla); Joshua Gannon (Paul McCartney); Billie Hardy (Pat); and Michael Hawkins (John… Read More

Review Round Up: Knives in Hens, Donmar Warehouse

Yaël Farber directs David Harrower’s play at the Donmar Warehouse, here Love London Love Culture rounds up all the latest reviews…. A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction. David Harrower’s haunting play… Read More

PREVIEW: Baba Brinkman’s Rap Guide to Consciousness, 2Northdown

Following a successful run at the Edinburgh Festival, Baba Brinkman brings his show to London audiences from the 30th August until the 1st September.  In Rap Guide to Consciousness, Baba Brinkman brings the excitement of a rap concert combined with the comedy of a stand up comic, creating a show explore the latest findings from the neuroscience and… Read More