REVIEW: Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s extensive and engrossing exhibition looks at the way in which opera has entered all areas of society over nearly 400 years.  “People’s reaction to opera the first time they see it is very dramatic. They either love it or hate it. If they love it, they will always love it. If they… Read More

REVIEW: The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s classic ghost story still has the power to thrill and terrify in equal measure. On the eve of National Ghost Hunting Day (30th September), what better way to get into the swing of things than to take part in a ghost tour at the Fortune Theatre, home to one… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for the Park Theatre’s The Retreat

Casting has been announced for the Park Theatre’s upcoming production The Retreat, playing at the theatre from the 2nd November.  Luke left his high-flying City life to discover serenity in the Highlands, but he can’t escape his past. Is Tony everything wrong with Luke’s old life, or is he the only one who can really… Read More

PREVIEW: Prosecco Springs, Oval Space

Following the success of its inaugural event earlier this year, London’s Prosecco festival will return to the capital from the 26th to the 29th April 2018.  The capital’s  festival devoted to prosecco will return to East London’s  Oval Space in 2018 it has been announced. Determined to bigger and better than this year’s event, the 2018 festival… Read More

PREVIEW: The Jazz Gig, Omnibus Theatre

To mark this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival photographer Jim Grover will host a solo photography exhibition which captures the intensity, emotion and movement of jazz musicians in full flow at the Omnibus Theatre from the 1st November.  On display at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham, the collection of 35 black and white images features celebrated musicians… Read More

NEWS: Nina Sosanya to Star Alongside Suranne Jones in Frozen

Nina Sosanya joins the cast for Jonathan Munby’s production, playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 9th February.  The W1A and Last Tango In Halifax actress will star alongside Suranne Jones and (Doctor Foster) and Jason Watkins (Line Of Duty) in the upcoming production of Bryony Lavery’s award winning play. One sunny evening a young girl… Read More

NEWS: Hackney Empire Announces Casting for 2017 pantomime Cinderella

The theatre has announced casting for its annual pantomime which will play at the Hackney Empire from the 18th November until the 31st December.    Susie McKenna and Steve Edis reunite once again to create the Hackney Empire’s 2017 pantomime that is set to star Aisha Jawando in the title role. She will be joined on… Read More

NEWS: Barrie Rutter to Play The Emperor in The Captive Queen

Shakespeare’s globe has announced that Barrie Rutter will be playing the Emperor in its upcoming production of The Captive Queen.  John Dryden’s play is being reimagined on the stage in a co-production by Shakespeare’s Globe and Northern Broadsides, playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 2nd February 2018. It has been announced that the… Read More

Review Round Up: Basquiat: Boom for Real, The Barbican

Now on display at the Barbican, this is the first UK exhibition focused on the work of  American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Here’s Love London Love Culture’s round up of what critics have been saying about it:  The Guardian: **** “There is the pervasive feeling that everything here was made live and direct, in response to something… Read More

PREVIEW: Planet Tree Music Festival

Running from the 7th to the 26th October, the Planet Tree Music Festival will offer audiences a new way to experience classical music in North London.  Containing a mixture of popular contemporary music and world premiere pieces, the Planet Tree Music Festival encourages audiences to lie down and experience the sound worlds in a new way. Founded… Read More