NEWS: King’s Head Theatre to Produce Reimagining of Verdi’s La Traviata

The King’s Head Theatre has announced details of their Autumn 2018 opera production to play at the venue from the 27th September.  In this new reimagining of Verdi’s incendiary tale of sex, class and power, La Traviata is brought into 2018 in the new English version by Becca Marriott and Helena Jackson. England, 2018. Violetta earns… Read More

Review Round Up: Macbeth, Royal Opera House

Phyllida Lloyd directs Verdi’s opera with a cast including Anna Netrebko and Anna Pirozzi, Željko Lučić and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo. Here’s what critics have had to say about the production…. The warrior Macbeth fights on the side of the King of Scotland – but when a coven of witches prophesy that he shall become king himself, a… Read More

PREVIEW: Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire, National Gallery

The National Gallery is to present an exhibition examining the work of Thomas Cole depicting the American landscape.  The British-born artist is best known for his  epic vistas, dramatic natural settings, and imaginative landscapes, depicting nature at its most powerful and the National Gallery will present 58 of his works. Many of the works that will… Read More

REVIEW: Love Me Now, Tristan Bates Theatre

Michelle Barnette’s blistering debut examines the way relationships between men and women have changed, explored through one woman’s casual two casual relationships.  Raising lots of questions about what casual dating really means and the very thin lines between love and casual sex, Michelle Barnette’s debut play is extremely perceptive about attitudes towards relationships and how… Read More

NEWS: Unrestricted View Film Festival Line Up Announced

The line up for the 2018 Unrestricted View Film Festival has been confirmed ahead of the festival opening on the 23rd April.  The Islington based film festival has announced this year’s programme, which is set to include Pickups, starring Aiden Gillen opening the week celebrating independent film. Having launched in 2016, the Unrestricted View Film Festival… Read More

Review Round Up: Kiss of the Spider Woman, Menier Chocolate Factory

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents Manuel Puig’s novel in a new adaptation by  José Rivera and Allan Baker. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… A provocative tale of love, victimisation, fantasy and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.  The Stage: *** “Laurie Sansom’s production,… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Plastic, Old Red Lion Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Poleroid Theatre’s upcoming production of Kenneth Emson’s play at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  Following a successful run as part of the Latitude Festival, Poleroid Theatre’s production of Plastic will play at the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 3rd to the… Read More

Review Round Up: A Wrinkle in Time

Disney has transformed Madeleine L’Engle’s story for the big screen – here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Den of Geek: *** “Though flawed, A Wrinkle In Time is a winsome spectacle that feels emotionally grounded even when there’s a significant lack of dramatic heft.” The Guardian: ** “Unfortunately, well-intentioned as it is,… Read More

NEWS: Pleasance Theatre London Launches Season for New theatre Space

The Off-West End venue has announced the launch of its third theatre space – the eighty seat ‘Downstairs’.  Having been a part of London’s theatre community for over twenty years, the Pleasance Theatre in Islington has undergone a refurbishment to open its latest space to help develop and showcase new work. The theatre’s new space… Read More

PREVIEW: A Gym Thing, Pleasance Theatre

Following its run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017, Tom Vallen’s play will arrive at the Pleasance Theatre from the 30th April.  Written and performed by Tom Vallen, A Gym Thing is an examination of the rising health concerns of gym addiction. Driven by a daily quest for perfection, Will takes us on a fast paced,… Read More