First Look at…Macbeth, National Theatre

Production images for the National Theatre production of Macbeth have been released.  The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Directed by Rufus Norris, Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear star in the production as Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. They are joined… Read More

PREVIEW: Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children 1900 to Today, V&A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum of Childhood will present an exhibition examining the most iconic Nordic designs for children from the 30th March.  Featuring influential designs from BRIO to LEGO, Marimekko and the Moomins, the V&A Museum of Childhood will explore the influences which have helped forge Nordic design and examines how children have inspired some of the century’s… Read More

First Impressions of…Mary Poppins Returns

A new trailer for the eagerly anticipated sequel to the classic 1960’s film has been released. Here’s what Love London Love Culture thinks we can expect…  It is no secret that P.L. Travers didn’t really approve of the original Mary Poppins film (just watch Saving Mr Banks for proof of that!) so it would be… Read More

NEWS: The Lady With a Dog Transfers to the Tabard Theatre

Following its run at the White Bear Theatre, Mark Giesser’s adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s The Lady With a Dog will play at the Tabard Theatre from the 14th March.  Damian Granville is a banker and devoted family man with an unconventional way of taking his summer holidays: he travels alone and looks for a woman to… Read More

NEWS: Covent Garden Soloists Productions to Present Trioperas at the Peacock Theatre

To mark the 100th anniversary of the UK’s women’s suffrage, Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day on 8th March, Pamela Tan-Nicholson reimagines three of the world’s most famous female-led operas.  Playing at the Peacock Theatre from the 23rd May, Trioperas dramatically revises the stories told in Turandot, Madam Butterfly and Carmen by portraying them as three reluctant… Read More

REVIEW: Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died in the 1940s by Anne Sebba

This meticulous book of how the women of Paris coped with the German occupation in the 1940’s is filled with tales of great bravery and tragedy.  There is a tendency in history books to concentrate on the hand-to- hand combats that took place during the Second World War – but what about those ordinary people… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Instructions for Correct Assembly at the Royal Court

The Royal Court Theatre has confirmed casting for its upcoming production of Instructions for Correct Assembly.  Directed by Hamish Pirie, it has been announced that Michele Austin, Jason Barnett, Mark Bonnar, Jane Horrocks, Shaniqua Okwok and Brian Vernel are all set to star in the world premiere of Thomas Eccleshare’s play. Harry and Max weren’t satisfied with… Read More

Review Round Up: Fanny & Alexander, Old Vic Theatre

Ingmar Berman’s masterpiece is brought to the Old Vic stage, starring Penelope Wilton. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… The Ekdahls are a family of the theatre. Their lives are as messy and passionate as the characters they play onstage. Children Fanny and Alexander have grown up in this loving chaos surrounded… Read More