Interview with…The Thinking Drinkers

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to the duo about their new UK tour Pub Crawl running from October to March 2019.  What can you tell me about your new show? The Thinking Drinker Pub Crawl is whistle stop tour through the history of great pubs and bars, from Wild West saloon, to Victorian gin… Read More

PREVIEW: Lorenzo Lotto Portraits, National Gallery

The National Gallery is to present the first exhibition of portraits by the Italian Renaissance artist.   Allegory of Virtue and Vice, 1505. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1939.1.156. Image courtesy of the Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.  Bringing together many of Lotto’s best portraits spanning his entire career… Read More

REVIEW: Ladies of Quality and Distinction, Foundling Museum

Coinciding with 100 years of female suffrage, the Foundling Museum’s Ladies of Quality and Distinction exhibition is bringing to life stories of women who were essential in the Foundling Hospital’s history. Since its opening, the Foundling Museum has been renowned for its elegant picture gallery containing the grand portraits of the key male figures in… Read More

REVIEW: The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver

In a world filled with a seemingly endless stream of bad news, everyone needs a little pick-me-up from time-to-time, and The Friendship Cure is there to do just that. This self-described “manifesto for reconnecting in the modern world”, written by London-based journalist Kate Leaver, explores modern friendships through a combination of social science, personal stories… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Confirmed for Caroline or Change

Full casting has been confirmed for the upcoming West End transfer of Michael Longhurst’s production.  Following sold-out engagements at the Chichester Festival Theatre and Hampstead Theatre, Caroline or Change will play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 20th November. Now full casting for the West End transfer of Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and Jeanine Tesori’s musical… Read More

Review Round Up: Eyam, Shakespeare’s Globe

The reviews are in for Matt Hartley’s Eyam, playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe until the 13th October. Love London Love Culture rounds them up…  The Telegraph: *** “At its best, often in maniacal, wild-limbed dancing (with soulful music composed by Orlando Gough), the play communicates the strangeness and dread of those distant times. At its worst,… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…The Sweet Science of Bruising, Southwark Playhouse

Rehearsal images have been released for Kirsty Patrick Ward’s production of Joy Wilkinson’s  The Sweet  Science of Bruising. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening… London, 1869. Four very different Victorian women are drawn into the dark underground world of female boxing by the eccentric Professor Sharp. Controlled by men and constrained by corsets,… Read More

PREVIEW: All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre

It has been confirmed that Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in Ivo van Hove’s production at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 2nd February 2019.  The multi-award winning film has been adapted for the stage by Ivo van Hove and will run at the Noel Coward Theatre for fourteen weeks from the 2nd February… Read More

NEWS: Winners Announced for The Stage Debut Awards 2018

Winners of the 2018 The Stage Debut Awards were announced at a ceremony that took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue last night.  Among the winners of this year’s awards, which were also streamed live  on The Stage’s Facebook Page, were Poldark’s Aidan Turner who won the Joe Allen Best West End Debut Award for his performance in The… Read More