It has been a busy year for LLLC – here’s a guide to some of what we  have been up to in the last 12 months…

  1. Take a Journey to the Underworld: perhaps a slight exaggeration but Love London Love Culture thoroughly enjoyed Funicular Productions immersive dining and theatre experience – which is also a great way to meet new people!
  2. I Am Of Ireland, Old Red lion Theatre: LLLC’s Kirsty Herrington enjoyed this production of Seamus Finnegan’s play earlier this year saying: ” it certainly left the packed-out crowd at the Old Red Lion Theatre with a lot to think about.”

3. Don Carlos, Rose Theatre: despite the rather mixed reviews of this intriguing play, LLLC really enjoyed it – despite the occasional unnecessary shouting!

4. The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noel Coward Theatre: this was a really marvellous revival of Martin McDonagh’s play directed by Michael Grandage this summer. Thanks to the brilliant performances from all of the cast (including the cat!) – it was one of the must-sees of the year.

5. Interview with Nenda Neurer: over the last year, Love london Love Culture has interviewed numerous people – but our one with Nenda Neurer has proved to be one of the most popular ones. The actress chatted to us about starring in the world premiere stage production of White Teeth at the Kiln Theatre.

6. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Rose Theatre: earlier this year saw Phil Daniels starring in a new production of the classic thriller which was chilling in atmosphere but the adaptation did let it down slightly…

7. Chess, London Colliseum: this year also saw a major revival of this 1980’s musical, starring Alexandra Burke, Cassidy Janson and Michael Ball. It did gain mixed reviews from critics but in his review for LLLC Chris Omaweng said: “this is a show best enjoyed by sitting back and letting the music and staging blow you away.”

8. Interview with Ricky Dujany: LLLC chatted to the writer and director about his play about Thomas Sankara the President of Burkina Faso, which played at the Cockpit Theatre earlier this year.

9. Interview with Anna Danshina: the actress chatted to LLLC about her role in the film The Bromley Boys which was released over the summer.

10. Cast confirmed for the West End run of Fame: it was announced that TV star Jorgie Porter, soul legend Mica Paris and theatre star Keith Jack will star in the West End transfer of Fame the Musical when it arrives at the Peacock Theatre from the 11th September 2019.

11. Lonely Planet, Trafalgar Studios: LLLC’s Emily Schofield thoroughly enjoyed this production earlier this year saying: “Overall, Lonely Planet massively impacted me. I felt very touched by the wonderful friendship of Jody and Carl as well as their light-hearted humour during a dark and turbulent time.”

12. Interview with Harry McEntire: the actor talked to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about his role in Homos, Or Everyone in America at the Finborough Theatre in August.

13. Five Minutes with…Cecile Leterme: the actress was starring in Cheek by Jowl’s production of Pericles which played at the Barbican in April – she chatted to us about her role and bringing the production to London.

14. Interview with Sam Weston: we interview the actor about his role in Ardent8’s production of Sacrifice at the Soho Theatre.

15. Reviewed Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie: LLLC has been to all manner of events this year – including a screening of this brand new Thomas the Tank Engine adventure!