Review Round Up: Swan Lake, English National Ballet, London Coliseum

The English National Ballet revive Derek Deane’s 1997 staging for a limited time only at the London Coliseum. Here’s what the critics have been making of it.  The Guardian: *** “Sadly, there is little chemistry between the leading couple, in either guise, so for all its many merits and standout moments, this Swan Lake ends up feeling somewhat hollow at the core.” Broadway World: **** “Swan Lake may be a classic and traditional ballet, but this production makes it feel… Read More

NEWS: Call Me Vicky to Play at the Pleasance Theatre

This debut play from sisters Nicola and Stacey Bland will play at the  Pleasance Theatre from the 19th February.  This debut play based on a true story will directed by Victoria Gimby and is set to star Wendi Peters (Coronation Street, ITV; Hetty Feather, BBC; Quartet, UK Tour; Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched, Park Theatre; White Christmas, Dominion Theatre) as Sylvie. It’s 1980 in Elephant and Castle. Martin and best friend Debbie are getting… Read More

PREVIEW: The Mouse and His Child, NOW Gallery

The NOW Gallery’s upcoming immersive exhibition will celebrate our  relationship with books.  On display from the 22nd February, NOW Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, The Mouse and His Child has been created by creative practice Studio Morison to explore the human experience of fiction through an immersive sculptural reading room housing a collection of children’s storybooks written by authors more commonly known for their adult fiction. Named after… Read More

PREVIEW: Manon, English National Ballet, London Coliseum

The English National Ballet’s production of Kenneth MacMillan’s ballet returns to London.  Playing at the London Coliseum from the 16th to the 20th January, the ENB’s production of Kenneth MacMillan’s classic ballet features music by Jules Massenet arranged by Martin Yates. In a world where extravagant riches and abject poverty exist side by side, Manon is caught in-between. She falls in love with a penniless student,… Read More

Review Round Up: Colette

Keira Knightley stars in this new biopic about the French writer. Love  London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Observer: **** “Beautifully shot by cinematographer Giles Nuttgens, with production designs inspired by the French films of German director Max Ophüls, Colette convincingly conjures a late-19th/early-20th century milieu, to which it adds a thoroughly modern sensibility.” *** “There’s a light touch to the whole thing that works to make this enjoyable and engaging… Read More

NEWS: Greenaway & Greenaway Announce audio visual commission for Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019

Audio visual artists Greenaway & Greenaway have been commissioned to create 12 minute piece to mark the opening of Waltham Forest  London Borough of Culture 2019.  Projected onto Waltham Forest’s town hall from the 9th to the 13th January, Greenaway & Greenaway, in collaboration with award-winning musician Talvin Singh, have created a twelve minute piece that celebrates Welcome To The Forest as part of the Waltham Forest being the first London Borough of Culture. The artist’s piece is a… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for West End Run of Home,I’m Darling

The full West End cast for Tamara Harvey’s production has been confirmed.  Playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 26th January, the West End cast joining Katherine Parkinson as Judy is set to include: Sara Gregory as Alex and Richard Harrington as Johnny with Charlie Allen, Susan Brown (Sylvia), Ellie Burrow, Siubhan Harrison (Fran), Jane MacFarlane and Hywel Morgan (Marcus) completing the cast.… Read More