Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th May

Here’s our weekly guide to some of the most read posts on LLLC this week.

Review of National Theatre production of Frankenstein: perhaps unsurprisingly given the popularity of the production when it was experienced live, this is LLLC’s most read post of the week. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, this powerful version of Frankenstein was well worth a watch.

News: BP Portrait Prize 2020 winner announced: earlier this week the winner of this year’s BP Portrait Prize was announced by the National Portrait Gallery. Given the ongoing closure of the venue, the exhibition is available to view online.

Review of Lorna Dallas: Home Again at Crazy Coqs: this week, Crazy Coqs released this 2018 concert with soprano singer, available to view through the venue’s Youtube channel.

Interview with Joe Matty: this week we chatted remotely to the actor about taking part in Boundless Theatre’s new fiction podcast Radio Elusia written by Nina Segal.

Review of Can You Keep a Secret? earlier this week saw the digital release of this romantic comedy based on the novel by Sophie Kinsella. Find out what we thought of it…

News: Amici Dance Theatre announce 40th anniversary celebrations: in a change of plan due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, Amici Dance Theatre have announced their new plans to mark their 40th anniversary celebrations.

Review of A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: recently nominated for the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction, LLLC recently completed reading this rich and emotionally devastating female take on the Trojan War. Well worth a read if you can.

News: Longlist announced for the 2020 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year: this week the nominations were announced for this year’s award, with nominees including Laura Shepherd-Robinson for Blood & Sugar.

Review of The Midnight Gang, Chichester Festival Theatre: this week LLLC also watched and reviewed the 2018 production based on David Walliams’s children’s book. Entertaining and imaginative – it is a great watch if you are beginning to struggle in lockdown with your children!

Review of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil: lockdown is proving great in terms of catching up with films that we have missed out on seeing so far and this was a great one. Continuing on from where the original finished, it has to be said that this feels like a stronger narrative and worth a watch if you loved the first film.

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