Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th May 2020

Here’s a guide to some of what LLLC has been covering in the last week in case you missed anything…

Review of Blackeyed Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre: having had to cancel its international tour early, Blackeyed Theatre kindly shared a recorded version of the production through the company’s Youtube channel. This is the last day its available so don’t miss out!

Interview with Jose Canseco: we chatted to the theatre producer about organising a new digital festival, Virtual Variety Fest which is set to be streamed online live through its Facebook page.

Review of Mythos by Stephen Fry: also this week, LLLC shared a review of Stephen Fry’s entertaining take on Greek mythology. If you have ever been fascinated with Greek myths but don’t where to start – this provides a fascinating but easy place to start.

Review of The Winter’s Tale at the Royal Opera House (online): we took a watch of Christopher Wheeldon’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s play, transformed into an elegant and emotional ballet that brings the story so vividly to life.

Review of the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery (online): for the first time, the National Portrait Gallery has made this annual exhibition available to view online due to the gallery’s current closure. Catch up with what we thought of the works selected for this year’s display…

Review of Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre at Home: this latest production available in the National Theatre at Home series was a real delight to watch. Highlighting the power and importance of barber shops in bringing people together and starting debates, this is a truly engaging piece of drama.

Review of Timpson the Musical, Stockwell Playhouse (Online): having been a success at the Edinburgh Fringe, Gigglemug Theatre’s playful take on the history of the business and how it started is worth catching if you can.

News: Hamilton to come to Disney + this July: huge and exciting news announced this week as Lin-Manuel Miranda confirmed that the filmed version of Hamilton will be available to watch through Disney + from July.

News: Iris Theatre launch fundraising appeal: given the current circumstances, a lot of theatre’s are in need of our help at the moment. This week, it was announced that Iris theatre is launching a fundraising appeal to help guarantee the company’s future.

News: Theatre Centre and Theatre503 collaborate on new ImagiNation project: details were announced this week for the new project which will see the two theatres collaborating to unite communities and people up and down the country.

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