Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: May 2020

Here’s a guide to what proved popular on Love London Love Culture in May…

Review of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert: proving popular this month is our thoughts on the digital release of Les Miserables The Staged Concert starring Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. It was recorded during the show’s concert performances at the Gielgud Theatre last year.

Interview with Alex Cubb: we interviewed Alex aka Scaredy Kat from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK about his new Youtube series designed to entertain audiences in lockdown.

Review of Frankenstein, National Theatre at Home: the National Theatre continued with its at home streaming series by showcasing its immensely popular production of the classic gothic story starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller.

Review of A Streetcar Named Desire, National Theatre at Home: the Young Vic Theatre’s acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams’ classic play starring Gillian Anderson also proved to be a popular read on LLLC in May.

Review of Going the Distance by Jonathan Antoine: the Britain’s Got Talent star is releasing his fifth studio album in June and LLLC took a listen to it. It includes the tracks ‘Baby Mine’, ‘Moon River’ and ‘Summertime’.

Interview with Laura Harling: we chatted to the Artistic Director of Longfield Hall about its newly announced Lockdown Live season and her hopes for the future of the venue.

Review of The Midnight Gang, Chichester Festival Theatre: LLLC watched the theatre’s 2018 production based on the book by David Walliams and had a lot of fun doing so!

Interview with Jose Canseco: the theatre producer chatted to us about his new Virtual Variety Fest taking place in June online as a way to connect people to the arts in this difficult time.

News: The Clapham Grand launches fundraising campaign:with so many venues across London facing the threat of closure given the Covid-19 pandemic, The Clapham Grand has launched a fundraising campaign to protect its survival and future.

Review: Barber Shop Chronicles, National Theatre at Home: having missed this show on several occasions that it has been performed live, it was a real delight to catch up with this lively but heartfelt play that is set in barber shops across the globe.

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