Here’s a guide to some of the cultural things we have been writing about this week…

Interview with Robert O’Dowd: this week we spoke to the Rose Theatre’s Chief Executive about the challenges that the theatre industry is currently facing and what we can do to support it right now.

Review of Going the Distance by Jonathan Antoine: released on Friday, this new album from the Britain’s Got Talent star includes songs such as ‘Summertime’ and ‘ Moon River’. Why not catch up with our full review?

Review of Unsaid by Yulia Musayelyan: this week we took a listen to the flutist’s first album in over ten years. Featuring such a wide variety of influences, it is an album that is worth listening to – find out why in our review.

Review of The Cellist, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House: Love London Love Culture has also watched and reviewed the Royal Ballet’s performance of Cathy Marston’s ballet that tells the true story of cellist Jacqueline du Pré’s career.  

Review of Random Selfies, Brixton House Theatre: the newly named theatre (previously known as the Oval House Theatre) is currently sharing a few of its previous productions while its doors are closed. The House to House series has started with showing Mike Kenny’s play which is a wonderfully warm play about children and loneliness that is imaginatively brought to life.

New immersive venue One Night Records is set to open in London: it was announced this week that a new immersive theatre venue is set to open in London this October – complete with social distance rules in place. Its first production is set to be ‘Lockdown Town’ – a musical journey into the past. Tickets are on sale now.

News: Nigel Slater’s play Toast adapted into online play: the Lawrence Batley Theatre this week announced that Nigel Slater’s play has been adapted as an online play – part radio and part animation. It will be made available to watch and listen to from the 1st to the 31st July.

News: Theatre Company Part of the Main announce digital theatre workshops: the London based company announced details this week of a number of workshops taking place throughout June for people interested in learning more about the theatre industry.

Review of Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher: this week we reviewed Giovanna Fletcher’s charming novel about love, family, friendship and secrets waiting to be uncovered. It isn’t simply a romantic story, it is a story that brings together a number of different and serious themes together and ties them together into a warm and likeable book.

West End run of Martin McDonagh’s The Pillowman delayed: sadly, it was announced this week that another show’s West End run has been delayed in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Set to be directed by Matthew Dunster and star Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Golden Globe Award winner, Nocturnal Animals) and Steve Pemberton (Bafta Award winner, The League of Gentlemen), new dates for the production have yet to be announced.