Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st June 2020

Find out what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week…

Review of In the Wings: Episode 1: earlier this week we caught up with the first episode of new online series In the Wings. The series celebrates new musical theatre shows which have had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Recorded in a theatre with a live band, the show features a combination of music and conversation – ideal for musical theatre fans missing live performances.

Opinion: Where is the support for theatres?: editor Emma Clarendon shares her thoughts on the ongoing frustration of the lack of support for the arts and theatre during this difficult time, having written to her own MP – receiving a standard response in return.

Preview of Independent Bookshop Week: with bookshops reopening in England, why not support your local and independent ones by taking in a few of the events celebrating Independent Bookshop Week until the 27th June.

Review of Declan, The Actors Centre: while there is a huge wealth of theatre content online at the moment, it is refreshing to see also new pieces of writing being performed and shared online. This new play from Alistair Hall is set to have a live run at the theatre when theatres are allowed to reopen.

Cameron Mackintosh not reopening theatres until next year: more sad news for theatres this week as the producer announced that productions such as Hamilton and Mary Poppins will not be reopening until next year.

Review of The Madness of George III, National Theatre at Home: we finally got a chance to catch up with the Nottingham Playhouse’s revival of Alan Bennett’s play, streamed as part of the National Theatre’s ‘National Theatre at Home’ series.

Fuel announces new online projects: the theatre company this week announced two new online projects available for audiences to enjoy from home – including Charlie Ward At Home, a reimagining of Sound&Fury’s celebrated installation.

Over 50% of small theatres could fail in the next three months: this week the Theatres Trust gave a stark warning about the future of small theatres and what would happen if the government doesn’t step into help.

The Barn Theatre announces two more British musical concerts: continuing on with its ‘The Barn Theatre Presents’ series, details have been announced for the upcoming two concerts celebrating the work of British musical composers.

News: Petite Pantos announce Mama G’s Family Pride Party: with Pride events having been cancelled, this week Petite Pantos has confirmed that Mama G’s Family Pride Party will take place online on the 12th July from 9am.

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