Here’s a guide to what has proved popular this month on Love London Love Culture….
Interview with Robert O’Dowd: proving a popular read this month is our interview with the Rose Theatre’s Chief Executive, discussing the need for help for theatres from the government.
Review of OVO Theatre’s Twelfth Night: this hilarious performance of Twelfth Night was well worth catching this month! With two more performances (3rd and 10th July) if you haven’t seen it yet – do book a ticket!
Review of Unsaid by Yulia Musayelyan: earlier this month we took a listen to the flutist’s first album in a decade, which we said “feels like an album that is reflecting her growth as a musician.”.
Review of The Last Five Years: more recently, Lambert Jackson Productions, The Other Palace and West End star Lauren Samuels collaborated to bring a special virtual performance of Jason Robert Brown’s musical.
Review of Amélie The Musical, Original London Cast Recording: while theatres have been closed, listening to soundtracks from favourite shows have been a real comfort – including this gorgeous sounding and newly released cast recording of this popular little musical.
Review of The Cellist, Royal Opera House: based on the true life and career of Jacqueline du Pré, this lovely and imaginative ballet was fascinating to watch earlier this month.
Review of Small Island, National Theatre at Home: with everything that has been going on with Black Lives Matter, this National Theatre production based on Andrea Levy’s novel was an important and educational watch.
Review of A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre: it has been a while since a piece of theatre has gripped us so much as A Monster Calls did. Emotional, sensitive and imaginatively brought to life by Sally Cookson, it was another truly vital piece of theatre that was a pleasure to finally see.
Review of La Fille Mal Gardée, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House: having seen it a few years ago live, I knew this ballet was going to be charming. But not having seen it with Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta, I was able to admire it even more by watching it this time – the dancing is just so exquisite!
Opinion: Where is the support for theatre?: having written to our local MP about the lack of support for theatre during this time and getting a standard reply, we shared a few thoughts on the frustration and sad situation the theatre industry is in right now.