Another week and another weekly guide from Love London Love Culture!
Review of The Grinning Man, Bristol Old Vic: having missed out on catching this musical during its London run, it was wonderful to finally watch the Bristol Old Vic’s production which is a “gorgeous fairytale of a musical”.
News: Charlie Kristensen has launched new Youtube series: 10 year old Charlies Kristensen who won the hearts of West End stars after launching his #CheerUpCharlie campaign following his own experiences of bullying has launched a new Youtube channel – find out more!
West End Musical Drive-in Announced: this week it was announced that a new West End Musical Drive-in will open for business on the 25th July. Current guests announced to perform in this unique experience include Kerry Ellis (Wicked; We Will Rock You), Alice Fearn (Wicked; Come From Away) and Jon Robyns (Les Miserables; Hamilton).
Review of Les Blancs, National Theatre at Home: once again, the National Theatre has delved into its archives to showcase this brilliant, shocking production based on Lorraine Hansberry’s play.
News: SIX the musical joins line up for Utilita Live From The Drive-In: exciting news for SIX fans this week as the show prepares to take part in this drive-in experience at twelve different open air sites throughout the summer from the 4th August.
News: Blackeyed Theatre to stream production of Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four: it was announced this week that following the success of its stream of its production of Jane Eyre, the theatre company will showcase its Sherlock Holmes production from today (5th July) until the 15th July.
National Gallery to reopen Room 32: it was announced this week that the National will open Room 32, which has been closed for 21 months, when the gallery opens to the public on the 8th July.
News: Lambert Jackson Productions announces isolated production of Songs for a New World: the production company has announced it will be presenting an isolated production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical from the 23rd to the 25th July – tickets are on sale now!
Review of Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga: this week we watched the hilarious new film starring Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell which we thought was “Immensely funny but also deeply sincere”.
News: First global online vocal festival announced: VOCES8 Foundation announced that it will be hosting a new and paid-for online festival, featuring artists from across the world. From the 1st August, the VOCES8 Centre (St Anne and St Agnes Church), in the heart of the City of London will present a series of concerts featuring some of the world’s best vocal ensembles to raise money.