Here’s a guide to what has been happening this week on LLLC…..
Preview of The New Normal Festival: we have shared details of the upcoming outdoor and socially distanced festival which will run at The Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth throughout August. Confirmed acts include: magician Ben Hart, Olivier Award winning smash-hit Showstopper! and I Wish My Life Was Like a Musical.
Review of Tiny Dancers presented by the National Youth Company: this week, we caught the National Youth Theatre’s latest production, filmed in isolation. Written by Isley Lynn, it examines how lockdown has made people have felt during lockdown through the eyes of many different characters and stories.
Review of Songs for a New World, Lambert Jackson Productions: this latest collaboration between Lambert Jackson Productions and The Other Palace was this stunning version of Jason Robert Brown’s beautiful piece of musical theatre. With a stellar cast including Rachel John, Rachel Tucker, Ramin Karimloo and Cedric Neal – this was a real treat to watch.
Interview with Grace Duggan: still proving to be a popular read on LLLC is our interview with the director, discussing lockdown and the postponement of her production of ‘Wood’.
News: Old Royal Naval College announce programme of outdoor summer events: this week, the venue announced details of its upcoming summer programme of events, which is set to include Luna Cinema and the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival which has been reimagined due to the pandemic.
New production of Fanny and Stella announced: excitingly, earlier this week it was announced a new open air production of the musical will be presented in The Garden Theatre at The Eagle (Vauxhall) this August.
Preview of Atelier Picasso, BASTIAN: as museums and galleries slowly begin to reopen following lockdown, it has been announced that a new immersive exhibition will be opening at the gallery this September.
Review of A Thousand Ships by Natalie Haynes: also proving popular this week is our review of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction nominee book,which explores the story of the Trojan War from the perspective of the women caught up in it.
New Bruce Willis film to be released for digital download: it was announced this week that the actor’s new film Hard Kill will be available for digital download from the 14th September.
News: West End Musical Silent Disco Walking Tour reopens: missing musical theatre? Well this walking tour will help to compensate slightly for the theatres being in the dark, by taking visitors on a guided walking tour to some of London’s best known theatres.