Here’s a guide to some of Love London Love Culture’s most popular reads this week….
Review of Extant’s Flight Paths: one of our most popular reads this week is our review of this accessible and fascinating production, which was on tour when the pandemic hit so has been transformed into a special online version. It is a journey in which is inspired by the secret history of the Goze– blind female travelling performers of medieval Japan.
Exhibitions available to view online: if you are missing your trips to museums and art galleries, we have rounded up a selection that you can now experience from the comfort of your own home. This includes an online guided tour of the National Gallery’s Artemisia exhibition and the British Museum’s Tantra: enlightenment to revolution exhibition.
Review of The Fabulist Fox Sister, Southwark Playhouse: another online show that we managed to catch this week is this brand new musical telling the story of the Fox sisters and how they helped to create spiritualism. Now available to watch until the 31st January, we said in our review that “The Fabulist Fox Sister is a darkly funny and unexpected treat”.
Preview of Live from London – Spring, The VOCES8 Foundation (online): meanwhile, for those who are missing live classical music performances, The VOCES88 Foundation has announced another festival of music, following on from its successful Summer and Winter festivals last year.
News: Line up announced for the BBC’s Musicals: The Greatest Show: as the climax for its celebration of musical theatre, the BBC have announced details and line up for its upcoming Musicals: The Greatest Show. This concert will see some of the West Ends most beloved stars coming together to celebrate an industry which has been on hold since the pandemic has begun.
News: Parabolic Theatre announces a brand new show: this week the theatre company has announced details of its upcoming show The House of Cenci, which will be made available from the 15th February.
News: Arrows & Traps announce new digital festival Talking Gods: another theatre company to announce its digital programme this week is Arrows & Traps. This newly announced festival that reimagines five Greek myths in a contemporary way.
News: concept album for musical drama Soviet Zion released: for anyone looking for a new album to listen to and discover a little discussed piece of history, then you will want to take a listen to this new show. Find out more about it on the website…
Interview with…Andrea Hall: this week we published our interview with the actress discussing the online revival of Samuel Bailey’s play Shook, which will be available to stream from the 5th to the 28th February.
Review of Zayn’s new album Nobody is Listening: the former One Direction singer has released his third solo album – discover what we thought of it on the website now…