Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 28th February 2021

Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads of the week including reviews of new musicals and new online adventures… Review of Gatsby: A Musical,Cadogan Hall: this online revival of the musical based on the classic story is only available to watch this weekend – and what a glorious thing it was. The… Read More

REVIEW: Sharon ‘N’ Barry Do Romeo & Juliet, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch (Online)

This gentle comedy has plenty to put a smile on people’s faces during this difficult time. It would be fair to say that people have certainly tried all sorts of things during lockdown – but I wonder how many have attempted to put on a full scale production of a Shakespeare play in their own… Read More

REVIEW: Gatsby A Musical, Cadogan Hall (Online)

Sweeping audiences back to the 1920’s, this concert revival of the musical has a classy cast to bring the characters to life. The Great Gatsby is not necessarily a story that you wouldn’t think that would work well in a musical format – but as this concert revival shows it does because of the sense… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Musical Theatre Leading Ladies

Editor Emma Clarendon looks at some of the musical theatre leading lady characters who she admires… Having recently caught The Barn Theatre’s fabulously imaginative concert The Secret Society of Leading Ladies, which is a real celebration of selection of female characters in musicals, it got me thinking about some of my favourites. First up is… Read More

First Listen….Only a Moment by Matthew Harvey

A new video has been released of West End stars performing  the debut recording of the song “Only A Moment” by composer, lyricist and performer Matthew Harvey. The Barn Theatre has released a video of the song written by Matthew Harvey, as it is announced that he is the new Associate Artist at the theatre. This new video… Read More

NEWS: Meryl Streep to Star in Places, Please

The film is being described as a ‘love letter to Broadway’ and is set to begin filming this Summer. Following on from her performance in the Netflix adaptation of the musical The Prom, it has been announced that Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming film Places, Please. Directed by Tony and Pulitzer… Read More

Opinion: Authors and Greek Mythology

There seems to be an ongoing fascination with Greek mythology and reinterpreting them for a contemporary reader. Emma Clarendon explores this enduring curiosity for mythology and some of the best books she has read about them. I can’t really remember where my obsession with Greek mythology began – except from maybe bits and pieces that… Read More

NEWS: Funny Women Around the World to Take Place on the 6th March

The event to celebrate International Women’s Day will showcase comedy and entertainment from around the world. Taking place on the 6th March from 10am to 10pm, the free online event will be a curated programme of brand new regional talent and familiar Funny Women faces, including Sarah Keyworth and Sooz Kempner. Available to tune in… Read More

NEWS: Papatango Announce Extension of Samuel Bailey’s Shook

Due to popular demand, the production is being made available for audiences at home until the 28th March. Papatango have today announced an extension of the critically acclaimed production of Samuel Bailey’s 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize-winning play, now available to watch for an additional month – until the 28th March. The production is available… Read More

NEWS: Oscar Winning Film Spirited Away to be Adapted for the Stage

It has been announced that the Studio Ghibli film will premiere in Tokyo next year. Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 film is to be transformed into a stage production, opening at Tokyo’s  Imperial Theatre from February 2022. Having won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards, Spirited Away follows the story of Chihiro… Read More