January may have felt like a long month for all of us but it certainly kept Love London Love Culture busy as this round up of popular reads shows…

Review of the Dickens Theatre Company’s A Christmas Carol: Christmas might feel like a distant memory now, but we really enjoyed catching this cleverly presented production of the festive classic. Extremely faithful to the original text, the production relied on a lot of imagination to bring the story to life in a new way.

Review of Ensemble K’s album Accents: led by conductor Simone Menezes, Ensemble K’s album is filled with a rich and diverse collection of music that really allows the ensemble’s attention to detail really shine through. Well worth a listen.  

Review of What a Superhero Wants for Christmas: Tall Tails Theatre company brought a charmingly original story to young audiences over the festive period. Accessible for all, the characters and story worked well to highlight themes of loneliness and the power of friendship.

Interview with Mark Potter: last month saw us talking to director Mark Potter about his new online theatre company Crowd Pleaser Theatre.

Interview with Charlotte Wakefield: we chatted to the West End star about her new role Daisy Buchanan in the revival of Gatsby A Musical being streamed from the 12th to the 14th February.

Review of Album No.8 by Katie Melua: this latest release from the singer was truly beautiful and filled with emotion that was soothing to listen to. But equally it was a thoughtful examination of love and how it changes.

Review of Flight Paths by Extant: another fascinating show that we watched in January was inspired by the secret history of the Goze
– blind female travelling performers of medieval Japan. Combining live performance with animation, it is a show that reveals just how accessible theatre can be with plenty of imagination.

Review of Nutcracker Delights, English National Ballet: having had its run cut short, the English National Ballet made this delightful show accessible to watch at home. Highlighting the key sequences in the beloved ballet it was a real treat to watch.

Review of A Live Stream With David Bedella: filmed at the Crazy Coqs, this classy concert featured a beautiful range of songs that reflect the West End star’s vocal abilities well.

Review of Starving: An Artist in Limbo: this one man show created by AP Stephen was adapted from Kafka’s short story A Hunger Artist and is compelling and insightful to watch throughout.