Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: February 2021

We round up some of the most popular reads available to catch up on for February – including the BBC’s special programme celebrating musicals and reviewing Bonnie Macbird’s new Sherlock Holmes adventure.

Review of BBC’s Musicals: The Greatest Show: it was a bit emotional seeing some of our favourite West End stars doing what they do best in this one off programme celebrating some of the best of what London theatre has to offer.

Review Gatsby: A Musical, Cadogan Hall: the last weekend of February saw this online concert revival of this musical based on the classic story taking place. With a strong cast and fabulous songs it was well worth catching but I can’t help what it would look like as a fully staged production.

Review of (Fire) Embers (Ash): if you are looking for a new audio drama to listen to then we thoroughly recommend this piece which brings the story of the first female combat fighters to life in heartwarming and honest way. It is still available to listen to for free.

Review of Les Enfants Terribles Sherlock Holmes: An Online Adventure ‘The Case of the Hung Parliament’: once again showing their customary flair and creativity, Les Enfants Terribles have created an immensely enjoyable Sherlock Holmes adventure. Putting the audience at the centre, you are teamed up to find clues from the crimes scenes as well as interrogating the suspects within a limited time frame. It is thrilling and fascinating to take part in.

Review of Bonnie MacBird’s The Three Locks: continuing with a Sherlock Holmes theme, we were lucky to receive an advanced copy of Bonnie MacBird’s latest Sherlock adventure. Filled with plenty of twists and turns as well as an unexpected ending it was well worth a read.

Review of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Stream.Theatre: it has been great to see that despite lockdown new musicals are still being able to be produced – including this magical experience that is filled with charming effects that are designed to enchant.

Review of A Bloody Shambles, Living Record Festival: last month saw us covering quite a bit of the Living Record Festival including this piece highlighting a topic that is rarely covered – period poverty.

Review of Identity by CTC Dance Company: February saw the dance company presenting a thoughtful piece that explores what identity means – not just through dance but also music and the spoken word.

Review of Bob Dylan in London: Troubadour Tales by Jackie Lees and KG Miles: this fascinating book explores not only how London had an influence on the singer songwriter’s career but celebrates the city itself in a thoughtful and insightful way.

Review of The Vagina Duologues, Living Record Festival: another piece from the Living Record Festival we enjoyed was this short piece by Erin Holland and Grace O’Keefe. Exploring how lockdown has affected friendships and the different paths it has taken us all down, it was wonderfully warm, funny and relatable.

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