Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 4th April 2021

Here’s a guide to some of our favourite posts of the week – including interviews and reviews.

Interview with John Ellis: we chatted to the West End actor about his album KOPFKINO and having to record it during lockdown.

Interview with Rob Drummond: this week saw us also talking to the playwright and performer about his new show Open Mic, which was life streamed this Easter weekend.

Review of A Midsummer Night’s Dream: on Wednesday, this one performance only rehearsed reading of Shakespeare’s comedy took place. Starring Dan Stevens and Rebecca Hall among others, the performances were all lively but somehow a little bit of the magic was lost in this interpretation.

Interview with Paul Ettore Tabone: this week was really a week for interviews as we also chatted to the singer and performer about his debut album ‘This is Me’ which is available now!

Review of An Elephant in the Garden, Barn Theatre: another week, another great digital production from the team at the Barn Theatre. This one one woman performance based on Michael Morpurgo’s book was engaging to watch from start to finish. It is available to stream until the 18th April.

Review of Now or Never, Barn Theatre: showing that there is no limit to its ambition, the barn Theatre also this week live streamed for one performance only a new song cycle created by the theatre’s Associate Artist Matthew Harvey. Set around an approaching disaster, it featured seven songs involving seven ordinary characters who are trying to find positivity in the wake of an incoming tragedy that they can’t escape. Surprisingly uplifting in places, it cleverly utilised all the space in the theatre  to make for an absorbing experience.

Review of Open Mic, Soho Theatre: Friday night saw us catching this interactive show that while was entertaining was quite sombre and reflective at the same time. A combination of music, comedy, spoken word performances along with conversation it was a little bit of a mixed bag overall – but intriguing nonetheless.

News: the Victoria and Albert Museum announce Fabergé in London: Romance to Revolution exhibition: the V&A this week unveiled details of its new upcoming exhibition, which is set to open to the public on the 20th November.

News: The Showstoppers will present alternative Eurovision Song Contest: it was announced this week that following the success of last year’s alternative Eurovision Song Contest, The Showstoppers would be bringing it back again once more on the 15th May.

Podcast episode of the week: Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Wishlist: finally, if you haven’t heard, Love London Love Culture has set up a brand new podcast to offer you more content to engage with if you don’t have the time to keep up with everything on the website! Our episode pick this week is our very first episode in which we discuss the shows we would most love to see back on the West End stage – so feel free to take a listen if you can!

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