Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads this week including news and reviews…

Review of the The MTA’s Something Old, Something New musical revue: showcasing the talents of recent graduates, it is no surprise that this has proved to be such a popular read this week. Every graduate poured their heart and soul into this show which is also a celebration of the range and variety of musical theatre that is available. It is available to watch until the 1st May – so don’t miss out on a chance to celebrate the work of the talent of the future!

Review of Talking Gods Festival: Persephone: sadly we were only able to catch the first play in this digital festival – but was impressed with what we saw. In this piece the character of Persephone was brought to life, exploring family relationships as well as male dominance and the environment, it was a “fascinating, engaging and direct” piece of writing.

Review of Canção by Lara Martins: also proving popular this week is our review of the debut album from the singer, who is best known for her role in the West End production of The Phantom of the Opera. In our review, we described the album as being “A lovely way to travel the world through music.”

Review of The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey: our review of this extraordinary book has been proving a popular read this week. Telling the love story between a fisherman and a mermaid who has been transformed into a woman, we described it as a “gentle and thought provoking book”.

Exhibitions looking forward to visiting: April 2021:  this week we selected some of the exhibitions that we are most looking forward to seeing when museums and galleries reopen – including the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Alice Curiouser and Curiouser exhibition and The Art of Banksy.

News: UK premiere of I Could Use a Drink Announced: it was announced this week that there would be a UK premiere of Drew Gasparini’s musical, which was originally released in America as a concept album. It is set to be streamed from the 7th to the 16th May through Stream.Theatre.

News: Casting announced for the premiere of The Sorrows of Satan: in other news this week, it was confirmed the premiere of the musical will take place from the 5th to the 8th May before being made available on demand from the 9th to the 31st May, along with its casting….

Review of R&H Goes Pop: this newly released album features a whole dazzling cast of Broadway stars performing classic Rodgers and Hammerstein songs which have been reimagined into a variety of music genres including pop and country.

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of experiences to book for: April 2021: with London slowly strting to reopen, here’s our guide of unique experiences that you may want to book for before all tickets sell out. Including Van Gogh Alive: the experience and the Warner Bros Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter.

News: the longlist of 15 new musicals for Chamber Musical Project announced: this week Katy Lipson and Adam Lenson announced the 15 musicals longlisted for the upcoming project that will celebrate new British musicals. The short list is expected to be announced soon.