Here’s a guide to some of the reviews, interviews and new pieces that have been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week….
Interview with Oliver Ormson: with Frozen the Musical finally being able to open for previews at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, we chatted to Oliver about bringing the musical to London and playing the role of Hans.
Review of Shit-Faced Shakespeare’s Macbeth at Leicester Square Theatre: also proving popular this week has been our review of the hilarious version of Shakespeare’s tragedy that is filled with plenty of surprises and improvisations that will certainly keep audiences on their toes! It completes its run at the Leicester Square Theatre on the 11th September – so make sure you don’t miss out!
Review round up of Amélie The Musical, Criterion Theatre: now in its final weeks in the West End – if you were undecided on whether to see this charming little musical, then take a look at what critics have had to say about its West End run…
Review of Fantastics Beasts: The Wonder of Nature, Natural History Museum: still proving popular on LLLC is our thoughts on this intriguing exhibition that explores how many of the mythical creatures found in the world of Harry Potter are actually based on real-life animals that can be or used to be found in the natural world.
Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, London Palladium: now booking until the 5th September, this “fun-filled and entertaining musical” is such a joy to watch – so if you are looking for a family fun musical to watch before the kids go back to school then you definitely don’t need to look any further!
Review of Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser, Victoria and Albert Museum: get lost in the world of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland with this fascinating exhibition that takes a look at how the story came about as well as how it continues to influence artists.
Review of Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience: this new experience offers visitors to explore the work of the artist in a different way. Focusing on a particular period of time in the artist’s life, the experience allows you to find out more about the artist and how his emotional state translated into the work that he created. There are moments of darkness that can make it a bit of a sombre experience – but equally as you enter the final room, there are moments that dazzle too.
Review of The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey: looking for a new book to read? Then we recommend this magical and unique story that while in terms of style gets a little taking used to, has a beautiful poetic quality about it that makes it completely irresistible. It follows the relationship between a fisherman and a mermaid who he unexpectedly rescues and helps her to adjust to a new life on land. It is a really vivid and distinctive read.
Interview with Collette Cooper: we chatted to Collette about her show Janis: Tomorrow May Be My Last which had a run at the Union Theatre this week.
Review of West End cast recording of Cinderella: with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical now officially open in the West End, why not check out what we thought of the cast recording which is now available to buy and download!