Shows Opening…April 2018

As we speed towards the end of the month, here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in April…  1. Strictly Ballroom, Piccadilly Theatre: Drew McOnie’s production opens for previews on the 29th March, officially opening on the 24th April. Based on the hit film, the cast is led by Jonny… Read More

NEWS: Anita Dobson to Lead Cast in World Premiere of 3Women

Stage Traffic Productions  has announced details of its next production, the world premiere of comedian Katy Brand’s 3Women to play at the Trafalgar Studios.  The debut play from Katy Brand will make its world premiere at the Trafalgar Studios from the 15th May, directed by Michael Yale. From generation to generation, from Mother to Daughter,… Read More

Review Round Up: The Great Wave, National Theatre

Francis Turnly’s new play is directed by Indhu Rubasingham and is currently playing at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre. Here is what critics have been saying about it… On a Japanese beach, teenage sisters Hanako and Reiko are caught up in a storm. Reiko survives while Hanako is lost to the sea. Their mother, however,… Read More

New Video and Images Released for The Country Wife

A new video and images have been released for Morphic Graffiti’s new adaptation of William Wycherley’s restoration comedy The Country Wife, playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th March.  Renowned playboy, Harry Horner, has made it known in the society pages that he is now impotent. For the jealous husbands, this cunning lothario is neither a… Read More

Five Reasons to See…Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

With previews beginning next week, Love London Love Culture attended the musical’s launch to celebrate its return to London. Here’s why we think that you should pop along to the Phoenix Theatre… 1. Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton: having previously played both Roxie and Velma in the show, Henshall returns to the musical to play Mama… Read More

DVD Review: Battle of the Sexes

Based on the famous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, the film takes a while to get going but takes a fascinating look at sexual politics on and off the court in the 1970’s.  If you are looking for a film that features feisty performances about an issue about a topic that is very much… Read More

NEWS: Arlene Phillips Launches Major Search for Young Stars for UK premiere of A Little Princess

The choreographer and director will direct the UK premiere of  Andrew Lippa’s musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel.  A Little Princess is by Tony-nominated US composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) who will fly in to conduct the one-off semi-staged concert performance by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, with abridged narration by… Read More

NEWS: Take That Help to Launch The Band’s West End Season

Take That, co-producers of new musical The Band, joined the cast of the show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to perform on the roof of the theatre to launch the musical’s West End season.  To launch the new musical’s West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 1st December 2018 to 12 January 2019,… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Devil with the Blue Dress, The Bunker Theatre

New rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Kevin Armento’s Devil with the Blue Dress which will play at the Bunker Theatre from the 29th March. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening in rehearsals… January 1998: America is rocked by one of the biggest political sex scandals of all time. Slyly exhuming the… Read More

NEWS: All Star Line Up Confirmed for Orpheus the Mythical at The Other Palace

To mark their 20th birthday, the Orpheus Centre will mark the occasion with a musical extravaganza at The Other Palace from the 23rd to the 31st March.  To highlight the company’s work, alumni and current students from this disabilities charity will join forces with renowned guests and recent graduates from the Arts Educational School to present Sir Richard… Read More