Page to Stage Adaptations in the West End: September 2021

Love reading? You can experience many of your favourite books on stage – whether as a musical or as a play. Here’s a guide to some of the shows you can catch based on beloved books. The Mirror and the Light, Gielgud Theatre: the concluding part to Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy has been adapted… Read More

REVIEW: Star Turns by Tim Walker

This fascinating new book offers a glimpse into some of the lives of just some of those the author has interviewed throughout his career. Lauren Bacall, Maggie Smith, Michael Grandage, Hugh Grant and Roger Moore are just a few of the selection of people that Tim Walker has chosen to feature in this entertaining read… Read More

REVIEW: Breaking into Song by Adam Lenson

This thought-provoking book is as much about encouraging those love musicals to be more open minded as well as passionately highlighting the joys of musical theatre. Adam Lenson is certainly someone who is a champion of new musical theatre as both director and producer, his credits include recent musicals such as Francesca Forristal & Jordan… Read More

Paying Tribute to Jill Murphy

The children’s author passed away last month following a battle with cancer. Emma Clarendon takes a look at why her books are so endearing. When I heard about Jill Murphy passing away, I felt a deep sadness for the child who genuinely loved her books and illustrations which were always so filled with warmth, humour… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 29th August 2021

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… Read More

REVIEW: Ariadne & Dionysus by Stamatia Karampini

This unique and intriguing debut novel from the conductor feels like a deeply personal story to the author, with the love and passion she feels for music shining through every page. Written with a precise and vivid conductor’s insight, Ariadne & Dionysus thoughtfully blends Greek Mythology and images while providing a lot of insight into… Read More

Interview With…Brigitte Adès

We chatted to the author and UK Bureau Chief of the Foreign affairs journal, Politique Internationale about her book Exiles from Paradise . Could you explain a bit more about what Exiles from Paradise is about? Exiles from Paradise is about the friendship of two young Franco Iranians experiencing an identity crisis aged 24. After graduating… Read More

REVIEW: Ariadne by Jennifer Saint

This absorbing and detailed retelling of the Greek myth featuring Theseus and the Minotaur gives a powerful voice to the Princess of Crete who betrayed her father – but what happened after she ran away with Theseus?  Detailed, powerful and magical from start to finish, Ariadne is the debut novel from Jennifer Saint and it… Read More

Interview With…Hannah Fielding

We chatted to the author about her latest novel Song of the Nile. Could you tell me more about what Song of the Nile is about? Luxor, 1946. When young nurse Aida El Masri returns from war-torn London to her family’s estate in Egypt, she steels herself to face the challenges ahead. Eight years have… Read More

NEWS: Stage Adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s The Mirror and The Light Heading to the West End

The third and final novel in the critically acclaimed Wolf Hall series has been adapted for the stage and will be heading to the Gielgud Theatre from the 23rd September. Producers Playful Productions and the Royal Shakespeare Company have announced that The Mirror and The Light will receive its world premiere production at the Gielgud… Read More