REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church

Iris Theatre’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel is certainly an ambitious and refreshing take on the story – but can’t always make up its mind whether it wants to be taken seriously or not. This latest production in Iris Theatre’s Summer season at St Paul’s Church shows how consistently brave, bold and ambitious the… Read More

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Review Round Up: Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical! , National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Andy Stanton and Jim Fortune’s musical based on the children’s books. The Guardian: ** “Andy Stanton’s adaptation of his own children’s books is packed with eccentricity and verbal flourishes – all at the expense of the story.” Time Out: **** “Think about it too hard and… Read More

Review Round Up: Peter Pan, Troubadour White City Theatre

Sally Cookson’s production of J.M.Barrie’s classic story officially opens the Troubadour White City Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. London Theatre1: *** “if you’re a literary purist and want to explore the darker psychological tensions of the JM Barrie original text, you may well enjoy the depth and duration of this production.… Read More

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

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of My Son Pinocchio Jr, Southwark Playhouse: as part of their Southwark Playhouse summer takeover, the British Theatre Academy are performing this retelling of the classic story of Pinocchio. Filled with lots of magic, little audience members will really love this!… Read More

REVIEW: My Son Pinocchio Jr, Southwark Playhouse

This retelling of the classic story of a toymaker and his toy puppet is surprisingly heartfelt and enjoyable – with plenty of messages for both children and adults to take away from it. Performed by The British Theatre Academy as part of their summer season at the Southwark Playhouse, My Son Pinocchio Jr is a… Read More

Shows Opening: August 2019

Here’s a guide to five shows opening in London this month… Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain Part 4, Apollo Theatre: want to take your children along to something fun and educational? Horrible Histories is back in London this August and filled with a whole bunch of historical characters brought back to life by two actors. Check… Read More

First Look at…Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre

The new London theatre has officially launched and opened to the public and is situated close to Wembley Stadium. Here’s a look at what you can expect… Along with a site based in White City Place, Troubadour Theatres has officially launched its Wembley Park venue, created by the award-winning team behind the King’s Cross Theatre.… Read More

Interview With… Ben Martin

The actor chatted to Emma Clarendon about bringing Horrible Histories back to London. Hi, could you tell me a bit more about what audiences can expect from Barmy Britain Part four? Audiences can expect lots of silly songs, silly characters, funny facts, farts, dodgy accents, more farts, ridiculous wigs and even more farts. Don’t think… Read More

REVIEW: The Worst Witch, Vaudeville Theatre

Wickedly fun, The Worst Witch is delightfully (and suitably) magical to keep the audience thoroughly engaged. Having grown up reading Jill Murphy’s original stories about Mildred Hubble, I’m really pleased to report that this stage adaptation by Emma Reeves retains the fun and chaos of the stories, while the performances of all the cast keep… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st July

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of Games for Lovers at The Vaults: this week saw the official opening of Ryan Craig’s Games for Lovers at The Vaults. Find out what we made of it… Review of Making Noise Quietly: as well as the eagerly anticipated live… Read More