First Look at…Aladdin, New Victoria Theatre

The first images of the cast for the New Victoria Theatre’s 2019 pantomime have been released… The New Victoria Theatre in Woking have launched their 2019 pantomime production of Aladdin which is set to star former Strictly Come Dancing professional Brendan Cole, hilarious funny man Bobby Davro, CBBC star Mischa Eckersley, and newly announced Aladdin,… Read More

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NEWS: Further Casting Announced for Goldilocks and the Three Bears

The London Palladium’s new pantomime will begin performances from the 7th December. Additional casting has been announced for the London Palladium’s 2019 pantomime of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Joining the previously announced Paul O’Grady as Baron Von Savage, Matt Baker as Joey the Clown,  Julian Clary as The Ringmaster, Paul Zerdin as Silly Billy, Nigel Havers as Daddy Bear and Gary Wilmot as Dame… Read More

PREVIEW: Black Beauty, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

The London premiere of this retelling of the classic story will take place from the 14th December until the 5th January. Created by Andy Manley, Andy Cannon and Shona Reppe, this critically acclaimed reimagining of Black Beauty will be making its London debut this Winter at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Hall for a limited season.… Read More

NEWS: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Return to London Palladium

Laurence Connor’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical will return to the London Palladium next Summer. Michael Harrison and The Really Useful Group have confirmed that the musical will return to the West End next Summer, with performances beginning at the London Palladium from the 2nd July. Laurence Connor’s production originally… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for Dick Whittington and His Cat at the Hackney Empire

Hackney Empire’s annual pantomime returns from the 23rd November. The Hackney Empire has announced further casting for its 2019 pantomime Dick Whittington and His Cat. Joining the previously announced Clive Rowe  as Sarah the Cook, the loveable Kat B as Vincent the Cat and the ever trusty Tony Whittle as Alderman Fitzwarren will be: Tarinn Callender as Dick Whittington,… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Bank Holiday Deals

Looking to go to the theatre this weekend? Here’s a few theatre deals you won’t want to miss out on… School of Rock, Gillian Lynn Theatre: save up to 40% on tickets to see this fun filled musical based on the Jack Black film. The musical follows the story of Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe… Read More

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

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