REVIEW: Dirty Dancing, New Victoria Theatre

This new tour based on the beloved film blends the familiar dialogue, music and choreography with additional elements that keeps the story feeling fresh. The film Dirty Dancing may have been released back in 1987 but its popularity with female audiences has lasted throughout the decades and now finds a new generation of fans thanks… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 3rd March

Here’s a guide to what you have been reading about this week on Love London Love Culture… Preview of Alys Always at the Bridge Theatre: now in previews at the Bridge Theatre, this world premiere production directed by Nicholas Hytner is based on the novel by Harriet Lane. It is booking at the theatre until… Read More

REVIEW: Rip it Up – The 60’s, Garrick Theatre

Filled with fun and nostalgia, Rip it Up is an enjoyable and easy going way to spend a couple of hours. Ideal for fans of either Strictly Come Dancing or for those feeling nostalgic for the 1960’s, Rip it Up takes audiences on a whirlwind journey through the decade as seen through the music –… Read More

Interview With…Pawlet Brookes

The Artistic Director chatted about what to expect from this year’s Let’s Dance International Frontiers 2019. Tell us about the theme of this year’s festival – Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice? Black Dance: A Contemporary Voice is about recognising and celebrating how dance from the African and African Caribbean diaspora has shaped, influenced and informed… Read More

PREVIEW: Ablaze, Peacock Theatre

The London School of Economics and Political Science will present their annual culture show at the Peacock Theatre on the 4th March. Focusing on the shared historic and cultural heritage of Africa and the Caribbean, through Ablaze the London School of Economics and Political Science through drama, dance, music and poetry examine the possibility of… Read More

Review Round Up: Rip it Up, Garrick Theatre

Bringing the 1960’s to life, find out what critics made of Rip it Up  now playing at the Garrick Theatre.  The Stage: *** “The real live wire in this quartet however is Merrygold, late of JLS and by far the most accomplished all-rounder. His several musical interludes including a gently soaring Whiter Shade of Pale showed a deep emotional connection to the music, while the intensity of his dance, accompanied by an equally… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 3rd February

Here’s what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture  this week… Interview with Matthew Gordon: the actor chatted to Love London Love Culture about his role in the new UK touring production based on Liz Pichon’s books. Review of West End Women at Cadogan Hall: Lambert Jackson’s latest concert production saw Celinde Schoenmaker, Rachel John and Lauren Samuels taking to the stage to perform some classic musical theatre songs. Review of Tango Fire at the Peacock Theatre: also this week saw… Read More

REVIEW: Tango Fire, Peacock Theatre

Sexy, sassy and intricate, Tango Fire is a thrilling spectacle from start  to finish.  Returning once more to London, Tango Fire is simply sublime to witness – not only is the dancing exciting but the the overall way in which it is all presented is highly mesmerising. Having only the most basic knowledge of what an Argentine Tango actually is (courtesy of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), Tango… Read More

NEWS: Matthew Broderick to Star in The Starry Messenger at the Wyndham’s Theatre

The actor will be making his West End debut in Kenneth Lonergan’s play at the Wyndham’s Theatre later this year.  It has been announced that the star of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Mel Brooks’ The Producers will be making his West End debut in The Starry Messenger, playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre from the 16th May. He will be starring in Sam Yates’s production alongside Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, The Handmaid’s Tale). Mark… Read More

REVIEW: Until the Lions, Akram Khan Company, Roundhouse

 There is no denying the powerful choreography is mesmerising to  watch, yet Until the Lions lacks a strong plot narrative. Inspired by the South Asian tale of Amba (or Shikhandi as she transforms to), which was reimagined in Karthika Nair’s Until the Lions:Echoes from the Mahabharata, Akram Khan powerfully reimagines this story to offer an intriguing interpretation of this tragic story. Unfortunately, while the dancing is consistently spirited and intense to watch throughout, the story seems to… Read More