REVIEW: Gently Down the Stream, Park Theatre

Martin Sherman’s beautifully thoughtful and  poignant examination of relationships through the eyes  of two different generations  is mesmerising from start to finish.  Making its UK debut, this remarkably tender and perceptive play from Martin Sherman has plenty to keep the audience thoroughly engaged throughout as the two central characters Beau and Rufus find their way through their relationship. Set in a cosy but modern apartment, Gently Down the Stream focuses in particular on… Read More

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REVIEW: Carmen, King’s Head Theatre

Intimate, romantic and passionate – This modern take on Bizet’s Carmen is an opera you’ll feel you can relate to. When I heard about a modernisation of the classic opera, Carmen, I was a little sceptical. How on earth could the passion of an unruly woman in Spain be translated into modern British culture? British… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th February

Missed anything on Love London Love Culture this week? Here’s what has been proving popular on LLLC…  Review of A Beautiful Noise at the Lyric Theatre: this week saw Love London Love Culture catching the first West End performance of the show dedicated to the music of Neil Diamond. Including songs such as ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’, it is a “Designed to be a crowdpleaser”. Review Round Up of Edward II at the Shakespeare’s Globe: this week saw the opening of Edward II and Love… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Deals of the Week: Sunday 17th February

Looking to go to the theatre this week? Here’s a few of Love  London Love Culture’s top deals of the week… & Juliet, Shaftesbury Theatre: heading to the Shaftesbury Theatre from November, an all star cast has been confirmed for the new musical that picks up where the classic story Romeo & Juliet left off. The musical features songs such as …Baby One More Time, Everybody (Backstreet’s Back), Love Me Like You Do and… Read More

Review Round Up: The Price, Wyndham’s Theatre

Transferring from the Theatre Royal Bath, David Suchet stars in this revival of Arthur Miller’s play.  Londonist: **** “Jonathan Church’s excellent, slow-burning production retains our attention in a long play that tends towards the verbose and over-explanatory, but powerfully shows the price people pay for their key decisions in life.” Camden New Journal: “Jonathan Church’s production is superbly acted. Brendan Coyle is totally convincing as Victor, with just a sense… Read More

REVIEW: Berberian Sound Studio, Donmar Warehouse

As chilling as it is fascinating, Tom Scutt’s production is an  effective slow-burner that captures the audience’s attention as much as their imagination.   Based on the 2012 film by Peter Strickland, Berberian Sound Studio feels less like the horror film than a psychological drama that plays out beautifully well on the Donmar Warehouse’s stage. For those who like me who normally avoid anything relatively creepy,… Read More

Review Round Up: The American Clock, Old Vic Theatre

Rachel Chavkin directs this revival of Arthur Miller’s play at  the Old Vic Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: *** “The aim is to heighten the story’s timelessness and reflect the nation’s diversity: fine in theory but the effect, paradoxically, is to shift the focus away from the family. The real strength of the production lies in individual scenes that give vivid snapshots of 1930s America.” The Times: ***… Read More

Review Round Up: Edward II, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Nick Bagnall’s  production. WhatsOnStage: **** “While Bagnall’s production is generally low on frills (setting aside some charming musical accompaniments), it is a highly involving watch which gallops along at the right pace – and has been stripped back in order to reward a newcomer.” The Telegraph: *** “The performances are variable. Several odd dramatic choices (a… Read More

Interview With…Ukweli Roach

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to  Ukweli about Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic Theatre.  Huge thank you for talking to me. What can audiences expect from Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train? Audiences can expect a powerful, provocative and unexpectedly funny piece of theatre which will leave them with questions can be discussed long after the show is done. What was it about the… Read More

NEWS: Immersive Theatre Space 18 to Open with Variant 31

London’s first purpose built immersive theatre space to launch  with Variant 31. Big Dreamer Productions has unveiled Space 18 – a brand new theatrical complex that has been created specifically to house immersive and experiential theatre and will launch with the previously announced Variant 31. Located at 39-41 New Oxford Street, Space 18 will present its inaugural production Variant 31, Europe’s largest immersive gaming experience from… Read More