Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th March 2019

Here’s a few favourite reads on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of The Project at the White Bear Theatre: Love London Love Culture’s Emily Schofield paid a visit to the White Bear Theatre to catch Ian Buckley’s play which she described as “an interesting show which hit me massively and carries an important… Read More

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Review Round Up: Still on My Mind by Dido

The singer is back with her first new album in five years which includes the songs ‘Hurricanes’ and ‘Take You Home’. Pitchfork: “Dido’s fifth album, Still on My Mind, guides her even more into the path of serenity and easy listening electronics, with odes to marriage and motherhood that bask in their comforts.” The Observer: **… Read More

NEWS: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe to Headline Finale of Hampton Court Palace Festival

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have confirmed the duo will headline the final night of Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. Musical theatre star Michael Ball and world-renowned tenor Alfie Boe will return to Hampton Court Palace to perform as part of the palace’s festival on the 22nd June. Tickets will go on sale at 10am… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Ticket Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th March

Here’s a guide to some of the shows that LLLC thinks you should book for this week… Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre: newly announced this week, the second production in Mischief Theatre’s year long residency at the Vaudeville Theatre is a brand new ‘Goes Wrong’ comedy – co-created with the help of magicians Penn and… Read More

REVIEW: Behind the Curtain: Broadway Composers & Lyricists Sing Their Songs

Combining the music from classic and contemporary musicals, this compilation album is fascinating and insightful. Ever wondered how the song ‘For Good’ from Wicked came about? Or why the positioning of ‘It’s a Hard Knock Life’ was changed in the musical Annie? Then you will need to take a listen to this fascinating and insightful… Read More

Review Round Up: The Merry Widow, English National Opera

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Max Webster’s production of Lehár’s operetta. The Stage: ** “But it’s essentially due to a new book and lyrics that depart so liberally from the original as to neuter its tensions. Instead, the level of humour aimed at includes the visual joke of an elderly man… 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

Review Round Up: Così Fan Tutte, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Opera House’s production of Così Fan Tutte. The Stage: *** “Making his Royal Opera debut is conductor Stefano Montanari, who leaves a mixed impression. There’s some showing off in his undeniably witty fortepiano continuo contributions, and he’s often too fast for the singers, occasionally… Read More

REVIEW: The Pirates of Penzance, Wilton’s Music Hall

Uplifting, hilarious and witty – The Pirates of Penzance is a truly wonderful night out! I have long been a fan of W.S.Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, so when I initially discovered that an all male production existed I had a lot of questions; Were the female roles being rewritten? Was the show… Read More