NEWS: Waitress Announces Pie Partnership with Theatre Cafe

It has been announced that the London production of the hit Broadway production will partner with The Theatre Café which will make and bake fresh pies each night at the show. It has been confirmed that audience members will be able to purchase Waitress pie jars in apple crumble, chocolate salted caramel or banoffee at the Adelphi Theatre when the show begins preview performances on the 8th February. The Waitress pie jars were originally created by Cute… Read More

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NEWS: Joe McFadden to Star in UK Tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

It has been confirmed that the actor and Strictly Come Dancing winner will star in the brand new production later this year.  Touring the UK from September this year, Paul Kerryson will direct this brand new production of the musical which will preview in Dartford from the 5th September 2019. Producers Mark Goucher and Jason Donovan have confirmed that Joe McFadden will be starring in the production when the UK tour begins. McFadden’s theatre credits include:… Read More

REVIEW: Violet, Charing Cross Theatre

Shuntaro Fujita’s production features a strong cast, but the story feels non-existent.  When you look at yourself in the mirror – do you truly see yourself or do you simply see a version of yourself that you don’t like? This is something that is very much at the centre of this thought-provoking but slight musical that boasts a great cast but lacks strength in its plot… Read More

NEWS: Dates Confirmed for Revival of Mary Poppins

The musical is set to return to London to play at the Prince Edward  Theatre later this year.  This revival of the popular musical is set to star Charlie Stemp as Bert and Zizi Strallen will play the the title role when it arrives at the Prince Edward Theatre from the 23rd October, with official opening night taking place on the 13th November. It is initially booking in the West End… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 20th January

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London  Love Culture this week…  The Marvelous Wonderettes is heading to London: the Off-Broadway musical is set to make its European and UK premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this spring. Review of The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre: this week saw LLLC paying a visit to the Arcola Theatre to catch Jack Gamble’s production which is “striking and powerful” in every possible way. Review of Anomaly at the Old Red Lion Theatre: still proving of immense interest to… Read More

NEWS: Disney’s The Lion King Announces Second UK Tour

The musical will embark on a brand new UK to celebrate twenty years on the London stage.  The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland has confirmed that the award-winning musical will embark on its second UK and Ireland tour, opening in Bristol in September before moving to Edinburgh in December. Tickets for the Bristol run will go on sale in February 2019 and for the Edinburgh run in March 2019. Patrons can… Read More

NEWS: European Premiere Announced for The Marvelous Wonderettes

The Off-Broadway musical comedy will debut at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. The musical, written and created by Roger Bean will make its UK and European debut from the 9th April at Upstairs at the Gatehouse. The Marvelous Wonderettes uses pop songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s such as “Stupid Cupid”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, “I Only Wanna be with You”, “Secret Love”, “Lipstick on… Read More

Review Round Up: Aspects of Love, Southwark Playhouse

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production which has transferred to London from Manchester.   The Upcoming: *** “Jonathan O’Boyle’s revival is bold and intimate, with inspiring use of props, dance and lighting.” WhatsOnStage:**** “A glamorous, captivating European antidote to a miserable London winter and with a sensational central performance, this is one to see.” The Stage: *** “O’Boyle’s stripped down… Read More

NEWS: Tyrone Huntley to Direct Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Southwark Playhouse

Tyrone Huntley will make his directorial debut presenting a new  production of the musical which will play at the Southwark Playhouse  later this year.  It has been announced that a brand new production of Ain’ Misbehavin’ will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 19th April, following its premiere at the  Mercury Theatre Colchester from the 15th March. Celebrating the legendary jazz musician Fats Waller and his energetic, exuberant and effervescent music, Ain’t Misbehavin’ steps back into the… Read More

PREVIEW: Gershwin Reimagined, Royal Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall will present an evening filled with classic  Gershwin songs performed by Shaun Escoffery and Laura Mvula.  Taking place on the 10th February, this one off concert will see Olivier Award-nominated Shaun Escoffery (currently playing Mufasa in West End musical The Lion King), Mercury award-nominated Laura Mvula and the Philharmonia Orchestra performing a number of Gershwin classics. Songs such as ‘Embraceable You’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ have been arranged by… Read More