NEWS: Best-Selling Romantic Comedies List Unveiled

The Official Charts have confirmed the top selling romantic  comedy films of all time available on DVD and Blu-ray.  10. Mr & Mrs Smith: this 2005 film starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie combines action with romance when a married couple experiencing problems in their relationship also encounter professional problems when they are assigned to killing each other. 9. The 40-Year-Old Virgin: Steve Carell stars as Andy Stitzer, who (as the title suggests)… Read More

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NEWS: Initial Casting Announced for UK Premiere of Amelie the Musical

It has been announced that the French- Canadian actress Audrey  Brisson will be playing the role of Amélie Poulian in the UK premiere of the musical based on  the Oscar nominated film.  The production, which will open at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury on the 11th April, before embarking on a UK tour, will be directed by  Michael Fentiman. Audrey Brisson is set to play the title role that was originally played by  Audrey Tautou in the 2001 film Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amélie… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The Marvelous Wonderettes

Casting for the UK premiere of this Off-Broadway musical has been confirmed.  Directed by Joseph Hodges, it has been announced the production is set to star Sophie Camble (White Christmas, Chess and 42nd Street) as Missy, Rosie Needham (Legally Blonde) as Cindy Lou, Louise Young (Mamma Mia!) as Betty Jean and Kara Taylor Alberts (The Wind in the Willows) as Suzy. Written and created by Roger… 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

NEWS: Award Winning Near & Far Launch New Cocktail Bar and Kitchen

Created by Bar 6 Group the company behind Magic Roundabout, Near & Far (Peckham Levels and Angel), and The Good Mixer, the new cocktail bar is the third instalment of the Near & Far family.  This latest bar and kitchen in the Near & Far franchise is based in Camden, offering a new venue for customers to enjoy a Californian oasis – opposite The Stables and iconic… Read More

First Impressions of…Aladdin

A new trailer for Disney’s upcoming live action remake  of Aladdin has been released. LLLC’s Emma Clarendon  shares her thoughts… As one of the many live action remakes that we can expect from Disney this year, Aladdin is definitely up there in terms of the films that I’m most looking forward to seeing this year. Filled with hints of the magic that is to be expected from the film, this new trailer… 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

NEWS: New Cast Announced for Calendar Girls UK Tour

The new cast for the UK tour of Gary Barlow and  Tim Firth’s musical has been confirmed.  The touring production based on the hit film and true story is set to star Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers and Kathy Barnes in Hollyoaks) as Annie, Sue Devaney (the soon to be seen new Russell T. Davies series Years and Years, Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker in Casualty, Debbie Webster in Coronation Street and Rosie in the musical Mamma Mia!) as Cora, Julia… Read More

Review Round Up: Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears, White Cube Bermondsey

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Tracey  Emin’s latest exhibition… Time Out: ***** “Throughout this show, Emin brilliantly takes the misery we all experience from time to time and condenses it into little atomic bombs of aesthetic urgency. It’s overwrought, over-intense, and over the top, but that’s why it’s so good.” The Guardian: **** ” Her work remains a riposte to the weird constipated… Read More

NEWS: How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical to Tour UK

It has been announced that Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical will tour the UK later this year ahead of a Christmas season at The Lowry. Featuring well known songs such as “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas”, the UK tour will open at the New Wimbledon Theatre on the 1st November before travelling to Glasgow, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Birmingham before heading to The Lowry for a… Read More