NEWS: Summer and Smoke to Transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre

Following an acclaimed run at the Almeida Theatre, it has been announced that Rebecca Frecknall’s production of Summer and Smoke will transfer to the Duke of York’s Theatre from the 10th November.  Trapped between desire and a life of obligation, Alma meets John and her world turns upside down. This intoxicating classic about love, loneliness and self-destruction… Read More

Five Minutes With… Daryl McCormack

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to Daryl McCormack about his upcoming role in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, playing at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 23rd June.  Hi Daryl , thanks so much for talking to Love London Love Culture. Could you explain what The Lieutenant of Inishmore is all about? The lieutenant of Inishmore… Read More

REVIEW: 84 Charing Cross Road, Richmond Theatre

It might be sweet and nostalgic, but this stage adaptation of 84 Charing Cross Road lacks momentum and purpose.  I love the idea of two people’s lives and their relationship being played out through letters – it’s warm, honest and affectionate way to get to know the characters and their stories but it is a… Read More

Review Round Up: Julie, National Theatre

Carrie Cracknell directs Polly Stenham’s contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic play. But what have critics been making of it?  The Guardian: ** “These actors do sterling work but in Stenham’s version I never felt that the tragic outcome was dictated by an inexorable dramatic force.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Even so, it’s too polished, too glossy for… Read More

PREVIEW: The Festival of Spanish Theatre, John Lyon’s Theatre

The sixth edition of this celebration of Spanish Theatre launches today (11th June) and runs until the 24th June.  Bringing a variety of Spanish theatre to London presented by some of the very best theatre companies, The Festival of Spanish Theatre will mark the debut  for all participating productions. As well as the two-week programme of plays, FeSTeLõn has also… Read More

NEWS: Final Casting Announced for West End Premiere of Broken Wings

Full casting has been confirmed for the upcoming West End premiere of new musical Broken Wings, playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 1st to the 4th August.  The new musical, which is an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran’s 1912 novel, features book music & lyrics by West End… Read More

Review Round Up: My Name is Lucy Barton, Bridge Theatre

Based on Elizabeth Strout’s short novel, My Name is Lucy sees Laura Linney making her London debut in this production. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.  The Guardian: **** “Linney, as a performer, has mastered the art of public solitude and gives you the uncanny feeling that you are listening not to an invented… Read More

NEWS: Victoria and Albert Museum Announces Mary Quant Exhibition for 2019

The V&A Museum have announced it has been granted access to Dame Mary Quant’s Archive to curate the first  major exhibition on the fashion designer in nearly 50 years.  Set to be on display from April 2019, the exhibition will concentrate on the period between 1955 and 1975 as the fashion designer transformed the high street with… Read More

NEWS: Seussical The Musical to Play at the Southwark Playhouse

It has been announced that Immersion Theatre will present Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens musical based on the works of Dr .Seuss at the Southwark Playhouse from the 22nd November.  Join the mischievous Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, and a host of other much-loved characters on a magical, madcap adventure from the… Read More

Five Reasons to See..Young Frankenstein

Booking at the Garrick Theatre until the 25th August, there are plenty of reasons why you should see Young Frankenstein. Here’s Love London Love Culture’s reasons…  1. Mel Brooks’ has a great sense of humour that translates well to the stage from the original film – without making it seem dated. Yes there are plenty of… Read More