Review Round Up: Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art, British Museum

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the British Museum’s latest exhibition. The Guardian: ***** “One thing is undeniable in this exhibition of dreams. However prejudiced we may assume them to have been, westerners from the 15th to 19th centuries sincerely admired the beauty of Islamic art, architecture, crafts and lifestyles. It is… Read More

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Review Round Up: Ghost Stories, Ambassadors Theatre

We round up the reviews for Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories which is back in London in time for Halloween… British Theatre.com: **** “These tales are full of slow-building tension and sudden scares that still manage to elicit screams and nervous laughter from the audience. In the best tradition of horror, they are also infused… Read More

Review Round Up: Groan Ups, Vaudeville Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the first production in Mischief Theatre’s year-long season at the Vaudeville Theatre. WhatsOnStage: **** “by challenging themselves, pulling back (slightly) on the gags and injecting a sense of genuine pathos into their work, the creative team have really proven themselves top of the class. Four gold… Read More

Review Round Up: Slave Play, Golden Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Robert O’Hara’s production now playing in New York’s Golden Theatre. DC Metro: “There is something (well, actually, there are lots and lots and lots of things) to offend everyone in Slave Play, so if you’re in the market for a pleasant evening at the theater, you won’t… Read More

Review Round Up: The Man in the White Suit, Wyndham’s Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Sean Foley’s adaptation of the film starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon. The Daily Mail: *** “No one puts a foot wrong, yet sporadic laughter is more appreciative than festive. When a comedy has to work this hard, it’s often because it’s not working at all.… Read More

Review Round Up: Noises Off, Garrick Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the West End transfer of Jeremy Herrin’s production. www.hamhigh.co.uk: **** “It’s unashamedly slapstick, mired in crummy 80s mores, there’s no learning moment, and you won’t leave the theatre a better person.But you might just feel better about the impending end of the world.” The Times: ****… Read More

Review Round Up: Gauguin Portraits, National Gallery

We round up the reviews for the National Gallery’s new Autumn exhibition. The Guardian: *** “But just when it should soar, this exhibition puts on the brakes. Its treatment of Gauguin in Tahiti is a mess. His greatest and most controversial achievements are sidestepped in favour of all those flowers. Tahiti is presented as the… Read More

Review Round Up: Joker

We round up the reviews for Todd Phillips’s film with Joaquin Phoenix taking on the title role. Observer: **** “What he does have is an eye for a well-chosen location, an ear for a provocative line of dialogue and a finger on the pulse of very marketable, confrontational (if also “cynical”) entertainment. Add to this… Read More

Review Round Up: Ian McKellen on Stage, Harold Pinter Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ian McKellen’s show in which he reflects on his career which arrives in London following a successful UK tour. i News: ***** “Shakespeare is handled with a light touch – the audience shout a title and he usually has something personal to say about it –… Read More

Review Round Up: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Trafalgar Studios

We round up the latest reviews for this new production directed by Simon Evans. The Upcoming: **** “Much of the production’s force stems from the strong acting. Both Stephens and Skinner are funny, miserable and believable; they are particularly human, and one can hardly help sympathising with both of them given the circumstances, even when… Read More