Review Round Up: Luzia, Cirque Du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the European premiere of Luzia at the Royal Albert Hall. British Theatre.com: ***** “Musically, Luzia’s terrific ensemble and Chanteuse Majo Cornejo bought gorgeous Mexican flavour to this piece, and the inclusion of a magical water curtain gave Luzia a whole new dimension visually and comically as… Read More

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Review Round Up: My Name is Lucy Barton, Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

We round up the reviews for the stage adaptation based on Elizabeth Strout’s novel, which played at the Bridge Theatre in London in 2018. Variety: “Mother and daughter relationships are always complicated, to say the least. But they don’t necessarily have to be vicious and destructive, either. That’s not Strout’s style, and it’s not what… Read More

Review Round Up: Rags the Musical, Park Theatre

We round up the reviews for Bronagh Lagan’s production which transfers to the Park Theatre following a run at the Hope Mill theatre last year. The Stage: *** “Though the frustratingly pat first act feels messy and cliché-heavy, the many threads come together nicely: first, as a panoramic view of Jewish immigrant experiences – the… Read More

Review Round Up: La Boheme, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Opera House’s revival of Richard Jones’s production of La Boheme. The Stage: **** “conductor Emmanuel Villaume ensures that Puccini’s flawlessly crafted score involves the audience from the first bar to the last.” The Guardian: *** “In the pit, Emmanuel Villaume is in many ways the star… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 12th January

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on LLLC this week…. Interview with Alice Krige: we chatted to the actress about starring in Persona, the first production to reopen the Riverside Studios, playing from the 21st January. Interview with Ron Elisha: the playwright spoke to Emma Clarendon about the world premiere production… Read More

Review Round Up: Magic Goes Wrong, Vaudeville Theatre

We round up the reviews for the second production in Mischief Theatre’s year long season at the Vaudeville Theatre. London Theatre.co.uk: **** “The show is unashamedly silly but also affectionately celebratory of a kind of variety theatre that may have long vanished – but makes a welcome return here.” The Guardian: *** “Adam Meggido’s direction the… Read More

Review Round Up: The Tyler Sisters, Hampstead Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the new play by Alexandra Woods. i News: **** “All three actors bounce off each other beautifully, but Griffin stands out, equally convincing as bratty teenager and witty-yet-vulnerable mum.” Time Out: *** “Also extremely impressive is how the actors all age their characters, year by year… Read More

Review Round Up: The Gentlemen

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Guy Ritchie’s latest film starring Matthew McConaughey and Hugh Grant. The Guardian: *** “Ritchie has made an entertaining return to his mockney roots.” The Independent: * “What’s missing is any of the genuine grittiness that made Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels worth paying attention to in the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 22nd December 2019

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of The Snow Queen at the Rose Theatre: still proving to be a popular read this week, is our review of the Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2019 festive production based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale. Details of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s… Read More

Review Round Up: Little Women

Greta Gerwig directs this new adaptation of the classic story – but what have the critics had to say about it? Irish Times: *** “It’s a ravishing spectacle. The trouble is that the unremitting gorgeousness robs the material of all its grit, of its satire, of the sense of precariousness that one experiences on the… Read More