Review Round Up: Hamlet/As You Like it, Shakespeare’s Globe

The opening of the new season at the Shakespeare’s Globe pairs up Hamlet with As You Like it. Here’s what critics thought of the venture…. The Guardian: *** ” In this pairing of two plays performed by the 12-strong, gender-equal Globe ensemble there is much to enjoy: Michelle Terry’s Hamlet, Jack Laskey’s Rosalind, the energy of collective endeavour.… Read More

Review Round Up: 3Women, Trafalgar Studios

Michael Yale directs this new play exploring what it means to be a woman in the 21st century by Katy Brand. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Times: ** “It’s a feminist-lite, sitcom-ish piece in which three underwritten characters are each set up to represent the womanly voice of a generation.… Read More

Review Round Up: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ron Howard directs this latest Star Wars spin off focusing on Han Solo – but how has it been going down with critics?  The Guardian: **** ” With Howard at the controls, the movie is a fun-fuelled entertainment.” What Culture.com: “It’s unfortunate to report that Solo: A Star Wars Story suffers from being overwhelmingly dull. The… Read More

Review Round Up: Electric Light by James Bay

The singer is back with his second album – but what have critics been making of it? Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: ** “Chaos and the Calm was criticised for lacking character: it was all polite good taste. Electric Light is clearly meant to counter that charge, but amid… Read More

Review Round Up: On Chesil Beach

Saorise Ronan and Billy Howle star in this adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel. Here, Love London Love Culture round up the reviews…  The Guardian: *** “The movie is a muted elegy to emotional waste.” The Independent: **** “Director Dominic Cooke (best known for his work at the National Theatre and the Royal Court) has an… Read More

Review Round Up: Describe the Night, Hampstead Theatre

Hampstead Theatre are currently presenting a production of Rajiv Joseph’s play which explores  the blurred lines between lies, fiction and conspiracy theories. Here’s what critics have been saying…  The Independent: *** “But the intellectual daring and emotional nuance of the piece come through strongly in Lisa Spirling’s remarkably clear and undaunted production” The Times: **… Read More

Review Round Up: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys

The Arctic Monkeys are back with a brand new album. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the critics reviews… The Guardian: *** “At turns thrilling, smug, clever and oddly cold, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is only a qualified success; there’s something quietly impressive about the fact that it exists at all, at least… Read More

Review Round Up: Mood Music, Old Vic Theatre

Joe Penhall’s play about the music industry has officially opened at the Old Vic Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…  The Stage: **** “Penhall puts the musical idea of tension and resolution into his characters to create a fascinating, quietly gripping examination of creativity and everything that goes with it.” The Arts… Read More

Review Round Up: Chess, London Coliseum

Chess is officially back in London, directed by Laurence Connor and starring Alexandra Burke, Michael Ball and Cassidy Janson. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it…  Rewrite This Story: *** “Benny and Björn’s virtuosic score soars and stoops in the most stunning, moving way. The outstanding orchestra are faultless- you’d be hard pressed… Read More

Review Round Up: Nine Night, National Theatre

The National Theatre presents Natasha Gordon’s debut play, directed by Roy Alexander Weise and stars Franc Ashman, Oliver Alvin-Wilson and Michelle Greenidge among the cast. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… Gloria is gravely sick. When her time comes, the celebration begins; the traditional Jamaican Nine Night Wake. But for Gloria’s children and grandchildren, marking her death… Read More