Review Round Up: The Inheritance, Noel Coward Theatre

Stephen Daldry’s production opens at the Noel Coward Theatre, following a successful run at the Young Vic earlier this year. Here’s what critics have said about it…  WhatsOnStage: ***** “It’s as beautiful as it is harrowing, as searingly sad as it is rambunctiously funny, as intellectually rigorous as it is joyously accessible, and as thrillingly… Read More

Review Round Up: Mayerling, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s dark ballet, now playing at the Royal Opera House.  The Guardian: *** “If the lack of chemistry between the two leads was disappointing, the production as a whole is splendid. Nicholas Georgiadis’s brooding designs perfectly convey the claustrophobia and stifling protocol of… Read More

Review Round Up: Porgy and Bess, English National Opera

Gershwin’s opera is being staged at the ENO in a production directed by James Robertson and conducted by John Wilson. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: **** “James Robinson’s staging is timeless, in the sense that it could have been created at any point in the last 40-odd years, give or… Read More

Review Round Up: Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse

Josie Rourke directs this new production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure now playing at the Donmar Warehouse. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  WhatsOnStage: **** “What Rourke’s production becomes is a brisk, uncompromising meditation on the nature of power and law, and how gender is intertwined with them.” The Guardian: *** “While… Read More

Review Round Up: The Height of the Storm, Wyndham’s Theatre

Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins star in Christopher Hampton’s adaptation of Florian Zeller’s play at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: **** “What I can say for certain is that Zeller’s play penetrates the memory long after one has left the theatre.” WhatsOnStage: *** “What no one could… Read More

Review Round Up: Mythic, Charing Cross Theatre

This new pop/rock musical by Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor has officially opened at the Charing Cross Theatre. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Musical Manda: *** “Mythic may not be a show you’ll leave singing along to and there are some less than great songs but overall the show feels fresh and… Read More

Review Round Up: Twelfth Night, Young Vic Theatre

This musical adaptation of Twelfth Night features music and lyrics by Shaina Taub and is directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews….  The Guardian: *** ” The songs also give scope to the strong community chorus who execute Lizzi Gee’s choreography with absolute precision: they include, in a… Read More

Review Round Up: Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks

Sebastian Faulks deals with questions of empire, grievance and identity in his latest novel set in the city of light. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews here:  The Guardian: “This is a puzzling novel, not entirely successful in its voices and devices, but brimming with Faulks’s deep affection for Paris. His outsider’s interest in… Read More

Review Round Up: A Star is Born

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper star in this updated version of the tragic love story. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it… The Guardian: ***** “Cooper is arguably prettier than Lady Gaga, but she is the one who commands your attention: that sharp, quizzical, leonine, mesmeric face – an uningratiating face, very different from… Read More

Review Round Up: Elmgreen & Dragset: This is How We Bite Our Tongue, Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery celebrates the work of Michael Elmgreen  and Ingar Dragset, who have worked together since 1995 in this brand new exhibition. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. Time Out: **** “The first two galleries of this show are brilliant, the final one – with all of its white sculptures – is a bit… Read More