Review Round Up: Grease, Dominion Theatre

We take a closer look at what critics have had to say so far about this new production of the classic musical. The Guardian: *** “Nikolai Foster’s production is brightly entertaining and blasts out room-filling energy in its big dance numbers by choreographer Arlene Phillips, with tight formations of sharp, rhythmic 50s motifs.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Foster’s… Read More

Review Round up: Oklahoma!, Young Vic Theatre

Discover what has been said about this revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical, now playing at the Young Vic Theatre. The Financial Times: ***** “What makes the production is that it also fizzes with vibrant comedy. Wallace’s wonderful, spirited Ado Annie is well matched by James Davis, very funny as her none-too-bright fiancé Will, and… Read More

Review Round Up: Julius Caesar, Shakespeare’s Globe

We take a look at what critics have had to say about Diane Page’s production of Shakespeare’s play. The Guardian: ** “But rather than feeling the electric danger of an angry, unruled country, the larger scenes often seem loose and scattered. It lacks a tautness. At the start of the show, a marble statue of… Read More

Review Round Up: Middle, National Theatre

We take a look at what critics have had to say about David Eldridge’s follow up to the play Beginning, which is playing at the Dorfman Theatre until the 18th June. WhatsOnStage: *** “Polly Findlay’s direction, which keeps things taut and watchful, and the fine performances hold the attention as Rick Fisher’s nuanced lighting charts… Read More

Review Round Up: Downton Abbey: A New Era

It’s time to discover what critics have made of this latest film instalment based on the hit television series. The Guardian: *** “It is of course several leagues below Fellowes’s original country-house movie – Gosford Park from 2001, directed by Robert Altman – and some plot ideas about the glamorous world of Hollywood movies have in… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Month: April 2022

Discover what has made some of our most popular reads for April 2022…. Review of To Kill a Mockingbird, Gielgud Theatre: our most popular review of the month is our thoughts on the critically acclaimed production based on Harper Lee’s classic novel, adapted by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Bartlett Sher. We describe it as… Read More

Review Round Up: Macbeth, Longacre Theatre

We take a look at what critics have been saying about Sam Gold’s production starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga. WhatsOnStage: “Gold’s Macbeth is both austere and overdesigned, teeming with half-executed conceits and uneven performances. Actors are left to sink or swim, with those who bring their own strong perspective to the stage faring better than those… Read More

Review Round Up: Jerusalem, Apollo Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up what the critics have had to say about the return of Jez Butterworth’s play to the West End. WhatsOnStage: ***** “But I worried that this revival, with Mark Rylance and Mackenzie Crook returning to their original roles as Johnny ‘Rooster’ Byron, roistering king of misrule and his timid hanger-on… Read More

Review Round Up: A Strange Loop, Lyceum Theatre

Broadway’s latest musical by Michael R Jackson is now officially open! But what have critics had to say about it? WhatsOnStage: “As Jackson’s script has been refined, Stephen Brackett’s production has also gotten sharper. Arnulfo Maldonado’s set is versatile enough to facilitate a fast-moving, liquid style of storytelling, as are Montana Levi Blanco’s costumes. Jen… Read More

Review Round Up: Prima Facie, Harold Pinter Theatre

We round up the reviews for Suzie Miller’s solo show starring Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer. WhatsOnStage: **** “Prima Facie isn’t the most subtle piece of writing, and it is possibly over-emphatic towards its close, becoming polemic rather than drama. Yet it is hard to argue with its fury when the facts that underpin its arguments are… Read More