Review Round Up: White Noise, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for Polly Findlay’s production of Suzan-Lori Parks‘ play. WhatsOnStage: **** “Polly Findlay’s taut production speeds through its almost three hours with control and concentration. There’s an awful lot to pack in and some of the plot developments – the publication of Ralph’s short story for example, and the suddenness of… Read More

Review Round Up: The Lehman Trilogy, Nederlander Theatre

The National Theatre production has transferred to Broadway – here’s what critics have had to say about it… Deadline: “The cast is assisted – though assisted is too weak a word, so better to say equaled – by a team of master stage workers at the tops of their games, from Mendes, for whom Lehman marks an… Read More

Review Round Up: The Tragedy of Macbeth, Almeida Theatre

We round up the reviews for Yael Farber’s new production now playing at the Almeida Theatre. The Stage: **** “Intense, atmospheric production featuring magnetic performances from James McArdle and Saoirse Ronan.” The Guardian: **** “The psychological terror is slow to rear and does not always lie in the usual places in Yaël Farber’s take on… Read More

Review Round Up: Romeo & Juliet, Royal Opera House

Find out what critics had to say about the Royal Ballet’s production of Romeo & Juliet with our review round up. The Guardian: “Despite Romeo and Juliet being one of the Royal Ballet’s most performed works, this production, especially opening night, feels fresh and full of new detail.” London Theatre1: ***** “The pas de deux… Read More

Review Round Up: Poussin and the Dance, National Gallery

Discover what critics had to say about the National Gallery’s latest exhibition. The Guardian: ***** “After all the joyous revelling in Rome’s grand carnality, Poussin became a grave painter of death in the landscape and a historian of the Christian creed. Maybe he just got older. Perhaps he woke up one morning in his studio… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Saturday 9th October

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on Love London Love Culture… Review of Spencer, London Film Festival: we have spent a bit of time this week covering the BFI London Film Festival and that has included attending the screening of this new Princess Diana biopic, starring Kristen Stewart. In our review,… Read More

Review Round Up: The Mirror and the Light, Gielgud Theatre

We round up the reviews for the third and final play instalment of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall Trilogy. The Guardian: *** “It’s not that the play is lacking in wit or grace. Co-written by Mantel with its star, Ben Miles, it mines some of the novel’s best scenes: when a newly wed Jane Seymour (a nicely… Read More

Review Round Up: Hamlet, Young Vic Theatre

Discover what critics had to say about Greg Hersov’s production now playing at the Young Vic Theatre. The Guardian: **** “The production makes it abundantly clear that this is a play about family grief, from Ophelia’s unravelling to Laertes’s helplessness at her death, giving us much more than the traditional focus on Hamlet’s mourning alone.… Read More

Review Round Up: The Normal Heart, National Theatre

Discover what critics have had to say about this revival of Larry Kramer’s play directed by Dominic Cooke. WhatsOnStage: ***** “The triumph of Cooke’s production is the way it respects every beat of Kramer’s political arguments and all his play’s wit and style – it is often very funny – while never letting us forget… Read More

Review Round Up: Noguchi, Barbican

We round up the reviews for the Barbican’s new exhibition celebrating the work of Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi.   The Guardian: ** “If you like hanging out in high-end lighting shops, the Barbican art gallery is the place for you right now. Paper lampshades are everywhere, from tall wavy ones on the floor to deluxe versions… Read More