Review Round Up: Love Love Love, Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for Mike Bartlett’s play, running at the Lyric Hammersmith until the 4th April. The Guardian: **** “Bartlett’s dialogue is brilliant, from the whip-smart satire to its finely observed comment on youth, ageing and what remains of idealism in mid-life. The cast is uniformly brilliant, too, in bringing out both the… Read More

Review Round Up: Andy Warhol, Tate Modern

A major new retrospective looking at the artist’s work is now on display at Tate Modern. Here’s what the critics have had to say about it… The Observer: *** “Sixty Last Suppers is ultimately as affectless as Warhol so often wants to be. That it gets an entire gallery to itself exposes the flaws of this… Read More

Review Round Up: Back to the Future, Manchester Opera House

The reviews are in for the world premiere of this new musical based on the hit film. WhatsOnStage: **** “an impressive and exhilarating musical adventure, faithfully reinvigorating a classic of cinema history while leaving its own dazzling impression sure to last long into the future.” Chorley Guardian: “This is no doubt this a new fresh… Read More

Review Round Up: Shoe Lady, Royal Court Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for E.V.Crowe’s new play, playing for a strictly limited three week run at the Royal Court Theatre. WhatsOnStage: *** “ It feels as though everyone is playing it safe – you yearn for Crowe to twist the knife that one rotation further, reach a heightened state of… Read More

Review Round Up: Misbehaviour

We round up the reviews for this new comedy based on the true story of what happened at the 1970 Miss World Pageant. The Guardian: **** “Misbehaviour is not a #MeToo film as such, or only indirectly – it does not allude to the kind of abuse that has been rife in beauty pageants, and the… Read More

Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit, Duke of York’s Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the London transfer of Richard Eyre’s production of Noel Coward’s comedy. The Stage: *** “although Saunders summons some three-dimensionality, the rest of the production, while entertaining enough, has as much substance as a spectre.” London Theatre.co.uk: *** “Eyre’s production – and the wives themselves – achieve liftoff,… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 8th March

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of Pretty Woman the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre: this week saw the official opening of the London production starring Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson. The musical features a score by Bryan Adams and is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.… Read More

Review Round Up: The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhuse

We round up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical at the Southwark Playhouse. WhatsOnStage: ***** “This staging adds so much more to the musical than ordinarily, and O’Boyle’s choices enable him to mine Brown’s lyrics and come up with gold.” The Stage: ***** “O’Boyle is forensic in the way he… Read More

Review Round Up: Girl From the North Country, Belasco Theater

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Conor McPherson’s production which has transferred to Broadway following runs at the Old Vic and the West End. The New York Times: “Yet while this singular production, which opened on Thursday night at the Belasco Theater under McPherson’s luminous direction, evokes the Great Depression with uncompromising… Read More

Review Round Up: Onward

We round up the reviews for Pixar’s latest release featuring the voices of Chris Pratt and Tom Holland. The Guardian: *** “There’s a fair bit of wit and fun, and some tender moments, although the attitude towards death isn’t nearly as radically powerful as it was in the 2017 Pixar/Disney classic Coco.”   The New York… Read More