Review Round Up: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ian McEwan’s latest novel. The Observer: “Machines Like Me manages to combine the dark acidity of McEwan’s great early stories with the crowd-pleasing readability of his more recent work. A novel this smart oughtn’t to be such fun, but it is.” www.independent.ie: “Machines Like Me is… Read More

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Review Round Up: Sweet Charity, Donmar Warehouse

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Josie Rourke’s final production at the Donmar Warehouse. The Telegraph: **** “A bit like the country at large right now, director Josie Rourke is in a welcome holiday humour.” The FT: **** “Anne-Marie Duff, irresistible as Charity, manages that very difficult task of making niceness work.”… Read More

Review Round Up: Faust, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for David McVicar’s production. Culture Whisper: **** “Dan Ettinger conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House made chinks in the wall of sound for lovely solo work, and the Royal Opera Chorus gives its best in the big, big numbers.” The Guardian: **** “McVicar’s staging, transposing… Read More

Review Round Up: A German Life, Bridge Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jonathan Kent’s production starring Maggie Smith. The Telegraph: ***** “A compelling history lesson. An acting master-class like no other. Dame Maggie Smith is back on the London stage for the first time in 12 years and – at the age of 84 – commands attention for… Read More

Review Round Up: Mary Quant, Victoria and Albert Museum

The V&A’s latest fashion exhibition explores how the designer transformed the British high street. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. The Independent: **** “Seeing such a vast array of Quant’s clothes in one space really highlights the impact of her zeitgeist-defining clothes. Beyond the miniskirt, she was a designer breaking boundaries for the… Read More

Review Round Up: Edvard Munch: Love and Angst, British Museum

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the British Museum’s major exhibition of the artist’s prints. Londonist: **** “Unsurprisingly given his tumultuous life, Munch’s works are raw, lonely, sad and often disturbing — but that’s what makes them so evocative and gives them a magnetic hold over us.” The Guardian: ***** “Munch’s art… Read More

Review Round Up: Gingerbread by Helen Oyeyemi

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Helen Oyeyemi’s latest novel inspired by fairytales and tradition. The Guardian: “There is no boundary, in Oyeyemi’s work, between the magical and the real: and no such boundary exists in the human imagination. When blending the two there is always the risk of whimsy, and Gingerbread falls… Read More

Review Round Up: Scary Bikers, Trafalgar Studios

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for John Godber’s comedy about life and bike riding. The Times: **** “This is the best play I’ve seen, by far, on Brexit and why people voted Leave — give yourself a treat and go and see it.” Broadway World: ***** “Of course, acting is much easier… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 7th April

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Interview with Kalungi Ssebandeke: still proving popular on LLLC is our interview with the actor talking about his current role in Blood Knot playing at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond. Review of The Comedy About a Bank Robbery,… Read More

Review Round Up: Top Girls, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Caryl Churchill’s play. The Guardian: *** “It’s still a wonderful piece but at times it seems as if we’re watching three separate plays.” The Stage: *** “No other playwright has so vividly dramatised the core feminist principle that the personal is political.… Read More