Review Round Up: Uncle Vanya, Hampstead Theatre

Alan Cox stars as  Vanya in Terry Johnson’s new adaptation of Chekhov’s classic play at the Hampstead Theatre. Find out what the critics made of it with Love London Love Culture’s review round up…  Financial Times: *** “although almost every isolated moment seems right, the sum of the parts slips out of kilter and feels… Read More

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Review Round Up: Hole, Royal Court Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Ellie Kendrick’s debut play.  Broadway World: *** “Despite being a spectacle, the drama is pretty simple and not as exhilarating as you would expect from such an impressive performance collective.” The Times: ** “We get the idea behind Ellie Kendrick’s… Read More

Review Round Up: A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre

Jack Thorne’s version of the classic festive story returns to the Old Vic Theatre with Stephen Tompkinson as Scrooge. Here’s what critics have made of it…  The Stage: **** “Trust Thorne to make a success of it, adding ambiguity to the ending and furnishing the show with some properly tearjerking moments. Let’s hope it returns… Read More

Review Round Up: The Old Man & The Gun

Robert Redford stars in David Lowery’s film about criminal Forrest Tucker – but what have critics made of it? Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: *** “Redford carries off this role with a stately good nature and residual charisma, but I have to admit to finding something a bit stiff and… Read More

Review Round Up: The Band, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Tim Firth’s musical which has arrived in the West End for a limited season.  WhatsOnStage: **** “Yes, The Band is a poignant watch – about ageing and loss. But it has a solution. It’s out to show there’s nothing more important in life than having a mate at… Read More

Review Round Up: True West, Vaudeville Theatre

Kit Harington and Johnny Flynn star in Matthew Dunster’s production now playing at the Vaudeville Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Telegraph: *** “If the evening needs to look more rock n roll, less like a roughed-up version of The Odd Couple, there’s still enough to savour for the initiated and… Read More

Review Round Up: La Bohème, English National Opera

The English National Opera have revived Jonathan Miller’s production of Puccini’s opera. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… The Guardian: **** “Miller’s Bohème, which is set in 1930s Paris, goes to the heart of Puccini’s masterpiece while making you think about it afresh.” The Stage: **** “Yet despite that lightness, maybe even… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 2nd December 2018

Here’s a few things that Love London Love Culture has been talking about this week…. 1. Buttons: A Cinderella Story, King’s Head Theatre: the Charles Court Opera company return to the King’s Head Theatre with a brand new retelling of Cinderella. Once again, the company take a traditional story and turn it on its head. Find… Read More

Review Round Up: Magic Mike Live, Hippodrome Casino

Channing Tatum’s stage version inspired by the hit films arrives in London. But what have critics had to say about it?  The Stage: *** “it appears this is every inch (pun entirely intended) a money-maker shaking hit.” WhatsOnStage: **** “The actual show is as tight as the performers’ pants. The pectacular cast is huge (stop… Read More

Review Round Up: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews this new interpretation of The Jungle Book directed by Andy Serkis.  IGN: “Director Andy Serkis’ Mowgli intentionally avoids any such cuddliness in favor of a less playful coming of age story set in a world full of danger, where learning to keep your guard up is a… Read More