Review Round Up: Sweetener by Ariana Grande

The singer returns with a brand new album which includes collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott and Nicki Minaj. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: **** “Rather than allowing tragedy to linger, Grande focuses on the increased appreciation of life that followed. Her brush with mortality has aligned her creative vision… Read More

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Review Round Up: Pretty Woman, Nederlander Theatre, Broadway

This latest musical featured highly on LLLC’s six musicals that need to come to London list  – so here’s what the critics have been making of it…  Vox.com: “The result is frothy and fun, with moments of real loveliness — as long as you’re not looking for any kind of grounding in reality.” The Guardian: *… Read More

Review Round Up: Emilia, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s Emilia now playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe.  The Independent: **** “Not just the best piece in Michelle Terry’s inaugural season, this is a landmark moment in the history of Shakespeare Globe.” The Guardian: **** ” Lloyd Malcolm’s play is often hortatory in tone but, in… Read More

Review Round Up: Christopher Robin

Ewan McGregor stars as the gorwn up Christopher Robin in this latest adventure starring Pooh and friends. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: ** ” For all the expensive honey drizzled over this script, Forster’s film is just unpersuasively weird for an hour, before it tails off in the softest of focuses.”… Read More

Review Round Up: Queen by Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj is back with a brand new album – but does she win over the critics? Love London Love Culture finds out by rounding up the reviews… The Guardian: *** “when her own flow reaches equilibrium – vowels pitching and rolling in her Queens accent, but always kept in alignment – there are few… Read More

Review Round Up: Crazy Rich Asians

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Crazy Rich Asians, based on Kevin Kwan’s novel… The Guardian: **** “Crazy Rich Asians is not a perfect film, but it has the potential to open doors for more Asian-led projects. And it’s a film that, for once, allows Asian women to just slide the glass… Read More

Review Round Up: Aristocrats, Donmar Warehouse

Lyndsey Tuner directs this new production of Brian Friel’s play about a generation whose past threatens their future. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. The Guardian: *** “The play is excellently performed even if, when it comes to the production, I craved more matter and less art.” WhatsOnStage: *** “Turner directs with… Read More

Review Round Up: Home, I’m Darling, National Theatre

Tamara Harvey’s production arrives at the National Theatre following a run at the Theatre Clwyd. Here’s what the critics are making of its London run… Ham & High: **** “While Parkinson on comic form delivering dry observation about the absurdity of modern mores, Wade neatly skewers the artifice of Judy’s 50s fantasy and the kind of… Read More

Review Round Up: £¥€$ (Lies), Almeida Theatre

Ontroerend Goed has brought its immersive production to the Almeida Theatre for a limited run. Here is what critics have been making of it.  For one night only we invite you to join the super-rich. The 1%. You will call the shots. You will be the centre of the economy. You will have the power. Given… Read More

Review Round Up: The Importance of Being Earnest, Vaudeville Theatre

Michael Fentiman’s production of Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy is the final production in Classic Spring’s Oscar Wilde season. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…. WhatsOnStage: ***** “Think you know Wilde’s masterpiece? Get to the Vaudeville where Michael Fentiman’s sexy, dark-hued but fresh take on The Importance Of Being Earnest brings the Classic Spring Company’s year-long… Read More