Review Round Up: Typical, Soho Theatre On Demand

Having first performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Ryan Calais Cameron’s play has now been released digitally for a limited time. We round up the reviews… The Guardian: ***** “what is marked about Ryan Calais Cameron’s astounding play, written in rap-like rhyming verse and… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st February 2021

Here’s what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Preview of Georgia’s Fantastic Tavern: Where Europe Meets Asia: we have shared details for the upcoming online festival, taking place from the 25th to the 28th February. Marking the the centenary of Soviet invasion of Georgia and 30th anniversary of independence, it is a… Read More

Review Round Up: Hymn, Almeida Theatre (Online)

We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.   The Guardian: **** “Sapani and Lester inhabit this stage so fully that they bring this small story, of two men becoming friends, fully to life. It is an odd bromance, but its risks pay off.” WhatsOnStage: ***** “Given… Read More

Review Round Up: All On Her Own, MZG Theatre Productions, Stream.Theatre

We round up the reviews for this digital production of Terence Rattigan’s one-woman play starring Janie Dee. Evening Standard: *** “Alastair Knights’ production instils a spidery sense of unease throughout. Dee is terrific in it. With each jerk of her hands or crimp of her eyes, she shows the character slowly losing control. Whether this… Read More

Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit

Edward Hall directs this latest film based on Noel Coward’s play – but how did critics react to it? The Guardian: * “Despite the heavyweight cast, the film’s production values are those of a kids’ TV show that might go out on a weekday afternoon.” The Financial Times: * “Hall recycles the set-up as pure… Read More

Review Round Up: The Comeback, Noel Coward Theatre

While performances have been postponed due to London moving to Tier 3 restrictions, we round up the reviews for the debut play from The Pin’s award-winning Ben Ashenden and Alex Owen. WhatsOnStage: **** “For all its smartness, it has at its centre a sweetness and an innocent enjoyment of comedy for comedy’s own sake that feels the perfect… Read More

Review Round Up: Wonder Woman 1984

We round up the reviews for this sequel focusing on Wonder Woman, which is out now in cinemas. The Guardian: *** “This is an epically long and epically brash film from director and co-writer Patty Jenkins, but Gadot has a queenly self-possession and she imposes her authority on it.” Empire: **** “As with the last… Read More

Review Round Up: A Christmas Carol, Dominion Theatre

We round up the reviews from last night’s press performance of this musical at the Dominion Theatre. WhatsOnStage: *** “It’s fun rather than frightening, jolly rather than admonitory. With the London Musical Theatre Orchestra joyfully conducted by Freddie Tapner taking up most of the stage, director Shaun Kerrison concentrates on keeping the movement fluid and… Read More

Review Round Up: Bags: Inside Out, Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum’s new exhibition aims to capture our fascination with the accessory. Here’s what the critics have had to say about it… The Observer: ***** “In the past, I have sometimes criticised the V&A for the way its blockbuster fashion shows have a tendency to make visitors feel as if they’re in… Read More

Review Round Up: Cinderella: The Socially Distanced Ball, Turbine Theatre

The Turbine Theatre’s first pantomime has now officially opened. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…. WhatsOnStage: **** “The script, by Jodie Prenger and Neil Hurst, strikes the right balance between sauce and sentiment, and the laughs keep coming throughout, even if some of the one-liners are older than the President-Elect. And director… Read More