Review Round Up: Albion, Almeida Theatre

This new play by Mike Bartlett is directed by Rupert Goold – marking their first collaboration since King Charles III. But what have critics been making of their latest venture?    The Guardian: **** “It all makes for a long evening, but a rich one: a modern equivalent of Shaw’s Heartbreak House.” The Telegraph: ***** “the… Read More

Review Round Up: A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre

Eve Best stars in Dominic Dromgoole’s production of Oscar Wilde’s play. But what have critics been saying about it?  An earnest young American woman, a louche English lord, and an innocent young chap join a house party of fin de siecle fools and grotesques. Nearby a woman lives, cradling a long buried secret. Wilde’s marriage of… Read More

Review Round Up: The Seagull, Lyric Hammersmith

Anton Chekhov’s play is brought to life once again in a new version by Simon Stephens directed by Sean Holmes. Here is what critics have been saying about it so far…. The Guardian: **** “The indefatigable Simon Stephens – definitely the same as Heisenberg’s author – has written an incisive 21st-century version of Chekhov. Sean Holmes, artistic director of… Read More

Review Round Up: Saint George and the Dragon, National Theatre

Lyndsey Turner directs this production of Rory Mullarkey’s new play now playing at the National Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it: A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress. Into the story walks George: wandering knight, freedom fighter, enemy of tyrants the world over. One epic battle later and a nation is born.… Read More

Review Round Up: Hair The Musical, The Vaults

Following on from a successful run at the  Hope Mill Theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s 50th anniversary production of the musical arrives in London. Here’s what critics have been saying about it… 1967 and HAIR‘s hippie-hood youngsters live as The Tribe, in the East Village of New York: yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American… Read More

Review Round Up: Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle, Wyndham’s Theatre

Anne-Marie Duff and Kenneth Cranham star in Simon Stephens’ play of love and physics. Here’s Love London Love Culture’s round up of the reviews… In this uncertain world, who can predict what brings people together? When two strangers meet by chance amidst the bustle of a crowded London train station, their lives are changed forever. The… Read More

Review Round Up: Dalí/Duchamp, Royal Academy of Arts

For this latest exhibition, the Royal Academy of Arts examines the contrasting work of two major figures in the art world and how they influenced each other. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews….  The Guardian: ***** “The show allows us to see a richer, more human Duchamp.” The Daily Mail: **** “Perhaps… Read More

Review Round Up: Origin by Dan Brown

Dan Brown brings Robert Langdon out for a brand new adventure – but are critics thrilled with the new novel? Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews here… Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the… Read More

Review Round Up: Labour of Love, Noel Coward Theatre

Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in James Graham’s latest play directed by Jeremy Herrin. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Labour MP David Lyons cares about modernisation and “electability”… his constituency agent, Jean Whittaker cares about principles and her community. Set away from the Westminster bubble in the party’s traditional northern heartlands,… Read More

Review Round Up: Aida, English National Opera

The English National Opera brings Verdi’s opera of duty, love and betrayal to the stage, directed by Phelim McDermott. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews:  The Guardian: *** “There are some musical unevennesses as well, though the evening is blessed by a remarkable central performance from the American soprano Latonia Moore in the… Read More