Review Round Up: Charles II: Art & Power, Queen’s Gallery

This latest exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery explores how the court of Charles II became the centre for the patronage of leading artists and the collecting of great works of art. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews:  The Guardian: **** ” a tremendous narration of history through objects and images.” The Times: “A lavish… Read More

Review Round Up: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Discover what critics have had to say about this new film involving the infamous game in which anything can happen…  The Guardian: *** “a big, brash, amiable entertainment with something of Indiana Jones, plus the body-swap comedy of Freaky Friday, or F Anstey’s Victorian classic Vice Versa.” NME: *** 1/2 “It might lack subtlety and lose… Read More

Review Round Up: Barnum, Menier Chocolate Factory

Gordon Greenberg directs this latest revival of the musical starring Marcus Brigstocke. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews here: Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell “humbug” to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century’s… Read More

Review Round Up: A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre

Rhys Ifans stars as Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s new adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  On a bitter Christmas Eve night a cold-hearted miser is visited by four ghosts. Transported to worlds past, present and future, Ebenezer Scrooge witnesses what a lifetime of fear and selfishness… Read More

Review Round Up: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre

Following a hugely successful run in Sheffield, the popular new musical officially opened at the Apollo Theatre this week. But what have critics made of it?  Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in. Jamie is terrified about the future. Jamie is going to be a… Read More

Review Round Up: Semiramide, Royal Opera House

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for David Alden’s new production of Rossini’s opera, playing at the Royal Opera House until the 16th December.  The Stage: *** “in the title role Joyce DiDonato melds notes and drama together in a performance of extraordinary virtuosity and expressive mastery.” The Independent: **** “That this show should… Read More

Review Round Up: Modigliani, Tate Modern

Tate Modern’s exhibition examines the life and career of Amedeo Modigliani- here’s what critics have had to say about it.  The Guardian: *** “This is a gorgeous exhibition about a slightly silly artist.” The Telegraph: **** “You leave the exhibition feeling you’ve seen the best and the worst of Modigliani, and that you can’t have the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Week: Sunday 19th November

Here’s a guide to this week’s most popular reads on Love London Love Culture… 1. Review round up for Network, now playing at the National Theatre: Bryan Cranston and Michelle Dockery stars in Lee Hall’s adaptation of Network. But what have critics had to say about it? Find out here. 2. Miss Julie, Jermyn Street Theatre: following… Read More