Review Round Up: Amelie the Musical, The Other Palace

Following a successful UK tour, the new musical based on the popular film arrives in London for a limited run. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. Culture Whisper: **** “But the overwhelming feeling is one of romance. Not so much nostalgia as ever-present melancholy, taking hold of the city and giving it visceral… Read More

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Review Round Up: The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical. The Guardian: **** “A special mention should go to Paul Farnsworth’s costumes that with their ostrich-plumed headdresses and organdie frocks ideally match Wilson’s exuberant period pastiche.” WhatsOnStage: *** “It all adds up to a perfectly marvellous Christmas evening, with lashings… Read More

Review Round Up: Motherless Brooklyn

Edward Norton directs and stars in this film based on Jonathan Lethem’s novel. The Mirror: ** “Ed Norton is irritating as a Tourette’s-suffering New York cop in this over-the-top and impossible to enjoy detective-noir thriller reeking of Oscar desperation.” The Telegraph: ***** “The best film noirs aren’t merely mysteries, but excavations – long, dark digs… Read More

Review Round Up: Knives Out

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this all-star murder mystery. Den of Geek: ***** “Knives Out may not be an awards frontrunner. It doesn’t particularly tackle big topics, or take particularly shocking creative risks. Some may even find the characters and script a bit too broad. What it does offer, though, is a pacey and… Read More

Review Round Up: Wolf of Wall Street, 5 – 15 Sun Street

Discover what critics had to say about the immersive production based on Jordan Belfort’s memoirs. Londonist: ** “Wolf is extensive-to-sprawling and all the ingredients are here: it’s just that they came from Wilko rather than Wall Street. The bear-pit trading floor has six cheap flatpack desks and second hand carpet tiles, billionaire Belfort’s bedroom and… Read More

Review Round Up: Charlie’s Angels

Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska and Naomi Scott star in this new reboot of the classic 70’s television series. The Guardian: * “In theory, it could have worked: it is written and directed by Elizabeth Banks who is no slouch at comedy, and who takes an acting role herself. But, from the very first, this Charlie’s… Read More

Review Round Up: 1917

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Sam Mendes’s World War I film. Empire: **** “Despite the film’s heart, sincerity and intention, it is a string of set-pieces. What’s going to happen next? Which terrain will we visit? What sort of attack? After a strong first half it becomes less engaging — at… Read More

Review Round Up: Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for the Lyric Hammersmith’s 2019 pantomime. WhatsOnStage: **** “the west London venue has once more secured its standing as one of the fairest evenings in all the land.” The Guardian: *** “For all the progressive values, happily ever after still seems to require a proposal of marriage. But if the… Read More

Review Round Up: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for Sally Cookson’s production now playing at the Bridge Theatre. Exeunt Magazine: “It’s the delight in being able to see the effort which goes into heaving a glorious vision to its feet, the collective power of an ensemble at work. At its best, watching it is akin to tucking into… Read More

Review Round Up: Troy: Myth and Reality, British Museum

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the British Museum’s major exhibition examining the legacy surrounding Troy. BBC.co.uk: ***** “There is so much to enjoy in this show, it doesn’t matter that there is the odd dud along the way – I didn’t much like the Anthony Caro sculpture with sound effects as… Read More