REVIEW: Dogfight, Southwark Playhouse

The British Theatre Academy completes their Summer season at the Southwark Playhouse with a heartfelt production of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical. Based on the 1991 film which starred River Phoenix, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical is a story of two clear halves – one that initially has no redeeming features in terms… Read More

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REVIEW: Motown the Musical, New Victoria Theatre

This ambitious musical celebrating the legacy of Motown is a fun and nostalgic way to experience the sound that made a success of Berry Gordy. Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and the Supremes, The Jackson 5 are just a few of the artists whose work is so brilliantly featured in this lively production of Motown the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 18th August 2019

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on LLLC this week… Review of Showtune at the Union Theatre: we begun this week with a trip to the Union Theatre to celebrate the music created by Jerry Herman. Featuring some of his best known hits from musicals such as La Cage Aux Folles… Read More

REVIEW: Tales of the Turntable, ZooNation Youth Company, Southbank Centre

This energetic company present a lively show about family, overcoming adversity and following your passion that leaves you with a smile on your face. The sheer confidence and joy that is expressed through this wonderful new dance piece directed and choreographed by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille is astounding. From a pulsating dance off from two rival gangs… Read More

REVIEW: Once on This Island, Southwark Playhouse

The British Theatre Academy pour their heart and soul into this vibrant production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s musical. With its carnival vibe running throughout this lively and enthusiastic production directed by Lee Proud, the British Theatre Academy have once again selected a show that perfectly captures the talent they produce. The one act… Read More

REVIEW: The Hotel Where We Met by Belinda Jones

This quirky romantic comedy story is wonderfully charming to read from start to finish. A slight departure from her previous novels, Belinda Jones adds a time travelling twist in this charming and immensely enjoyable new read that spans across several generations. Set in and around Hotel Del Coronado (best known for being the hotel used… Read More

REVIEW: Showtune, Union Theatre

This lively showcase for Jerry Herman’s music is a very satisfying tribute to his work. Celebrating the work of renowned Broadway musical composer Jerry Herman and conceived by Paul Gilger, Showtune is a warmly affectionate tribute to his contribution to musical theatre. It is presented with great energy and enthusiasm from both director and choreographer… Read More

REVIEW: Heroes by Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry breathes new life into these classic tales of Ancient Greek heroes. It is no secret that since a child I have had an ongoing fascination with Greek mythology and all the stories of the Greek heroes. Where this interest came from I have no idea but it is still a part of me… Read More

REVIEW: The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Iris Theatre, St Paul’s Church

Iris Theatre’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel is certainly an ambitious and refreshing take on the story – but can’t always make up its mind whether it wants to be taken seriously or not. This latest production in Iris Theatre’s Summer season at St Paul’s Church shows how consistently brave, bold and ambitious the… Read More

REVIEW: Saturday Night Fever, New Victoria Theatre

This musical adaptation of the classic 1970’s film has great dancing and music – but feels as though it is lacking in story in places. Filled with classic songs from The Bee Gees and playful choreography from Bill Deamer, it can not be denied that this musical adaptation of the 1977 film starring John Travolta… Read More