REVIEW: Guys and Dolls, Royal Albert Hall

This semi-staged concert performance of Frank Loesser’s classic musical fully captures the spirit of the story and the characters that leaves you beaming from ear to ear.  If you are going to do Guys and Dolls there are two things that you have to do to ensure it is successful: one, ensure that you have… Read More

REVIEW: The Emperor and the Concubine, China National Peking Opera Company, Sadler’s Wells

This tragic love story based on an historic event in the Tang Dynasty is beautifully brought to life in this production – but due to volume levels it can be difficult to appreciate the music properly.  Thank goodness I was give an opportunity to take a sneak peak behind the scenes before watching the China… Read More

REVIEW: The Clementine Show, Live at Zedel

Mark Mander’s creation is a sharp and sassy diva who provides a hilarious evening of comedy and music.  What a fabulous diva Clementine is – sharp tongued with plenty of fabulous outfits along the way, there is no denying that Mark Mander’s creation is certainly a force to be reckoned with as this imaginative and… Read More

REVIEW: The Trench, Southwark Playhouse

Les Enfants Terribles use their own unique style to offer a refreshing outlook on World War I, but there are moments in which the style of the show doesn’t quite work with the story.  Brought to London in time to mark the centenary of World War I ending, The Trench is a WWI drama inspired… Read More

REVIEW: Lethal White by Robert Galbraith

Robert Galbraith/ J.K Rowling’s latest Strike novel is the longest and thrilling yet, filled with intricate details that we have come to expect from the author.  There is a noticeable pattern in the Strike novels so far – including Lethal White: the majority  focus closely on a element that is important in the author’s life.… Read More

REVIEW: The Humans, Hampstead Theatre

Maddie Cordes paid a visit to the Hampstead Theatre to catch a performance of  Stephen Karam’s drama.  Good theatre gets in our heads and starts conversations long after the play has been watched. This is certainly achieved with The Humans which shines a light on a sliver of “normal” family life,  bringing together three generations… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Week: Sunday 14th October

Here’s a few things that have been proving popular on LLLC this week…. 1. The Wider Earth, Natural History Museum: Love London Love Culture paid a visit after hours to the Natural History Museum to see this refreshing new take on Charles Darwin and the discoveries he made whilst on a five year voyage on the… Read More

REVIEW: The Wider Earth, Natural History Museum

This thoughtful and imaginative production encourages us all to appreciate the natural world and Charles Darwin’s innovative ideas about evolution.  From the second you step into the transformed Jerwood gallery at the Natural History Museum, the audience is automatically transported into a beautifully atmospheric auditorium. Including a background filled with stars that highlights the jagged… Read More

REVIEW: Blue Iguana

Hadi Hajaig’s heist film is very muddled in terms of its intent and story, offering nothing new in the genre.  The fact that it takes at least forty minutes for any clear plot to emerge in a film is perhaps not a great sign as it so proves with Blue Iguana. Written and directed by… Read More

REVIEW: Well – Strung, Live at Zedel

The singing string quartet effortless combine classical music with contemporary pop music that makes for fascinating entertainment.  The genres of pop and classical music are actually closer in similarity that you might think as Well Strung proved in this live performance, promoting their latest album ‘Under the Covers’ at Live Zedel. The group has cleverly… Read More