REVIEW: The Greek Escape by Karen Swan

Karen Swan’s latest book is filled with plenty of glamour and intrigue with a hint of romance to create a story which simmers with tension throughout.  For anyone looking for an easy going but intriguing story that combines tragedy, heartache and corruption in one book could do a lot worse than reading this entertaining new… Read More

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REVIEW: Spring Awakening, Stockwell Playhouse

Dean Johnson’s production of this sombre musical draws out mature performances from its cast – but you are left wondering if the story in fact makes for a good musical… (c) Eliza Wilmot. It is always a slight concern of mine seeing a bit of a detailed explanation of what a show is about in… Read More

REVIEW: Spiders, Tristan Bates Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington reviews Spiders playing at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe.  The title might suggest otherwise, but thankfully Spiders isn’t a stage version of 1980s film Arachnophobia. Although the play, performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe, does refer to the… Read More

REVIEW: Backbone, Gravity & Other Myths, Royal Festival Hall

The Australian circus troupe present a clever and slick show that highlights the strength and the importance of the backbone. I have to say I’m consistently amazed by the variety of circus shows around, the numerous approaches to showcase an amazing amount of talent in one show. Now, with Backbone  the bar has once again… Read More

REVIEW: Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

Maggie Harcourt’s latest book is the perfect young adult read for those who love the theatre or dream of working in the industry.  Giving a detailed insight into the way in which theatre works behind the scenes with a hint of young romance, Maggie Harcourt’s latest novel doesn’t fail to charm or engage the reader… Read More

REVIEW: Little Shop of Horrors, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Maria Aberg directs this lively and over-the-top production that fully embraces the madness and quirkiness of the musical.  If there is one message to take away from Little Shop of Horrors it is most definitely don’t feed the plant! A message that sadly comes too late for many of the characters in one of the… Read More

REVIEW: Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), Trafalgar Studios

This one man show is filled with angst and urgency but could be expanded further for a more in depth look at the situation the character finds himself in.  From watching Dominic Shaw’s urgent and ultimately gripping production, it is clear there are two very different sides to Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online).… Read More

REVIEW: Spiral, Park Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the Park Theatre to catch the world premiere of  Abigail Hood’s drama.  Five years ago writer and actress Abigail Hood spotted a message printed in a free London newspaper: “Dear Steven, we love you, we miss you. We hope you found what you were looking… Read More

REVIEW: Getting Over Everest, Tristan Bates Theatre

While the play offers a bit of comfort for those struggling to move forward in their life in a warmly affectionate way, Getting over Everest seems to run out of things to say towards the end.  Libby is going through a tough breakup. This leads her to do all kinds of things – including leaving… Read More

REVIEW: Bring it On, Southwark Playhouse

This lively and entertaining production showcases a whole wealth of talent from the British Theatre Academy.  Loosely based on the film starring Kirsten Dunst, Bring it On makes for a lively and bubbly musical about friendship, betrayal and competition. The story follows the fortunes of cheerleader Campbell after she is named captain of the Truman High… Read More