REVIEW: Love and Other Acts of Violence, Donmar Warehouse

This fascinatingly powerful new play from Cordelia Lynn examines the vicious cycle of politics, history and discrimination through the eyes of one couple. One of the things that I love the most about theatre and those who write plays for the stage is the way in which it can bring not only stories to life… Read More

REVIEW: The Theatre Channel: Episode 8: Stephen Schwartz

This special celebrating the work of composer Stephen Schwartz is filled with treats and insights. First things first: it is delightful to have theatres reopening and audiences are able to experience new as well as familiar work in person once again – but equally it is happy news that the Theatre Channel is continuing to… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Saturday 9th October

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on Love London Love Culture… Review of Spencer, London Film Festival: we have spent a bit of time this week covering the BFI London Film Festival and that has included attending the screening of this new Princess Diana biopic, starring Kristen Stewart. In our review,… Read More

REVIEW: Last Night in Soho, BFI London Film Festival

Edgar Wright’s new film is gripping, thrilling and will linger long in the mind after it’s over. Stylish, bold and utterly unnerving, this latest film from director Edgar Wright is consistently intriguing to watch unfold – as the audience is taken on a dark journey that explores what happens when dreams and ambitions go unfulfilled.… Read More

REVIEW: Spencer, BFI London Film Festival

Director Pablo Larraín has once again created a stylish film that explores a famous female personality being weighed down by her sense of duty and having all aspects of her life being controlled. Following on from his acclaimed film Jackie, which looked at the life of Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband’s assasination,… Read More

REVIEW: The Play That Goes Wrong, New Victoria Theatre

Mischief is bringing the laughs to audiences around the country in this new UK tour of the brilliant and cleverly staged production. The Play That Goes Wrong is a rare show in which it is completely delightful to see a production going hopelessly and utterly wrong. Whether it is a troublesome door, the cast being… Read More

REVIEW: Going the Distance (Digital)

This gentle comedy examining the way theatres have had to fight for their survival during the pandemic is wonderfully heartwarming. Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett and Yasmeen Khan, Going the Distance is an affectionate and gentle comedy that highlights the struggles that theatres faced in the wake of lockdown (and in the case of so many… Read More

REVIEW: Love For Sale by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

This second collaborative album from the duo features a well selected collection of Cole Porter songs. Following on from their 2014 album Cheek to Cheek, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga have collaborated once more for a classy but fun new album celebrating the work of Cole Porter that captures why they work well together as… Read More

REVIEW: Victoria: A Royal Childhood, Kensington Palace

This detailed and well thought out exhibition gives wonderful insight into Queen Victoria’s childhood at Kensington Palace. From the second you step into the rooms in which this exhibition is displayed, you are automatically transported into the world that Queen Victoria had known as a child living at Kensington Palace. The rooms have been created… Read More

REVIEW: Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall

This atmospheric and engaging production is thrilling to witness from start to finish. It is that age old dilemma: how do you talk or write about something without giving away any major details for something that is best to going into expecting the unexpected? Well this is the problem that I’m facing with this brilliantly… Read More