Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: May 2020

Here’s a guide to what proved popular on Love London Love Culture in May… Review of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert: proving popular this month is our thoughts on the digital release of Les Miserables The Staged Concert starring Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. It was recorded during the show’s concert performances at the Gielgud… Read More

REVIEW: Hairspray Live!, The Shows Must Go On

This latest offering in The Shows Must Go On series covers issues that have become part of headline news in recent days. It is such a shame that by watching Hairspray Live! based on the musical and set in 1960’s Baltimore is still so relevant in the themes it covers such as body shaming and… Read More

REVIEW: Going The Distance by Jonathan Antoine

The Britain’s Got Talent star is back with a brand new album that perfectly showcases the range of his vocals. It is hard to believe on listening to this album that Jonathan Antoine is only 25 given the strength and maturity of his voice that is given plenty of opportunity to shine. Having first been… Read More

REVIEW: Cendrillon, Royal Opera House (Online)

This 2011 production was the first time that Massenet’s opera interpretation of the story Cinderella has been performed in the Covent Garden venue. There is much to be admired about Laurent Pelly’s glorious and romantic production of Massenet’s interpretation of the classic fairytale, which features a magical and charming score. Throughout, Laurent Pelly’s production has… Read More

REVIEW: Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk, Victoria and Albert Museum (Curator’s Tour-online)

Having opened only weeks before the coronavirus pandemic, the Victoria and Albert’s exhibition exploring the history of the kimono has been transformed into an online exhibition. If you didn’t get a chance to visit the V&A’s latest exhibition before the lockdown started, then this online curator’s tour split into five episodes is a must-watch –… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 24th May

As another week goes by, here’s a few things that LLLC has been writing about this week… Interview with Alex Cubb: this week we chatted to Alex Cubb aka Scaredy Kat from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK, about his new Youtube series that is now available to watch. Review of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert:… Read More

REVIEW: Captain Wentworth’s Diary By Amanda Grange

This lovely retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion from the perspective of Captain Wentworth adds extra depth to this romantic story. Filled with warmth and affection, Amanda Grange shows a great understanding and respect for Jane Austen’s Persuasion in this charming version of the story. Filling in the gaps in the story – in particular the… Read More

REVIEW: A Streetcar Named Desire, National Theatre at Home

This 2014 Young Vic Theatre production is as heartbreaking as it is powerful to watch. With his production of this classic play by Tennessee Williams, Benedict Andrews powerfully captures all the central themes of the play including the dangers of fantasising, loneliness and mental illness. A Streetcar Named Desire follows the story of Blanche who… Read More

REVIEW: Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell

Moving effortlessly between the past and present, Maggie O’Farrell’s novel is a vivid portrait of Shakespeare’s family life. Taking some of the focus off playwright William Shakespeare and shining a light on his family life, Maggie O’Farrell’s profound novel beautifully intertwines the past with the present to offer real depth and insight into the world… Read More

REVIEW: Fallen in Love, Red Rose Chain Theatre Company

This warm and affectionate play offers a new insight into the relationship between Anne Boleyn and her brother George. Even after hundreds of years after her execution, the story of Anne Boleyn continues to fascinate historians, playwrights and the general public and there have been many different interpretations of her story. None of which have… Read More