REVIEW: Great Expectations, National Youth Theatre, Southwark Playhouse

This gothic interpretation of the classic story by Charles Dickens is performed with great insight by the National Youth Theatre. Deeply psychological, this National Youth Theatre production featuring an adaption by Neil Bartlett, is consistently intense and filled with utterly compelling performances from all of the cast. Great Expectations follows Pip, who is taken from… Read More

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REVIEW: Cinderella, Cadogan Hall

Warmhearted and sincere, Jonathan O’Boyle’s concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical take on Cinderella is gorgeous to watch and listen to from start to finish. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s take on the classic fairytale Cinderella was one that was unknown to me before watching Jonathan O’Boyle’s dreamy concert production and how it deserves a full… Read More

REVIEW: The Lion King, Lyceum Theatre

Having officially opened twenty years ago at the Lyceum Theatre, Julie Taymor’s production is still as beautiful and emotional as ever. Whether it is the haunting opening sequence to the ‘Circle of Life’ or the vibrantly presented version of ‘I Just Can’t Wait to be King’, it is hard to deny that The Lion King… Read More

REVIEW: The Girl Who Fell, Trafalgar Studios

Sarah Rutherford’s powerful and honest play examines grief, mental health and the influence of social media in a brilliantly sensitive way. Tackling issues such as mental health and grief through a refreshingly different way, The Girl Who Fell takes an honest look at the effect that suicide has on people from all angles – her… Read More

REVIEW: Symphonic Queen, Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra brilliantly capture the dramatic and almost operatic qualities of some of Queen’s biggest hits in this immensely enjoyable concert. With the release of Bohemian Rhapsody last year and with the news that Queen will be touring the UK once more next year, it seems the public can’t get enough of the… Read More

REVIEW: Only Fools and Horses the Musical, Theatre Royal Haymarket

This funny and surprisingly heartfelt musical based on the beloved TV series is slightly rough around the edges but is more endearing for it. It would be easy to be slightly cynical about how such a beloved British comedy such as Only Fools and Horses could be transformed successfully in to a West End musical… Read More

REVIEW: Journey to the Underworld, Funicular Productions, Pedley Street Station

Enjoy a sinfully good journey to the underworld thanks to a sumptuous menu created by Masterchef the Professionals finalist Louisa Ellis and suitably gothic fairytale story in between courses. Arriving just in time for Halloween, Funicular’s Journey to the Underworld is packed with plenty of frights, fantastic video design elements and food that is almost… Read More

REVIEW: Mites, Tristan Bates Theatre

James Mannion’s deeply disturbing but bleakly funny play is given a thoroughly gripping production at the Tristan Bates Theatre. Given today (10th October) is world Mental Health Awareness day it seems appropriate that I’m now reviewing a show that places so much heartbreaking awareness of just how much a mental health problem can cause your… Read More

REVIEW: 9 to 5 the Musical, Savoy Theatre

Based on the hit film, Dolly Parton’s musical is hilarious from start to finish. If there is a musical that celebrates more of female empowerment and doing whatever it takes to get what they want then I have yet to see it. 9 to 5 the Musical is a joyful (and still relevant) story about… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 6th October

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular news, reviews and interviews now available to read on LLLC. Review of The Watsons at the Menier Chocolate Factory: Love London Love Culture began the week with a trip to the Menier Chocolate Factory to catch Laura Wade’s refreshingly unique take on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel.… Read More