REVIEW: Private Peaceful, Barn Theatre (Online)

Michael Morpugo’s moving story has been wonderfully adapted for the stage to make for engaging viewing no matter their age. Exploring themes such as war, fear and family, Michael Morpugo’s Private Peaceful just like War Horse captures the horror of war in a heartfelt but honest way that is very moving to watch unfold on… Read More

REVIEW: The Importance of Being Earnest, Lawrence Batley Theatre/The Dukes

This perky and playful version based on Oscar Wilde’s play is engaging to watch but can feel as though it gets too carried away in places. Reimagining The Importance of Earnest for not only contemporary audiences, but moving it to the North, Yasmeen Khan’s adaptation manages to retain the spirit of the original while adding… Read More

REVIEW: Gash Theatre Gets Ghosted (Online)

Filled with intensity and chilling atmosphere, Gash Theatre’s latest project doesn’t come across as coherent as it could do – despite the clever way in which it has been brought to life. Step into the bizarre and unknown with this latest performance piece that focuses on deconstructing gender, sexuality, and fears of men in a… Read More

REVIEW: The Giant Pacific Octopus Maritime School, Written on the Waves

This latest audio drama as part of the Written on the Waves project is an interesting concept but feels as though it needs more time to develop the story more. Taking the idea of having to adapt to a new world and transforming it into a surreal sci-fi adventure, The Giant Octopus Maritime School is… Read More

REVIEW: The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow

This charmingly romantic story brings Mary Bennet out of the shadows and into the spotlight. As a huge Pride and Prejudice fan, I have read numerous different interpretations and continuations of the story that tell it from the perspective of different characters – yet Mary Bennet is always overlooked for being the plain and serious… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 11th April

Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads this week including news and reviews… Review of the The MTA’s Something Old, Something New musical revue: showcasing the talents of recent graduates, it is no surprise that this has proved to be such a popular read this week. Every graduate poured their heart and… Read More

REVIEW: Disenchanted, Stream.Theatre

This sharply witty show highlights the problems of ‘the princess complex’ – making you see the Princesses and their stories in a very different and contemporary light. Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Hua Mulan and Pocahontas are just some of the Princesses who have a lot to say about their so called ‘happily ever after’… Read More

REVIEW: Talking Gods Festival: Persephone (Online)

This powerful retelling of how Persephone ended up in the Underworld is given a modern twist that makes for compelling viewing. As someone who loves Greek Mythology, to see them reinterpreted for a modern day audience is a really fascinating experience – as captured in Ross McGregor’s compellingly engaging first play of the new digital… Read More

REVIEW: R&H Goes Pop

These new interpretations of classic Rodgers & Hammerstein songs allows the listener to re-examine them in a clever way. Some might find that adding a different and more contemporary approach to Rodgers and Hammerstein songs might seem like a sacrilege – but actually in the right hands it can really work as certainly proven on… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 4th April 2021

Here’s a guide to some of our favourite posts of the week – including interviews and reviews. Interview with John Ellis: we chatted to the West End actor about his album KOPFKINO and having to record it during lockdown. Interview with Rob Drummond: this week saw us also talking to the playwright and performer about… Read More