Opinion: Marking Three Years of Love London Love Culture

Editor Emma Clarendon reflects on three years since she started Love London Love Culture and to celebrate highlights some of her favourite moments in that time…  1. Screening of Zootropolis: this was a fantastic opportunity to get a chance to see Disney’s highly anticipated release that was heartwarming to watch and the first big opportunity that… Read More

REVIEW: The Merchant of Venice, Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare, Leicester Square Theatre

Actors being completely inebriated is probably not what you expect when you go to see a Shakespeare play. However, Sh*tfaced Shakespeare’s production of the Merchant of Venice is entirely just that. With an atmosphere that begins almost like a stand up comedy show, this production is hysterical from start to finish, as you watch an… Read More

REVIEW: Rasheeda Speaking, Trafalgar Studios

Joel Drake Johnson’s sharply written play examines closely the relationship between black and white people – giving the audience cause to think about their own attitudes… Making its UK premiere at the trafalgar Studios, Joel Drake Johnson’s play couldn’t be more timely given the fact that attitudes towards race while slowly changing is still a… Read More

REVIEW: The Gulf, Tristan Bates Theatre

Despite the strong performances and production itself, The Gulf as a play meanders with no real sense of purpose or direction.  Making its European premiere, Audrey Cefaly’s The Gulf is unfortunately an extremely frustrating watch with little for the audience to react to as two women confront the gulf in their relationship, with conversations becoming… Read More

REVIEW: Much Ado About Nothing, Rose Theatre

This fun if barmy production takes a while to settle down but when it does allows the audience to have a great time.  Who knew the Mafia could provide such a great context for Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing? Thanks to Simon Dormandy’s hilariously chaotic production, the play does manage to take on new meaning… Read More

REVIEW: Tina the Musical, Aldwych Theatre

Much more than a tribute to the singer – the musical is a celebration of how her grit and determination turned adversity into triumph, doing so with plenty of powerful performances.  It is a difficult thing to do to create a musical based on a beloved real life person and transform it into a brand… Read More

REVIEW: Quiz, Noel Coward Theatre

James Graham’s engaging play is transformed into a highly entertaining production by Daniel Evans, placing the ideas of entertainment and justice under the spotlight.  How competitive are you? How far would you go to be the best or in this case the winner of a hugely successful television quiz show? These are just two of… Read More