REVIEW: Pressure, Ambassadors Theatre

This deeply fascinating true story makes for surprisingly compelling drama that reminds us that it is the ordinary people who made all the difference in the outcome of the war.  If there anything that the British love to do is talk (or complain) about the weather but combine this with a little known story from… Read More

REVIEW: Lonely Planet, Trafalgar Studios

Loving, intelligent and real – Lonely  Planet will remind you of your humanity.  Lonely Planet tells the story of Jody, and his customer turned friend, Carl in the midst of the AIDs epidemic in America. It addresses the societal struggles many gay men faced, the support (and lack there of) given by their community as… Read More

REVIEW: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Arcola Theatre

Based on the best-selling novel by Lola Shoneyin and adapted for the theatre by Rotimi Babatunde, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives bursts onto stage at the Arcola Theatre and packs a punch. This vibrant and empowering production tells the story of polygamy and sexual politics in modern day Nigeria. Baba Segi (Patrice Naiambana)… Read More

REVIEW: 84 Charing Cross Road, Richmond Theatre

It might be sweet and nostalgic, but this stage adaptation of 84 Charing Cross Road lacks momentum and purpose.  I love the idea of two people’s lives and their relationship being played out through letters – it’s warm, honest and affectionate way to get to know the characters and their stories but it is a… Read More

REVIEW: I Am of Ireland, Old Red Lion Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the Old Red Lion Theatre to see Seamus Finnegan’s I Am Of Ireland.  From the moment I Am Of Ireland begins and a rousing chorus of Ireland’s Call sounds out in the Old Red Lion Theatre, you know you’re in for a treat, a performance… Read More

REVIEW: Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios

Simon Evans build up the tension beautifully in this grippingly intense production as Emma Clarendon found when she paid a visit to the Trafalgar Studios.  It is safe to say that after watching this brilliantly gripping production of Killer Joe my nerves were effectively torn to shreds thanks to the way in which Simon Evans… Read More

Album Review: The Tomicks

The British band gives rock ‘n’ roll a new flair with their self-titled album that’s filled with catchy tunes.  Throughout this extremely upbeat and infectious sounding album, The Tomicks might want to revitalise music from the past but do so with plenty of flair to make it sound as though it is something unique and… Read More

REVIEW: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drayton Arms Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to The Drayton Arms Theatre to see this musical on how winning and losing isn’t everything in life… On paper The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee feels as though it shouldn’t work. After all, what could be entertaining about a spelling contest? This latest production… Read More

REVIEW: Shrek The Musical, New Victoria Theatre

Fun and silly entertainment for the whole family, the beloved film translates well on to the stage.  Once upon a time, this writer paid a visit to Woking to watch this delightfully funny production which captures the spirit of the original film that its based on faithfully. In fact there are moments in which the… Read More

REVIEW: Tartuffe, Theatre Royal Haymarket

While the cast put in passionate and feisty performances, it has to be said that Gerald Garutti’s dual language production feels muddled.  There is no doubting that Gerald Garutti’s production is stylish to look at but there are moments within it that makes this production feel as though it values style over substance. Moliere’s dark… Read More