REVIEW: The Last Five Years, The Other Palace (Online)

By turns joyful and heartbreaking, this virtual performance of Jason Robert Brown’s musical is a wonderful way to present it. It has to be said that sometimes theatre is at its best when it is delivered in a simple and straightforward way – which is certainly the case for this wonderful virtual performance of Jason… Read More

REVIEW: My Last Duchess by Daisy Goodwin

Daisy Goodwin’s novel sparkles with glamour, romance and secrets. Following the story of Cora Cash, a wealthy American heiress whose mother is determined to get her married into the world of the English aristocracy, My Last Duchess is a lavish and intriguing novel in which all the characters are as flawed as each other. Set… Read More

REVIEW: Blowin’ in the Wind, Chickenshed Theatre (Online)

This 2017 production ties a huge variety of civil rights history seamlessly, concentrating on specific communities that have really struggled over the years – including the present day. It is heartbreaking to think that people from a variety of communities are still having to face prejudice and racism that many of us will never experience.… Read More

REVIEW: Small Island, National Theatre at Home

Helen Edmondson’s powerful adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel is filled with compassion and understanding but just as importantly it is honest. Today (22nd June) is Windrush day, marking the day back in 1948 when the Empire Windrush landed in the UK and bringing people from the Caribbean who wanted to start a new life for… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st June 2020

Find out what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of In the Wings: Episode 1: earlier this week we caught up with the first episode of new online series In the Wings. The series celebrates new musical theatre shows which have had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Recorded… Read More

REVIEW: Peter Pan Live!, The Shows Must Go On

Having originally broadcast in 2014, Peter Pan Live! is an uplifting and enjoyable production. Confession time: I have found it difficult in the past to really enjoy or appreciate the story Peter Pan. This isn’t so much down to the story by J.M. Barrie but in the way it has been staged or filmed –… Read More

REVIEW: Declan, The Actors Centre (Online)

This new play written and performed by Alistair Hall is an intense look at isolation and the effects it has psychologically. It has to be said that I have been pondering exactly what to say about this new play from Alistair Hall, debuting online through The Actors Centre now to help support the theatre while… Read More

REVIEW: La Fille Mal Gardée, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

Marianela Nuñez and Carlos Acosta make for a beautiful partnership in this 2005 production of Frederick Ashton’s ballet. Exquisitely performed, Frederick Ashton’s La Fille Mal Gardée is a real joy to watch from start to finish as it takes the audience through the love story of Lise, the daughter of Widow Simone, and Colas, a… Read More

REVIEW: Vikings Live, British Museum

The 2014 exhibition Vikings: Life and Legend was brought to the screen, telling this fascinating story with plenty of clarity – but somehow feeling slightly flat. Filled with fascinating objects and capturing the story of the Vikings, it is certainly clear that in the creation of this exhibition, the British Museum put a lot of… Read More

REVIEW: The Madness of George III, National Theatre at Home

Alan Bennett’s play examining the life of George III is vividly brought to the stage in this 2018 production at the Nottingham Playhouse. Concentrating on the period in history where George III’s behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, leading to a battle for power and control within government and the ambitious Prince of Wales determined to become… Read More