REVIEW: Dracula, The London Library

Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the London Library for the  press night of Creation Theatre’s production of Dracula.  Though it may seem like an unlikely venue for a theatrical performance, the London Library is actually the perfect setting for Creation Theatre’s latest production, Dracula. It was recently revealed that Bram Stoker used the library when writing his most famous work, following the exciting discovery of original copies of 26 books that… Read More

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REVIEW: The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier by Helen Rolfe

This cosy read is perfect reading in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.  In need of cheering up? Or need your faith in love restored? Then you will want to read Helen Rolfe’s cosy and charming The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier. Jo has moved back to Salthaven-On-Sea to help her grandparents run their cafe at the end of the pier and soon comes… Read More

REVIEW: Mandela: The Official Exhibition, 26 Leake Street Gallery

This new exhibition is a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s legacy as  much as it offers an insight into Apartheid.   There are many different labels associated with Nelson Mandela and his extraordinary life – not least a revolutionary, a political prisoner and of course a world leader. With this exhibition (the first official to be created in collaboration with The Royal House of Mandela), all of these different parts of Mandela’s life… Read More

REVIEW: Avenue Q, New Wimbledon Theatre

Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx’s musical comedy is back to delight  audiences once more.   Still going strong and proving popular with audiences, Avenue Q returns for a brand new UK tour and still has plenty of laughs curtesy of several foul-mouthed puppets. But it actually also has a new resonance in terms of confronting topics that are still high in the news – in particular racism… Read More

REVIEW: Ghost the Musical, New Victoria Theatre

Heart- wrenchingly emotional and beautifully presented, this production  captures the spirit of the film.   Romantic, thrilling and funny are three words you can associate with the 90’s beloved film starring Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore. But these three little words can also be applied to this heartfelt production, that effectively brings the story and Bruce Joel Rubin and Dave Stewart’s lavish… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 3rd February

Here’s what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture  this week… Interview with Matthew Gordon: the actor chatted to Love London Love Culture about his role in the new UK touring production based on Liz Pichon’s books. Review of West End Women at Cadogan Hall: Lambert Jackson’s latest concert production saw Celinde Schoenmaker, Rachel John and Lauren Samuels taking to the stage to perform some classic musical theatre songs. Review of Tango Fire at the Peacock Theatre: also this week saw… Read More

REVIEW: West End Women, Cadogan Hall

Lambert Jackson Productions brought together powerful female voices for this stunning concert.  Following on from their successful concert There is Nothing Like a Dame, Lambert Jackson Productions continues to be inspired by female West End performers. Their latest offering showcasing the variety of talent that can be found on the West End stage – this time in the form of Rachel John, Lauren Samuels and Celinde… Read More

REVIEW: Tango Fire, Peacock Theatre

Sexy, sassy and intricate, Tango Fire is a thrilling spectacle from start  to finish.  Returning once more to London, Tango Fire is simply sublime to witness – not only is the dancing exciting but the the overall way in which it is all presented is highly mesmerising. Having only the most basic knowledge of what an Argentine Tango actually is (courtesy of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing), Tango… Read More

REVIEW: Welcome to the UK, The Bunker Theatre

Hard-hitting, hysterical and obscure, Welcome to the UK provides a voice to the unheard in this brand new piece. Once I had stepped foot into the Bunker Theatre and was enthusiastically handed a raffle ticket before taking my seat surrounded by deflated balloons, I knew I going to be in for a wild ride. Welcome to… Read More

REVIEW: Bill Viola/ Michelangelo: Life Death Rebirth, Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy’s new exhibition is frustrating and pompous –  despite including some beautiful drawings by Michelangelo. It is really difficult to know exactly what the Royal Academy was trying to achieve with its first display featuring a huge amount video art by Bill Viola, showcased alongside some beautiful drawings by Michelangelo. This is despite its claim that it wants to show how both… Read More