REVIEW: Peter Pan, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

This enchanting production is filled with enough magic and creativity to make the adults in the audience fully embrace the child within.  I have to begin this review with a confession: I have never really taken to the story of Peter Pan – it has always felt an overly sweet story that has never resonated… Read More

REVIEW: The Gronholm Method, Menier Chocolate Factory

Intriguing and sharp, Jordi Galceran’s play asks just how far you would go to get the job that you want and at what cost with mesmerising effect.  What has been your most difficult job interview ever? Well whatever happened can’t have been any worse than what occurs in this intriguing psychological play that pits four… Read More

REVIEW: Valley of Thorns by The Kut

The all-female band have released their debut album, following on from featuring as one of Kerrang! Magazine’s Breakthrough Acts of the Year in 2017. Love London Love Culture took a listen… Formed of Diana Bartmann (drums) and Stella Vie (bass) and Princess Maha, The Kut has plenty of passion and a raw energy about them as demonstrated on their debut album.… Read More

REVIEW: The Little Vampire

Based on the children’s book by Angela Sommer-Bodenburg and the 2000 live action film, this animated version has its own charm but lacks in solid character development.  There is no denying that this film will not probably change the world for the better – but it is still pleasantly entertaining nevertheless with its gentle humour as… Read More

REVIEW: Yvette, The Albany

Hard-hitting, powerful and genuine: Yvette will both hurt and heal you.  Urielle Klein-Mekongo delivers her powerful one woman play, Yvette, with a huge amount of confidence and strength. Discussing the difficult topics of rape, sexual awakening, race and family – it would be easy to expect Yvette to be a darky depressing play throughout, but this… Read More

REVIEW: Red, Wyndham’s Theatre

Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina both shine in this revival of John Logan’s play, now playing at the Wyndham’s Theatre.  Last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, John Logan’s play about the artist Mark Rothko offers a real insight into the artist’s character as well as his approach towards art. In his… Read More

REVIEW: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

The classic musical is sharp and sassy as ever but a few of the characterisations could be better defined.  Chicago is a musical that seems to have it all: a strong and catchy soundtrack, sharp and sassy characters, choreography that is as sexy as ever and with an interesting backstory on which it is based.… Read More

REVIEW: H.R Haitch, Union Theatre

Perfectly timed to coincide with the upcoming royal wedding, this musical comedy is packed full of laughs but seems to run out of steam towards the end.  For anyone looking for a royal knees up ahead of the royal wedding could do worse than to pay a visit to the Union Theatre for this amusing… Read More

REVIEW: Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die by Amber Massie-Blomfield

Amber Massie-Blomfield’s book explores the history of theatres from across the UK, affectionately written but also deeply researched.  “It is more than actor’s shrine: it is a symbol for everyone. It is a symbol of our need to communicate.” Sir Ian McKellen may have been talking about the campaign to save the Rose Playhouse from… Read More

REVIEW: Fashioned from Nature, Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum explores the relationship between fashion and nature in an engaging exhibition that will leave you with a new perspective of the clothes that you wear.  Fashioned from Nature is certainly one of the most thought-provoking and intricately researched exhibitions that the Victoria and Albert Museum has put on in recent… Read More