Five Reasons to See…Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

With previews beginning next week, Love London Love Culture attended the musical’s launch to celebrate its return to London. Here’s why we think that you should pop along to the Phoenix Theatre… 1. Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton: having previously played both Roxie and Velma in the show, Henshall returns to the musical to play Mama… Read More

NEWS: Arlene Phillips Launches Major Search for Young Stars for UK premiere of A Little Princess

The choreographer and director will direct the UK premiere of  Andrew Lippa’s musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel.  A Little Princess is by Tony-nominated US composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) who will fly in to conduct the one-off semi-staged concert performance by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, with abridged narration by… Read More

NEWS: Take That Help to Launch The Band’s West End Season

Take That, co-producers of new musical The Band, joined the cast of the show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to perform on the roof of the theatre to launch the musical’s West End season.  To launch the new musical’s West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 1st December 2018 to 12 January 2019,… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Devil with the Blue Dress, The Bunker Theatre

New rehearsal images have been released for the world premiere of Kevin Armento’s Devil with the Blue Dress which will play at the Bunker Theatre from the 29th March. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening in rehearsals… January 1998: America is rocked by one of the biggest political sex scandals of all time. Slyly exhuming the… Read More

NEWS: All Star Line Up Confirmed for Orpheus the Mythical at The Other Palace

To mark their 20th birthday, the Orpheus Centre will mark the occasion with a musical extravaganza at The Other Palace from the 23rd to the 31st March.  To highlight the company’s work, alumni and current students from this disabilities charity will join forces with renowned guests and recent graduates from the Arts Educational School to present Sir Richard… Read More

PREVIEW: Kiss Me Kate, London Coliseum

Running at the London Coliseum from the 20th to the 30th June, Cole Porter’s musical features songs such as ‘Another Op’nin, Another Show’ and ‘Too Darn Hot’.  Directed by Jo Davies and presented by Opera North, Cole Porter’s musical is a celebration of the theatre and the drama on and off-stage that it produces. Set… Read More

PREVIEW: Consent, Harold Pinter Theatre

It has been announced that the National Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions will bring Nina Rayne’s play to the Harold Pinter Theatre from the 18th May.  Having first run at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre in 2017, the production was originally commissioned and co-produced by Out of Joint and will now play for a limited… Read More

Review Round Up: La Traviata, English National Opera

Daniel Kramer directs his first production for ENO after becoming the company’s Artistic Director. Here’s what critics have been making of it… The Guardian: ** “It’s up to the baritone Alan Opie, whose performance as Alfredo’s authoritarian father celebrates 50 years with ENO, to inject some true vocal class, and to fly the flag for the… Read More

REVIEW: Madhouse re:exit, Shoreditch Town Hall

Access All Areas’ ‘Madhouse re:exit’ is a really, really ambitious show. An immersive production which travels through the tunnels, cellars and caverns underneath Shoreditch Town Hall, and tackles the stigma and ignorance around learning difficulties and disability. This is, by anybody’s standards, a big show. We are led through the underground of the Town Hall,… Read More

NEWS: The Bunker Theatre Announces Summer Season

The details of the Bunker Theatre’s summer 2018 season have been released.  The theatre’s upcoming season will be a celebration of exciting work from both emerging and established companies, with one highlight being Breaking Out – a new initiative introduced by Artistic Director Joshua McTaggart –  to champion the most ambitious and innovative theatre companies who are… Read More