Review Round up: Hansard, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews Simon Godwin’s production starring Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings. The Guardian: *** “while Woods’s play is funny, pleasantly short (90 minutes) and ultimately moving, it also has the structural flaws of the debut dramatist.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Woods writes with clarity and ease; as a former actor, he gives actors… Read More

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Review Round Up: The Light in the Piazza, Royal Festival Hall

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the UK premiere of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas’s musical. Time Out: ** “Still, these lyrical passages aren’t matched by this production’s clumsy staging: the substantial plaster bum of a Roman statue looms over a dated-feeling curve of Florentine scenery, which feels strangely cramped in Southbank… Read More

NEWS: Alex Jennings Joins the Cast of The Light in the Piazza

The actor joins the previously announced soprano Renée Fleming and star of Disney’s The Descendants Dove Cameron in the production playing at the Royal Festival Hall from June. It has been announced that the three time  Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen, Bridget Jones:… Read More

DVD Review: The Lady in the Van

This big screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s memoir of his friendship with Miss Shepherd is surprisingly heartwarming and funny to watch.  Playing Miss Shepherd is a role that is very much a departure from the grandeur of Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey – but Maggie Smith rises to the challenge perfectly. The Lady in the… Read More