Review Round Up: Little Miss Sunshine, Arcola Theatre

This musical adaptation of the 2006 film is playing at the Arcola Theatre before embarking on a UK tour. WhatsOnStage: ** “It’s ironic that the production ends up mimicking the film – a faulty yet nostalgia-laden vehicle, pushed along through sheer determination by a stoic group trying its best.” The Stage: ** “It’s a shame,… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 20th January

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London  Love Culture this week…  The Marvelous Wonderettes is heading to London: the Off-Broadway musical is set to make its European and UK premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this spring. Review of The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre: this week saw LLLC paying a visit to the Arcola Theatre to catch Jack Gamble’s production which is “striking and powerful” in every possible way. Review of Anomaly at the Old Red Lion Theatre: still proving of immense interest to… Read More

Five Minutes With… Munashe Chirisa

The actor chatted to Emma Clarendon about his role in Stop and Search at the Arcola Theatre.  Hi Munashe thanks so much for talking to me. What can we expect from Stop and Search? Expect to find that it’s not entirely about people getting stopped and searched in a literal manner, but more about “inter-policing” by different members of society. Was there anything in particular about the story that caught your… Read More

REVIEW: The Daughter-In-Law, Arcola Theatre

Jack Gamble’s razor sharp production highlights one family’s inner  tensions brilliantly.  It is said that the first year of a marriage is perhaps the hardest as you adapt to being together every day – but in some cases it is more like the first seven weeks are the hardest as D.H. Lawrence’s powerful family drama proves. Newly weds Minnie and Luther Gasgcoyne are struggling… Read More

Love London Love Culture Theatre Picks: January 2019

Here are a few of LLLC’s top picks for shows opening this month… The Dame, Park Theatre: Peter Duncan stars in Katie Duncan’s play which had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. It sees seasoned Pantomime Dame Ronald Roy Humphrey in a nostalgic mood as the final curtain comes down – but it also sees him forced to confront matters he would rather forget…. Approaching Empty, Kiln Theatre: playing… Read More

NEWS: Matthew Barker Joins Cast of The Daughter-in-Law

The star of the National Theatre’s Husbands and Sons completes the casting for D.H. Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre from the 10th January.  Jack Gamble’s production returns to the Arcola Theatre following a run at the theatre in May this year, receiving three Off West End award nominations. As well as Matthew Barker,… Read More

REVIEW: Mrs Dalloway, Arcola Theatre

Adapting Mrs Dalloway for the stage is no easy feat, given that this classic novel, arguably Virginia Woolf’s most famous undertaking is renowned for using a stream of consciousness technique to get right to the heart of the characters’ thoughts and emotions. Thankfully this latest adaptation by Hal Coase, performed at the Arcola Theatre, meets… Read More

First Look at…Mrs Dalloway at the Arcola Theatre

Production images have been released for Thomas Bailey’s production of Mrs Dalloway which officially opens at the Arcola Theatre this evening (1st October). Here’s a glimpse of what to expect…  On a single day in 1920s London, Clarissa Dalloway prepares to throw a party for her high-society friends. On the same day, in the same… Read More

Interview with…Hal Coase

Hal Coase has adapted Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway for a new production at the Arcola Theatre. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about what to expect…  Thanks so much for talking to me. What can you tell me about the story of Mrs Dalloway for those who aren’t familiar with it? The plot is beautifully… Read More

REVIEW: The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, Arcola Theatre

Based on the best-selling novel by Lola Shoneyin and adapted for the theatre by Rotimi Babatunde, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives bursts onto stage at the Arcola Theatre and packs a punch. This vibrant and empowering production tells the story of polygamy and sexual politics in modern day Nigeria. Baba Segi (Patrice Naiambana)… Read More