REVIEW: Frankenstein, National Theatre at Home

This startling and distinctive production is a fascinating take on Mary Shelley’s classic gothic story. Directed by Danny Boyle and adapted by Nick Dear, this is a wonderfully physical and suitably gothic take on Frankenstein that is compelling to watch from start to finish – with the two central performances delivering full on intensity. From… Read More

Review Round Up: 1917

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Sam Mendes’s World War I film. Empire: **** “Despite the film’s heart, sincerity and intention, it is a string of set-pieces. What’s going to happen next? Which terrain will we visit? What sort of attack? After a strong first half it becomes less engaging — at… Read More

Review Round Up: Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews this new interpretation of The Jungle Book directed by Andy Serkis.  IGN: “Director Andy Serkis’ Mowgli intentionally avoids any such cuddliness in favor of a less playful coming of age story set in a world full of danger, where learning to keep your guard up is a… Read More

NEWS: South Bank Sky Arts Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 2018 South Bank Sky Arts Awards have been announced in a ceremony that took place at the Savoy Hotel.  Hosted by  Melvyn Bragg, The South Bank Sky Arts Awards (now in its 18th year) celebrates  the complete range of the arts, with categories for TV Drama, Classical Music, Theatre, Comedy, Dance, Film, Visual… Read More

Review Round Up: Doctor Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in this latest Marvel film – but does it please the critics?  The Guardian: **** “It’s a tremendously engaging and likable superhero ride.” NME: **** “if you’re looking for an antidote to comic book movie fatigue, Doctor Strange could be the one.” Variety:  “while we might yawn at yet another threat to… Read More

Favourite Shakespeare Performances

While many of the performances listed took place long before Love London Love Culture was even thought of, watching Shakespeare Live! on the BBC last night brought to mind some of the best Shakespeare performances that this particular writer has seen… 1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rose Theatre, Kingston: 2010 – starring Judi Dench, this wonderfully… Read More

Good for Benedict Cumberbatch!

Now as a regular theatre-goer I’m aware of how annoying it can be just sitting in the audience when a phone goes off. But it must be ten times worse for an actor trying to put on a fantastic performance and then being rudely interrupted and that is why I have to applaud mr Cumberbatch’s… Read More

First Look at… Hamlet at the Barbican

So the biggest theatrical event of the year has finally opened for previews at the Barbican and for either those who have been lucky enough to get tickets or those who haven’t here’s a look at what to expect from the show… Directed by Lyndsey Turner, this production of Shakespeare’s play Hamlet stars Benedict Cumberbatch… Read More