Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th February

Missed anything on Love London Love Culture this week? Here’s what has been proving popular on LLLC…  Review of A Beautiful Noise at the Lyric Theatre: this week saw Love London Love Culture catching the first West End performance of the show dedicated to the music of Neil Diamond. Including songs such as ‘Forever in Blue Jeans’ and ‘Sweet Caroline’, it is a “Designed to be a crowdpleaser”. Review Round Up of Edward II at the Shakespeare’s Globe: this week saw the opening of Edward II and Love… Read More

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PREVIEW: Alys, Always, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere production based  on Harriet Lane’s novel.  The Bridge Theatre’s next production is the world premiere production based on Harriet Lane’s psychological thriller, adapted for the stage by Lucinda Coxon and directed by Nicholas Hytner. Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite…Theatre of 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, here’s a few of LLLC’s favourite shows of the year…. The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noel Coward Theatre: a great cast and plenty of quotable lines made Michael Grandage’s revival of Martin McDonagh’s hilarious play a real delight and highlight of the year. For God’s sake put Wee Thomas on the Phone! The King & I, London Palladium: this gloriously lavish Broadway production of this classic musical was a real treat… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 4th November

Here’s a few reviews, interviews, news and features that have been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week…  1. Interview with Nenda Neurer: Love London Love Culture chatted to Nenda about her role in the world premiere stage production of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, now playing at the Kiln Theatre. 2. Consensual, National Youth Theatre,… Read More

REVIEW: A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre

Martin McDonagh’s latest play is very very very strange even for those who have seen and enjoyed his previous work on stage.  All of Martin McDonagh’s distinctive traits in his writing are in full evidence in his latest play – so why on earth doesn’t it quite work as well as his previous work? Having… Read More

Review Round Up: A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre

Matthew Dunster directs Martin McDonagh’s new play at the Bridge Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… WhatsOnStage: ** “without the brutal hubris or the brutal humour, the problematic nature of McDonagh’s play, often excused in his other work, has nowhere to hide.” The Independent: *** “this determinedly dark and twisted fable is… Read More

Review Round Up: Allelujah!, Bridge Theatre

Alan Bennett’s latest play has officially opened at the Bridge Theatre. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. The Guardian: **** “there is a wealth of good jokes and a deceptive patina of nostalgia. The classic songs, arranged by George Fenton and sung by the patients, are proof of the durability of age… Read More

Review Round Up: My Name is Lucy Barton, Bridge Theatre

Based on Elizabeth Strout’s short novel, My Name is Lucy sees Laura Linney making her London debut in this production. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.  The Guardian: **** “Linney, as a performer, has mastered the art of public solitude and gives you the uncanny feeling that you are listening not to an invented… Read More

REVIEW: Nightfall, Bridge Theatre

This sensitive play about the impact of grief on one family’s life might be slow to unravel but is completely relatable and engaging.  With Nightfall, Barney Norris has created an intriguing play that not only explores the impact grief has on one family’s life but also how grief can destroy hopes and dreams to change… Read More

Shows Opening…May 2018

Here’s a guide to a few of the shows that Love London Love Culture is looking forward to throughout May…  1. Red, Wyndham’s Theatre: last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, Michael Grandage presents the first revival of his production of John Logan’s play, which sees Alfred Molina reviving his role as Mark… Read More