Review Round Up: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Chichester Festival Theatre/ Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre co-production of Martin McDonagh‘s The Beauty Queen of Leenane. WhatsOnStage: *** “It’s all engaging enough stuff but just manages to miss the mark with its levels of toxicity and torment on display. The comedy shines through but the savagery is more difficult to find.”… Read More

NEWS: Chichester Festival Theatre Announces its Spring Digital Season

The newly announced season of events includes a new series of ‘Facing the Music’. The Chichester Festival Theatre has confirmed details of its digital spring season beginning on the 24th February, with the first in a new series of Facing the Music with Patricia Routledge. Facing the Music is a weekly series, hosted by Edward… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: May 2020

Here’s a guide to what proved popular on Love London Love Culture in May… Review of Les Miserables: The Staged Concert: proving popular this month is our thoughts on the digital release of Les Miserables The Staged Concert starring Alfie Boe and Michael Ball. It was recorded during the show’s concert performances at the Gielgud… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Streaming Picks of the Week

Looking to plan out your week with some theatre at home? Here’s our guide to what you can watch this week… A Doll’s House, Lyric Hammersmith: available for a day from 2.30pm on the 20th May only, the Lyric Hammersmith is sharing a recording of Henrik Ibsen’s play, adapted for this production by Tanika Gupta… Read More

REVIEW: The Midnight Gang, Chichester Festival Theatre (Online)

This lovely musical based on David Walliams’s children’s book is filled with fun and mischief. Originally seen at the Chichester Festival Theatre back in 2018, Bryony Levery’s wonderfully spirited adaptation of David Walliams’s book will be surprisingly comforting to children who have to spend any amount of time in hospital. In fact, this production was… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 19th April 2020

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s weekly guide to what has been proving popular on the site this week… Interview with director Anthony Alderson: we chatted to Anthony about the struggles for theatre during this difficult time as well as why he loves theatre and the arts so much. Review of The Phantom of the Opera… Read More

REVIEW:Flowers for Mrs Harris, Chichester Festival Theatre (Online)

Heartwarming from start to finish this lovely surprise of a musical has so much to recommend it. There are some theatres that I would absolutely love to visit but unable to get to given travel difficulties and the Chichester Festival Theatre is one of them. I have heard countless people marvelling at productions that it… Read More

Interview with… John Hollingworth

Fresh from waving goodbye to Poldark, John Hollingworth talks to Love London Love Culture about his latest role in The Norman Conquests, playing at the Chichester Festival Theatre from the 18th September.  Hi John, could you start by telling me a little bit more about The Norman Conquests? Certainly! The Norman Conquests are a trilogy… Read More

Preview: Young Chekhov Season at the Chichester Festival Theatre

Production images have been released today for the Chichester Festival Theatre’s major new season of Anton Chekhov’s early works. The season will include productions of The Seagull , Ivanov and Platonov. These plays have been newly adapted by David Hare and the productions are directed by Jonathan Kent. The season will open on the 17th October, running… Read More

Rehearsal Images Released for Young Chekov Season at Chichester Festival Theatre

The first pictures of rehearsals from a major new season at Chichester Festival Theatre have been released. Titled the Young Chekov Season, the season of works comprised of Platonov  , Ivanov and The Seagull will be directed by Jonathan Kent and adapted by David Hare. All three productions are a unique theatrical event, as this will be the… Read More