REVIEW: Berberian Sound Studio, Donmar Warehouse

As chilling as it is fascinating, Tom Scutt’s production is an  effective slow-burner that captures the audience’s attention as much as their imagination.   Based on the 2012 film by Peter Strickland, Berberian Sound Studio feels less like the horror film than a psychological drama that plays out beautifully well on the Donmar Warehouse’s stage. For those who like me who normally avoid anything relatively creepy,… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th February

Here’s a few things that have been proving popular on LLLC  this week… Review of Ghost the Musical at the New Victoria Theatre: this week saw LLLC’s Emma Clarendon paying a visit to catch the new UK tour of Ghost – does it live up to expectations? Interview with Raphael Akuwudike: this week we chatted to Raphael about his role in The Jumper Factory at the… Read More

PREVIEW: Sweet Charity, Donmar Warehouse

This new production will be Josie Rourke’s final production at the  Donmar Warehouse as Artistic Director. Based on the original screenplay by Federico Fellini, Tullio Pinelli and Ennio Plaiano, the Donmar Warehouse will present a brand new production of Sweet Charity, playing at the theatre from the 6th April. New York, 1967. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hall hostess who “runs her a heart like a hotel – you’ve… Read More

Review Round Up: Measure for Measure, Donmar Warehouse

Josie Rourke directs this new production of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure now playing at the Donmar Warehouse. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  WhatsOnStage: **** “What Rourke’s production becomes is a brisk, uncompromising meditation on the nature of power and law, and how gender is intertwined with them.” The Guardian: *** “While… Read More

Review Round Up: Aristocrats, Donmar Warehouse

Lyndsey Tuner directs this new production of Brian Friel’s play about a generation whose past threatens their future. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. The Guardian: *** “The play is excellently performed even if, when it comes to the production, I craved more matter and less art.” WhatsOnStage: *** “Turner directs with… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round up of the Week: Sunday 24th December

Discover what has been the most popular reads on Love London Love Culture this week including reviews, round ups and interviews…. 1. Christmas with The Rat Pack, Theatre Royal Haymarket: Love London Love Culture’s final show of the year was a visit to the Theatre Royal Haymarket to mark the return of Mitch Sebastian’s Olivier nominated show.… Read More

Review Round Up: Belleville, Donmar Warehouse

Amy Herzog’s acclaimed play is getting its UK premiere, directed by Michael Longhurst. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the production:  Americans Zack and Abby are bright, young and recently married. He’s a doctor combating infant disease. She’s an actress, also teaching yoga. It’s just before Christmas and they’re living the expat… Read More

Review Round Up: Knives in Hens, Donmar Warehouse

Yaël Farber directs David Harrower’s play at the Donmar Warehouse, here Love London Love Culture rounds up all the latest reviews…. A ploughman and his wife live a simple existence in a pre-industrial time until they, along with the hated local miller, are drawn into a struggle of knowledge, power and attraction. David Harrower’s haunting play… Read More

Review Round Up: Committee, Donmar Warehouse

Adam Penford directs this new musical about the collapse of Kids  Company. But did critics enjoy the production?  What happens when something goes wrong? Who holds us accountable?  On 15 October 2015, as part of an inquiry into ‘The collapse of Kids Company’, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Alan Yentob gave evidence to The Public Administration and… Read More

Review Round Up: The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse

Lenny Henry makes his Donmar debut in the theatre’s revival of Bertolt Brecht’s play. Here is what critics have been saying about the production so far…  The Guardian: **** “The second half loses momentum in parts – fault of the hotchpotch structure – but this show, if it is theatrical polish you are after, shines.”… Read More