Review Round Up: Torch Song, Turbine Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Drew McOnie’s revival of Harvey Fierstein’s play.     The Stage: *** “McOnie directs his first straight play with confidence. The emotional fireworks explode in all the right places and there’s an elegance to much of the staging.” WhatsOnStage: **** ” This version may not be… Read More

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NEWS: Final Casting Announced for Torch Song

Final casting has been announced for the Turbine Theatre’s inaugural production, running from the 22nd August. Joining the previously announced Matthew Needham (Arnold), Daisy Boulton (Laurel), Dino Fetscher (Ed)  and Rish Shah (Alan) it has been announced that Jay Lycurgo (David) and Bernice Stegers (Ma) are joining the cast in this production of Harvey Fierstein’s award winning play. This new revival of the Tony Award… Read More

Turbine Theatre to Open at Battersea Power Station

Paul Taylor-Mills has announced a brand new theatre to open on the 22nd August next to Battersea Power Station. Located under the Grosvenor Bridge Railway Arches at Circus West Village and next to the Battersea Power Station, this new theatre is presented by Bill Kenwright and founded and led by Artistic Director Paul Taylor-Mills. The… Read More

PREVIEW: Jesus Christ Superstar, Barbican

Following two successful seasons at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Timothy Sheader’s production will play at the Barbican for a limited season. Playing at the Barbican from the 4th July, Timothy Sheader’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical returns to London. Originally created as a rock opera album, this sung through… Read More

REVIEW: Strictly Ballroom The Musical, Piccadilly Theatre

This glitter filled and entertaining production might rely slightly too much on Will Young but is fun to watch unfold.  Based Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 film, Strictly Ballroom the Musical is corny, entertaining fun with (of course) some classy dancing that really captures the attention of the audience as well as leaving them with the urge… Read More

First Look at…Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Production images for the latest musical to hit the West End have been released as it begins previews at the Piccadilly Theatre.  Based on Baz Luhrmann’s hit film, Strictly Ballroom the Musical is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, bringing to life the heart, comedy and drama of the story for new audiences. Strictly Ballroom tells… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of.. Strictly Ballroom The Musical

Image of the cast in rehearsal for the production have been released ahead of the show’s first performance at the Piccadilly Theatre on the 29th March. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  Drew McOnie and Will Young. (c) Johan Persson. Making its West End debut at the Piccadilly Theatre later this month, Strictly… Read More

Five Reasons to book to see…Strictly Ballroom the Musical, Piccadilly Theatre

The musical officially launched at the Cafe de Paris in London, ahead of previews at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 29th March. Here’s why Love London Love Culture is excited… 1. There is going to be plenty of dancing to be enjoyed: the launch showcased some of the fantastic dancing for audiences to enjoy – much… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for West End Transfer of Strictly Ballroom

Casting for the upcoming West End transfer of Strictly Ballroom the musical has been announced.  Playing at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 16th March 2018, casting for Baz Luhrmann’s musical has been announced. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the production is set to star  Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey as and Fran and Scott,… Read More

NEWS: Strictly Ballroom to Transfer to the West End in 2018

It has been announced that Baz Luhrmann’s musical will transfer to London’s Piccadilly Theatre in 2018.  Following a successful run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016, it has been announced that the musical based on  Luhrmann’s 1992 film will transfer to the Piccadilly Theatre from the 16th March 2018. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, Strictly… Read More