REVIEW: Gently Down the Stream, Park Theatre

Martin Sherman’s beautifully thoughtful and  poignant examination of relationships through the eyes  of two different generations  is mesmerising from start to finish.  Making its UK debut, this remarkably tender and perceptive play from Martin Sherman has plenty to keep the audience thoroughly engaged throughout as the two central characters Beau and Rufus find their way through their relationship. Set in a cosy but modern apartment, Gently Down the Stream focuses in particular on… Read More

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REVIEW: Come From Away, Phoenix Theatre

This musical based on a remarkable true story is a celebration of  humanity at its best.   September 11th 2001. We all remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on that horrific day when terrorists crashed into the twin towers in New York. But what many people may not remember or know about is the story of 7000 people on planes also flying on that day… Read More

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

Interview With…Ukweli Roach

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to  Ukweli about Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic Theatre.  Huge thank you for talking to me. What can audiences expect from Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train? Audiences can expect a powerful, provocative and unexpectedly funny piece of theatre which will leave them with questions can be discussed long after the show is done. What was it about the… Read More

Interview with…Jordan Waller

The actor chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about bringing  The D Word to the Vault Festival.  Hi Jordan, for those who don’t know what is ‘The D Word’ about? The D Word is about the Holy Trinity of D’s that hold the key to all life: Daddies, Dykes and Dicks. It’s the humorously tragic tale of a boy who tries to track down his sperm donor father after he loses… Read More

REVIEW: A Beautiful Noise, Lyric Theatre

This tribute to the career of Neil Diamond is a lively affair with a great song selection.  Confession time. I went into this lively and entertaining show with very little knowledge of Neil Diamond’s music – but thanks to A Beautiful Noise I have certainly a new found appreciation for his music – not only as a charismatic singer but also his talent as a songwriter. Taking us through songs such… Read More

REVIEW: Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper, British Museum

This free display at the museum is worth catching and  shows potential for a full scale exhibition devoted to the artist’s work  on paper.  Marking the 350th anniversary of the artist’s death, the British Museum’s neat and compact exhibition focusing on the rarely seen prints and drawings offers a surprisingly detailed look at Rembrandt’s style and approach to many different topics. Comprised of sixty five prints and drawings, Rembrandt: Thinking on Paper is an intimate look… Read More

REVIEW: The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier by Helen Rolfe

This cosy read is perfect reading in the lead up to Valentine’s Day.  In need of cheering up? Or need your faith in love restored? Then you will want to read Helen Rolfe’s cosy and charming The Little Cafe at the End of the Pier. Jo has moved back to Salthaven-On-Sea to help her grandparents run their cafe at the end of the pier and soon comes… Read More

Interview With… Raphael Akuwudike

The actor chatted to LLLC about being in The Jumper Factory at the  Young Vic Theatre.  Hi Raphael, what can you tell me about ‘The Jumper Factory’? The Jumper Factory is a new play written by Luke Barnes in collaboration with prisoners at HMP Wandsworth. It explores many prisoners’ stories through a single character. What was it that initially made you want to be involved with the production? I… Read More

Interview With… Harry Lawtey

LLLC’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actor about his latest role in  Gently Down the Stream at the Park Theatre.  What can audiences expect from Gently Down the Stream? I think audiences can expect to laugh, maybe to cry, and hopefully to think a little also. Everything that a great play should make you do. What struck you most about the story when you first read it? What struck me most about the… Read More