Interview With…Kerry Fitzgerald

The writer and actor spoke to Emma Clarendon about bringing Come Hygge Yourself to the King’s Head Theatre as part of the Playmill festival. Can you tell me a little bit more about what Come Hygge Yourself is about? It’s a spoof seminar about happiness. Both Lise and I were interested with the statistics thatcame… Read More

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Interview With…Josh Roche

Director Josh Roche spoke to Emma Clarendon about bringing Al Smith’s Radio to the stage. Hi Josh, ‘Radio’ sounds like a bit of an intriguing story. For those who don’t know what it is about – could you explain a bit more about the story? Radio is the story of Charlie Fairbanks, a boy born… Read More

REVIEW: The Twenty Tour, Westlife, The O2

Westlife return to the stage with a surprisingly emotional but ultimately crowd-pleasing show that delights fans. Twenty years ago, Westlife had only just begun their journey to stardom that won them legions of fans. Now back together following a break of several years, they still prove that they have some of the smoothest and heartfelt… Read More

Interview With…Jessica Wilson

The director chatted to Emma Clarendon about Passenger, playing as part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival from the 21st June. Hi Jessica, thanks so much for talking to me. Could you explain a bit more about what ‘Passenger’ is about? Passenger is set on board a moving bus. It was originally inspired by… Read More

REVIEW: Annie, New Victoria Theatre

Nikolai Foster’s energetic and heartwarming production highlights just how this musical is a classic. This family musical with its sheer enthusiasm, joy and optimism is exactly what we all need in these gloomy times and with Nikolai Foster’s gloriously heartwarming and sincere production of Annie you will certainly leave the theatre with a smile on… Read More

Interview With… Riad Richie

The actor chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Shakespeare in the Squares production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. What can audiences expect from this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream? A non-stop train of wonder, music, joy and sleight-of-hand. What made you want to be part of this production? As well as not performing… Read More

REVIEW: Custody, Ovalhouse Theatre

This powerful piece of drama explores the way in which the police treat black men leaves the audience feeling emotionally raw. Inspired by Urban Wolf’s own experiences with the police, his play Custody is a strikingly honest and emotionally powerful drama that focuses on the deaths of black men while in police custody and how… Read More

REVIEW: Education Education Education, Trafalgar Studios

Warm and delightfully nostalgic, The Wardrobe Ensemble’s comedy effectively reveals just how issues in education have evolved and changed since 1997. If you are looking for a show that consistently refers to a tamagotchis (and how not to look after it), mentions the Macarena, deals with different approaches to teaching while featuring some classic 90’s… Read More

REVIEW: Circe by Madeline Miller

Madeline Miller has a great gift for taking a Greek myth and adding a subtle contemporary twist to create a compelling and magical read. There is no doubt that Madeline Miller has wonderful gift of retelling and breathing new life into Greek mythology with a beautiful contemporary and lyrical style that reinforces how these stories… Read More

Interview With… Tim Woodall

Love London Love Culture chatted to the Philharmonia Orchestra’s tim Woodall about the orchestra’s upcoming Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis series. Could you explain a bit more about the idea behind Weimar Berlin: Bittersweet Metropolis? The idea comes from a long line of immersive series the Philharmonia and Esa-Pekka Salonen have promoted at Southbank Centre that aim… Read More