Interview With… Mohand Hasb Alrsol Badr

Love London Love Culture chatted to Mohand about Welcome to the  UK, playing at the Bunker Theatre from the 22nd  January. Could you explain what ‘Welcome to the UK’ is about?Welcome to the UK is about the situation of refugees in the UK and about the system here, like the Home Office, that we have to go through when we claim asylum. People think we are safe when we cross the border and… Read More

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DVD Review: Christopher Robin

This charmingly sweet story captures the spirit of the original stories  while adding a message that audiences today can relate to.  When you are a child your teddy bears and toys were some of your first companions – but what happens when you grow up and forget about them? This is the premise of Marc Foster’s charming and heartfelt film that brings to life A.A.Milne and E.H.Shepard’s characters to life perfectly for a contemporary… Read More

Interview With… Bernadette Robinson

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress  and singer about bringing Songs for Nobodies to the Ambassadors  Theatre.  Hi Bernadette, thank you so much for talking to me. What can audiences expect from Songs for Nobodies? It’s my pleasure! I think audiences can expect a show that explores some of the emotions we all feel in our lives: loneliness, grief, loss but also love. It’s a show that explores our desire… Read More

Interview With…Gemma Barnett

The actress spoke to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about starring in  Papercut Theatre’s production of Hannah Nixon’s play at The Vaults Festival.  Thank you so much for talking to me. Could you explain a bit more what ‘Lola’ is about? Thanks for talking to me! Lola is about a teenage girl traumatised by the male gaze. It’s about society’s relationship with breasts/boobs/tits/jugs/(insert.) It’s about boundaries and the responsibility of authority figures. More specifically Lola’s… Read More

Interview With… Alice Sykes

The actress spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon  about starring in ‘In Lipstick’ at the Pleasance Theatre.  Hi Alice – what can you tell me about ‘In Lipstick’?In Lipstick is a brilliant new play by Annie Jenkins about a woman called Maud who had found a new life for herself with my character, Cynthia. They create their own fantasy world for themselves, to escape from their pasts, and the play… Read More

REVIEW: Odyssey by Take That

Released to celebrate their 30th anniversary, Take That’s latest album  beautifully reimagines some of their very best songs.  It is incredible to believe that Take That have been in existence for thirty years and now to mark this occasion have released a new album filled with their classic songs but revamped specially for this anniversary. By subtly changing the way in which many of the songs sound, it offers the listener… Read More

Interview With… Kate O’Connor

The director spoke to LLLC about her upcoming production of Cuzco at Theatre503.  Hi Kate, thanks for talking to me. What can we expect from Cuzco? Cuzco is a tragic love story about a couple who travel to Peru to try to save their relationship. Through this narrative the writer Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez explores questions about what it means to be from a certain place or speak… Read More

REVIEW: Chasing Bono, Soho Theatre

Based on Neil McCormick’s memoir I was Bono’s Doppelgänger this is a touching and funny play.   “It sounds like a fecking dog biscuit” a young Neil McCormick responds to the news that his friend Paul Hewson is changing his name to Bono in this hilarious but touching new play by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais – just one moment that highlights the level of… Read More

REVIEW: Rumpelstiltskin, Southbank Centre

Bright and cheerful, the UK premiere of the Windmill Theatre Company and State Theatre Company’s production is playful but doesn’t tell the story as well as it could.  Christmas time is the perfect time for a fairytale – a time when we all believe in magic and hearing about extraordinary creatures which is why I… Read More

REVIEW: A Christmas Carol, London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Lyceum Theatre

This cosy festive musical treat is performed beautifully by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra.  It is always such a treat to listen to the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s interpretation of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent’s A Christmas Carol. The orchestra’s performance is always filled with passion and warmth that really brings the story,… Read More