Love London Love Culture’s Most Popular Reads: 2021

Here’s our top ten most popular reviews and interviews of 2021…. Review of Shit-Faced Shakespeare’s Macbeth, Leicester Square Theatre: July saw us paying a visit to the Leicester Square Theatre to catch Shit-Faced Shakespeare’s own unique take on Shakespeare’s tragedy. It was our first time seeing the company and was certainly the most entertaining take… Read More

REVIEW: The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre

This new musical is filled with style but it does feel as though more attention could have been paid to the story itself in places. It should be first pointed out that I went into The Drifters Girl not knowing very much about The Drifters and their manager Faye Treadwell, but by the time I… Read More

Review Round Up: The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre

We round up the reviews for the new musical which opens in London following a run in Newcastle. WhatsOnStage: **** “What raises The Drifters Girl is the imagination of Jonathan Church’s production, fluently designed by Anthony Ward and lit by Ben Cracknell with fluorescent tubes dividing simple panels into different spaces. Fay Fullerton’s costumes are beautifully attentive… Read More

First Look at…The Drifters Girl, Garrick Theatre

Images have been released for the new musical, which is now playing at the Garrick Theatre. Following its world premiere at the Newcastle’s Theatre Royal, this new musical co-created by Beverley Knight, Adam J Bernard, Tarinn Callender, Matt Henry and Tosh Wanogho-Maud, is now playing at the Garrick Theatre and is currently booking until the 26th March 2022.   The cast… Read More

REVIEW: The Last Five Years, Garrick Theatre

Jonathan O’Boyle’s production is a wonderfully poignant and intimate experience, with detailed performances from both Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch. Having had a successful and popular run at the Southwark Playhouse last year, Jonathan O’Boyle’s haunting and poignant production makes its glorious debut in the West End – highlighting the uniqueness of Jason Robert Brown’s… Read More

Interview With… Molly Lynch and Oli Higginson

The pair chatted to us about bringing Jason Robert Brown’s musical to the West End’s Garrick Theatre. How does it feel to be bringing The Last Five Years to the West End? Molly: It feels surreal! Especially after the rollercoaster that has been the last 18 months. I feel extremely lucky to be working with… Read More

REVIEW: I Could Use a Drink, Garrick Theatre

Drew Gasparani’s song cycle has some genuinely lovely songs, but seems to lose its way slightly in the second act. Brimmed to the full with West End talent, this UK stage premiere of Drew Gasparini’s I Could Use a Drink (which was also streamed during lockdown) is a lively and heartfelt affair that is really… Read More

REVIEW: Maggie & Ted, Garrick Theatre

This charmingly funny play goes behind the feud between Margaret Thatcher and Edward Heath – but can feel slightly rushed in places. Having previously had a run at The White Bear in 2019, Maggie & Ted by Michael McManus made its West End debut at the Garrick Theatre for two nights only to offer an… Read More

West End Shows Opening: 2nd April 2021

Following on from last week’s selection of shows that have confirmed opening dates (government advice provided), here’s a few more shows that you can now book tickets for… Amelie the Musical, Criterion Theatre: following on from a run at the Watermill Theatre, UK tour and a run at The Other Palace, this charming and quirky… Read More

NEWS: Death Drop Announces New West End Cast

The comedy is set to reopen in the West End at the Garrick Theatre in May. New casting has been announced for Death Drop which will open for performances at the Garrick Theatre from the 19th May. Making their West End debuts in  Holly Stars’ murder mystery comedy will be Willam as 80s pop sensation… Read More