REVIEW: Arthur/Merlin, Actors Church, Covent Garden

This folksy and thoughtful take on the legend makes the most of its environment but can lose its way in terms of the plot. It has to be said, whenever there is a production that takes place in the beautiful settings of the Actors Church in Covent Garen every creative team really uses the environment… Read More

Interview With….Kate Donnachie

We chatted to the actress about starring in Arthur/Merlin as part of the Iris Theatre’s Summer festival. Hi Kate – what can audiences expect from Arthur/Merlin? The show is a fun family friendly adventure through the gardens of St Paul’s Actors Church, Iris Theatre’s home. There’s original music, sword fighting, spoken word and an epic… Read More

Interview With….Jemma Carlisle

We chatted to the actress and director about Spectacular! playing as part of the Iris Theatre’s 2021 Seed Commissions series. Hi Jemma – could you tell me what Spectacular! is about? Spectacular is such a sweet story. It’s all about a family needing to move house, and their neighbour the Bee-Keeper, Mrs Marigold gives them… Read More

NEWS: Iris Theatre Announces Mediaeval Baebes: 25th Anniversary Concert

The theatre company has today announced that the Ivor Novello award-winning group will perform four concerts at The Actor’s Church from the 27th to the 29th May.   Marking their 25th anniversary, the Mediaeval Baebes will be performing songs from their new album, Prayers of the Rosary as well as hit title theme for TV’s Victoria,… Read More

NEWS: Iris Theatre Announces Online Stream Platform In the Gardens

The theatre company has announced a series of performances that were recorded in the  gardens of the Actors’ Church during the company’s outdoor summer festival in 2020 are now available to stream online. The news was announced by Iris Theatre’s Artistic Director Paul-Ryan Carberry and is set to include the new play Dear Peter by Evangeline Dickson, available… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: December 2020

Here’s a guide to some of Love London Love Culture’s most popular reads for December… Review of The Pirates of Penzance at the Palace Theatre: this was our last in person trip to the theatre for 2020 and it was a real treat. Filled with good humour, fabulous singing this production was certainly one that… Read More

Interview With…Leda Douglas

We chatted with the actress about starring in Iris Theatre’s The Snow Queen: An Online, Storytelling Adventure. Hi Leda – could you start by explaining about what The Snow Queen is about? Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale, “The Snow Queen” follows a young boy who is cursed with an inability to perceive goodness. His best… Read More

NEWS: Iris Theatre Announce Casting for The Snow Queen: An Online, Storytelling Adventure

The interactive family adventure will be streamed online via zoom from the 19th to the 26th December. Iris Theatre has today announced that Leda Douglas will play Holly in the company’s The Snow Queen: An Online, Storytelling Adventure which plays as part of the previously announced inaugural winter season. Stories get delivered to Holly’s door… Read More

NEWS: Iris Theatre Announces Summer Festival

The theatre company has announced details of its Summer festival of outdoor live performances to bring together break-out artists and companies. Specifically adapted for a socially distanced audience, all reservations for the festival will be per Bubble Bench which will be placed one metre apart rather than individual tickets and each bench can accommodate up… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th May 2020

Here’s a guide to some of what LLLC has been covering in the last week in case you missed anything… Review of Blackeyed Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre: having had to cancel its international tour early, Blackeyed Theatre kindly shared a recorded version of the production through the company’s Youtube channel. This is the last… Read More