Interview With…Sasha Frost

We chatted to Sasha about starring in the new production of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. Hi Sasha, could you explain what Persuasion is about? Persuasion is about class, rituals, love and freedom. But this isn’t your typical adaptation is it? Can you tell me more about what audiences can expect? No, it definitely is not your… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Book to Film Adaptations

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite book to film adaptations… Sense and Sensibility: this surprisingly faithful adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved story was transformed into a film with the help of Emma Thompson’s screenplay for which she went on to win an Oscar for. The film retains the spirit and… Read More

REVIEW: Pride & Prejudice, Jermyn Street Theatre

Two Bit Classics bring to life this beloved story in a refreshing adaptation that features a cast of two – but does it work?  How do you bring one of literature’s most beloved novels to life with a cast of two? Well Two Bit Classics has great fun and imagination with this production, directed with… Read More

REVIEW: Love & Friendship

It is refreshing to have a Jane Austen adaption based on one of her lesser known novellas – but it does expose the flaws of the original story that is perhaps less full filling in comparison to her better known novels.  Based on Jane Austen’s novella Lady Susan, the story follows Lady Susan Vernon who… Read More

PREVIEW: Pride & Prejudice, New Victoria Theatre

Jane Austen’s classic is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production and arrives in Woking from the 25th to the 29th October.  This third production to head on a UK tour following successful productions of Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird, will see the Regent’s Park Theatre return… Read More

Happy National Book Lovers Day!

Not that an excuse is really needed to sit and read a good book, but National Book Lovers Day provides a great reason to celebrate all things bookish! Here is some of Love London Love Culture’s favourites at the moment… 1. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen: there is nothing quite like settling back with a classic… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s Pride &Prejudice

Full casting has been confirmed for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride & Prejudice, running at the theatre from the 2nd to the 17th September.  Following acclaimed performances in 2013, the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production of Pride & Prejudice returns to the stage, with a cast… Read More

REVIEW: Longbourn by Jo Baker

This charming re-telling of Pride and Prejudice through the eyes of the Bennet’s servants also gives readers an insight into the tough conditions many people faced in Regency England.  Jo Baker’s novel is filled with detail and picks up and uses the small details from Pride and Prejudice to create an entirely new and refreshing… Read More

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies: Film Review Roundup

Based on the revamp of Jane Austen’s novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, have critics found this film adaptation necessary for audiences?  Variety: Andrew Barker described it as: “a moderately entertaining film, not deficient in old-fashioned costume drama when it pleases, nor in the power of being clever where it chooses, but awkward and unsatisfying.” Hit… Read More

Review: Pride & Prejudice, The Hampstead Players

Jane Austen’s classic novel is transformed for the stage in this charming adaptation that really gets to the heart of the story.  The Hampstead Players and their atmospheric production of the beloved classic is well suited for the charming surroundings of Hampstead Parish Church – adding a hint of sophistication but without distracting from the… Read More