REVIEW: A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre

Martin McDonagh’s latest play is very very very strange even for those who have seen and enjoyed his previous work on stage.  All of Martin McDonagh’s distinctive traits in his writing are in full evidence in his latest play – so why on earth doesn’t it quite work as well as his previous work? Having… Read More

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Review Round Up: A Very Very Very Dark Matter, Bridge Theatre

Matthew Dunster directs Martin McDonagh’s new play at the Bridge Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… WhatsOnStage: ** “without the brutal hubris or the brutal humour, the problematic nature of McDonagh’s play, often excused in his other work, has nowhere to hide.” The Independent: *** “this determinedly dark and twisted fable is… Read More

Review Round Up: King of Thieves

An all-star cast features in this new film about the Hatton Garden robbery. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: ** “what a mess this is: not funny enough to be a comedy, not exciting enough to be a thriller, not interesting or convincing enough to have any documentary value.” The Independent: ***… Read More

Review Round Up: The Sense of an Ending

Jim Broadbent stars in this adaptation of Julian Barnes’s Man Booker Prize winning novel. But does Ritesh Batra’ film impress critics? The Guardian: *** “Jim Broadbent gives an engaging and sympathetic performance” The Daily Mail: **** “directed with an attractively light touch by Ritesh Batra.” Irish Independent: *** “The film ends up occupying an awkward… Read More

First Impressions…Bridget Jones’s Baby Trailer

Our favourite singleton is back! A brand new film and brand new bump in Bridget’s life – so what can we tell from the first trailer of the film released today?  So Bridget is back to square one – single but at the same time judging by her new job loving life until she discovers… Read More

Five Reasons Why You Should Watch Brooklyn

The winner of Best British Film at this year’s BAFTA awards and based on Colm Tôibín’s best selling novel has plenty to recommend it and here is a list of five good reasons why you need to watch it (in no particular order):  5. It’s a truly moving and heartwarming story: telling the story of one… Read More

REVIEW: Brooklyn

This charming and beautiful film based on Colm Tóibín’s novel shows what it is like when your heart is divided between two countries.  The story follows Eilis as she moves from Ireland to New York to start a new life. As she begins to settle down and enjoy her new life, a family tragedy calls her… Read More

Coming soon on DVD… BAFTA and Oscar Nominated Brooklyn

Nominated for six BAFTA awards (Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay along with nominations for Make-up & Hair and Costume Design) and three Academy Awards (Best Film, Best Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay), Brooklyn is a story of a young woman forced to make difficult choices.  Brooklyn is based on the… Read More

Production Images Released for A Christmas Carol

New production images of Jim Broadbent and company in A Christmas Carol, which is currently in previews at the Noel Coward Theatre, have been released. This comic retelling of  the classic Charles Dickens book has been adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow and is directed by Phelim McDermott. Performing alongside Jim Broadbent, the cast… Read More

Jim Broadbent to Star as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol

It has been announced that Academy Award- winning actor Jim Broadbent will be starring as Scrooge in a new adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel. The story is being adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow and will be directed by Phelim McDermott and will appear at the Noel Coward Theatre for a limited season.… Read More