REVIEW: Les Miserables, Sondheim Theatre

The music and story soars in this beautiful production that brings Victor Hugo’s original story vividly to life. Ok deep breath. I have a confession to make – this was the first time that I have experienced Les Miserables on stage despite saying for years how much I wanted to see it – was it… Read More

REVIEW: Oklahoma!, National Theatre (1998)

Broadway HD streamed Trevor Nunn’s production for free this weekend. Given Trevor Nunn’s recent success with his exquisite production of Fiddler on the Roof , I was particularly curious to see how his 1998 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! would match up. I was not disappointed. This lavish and lively production is wonderfully rustic… Read More

Review Round Up: Les Miserables, Sondheim Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the newly opened production of Les Miserables. The Metro: *** “Matt Kinley’s pictorial set, with projections from design company 59 Productions, is nicely immersive and the score is blissful. The finale, Do You Hear The People Sing? is still utterly heart-stirring. Not quite a rebirth then,… Read More

NEWS: RuPaul’s Drag Race Star Todrick Hall

It has been confirmed that the star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, American Idol and YouTube will join the London production of Chicago at the Phoenix Theatre.  Joining the cast of Chicago from the 19th November, Todrick Hall will play the smooth talking lawyer Billy Flynn in the production. He will be joining  Sarah Soetaert as Roxie… Read More

NEWS: Duncan James Joins West End Production of Chicago

It has been confirmed the actor and singer will be joining the cast of the West End production of Chicago from the 10th September.  From the 10th September, Duncan James will be joining the cast to play Billy Flynn in the musical, a role he last played in 2008. He joins Alexandra Burke as Roxie Hart,… Read More

REVIEW: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

The classic musical is sharp and sassy as ever but a few of the characterisations could be better defined.  Chicago is a musical that seems to have it all: a strong and catchy soundtrack, sharp and sassy characters, choreography that is as sexy as ever and with an interesting backstory on which it is based.… Read More

Review Round Up: Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

Cuba Gooding Jr and Ruthie Henshall help to bring the razzle dazzle of Kander and Ebb’s musical back to the West End – but what have critics made of Chicago’s return to the West End?  The Guardian: *** “while it is done with great professional skill, it is beginning to resemble an animated corpse.” The Telegraph:… Read More

Five Reasons to See…Chicago, Phoenix Theatre

With previews beginning next week, Love London Love Culture attended the musical’s launch to celebrate its return to London. Here’s why we think that you should pop along to the Phoenix Theatre… 1. Ruthie Henshall as Mama Morton: having previously played both Roxie and Velma in the show, Henshall returns to the musical to play Mama… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for Chicago’s Return to the West End

The full casting for Chicago has been announced ahead of the production’s first performance on the 26th March at the Phoenix Theatre.  Joining the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn, Josefina Gabrielle, Sarah Soetaert and Ruthie Henshall will be Paul Rider as Amos Hart. Paul Rider has previously played Amos in the West End at… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting for Chicago Announced

Further casting has been announced for Chicago the musical’s return to the West End.  Joining the previously announced Oscar winner, Cuba Gooding Jr as Billy Flynn will be Sarah Soetaert, Josefina Gabrielle and Ruthie Henshall when the musical returns to the West End stage at the Phoenix Theatre from the 26th March. Sarah Soetaert will be recreating the… Read More