Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit

Edward Hall directs this latest film based on Noel Coward’s play – but how did critics react to it? The Guardian: * “Despite the heavyweight cast, the film’s production values are those of a kids’ TV show that might go out on a weekday afternoon.” The Financial Times: * “Hall recycles the set-up as pure… Read More

NEWS: Lockdown Theatre Announces For One Knight Only

The company in association with Acting for Others have announced For One Knight Only, a special evening of intimate conversation with British acting legends Dame Judi Dench, Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Maggie Smith hosted by Sir Kenneth Branagh. This live Q&A will take place through Zoom on Sunday 29th November at 7pm and there will be opportunities for audience members to… Read More

NEWS: Orange Tree Theatre to Stream Dame Judi Dench in Conversation

It has been announced that Richmond’s Orange Tree Theatre will stream an exclusive conversation with Judi Dench hosted by Gyles Brandreth. Filmed live at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2017, this is an exclusive 90 minute in conversation with Dame Judi Dench which will be available online from 3pm on Sunday 26 April. It is a… Read More

Review Round Up: All is True

Kenneth Branagh’s latest film focuses on the final year’s of  Shakespeare’s life. Here is what critics have had to say about it…  The Independent: **** “Kenneth Branagh and Ben Elton might have played fast and loose with the truth, but they have created something bold and contemporary.” Irish Times: **** “There has never before been an oddity quite like this agreeable film.” Empire Online: *** “this is a contemplative drama, with more talking than conflict… Read More

Review Round Up: Murder on the Orient Express

Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery is brought to the big screen with an all star cast. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Empire: *** “The mystery that Branagh has to solve as director (and leading man) is how to recount a murder story from 1934 in… Read More

Favourite Shakespeare Performances

While many of the performances listed took place long before Love London Love Culture was even thought of, watching Shakespeare Live! on the BBC last night brought to mind some of the best Shakespeare performances that this particular writer has seen… 1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rose Theatre, Kingston: 2010 – starring Judi Dench, this wonderfully… Read More