REVIEW: All About Eve, Noel Coward Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the Noel Coward Theatre to see Ivo  van Hove’s production based on the Oscar winning film.  One of the most highly anticipated theatre productions of the year, All About Eve has a lot to live up to. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s original 1950 film was nominated for a record-breaking 14 Oscars, including Best Actress for the iconic Bette Davies, and so, with a star cast… Read More

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REVIEW: Dracula, The London Library

Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the London Library for the  press night of Creation Theatre’s production of Dracula.  Though it may seem like an unlikely venue for a theatrical performance, the London Library is actually the perfect setting for Creation Theatre’s latest production, Dracula. It was recently revealed that Bram Stoker used the library when writing his most famous work, following the exciting discovery of original copies of 26 books that… Read More

REVIEW: Thomas, Snapper Theatre, The Vault Festival

The Vault Festival is always an experience – London’s biggest arts and entertainment festival enables fans of theatre, comedy, music and cabaret to discover new shows and acts while exploring the tunnels beneath Waterloo Station. This year’s festival is off to a strong start thanks to Snapper Theatre’s current production, Thomas, playing at the Network… Read More

REVIEW: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

To say there’s been a lot of hype surrounding When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other would be an understatement. The announcement of Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut gathered so much interest that a ticket ballot system was introduced given the huge demand and limited space of the Dorfman Theatre. During previews eager theatregoers began… Read More

REVIEW: Anomaly, Old Red Lion Theatre

Over the past year there’s been a big focus on the #MeToo movement following allegations against powerful men in Hollywood including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. Now WildChild Productions’ latest play Anomaly offers a fresh perspective by telling the story of the perpetrator’s family – the women who are left behind to pick up the… Read More

REVIEW: The Dame, Park Theatre

LLLC’s Kirsty Herrington visited the Park Theatre to watch Ian Talbot’s production.   There ain’t nothing like a dame, and that’s certainly true of Ronald Roy Humphrey, pantomime dame and all-round entertainer. His costume is his armour, his make-up his war paint and each night he goes into battle. This is the only life he’s ever known. But as he returns to his northern roots for… Read More

REVIEW: Buttons: A Cinderella Story, King’s Head Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington went along to the King’s Head Theatre to catch Charles Court Opera’s latest pantomime.  It wouldn’t be Christmas without a good old pantomime, and Charles Court Opera returns to the King’s Head Theatre this festive season with Buttons: A Cinderella Story. But this is no ordinary Cinderella, and the… Read More

REVIEW: Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Kirsty Herrington reviews Neil Gaiman’s book on why art is so important to inspire those young and old.  In a world where focus seems to be on new technology and social media, sometimes it’s easy to forget one of the more simple pleasures in life: art. Thankfully, Art Matters, the latest collaboration between renowned author… Read More

REVIEW: Mrs Dalloway, Arcola Theatre

Adapting Mrs Dalloway for the stage is no easy feat, given that this classic novel, arguably Virginia Woolf’s most famous undertaking is renowned for using a stream of consciousness technique to get right to the heart of the characters’ thoughts and emotions. Thankfully this latest adaptation by Hal Coase, performed at the Arcola Theatre, meets… Read More

REVIEW: Speeches of Note, Emmanuel Centre

Visitors to London’s Emmanuel Centre were in for a treat on Monday night at the how to: Academy’s latest event, Speeches of Note. Following in the footsteps of its well-known cousin Letters Live, where a selection of significant historical letters are brought to life by a host of celebrities, Speeches of Note celebrated the power… Read More