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

REVIEW: Ladies of Quality and Distinction, Foundling Museum

Coinciding with 100 years of female suffrage, the Foundling Museum’s Ladies of Quality and Distinction exhibition is bringing to life stories of women who were essential in the Foundling Hospital’s history. Since its opening, the Foundling Museum has been renowned for its elegant picture gallery containing the grand portraits of the key male figures in… Read More

REVIEW: The Friendship Cure by Kate Leaver

In a world filled with a seemingly endless stream of bad news, everyone needs a little pick-me-up from time-to-time, and The Friendship Cure is there to do just that. This self-described “manifesto for reconnecting in the modern world”, written by London-based journalist Kate Leaver, explores modern friendships through a combination of social science, personal stories… Read More

REVIEW: Bohemia, Black Cat Cabaret, Underbelly Festival

“Bohemia inspires genius, great art and madness.” At least that’s according to Miss Frisky, emcee of the Black Cat Cabaret. And it’s most certainly true as the circus cabaret act returns to the South Bank’s Spiegeltent, this time with their latest show, Bohemia, said to be their “most dark and daring theatrical spectacular to date.” … Read More

REVIEW: Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington discusses Matt Haig’s latest book on how to handle the world’s problems while looking after our mental health. Following the success of his memoir, Reasons to Stay Alive, which discussed his breakdown, depression and anxiety, Matt Haig is back, this time with more of a ‘how to’ guide which… Read More

REVIEW: Spiders, Tristan Bates Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington reviews Spiders playing at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe.  The title might suggest otherwise, but thankfully Spiders isn’t a stage version of 1980s film Arachnophobia. Although the play, performed at the Tristan Bates Theatre as part of the Camden Fringe, does refer to the… Read More

REVIEW: Spiral, Park Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington paid a visit to the Park Theatre to catch the world premiere of  Abigail Hood’s drama.  Five years ago writer and actress Abigail Hood spotted a message printed in a free London newspaper: “Dear Steven, we love you, we miss you. We hope you found what you were looking… Read More

REVIEW: Goodnight Mister Tom, Southwark Playhouse

Kirsty Herrington visited the Southwark Playhouse to watch the British Theatre Academy’s production based on  Michelle Magorian’s beloved story.  Following the much-loved children’s book by Michelle Magorian and the film starring late actor John Thaw, David Wood’s adaptation of Goodnight Mister Tom at the Southwark Playhouse has a lot to live up to. Thankfully this youth… Read More

REVIEW: Bury the Hatchet, Hope Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington went along to the Hope Theatre to watch Bury the Hatchet…  “Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty one” Written by Sasha Wilson, Bury the Hatchet is a folktale meets musical with a… Read More