Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 18th November

Here’s a few news, reviews and interviews that have been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week….  1. Don Carlos, Rose Theatre, Kingston: Love London Love Culture’s review is still proving to be a popular read this week. Starring Tom Burke, this production directed by Gadi Roll is an intense ride – but was… Read More

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Interview With… Hiba Tawaji

The singer and actress  spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing Notre Dame de Paris back to London for the first time in twenty years.  Hi Hiba, thanks so much for talking to me. Can I ask how did you become involved with the production in the first place? I have been involved… Read More

Sneak Peek at… Notre Dame De Paris, London Coliseum

At the press launch for the musical in London yesterday, full casting was confirmed for Richard Cocciante and Luc Plamondon’s musical, playing at the London Coliseum from the 23rd to the 27th January.  Returning to London for the first time in 20 years, Notre Dame De Paris will play at the London Coliseum for a… Read More

Review Round Up: Lucia di Lammermoor, English National Opera

Sarah Tynan takes on the role of Lucia in this new revival of David Alden’s original 2008 production. Here’s what the critics have been making of it…  The Guardian: **** “psychodramatic in approach and fiercely challenging the work’s reputation as primarily a display piece, was considered both groundbreaking and controversial when it was first seen… Read More

PREVIEW: Notre Dame de Paris, London Coliseum

The musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel will play at the London Coliseum from the 23rd to the 27th January 2019.  Based on the acclaimed novel by Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris tells the story of the cathedral bell-ringer Quasimodo and his desperate love for the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda. The French musical will return to… Read More

REVIEW: Swan Lake, St Petersburg Ballet Theatre, London Coliseum

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre’s beautiful classical production really captures the fairytale element of the story – even if the ending lacks emotion and power.  What a beautiful, luxurious and classic production of Swan Lake this is. Every element of this production is handled with a great lightness of touch that really highlights the tenderness and… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for The Glenn Miller Story

Full casting has been confirmed for the production which begins performances this evening at the London Coliseum.  Joining the previously announced Tommy Steele in the production, The Glenn Miller Story is also set to star renowned musical theatre actress Marti Webb (Evita, Tell Me on a Sunday). They will be joined on stage by  Autumn Draper, Charlie… Read More

PREVIEW: On Your Feet!, London Coliseum

The UK premiere of  On Your Feet! will take place at the London Coliseum in 2019.  Directed by Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots), On Your Feet! tells the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, charting their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and then to international superstardom. The musical will… Read More

Review Round Up: Chess, London Coliseum

Chess is officially back in London, directed by Laurence Connor and starring Alexandra Burke, Michael Ball and Cassidy Janson. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it…  Rewrite This Story: *** “Benny and Björn’s virtuosic score soars and stoops in the most stunning, moving way. The outstanding orchestra are faultless- you’d be hard pressed… Read More

Shows Opening…May 2018

Here’s a guide to a few of the shows that Love London Love Culture is looking forward to throughout May…  1. Red, Wyndham’s Theatre: last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, Michael Grandage presents the first revival of his production of John Logan’s play, which sees Alfred Molina reviving his role as Mark… Read More