NEWS: Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East Postpone 2020 Pantomime

It has been confirmed that due to the ongoing pandemic the four theatres will not be producing their annual pantomimes. Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding when theatres might be able to safely reopen Hackney Empire, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch and Theatre Royal Stratford East have announced the postponement of their pantomimes until… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Streaming Picks of the Week

Looking to plan out your week with some theatre at home? Here’s our guide to what you can watch this week… A Doll’s House, Lyric Hammersmith: available for a day from 2.30pm on the 20th May only, the Lyric Hammersmith is sharing a recording of Henrik Ibsen’s play, adapted for this production by Tanika Gupta… Read More

Review Round Up: Love Love Love, Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for Mike Bartlett’s play, running at the Lyric Hammersmith until the 4th April. The Guardian: **** “Bartlett’s dialogue is brilliant, from the whip-smart satire to its finely observed comment on youth, ageing and what remains of idealism in mid-life. The cast is uniformly brilliant, too, in bringing out both the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Monday 3rd February 2020

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s weekly picks of shows to go and see… Luzia, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall: given the company’s stunning performance at the BAFTA’s last night, there is no better time to catch the European premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. Catch up with what the critics made of it here.… Read More

Review Round Up: Faustus: That Damned Woman, Lyric Hammersmith

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Chris Bush’s gender swapped take on Doctor Faustus. Time Out: *** “Bush’s attempt to ‘fix’ Faustus by having its heroine pursue the opposite path to Marlowe’s ultimately creates fresh problems of its own. But McNee is excellent and at barely two hours, this is the sort of breezy… Read More

Review Round Up: Cinderella, Lyric Hammersmith

We round up the reviews for the Lyric Hammersmith’s 2019 pantomime. WhatsOnStage: **** “the west London venue has once more secured its standing as one of the fairest evenings in all the land.” The Guardian: *** “For all the progressive values, happily ever after still seems to require a proposal of marriage. But if the… Read More

PREVIEW: Vikki Stone: Song Bird, Lyric Hammersmith

The actress and comedienne returns to the Lyric Hammersmith with a special performance of her show Song Bird. Following sell-out performances and five star reviews at this year’s Edinburgh fringe, Vikki Stone will bring her show Song Bird to the Lyric Hammersmith for a special performance on the 2nd December. Vikki Stone is an award-winning… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Faustus: That Damned Woman

The Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre co-production will play at the London theatre before heading on a UK tour. Initial casting has been confirmed for Caroline Byrne’s upcoming production , which will play at the Lyric Hammersmith from the 22nd January until the 22nd February. It has been announced that Jodie McNee (Venice Preserved, Anatomy of… Read More

NEWS: Headlong and Lyric Hammersmith Theatre Announce Faustus: That Damned Woman

Headlong and the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre have confirmed the new play from Chris Bush will premiere at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in January 2020. Caroline Byrne is set to direct the play which draws upon the works of Marlowe, Goethe, and other versions of the Faustus myth that will… Read More

Review Round Up: Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith

Jeremy Herrin directs this revival of Michael Frayn’s comedy at the Lyric Hammersmith. Here’s what the critics have been saying about it… WhatsOnStage: ***** “Herrin and choreographer Joyce Henderson orchestrate the almost-silent chaos of the second act in particular with astonishing grace, and bring the entire thing to a glorious, desperate close.” The Telegraph: ***… Read More