NEWS: Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads to be Revived by the BBC

Filming is now underway for new productions of Alan Bennett’s critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues. Having first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998, ten original pieces of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues will be re-made with the addition of two new ones written by Bennett last year. They are being produced by Nicholas Hytner’s London Theatre… Read More

Review Round Up: The Welkin, National Theatre

Maxine Peake stars in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play at the National Theatre. But what have critics had to say about it? WhatsOnStage: **** “But it is a brilliant, brave, bold and intelligent three hours in the theatre. It is, for all the seriousness of its subject, often very funny yet at the close, profoundly moving.”… Read More

Interview With…Jessica Duffield

The actress chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in Maxine Peake’s play about cyclist Beryl Burton at the Arcola Theatre. Hi thanks so much for talking to me. For those who don’t know what is ‘Beryl’ about? ‘Beryl’ is the incredible story of Beryl Burton the astonishing, record-breaking cyclist from Morley, Yorkshire, who, against the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 14th July 2019

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium: officially returning to the West End this week is Laurence Connor’s new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s beloved family musical. Starring newcomer Jac… Read More

NEWS: Maxine Peake to Perform in Obliterated

The new play written and directed by Ahmed Masoud, will be performed by Maxine Peake at Amnesty International UK in Hackney. Performed by Maxine Peake on the 9th August  at Amnesty International UK in Hackney, Obliterated is a new drama by Ahmed Masoud that explores the complexity of a society that has lived under siege… Read More

REVIEW: Beryl, Rose Theatre Kingston

Maxine Peake brings this little known story of Beryl Burton to life that leaves you feeling amazed that she isn’t as well known as she deserves to be.  What do you think of when you hear the name Beryl Burton? Don’t be surprised if you have never heard of her as her story has been… Read More

PREVIEW: Beryl @Rose Theatre, Kingston

Maxine Peake’s stage writing debut arrives at the Rose Theatre in Kingston from the 8th March to make its London premiere.  Directed by Rebecca Gatward, Maxine Peake’s play looks at the life and career of Beryl Burton – the greatest female cyclist, who became five times world pursuit champion, 13 times national champion and twice road-racing… Read More