Review Round Up: The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical. The Guardian: **** “A special mention should go to Paul Farnsworth’s costumes that with their ostrich-plumed headdresses and organdie frocks ideally match Wilson’s exuberant period pastiche.” WhatsOnStage: *** “It all adds up to a perfectly marvellous Christmas evening, with lashings… Read More

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First Look at…The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

Production images for Matthew White’s revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical have been released. Now in previews at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend will officially open at the theatre on the 3rd December. Casting for Matthew White’s production includes: Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst),… Read More

Five Minutes With… Issy van Randwyck

The actress chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in the Menier Chocolate Factory’s revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend. Hi Issy. For those not familiar with The Boy Friend what is it about? The clue is in the title – The Boy Friend or rather boyfriends … The show is set on The Riviera in… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…The Boy Friend, Menier Chocolate Factory

Rehearsal images have been released for the upcoming revival of Sandy Wilson’s The Boy Friend. Playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 22nd November, rehearsals have begun for Matthew White’s revival of Sandy Wilson’s musical.  Set in Madame Dubonnet’s finishing school in the south of France, these perfect young ladies burst into song at… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for The Boy Friend

The production will play at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 22nd November. Further casting has been announced for Matthew White’s upcoming production of Sandy Wilson’s musical, playing at the Menier Chocolate Factory from the 22nd November until the 7th March. Joining the previously announced Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 6th October

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular news, reviews and interviews now available to read on LLLC. Review of The Watsons at the Menier Chocolate Factory: Love London Love Culture began the week with a trip to the Menier Chocolate Factory to catch Laura Wade’s refreshingly unique take on Jane Austen’s unfinished novel.… Read More

REVIEW: The Watsons, Menier Chocolate Factory

Laura Wade’s gleeful reimagining of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel is a refreshing tribute to her work and characters. When it comes to Jane Austen it would be fair to say that there have been countless adaptations of her work – what with her other unfinished novel Sanditon transformed for television and the numerous programmes and… Read More

Five Minutes With… Elander Moore

Elander Moore chatted to Emma Clarendon about starring in The Watsons at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Hi Elander, could you tell us a bit more about what The Watsons is about? The Watsons is a brand new play by Laura Wade, based on an unfinished novel by Jane Austen. I’m currently sworn to secrecy but… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 28th July 2019

Here’s a guide to what Love London Love Culture has been up to this week… Interview with Robert Rhodes: the actor chatted to us about taking on the role of Quasimodo in Iris Theatre’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Review of The Bridges of Madison County at the Menier Chocolate Factory: this week… Read More

REVIEW: The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory

Jenna Russell’s stunning performance combined with Trevor Nunn’s delicately understated production captures the soul of the story perfectly. Quiet and understated, this is a musical and story that subtly makes an impact on you with its gentle examination of what it is like to not have your life go quite the way you planned through… Read More