NEWS: Michael Ball to Reprise Role As Edna Turnblad

The West End star will reprise his Olivier Award winning role as Hairspray returns to London for a limited season at the London Coliseum next year. As well as direction by Jack O’Brien and choreography by Jerry Mitchell, Hairspray the Musical is set to return to London for a limited season at the London Coliseum… Read More

NEWS: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe to Headline Finale of Hampton Court Palace Festival

Historic Royal Palaces and IMG have confirmed the duo will headline the final night of Hampton Court Palace Festival 2019. Musical theatre star Michael Ball and world-renowned tenor Alfie Boe will return to Hampton Court Palace to perform as part of the palace’s festival on the 22nd June. Tickets will go on sale at 10am… 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

REVIEW: Chess, London Coliseum

Chris Omaweng paid a visit to the London Coliseum to see the revival  of the 1980’s musical.  You know the storyline is going to be a little difficult to follow if, like me, you’ve never seen Chess before, when there is a two-page synopsis in the show’s programme. There are a lot of us experiencing… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Year

With 2018 fast approaching, here’s a look back at Love London Love Culture’s top posts of  2017…  First listen to One Night Only from the Leading Ladies debut album: this year has seen the leading Ladies release their debut album and this first track that was released from the album has proved popular on Love London… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Year: Top 10 Albums

Love London Love Culture’s top 10 favourite albums of 2017 are as follows…  10. Dreamgirls – Original London Cast Recording:  for anyone wishing to relive this glitzy show filled with fantastic songs and vocals, this high quality soundtrack for the London production relives the joy of watching the show live. While of course Amber Riley’s rendition… Read More

REVIEW: Together Again by Alfie Boe and Michael Ball

The pair collaborate once more on an album filled with classic songs. But is it worth listening to?  Every song on this latest collaboration between Michael Ball and Alfie Boe showcases the differences in their vocal style but also the ways in which they can use it to their advantage to give songs a refreshing… Read More

PREVIEW: Chess, London Coliseum

Tim Rice’s musical is heading back to London, being revived by the ENO for a run at the London Coliseum from the 26th April 2018.  The musical, written by Tim Rice and ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, originally started out as a concept album in 1984 and features the songs he songs “I Know Him So… Read More

REVIEW: Together by Michael Ball and Alfie Boe

Both singers from their background in musical theatre have plenty to offer on this album that really brings a sense of drama and passion that will be appreciated by all musical theatre fans .  Michael Ball and Alfie Boe might have drastically different tones to their voices and different backgrounds in musical theatre – but… Read More