REVIEW: Girlfriends, London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Bishopsgate Institute

There is no doubting the strength of Howard Goodall’s beautiful score, with the cast of the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s latest concert delivering highly emotional performances.    The London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s latest concert performance brings to life the glorious score of Howard Goodall’s Girlfriends, complete with an all-star cast who capture the courage and… Read More

NEWS: Casting Confirmed for LMTO’s Concert of Girlfriends

Casting for the concert performances taking place at the Bishopgate Institute on the 2nd and 3rd November has been announced.  Composed by Emmy Award-winner Howard Goodall, Girlfriends is World War II set British musical and celebrates the work of the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). Today, casting has been confirmed for the concert performances, which will be directed… Read More

Review Round Up: Wasted, Southwark Playhouse

Adam Lenson directs Natasha Barnes in this new rock musical about the Brontës. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Stage: *** “While it doesn’t always work, and it’s freeform almost to a fault, musical theatre in this country isn’t often allowed to experiment with form and scale like this – and… Read More

First Look At… Wasted, Southwark Playhouse

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon attended the launch for new rock musical Wasted about the Bronte sisters. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect…  Playing at the Southwark Playhouse from the 6th September, Wasted is a brand new rock musical that follows the ups and downs in the lives of the Bronte sisters, featuring… Read More

REVIEW: Real by Natasha Barnes

The actress and singer has released her debut album – has it been worth the wait?  It has to be said there are plenty of things to say about this refreshing and sophisticated debut album from Natasha Barnes – the difficulty is knowing exactly where to begin. Since making her big debut as Fanny Brice… Read More

REVIEW: Tryst, Tabard Theatre

This gripping drama has plenty of twists and turns that keep the audience enthralled from beginning to end.  Appearances can be deceptive as audiences find out in Karoline Leach’s slow burning thriller that keeps audiences guessing right until the horrific ending, beautifully built up in Phoebe Barran’s intimate production. Adelaide is a hardworking shop girl… Read More

Interview with… Natasha Barnes

Fresh from her performance as Mabel in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s performance of Mack and Mabel at the Hackney Empire, Natasha Barnes spoke to Love London Love Culture about her debut album and upcoming performance in Tryst at the Tabard Theatre…  Hi Natasha, congratulations on your new single! How do you feel about releasing… Read More

REVIEW: Mack & Mabel, London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Hackney Empire

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra made their East London debut with a spectacular and lively performance of Mack and Mabel that thrilled audiences from beginning to end.    Just when you think that the London Musical Theatre Orchestra couldn’t put anymore into their performances, they up their game once again with this wonderful performance of… Read More

First Impressions of… Supermodel by Natasha Barnes

The actress has released her debut single ‘Supermodel’ – here’s Love London Love Culture’s thoughts about it…. For anyone who has seen her performance as Fanny Brice in the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, they will know just how well she can sing as a musical theatre actress. But now she is branching out… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for LMTO’s Performance of Mack & Mabel

Following on from successful performances of Bernstein’s Candide In Concert and Honeymoon in Vegas, London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced casting for its upcoming performance of Mack & Mabel.  Taking place on the 23rd September at the Hackney Empire, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s performance of Jerry Herman’s musical is set to star Natasha Barnes,… Read More