Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Sunday 22nd December 2019

Here’s a guide to a few shows that you might want to book tickets for…. The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells: if you love ballet then you will not want to miss Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the film The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells for the festive season before embarking on a new UK tour. Catch… Read More

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Review Round Up: The Ocean at the End of the Lane, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s novel. The Financial Times: **** “Rudd’s staging is brilliantly pitched on the border between fantasy and reality.” Ham & High: “Gaiman’s stories which explore the fluid boundary between the literal, imaginative and uncanny, find a perfect storm here in the… Read More

Review Round Up: Three Sisters, National Theatre

We rounded up the reviews for a new production of Three Sisters at the National Theatre. The Upcoming: “All this makes Ellams’s Three Sisters a strong but currently flawed success which won’t need much improvement to turn it into a true masterpiece.” Time Out: *** “It’s a free adaptation that could afford to be freer, to dig… Read More

Review Round up: Hansard, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews Simon Godwin’s production starring Lindsay Duncan and Alex Jennings. The Guardian: *** “while Woods’s play is funny, pleasantly short (90 minutes) and ultimately moving, it also has the structural flaws of the debut dramatist.” WhatsOnStage: **** “Woods writes with clarity and ease; as a former actor, he gives actors… Read More

Review Round Up: Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear – The Musical! , National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Andy Stanton and Jim Fortune’s musical based on the children’s books. The Guardian: ** “Andy Stanton’s adaptation of his own children’s books is packed with eccentricity and verbal flourishes – all at the expense of the story.” Time Out: **** “Think about it too hard and… Read More

Review Round Up: Peter Gynt, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Jonathan Kent’s production now playing at the National Theatre. Time Out: ** ” increasingly feels like a chore, and a smattering of good humour can’t conceal the play’s fundamental sour slogginess.” The Independent: **** “this production offers the most laugh-out-loud, feel-bad version I’ve seen of this astonishing, ahead-of-its-time… Read More

Review Round Up: Rutherford & Son, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Polly Findlay’s production starring Roger Allam. The Times: **** “The National Theatre’s oppressive but inspiring revival is far more than a one-man show. Yet it is Roger Allam’s northern powerhouse of a central performance that sets its weather. It is Allam’s huge presence but sure touch… Read More

Review Round Up: Anna, National Theatre

Phoebe Fox stars as the title role in this new thriller now playing at the National Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… WhatsOnStage: **** “For those familiar with the Ringhams’ work, this sound technology will be familiar. It is the pairing up with Hickson’s intriguing plot that is more of a departure… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 12th May

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of Dog Without Feathers at the Southbank Centre: LLLC caught Deborah Colker’s dance piece which combines contemporary, ritual and classical dancing and is inspired by  João Cabral de Melo Neto’s masterpiece poem Cão. Review Amour at Charing Cross… Read More

Review Round Up: Small Island, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Helen Edmundson’s stage adaptation of Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel. Broadway World: **** “This is a stirring spectacle that never loses sight of the people at its heart, and an important national story told with all the resources, heart and boundless creativity of our national theatre.” The… Read More