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

Review Round Up: Top Girls, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Lyndsey Turner’s revival of Caryl Churchill’s play. The Guardian: *** “It’s still a wonderful piece but at times it seems as if we’re watching three separate plays.” The Stage: *** “No other playwright has so vividly dramatised the core feminist principle that the personal is political.… Read More

Review Round Up: Downstate, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Pam MacKinnon’s production of Bruce Norris’ new play. Morning Star: **** “K Todd Freeman is fierce and tender in equal measure in his outstanding portrayal of the Diana Ross-loving choreographer Dee, while Tim Hopper’s Andy demands attention with his simmering self-righteousness.” Culture Whisper: *** “Downstate is an… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks: February 2019

Here’s LLLC’s monthly guide to some of the best theatre openings in  February… Dracula, London Library: following the discovery that the London Library’s collection is closely connected to the creation Dracula, Creation Theatre will present 18 performances of its production of the classic story between the 2nd February and 2nd March. Rip it Up, Garrick Theatre: for a limited time from the 7th February, celebrate the best of the 1960’s with the… Read More

REVIEW: When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

To say there’s been a lot of hype surrounding When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other would be an understatement. The announcement of Cate Blanchett’s National Theatre debut gathered so much interest that a ticket ballot system was introduced given the huge demand and limited space of the Dorfman Theatre. During previews eager theatregoers began… Read More

Review Round Up: The Tell- Tale Heart, National Theatre

This new play by Anthony Neilson is based on the short story by Edgar Allan Poe. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews of the the production currently playing at the National Theatre.  The Times: **** “It’s a little crazy and crude, but, despite the occasional relapses into self-reference, Anthony Neilson’s story works.”  The Telegraph: ****… Read More