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

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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

Review Round Up: Hadestown, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and director Rachel Chavkin’s interpretation of Mitchell’s acclaimed concept album…  Rewrite This Story: ***** “Hadestown is painfully relevant and beautifully moving. It’s a production which will surely be remembered by all who see it, and should be seen by all.” Culture Whisper: **** “The plot doesn’t quite… Read More

LLLC Recommends: Shows Marking the Centenary of World War One

Here are five shows that Love London Love Culture recommends to mark the centenary of World War One this November….  1. The Wiper Times, Arts Theatre: telling the story of a group of soldiers who started The Wipers Times newspaper during WWI to help raise the morale of troops fighting in Europe, it is a funny… Read More

Review Round Up: Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre

Sophie Okonedo and Ralph Fiennes star in Simon Godwin’s production of Antony and Cleopatra at the National Theatre. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: **** “Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo are at the top of their game as the self-deluded lovers, and director Simon Godwin proves yet again that he combines a contemporary… Read More