NEWS: National Theatre Announces New Season

The newly announced season includes the London transfer of Standing at the Sky’s Edge from Sheffield Theatres. The National Theatre has unveiled details of its upcoming season, which will see Kristin Scott Thomas making her stage debut at the theatre in Simon Stone’s new adaptation of Phaedra alongside Assaad Bouab. This season will also see the… Read More

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Review Round Up: Death of England, National Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for  Roy Williams and Clint Dyer’s one man play starring Rafe Spall. The Guardian: **** “Overtly political references range from Trump and Steve Bannon to Tommy Robinson and the Windrush scandal but these embody the play’s few weak moments, when Michael speaks as if on a soapbox.… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Monday 3rd February 2020

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s weekly picks of shows to go and see… Luzia, Cirque du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall: given the company’s stunning performance at the BAFTA’s last night, there is no better time to catch the European premiere of Cirque du Soleil’s Luzia. Catch up with what the critics made of it here.… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Monday 27th January

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows that you might want to book tickets for this week… Coming Clean , Trafalgar Studios: this is your last chance to catch Kevin Elyot’s play at the Trafalgar Studios, booking until the 1st February! A story that examines the nature of fidelity and the limits… Read More

Review Round Up: The Welkin, National Theatre

Maxine Peake stars in Lucy Kirkwood’s new play at the National Theatre. But what have critics had to say about it? WhatsOnStage: **** “But it is a brilliant, brave, bold and intelligent three hours in the theatre. It is, for all the seriousness of its subject, often very funny yet at the close, profoundly moving.”… Read More

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

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