PREVIEW: Alys, Always, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner directs the world premiere production based  on Harriet Lane’s novel.  The Bridge Theatre’s next production is the world premiere production based on Harriet Lane’s psychological thriller, adapted for the stage by Lucinda Coxon and directed by Nicholas Hytner. Frances works on the books pages of a Sunday newspaper. She’s quiet and capable, but nobody takes much notice: her face is pressed to the… Read More

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Review Round Up: Allelujah!, Bridge Theatre

Alan Bennett’s latest play has officially opened at the Bridge Theatre. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…. The Guardian: **** “there is a wealth of good jokes and a deceptive patina of nostalgia. The classic songs, arranged by George Fenton and sung by the patients, are proof of the durability of age… Read More

REVIEW: Julius Caesar, Bridge Theatre

Love London Love Culture was part of the crowd for this engaging and powerful production of Shakespeare’s play.  There is something so powerful about being part of the crowd watching this gripping and wonderfully staged production of Shakespeare’s play – despite the rough handling by those in security jackets yelling at people to move back… Read More

PREVIEW: Julius Caesar, Bridge Theatre

Ben Whishaw and David Morrissey are set to star in Nicholas Hytner’s upcoming production at the Bridge Theatre.  Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets… Read More

DVD Review: The Lady in the Van

This big screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s memoir of his friendship with Miss Shepherd is surprisingly heartwarming and funny to watch.  Playing Miss Shepherd is a role that is very much a departure from the grandeur of Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey – but Maggie Smith rises to the challenge perfectly. The Lady in the… Read More