Review Round Up: A Christmas Carol, Old Vic Theatre

Jack Thorne’s version of the classic festive story returns to the Old Vic Theatre with Stephen Tompkinson as Scrooge. Here’s what critics have made of it…  The Stage: **** “Trust Thorne to make a success of it, adding ambiguity to the ending and furnishing the show with some properly tearjerking moments. Let’s hope it returns… Read More

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Shows Opening: December 2018

December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected  seven of the very best opening next month…  1. Striking 12, Union Theatre: inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Matchgirl and featuring a pop, rock and jazz score, this Off-Broadway musical arrives… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The American Clock at the Old Vic

Playing at the Old Vic Theatre from the 4th February, casting for Rachel Chavkin’s production of Arthur Miller’s The American Clock has been confirmed.  Casting for this revival of Arthur Miller’s play is set to include Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca… Read More

REVIEW: Wise Children,Old Vic Theatre

Bewildering but entertaining, Emma Rice effectively highlights what ‘family’ really means as well as the different ways rejection can affect our lives – told through her unique brand of magical creativity.  It has to be said that initially on leaving Wise Children you are left wondering exactly what you have seen. But the longer you… Read More

Five Minutes with…Etta Murfitt

The choreographer spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about creating the choreography for Emma Rice’s Wise Children, playing at the Old Vic Theatre before embarking on a UK tour.  Thanks so much for talking to me. Could you explain a bit more about what Wise Children is about? Wise Children is about twins Nora… Read More

PREVIEW: All My Sons, Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic is set to present a new production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons in collaboration with Headlong in 2019.  America, 1947. Despite hard choices and even harder knocks, Joe and Kate Keller are a success story. They have built a home, raised two sons and established a thriving business. But nothing lasts… Read More

Review Round Up: A Monster Calls, Old Vic Theatre

Sally Cookson directs this production based on Patrick Ness’s story, which is now playing at the Old Vic Theatre. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…  The Guardian: **** “It is Cookson’s gift for creating a world out of simple props and actors’ bodies that gives the show its drive.” LondonTheatreReviews.co.uk: *** “The result… Read More

Review Round Up: Mood Music, Old Vic Theatre

Joe Penhall’s play about the music industry has officially opened at the Old Vic Theatre. Here’s what critics have been saying about it…  The Stage: **** “Penhall puts the musical idea of tension and resolution into his characters to create a fascinating, quietly gripping examination of creativity and everything that goes with it.” The Arts… Read More

Shows Opening…May 2018

Here’s a guide to a few of the shows that Love London Love Culture is looking forward to throughout May…  1. Red, Wyndham’s Theatre: last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, Michael Grandage presents the first revival of his production of John Logan’s play, which sees Alfred Molina reviving his role as Mark… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for A Monster Calls

The Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic have announced the full casting for the world premiere of A Monster Calls, playing at the Bristol Old Vic from the 31st May and the Old Vic from the 7th July.  Based on the novel by Patrick Ness and directed by Sally Cookson, the world premiere production is… Read More