Review Round Up: The Book of Dust, Bridge Theatre

We round up the reviews for the stage adaptation based on Philip Pullman’s fantasy tale. The Guardian: **** “Hytner displays the same wizard’s touch for turning Pullman’s fast, fantasy narratives into theatrical gold. His supremely elegant production is vast, but never unruly, on a set that dazzles but does not swamp the storytelling.” iNews: ***… Read More

NEWS: New Dates Announced for The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage at the Bridge Theatre

The world premiere of this stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s novel will take place at the Bridge Theatre later this year. It has been announced that Nicholas Hytner’s production based on Philip Pullman’s novel which has been adapted for the stage by Bryony Lavery will run at the Bridge Theatre from the 2nd December 2021… Read More

NEWS: Philip Pullman to Release Unseen His Dark Materials Novella

Titled Serpentine, the novel will link where the His Dark Materials series left off as well as linking The Book of Dust series. To celebrate the 25th anniversary since the first book in His Dark Materials series, Northern Lights was released, Philip Pullman has announced he is releasing a new standalone book about teenage Lyra.… Read More

NEWS: Bridge Theatre Announces New Shows

The Bridge Theatre has announced four new shows heading to the venue in 2020. Four new productions have been announced for the Bridge Theatre, scheduled to run until April 2021. It has been announced that Polly Findlay will direct Roger Allam and Colin Morgan in Caryl Churchill’s play A Number, which will run at the theatre from the 14th February until the… Read More

Books on Love London Love Culture’s Wish List

Here’s a guide to a few books that Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon is looking forward to reading… The Testaments by Margaret Atwood: picking up the story fifteen years after the original story The Handmaid’s Tale left off, this eagerly anticipated sequel to the original is set to be published on the 10th September.… Read More

Review Round Up: The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman’s latest book is the first in a brand new series that takes place years before the His Dark Materials series. But how have critics reacted to it?  Winding the clock back a decade before the events of the original series, La Belle Sauvage promises the return of Lyra – here still an infant… Read More

Books That Every Child Should Read

In an interesting article found on the BBC website, a poll that has recently been taken involving 1,000 adults has revealed that J.K. Rowling’s popular series is the books they would encourage every child to read. Here’s a few books that Love London Love Culture would recommend every child to read (no particular order!)  1.… Read More

Review: Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman examines fairytales from a modern perspective – focusing on the ones used by the Grimm brothers in their collection. We have all grown up with fairy tales such as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty – thanks to countless books and re-tellings and of course Disney. But what Pullman examines is the background to these… Read More