REVIEW: The Cellist, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (Online)

First performed at the Royal Opera House earlier this year, Cathy Marston’s ballet wonderfully plays tribute to Jacqueline du Pré’s career and love for her instrument. From the way in which composer Philip Feeney intertwines cello music of Elgar, Beethoven, Fauré, Mendelssohn, Piatti, Rachmaninoff and Schubert to the way Cathy Marston’s choreography highlights the bond… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Streaming Picks of the Week: Monday 1st June

For those who are missing the theatre, here’s a guide to some productions you will be able to watch this week… Random Selfies, Brixton House Theatre (4th June, 3.30pm): as part of its House to House project, the newly named Brixton House Theatre (formerly the Ovalhouse Theatre) delves into its archives to present Mike Kenny’s… Read More

REVIEW: The Winter’s Tale, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House (Online)

Christopher Wheeldon’s beautiful adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is a real treat to watch. From start to finish Christopher Wheeldon’s vibrant, emotionally powerful take on The Winter’s Tale is filled with attention to detail particularly in terms of conveying the raw emotions of the characters portrayed by members of the Royal Ballet. Through his explicit… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Month: April 2020

With plenty of online content and interviews happening, there has still been plenty to read about on LLLC. Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads this month… Review of the 1998 production of Oklahoma!: we were able to watch the 1998 National Theatre production of this classic musical thanks to Broadway HD… Read More

REVIEW: The Metamorphosis, Royal Ballet, Linbury Studio Theatre (Online)

Deeply disturbing but fascinating, this interpretation of Kafka’s famous story features an incredible central performance from Edward Watson as Gregor. Having originally premiered at the Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio Theatre in 2011, this 2013 revival of Arthur Pita’s adaptation of Franz Kafka’s story enhances the theatrical quality of the story – but runs out… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 12th April

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on LLLC this week… Review of The Prince of Egypt the Musical’s Original Cast recording: this week we took a listen to the newly released recording of the West End musical, featuring the original cast. The soundtrack includes ‘Deliver Us’, ‘Never in a Million Years’… Read More

REVIEW: Acis and Galatea, Royal Opera House (2009)

Wayne McGregor’s production is a rare opportunity to appreciate the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet at the same time. Showcased alongside McGregor’s take on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2009, his production of Acis and Galatea cleverly combines Handel’s beautiful fluid music with some wonderful choreography particularly in the opening section. There is much… Read More

Review Round Up: Onegin, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

We round up the reviews for the Royal Ballet’s production of Onegin, now playing at the Royal Opera House. The Stage: **** “Distilled to its narrative essence, this is a ferocious and captivating ballet, danced with an immersive passion that is close to abandon.” The Guardian: ***** “Cranko, such an intelligent choreographer, is attuned to… Read More

PREVIEW: Sylvia, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet will be performing Frederick Ashton’s Sylvia, to mark the 65th anniversary of the ballet.  Playing at the Royal Opera House from the 23rd November, The Royal Ballet will perform Frederick Ashton’s second full length ballet which was originally created as a showpiece for his muse Margot Fonteyn. Considered to feature one of the… Read More

NEWS: The Royal Ballet Announce Kenneth MacMillan : A National Celebration

Taking place from the 10th October, this landmark festival will see the The Royal Ballet will be joined by Birmingham Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Northern Ballet and Scottish Ballet and Yorke Dance Project paying tribute to the choreographer.  From the 10th October until the 1st November, across a variety of evenings each of the companies involved will perform one of Kenneth MacMillan’s one-act masterpieces.… Read More