REVIEW: Santtu- Mattias Rouvali Conducts Stravinsky, Southbank Centre

The newly announced Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, Santtu-Matias Rouvali,offers a lively and entertaining concert that seems a tantalising taste of what audiences can expect when he officially takes over in the 2020/2021 season. Having recently been announced as the Principal Conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra, taking over from Esa-Pekka Salonen, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and… Read More

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NEWS: Alex Jennings Joins the Cast of The Light in the Piazza

The actor joins the previously announced soprano Renée Fleming and star of Disney’s The Descendants Dove Cameron in the production playing at the Royal Festival Hall from June. It has been announced that the three time  Olivier Award winner and current BAFTA nominee, Alex Jennings (My Fair Lady, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The Queen, Bridget Jones:… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for The Light in the Piazza

The musical will play for a limited run at the Royal Festival Hall  from the 14th June. Joining the previously announced Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron, the production directed by  Olivier award-winner, Daniel Evans is also set to star: Rob Houchen,Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne, Marie McLaughlin and Malcolm Sinclair. Casting for the role of Signor Naccarelli, Fabrizio’s father has yet to be announced. Meanwhile, the company will also include  Matthew Woodyatt,… Read More

PREVIEW: Gershwin Reimagined, Royal Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall will present an evening filled with classic  Gershwin songs performed by Shaun Escoffery and Laura Mvula.  Taking place on the 10th February, this one off concert will see Olivier Award-nominated Shaun Escoffery (currently playing Mufasa in West End musical The Lion King), Mercury award-nominated Laura Mvula and the Philharmonia Orchestra performing a number of Gershwin classics. Songs such as ‘Embraceable You’, ‘Summertime’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’ have been arranged by… Read More

REVIEW: Circus 1903, Royal Festival Hall

This is a circus show which is as thrilling as it is beautiful to watch.  Thanks to films such as Water for Elephants and more recently The Greatest Showman, there is an irresistible appeal for the traditional circuses from around the 1900’s. Now thanks to Circus 1903, there is a great opportunity to revisit the golden age of circus. As thrilling as it is beautiful to watch, Neil Dorward’s… Read More

Interview With..David Williamson

The magician spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing Circus 1903 to London for its European premiere.  How excited are you about bringing Circus 1903 to London? I’ve been coming to London for over 30 years performing as a magician, in fact I was here three years ago with the Illusionist in the… Read More

NEWS: The Light in the Piazza To Play at the Royal Festival Hall in 2019

The London premiere of the Tony Award winning musical is set to take place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall from the 14th June until the 5th July.  Scenario Two have announced that their debut production will be the London premiere of Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel’s musical which will be directed by Daniel… Read More

REVIEW: Backbone, Gravity & Other Myths, Royal Festival Hall

The Australian circus troupe present a clever and slick show that highlights the strength and the importance of the backbone. I have to say I’m consistently amazed by the variety of circus shows around, the numerous approaches to showcase an amazing amount of talent in one show. Now, with Backbone  the bar has once again… Read More

NEWS: Further Casting Announced for UK Premiere of A Little Princess

Further casting has been announced to join the previously confirmed Danny Mac and Amanda Abbington in the upcoming UK premiere of A Little Princess.  Directed by Arlene Phillips, the semi-staged concert performance will take place at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Bank Holiday, Monday 28 May. Now further casting has been confirmed to join… Read More

NEWS: Amanda Abbington and Danny Mac Confirmed for UK premiere of A Little Princess

Sherlock star Amanda Abbington and Sunset Boulevard star Danny Mac are the first cast to be confirmed for the upcoming UK premiere of new musical A Little Princess.  Andrew Lippa’s musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel will make its UK premiere at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Bank Holiday, Monday 28 May. Amanda… Read More