NEWS: Principle Casting Announced for South Pacific

The production is set to open at the Manchester Opera House on the 16th July. Principle casting has been announced for the Chichester Festival Theatre production of the classic musical which will begin performances at the Manchester Opera House in July before embarking on a UK tour and London season at Sadler’s Wells. Directed by… Read More

Review Round Up: Nutcracker!, Sadler’s Wells

We round up the reviews for Matthew Bourne’s take on the classic ballet. iNews: **** “It’s not the best Bourne ballet – the choreography is a little uninteresting – but it’s a funny take on a Christmas classic, a bit like one of those Heston Blumenthal festive recipes that involve sticking exploding candy into a… Read More

REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet: Curated by Carlos Acosta, Sadler’s Wells

This trio of works uses ballet to highlight important themes but it feels slightly flat. Combining elements of classical ballet but transforming them for a modern audience with contemporary ideas, this carefully curated selection of works is suitably atmospheric and thought provoking – but somehow feels a bit flat and as though it is missing… Read More

Review Round Up: The Midnight Bell, Sadler’s Wells

We round up the review’s for Matthew Bourne’s latest show, opening at Sadler’s Wells before embarking on a UK tour. The Guardian: **** “The show’s success owes much to the atmosphere created by Bourne’s collaborators: Paul Groothuis’s sound design, the birdsong and footsteps and car engines that make the city hum even in the early… Read More

REVIEW: Singin’ In the Rain, Sadler’s Wells

Bringing plenty of Hollywood glamour and class, Jonathan Church’s production of the classic musical is stunning from start to finish. How appropriate it was to be caught out in the rain as I headed to see this gloriously glamorous production of Singin’ In The Rain, helping to add to the excitement of finally getting to… Read More

NEWS: World Premiere of Jonathan Glazer’s Strasbourg 1518 Heading to BBC 2

The new film from Jonathan Glazer, co-commissioned by Artangel & Sadler’s Wells will be shown on BBC 2 on the 20th July. The world premiere of the new film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth, Under The Skin, The Fall) will take place on BBC Two at 10pm on Monday 20th July and will be available on BBC iPlayer… Read More

New Theatre Dates for 2021

The current Covid-19 pandemic has caused a number of productions to cancel its London runs for this year – but a few of them have announced new dates or extensions into next year. Here is LLLC’s guide to some of those announced so far… The Prince of Egypt, Dominion Theatre: this West End musical has… Read More

An Open Letter to Theatre and Performance makers

An open letter has been sent by the signatories to their networks of freelancers. This is a letter to self-employed and freelance theatre and performance makers in the UK. To the actors, playwrights, directors, choreographers, stage managers, designers, stage crews and set-builders to name just a few. We really miss being with you during this… Read More

REVIEW: Romeo & Juliet, New Adventures, Sadler’s Wells (Sky Arts)

This striking take on William Shakespeare’s tragedy offers new life into this much told story. For those expecting a traditional interpretation this classic story are in for a huge shock with Matthew Bourne’s electrifying and deeply fascinating take on Romeo & Juliet. In this somewhat chilling and at times disturbing version, instead of having the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Productions

As Love London Love Culture approaches its fifth birthday, Emma Clarendon looks back at some of her favourite theatre productions from the last few years… Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre (2017): based on his immensely funny film, this musical version of Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein more than delivered in terms of sheer hilarity. There was a… Read More