Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Sunday 22nd December 2019

Here’s a guide to a few shows that you might want to book tickets for…. The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells: if you love ballet then you will not want to miss Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the film The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells for the festive season before embarking on a new UK tour. Catch… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 22nd December 2019

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of The Snow Queen at the Rose Theatre: still proving to be a popular read this week, is our review of the Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2019 festive production based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale. Details of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s… Read More

REVIEW: The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells

This new revival of Matthew Bourne’s romantic and dramatic take on the 1948 film is beautiful to watch unfold. Matthew Bourne has such a way of story telling in all of his work – even with their contemporary twist whether it is his all-male Swan Lake or the deeply gothic rendition of Sleeping Beauty, all… Read More

PREVIEW: Derrière on a G String, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells

Alfred Taylor-Gaunt’s comedy dance show will play at the theatre from the 1st to the 4th October. Transforming some of the best known and loved classical music pieces Derrière on a G String is a new comedy dance piece from choreographer Alfred Taylor-Gaunt and will play for a limited run at Sadler’s Wells in October.… Read More

Review Round Up: Romeo & Juliet, Sadler’s Wells

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Romeo & Juliet . The Independent: **** “Where many Romeo retellings emphasise contemporary divisions, Bourne reframes it as a story of young people against a uniformly oppressive system.” The Telegraph: ***** “For a few agonising moments during the press night for Matthew Bourne’s new… Read More

NEWS: Singin’ in the Rain to Return to London

Jonathan Church’s Olivier Award nominated production is set to return to London next year for a limited season. It has been confirmed that the Chichester Festival Theatre production directed by Jonathan Church will play at Sadler’s Wells for a limited five week season from the 24th July 2020. Meanwhile, it has also been announced that… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 6th January

Here’s a few interviews, reviews, news and features on LLLC that are  popular reads this week… Interview with Gemma Barnett: this week, LLLC chatted to the actress about starring in Papercut Theatre’s production of ‘Lola’ as part of The Vaults Festival from the 23rd January. Interview with Jessica Lazar: also proving popular this week is Love London Love Culture’s interview with director Jessica Lazar, discussing her production of… Read More

Review Round Up: Swan Lake, Sadler’s Wells

Matthew Bourne’s classic production returns to Sadler’s Wells – find out if it still lives up to expectations with LLLC’s review round up… The Telegraph: **** “this production – flaws and all – remains an embarrassment of riches, and in Ball it may well have found its most electrifying leading man since the dancer who… Read More

REVIEW: The Emperor and the Concubine, China National Peking Opera Company, Sadler’s Wells

This tragic love story based on an historic event in the Tang Dynasty is beautifully brought to life in this production – but due to volume levels it can be difficult to appreciate the music properly.  Thank goodness I was give an opportunity to take a sneak peak behind the scenes before watching the China… Read More

PREVIEW: Carmen La Cubana, Sadler’s Wells

Receiving its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells this August, Carmen La Cubana sees the story of Carmen given a Cuban twist… Carmen La Cubana is inspired by both George Bizet’s opera Carmen and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical adaptation Carmen Jones and will be performed at Sadler’s Wells from the 1st to the 18th August. The UK premiere is directed by… Read More