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

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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

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Year

With 2018 fast approaching, here’s a look back at Love London Love Culture’s top posts of  2017…  First listen to One Night Only from the Leading Ladies debut album: this year has seen the leading Ladies release their debut album and this first track that was released from the album has proved popular on Love London… Read More

Review Round Up: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella, Sadler’s Wells

Following on from last year’s highly successful production of The Red Shoes, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures presents Cinderella at Sadler’s Wells before embarking on a UK tour. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews:  The Stage: **** “Evocative, spectacular and very, very loud, this is Bourne at his most Barnum-like.” Musical Theatre Musings:… Read More

NEWS: New Adventures Announces Return of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

The dance company have announced that Matthew Bourne’s production of Swan Lake will return to Sadler’s Wells for Christmas 2018.  Matthew Bourne’s production will return to the London venue with a fresh new look in time for Christmas 2018 before embarking on a UK tour. Tickets for the Sadler’s Wells run will go on sale… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

New Adventures have today announced casting for the UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s production of Cinderella, opening at Sadler’s Wells on the 9th December.  The new UK tour of the production will see Cordelia Braithwaite and Ashley Shaw, fresh from their role of Victoria Page in the Red Shoes, sharing the role of Cinderella. Meanwhile, Will Bozier, Andrew Monaghan and Dominic North will… Read More