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

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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

REVIEW: ISHQ the Musical, Sadler’s Wells

This first Anglo Punjabi Sufi musical is a beautiful and fascinating tale – but problems with sound and characterisation affect the production.  Based on the legend of Heer Ranjha, ISHQ is a musical filled with dazzling costumes and is visually beautiful and creative to look at – but is let down by poor sound and a… Read More

NEWS: New Musical ISHQ to Mark 70 Years of Pakistan’s Independence

From the 7th September, Sadler’s Wells will present the UK premiere of  brand new Sufi musical, ISHQ.  Marking the 70th anniversary of Pakistan’s independence and celebrating diversity, ISHQ will make its UK debut at Sadler’s Wells from the 7th to the 9th September. The legend of Heer Ranjha tells the story of a romance that… Read More

NEWS: Jeremy Irons to Narrate Voices of the Amazon

It has been confirmed by Sisters Grimm that the Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor will be narrating their new show Voices of the Amazon, when it arrives at Sadler’s Wells from the 4th July.  This new dance musical,which receives its UK premiere in London, is directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman with choreography by Helen Pickett. Set… Read More

NEWS: Voices of the Amazon to Premiere at Sadler’s Wells

The UK premiere of new dance musical Voices of the Amazon to debut at Sadler’s Wells on the 4th July.  From the creators of  the Grammy Award-nominated show INALA, comes the UK premiere of the dance musical Voices of the Amazon. Directed by Pietra Mello-Pittman, choreographed by Helen Pickett and composed by Ella Spira, Sister Grimm… Read More