Review Round Up: Richard II, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Discover what critics made of Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton’s new production of Richard II… The Guardian: **** “If one definition of a first-rate Shakespeare production is that it makes one view the play afresh, this pioneering show eminently passes the test.” WhatsOnStage: **** “This production of Richard II is not only stylish and fiercely performed,… Read More

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Review Round Up: Edward II, Shakespeare’s Globe

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Nick Bagnall’s  production. WhatsOnStage: **** “While Bagnall’s production is generally low on frills (setting aside some charming musical accompaniments), it is a highly involving watch which gallops along at the right pace – and has been stripped back in order to reward a newcomer.” The Telegraph: *** “The performances are variable. Several odd dramatic choices (a… Read More

Review Round Up: Macbeth, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Robert Hastie directs Michelle Terry and Paul Ready in this new production of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… WhatsOnStage: *** “Terry is very, very good indeed as Lady Macbeth, charting her decline from warm, clever woman to a broken wreck with forensic detail and deep emotion.” The Jewish Chronicle: *****… Read More

Review Round Up: Love’s Labour’s Lost, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Nick Bagnall directs this new production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, starring Charlotte Mills, Leaphia Darko and Tom Kanji. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… The Guardian: *** “There are bawdy love scenes, physical gags aplenty and expansive performances from a chamber cast of eight. Some of the embellishments work well but it’s also a little, well,… Read More

Review Round Up: The Captive Queen, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Barrie Rutter directs this new re-imagination of John Dryden’s Restoration drama, filled with passion and politics. Here’s what critics have had to say about it… An ageing Emperor and his Governor rage at the loss of their youth and beauty. Two fratricidal sons are spurred from victory in war to the warfare of love. And… Read More

Review Round Up: All’s Well That Ends Well, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Caroline Byrne directs this new production of Shakespeare’s tale of rebellion and determination. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews… Helena has lost and buried her father. Now an orphan – and an outsider – she pines for the love of Bertram, the son of her adopted family. He too is reeling from the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Month: October 2017

Missed anything that Love London Love Culture has featured this month? Then worry not as LLLC rounds up the most popular posts of the month…  1.Saatchi Gallery announces Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism exhibition: this is the news that the Saatchi Gallery will mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution with an exhibition featuring Post-Soviet Union protest art –… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Round Up of the Week: Sunday 29th October

Missed any exciting theatre news? Missed what Love London Love Culture has been seeing and reviewing this week? Fear not as LLLC rounds up the most popular posts of the week…. 1. The Saatchi Gallery to present Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism exhibition: the most popular piece of news on Love London Love Culture this week is all… Read More

REVIEW: Romantics Anonymous, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

This glorious new musical based on the 2010 film Les Emotifs Anonymes is a treat and a delight to watch from beginning to end.  What a scrummy treat this new musical is! With songs that are like a box of chocolate themselves: full of treats and unexpected surprises and a genuinely heartfelt story that celebrates… Read More

Review Round Up: Othello, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe

Ellen McDougall’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy is currently playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse – but what have critics been saying about it?  The Stage: **** “Ellen McDougall’s stunning staging tells the many stories of what it means to be female in this play.” The Guardian: *** “The cast go for a low-key, conversational style… Read More