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

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 8th March

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of Pretty Woman the Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre: this week saw the official opening of the London production starring Danny Mac and Aimie Atkinson. The musical features a score by Bryan Adams and is directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.… Read More

Review Round Up: Women Beware Women, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean drama. WhatsOnStage: *** “Despite some dramatic moments peeking through, the effect of this stylised production leads to an ending peppered with stifled laughter.” The Times: ** “Greed, ambition, sexual abuse: Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean gorefest makes a biliously apt play for today. Unfortunately, while… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Casting for Swive [Elizabeth],

The new play created by Ella Hickson and Natalie Abrahami will play at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 6th December until the 15th February. Full casting has been announced for Natalie Abrahami’s production which will begin performances at Shakespeare’s Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse on the 6th December. This world premiere production is set to… Read More

Review Round Up: Bartholomew Fair, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Blanche McIntyre’s production now playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Evening Standard: *** “McIntrye’s production alternately finesses or speeds over the knots in the story. In a peppy ensemble, the standouts are Dickon Tyrell as pompous lawmaker Overdo, Zach Wyatt as rich dupe Cokes, and Joshua Lacey and Boadicea Ricketts playing two couples on opposite… Read More

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

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