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

Review Round Up: Comus, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

John Milton’s play is brought to life and the stage again in a new production directed by Lucy Bailey – but what have critics been saying about it?  The Guardian: **** “This is an evening of many different and unexpected virtues.” The Independent: **** “Lucy Bailey’s witty and beguiling production manages to get the piece… Read More

Shows Opening in November…

With October whizzing past us, here is a guide to some of the shows opening in London next month… Comus, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe: (Opening night 1st November) John Milton’s masque is directed by Lucy Bailey and stars Danny Lee Wynter in the title role. It is a story that sweeps audiences into a world… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Shakespeare’s Globe Production of John Milton’s Comus

The Shakespeare’s Globe has announced the casting for the production of John Milton’s Comus which will play at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 26th October until the 19th November.  Lucy Bailey’s production is the first in Emma Rice’s inaugural winter season in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. John Milton’s masque tells of an unnamed heroine lost in… Read More

NEWS: Shakespeare’s Globe Announces Casting for John Wolfson’s The Inn at Lydda

The Shakespeare’s Globe has confirmed the cast for John Wolfson’s The Inn at Lydda, which runs at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from the 2nd to the 17th September.  Directed by Andy Jordan, this production will star Stephen Boxer, Samuel Collings, Joseph Marcell and Richard Bremmer. The Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, mortally ill, hears of the existence… Read More