REVIEW: Lipstick, Southwark Playhouse

A tender and funny story of growing up and self-discovery has potential but there is definite room for development. It can’t be denied that there is an endearing quality to Lily Shahmoon’s portrayal of two teenage boys embarking on a journey of self-discovery and emotional complications that ensures there is a likeable quality throughout. But… Read More

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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: The Last Five Years, Southwark Playhuse

We round up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical at the Southwark Playhouse. WhatsOnStage: ***** “This staging adds so much more to the musical than ordinarily, and O’Boyle’s choices enable him to mine Brown’s lyrics and come up with gold.” The Stage: ***** “O’Boyle is forensic in the way he… Read More

First Look at … Lipstick, Southwark Playhouse

Production images have been released for the world premiere of Lily Shahmoon’s play. Now in previews at the Southwark Playhouse, Lipstick sees Ed White making his directing debut with this world premiere of Lily Shahmoon’s play. Tommy is scared of everything. Especially the kids at school who would call him gay if they saw him… Read More

NEWS: Indecent Proposal to Play at Southwark Playhouse

The new musical based on the book by Jack Engelhard and 1993 film will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 29th May. 10 to 4 Productions have announced the world premiere of Indecent Proposal, a new musical featuring a book and lyrics by Michael Conley and music by Dylan Schlosberg. Based on the original… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for Anything is Possible if You Think About it Hard Enough

 Cordelia O’Neill’s play will have its world premiere at the Southwark Playhouse on the 6th April. Full casting has been announced for the world premiere production, running at the Southwark Playhouse from the 1st to the 25th April. Kate Budgen is set to direct Gemma Lawrence (Alex) and Huw Parmenter (Rupert) in Anything is Possible if You Think… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse

Jonathan O’Boyle’s production will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 28th February. Casting has been announced for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years. The cast includes Molly Lynch as Cathy and Oli Higginson as Jamie. Molly Lynch’s previous stage credits include: Just So (The Barn Theatre, Cirencester), Sunset Boulevard (UK tour), Carousel and Sweeney… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 12th January

Here’s a guide to some of the most popular reads on LLLC this week…. Interview with Alice Krige: we chatted to the actress about starring in Persona, the first production to reopen the Riverside Studios, playing from the 21st January. Interview with Ron Elisha: the playwright spoke to Emma Clarendon about the world premiere production… Read More

NEWS: Full Casting Announced for Lipstick at the Southwark Playhouse

The new play by Lily Shahmoon will have its world premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in March. Casting has been confirmed for the upcoming world premiere of Lipstick which will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 4th March. Making his professional directing debut, Ed White is set to direct Helen Aluko (Jordan) and April Hughes (Tommy) in… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite Shows of 2019

Emma Clarendon selects her favourite theatre production of the year… 10. Soho Cinders, Charing Cross Theatre: warm, funny and genuinely good fun, this revival of Stiles and Drewe’s contemporary take on the classic fairytale Cinderella is immensely good fun from start to finish. 9. The Bridges of Madison County, Menier Chocolate Factory: while it may… Read More