Shows Opening: December 2016

Here is Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening next month… Buried Child, Trafalgar Studios: now in previews, Sam Shepard’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play sees Ed Harris and Amy Madigan starring in this story set in 1979 rural America as it reels from a recession and political unrest. The show officially opens on… Read More

NEWS:Andrew Lloyd Webber Announces Plans for The Other Palace

Formerly known as the St James Theatre, the new The Other Palace will officially open in February 2017.  Andrew Lloyd Webber has today confirmed plans for The Other Palace, the latest addition to The Really Useful Theatres Group and the new home for new musicals at various stages of development. Officially opening its doors in February… Read More

NEWS: Full Cast Announced for RENT at St James Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the 20th anniversary production of RENT, which will run at St James Theatre from the 8th December until the 28th January 2017.  The production, which is in rehearsals now, is a collaboration between Robert Mackintosh and Idili Theatricals Limited, in association with Theatr Clwyd, and will open at the… Read More

Review Round Up: Waiting for Waiting for Godot

Dave Hanson’s play is brought to life in Mark Bell’s production. It tells the story of two understudies who occupy their time backstage pondering art, life, theatre and their place in it. But what have critics been saying about it?  Broadway World: *** “falls somewhere between energetic, fast-paced comedy and truly thoughtful, developed drama, but if… Read More

NEWS:The Pianist of Willesden Lane Extends Run at St James Theatre

The second run of The Pianist of Willesden Lane is now booking until the 22nd October it has been announced. It has also been confirmed that a gala performance in aid of World Jewish Relief will take place on the 13th September.  Originally scheduled to end on the 16th October, an additional six performances have… Read More

Shows Opening: 30th August – 4th September

As the Edinburgh Festival ends, attention begins to switch once again to London and here is some of the shows opening this week!  1. The Entertainer, Garrick Theatre: this is the final production in Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s first season of work at the Garrick Theatre. As well as starring Kenneth Branagh in the role of… Read More

PREVIEW: Brides of Bluebeard, Camden People’s Theatre

The Ruby Dolls bring their fifth full-length show to London’s Camden People’s Theatre and St James Theatre  as part of a UK tour, running from the 13th September until the 22nd October.  Combining cabaret with close-harmony singing, The Ruby Dolls reworks a centuries old folktale for 2016. Examining marriage, death and female curiosity, this is… Read More

Shows Opening in September….

August is nearly over and it’s time to think about the new productions that are coming into London for the new theatre season!    Waiting for Godot, St James Theatre Studio: this new comedy to hit the London stage, written by Dave Hanson is directed by Mark Bell, the critically acclaimed director of The Play That… Read More

Shows Leaving London: August 2016

Sadly there are shows that are closing in the capital, so here is your final opportunity to catch them while they are in the city… Richard III, Almeida Theatre: ok, so it is extremely late to catch this (last performance 6th August) but fret not as there will be encore cinema screenings of Rupert Goold’s production starring… Read More

PREVIEW: Claire Martin & Joe Stilgoe: Just the Two of Us, St James Theatre

Following their sold out concert in February at St James Theatre, Claire Martin and Joe Stilgoe return for another performance of songs, beautiful duets, tales and anecdotes on the 3rd October.  This special concert combines the talents of jazz singer Claire Martin and pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe. Claire Martin has released 18 albums and… Read More