REVIEW: Rough Sleeper, The Actors Centre On Demand

This heartbreaking and yet all too true story is compelling to listen to unfold – yet somehow comes across as though it would work better performed in a theatre. Written by Jo Emery in association with Crisis, this one man show charts the story of “Man” from his rise as a property developer to becoming… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 28th February 2021

Here’s a guide to some of our most popular reads of the week including reviews of new musicals and new online adventures… Review of Gatsby: A Musical,Cadogan Hall: this online revival of the musical based on the classic story is only available to watch this weekend – and what a glorious thing it was. The… Read More

REVIEW: Shaken, The Actors Centre (Online)

This thirty minute piece effectively explores the aftermath of a disaster and whether lessons can be learnt to prevent it from happening again. In 1985, Mexico suffered a devastating earthquake that took a long time for the country to recover from – sadly in 2017 it felt the impact of another earthquake. This is the… Read More

REVIEW: The Old House, The Actors Centre (Online)

This painful and heartbreaking play beautifully explores the relationship between mother and daughter – as Alzheimer’s begins to take hold. Written and performed by Kate Maravan, The Old House is a wonderfully vivid and honest look at the impact that Alzheimer’s has on families as seen through the eyes of one mother and daughter. Based… Read More

REVIEW: In Search of a White Identity, The Actors Centre (Online)

This powerful two hander explores issues that have been particularly been sharpened into focus with the events of this year. Originally part of The Actors Centre’s working class season curated by Actor Awareness in 2019,Cliffordkuju Henry’s raw and intense play has been reimagined to fit with the tumultuous events of this year – doing so… Read More

First Look At…In Search of a White Identity, The Actors Centre

Images have today been released for the upcoming digital production, being made available from the 27th November. Directed by Victoria Evaristo, In Search of a White Identity interrogates race, class and masculinity and forms part of the new season of on demand theatre from The Actors Centre. Patrick and Mickey grew up together, so when… Read More

REVIEW: Fission, The Actor’s Centre (Online)

Ewan Pollitt’s tense but heartfelt play examines grief and how it affects your perspective on the people you love. For such a short play, Ewan Pollitt manages to explore a range of issues with great depth – even if its nineteen minute running time does leave the audience with one or two questions. Based on… Read More

Interview With… James Hillier

The director chatted to Emma Clarendon about Sunnymead Court, playing at the Tristan Bates Theatre from the 22nd September. Hi James, it’s fantastic to hear that Sunnymead Court is going to be performed on stage. How are you feeling about it? It’s a dream that we are able to be making theatre, although in quite… Read More

REVIEW: Moment of Grace, Backstory Ensemble, The Actors Centre

This three character play based around Princess Diana’s visit to a London’s hospital’s first AIDS unit in 1987 – is immensely thoughtful and emotional. Originally conceived as a play, Bren Gosling’s effective piece is transformed in to a film which explores prejudice, compassion, misunderstanding, grief and regret through the eyes of three very different characters… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 21st June 2020

Find out what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of In the Wings: Episode 1: earlier this week we caught up with the first episode of new online series In the Wings. The series celebrates new musical theatre shows which have had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Recorded… Read More