Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 16th December 2018

Here’s a few news, reviews and interview pieces that have been proving popular on LLLC this week…. Cinderella, New Victoria Theatre:  Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon took a trip to Woking to catch the New Victoria Theatre’s latest pantomime starring Craig Revel Horwood and Paul Chuckle. Our review is live now.   Interview with Vince… Read More


Love London Love Culture’s Deals of the Week: Sunday 9th December

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the most popular tickets we have on offer at the moment if you are searching for a perfect gift for friends or family…  1. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Yes that’s right – Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular musical is returning to the West… Read More

NEWS: Roy Budd’s The Phantom of the Opera to be Performed at the Barbican

It has been confirmed that Roy Budd’s score  Rupert Julian’s 1925 silent film version of The Phantom at the Opera will be performed live at the Barbican for one night only next year.  This newly announced performance is only the second time that Roy Budd’s score will be heard live, with all finds raised from the… Read More

REVIEW: Périclès, Prince de Tyr, Barbican

Cheek by Jowl’s production of Pericles is engaging and passionately performed but can get a little bit lost in translation… There is no denying that this play written  by William Shakespeare and George Wilkins has a lot of ideas and characters thrown into it – Goddesses, shipwrecks, love, grief and loss among other elements which somehow… Read More

Five Minutes With… Cecile Leterme

The actress is currently starring in Cheek by Jowl’s production of Pericles which comes to the Barbican in London from the 6th to the 21st April. She spoke to Love London Love Culture about what to expect from the production…. Could you tell me a bit more about what audiences can expect from Périclès? The lifetime… Read More

Review Round Up: Basquiat: Boom for Real, The Barbican

Now on display at the Barbican, this is the first UK exhibition focused on the work of  American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Here’s Love London Love Culture’s round up of what critics have been saying about it:  The Guardian: **** “There is the pervasive feeling that everything here was made live and direct, in response to something… Read More

Review Round Up: Into the Unknown: A Journey into Science Fiction, The Barbican

The Barbican goes deep into the world of science fiction to uncover the mysterious worlds created by the likes of Jules Verne and Ray Harryhausen in this exhibition including more than 800 works. Here’s what critics have been saying about the exhibition: Evening Standard: **** “It’s a sci-fi journey, but also a tribute to human imagination;… Read More

Review Round Up: Obsession, Barbican

Jude Law stars in Ivo van Hove’s production of Visconti’s film – but does it work as well on stage as it does on screen? Here is what critics have said about it:  The Guardian: *** “The whole thing is very classy, but the production has the stylish aestheticism we have come to expect from the director,… Read More

Interview With… Declan Donnellan

The co-founder and joint Artistic Director of Cheek by Jowl talks about Cheek By Jowl’s production of The Winter’s Tale, which arrives at the Barbican in April following an international tour.  What attracted you to The Winter’s Tale, and why did you want to direct it, could you tell us a little bit about your… Read More

Review Round Up: Beware of Pity, Barbican

Simon McBurney directs this vivid account of one man’s slide into a terrible situation and his efforts to get himself out of it. Here is what critics have been saying about it:  The Guardian: **** “With dazzling virtuosity, McBurney and his team evoke a vanished world.” The Independent: ***** “an extraordinarily compelling piece of theatre.”… Read More