Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 3rd March

Here’s a guide to what you have been reading about this week on Love London Love Culture… Preview of Alys Always at the Bridge Theatre: now in previews at the Bridge Theatre, this world premiere production directed by Nicholas Hytner is based on the novel by Harriet Lane. It is booking at the theatre until… Read More

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NEWS: Althea Theatre to Present Jericho’s Rose at the Hope Theatre

Althea Theatre return to London with a production of Lilac Yosiphon’s Jericho’s Rose which will play at the Hope Theatre from the 16th October.  Written and co-directed by Lilac Yosiphon, Jericho’s Rose explores the experience of displacement from the dual perspective of a grandfather struggling with Alzheimer’s and an artist struggling to stay in the UK, asking what… Read More

REVIEW: Bury the Hatchet, Hope Theatre

Love London Love Culture’s Kirsty Herrington went along to the Hope Theatre to watch Bury the Hatchet…  “Lizzie Borden took an axe And gave her mother forty whacks When she saw what she had done She gave her father forty one” Written by Sasha Wilson, Bury the Hatchet is a folktale meets musical with a… Read More

Interview with… Louise Coulthard

The writer and actress spoke to Love London Love Culture about her play Cockamamy, playing at the Hope Theatre from the 12th June.  Could you tell me a bit more about what Cockamamy is all about? Cockamamy is a dreadfully funny and heartbreaking tale of companionship. I wrote it whilst caring for Alice, my Gran, who… Read More

PREVIEW: Cockamamy, The Hope Theatre

Following runs at the Camden Fringe and Edinburgh Festival 2017, Louise Coulthard’s play about Alzheimers will play at the Hope Theatre from the 12th June.  Cockamamy. Adj. Ludicrous. Nonsensical. ‘Where am I going? Where have I gone?’ Alice and her granddaughter Rosie are a team. They live together, eat together, watch Countdown together. Until things start… Read More

Interview With… Benjamin Alborough

The writer and producer spoke to Love London Love Culture about Cream Tea and Incest, now playing at The Hope Theatre following a run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  For those who are coming along – what is Cream Tea and Incest all about? Going in expecting Wodehouse might leave you feeling a bit empty… Read More

PREVIEW: Worth a Flutter, The Hope Theatre

Michael Head’s play will arrive at The Hope Theatre from the 1st to the 19th May.  In life love doesn’t always run to the form guide… 4/1 Matt the gambler with a dysfunctional brain, heart and penis. Might need more experience 9/5 F. Paige the bookies favourite who is as shallow as she is devious,… Read More

REVIEW: The Wild Party, Hope Theatre

Sin, seduction, sex and jazz are brought into sharp focus in Mingled Yarn’s production of Joseph Moncure March’s narrative poem.  Set across one evening, Rafaella Marcus’s electrifying production has plenty to offer in terms of energy, pace and solid cast but as it builds momentum is in danger of getting slightly carried away. This unique… Read More

REVIEW: Her Aching Heart, Hope Theatre

Quirky, exaggerated entertainment is just one way to describe this show which combines fiction and reality quite effectively.  Bryony Lavery’s Her Aching Heart really proclaims to many different things:a musical, a love story, a parody of romantic fiction novels and a comedy. By trying to combine all of these in one show it is an… Read More

Review Round Up…Nude @Hope Theatre

This poem turned play is directed by Ian Nicholson and explores the ways in which two people’s love for each other can be directed by fate. Here is what critics have been saying about it.  The Play’s The Thing UK: “Nude manages to move the heart even with its small faults, and taps into timeless… Read More