Love London Love Culture’s Show Picks of the Week: Sunday 22nd December 2019

Here’s a guide to a few shows that you might want to book tickets for…. The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells: if you love ballet then you will not want to miss Matthew Bourne’s interpretation of the film The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells for the festive season before embarking on a new UK tour. Catch… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 22nd December 2019

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on LLLC this week… Review of The Snow Queen at the Rose Theatre: still proving to be a popular read this week, is our review of the Rose Theatre Kingston’s 2019 festive production based on Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale. Details of the Victoria and Albert Museum’s… Read More

NEWS: Production Images for Ugly Lies the Bone Released

Ahead of its press night tonight (1st March), production images of Ugly Lies the Bone at the National Theatre have been released.  Lindsey Ferrentino’s new play examining the use of virtual reality to treat soldiers experiencing PTSD is making its European premiere at the National Theatre. After three tours in Afghanistan, Jess finally returns to Florida. In… Read More

NEWS: Rehearsal Images Released forA Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer

Bryony Kimmings has created an all-singing, all-dancing production that examines life with cancer diagnosis, running at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre from the 14th October until the 29th November.  This co-production with Complicite Associates is a musical which confronts our fear and the highs and lows of cancer. It features a book written by Bryony Kimmings and… Read More

Review Round Up…The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre

Sean O’Casey’s play focuses on a pivotal moment in Irish history between November 1915 and Easter 1916. But is this revival worth a watch?  The Guardian: **** “O’Casey’s play may be, as this production suggests, a tenement tragedy, but it is one that movingly affirms the importance of life over bloodstained ideals.” The Telegraph: ****… Read More

NT Live Announces Broadcast of The Threepenny Opera

Rufus Norris’ production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera will be broadcast live to cinemas around the world as part of the NT Live season.  The National Theatre’s new adaptation by Simon Stephens will screened live from the National’s Olivier Theatre on the 22nd September at 7pm. Norris’ production stars Rory Kinnear at Macheath,… Read More

Casting Announced for Angels in America

The National Theatre has confirmed further casting for Angels in America which will run at the Lyttelton Theatre from May 2017.  Joining the previously announced Andrew Garfield,  Denise Gough and Russell Tovey it has been confirmed that Susan Brown, Nathan Lane, James McArdle, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett will also be starring in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America. Directed… Read More

Review Round Up… The Deep Blue Sea, National Theatre

Terence Rattigan’s heartbreaking drama reunites director Carrie Cracknell and Helen McCrory – but is the quality of the production worthy of the collaboration?  The Guardian: **** Michael Billington summed up the production calling it: “an impassioned production by Carrie Cracknell that illuminates Rattigan’s psychological understanding and boasts a shining performance from Helen McCrory.” The Telegraph:… Read More

PREVIEW: The Plough and the Stars, National Theatre

Rehearsals have begun for the production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough and the Stars, running at the Lyttelton Theatre from the 2oth July.  The production is directed by Howard Davies and Jeremy Herrin and marks the centenary of the Easter Rising. From November 1915 to Easter 1916, as the rebellion builds to a climax half… Read More

West End Shows Opening this Month: June

Here’s a few shows opening this month that you need to keep an eye out for…  1. Sunset at the Villa Thalia, National Theatre:  this new play by  Alexi Kaye Campbell stars Sam Crane, Glykeria Dimou, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Pippa Nixon and Eve Polycarpou. Directed by Simon Godwin, the play examines what happens when a… Read More