REVIEW: Calendar Girls, New Victoria Theatre

While initially slow to start, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical beautifully draws the audience into the story and the lives of the calendar girls. Funny, genuinely touching and a whole lot of fun are just a few ways to describe this delightfully witty musical from Gary Barlow and Tim Firth that was warmly received… Read More

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NEWS: Lesley Joseph Joins UK Tour of Calendar Girls

The actress will join the new cast for the UK & Ireland Tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical comedy. Based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play, it has been confirmed that Lesley Joseph will join the UK tour to play Jessie from the 23rd April in Southend, until the… Read More

REVIEW: The Band, New Victoria Theatre

Tim Firth’s warmhearted musical about friendship is a joy from  start to finish.  Ah 1993 – the year in which Bill Clinton was sworn in as President of the United States, Unforgiven won the Best Picture award at the Oscars – but also the year that Take That went to number one in the charts with the song ‘Pray’. Tim Firth’s nostalgic and genuinely heartwarming new… Read More

NEWS: New Cast Announced for Calendar Girls UK Tour

The new cast for the UK tour of Gary Barlow and  Tim Firth’s musical has been confirmed.  The touring production based on the hit film and true story is set to star Sarah Jane Buckley (Blood Brothers and Kathy Barnes in Hollyoaks) as Annie, Sue Devaney (the soon to be seen new Russell T. Davies series Years and Years, Jane in Dinnerladies, Liz Harker in Casualty, Debbie Webster in Coronation Street and Rosie in the musical Mamma Mia!) as Cora, Julia… Read More

Review Round Up: The Band, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Tim Firth’s musical which has arrived in the West End for a limited season.  WhatsOnStage: **** “Yes, The Band is a poignant watch – about ageing and loss. But it has a solution. It’s out to show there’s nothing more important in life than having a mate at… Read More

NEWS: Take That Help to Launch The Band’s West End Season

Take That, co-producers of new musical The Band, joined the cast of the show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to perform on the roof of the theatre to launch the musical’s West End season.  To launch the new musical’s West End run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 1st December 2018 to 12 January 2019,… Read More

Albums of the Month: March 2018

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s top five albums released this month…  Staying at Tamara’s by George Ezra: Released 23rd March – four years on from the release of his debut album ‘Wanted on Voyage’, George Ezra is back with a brand new album which includes the singles ‘Paradise’ and ‘Don’t Matter Now’. 10 Year Anniversary by… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for Calendar Girls UK Tour

Opening in August at the Leeds Grand Theatre, casting for the upcoming UK & Ireland tour of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical has been announced.  Producers David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers have announced casting for the upcoming UK and Ireland tour of Calendar Girls the musical, opening at the Leeds Grand Theatre on 16 August 2018.… Read More

NEWS: Take That and David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers announce UK Tour of The Band

David Pugh & Dafydd Rogers and Take That have today announced that UK tour of Tim Firth’s new musical The Band featuring the music of Take That will embark on a UK tour from September.  Beginning at the Manchester Opera House on the 8th September, producers made the announcement of the UK tour on Sunday… Read More

Review Round Up: The Girls, Phoenix Theatre

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s musical based on the true story of The Calendar Girls is officially open at the Phoenix Theatre. But what have critics made of it?  The Guardian: **** “Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have collaborated on a delightful musical that is far superior both to the 2009 play, Calendar Girls, and… Read More