REVIEW: Striking 12, Union Theatre

For those in search of a heartwarming and charmingly unique Christmas show, you might want to pay a visit to the Union Theatre.  Cosy and charming are just two words that fit this lovely little musical inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Match Girl, reminding us the power of compassion, hope and understanding –… Read More


Shows Opening: December 2018

December can be a slightly overwhelming time to pick a show to go and see – luckily Love London Love Culture has selected  seven of the very best opening next month…  1. Striking 12, Union Theatre: inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Matchgirl and featuring a pop, rock and jazz score, this Off-Broadway musical arrives… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of…Striking 12, Union Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Oliver Kaderbhai’s production of Striking 12, playing at the Union Theatre from the 28th November. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…  Inspired by The Little Matchgirl by Hans Christian Andersen, Oliver Kaderbhai’s production of Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda and  Rachel Sheinkin’s musical is set to star Declan… Read More

Interview With…Danielle Kassaraté

Danielle chatted to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about starring in Striking 12 at the Union Theatre.  Hi Danielle, thanks for taking the time to talk to me. What can audiences expect from this production of Striking 12? They can expect to see something new that isn’t your typical Christmas show! It’s inspired by Hans… Read More

LLLC Recommends: Shows Marking the Centenary of World War One

Here are five shows that Love London Love Culture recommends to mark the centenary of World War One this November….  1. The Wiper Times, Arts Theatre: telling the story of a group of soldiers who started The Wipers Times newspaper during WWI to help raise the morale of troops fighting in Europe, it is a funny… Read More

PREVIEW: Brass, Union Theatre

To mark the centenary of Armistice Day this November, Sasha Regan directs Benjamin Till’s musical at the Union Theatre.  Playing at the venue from the 31st October, the musical features a book, music and lyrics by Benjamin Till, with additional lyrics by Nathan Taylor and Sir Arnold Wesker and is based on true stories set between Leeds and… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for Julie Burchill and Jane Robins’ People Like Us

Casting for the production playing at the Union Theatre from the 2nd October has been confirmed.  How far would you go to save your closest friendships from being washed away by the tide of history? This is the question the five members of a London book group  – pompous Lothario Ralph, judgemental minx Stacey, self-righteous… Read More

NEWS: Julie Burchill and Jane Robins’ Debut Play to Premiere at the Union Theatre

Playing at the Union Theatre from the 2nd October, Emmy-winning writer Julie Burchill (Sugar Rush; Ambition) and acclaimed journalist and writer Jane Robins’ (Rebel Queen; White Bodies) People Like Us will receive its world premiere production.  Talking about the news Julie Burchill said: “Brexit has fascinated me more than any other political phenomenon of recent decades –… Read More

REVIEW: H.R Haitch, Union Theatre

Perfectly timed to coincide with the upcoming royal wedding, this musical comedy is packed full of laughs but seems to run out of steam towards the end.  For anyone looking for a royal knees up ahead of the royal wedding could do worse than to pay a visit to the Union Theatre for this amusing… Read More

NEWS: UK Premiere Announced for It’s Only Life

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment has announced the UK premiere of the musical revue, which will be performed at the Union Theatre from the 13th June.  Featuring the songs of John Bucchino, It’s Only Life is all about longing, fulfillment, loss, triumph and ultimately wisdom. Running for four weeks at the Union Theatre, the production is directed… Read More