Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks: February 2019

Here’s LLLC’s monthly guide to some of the best theatre openings in  February… Dracula, London Library: following the discovery that the London Library’s collection is closely connected to the creation Dracula, Creation Theatre will present 18 performances of its production of the classic story between the 2nd February and 2nd March. Rip it Up, Garrick Theatre: for a limited time from the 7th February, celebrate the best of the 1960’s with the… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 20th January

Here’s a few reads that have been proving popular on Love London  Love Culture this week…  The Marvelous Wonderettes is heading to London: the Off-Broadway musical is set to make its European and UK premiere at Upstairs at the Gatehouse this spring. Review of The Daughter-in-Law at the Arcola Theatre: this week saw LLLC paying a visit to the Arcola Theatre to catch Jack Gamble’s production which is “striking and powerful” in every possible way. Review of Anomaly at the Old Red Lion Theatre: still proving of immense interest to… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite…Theatre of 2018

As we approach the end of 2018, here’s a few of LLLC’s favourite shows of the year…. The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noel Coward Theatre: a great cast and plenty of quotable lines made Michael Grandage’s revival of Martin McDonagh’s hilarious play a real delight and highlight of the year. For God’s sake put Wee Thomas on the Phone! The King & I, London Palladium: this gloriously lavish Broadway production of this classic musical was a real treat… Read More

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