Interview With…Ukweli Roach

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to  Ukweli about Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train at the Young Vic Theatre.  Huge thank you for talking to me. What can audiences expect from Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train? Audiences can expect a powerful, provocative and unexpectedly funny piece of theatre which will leave them with questions can be discussed long after the show is done. What was it about the… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th February

Here’s a few things that have been proving popular on LLLC  this week… Review of Ghost the Musical at the New Victoria Theatre: this week saw LLLC’s Emma Clarendon paying a visit to catch the new UK tour of Ghost – does it live up to expectations? Interview with Raphael Akuwudike: this week we chatted to Raphael about his role in The Jumper Factory at the… Read More

Interview With… Raphael Akuwudike

The actor chatted to LLLC about being in The Jumper Factory at the  Young Vic Theatre.  Hi Raphael, what can you tell me about ‘The Jumper Factory’? The Jumper Factory is a new play written by Luke Barnes in collaboration with prisoners at HMP Wandsworth. It explores many prisoners’ stories through a single character. What was it that initially made you want to be involved with the production? I… Read More

Inside the Rehearsals of… Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train, Young Vic Theatre

Rehearsal images have been released for Kate Hewitt’s production.  This new production of Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis’s play is set to star Oberon K. A. Adjepong (Lucius Jenkins), Matthew Douglas (D’Amico), Dervla Kirwan (Mary Jane Hanrahan), Ukweli Roach (Angel Cruz) and Joplin Sibtain (Valdez). Inside the lockdown wing of Rikers Island prison, a frightened young man accused of murdering a cult… Read More

Review Round Up: Twelfth Night, Young Vic Theatre

This musical adaptation of Twelfth Night features music and lyrics by Shaina Taub and is directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Oskar Eustis. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews….  The Guardian: *** ” The songs also give scope to the strong community chorus who execute Lizzi Gee’s choreography with absolute precision: they include, in a… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Young Vic’s Production of Twelfth Night

Casting for the young Vic Theatre’s upcoming production of Twelfth Night has been confirmed.  Directed by Kwame Kwei-Arma and Oskar Eustis, this new musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play is set to star: Melissa Allen (Feste) ,Gabrielle Brooks (Viola) ,Gerard Carey (Malvolio),Natalie Dew (Olivia), Martyn Ellis (Sir Toby Belch) , Gbemisola Ikumelo (Maria), Jyuddah Jaymes (Sebastian), Jonathan Livingstone (Antonio), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Andrew Aguecheek) and Rupert Young (Orsino).  The cast will perform alongside a community… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for Fun Home at the Young Vic

The Young Vic Theatre has confirmed the casting for Sam Gold’s production, playing at the venue from the 18th June.  This production, which is the final one  in David Lan’s last season as Artistic Director of the Young Vic, is set to star Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle… Read More

Review Round Up: The Inheritance, Young Vic Theatre

Stephen Daldry directs Matthew Lopez’s play inspired by E.M.Forster’s Howards End. Here’s what critics have been making of it… The Telegraph:***** “Stephen Daldry’s fleet, astute production, deploying an often bare-foot ensemble of 13 on and around a simple raised (subtly convertible) platform, is sparing in its visual elements and ‘big’ moments so that when they… Read More

NEWS: West End Transfer Announced for the Jungle

Following its acclaimed run at the Young Vic, its been announced that The Jungle will play at the Playhouse Theatre from the 16th June.  This news will see the Playhouse auditorium completely transformed to an approximately 450 seat house in order to accommodate Miriam Buether’s unique set design. Playing at the Playhouse Theatre from the… Read More

NEWS: Casting Announced for The Inheritance at the Young Vic

The Young Vic has announced casting for its upcoming production of Matthew Lopez’s play, playing at the theatre from the 2nd March.  Directed by Stephen Daldry (The Jungle, An Inspector Calls, Billy Elliot, The Hours and The Reader), The Inheritance is a play divided into two parts that examines what it is like to be a young… Read More