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Sunday, May 22, 2022

INTERVIEW: Connor Delves reprises the role of Mercutio in Starcrossed at Wilton’s Music Hall by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to Connor Delves about starring in Rachel Garnet’s Starcrossed at Wilton’s Music Hall.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Strange Loop in New York by Emma Clarendon

Broadway’s latest musical by Michael R Jackson has been nominated for an impressive 11 Tony Awards. But what have critics had to say about it?

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Prima Facie at the Harold Pinter Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Suzie Miller’s solo show starring Killing Eve’s Jodie Comer.

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

‘Really brings the story to life through numerous different techniques’: THE MISFORTUNE OF THE ENGLISH – Orange Tree Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Based on true events, the world premiere production of The Misfortune of the English at the Orange Tree Theatre features three completely engaging performances – but it does seem to run ou…

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Macbeth at the Longacre Theatre, New York by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon take a look at what critics have been saying about Sam Gold’s production starring Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Zorro the Musical at the Charing Cross Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the first major London revival of The Gypsy Kings musical Zorro, now running at London's Charing Cross Theatre until 28 May…

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

‘The story of the pioneering Jamaican nurse seems to get lost’: MARYS SEACOLE – Donmar Warehouse ★★ by Emma Clarendon

What I was expecting from Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play highlighting the story of pioneering Jamaican nurse Mary Seacole was a straightforward biopic with her story being recounted maybe fr…

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

‘There are so many beautiful moments to be enjoyed’: LES MISERABLES – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The music and story soars in this beautiful production that brings Victor Hugo’s original story vividly to life.

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Monday, April 18, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Black Love at the Kiln Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Chinonyerem Odimba’s Black Love, which finishes its limited season at north London's Kiln Theatre in Kilburn on 23 April 2022.

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The 47th at the Old Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Mike Bartlett's new blank-verse future history play, The 47th, which stars Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump. It's now running at L…

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Sunday, April 10, 2022

‘Keeps the audience mesmerisingly engaged as the tragedy of the story unfolds’: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Aaron Sorkin’s stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel is engrossing to watch from start to finish.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

‘A wonderful & practically perfect in every way musical’: MARY POPPINS – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Filled with dazzling choreography, plenty of magic and charm – this is fun for the entire family.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

‘Delves deep into what it truly means to be an addict’: THE RED – Original Theatre (Online show) by Emma Clarendon

This psychological examination of what it means to be an addict is surprisingly moving – but it does feel as though it goes around in circles.

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

‘A relevant & timely production that will stay with you long after it has finished’: HENRY V – Donmar Warehouse ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This powerful and thought-provoking production is electrifying to watch from start to finish.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

‘A heartwarming & affectionate evening of music & stories’: MARIA FRIEDMAN & FRIENDS – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This enchanting celebration of work by Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Stephen Sondheim is certainly worth catching for the range of music and stories that are shared.

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Saturday, March 19, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Saturday Night Fever at the Peacock Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the revival of screen-to-stage musical Saturday Night Fever, based on the John Travolta film. It's now running at London's Peacock Theatre until 26 M…

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

‘This contemporary take is plenty of fun from start to finish’: CINDERELLA – West End ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This modern take on the classic fairytale is plenty of fun – but there are moments where the music and story feel a little bit flimsy.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Collaboration at the Young Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Anthony McCarten’s The Collaboration, now running at London's Young Vic Theatre until 2 April 2022.

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Monday, March 7, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: But I’m a Cheerleader at the Turbine Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Bill Augustin and Andrew Abrams' new musical But I'm a Cheerleader, running at London's Turbine Theatre until 16 April 2022.

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Sunday, March 6, 2022

‘It definitely is not your typical or traditional adaptation’: Sasha Frost on starring in Jane Austen’s Persuasion by Emma Clarendon

We chatted to Sasha Frost about starring in the new stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s literary classic Persuasion, now at Kingston's Rose Theatre before Alexandra Palace and Oxford Playhou…

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Running With Lions at the Lyric Hammersmith by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Sian Carter’s debut play Running with Lions. The premiere production runs at London's Lyric Hammersmith until 12 March 20…

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Forest at Hampstead Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of Florian Zeller's new play The Forest, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens at London…

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Chairs at the Almeida Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Omar Elerian's revival of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist comedy The Chairs. Real-life husband and wife Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter star.

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Thursday, February 24, 2022

‘James McAvoy gives a wonderfully detailed performance’: CYRANO DE BERGERAC – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Jamie Lloyd’s clever and minimalistic production feels even sharper than its previous run at the Playhouse Theatre.

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Monday, February 21, 2022

‘This is a musical with its heart in the right place’: BROKEN WINGS – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Featuring a luscious score and heartfelt performances, Broken Wings gets a chance to soar in this touching if occasionally overblown production.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Hamlet at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Hamlet, the first indoor production of Shakespeare’s play at Shakespeare’s Globe, now running in the candlelit Sam Wana…

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‘Rosie Day is a compelling storyteller & narrator’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Rosie Day’s play highlights not only the confusion and pain of growing up but also the struggle of dealing with grief as a young person in a tight and engaging way.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

‘Oh my goodness, the performances are on another level’: CABARET – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This powerful and mesmerising production of Kander & Ebb's classic musical is certainly the show of the year.

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Friday, February 11, 2022

‘It was so lovely to see theatre celebrated in a primetime TV slot’: BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Shown live on a Saturday night in January, this felt like a real opportunity to celebrate the power and magic of musicals. Now available on BBC iPlayer.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Number at the Old Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the latest revival of Caryl Churchill's two-hander A Number, now starring Lennie James at Paapa Essiedu at the Old Vic Thea…

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

‘Fun for the whole family’: Five reasons to see… Frozen the Musical by Emma Clarendon

The London production has truly settled into its home at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Emma Clarendon recently paid the production a second visit.

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