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Friday, October 20, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Seagull at the Lyric Hammersmith by Emma Clarendon

Anton Chekhov’s classic play The Seagull is brought to modern life in a new version, adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Sean Holmes. It's running at London's Lyric Hammersmith until…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Woman of No Importance at the Vaudeville Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Eve Best stars in this new production of A Woman of No Importance, launching Dominic Dromgoole's year-long Oscar Wilde season at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre. It runs until 30 December …

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TRYST – Tabard Theatre ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This gripping drama, starring West End musical star Natasha J Barnes in her fringe play debut, has plenty of twists and turns that keep the audience enthralled from beginning to end.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

VENUS IN FUR – West End ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Natalie Dormer shines in this gripping and intense play by David Ives that examines power and desire.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Saint George & the Dragon at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

John Heffernan stars in Rory Mullarkey's new play Saint George and the Dragon, which is directed by Lyndsey Turner and now running at the National's Olivier Theatre until 2 December 2017. He…

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Monday, October 16, 2017

NEWS: Full cast & extra dates announced for Jersey Boys UK tour by Emma Clarendon

Due to popular demand, twelve additional dates have been added to the second UK tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys. Full casting - including four…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Hair The Musical at The Vaults by Emma Clarendon

Following a successful run at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre, Jonathan O’Boyle’s 50th-anniversary production of hippie musical Hair arrives in London for an extended season at The Vaults…

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

PREVIEW: The Invisible Man, Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch by Emma Clarendon

The next production to open at the theatre is a new adaptation of H.G Wells’ sci fi classic The Invisible Man, playing from the 27th October.  The 19th Century draws to a smoggy c…

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN – Garrick Theatre ❤❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Mad and bizarrely brilliant, this musical based on the classic 1974 film is a great way to cure the blues. If there is a more madly brilliant show than Young Frankenstein in the West End the…

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

NEWS: X Factor judge Louis Walsh appears in Nativity! The Musical by Emma Clarendon

It has been announced today that the X Factor judge will appear in the musical when it arrives in London from the 13th to the 17th December. Making his stage debut in the production as Holly…

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Friday, October 13, 2017

LEGALLY BLONDE – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Based on the hit 2001 film and Amanda Brown’s novel, Legally Blonde is light, fluffy entertainment with a warm heart. If there is a show that is guaranteed to lift the spirits, then Legall…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight on… Tango Moderno’s Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace by Emma Clarendon

The former Strictly Come Dancing pair discuss their new dance spectacular, Tango Moderno, now touring the UK.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Lie at the Menier Chocolate Factory by Emma Clarendon

Real-life husband and wife Alexander Hanson and Samantha Bond star in Florian Zeller's The Lie, along with Tony Gardner and Alexandra Gilbreath. The latest from the French wunderkind is once…

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Monday, October 9, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Labour of Love at the Noel Coward Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Martin Freeman and Tamsin Greig star in James Graham’s latest political drama, Labour of Love. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

31 HOURS – Bunker Theatre ❤❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This latest play by Kieran Knowles is brought sharply to life in Abigail Graham’s brutally honest production.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Natasha Barnes, from Funny Girl to Tryst by Emma Clarendon

Fresh from her performance as Mabel in the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s performance of Mack and Mabel at the Hackney Empire, Natasha Barnes spoke to Love London Love Culture about he…

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… The Weir’s Sam O’Mahony by Emma Clarendon

The actor is currently starring in the English Touring Theatre production of The Weir. He spoke to Love London Love Culture about starring in the production.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Aida, English National Opera at London Coliseum by Emma Clarendon

English National Opera brings Verdi’s opera of duty, love and betrayal back to the stage, directed by Phelim McDermott. Here, Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews. Aida continues…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

THE TOXIC AVENGER – Arts Theatre 💚💚💚💚 by Emma Clarendon

This over the top, energetic and highly amusing musical has plenty to offer those who like their musicals with a bit of a quirky charm – but at times feels slightly too reliant on the same…

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WHAT SHADOWS – Park Theatre ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This timely production focusing on Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech raises a lot of questions about racism but leaves the audience with no real resolution.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

THE WOMAN IN BLACK – West End ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s classic ghost story still has the power to thrill and terrify in equal measure.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… In Memory of Leaves’ Natasha Langridge by Emma Clarendon

I was originally compelled to write it after seeing the park beneath my window being massacred by developers and then watching them demolish my home. But since Grenfell I’ve updated the sc…

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY – The Other Palace ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Hershey Felder’s one-man show wonderfully blends the music of Tchaikovsky with his life story to create a strong biography.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

LE GRAND MORT – Trafalgar Studios ❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Julian Clary and James Nelson-Joyce star in Stephen Clark’s intense and gripping drama that lacks in purpose and direction.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… The Norman Conquests’ John Hollingworth by Emma Clarendon

"Alan Ayckbourn is brilliant at farce – people talking at cross purposes, mis-timed entrance and exits, slapstick encounters – but he also nails the desperation of these six people maroo…

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

MACK & MABEL – London Musical Theatre Orchestra ❤❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

The London Musical Theatre Orchestra made their East London debut with a spectacular and lively performance of Mack and Mabel that thrilled audiences from beginning to end.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

REBEL ANGEL – Old Operating Theatre Museum ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This fascinating and engaging play about John Keats is wonderfully brought to life with plenty of passion. The Old Operating Theatre Museum proves to be a wonderfully appropriate and atmosph…

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Rules for Living’s Laura Rogers by Emma Clarendon

"When I read the script, I found it hilarious and could see how satisfying it would be to play. There are many technical challenges that the play brings and I enjoy giving myself challenges …

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Front Row row? Non-theatre regulars presenting flagship arts programme by Emma Clarendon

Giles Coren, Nikki Bedi and Amol Rajan will be the new presenting team for BBC Radio Four's flagship arts programme Front Row. None of them are particularly knowledgeable about the world of …

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Prism at Hampstead Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Robert Lindsay stars in Terry Johnson’s new play based on the life of cinematic master Jack Cardiff. Discover what critics have been saying about it with Love London Love Culture’s round…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Five Guys Named Moe at Marble Arch Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Performed in a brand-new theatre at Marble Arch, does this revival of Five Guys Named Moe win over the critics? Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.

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