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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Love London Love Culture’s Theatre Picks for December by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture offers a guide to some of the shows set to open in London next month.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

‘We remind people there is a whole theatre ecosystem out there’: Siana Bangura on new podcast Behind the Curtains by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to Siana Bangura about her and Christina Nicole about their new podcast Behind the Curtains.

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Sunday, November 22, 2020

‘A richly rewarding experience’: FALLING STARS – Union Theatre (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Written and conceived by Peter Polycarpou, Falling Stars is a charming and fascinating exploration of composers, collaborators and publishers of the 1920s.

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

‘Powerful & engaging piece of work’: PHOENIX – English Touring Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Mike Bartlett’s new monologue Phoenix effectively explores how people in power abuse the rules set in place for everyone – except seemingly for those in positions of trust.

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

‘It’s a totally captivating story’: Emily Bruni will star in gripping revenge drama Psychodrama by Emma Clarendon

Actress Emily Bruni spoke to Emma Clarendon about starring in Psychodrama at Never For Ever from 21-31 January 2021.

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Friday, November 13, 2020

CD REVIEW: Mary Poppins: The Definitive Supercalifragilistic 2020 Cast Recording ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This new cast recording of the Disney production of Mary Poppins is lively and charming from start to finish.

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

‘Captures the heart & attention’: A PASSION PLAY – Written on the Waves ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Margaret Perry’s A Passion Play affectionately explores the story of two teenage girls and their changing relationship.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

‘Sensitive & compelling piece of drama’: IN THE ABSENCE OF SILENCE – Chickenshed Theatre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

In the Absence of Silence is a compelling, heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful piece that will hopefully give courage to others who find themselves in the same situation.

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Monday, November 9, 2020

‘Glimmers of potential for a more elaborate production’: Mongolian Death Worm: A Puppet Musical (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Mongolian Death Worm: A Puppet Musical has imagination and charm and a score that proves to be catchy and memorable.

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Friday, November 6, 2020

‘An intense & emotional watch’: FISSION – The Actors Centre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Ewan Pollitt’s tense but heartfelt play Fission examines grief and how it affects your perspective on the people you love.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

‘Filled with plenty of humour, affection & intelligence’: EDUCATING RITA – Rose Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This wonderfully warm production of Educating Rita reveals a play that still feels as though it has plenty of relevance today.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Great Gatsby at Immersive LDN by Emma Clarendon

We rounded up the reviews for this immersive production based on F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Love London Love Culture reflects on the Olivier Awards 2020 by Emma Clarendon

While it has taken a while for the winners of this years Olivier Awards to be announced, there was plenty to be celebrated – as well as a strong reminder of the power of theatre.

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

‘There is a real sense of us paving a way to bring theatre back’: James Demaine on performing in the West End transfer of Private Peaceful by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to actor James Demaine about bringing the Barn Theatre production of Michael Morpurgo’s story Private Peaceful to the West End.

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

‘The characters are bubbling with emotion’: Hannah Bristow stars in A Passion Play as part of the Written on the Waves project by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to the actress Hannah Bristow about starring in A Passion Play as part of 45North and Ellie Keel Productions’ Written on the Waves project.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

‘A reminder of the joy of live music’: LOCKDOWN TOWN – One Night Records ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Lockdown Town, an immersive time machine of musical history, is socially distanced fun and an ideal distraction from the problems of the world.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of The Last Five Years now playing at the Southwark Playhouse.

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

‘A flawless piece of work’: WAIT FOR ME (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Dance musical Wait for Me beautifully captures life as seen through the eyes of one couple and the angels who bring them together.

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Monday, October 5, 2020

‘It is a real battle of words’: WE WERE HAVING A PERFECTLY NICE TIME – Omnibus Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Pedro Leandro’s short play at the Omnibus Theatre, We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time, is sharp and pacy – but is in need of further development.

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Friday, October 2, 2020

‘It’s a testament to what a connected & dedicated community we are’: Nina Dunn speaks about the creation of The Dark Theatres Project by Emma Clarendon

Video designer and photographer Nina Dunn spoke to Emma Clarendon about The Dark Theatres Project and the lack of support for theatre during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

‘Slick & expertly formulated in every way’: SHERLOCK IN HOMES: MURDER AT THE CIRCUS – Sharp Teeth (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

There is great attention paid to detail throughout Sharp Teeth’s Sherlock In Homes: Murder At The Circus which ensures that the audience are thoroughly engaged from start to finish.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: An Evening With an Immigrant at the Bridge Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The Bridge Theatre present Inua Ellams’ play An Evening With an Immigrant as part of its repertoire of one person plays during September and October.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Sunnymead Court at Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Gemma Lawrence’s play Sunnymead Court, running at the Tristan Bates theatre for a limited time.

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Friday, September 25, 2020

‘Delightfully playful & a sheer joy to listen to’: The Seth Concert Series With Karen Olivo (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The Seth Concert Series With Karen Olivo is as richly diverse musically as the rest of the series as well as being entertaining from start to finish.

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Pippin at the Garden Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Steven Dexter’s production of the musical Pippin, now playing at the Garden Theatre in Vauxhall.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

‘We could all do with a little magic right now’: Actor Harry Hepple looks forwards to being part of Wise Children’s Romantics Anonymous by Emma Clarendon

Actor Harry Hepple chatted to Emma Clarendon about being part of Wise Children’s Romantics Anonymous.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

‘Becomes increasingly compelling to watch’: ELEPHANT’S GRAVEYARD – The Production Exchange (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Elephant’s Graveyard is certainly a chilling but compelling watch that manages to capture the glamour as well as the horror of the world of circus vividly.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

‘It’s so innovative & exciting’: Squad Goals actress Charlotte Payne is telling Essex stories in a positive way by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to actress Charlotte Payne about starring in Squad Goals, which began performances at the Dagenham & Redbridge Football Ground this week.

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

‘Wonderfully warm & enjoyable production’: PINOCCHIO GETS WOOD – Guildford Fringe Theatre Company (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

With this year being topsy turvy and in need of a few laughs, there is plenty to be found in the Guildford Fringe Theatre Company’s summer pantomime Pinocchio Gets Wood which contains all …

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

‘It’s an opportunity to celebrate live theatre’: James Hillier directs Sunnymead Court at the Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Director James Hillier chatted to Emma Clarendon about Sunnymead Court by Gemma Lawrence, playing at the Tristan Bates Theatre from 22 September 2020.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

‘It’s a show that can make you belly laugh one minute & cry the next’: Dean Johnson is busy staging digital production First Date by Emma Clarendon

Director Dean Johnson chats to Emma Clarendon about creating digital theatre and directing a digital production First Date, set to star Samantha Barks and Simon Lipkin.

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All that Chat

2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
Oct 06: Slave Play
Feb 01: The Minutes
TBA: Blue