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Saturday, July 14, 2018

‘Engaging & thought-provoking’: ALKALINE – Park Theatre ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Sensitively directed by Sarah Meadows, Alkaline at the Park Theatre offers a balanced look at different attitudes towards faith and religion.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

‘Delightful from beginning to end’: AS YOU LIKE IT – Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Overall, this is a lovely summer treat at the Open Air Theatre, working well in the context of its surroundings of Regent’s Park. Hilarious, touching and well worth a visit.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘Its strength is in the music & lyrics’: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST – Charing Cross Theatre by Emma Clarendon

If It Happened in Key West had been treated more like a gothic musical (which quite a few of the songs hinted at) about grief, love and loss it would have been stronger. But as it is by addi…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

REVIEW ROUND UP: The King & I at the London Palladium by Emma Clarendon

Bartlett Sher’s production of The King & I brings the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to the West End. But what have critics had to say about it?

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Jungle at the Playhouse Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson’s acclaimed The Jungle transfers from the Young Vic to the West End. But what have critics had to say about it?

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Friday, July 6, 2018

REVIEW ROUND UP: The Winter’s Tale at Shakespeare’s Globe by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Blanche McIntyre’s production of The Winter’s Tale, playing at the Shakespeare’s Globe until 14 October.

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‘Brutal & hilarious’: THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

As a production, The Lieutenant of Inishmore is brutal and violent, yet somehow has a charm about it that keeps the audience successfully engaged from beginning to end. Who knew violence on …

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

‘Cheeky, playful & mesmerising’: CIRCA’S PEEPSHOW – Underbelly Festival ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

There is no denying that Circa’s Peepshow is a playful and cheeky show that captures the performers’ talents well – but does it all become slightly tired?

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BOOK REVIEW – Unmasked: A Memoir by Andrew Lloyd Webber ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Overall, Unmasked has plenty to offer those who wish to learn more about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary and varied career, told with flair and humour. An interesting and engaging read.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

‘Constantly intense & gripping’: IMPERIUM – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Imperium is a powerful production of a story that is strikingly relatable to audiences watching it in 2018. A brilliant and lavish production – highly recommended.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’s Rebecca Newman by Emma Clarendon

Rebecca Newman spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing the beloved We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to the West End over the summer…

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s Freddie Tapner by Emma Clarendon

Conductor Freddie Tapner spoke to Love London Love Culture about the London Musical Theatre Orchestra’s latest concert King, playing at the Hackney Empire this weekend (on the 30 June and …

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Friday, June 29, 2018

‘Leaves you beaming from ear to ear’: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – Wilton’s Music Hall ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The Faction’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is delightfully comical, making it an ideal way to spend a warm summer’s evening watching.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… David Trappes from Circa’s Peepshow by Emma Clarendon

Performer David Trappes spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about appearing in Circa’s Peepshow playing as part of the Underbelly Festival.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Turn of the Screw at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Benjamin Britten’s opera The Turn of the Screw is given the Open Air Theatre treatment in Timothy Sheader’s production. Here’s what critics have had to say about it…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

‘It is one of the best things I have ever done’: Amy Bethan Evans chats about her play Libby’s Eyes by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Editor Emma Clarendon spoke to Amy Bethan Evans about her play Libby’s Eyes, playing as part of the Breaking Out season at the Bunker Theatre.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Ovalhouse Theatre’s head of theatre Owen Calvert-Lyons by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to the Ovalhouse Theatre’s head of theatre Owen Calvert-Lyons about the theatre’s upcoming season.

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

‘An extraordinary story that deserves to be told’: PRESSURE – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This deeply fascinating true story makes for surprisingly compelling drama that reminds us that what a major difference ordinary people made in the outcome of the Second World War.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Shakespeare in the Squares’ Katharine Moraz by Emma Clarendon

Actress Katharine Moraz spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about bringing Shakespeare’s As You Like It to London’s parks and squares this summer.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

‘Vibrant & empowering production’: THE SECRET LIVES OF BABA SEGI’S WIVES – Arcola Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Joyous and enchanting, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives is an energetic, entertaining show with a lot to say. From the moment the play starts it’s completely captivating, and two ho…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On: The Lieutenant of Inishmore’s Daryl McCormack by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon chatted to Daryl McCormack about his upcoming role in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, playing at the Noel Coward Theatre from the 23 June 2018.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Julie at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Carrie Cracknell directs Polly Stenham’s contemporary adaptation of August Strindberg’s classic play Miss Julie. But what have critics been making of it?

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Monday, June 18, 2018

‘Lacks momentum & purpose’: 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Overall, while the show has its own charm and is sweetly nostalgic, the sad thing is it doesn’t have enough substance to capture the attention for the two hours.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

‘Deserves to be seen by the masses’: LONELY PLANET – Trafalgar Studios ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Lonely Planet tells the story of Jovy, and his customer turned friend, Carl in the midst of the AIDS epidemic in America and the performances are absolutely faultless.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Melinda Hughes brings her show Half Woman Half Beast to London & Edinburgh by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon spoke to Melinda Hughes about her new show Half Woman Half Beast which she will perform at JW3 in Finchley Road on 19 and 20 June 2018 before movi…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Translations at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Translations, Brian Friel’s account of nationhood as seen through the eyes of those living in a small village is now playing at the National Theatre, starring Colin Morgan and Ciarán Hind…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: My Name is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Based on Elizabeth Strout’s short novel, My Name is Lucy Barton sees Laura Linney making her London debut in this production. Here Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Cafe Society Swing’s Peter Gerald by Emma Clarendon

Peter Gerald spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about starring in Cafe Society Swing, playing at the Theatre Royal Stratford East until 16 June 2018.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Two Noble Kinsmen at Shakespeare’s Globe by Emma Clarendon

Barrie Rutter directs this rare revival of the William Shakespeare and John Fletcher play The Two Noble Kinsmen. But what have critics made of it?

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

‘A performance to stir the emotions’: I AM OF IRELAND – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

From the moment I Am Of Ireland begins and a rousing chorus of ‘Ireland’s Call’ sounds out in the Old Red Lion Theatre, you know you’re in for a treat, a performance to stir the emot…

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Rink at Southwark Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Adam Lenson directs this revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb’s musical The Rink, currently playing at the Southwark Playhouse. Here’s what critics have so far made of it…

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