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Monday, June 26, 2017

7 shows to see opening in July by Emma Clarendon

1.Apologia, Trafalgar Studios: opening for previews from the 29th July, Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing will star in this new production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play, directed by Jami…

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

THE QUENTIN DENTIN SHOW – Tristan Bates Theatre by Emma Clarendon

At the centre of the story are Nat and Keith, a couple who are disenchanted with their lives and in need of some serious life changes. Until Quentin Dentin comes along with a promise to make…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Hamlet at Harold Pinter Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Robert Icke’s production starring Sherlock star Andrew Scott has transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre. Here’s a guide to what critics have been saying about it.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Bat Out of Hell at the London Coliseum by Emma Clarendon

40 years since the album become one of the most iconic of all time, Bat Out of Hell has rocked its way into the London Coliseum. But what have critics had to say about it so far?

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Anatomy of a Suicide at Royal Court Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Katie Mitchell directs Alice Birch’s play, being performed at the Royal Court Theatre as part of the theatre’s Jerwood New Playwrights programme. But what have critics been saying about …

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

THE KITE RUNNER – West End by Emma Clarendon

Wonderfully powerful, Giles Croft’s heartfelt production of Khaled Hosseini’s best selling novel makes a welcome return to the West End. Covering topics such as guilt, betrayal and redem…

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Kiss Me at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Claire Lams star in Anna Ledwich’s production of Richard Bean’s play. But what have critics been making of it?

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Five reasons to see Annie by Emma Clarendon

1. The children of the cast: every single young actress on the stage throughout the show are immensely talented and have a great energy about them that brings a smile to the faces of the au…

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Friday, June 16, 2017

WICKED – Apollo Victoria Theatre by Emma Clarendon

This long running West End production is still as dramatic and fun as it was when it first opened almost eleven years ago. Putting a fascinating twist onto the original story The Wizard of O…

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THE ENCHANTED – Bunker Theatre by Emma Clarendon

At the heart of the story are two men who have been placed on death row for crimes that are unspeakable (and perhaps not necessarily relevant unfolding plot) one woman tries to save them fro…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

Anne-Marie Duff and Cush Jumbo star in Jeremy Herrin’s production of DC Moore’s new play now playing at the National Theatre. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – West End by Emma Clarendon

There is something irresistible about the music of Motown. No matter what age you are, chances are that you have encountered or listened to it at least once and this show manages to recaptur…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Working at Southwark Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Luke Sheppard directs this European premiere production at the Southwark Playhouse. Here is what critics have had to say about it.

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Jesus Christ Superstar’s Tyrone Huntley by Emma Clarendon

As Tyrone Huntley prepares to reprise his role as Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Love London Love Culture asked him a few questions about returning …

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Friday, June 9, 2017

TAPE FACE – West End by Emma Clarendon

Sam Wills aka Tape Face has created an interesting modern interpretation and tribute to the silent comedy era that relies a lot on the audience and their willingness to take part, making the…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES – Touring by Emma Clarendon

La Cage Aux Folles is a total joy from beginning to end – sharp witted, fantastic performances from all of the cast and so flamboyant that you can’t help but wish that the performance we…

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

ANNIE – West End by Emma Clarendon

In terms of offering hope in dark times, there is nothing quite like the musical Annie to lift up your spirits and leave you feeling optimistic about the world. The classic musical based on …

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Sunday, June 4, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Sand in the Sandwiches at Theatre Royal Haymarket by Emma Clarendon

Edward Fox stars in Hugh Whitemore’s one man show which celebrates John Betjeman, poet laureate and icon of British poetry. But what have critics been making of it?

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: On the Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Discover what critics have been saying about Drew McOnie‘s production of the musical starring Danny Mac and Maggie Steed.

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Top five reasons to catch Half A Sixpence by Emma Clarendon

3. The Choreography: Andrew Wright’s wonderfully energetic and elegant choreography not only captures the era in which the musical is set perfect, but also the spirit and joyfulness of the…

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Saturday, June 3, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Jam at Finborough Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Harry Melling and Jasmine Hyde star in Tommo Fowler’s production of Matt Parvin’s play. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Friday, June 2, 2017

VIXEN – The Vaults by Emma Clarendon

There is no doubting Silent Opera’s ability to completely immerse audiences into their production of Vixen, presented with plenty of creativity and sharp performances – particularly from…

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

JANE EYRE – Touring by Emma Clarendon

This three hour long adaptation of the beloved novel can lack in energy in places but it is still beautifully staged. From the moment the audience steps into the auditorium, there is a sense…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Judy! at the Arts Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Ray Rackham’s musical about Judy Garland has arrived at London’s Arts Theatre for a limited season. But what have critics been saying about it?

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Top 5 stars treading the West End boards by Emma Clarendon

Here’s a guide to some stars who are going to be treading the boards in the West End…

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BRING ON THE BOLLYWOOD – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Bringing a different vibe to the Rose Theatre in Kingston, Bring on the Bollywood is a burst of colour and life on stage that just doesn’t seem to have enough impact in terms of its so-so …

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Review Round Up: Lettice & Lovage, Menier Chocolate Factory by Emma Clarendon

Felicity Kendal and Maureen Lipman star in Trevor Nunn’s production. But what are critics making of it?

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Life of Galileo at Young Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Joe Wright directs this new production of Brecht’s play. But what have the critics been saying about it?

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Richard III at Arcola Theatre by Emma Clarendon

RSC Associate Artist Greg Hicks leads the cast as Richard III in Mehmet Ergen’s production for the Arcola Theatre. But what have critics been saying about the production?

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

LOVE IN IDLENESS – West End by Emma Clarendon

With its brilliantly witty script and fantastic characters, Love in Idleness has plenty to offer those who are in need of gentle but ultimately affectionate entertainment and Trevor Nunn has…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour brings to mind as being the female version of The Inbetweeners, in which the story follows six teenage girls as t…

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