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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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

Rob Drummond’s new play examines democracy, charting a journey through the Scottish Independence Referendum, Brexit and Trump. The Majority, directed by David Overend, runs at the Nationa…

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LIMITS (Cirkus Cirkör) – Royal Festival Hall by Emma Clarendon

This rather sombre circus show looks at immigration and the reasons behind it as well as why we should all come together and support each other.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Apologia at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Stockard Channing and Laura Carmichael star in Jamie Lloyd's new West End production of Alexi Kaye Campbell’s 1999 play Apologia. Here is what critics have been saying about it.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

BOOM – Theatre503 by Emma Clarendon

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s play tries to balance comedy with serious ideas but ends up feeling incoherent in Katherine Nesbitt’s production.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Road at the Royal Court Theatre by Emma Clarendon

John Tiffany directs this new production of Jim Cartwright’s seminal play about inhabitants of an unnamed northern road in Eighties Britain.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

EVITA – West End by Emma Clarendon

The final collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice returns to the West End, showcasing beautiful music in a production that needs a bit of a lift.  Even just reading about…

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MRS ORWELL – Old Red Lion Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Tony Cox's bittersweet play manages to hit the heart over and over again thanks to two strong performances from Cressida Bonas and Peter Hamilton Dyer.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Just to Get Married at the Finborough Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The Finborough Theatre is currently showing the first London production of Cicely Hamilton’s play in 100 years and is directed by Melissa Dunne. Here’s what critics have been saying abo…

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GANGSTA GRANNY – West End by Emma Clarendon

Neal Foster’s adaptation of David Walliams' best-selling children’s book has plenty of laughter (and dancing) to entertain kids of all ages.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

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

Olivia Coleman stars in Lucy Kirkwood’s new drama directed by Rufus Norris – but have critics warmed to it?

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HOT TICKETS: 7 shows to see opening in August, from Five Guys to The Odyssey by Emma Clarendon

While Edinburgh prepares to welcome back its Festival Fringe from the 4th August, London will be welcoming these shows to theatres…  1. Five Guys Named Moe, Marble Arch Theatre:&#…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Funeral Meants’ Cradeaux Alexander by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture spoke to Cradeaux Alexander about the upcoming world premiere of his play Funeral Meats, playing at London's King’s Head Theatre from 8 to 13 August 2017.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

BLUES BROTHERS – Hippodrome by Emma Clarendon

An entertaining and fun show that captures the spirit of the Blues Brothers brilliantly. Filled with a variety of music that span across a wide variety of genres, Blues Brothers – Summer …

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

I LOVED LUCY – Arts Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Lee Tannen’s play about his friendship with Lucille Ball is filled with many wonderful stories about her career and life – but also reveals a comedienne and actress who became increasing…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Apollo Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Benedict Andrews directs this new Young Vic production of Tennessee Williams’ classic Cat On a Hot Tin Roof, starring Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell at the West End's Apollo Theatre un…

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Tale of Two Cities at Regent’s Park Theatre by Emma Clarendon

The classic story by Charles Dickens is brought to life in the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre directed by Timothy Sheader. Here’s what critics have been saying about it.

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

DISCO PIGS – Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Enda Walsh’s play is a bit of an oddity – it is both bizarrely brilliant but can also seem at times as a bit of a chaotic mess, but thankfully John Haidar’s production sticks to being …

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

TWILIGHT SONG – Park Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Barry’s relationship with his mother is at best difficult, but as we delve into their family history it soon becomes clear the depth of resentment that Isabella has had for events that hav…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Bodies at Royal Court Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Vivienne Franzmann’s new play exploring the human cost of surrogacy is directed by Jude Christian. Here is what critics have been saying about it.

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

NEWS: National Youth Theatre to Present First East End Season this Summer by Emma Clarendon

The National Youth Theatre are set to present five plays as part of its ‘East End’ season at the Arcola Theatre, The Yard Theatre and Wilton’s Music Hall.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

GREASE – New Victoria Theatre by Emma Clarendon

David Gilmore’s electrifying production is plenty of fun to watch but lacking in personality in some of the key performances. This classic musical about a group of teenagers growing up in …

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Queen Anne at the Theatre Royal Haymarket by Emma Clarendon

Emma Cunniffe and Romola Garai star in Helen Edmundson’s play Queen Anne. The Royal Shakespeare Company production, directed by Natalie Abrahami, continues at the West End's Theatre Royal …

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NEWS: Ovalhouse receive £3m frant for inner-London move to Brixton by Emma Clarendon

The Arts Council have granted the theatre the grant to help support its move to Brixton. The news of the £3 million grant means that the Ovalhouse theatre are now closer to opening in its n…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

NEWS: Tanya Moodie reprises role for Trouble in Mind’s London transfer by Emma Clarendon

Following her acclaimed performance in Trouble in Mind at the Theatre Royal Bath last year, Olivier nominated actress Tanya Moodie will reprise her role as Wiletta in Laurence Boswell’s pr…

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NEWS: Mark Anderson reprises title role in Toxic Avenger’s return in Edinburgh & London by Emma Clarendon

The cast for the return of The Toxic Avenger The Musical has been announced as the production prepares to open at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before its West End transfer this autumn.

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NEWS: Globe announces cast for Tanika Gupta premiere Lions & Tigers by Emma Clarendon

Casting for this summer's world premiere production of Tanika Gupta's Lions and Tigers, directed by Pooja Ghai, has been confirmed by Shakespeare's Globe.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Mentor at the Vaudeville Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Daniel Kehlman’s play arrives in London following the production’s run at the Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio earlier this year. But what have critics been making of Laurence Boswe…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Ink at Almeida Theatre by Emma Clarendon

This world premiere production of James Graham’s play is directed by Rupert Goold and stars Bertie Carvel. But how have critics reacted to it?

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Top 5 reasons you have to see The Wind in the Willows by Emma Clarendon

Now officially open at the London Palladium, this new musical based on the beloved classic British story is perfect viewing over the summer months – here’s Love London Love Culture’s t…

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KING KONG – The Vaults by Emma Clarendon

From Daniel Clarkson (co-creator of Potted Potter) and director Owen Lewis comes this lively and very silly reimagining of the classic Kong story.  I will be the first to admit that I h…

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Monday, July 3, 2017

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

Discover what critics have been saying about Michael Longhurst’s production starring Colin Morgan and Bo Poraj here.

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