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Sunday, December 17, 2017

ROBIN HOOD (with Shane Ritchie) – Woking ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Want amazing acrobatics? Check! Love a bit of magic? Check! In need of a laugh? You will certainly get plenty of those in this entertaining production of Robin Hood.

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Friday, December 15, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: #DearBrutus @swkplay until 30 Dec > @Troupe_Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Playing at the Southwark Playhouse until the 30th December, discover what critics have been saying about this production of J.M Barrie’s drama here:  1917. In a remote English vil…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

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

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews of the Royal Court Theatre’s production of Grimly Handsome. Written by Julia Jarcho, with co-creators Sam Pritchard and Chloe Lamford, it con…

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NEWS: Nativity! The Musical announces 2018 Christmas comeback by Emma Clarendon

Ahead of its London premiere tonight (14 December 2017), producers of the Nativity! The Musical have announced that the screen-to-stage box office hit will return to the Eventim Apollo in Ha…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

THE BOX OF DELIGHTS – Wilton’s Music Hall by Emma Clarendon

What would you do if you were given a magical box with special time travelling powers? It is a question that has endless possibilities but in the case of Kay Harker it has to be used to save…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

10 shows to get you in the Christmas spirit: Pinocchio, Dick Whittington, Christmasaurus &… by Emma Clarendon

With so many festive themed shows on this month, here is Love London Love Culture’s top shows to book for if you are struggling to decide.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

LA SOIREE – West End by Emma Clarendon

Always expect the unexpected when it comes to watching La Soiree is one piece of advice that is good to pass on to potential audience members for this well loved cabaret show.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

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

Gordon Greenberg directs this latest revival of the musical Barnum, starring Marcus Brigstocke in the title role and running at London's Menier Chocolate Factory until 3 March 2018. Love Lon…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

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

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Hamish Pirie’s production of Goats, the new play by Liwaa Yazji, which runs at the Royal Court Theatre until 30 December 2017.

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THE WOMAN IN WHITE – Charing Cross Theatre ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

What do you get if you combine a richly textured (revised) score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, a strongly convincing cast and a Thom Southerland production? In the case of The Woman in White, the …

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THE LOST BOY PETER PAN – Pleasance Theatre ❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Written and directed by Alexandra Spence-Jones, this reimagining of JM Barrie’s classic story is imaginative but somehow loses the sparkle of the original story.

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Monday, December 4, 2017

7 shows (besides #HamiltonLDN) to look out for in December: @grinningmanLDN @WomaninWhiteUK #DearBrutus… by Emma Clarendon

The year is rapidly coming to a close. But before it does, there are more great shows to see in the lead up to Christmas - in addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda's wildly anticipated Broadway tra…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET – Bridge House Theatre ❤❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This cosy festive treat is enough to convince even the most cynical to believe in Father Christmas.

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Friday, December 1, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Christmas Carol at the Old Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Rhys Ifans stars as Scrooge in Jack Thorne’s new adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol, which is running at London's Old Vic Theatre until 20 January 2018. Here…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

KING TUT – King’s Head Theatre ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

The Charles Court Opera return to the King’s Head Theatre with their latest (hilarious) new pantomime King Tut.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE LITTLE MERMAID – Touring ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story, The Little Mermaid follows Marilla’s journey from mermaid to human as she sacrifices her life in the ocean in an attempt to be with the …

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Alice in Winterland’s Daniel Goode by Emma Clarendon

'We’re still rehearsing at the moment so there are bits I haven’t seen and bits we’ve yet to work on, but there is something wonderful about seeing a theatre space so populated – thi…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Sinners Club’s Lucy Rivers by Emma Clarendon

"The premise of this show invites the audience into an intimate recording session of a new concept album by live band The Bad Mothers, and the songs they perform cover all the deadly sins; l…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the Apollo Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Following a hugely successful run in Sheffield, the popular new musical officially opened at the Apollo Theatre this week. But what have critics made of it?

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Top 5 reasons to see: Disney’s Aladdin by Emma Clarendon

At the beginning of the week Love London Love Culture paid a visit to see Aladdin The Musical – here’s five reasons why you should see it.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

SPAMALOT – Touring by Emma Clarendon

Adapted from the original Monthy Python and the Holy Grail film that is considered to be one of the best Monty Python films, Spamalot really captures the spirit of the original film and the …

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Monday, November 20, 2017

MISS JULIE – Jermyn Street Theatre ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Howard Brenton’s adaptation of Strindberg’s Miss Julie is sharp and observant in which the tension is carefully built up in Tom Littler’s production.

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THE DARK ROOM – Theatre503 ❤❤❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

Angela Betzien’s psychological thriller is chillingly brought to life in Audrey Sheffield’s haunting production.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

ALADDIN – West End by Emma Clarendon

Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, the production keeps the spirit of the film alive by retaining its sense of fun and heart thanks to its explosion of energy and the strength of …

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Big Fish at The Other Palace by Emma Clarendon

Frasier's Kelsey Grammer stars in Nigel Harman’s UK premiere of Broadway musical Big Fish, based on the Tim Burton film. The production continues at The Other Palace in London until 30 Dec…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

AS YOU LIKE IT – Touring by Emma Clarendon

This Shared Experience and Theatre By the Lake production really throws everything at this vibrant and joyous production which makes the most of the playful and silliness of Shakespeare’s …

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

THE RED LION – Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Those who don’t love the ‘beautiful game’ shouldn’t let this stand in the way of coming along to see this wonderfully judged production that takes audiences behind the scenes of foot…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Trestle’s Connie Walker by Emma Clarendon

'The wonderful Denise is fun, witty, sassy, decided life is too short to roll and die gracefully and decides to grab life by the short and curlies before it’s too late and find happiness.'

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Monday, November 6, 2017

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Lucia di Lammermoor at Royal Opera House by Emma Clarendon

Katie Mitchell’s production of Donizetti’s opera is revived at the Royal Opera House. But what have critics had to say about it?

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INTERVIEW: Spotlight On… Simon Pittman by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture spoke to Simon Pittman about his production of Othello now playing at the Ambassadors Theatre as part of The National Youth Theatre’s West End REP season.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

RICHARD III – Baron’s Court Theatre ❤❤ by Emma Clarendon

This 1960’s set production of Shakespeare’s chilling play has some good ideas – but sadly it doesn’t quite come together in the way it should.

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