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WATCH: Mischief Movie Night’s improv stars answer your questions

18th January 2018
Were you one of the four million who tuned in to watch Mischief Theatre's A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong over the holidays? You can see these comedy geniuses performing a different show every night with their latest West End offering. Catch up on some.Read more...
from Press Releases

Ship Happens, Spaghetti Hoops, Arti-chokes (about evil vegetables of course): Catch up on Mischief Movie Night’s latest releases

18th January 2018
Were you one of the four million who tuned in to watch Mischief Theatre's A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong over the holidays? You can see these comedy geniuses performing a different show every night with their latest West End offering. Catch up on some.Read more...
from Press Releases

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes with Rupert Graves & Philip Goodhew rehearsing The Ungrateful Biped

18th January 2018
Less than two weeks to go before the premiere of The Ungrateful Biped, a modern take on Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground. Sneak a peek behind the scenes with our rehearsals photo gallery as actor Rupert Graves prepares to make his directorial debut with the piece,.Read more...
from Press Releases

FEATURED SHOW: Sherlock star Rupert Graves makes his directorial debut with The Ungrateful Biped

18th January 2018
Actor Rupert Graves, perhaps best known to TV fans as DI Lestrade in the BBC TV series Sherlock, makes his directorial debut later this month with The Ungrateful Biped, a one-man play written by and starring Philip Goodhew. Find out more about what appealed to.Read more...
from Press Releases

On third viewing still ‘profoundly moving’: GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY – West End

18th January 2018
My principal review from the Old Vic is here (http://tinyurl.com/y8u2na24) . But now it transfers (with glorious irony to the Noel Coward Theatre..it’s the least Cowardy of all plays ever). So I see it for the third time (the second, … Continue reading →Read more...
from Libby Purves

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Salome at the Royal Opera House

18th January 2018
Malin Byström stars in the title role of David McVicar’s production of Salome, which runs at the Royal Opera House until 30 January 2018. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Gives a real taste of what it would’ve been like to see Frank, Dean & Sammy’: RAT PACK LIVE – Theatre Royal Haymarket ❤❤❤❤

17th January 2018
This entertaining and lively show gives audiences a real taste of what it would have been like to see The Rat Pack performing live. Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Ultimately galvanising & uplifting’: MY MUM’S A TWAT – Royal Court Theatre

17th January 2018
This play brims with warmth and humour by focusing more on resilience and acceptance, than abandonment and loss.Read more...
from Victoria Sadler

PHOTO: First look at Aequitas Theatre’s modern #MAGA take on Brecht’s Fear & Misery of the Third Reich

17th January 2018
From Nazi Germany to Trump's America? Aequitas Theatre's modern update on Bertolt Brecht's 1944 classic Fear and Misery of the Third Reich has just started performances at London's Brockley Jack Theatre. Sneak a peek at our the production shots before it opens to critics.Read more...
from Press Releases

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Cirque Du Soleil’s Ovo at the Royal Albert Hall

17th January 2018
Cirque Du Soleil is back in London with its show Ovo, running at the Royal Albert Hall until 4 March 2018. Has it managed to wow the critics? Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘It’s about resilience’: WATCH Broadway’s Robert Cuccioli & co discuss new musical Rothschild & Sons

17th January 2018
Not long to go until Rothschild & Sons, a musical by Fiddler on the Roof's Broadway legends Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, gets its UK premiere at London's Park Theatre. Watch our interviews with cast and creatives - and then get booking!Read more...
from Press Releases

‘Submerges us in a ruthless corporate world’: THE HERE & THIS & NOW – Southwark Playhouse

17th January 2018
As I walk to my seat, my feet sink in grey carpet. On stage, four people sit in what it looks like an office. One of the characters, a man in a suit, tells us how one day he didn’t go to work and.Read more...
from Laura Kressly

‘It’s about women, played by women & created by women: Kate Marlais on Oranges & Elephants

17th January 2018
What's it like appearing in the world premiere of an all-female, actor-musician, gang musical? Actress Kate Marlais, who is a composer herself, spoke to Love London Love Culture about Oranges & Elephants, opening next week at London's Hoxton Hall. Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘What distinguishes a miracle from a freak accident?’: TINY DYNAMITE – Old Red Lion Theatre ★★★★

17th January 2018
What distinguishes a ‘miracle’ from a freak accident? Are miracles by definition the impossible made possible? If, however, the definition is widened to the improbable happening when it's most needed, that’s less clear-cut and open to interpretation.Read more...
from Michael Davis

‘Ripe with expletives & bravura’: EAST – King’s Head Theatre ★★★★★

17th January 2018
Shocking, provocative and poetic. Steven Berkoff’s punchy verse play, East, has returned to its roots. No, not Bethnal Green or the Mile End Road, but the King’s Head Theatre Islington, where it made its London debut in 1975.Read more...
from Anne Cox

DON GIOVANNI – Vienna

16th January 2018
It may be difficult to see the action on stage, but at least the music sounds glorious, with Vienna State Opera presenting a Don Giovanni blessed with uniformly strong vocals and the finest orchestral playing.Read more...
from Simon Parris

NEWS: Bill Milner stars opposite Sheila Hancock in Harold & Maude

16th January 2018
British film star Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow) will appear opposite Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock in the London premiere of Colin Higgins' 1971 American black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude.Read more...
from Press Releases

‘Replete with tales of celebrity, scandal & topiary’: ONE FESTIVAL – Space Arts Centre ★★★★

16th January 2018
One Festival's Programme A is replete with tales of celebrity, scandal and topiary. While there are moments of levity throughout, it is apparent in the first two plays that the initial humour is used to deftly broach matters of a more serious and nuanced.Read more...
from Michael Davis

NEWS: Ophelia Lovibund stars in premiere of Barney Norris’ Nightfall

16th January 2018
Ophelia Lovibond, Ukweli Roach and Sion Daniel Young star in the world premiere of Barney Norris’s Nightfall at the Bridge Theatre.Read more...
from Press Releases

‘Sweet & sad with a little room for improvement’: LOBSTER – Theatre503

16th January 2018
Breakups suck. Unexpectedly bumping into your ex sucks even more. For exes J and K, it’s even worse because they’re unknowingly about to be set up with each other. Read more...
from Laura Kressly