Vardy V Rooney, the theatrical take on the trial that had the country enthralled, transfers to the Ambassadors Theatre for a limited run before embarking on a UK tour. But what have critics had to say about it?
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Disability, sexuality & dating, Terri Paddock has plenty to discuss in the Animal post-show Q&A at the Park Theatre
Following a performance of ANIMAL at the Park Theatre, I was joined by star Christopher John-Slater, playwright Jon Bradfield, cast member Matt Ayleigh, and Joshua Hepple, whose brilliant initial idea made the whole thing happen.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Dixon & Daughters at the National Theatre
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon take a look at what is being said about Deborah Bruce’s new play Dixon and Daughters, making its debut at the National Theatre.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Hamnet at the Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon takes a look at what critics have said about Lolita Chakrabarti’s staging of Maggie O’Farrell’s novel, Hamnet.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Betty Blue Eyes at the Union Theatre
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon takes a look at what critics have had to say about this revival of George Stiles and Anthony Drewe’s musical Betty Blue Eyes at the Union Theatre.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Berlusconi – A New Musical at Southwark Playhouse Elephant
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon looks at what is being said about Berlusconi – A New Musical, based around the politician Silvio Berlusconi. The musical continues to play at the Southwark Playhouse’s Elephant venue until 29 April 2023.
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: ABBA, friendships, the joys of fandom & paying tribute to Paul O’Grady – Terri Paddock hosts a The Way Old Friends Do post-show Q&A
Following the news of Paul O’Grady’s unexpected death, this specific performance of The Way Old Friends Do at London’s Park Theatre was dedicated to the comedian and drag legend, whose voice opens the show. Writer and star Ian Hallard paid tribute to O’Grady before curtain-up, and we started the post-show talk with Ian and director Mark Gatiss recalling how enthusiastically O’Grady recorded his voiceovers – despite not loving ABBA.
‘It was crying out to be turned into a big, silly, glittery musical’: Felix Hagan & Zoë Roberts on the West End transfer of Operation Mincemeat
Recently crowned winners of the Best Musical Production at the Off West End Awards, SpitLip is set to move their hit show Operation Mincemeat to the West End for a limited run this spring; they take over at the Fortune Theatre, following The Woman In Black‘s haunting 33-year run.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Bad Cinderella at the Imperial Theatre, New York
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Bad Cinderella has now officially opened on Broadway, Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon finds out what critics have had to say about it…
REVIEW ROUND-Up: Marjorie Prime at the Menier Chocolate Factory
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the revival of Jordan Harrison’s Pulitzer Prize nominated play Marjorie Prime at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory.
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: From Feydeau & farce to internationalism and inclusivity, there’s lots to discuss in the A Tailor for Ladies post-show Q&A
This new production of Georges Feydeau’s early 1886 farce A Tailor for Ladies, which Penny Tomai has translated and co-adapted with director Lee James Broadwood, marks Medley Theatre Company’s debut, with a two-week season at London’s Cockpit Theatre where an international ensemble switches up halfway to allow actors to take on different roles.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Under the Black Rock at the Arcola Theatre
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Tim Edge’s play Under the Black Rock, starring Evanna Lynch, at London’s Arcola Theatre.
‘About the confrontation between past & present’: THE CITY & THE TOWN – Touring
Playing for a few nights at Wilton’s Music Hall as part of a nationwide tour, Anders Lustgarten’s new play The City and the Town is about the confrontation between past and present, about the consequences of staying and leaving, and whether the ones who leave have any right at all to decide what happens to the ones who stay.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Merchant of Venice 1936 – Touring
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon discovers what critics have been saying about Brigid Larmour and Tracy-Ann Oberman’s new production of The Merchant of Venice 1936, currently on tour.
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Clever parallels revealed in Terri Paddock’s post-show discussion at Southwark Playhouse Elephant’s opening show The Walworth Farce
For the first full production at Southwark Elephant, artistic director Chris Smyrnios has cleverly programmed this slick revival of leading Irish playwright Enda Walsh’s The Walworth Farce, which is set nearby, in a council flat on the Walworth Road.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Grenfell: System Failure at the Playground Theatre
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon takes a closer look at what is being said about the Playground Theatre’s production of Grenfell: System Failure, based on the Grenfell enquiry.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves the World at Birmingham Rep
Find out what is being said about the world premiere stage adaptation based on the TV series: Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image Saves The World at Birmingham Rep.
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: Terri Paddock negotiates her way around her post-show Q&A with Winner’s Curse creatives Clive Anderson & Dan Patterson
Winner’s Curse at the Park Theatre, conceived by former diplomat and veteran of countless Middle East negotiations Daniel Taub, is a highly topical piece. It not only lifts the lid on what happens behind closed doors during peace talks but also educates the audience on negotiation theory and allows us to put some of that theory into practice.
‘What does it mean to be political? It’s a vital question for everyone’: Martin Edwards on This Bitter Earth
Martin Edwards stars in the UK premiere of the Black Lives Matter-inspired American play This Bitter Earth. He talked to us about performance and political activism.
‘The fiction is enhanced by the facts’: Andrew Bruce-Lockhart tackles the issue of road safety in improv drama What’s Driving You? – & his first acting role
Producer, writer and director Andrew Bruce-Lockhart talks passionately about What’s Driving You?, the improv drama about the impact of speed on driving he has co-devised with A G Anderson, running at London’s Applecart Arts from 28 February to 4 March 2023.