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?
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.
NEWS: Alexia McIntosh & Kieren Hamilton-Amos join Belgrade Coventry creative director Corey Campbell in Big Aunty
Big Aunty – the first home produced show of the spring season – will play in The Belgrade Coventry’s B2 auditorium from 24 April to 6 May, with a press night on 26 April. Midlands-born performers Alexia McIntosh and Kieren Hamilton-Amos will join Belgrade creative director Corey Campbell in the production, directed and devised by Campbell.
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.
New post-show Q&A: Join Terri Paddock to discuss Under the Kundè Tree’s story of colonialism, identity & freedom
After One Who Wants to Cross at the Finborough in February, I’m thrilled to chair the post-show talk for another new play care of Clarisse Makundul Productions, Makundul’s own Under the Kundè Tree at Southwark Playhouse Borough.
NEWS: Complicité partners with Belgrade Theatre for the world premiere of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead
Renowned international touring company Complicité’s world premiere production of Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, the new stage adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author Olga Tokarczuk’s novel of the same name, will play Belgrade Theatre Coventry’s Main Stage from 18 to 22 April 2023. The venue is also one of the production’s co-producing partners.
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.
REVIEW ROUND-UP: Sweeney Todd at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon take a look at what is being said about the new revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical starring Josh Groban and Annaleigh Ashford.
NEWS: Peter Pruyn brings his autobiographical play Up: One Man’s Journey to Feminism across the pond to the London Fringe
What does it take for a man to become a feminist – and why does it matter? In seven diverse and poignant vignettes from his own life, Peter Pruyn (pronounced “prine”), an American trauma therapist who works with female survivors, takes the audience on his journey in Up: One Man’s Journey To Feminism on the afternoons of 31 March and 1, 2, 7 and 9 April 2023 at London’s Hen & Chickens Theatre.
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…
New post-show Q&A: Terri Paddock digs out her platforms for a chat with The Way Old Friends Do cast & creatives at the Park Theatre
Calling all ABBA and new writing fans! I’m delighted to return to the Park Theatre for the premiere of The Way Old Friends Do, written by and starring Ian Hallard and directed by Mark Gatiss.
NEWS: Test your nerve in the thrilling site-responsive experience Facts not Opinions’: Stretched to the Limit
Step back in time and enter the world’s first Victorian Testing and Experimenting Works on London’s Bankside for an evocative and surreal new site-responsive performance. Expect to be tested to your limits during Illuminate Productions’ ‘Facts not Opinions’: Stretched to the Limit.
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.
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.
New post-show Q&A: Find out more about Feydeau’s rarely seen farce A Tailor for Ladies at the Cockpit Theatre
Following the 5.30pm performance on Sunday 12 March 2023 at London’s Cockpit Theatre, Terri Paddock talks to cast and creatives of A Tailor for Ladies. Georges Feydeau’s early 1886 comedy A Tailor for Ladies is getting a rare London outing in a new modern adaptation performed by an international ensemble cast.
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.
NEWS: Attic Theatre’s premiere production of Roy Williams’ play All Roads tours London venues
Exploring what it means to love, grieve and build your own future, being young and Black British today, Attic Theatre Company’s production of Roy Williams’ new play All Roads receives its world premiere in March 2023, touring four London venues with a press night at New Wimbledon Theatre Studio on 14 March.
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.