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‘The play’s eye is pitilessly sharp’: ALYS, ALWAYS – Bridge Theatre ★★★★

20th March 2019
Couldn’t miss Nicholas Hytner’s bit of mischief: after his years of being being alternately feted and rubbished in print, he displays directorial glee in sending up the noisome denizens of a broadsheet arts desk thanks to Lucinda Coxon’s black-hearted comedy of modern media manners,.Read more...
from Libby Purves

NEWS: Jac Yarrow makes his stage debut as Joseph in the new West End production

20th March 2019
Jac Yarrow will take the lead role in the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium. The show plays a strictly limited 11-week season from 27 June to 8 September 2019 (press night is 11 July).Read more...
from Press Releases

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Betrayal at Harold Pinter Theatre

20th March 2019
Tom Hiddleston stars in Jamie Lloyd’s revival of Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Sure to delight fans of both dance & circus’: SIGMA – Touring in Canada

19th March 2019
Sigma is a cross-cultural integration of dance and circus that pushes the classical and the contemporary together into a wonderful production that is sure to delight fans of both artforms.Read more...
from Katharine Kavanagh

Open air theatre: mad but delightful

19th March 2019
The open air season will soon be upon us. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind? as Shelley puts it. And no one does open air theatre with more hopeful enthusiasm than the lovably daft British. Read more...
from Susan Elkin

NEWS: Curve’s production of White Christmas transfers to the West End for short festive season

19th March 2019
Made at Curve production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas will transfer to London’s Dominion Theatre from 15 November 2019 to 4 January 2020, with a press night on 25 November. Read more...
from Press Releases

‘Still wonderfully magical’: BEAUTY & THE BEAST – Touring ★★★★

19th March 2019
Birmingham Royal Ballet puts on a truly magical and haunting performance of David Bintley’s Beauty & the Beast.Read more...
from Thom Dibdin

‘There’ll be tears, laughter, rowing & lots of sex talk’: Emily Curtis & Lauren-Nicole Mayes perform Eggs at Tristan Bates Theatre

19th March 2019
LLLC’s Emma Clarendon chatted to Emily Curtis & Lauren-Nicole Mayes about starring in Eggs at the Tristan Bates Theatre.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Practically bursts with creative talent’: 100% CHANCE OF RAIN – Chickenshed Theatre

19th March 2019
This time around Chickenshed’s inclusive theatre company is exploring mental health in new show, 100% Chance of Rain.Read more...
from Liz Dyer

‘A beautiful & ornate chocolate box of a production’: ROMANCE ROMANCE – Above the Stag Theatre

19th March 2019
Romance Romance, the all-male gay musical which opened at the Above the Stag Theatre in Vauxhall, is a beautiful and ornate chocolate box of a production.Read more...
from Shanine Salmon

‘The joy is in meeting the characters’: JESUS HOPPED THE ‘A’ TRAIN – Young Vic Theatre

19th March 2019
The joy of Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Jesus Hopped the ‘A’ Train is in meeting his characters: watching them perform to each other; hearing their patois and verbal brio; exude a charisma which they know gives them power.Read more...
from Not Exactly Billington

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Admissions at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios

19th March 2019
Find out what the critics made of Daniel Aukin’s production of Admissions at the Trafalgar Studios.Read more...
from Emma Clarendon

‘Staged with enormous intelligence & emotional energy’: BETRAYAL – West End

19th March 2019
Tom Hiddleston is back! And in excellent form in Jamie Lloyd’s revelatory revival of the 1978 Pinter classic Betrayal.Read more...
from Aleks Sierz

NEWS: Broadway musical Frozen will reopen the refurbed Theatre Royal Drury Lane in autumn 2020

19th March 2019
As musical Frozen celebrates its first year on Broadway, Disney Theatrical Productions has announced the opening of a new West End production in autumn 2020 at the newly refurbished Theatre Royal Drury Lane.Read more...
from Press Releases