This year has been a whirlwind year full of amazing theatre. I was lucky enough to see a total of 150 shows so whittling them down to a top 10 was extremely difficult. Although this list is in order, I really loved each of them equally as they all moved me in a particular way and provided some theatrical treats.
the end of 2018, here’s a few of Love London Love Culture’s favourite shows of the year….
Meanness and greenness have often gone hand in hand at Regent’s Park – £3.50 for a tiny ice cream cone, really? – but never more so than in Maria Aberg’s confident production of Little Shop of Horrors at the Open Air Theatre.
On the broader theatrical landscape, there are plenty of things opening this month! In London Eugenius! returns to The Other Palace, Milly Thomas’ Dust transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2, and Foxfinder opens at the Ambassadors.
In the last week or so I’ve seen three outdoor shows and got soaked to the skin twice. It’s what you do in Britain – part of summer’s rich tapestry.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre finishes its summer season with an outrageously kitsch and eccentric production of Little Shop of Horrors that will leave you singing its infectious title song all the way home.
This production is big, bold and wonderful. Humour, prime vocals and a crazy story make this the most enjoyable way to spend an evening.
Maria Aberg directs this lively and over-the-top production that fully embraces the madness and quirkiness of the musical.
Though at the moment it looks quiet, I have finally got a draft schedule together for my time in Edinburgh, and it seems as if my plan to ease myself in has just gone out of the window… It’s going to be a hectic week for me up there, but it has to be done!
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the shows to look out for during August… if you aren’t heading to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The full list of shows for West End LIVE 2018 West End LIVE, which returns to Trafalgar Square on 16 and 17 June 2018, has been released.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre have today announced casting for Little Shop of Horrors. Directed by Maria Aberg, the production plays 3 August to 15 September 2018, with a press night on 10 August.
The Open Air Theatre has announced the programme for its 2018 summer season, under the continuing artistic directorship of Timothy Sheader. The headline productions are Peter Pan, As You Like It, Dinosaur World Live, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Turn of the Screw, a co-production with English National Opera.
There’s bundles of fun and bonkers B-movie mayhem in Little Shop of Horrors, the debut musical from TBC Productions, which is at the Studio on Potterrow to Saturday. Adapted from a Roger Corman movie from the late fifties, Little Shop has a wickedly knowing book and lyrics from Howard Ashman and a solidly rock-driven score from Alan Menken.
The cult musical with the addictive mainstream score, Little Shop of Horrors is given as ingenious and well cast a production as fans could possibly to hope to see.
The hit musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will be touring the UK in a brand new production, which will open at the Bournemouth Pavilion on 4 August 2016, starring X Factor’s Rhydian.
Reporting from Manchester, my guest contributor Glenn Meads recently met up with director-producer James Baker, who is making waves at The Kings Arms in Salford. Londoners, take note. Great theatre happens elsewhere too… James Baker’s CV Artistic director James Baker has been fundamental in developing The Kings Arms Theatre into a thriving fringe venue […]