This is a triumphant return of Queens of Sheba after a successful run at Soho Theatre in 2021 and Edinburgh Fringe in 2018. Expertly directed, these ladies burst onto the stage with such energy and so many vibes it’s infectious and everyone in the audience feels it.
‘Absurd & often poignant gig’: Life: LIVE! – Battersea Arts Centre
Lucy McCormick’s show Life: LIVE! is a powerful social commentary that prompts rethinking on the expectations we have of those in the spotlight.
‘Strangers can share the most profound things’: OPEN MIC – Soho Theatre (Online review)
This is a curious show: announced as a semi-improvised production with audience participation, Open Mic is streamed live from the Soho Theatre’s Cabaret Space.
‘There’s a fresh sprightliness to so much of the music that’s hard to resist’: RAGS – The Musical (Album review)
Sometimes a musical just doesn’t grab you, and so it was for me with Rags The Musical. The universe clearly wants me to hear it one way or another though, as Ghostlight Records are now releasing an official London cast recording.
‘It captured all of the cheesy elements of the real thing’: The Showstoppers’ Alternative Eurovision Song Contest
During a 90-minute livestream, viewers were treated to some iconic performances from around the world in isolation.
‘They all spent time in Bat Out of Hell’s Obsidian’: The Songsmiths – Tenors of the West End (Album review)
Vocal group The Songsmiths’ Tenors of the West End offers up some fascinating harmonies on some classic pop tunes.
Lockdown has made me realise, as much as theatre, I’ve been missing live music
It feels slightly odd that my final show before the curtains came down wasn’t a play or musical – instead, it was a dance show.
‘An immensely powerful listen’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Album review) ★★★★
The cast recording of West End musical The Prince of Egypt allows the orchestra and ensemble as well as the leading cast to shine.
‘When You Believe has a choral majesty that is undeniable’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Album review)
There was a moment in the last couple of days as I listened to ‘Make It Right’ for the umpteenth time that I wondered whether I’d been a bit harsh to The Prince of Egypt when it opened in late February.
ALBUM REVIEW: #ZoologicalSociety
New musical #ZoologicalSociety, written by Vikki Stone and Kate Mulgrew, gets a well-timed concept album release.
‘My heart goes out to those who work in the theatre industry’: Love London Love Culture discusses the impact of the coronavirus on the arts
Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon discusses the devastation and impact that the coronavirus is currently having.
FIRST LOOK: Discover Ayenai’s VAULT Festival dance show Living Here? with production images
Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘sofa surfing’, check out these production images of Ayenai’s dance piece Living Here? which runs at the VAULT Festival next month. Book your tickets now!
NEWS: Ayenai explore inhabiting a foreign country in Living Here? at VAULT Festival
Where is our place? What happens when we have nothing left to hold on to? Do we remain? These are the questions asked by new dance work Living Here? which runs as part of the VAULT Festival later this spring. Book your tickets now!
ALBUM REVIEW: Lea Michele – Christmas in the City
Jonathan Groff and Darren Criss elevate Glee star Lea Michele’s first holiday album Christmas in the City.
A Roundabout rundown: Six Paines Plough shows at Edfringe
The Paines Plough Roundabout is the most reliable, new writing venues at the fringe. With a collection of work that represents the width and breadth of the UK both geographically and thematically, this year’s offerings are universally strong.
ALBUM REVIEW: Justine Balmer – Simple Thing
From Coldplay to Claude Debussy, crossover soprano Justine Balmer’s debut album Simple Thing is a collection of songs that work well together.
‘Part dance party, part therapy session, part orgy’: HOTTER – Soho Theatre
they have made a noticeable effort to share the experiences of many, to both hilarious and humbling effect in word, movement and dance.
Review Round-up: La Forza Del Destino at the Royal Opera House ★★★★★
Christof Loy directs this production of Verdi’s opera La Forza Del Destino, running at the Royal Opera House until 22 April 2019. Is it the ‘biggest event of the operatic season’? Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews…
‘Karimloo’s voice remains a thing of wonder’: BROADWAY @ LEICESTER SQUARE – Ramin Karimloo
The Broadway @ The Leicester Square brand is one which surfaces infrequently but always pays rich rewards when it does. Having attracted Patti LuPone, then Audra McDonald and John Barrowman into the intimate surroundings of an informal chat and sing-song arrangement with Seth Rudetsky, it is now Ramin Karimloo’s turn to deliver such a boutique concert.
‘Reminds us that we can handle our obstacles’: SPARK – Edinburgh Fringe
Using the word ‘strong’ to describe women and girls is redundant. Putting up with all the trash that women have to deal with as a result of their gender, on top of everything else life throws at them, makes them strong by default.