Here are a few reads from Emma Clarendon’s Love London Love Culture that proved particularly popular in March.
Fantastic collaboration between Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe results in the really amazing show The Shape of Pain at Wilton’s Music Hall.
This production of The Pirates of Penzance, as a whole, is a delight. It breathes a new depth into a classic and beloved opera without losing it’s eccentric British quality. I would highly recommend it to any fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, or anyone who can appreciate a witty and silly story about British pirates. It was a wonderful treat to experience and a joyous night out.
Marking the 50th anniversary since Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s beloved sitcom Dad’s Army first hit television screens, fans of the show are given a new opportunity to relive some of the classic episodes through three classic radio episodes based on the original television scripts.
For those seeking an alternative to pantos and Peter Pan for family entertainment over Christmas, look no further than this enchanting tale: The Box of Delights at Wilton’s Music Hall.
Peter Groom’s fascinating and entertaining show Dietrich: Natural Duty highlights the extraordinary contribution Marlene Dietrich made during the war.
Stephen MacDonald’s deeply moving portrait of the friendship between Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Not About Heroes beautifully reveals how their World War I poetry completely reflected their own personalities.
There are eight authors who have contributed to Sketching and as their leader – and contributor of three of the strands – the ever-fertile, ever-fascinated James Graham.
James Graham’s new show Sketching attempts a purer form of anthology, blending stories from eight competition winners to co-create a patchwork of London life.
Enter the Elephant Jazz Bar at Wilton’s Music Hall, London for the Watermill Ensemble’s coats-and-tails dive into the 1920s, where the cast of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night serve up a delicious cocktail of prohibition-era delights and post-modern jukebox-infused comedy.
Nav Sidhu, Penny Layden, Samuel James, Sean Michael Verey and Sophie Wu will star in James Graham’s Sketching, playing at Wilton’s Music Hall from 26 September to 27 October 2018, with a press night on 2 October.
Wilton’s Music hall is dressed beautifully by Eleanor Field with a minimalist, grey tone design and little set. This is The Faction’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, featuring an ensemble of seven actors playing all the parts.
A wonderfully innovative take on the classic comedy, with incredible physicality employed to assist the storytelling – some terrific performances make this very memorable indeed.
This is an enjoyable production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for those who know the play. A light and frothy interpretation heavy on the laughs, less so on the love.
Wilton’s Music Hall today has announced its autumn season which will feature: ENO presenting Paul Bunyan as part of ENO Studio Live; the world premiere of Sketching by James Graham; and the return of festive classic The Box of Delights.
The Faction’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is delightfully comical, making it an ideal way to spend a warm summer’s evening watching.
With Paterson Joseph’s charisma generally covering any textual issues, this is a show that entertains, educates and awakens. Regularly touring since its premiere, it deserves to run and run and run. It should also be required viewing for school children and anyone who calls themselves British or aspires to be.
Oliver Award-winning playwright James Graham and director Thomas Hescott are seeking new and undiscovered writers to collaborate on the uniquely multi-authored, Dickens-inspired play Sketching this autumn at Wilton’s Music Hall (26 September to 27 October 2018, with a press night on 2 October).
Tiger Lillies spoke to Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon about their upcoming show Devil’s Fairground, playing at London’s Wilton’s Music Hall from the 15 to 26 May 2018.
Olivier Award-winning cabaret artist Christopher Green is performing as his latest stage creation, Music Hall Monster: The Insatiable Fred Barnes, at Wilton’s Music Hall now. Have you seen some of his other incredible, and incredibly different, character creations? Watch him perform as Fred, Tina C, Ida Barr and Regina’s son Rex.