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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

‘Deserves to be seen in a full-scale production’: CINDERELLA – Cadogan Hall ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Warmhearted and sincere, Jonathan O’Boyle’s concert production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical take on Cinderella is gorgeous to watch and listen to from start to finish.

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Monday, October 21, 2019

‘Spine-tingling moments linger in the mind’: THE LION KING – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

It really is no wonder why The Lion King has lasted in the West End as long as it has. It is still as powerfully moving and beautiful to watch and feels as though it only opened in London fo…

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Friday, October 18, 2019

‘Powerful, funny & sensitive piece of drama’: THE GIRL WHO FELL – Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Sarah Rutherford’s powerful and honest play The Girl Who Fell examines grief, mental health and the influence of social media in a brilliantly sensitive way.

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: Ghost Stories at Ambassadors Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson’s Ghost Stories which is back in London in time for Halloween…

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Groan Ups at Vaudeville Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Groan Ups, the first production in Mischief Theatre’s year-long season at the Vaudeville Theatre.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Man in the White Suit at Wyndham’s Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Sean Foley’s adaptation of the film The Man In The White Suit starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

‘Thoroughly memorable production’: MITES – Tristan Bates Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

James Mannion’s deeply disturbing but bleakly funny play Mites is given a thoroughly gripping production at the Tristan Bates Theatre.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Ian McKellen On Stage at the Harold Pinter Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ian McKellen’s show in which he reflects on his career which arrives in London following a successful UK tour.

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Saturday, October 5, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

We round up the latest reviews for this new production of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg at Trafalgar Studios, directed by Simon Evans.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

‘Fun to watch from start to finish’: THE WATSONS – Menier Chocolate Factory ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Laura Wade’s gleeful reimagining of Jane Austen’s unfinished novel in The Watsons is a refreshing tribute to her work and characters.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Mamma Mia! The Party at The O2 by Emma Clarendon

Here’s what critics have had to say about the new ABBA-tastic experience Mamma Mia! The Party at The O2…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

‘Storytelling takes over & transports them to a very colourful world’: Mirabelle Gremaud on the cinema screening of Wise Children by Emma Clarendon

Mirabelle Gremaud chatted to LLLC’s Emma Clarendon about Wise Children and bringing Emma Rice’s production to cinema screens from 3 October 2019.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Big the Musical at the Dominion Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Big, the musical based on the Tom Hanks film, now playing for a limited season at the Dominion Theatre.

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Saturday, September 14, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Very Expensive Poison at the Old Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for the world premiere production of A Very Expensive Poison, Lucy Prebble’s reimagining of Luke Harding’s exposé of the events behind the notorious death of ex-…

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Torch Song at the Turbine Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Drew McOnie’s revival of Harvey Fierstein’s play Torch Song at the Turbine Theatre.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Betrayal on Broadway by Emma Clarendon

Following a successful run in London, Jamie Lloyd’s production of Harold Pinter’s play Betrayal has officially opened on Broadway. Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

‘Devastatingly raw piece of drama’: THE SON – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Brilliantly and emotionally engagingly translated by Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller’s The Son is a piece of writing that draws you in from the start and never relinquishes its hold un…

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Bartholomew Fair at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Blanche McIntyre’s production of Bartholomew Fair, now playing at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

‘I want people to leave the theatre empowered & inspired’: Jeanette Bayardelle brings her musical Shida to The Vaults by Emma Clarendon

The writer and performer Jeanette Bayardelle chatted to Emma Clarendon about bringing her musical Shida to London.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Fleabag at Wyndham’s Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s play Fleabag that inspired the hit television series is making its West End debut at the Wyndham’s Theatre for a limited season. Love London Love Culture rounds up…

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Friday, August 30, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Appropriate at the Donmar Warehouse by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Ola Ince’s production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ play Appropriate.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

‘It’s really to let the lyrics, the music & the melodies do their work’: Celinde Schoenmaker & Ramin Karimloo chat about the UK concert by Emma Clarendon

During rehearsals for the UK premiere concert production of Doctor Zhivago at Cadogan Hall on 1 September 2019, West End stars Ramin Karimloo and Celinde Schoenmaker kindly took a break to t…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Doctor at Almeida Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Robert Icke’s final production as associate director at the Almeida Theatre, The Doctor.

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Friday, August 23, 2019

‘Slick & authentic production’: DOGFIGHT – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The British Theatre Academy completes its summer season at the Southwark Playhouse with a heartfelt production of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s musical Dogfight.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Actually at Trafalgar Studios by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Oscar Toeman’s production of Anna Ziegler’s new play Actually.

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Friday, August 16, 2019

‘Talented cast thoroughly embraces the music’: SHOWTUNE – Union Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Showtune at the Union Theatre is a lively showcase for Jerry Herman’s music and a very satisfying tribute to his work.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Find out what critics have made of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical Evita with LLLC’s review round up…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

‘Chillingly atmospheric’: EQUUS – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Ned Bennett’s thrillingly engaging production of Peter Shaffer’s play grabs the audience’s attention and imagination brilliantly.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

‘Straightforward entertainment’: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER – Touring ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

It is difficult not to find yourself tapping your toes along to some classic songs and fabulously fun choreography by Bill Deamer.

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‘An imaginative take on a classic story’: The Hunchback of Notre Dame – St Paul’s Church ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Iris Theatre’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic novel is certainly an ambitious and refreshing take on the story – but can’t always make up its mind whether it wants to be taken s…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Tree at the Young Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

It initially hit the headlines for controversial reasons about artistic credit. Now that it's opened, what have critics said about Idris Elba and Kwame Kwei-Armah's Tree? Premiered as part o…

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