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Sunday, February 27, 2022

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

Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Omar Elerian's revival of Eugène Ionesco's absurdist comedy The Chairs. Real-life husband and wife Marcello Magni and Kathryn Hunter star.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Thursday, February 24, 2022

‘James McAvoy gives a wonderfully detailed performance’: CYRANO DE BERGERAC – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Jamie Lloyd’s clever and minimalistic production feels even sharper than its previous run at the Playhouse Theatre.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Monday, February 21, 2022

‘This is a musical with its heart in the right place’: BROKEN WINGS – Charing Cross Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Featuring a luscious score and heartfelt performances, Broken Wings gets a chance to soar in this touching if occasionally overblown production.

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Monday, February 14, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Hamlet at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Hamlet, the first indoor production of Shakespeare’s play at Shakespeare’s Globe, now running in the candlelit Sam Wana…

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‘Rosie Day is a compelling storyteller & narrator’: INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON – Southwark Playhouse ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Rosie Day’s play highlights not only the confusion and pain of growing up but also the struggle of dealing with grief as a young person in a tight and engaging way.

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

‘Oh my goodness, the performances are on another level’: CABARET – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This powerful and mesmerising production of Kander & Ebb's classic musical is certainly the show of the year.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Friday, February 11, 2022

‘It was so lovely to see theatre celebrated in a primetime TV slot’: BIG NIGHT OF MUSICALS ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Shown live on a Saturday night in January, this felt like a real opportunity to celebrate the power and magic of musicals. Now available on BBC iPlayer.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Number at the Old Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the latest revival of Caryl Churchill's two-hander A Number, now starring Lennie James at Paapa Essiedu at the Old Vic Thea…

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

‘Fun for the whole family’: Five reasons to see… Frozen the Musical by Emma Clarendon

The London production has truly settled into its home at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Emma Clarendon recently paid the production a second visit.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

‘Is it spectacular spectacular? Yes, absolutely’: MOULIN ROUGE! The Musical – West End ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The musical based on the hit Baz Luhrmann film makes for spectacular viewing in the West End.

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Sunday, January 23, 2022

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

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the stage adaptation of Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure, now at London’s Donmar Warehouse until 5 February 2022.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Tuesday, January 18, 2022

‘The chance to play a randy vicar in a farce is not to be sniffed at’: Matthew Cottle on Habeas Corpus by Emma Clarendon

Matthew Cottle is currently starring in Patrick Marber's revival of Alan Bennett’s classic farce Habeas Corpus, now running at London's Menier Chocolate Factory until 26 February 2022.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Sunday, January 16, 2022

‘It’s just too rich a seam for artists to ever tire of exploiting it’: Isobel McArthur on Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) by Emma Clarendon

'Pride & Prejudice* (*Sort Of) an affectionate, faithful re-telling of Jane Austen’s iconic novel – only, told by the servants, with karaoke.'

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 11:00AM
Saturday, January 15, 2022

‘A celebration of acting & theatre’: David Suchet: Poirot & More, A Retrospective – West End ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

An evening spent in the company of David Suchet is an evening well spent as this fascinating and warm show proves.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Year in review: Emma’s 7 favourite theatre productions of 2021 by Emma Clarendon

Despite everything that has been happening in the world, last year saw some fantastic theatre being produced under difficult circumstances: here are just a few of our favourite productions.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

‘Plenty of stunning gymnastic-inspired choreography, high levels of energy & joy’: BRING IT ON – Queen Elizabeth Hall then Touring ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This pom-pom filled musical might be slight in story, but it certainly has much to enjoy thanks to Fabian Aloise’s choreography.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Friday, January 7, 2022

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Book of Dust at the Bridge Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the premiere stage adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy tale The Book of Dust - La Belle Sauvage, now at London’s Bri…

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Friday, December 31, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Best of Enemies at the Young Vic Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere James Graham's latest political drama, Best of Enemies, now running at the Young Vic Theatre until 22 Ja…

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

‘A complete sensory experience’: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – Touring ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This Olivier Award-winning adaptation of Mark Haddon's novel is getting a deserved revival in London before embarking on a UK tour.

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Life of Pi at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the premiere stage adaptation of Yann Martel's best-selling novel Life of Pi, now running at the West End's Wyndham’s The…

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Sunday, December 12, 2021
Friday, December 10, 2021

INTERVIEW: Vikki Stone on writing an Aladdin with unlimited wishes by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture chatted to Vikki Stone about writing her first pantomime, Aladdin, which is now running at London's Lyric Hammersmith until 2 January 2022.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 09:00AM
Monday, December 6, 2021

‘Beverley Knight once again proves what a powerhouse she is’: THE DRIFTERS GIRL – West End by Emma Clarendon

This new musical is filled with style, but it does feel as though more attention could have been paid to the story itself in places.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Drifters Girl at the West End’s Garrick Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the world premiere of new music industry bio-musical The Drifters Girl.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM
Monday, November 29, 2021

Why should you see Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club? by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture's Emma Clarendon outlines the top five reasons why you should (if you can) catch the new West End revival of Cabaret, starring Eddie Redmayne and Jessie Buckley.

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

‘I was completely enthralled’: A CHRISTMAS CAROL – Old Vic Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

I have always wondered why the Old Vic have chosen to bring back this production of A Christmas Carol – was it simply because the story is a classic and audiences will continue to flock to…

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Saturday, November 27, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Wife of Willesden at Kiln Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for multi-award-winning novelist Zadie Smith's debut play The Wife of Willesden?

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Friday, November 19, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Ocean at the End of the Lane in the West End by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for the National Theatre's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel The Ocean at the End of the Lane, now transferred to the West End'…

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

INTERVIEW: Ben Norris on the responsibility of exploring masculinity in The Choir of Man by Emma Clarendon

"The Choir of Man doesn’t have a story, and ostensibly it’s all about the music, but beyond the songs we really wanted the show to have something to say for itself."

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Saturday, November 13, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Old Bridge at the Bush Theatre by Emma Clarendon

On LoveLondonLoveCulture, Emma Clarendon rounds up the reviews for Igor Memic’s 2020 Papatango New Writing Prize-winning play Old Bridge, now running at the London's Theatre until 20 Nove…

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Friday, November 12, 2021

INTERVIEW: Rochelle Sherona on Hackney Empire’s Jack & the Beanstalk by Emma Clarendon

Rochelle Sherona chatted to Love London Love Culture about starring in the Hackney Empire’s upcoming production of Jack and the Beanstalk as Jack Trot.

SOURCE: mytheatremates.com at 07:00AM

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