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Monday, June 29, 2020

‘Charmingly quirky’: Amélie The Musical ★★★★★ (Album review) by Emma Clarendon

This charmingly quirky musical is captured wonderfully on this newly released cast recording.

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

‘An uplifting & enjoyable production’: PETER PAN LIVE! – The Shows Must Go On ★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Confession time: I have found it difficult in the past to really enjoy or appreciate Peter Pan. This isn't so much down to JM Barrie's classic story but in the way it has been staged or film…

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

‘How wonderful it is to see a theatre being put to good use’: IN THE WINGS – Union Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

No Limits: A Song Cycle was the first new musical featured in four-part series In the Wings, filmed live at the Union Theatre.

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Saturday, June 20, 2020

I asked my MP: Where is the support for theatre? by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture's Emma Clarendon expresses her thoughts on the painful neglect of theatre during Covid-19, including a template response from her local, Cabinet Member MP.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

‘A bold spectacle’: THE WIZ LIVE! – The Shows Must Go On ★★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This sharp and sassy musical, based on William F Brown’s interpretation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, is a bold spectacle to watch unfold.

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Monday, June 15, 2020

‘A beautiful & powerful musical experience’: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY – Broadway HD ★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This musical, which made its world premiere in the West End in 2013, deserved a much longer run than it received.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

‘A powerful portrait of grief, love & guilt’: A MONSTER CALLS – Old Vic Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

There is one emotion that we all feel that can link to other types of emotions: grief. From love to anger it pushes all other emotions to the brink and this is what A Monster Calls portrays …

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

‘We want to spread love, support & solidarity’: Tori Allen-Martin & Sarah Henley on launching Burn Bright by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley about their new not-for-profit organisation, Burn Bright.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

‘There are some really spectacular performances’: Les Miserables – The Staged Concert ★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This glorious and musically powerful staged concert version of the beloved musical manages to maintain the drama.

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Monday, May 18, 2020

‘A lovely energy & pace runs right through the production’: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES – National Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This is a gloriously funny and heartfelt play that offers a fascinating insight into how the barbershop is a place of vital importance for African men.

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Friday, May 15, 2020

‘Filled with fun & mischief’: THE MIDNIGHT GANG – Chichester Festival Theatre ★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This lovely musical based on David Walliams’ children’s book is filled with fun and mischief.

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

‘A reminder of how important kindness & friendship is’: KINKY BOOTS – Broadway HD ★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

This uplifting and compassionate musical is a reminder of how important kindness and friendship is. Now available to watch online via Broadway HD.

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Saturday, May 2, 2020

‘Definitely an interesting way to bring the Brontë’s to life’: WASTED – Southwark Playhouse ★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Empowering in many aspects, somehow elements of the story feel as though they get lost in this ambitious new musical.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

‘Riotous fun from start to finish’: TWELFTH NIGHT – National Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This joyous and lively production, starring Tamsin Greig, is one of the best versions of Shakespeare’s comedy I've ever seen.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

‘I lost a gig on the crest of the wave & knew immediately I was only the first of many’: Robert Myles on launching weekly Shakespeare reading by Emma Clarendon

We chatted to the actor about his project The Show Must Go Online, which weekly presents a Shakespeare play for online audiences.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020

‘A musical that celebrates the power & beauty of music’: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA – Royal Albert Hall (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

As part of The Show Must Go On’s series streaming Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals online, this glorious celebration of The Phantom of the Opera highlights how it is a musical that celebra…

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

‘An immensely powerful listen’: THE PRINCE OF EGYPT (Album review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

The cast recording of West End musical The Prince of Egypt allows the orchestra and ensemble as well as the leading cast to shine.

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

‘The arts knows how to survive in the face of adversity’: Interview with theatre PR Chloé Nelkin by Emma Clarendon

We chatted to theatre PR supremo Chloé Nelkin about keeping the arts world alive during this difficult time as well as celebrating the 10th anniversary of Chloé Nelkin Consulting (CNC) las…

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

‘As vibrantly funny as ever’: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS – National Theatre ★★★★★ (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

It would be fair to say that right now what the British public need right now is a laugh – particularly if they are missing going to the theatre – which is why it was a stroke of genius …

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

‘Brutal & honest’: CYPRUS AVENUE – Royal Court Theatre (Online Review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

There is no denying that Cyprus Avenue is a powerful drama about struggling with identity and prejudice that makes for chilling viewing from start to finish.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

‘The support we’re hearing & seeing is giving us the energy to carry on’: Mat Burtcher & Andy George on The Vault Festival’s future by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon chatted to The Vault Festival’s Mat Burtcher and Andy George about the early closure of this year’s festival and its future.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

‘Everything about this production is wonderful’: OKLAHOMA! – National Theatre (Online Review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Broadway HD streamed Trevor Nunn’s production of Oklahoma! for free this weekend.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

‘Pulsates with energy, tension & passion’: HENRY V – Cirencester (Online Review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Henry V is a vibrant and insightful production that also reveals the importance of regional theatre in keeping the industry alive.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

‘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 by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture’s Emma Clarendon discusses the devastation and impact that the coronavirus is currently having.

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Monday, March 16, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Love Love Love at the Lyric Hammersmith by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Mike Bartlett’s play Love Love Love, running at the Lyric Hammersmith until 4 April 2020.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Back to the Future at Manchester Opera House by Emma Clarendon

The reviews are in for the world premiere of this new musical based on the hit film Back to the Future.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Shoe Lady at Royal Court Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for E.V.Crowe’s new play Shoe Lady, playing for a strictly limited three-week run at the Royal Court Theatre.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Blithe Spirit at the Duke of York’s Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the London transfer of Richard Eyre’s production of Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Girl From the North Country at Belasco Theater, New York by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Conor McPherson’s production of Girl From the North Country which has transferred to Broadway following runs at the Old Vic and the West …

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: The Last Five Years at Southwark Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Jonathan O’Boyle’s production of Jason Robert Brown’s musical The Last Five Years at the Southwark Playhouse.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Women Beware Women at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Thomas Middleton’s Jacobean drama, Women Beware Women.

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2019-2020 BROADWAY SEASON
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