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Monday, March 8, 2021

Love London Love Culture picks out her favourite songs performed by leading ladies by Emma Clarendon

Emma Clarendon selects some of her favourite songs performed by leading lady characters in musicals….

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Sunday, March 7, 2021

British musicals to champion according to Love London Love Culture by Emma Clarendon

While a lot of the focus and questions have been surrounding West End Theatre musical productions returning – we shouldn’t forget to champion new British musicals says Emma Clarendon.

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Saturday, March 6, 2021

‘Encouraging creativity in children is really important for wellbeing’: Peta Swindall is ready to celebrate Little Angel’s 60th anniversary with by Emma Clarendon

We chatted to Peta Swindall, executive director of the Little Angel Puppet Theatre, about plans for the theatre’s 60th anniversary year…

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Thursday, March 4, 2021

‘Emotionally powerful piece’: CHILDREN’S CHILDREN (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Children’s Children, a short film formed of five monologues, is a powerful and thought provoking piece that asks if history can ever really be forgotten when it still forms part of the pre…

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Monday, March 1, 2021

’Will leave audiences with a smile on their face’: Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’ – Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch (Online revie by Emma Clarendon

Gentle comedy Sharon ‘n’ Barry do ‘Romeo & Juliet’ at Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch has plenty to put a smile on people’s faces during this difficult time.

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Sunday, February 28, 2021

‘A glamorous & engaging way to experience the story’: GATSBY A MUSICAL – Cadogan Hall (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Sweeping audiences back to the 1920s, this concert revival of The Great Gatsby A Musical has a classy cast to bring the characters to life.

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Friday, February 26, 2021

REVIEW ROUND-UP: Typical at Soho Theatre On Demand by Emma Clarendon

Having first performed in 2019 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before transferring to Soho Theatre for a sell-out run, Ryan Calais Cameron’s play Typical has now been released digitally f…

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Thursday, February 25, 2021

‘Every element has been slickly put together’: Sherlock Holmes An Online Adventure – The Case of the Hung Parliament (Online review) ★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This new experience from the team behind Alice’s Adventures Underground, Sherlock Holmes An Online Adventure – The Case of the Hung Parliament really gets audience’s brains working in …

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

‘Demands not only attention but change in attitude’: SHAKEN – The Actors Centre (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Thirty-minute piece Shaken from The Actors Centre effectively explores the aftermath of a disaster and whether lessons can be learnt to prevent it from happening again.

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

‘The audience feels as though it is time-hopping with ease & style’: RECOGNITION – Written on the Waves (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Recognition is a powerful and fascinating audio drama that I can really see working well as a two hander on stage – definite potential to be explored further and adapted into a live show.

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Review Round Up: Hymn at the Almeida Theatre by Emma Clarendon

We round up the reviews for Lolita Chakrabarti’s new play Hymn, starring Adrian Lester and Danny Sapani.

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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Review Round Up: All On Her Own at by Emma Clarendon

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the digital production of Terence Rattigan’s one-woman play All on Her Own starring Janie Dee.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

‘It really feels as though there is more to explore’: A Coward in Love / Perennial – Living Record Festival (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Covert Firmament has many pieces available to watch and listen to as part of the Living Record Festival until 22 February 2021.

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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Album Review: Cases the Musical ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

This new album is the latest stage in the musical’s ongoing developing journey. Marking four years since its London premiere, this new musical following the fortunes of four artists experi…

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Friday, February 12, 2021

‘A really vivid piece of theatre’: GOOD GRIEF (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Good Grief, an intimately told story of grief and love will resonate with anyone struggling with grief and finding the strength to move forward with life.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

‘Touching as much as it is humorous’: HEADS OR TAILS – Living Record Festival (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Skye Hallam’s thoughtful and warm play Heads Or Tails exploring life, death and everything in between, manages to cover a lot of topics in 40 minutes.

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Monday, February 8, 2021

‘Felt like a true celebration’: MUSICALS: THE GREATEST SHOW – BBC One ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Dazzling from start to finish, the high quality of the performances, music and of course the venue featured in Musicals: The Greatest Show reminded us why exactly we are missing the theatre.

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

‘Inventive & thoughtful’: IDENTITY – CTC Dance Company (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Inventive and thoughtful dance piece Identity explores what we see if we take our ‘masks’ off and allows ourselves to be us and not what society expects.

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Album Review: In The Willows – Metta Theatre ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Vibrant and heartfelt, this cast recording of the music from In The Willows, the hip hop take based on The Wind in the Willows, highlights a great musical to get children into musical theatr…

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Thursday, February 4, 2021

‘Chilling & thought-provoking’: THE ZIZZ – Living Records Festival (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

The experimental short film The Zizz is suitably theatrical in style but needs a bit more clarity to make more sense.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Love London Love Culture offers her pick of the latest immersive online experiences by Emma Clarendon

Wanting to enjoy some theatre with a twist? Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to five online immersive productions that you will want to have a look at…

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Saturday, January 30, 2021

‘Expect a fast-paced, modern, tragic version of a classic love story’: Emily Redpath stars in the new filmed production of Romeo & Juliet by Emma Clarendon

Actress Emily Redpath chatted to us about starring in the new filmed production of Romeo & Juliet.

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Thursday, January 28, 2021

‘Explores themes such as grief & company greed’: THREE HOTELS – Tectonic Theater Project (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Filled with pain and sorrow, Three Hotels is a powerful piece of drama with two strong performances at its heart that make the audience sit up and pay attention.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2021

‘The cast really captures the brutality that emerges’: AMSTERDAM – Orange Tree Theatre (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

First seen at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2019, Maya Arad Yasur’s play Amsterdam is a stark reminder that we should never forget the past and as much as possible try and prevent history rep…

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Saturday, January 23, 2021

‘I think Shook challenged a lot of preconceived ideas’: Andrea Hall talks about her role in the play Shook & its digital release by Emma Clarendon

Actress Andrea Hall chatted to us about Samuel Bailey’s play Shook which is being released to watch digitally.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

‘Mesmerising, fascinating & imaginative story’: FLIGHT PATHS – Extant (Online review) ★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Overall, Flight Paths is an absorbing and educational experience that really captures the attention and imagination from start to finish.

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Monday, January 18, 2021

‘A delight to watch from start to finish’: NUTCRACKER DELIGHTS – English National Ballet (Online review) ★★★★★ by Emma Clarendon

Having had its run of live performances cut short, thank goodness the English National Ballet recorded Nutcracker Delights, this gorgeous scaled back treat for audiences to enjoy at home.

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Sunday, January 17, 2021

‘It’s still enormously relatable even in the modern day’: Charlotte Wakefield stars in the online revival of Gatsby A Musical by Emma Clarendon

Actress Charlotte Wakefield chatted to us about the upcoming revival of Gatsby A Musical, being filmed at the Cadogan Hall and streamed from 12-14 February 2021.

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Saturday, January 16, 2021

‘The music in the show should feel like diving headfirst into the internet’: Francesca Forristal & Jordan Paul Clarke on their new musical Pub by Emma Clarendon

Francesca Forristal and Jordan Paul Clarke spoke to Emma Clarendon about their new musical Public Domain being live streamed from the Southwark Playhouse on 15 and 16 January 2021.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

‘People can now have an audience for their work across the planet’: Mark Potter launches online company Crowd Pleaser Theatre by Emma Clarendon

Director Mark Potter chatted about his new online theatre company Crowd Pleaser Theatre.

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Monday, January 11, 2021

‘The chaos unfolds beautifully’: HENRY V TAKE 2 – Cross-Stitch Theatre (Online review) by Emma Clarendon

Cross-Stitch Theatre’s witty show Henry V Take 2 explores the frustrations of trying to put on a show over zoom.

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All that Chat

Oct 06, 2019: Slave Play
Oct 17, 2019: The Sound Inside - Studio 54
Feb 01, 2020: The Minutes
Mar 31, 2020: Diana - Longacre Theatre
Apr 19, 2020: Sing Street - Lyceum Theatre