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Friday, June 29, 2018

BWW Interview: Julia Sandiford Talks THE ONE, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Following on from last summer's smash-hit Touch, Vicky Jones returns with her award-winning debut play. Harry and Jo are up all night drawing the battle lines of their relationship with sex,…

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BWW Review: CONNECTIONS, National Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

The National Theatre are currently looking for 300 youth theatre companies and schoolscolleges to apply to take part in next year's 2019 Connections Festival. The deadline is on 9th July.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

BWW Review: ONE FOR SORROW, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

On a night of absolute destruction paranoia runs rife. The capital is in chaos and the public sit in their home watching the terror unfold. Helicopters circle overhead, police sirens wail an…

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

BWW Review: LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT & JONNY WOO: A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

There isn't much I can say apart from this is a truly wonderful night. As soon as you enter the space there is a buzzing anticipation coming from the audience. Filled with devoted fans and e…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

BWW Review: BEIRUT, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

In a world filled with destruction and misery, can love still prevail When the whole of society has ostracised you for a spur-of-the-moment decision, how do you find your new place to exist …

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Friday, June 15, 2018

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON, National Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Ned Bennett's production is a gruelling watch, and has contained within it many moments that shock, enlighten, provoke and surprise. Despite it's transfer to the National Theatre, the produc…

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BWW Review: FESTIVAL OF VOICE, Cardiff by Alistair Wilkinson

Cardiff is currently playing host to the Festival of Voice. The event itself is an eclectic programme featuring theatre, cabaret, spoken word, live music and performance art. Within it there…

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Friday, June 1, 2018

BWW Review: LEAVE TAKING, Bush Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

The Guardian described Winsome Pinnock as the 'godmother of black British playwrights'. She's the first black British woman to have a play produced by the National, and her success has inspi…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

BWW Review: CIRCOLOMBIA, Underbelly Festival Southbank by Alistair Wilkinson

There's a definite sense of excitement when you walk into the Underbelly Festival right now. The Southbank has transformed into a magical garden of circus, art and booze. The venue is full o…

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BWW Review: BLUEBERRY TOAST, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Everything seems perfect in this cute little suburban town. The sun is shining, the birds sing and a couple arise from their peaceful slumber, greeting each other with love and affection. No…

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

BWW Review: INTO THE WOODS, The Cockpit by Alistair Wilkinson

Following a sell-out production in 2014, Sondheim's dark comic masterpiece detailing fairytale distress arrives at the Cockpit for a limited run. Performed in the round, the audience are thr…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS, Yard Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

C-H-E-K-H-O-V - that's the theme buzzing around the Yard Theatre right now. Recognised as one of the greatest writers of short fiction, the famous Russian playwright's world-renowned text is…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BWW Review: THE GR?NHOLM METHOD, Menier Chocolate Factory by Alistair Wilkinson

How far would you go to get the thing you so desperately want in life That's the main question asked in Jordi Galceran's intense and twisted tale of four big-city hotshots who fight hard to …

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

BWW Interview: Jonathan Cake Talks THE GRONHOLM METHOD at Menier Chocolate Factory by Alistair Wilkinson

Set in the offices of a New York City Fortune 500 company, four unsuspecting candidates embark on the most testing job interview of their lives. This taunt play - which premiered in Barcelon…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

BWW NEWS: Theatre Uncut Launch New Political Playwright Award by Alistair Wilkinson

In a special ceremony hosted at the Young Vic Theatre, last night Theatre Uncut announced the exciting news of their inaugural Political Playwriting Award. Years in the making, the company a…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

BWW Review: SOAP, Underbelly Festival Southbank by Alistair Wilkinson

The clue for what this play entails lies within the title. You're probably going to get wet, but don't worry there are plastic sheets available to protect any valuable items in your possessi…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BWW Interview: Gala Gordon and Gareth David-Lloyd Talk BLUEBERRY TOAST by Alistair Wilkinson

Award-winning US playwright, Mary Laws, exposes the darker side of happily ever after in the UK premiere of this cutting, absurdly funny, twisted tragedy, directed by Soho Theatre's artistic…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BWW Review: WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?, Southwark Playhouse by Alistair Wilkinson

10,000 interviews from young people aged between 6-22 have been strung together, to create a piece of verbatim theatre that holds nothing back. Mixing the dialogue with original songs and im…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

BWW Review: ONE GREEN BOTTLE, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Boo, Bo and Pickle have all made plans for the evening, but someone has to remain at home and look after the pregnant pooch, Princess. Each of their engagements is of paramount importance to…

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BWW Review: JV2, Sadlers Wells Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Bodies fly everywhere and the endurance of the human body is tested in this explosive triple brill brought by Jasmin Vardimon, in collaboration with Yunkyung Song and Andre Rebelo. Now in it…

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BWW Interview: Glyn Pritchard and Kathryn Hunter Talk ONE GREEN BOTTLE by Alistair Wilkinson

Written by the prestigious Japanese playwright, director and performer Hideki Noda, One Green Bottle is an existential tragicomic play starring Hideki himself, Olivier Award-winning and accl…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

BWW Review: THE PRUDES, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

The Royal Court has been one of the most vocal venues in the conversation surrounding power manipulation and control within the industry. Their prolific stance has seen them host events that…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

BWW Review: RASHEEDA SPEAKING, Trafalgar Studios by Alistair Wilkinson

When Rasheeda Speaking first premiered in the US, it was met with critical divide on all ends. It's the second play I've seen this week that's theatrically dissected race, culture and class.…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

BWW Review: FACELESS, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

This play touches on pretty much everything. Politics, race, religion, womanhood and class are just a few of the notions investigated in Selina Fillingers tightly written Faceless, inspired …

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

BWW Review: EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION, Shoreditch Town Hall by Alistair Wilkinson

Every now and then you see a piece of theatre that lights a fire under you. A play that is so brilliant, it shows how special performance can be. Something so meticulously precise and genuin…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BWW Review: INSTRUCTIONS FOR CORRECT ASSEMBLY, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Let's face it, we never turn into the person our parents hope we'll be. Most of the time, our maternal up-bringers learn to adjust to this fact, and accept their offspring for who they are. …

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

BWW Interview: Sebastian Roch? talks TARTUFFE by Alistair Wilkinson

Sebastian Roche is an actor, born in France. He graduated from the prestigious Conservatoire National Superieur d'Art Dramatique, and started his acting career in French theatre, films and t…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

BWW Review: SEX/CRIME, The Glory by Alistair Wilkinson

For those that are unaware of this venue, The Glory is a popular and welcoming pub in Haggerston, East London. It's a place where people come together to drink, party and relax after a stres…

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BWW Review: THE MODERATE SOPRANO, Duke Of York's Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

After it's momentous success at the Hampstead Theatre, David Hare's sweet love story transfers to the West End. Centring on the formation of the worldly revered Glyndebourne, the play reveal…

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

BWW Review: THE ACT, Yard Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Following on from their stunning creation Brainstorm a play I absolutely loved and wouldn't stop talking about, Company Three return to the Yard in this production performed by a cast of tee…

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

BWW Review: PLASTIC, Old Red Lion Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Ah secondary school - the most important time in any persons life. The years where you make the best memories, meet the most exciting people and have zero care in the world. That place where…

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