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Saturday, December 16, 2017

BWW Review: THE JUNGLE, Young Vic by Alistair Wilkinson

The Jungle is the debut play from Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, founders of humanitarian theatre company Good Chance. Alongside a team of volunteers, they built their first theatre in the re…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

BWW Review: WHITE FANG, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

As Canada celebrates 150 years since its confederation, stories of the countries untold natural history are starting come to light, and White Fang is an example of this. Taking the themes of…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

BWW Review: GRIMLY HANDSOME, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Chloe Lamford and Sam Pritchard have collaborated on a piece that perplexes and entices. This was my first visit to The Site, the exterior space located across from the stage door, and I was…

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

BWW Review: PARLIAMENT SQUARE, Bush Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

One day Kat gets out of bed, says goodbye to her sleeping family and gets on the train to London, to commit an act that will change her world forever. This decision will also alter the lives…

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BWW Review: GOATS, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Fascinated by war's absurdity, playwright and documentary filmmaker Liwaa Yazji started journaling into her notebook all that she saw around her. Armed combat, civil war and terror it's th…

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

BWW Review: GOOD GIRL, Old Red Lion Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Riding high from its huge success at Edinburgh, Good Girl returns to the Old Red Lion, before transferring to the VAULT Festival in 2018. Examining the comparative nature of body image, Naom…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, National Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Inua Ellams' dynamic new play debuted last June, to critical acclaim. Following its successful run at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Barber Shop Chronicles returns to the National with a bang…

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BWW Review: WILD BORE, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Three women place their naked bums on a table and speak through them into a microphone. Literally talking out of their arses, they enter into a prolonged rant detailing how terrible the show…

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

BWW Review: BAD ROADS, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

A journalist ventures to the front line in search of a story. Underage girls wait to be a soldier's playthings. A medic mourns the loss of her lover. In the bleakest areas of Ukraine, a war …

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Friday, November 17, 2017

BWW Review: THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Young Vic by Alistair Wilkinson

Remaining true to the traditions of Aeschylus's time, The Suppliant Women company consists of three professional actors, a professional musician and a recruitment of locals - who have traine…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

BWW Review: THE SECONDARY VICTIM, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Recent figures show that more and more people are visiting their GP with anxiety, stress and other mental health concerns. With so many facilities running at full capacity, options become li…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

BWW Review: LAID, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Every day a woman lays an egg, and then faces a decision does she raise it or eat it Natalie Palamides is a name I had never heard of before, but after this, there is no way I'm ever going t…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

BWW Review: CORIOLANUS, Barbican by Alistair Wilkinson

Set in a city where the gap between the rich and poor widens every day, Coriolanus opens the RSC's Rome season in London. He is as much a myth as he is a man, and if he did live, he would ha…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

BWW Review: THE RETREAT, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

A laborious meditation at the start sets this play up to be something it's not. We expect a lesson in the Buddhist way, but what we get is the Londoners' interpretation. Scattering spoons on…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

BWW Review: THIS BEAUTIFUL FUTURE, The Yard Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

In a chance of fate, two young lovers sit and get to know one another. They drink, play-fight, cuddle and forget the fact that their countries are at war. Planes fly overhead, looking for pl…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

BWW Review: SUZY STORCK, Gate Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Suzy Storck is stuck in a routine. Her life is anything but mundane, yet her regular behavioural patterns result in an exhausting struggle through each day. Right from the off we are hit wit…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BWW Review: THE BUSY WORLD IS HUSHED, Finborough Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

'The busy world is hushed. The fever of life is over and our work here is done.' Keith Bunin's play is an attempt to make sense of God's place in our lives, in the hope that from that discov…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BWW Review: FINDING PETER, Theatre N16 by Alistair Wilkinson

Theatre N16's upstairs space has been turned into a bedroom attic, home to Wendy, Michael and John Darling. It's time for bed, but the boys want one more story, and so do the children sittin…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Ambassador's Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

In an exclusive collaboration, National Youth Theatre's Rep Company present Frantic Assembly's award-winning adaptation of Othello. This is the company's first staging of Shakespeare's text …

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Book Review: THE STUDENT GUIDE TO WRITING: PLAYWRITING, Jennifer Tuckett by Alistair Wilkinson

Ten industry professionals have teamed up to create a step-by-step lesson plan for how to write a play for theatre. Edited by MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre course leader Jennifer Tucke…

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BWW Review: IN EVENT OF MOONE DISASTER, Theatre503 by Alistair Wilkinson

In Event of Moone Disaster marks Andrew Thompson's debut. The play was chosen by a panel for the 2016 Theatre503 playwright award, out of 1,629 scripts submitted from 52 countries.

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Friday, October 13, 2017

BWW Review: THE END OF HOPE, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Soho Theatre and The Orange Tree Theatre present David Ireland's new play, The End of Hope, a revealing rollercoaster where no taboo is left untouched.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

BWW Review: THE SEAGULL, Lyric Hammersmith by Alistair Wilkinson

Chekhov's gorgeous masterpiece is given a dynamic reinvention by the Olivier Award-winning Simon Stephens at Lyric Hammersmith. It's a story of undying love, intense jealousy, weapons, alcoh…

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BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE, Ambassadors Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

In Robert Louis Stevenson's original Victorian-era novel, women don't seem to exist. They are erased from the narrative, yet their stories are probably some of the most important. In this re…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

BWW Review: TWO MAN SHOW, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Two women play two women playing men. It sounds complicated, but it isn't really. RashDash return to the Soho Theatre to interrogate masculinity and gender in their award-winning show that d…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

BWW Review: VICTORY CONDITION, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

A man and a woman enter, having just returned from a holiday in Greece. They unpack, order a takeaway, wash clothes, drink wine, play video games and go to bed. Chris Thorpe returns to the R…

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

BWW Review: MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE, Young Vic by Alistair Wilkinson

My Name is Rachel Corrie is revived at the Young Vic 12 years after its debut at the Royal Court. Edited by the late Alan Rickman and Guardian editor Katherine Viner and based on the writing…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BWW Review: LAIKA, Unicorn Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Despite all the little people in the audience, the seating was a tight squeeze as the Unicorn had sold out, and then some, for the press night of their new show Laika. Following the story of…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

BWW Review: B, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Presented as part of the Genesis Foundation Project, B kicks off the Royal Court's international season.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

BWW Review: THE FALL, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Riding high from their momentous success at the Edinburgh Festival, Baxter Theatre Company bring their award-winning show The Fall to the Royal Court.

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BWW Review: AFTER THE REHEARSAL / PERSONA, Barbican by Alistair Wilkinson

Two Ingmar Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage in an experimental double bill, presented by Ivo von Hove's company Toneelgroep at the Barbican Centre. The production is a voyeur…

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