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Friday, March 16, 2018

BWW Review: CARL BARRON: DRINKING WITH A FORK, Eventim Apollo by Alistair Wilkinson

It's not everyday you get to sit in such a large auditorium and watch one person entertain you for 90 minutes. When you think about it, it's actually a lot of pressure for just one individua…

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BWW Review: TORI SCOTT: THIRSTY, VAULT Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

If you like powerful vocals, camp conversational exchanges and dry humour then this is the show for you.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

BWW Review: BUGGY BABY, Yard Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

This is one of those plays that make you question how a human brain ever came up with it. Deliberately messy in its composition but acutely tight-knitted in its execution, Ned Bennett's quir…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

BWW Review: CORPUS CHRISTI, Arcola Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

This is a story that the majority of us will know. Some worship it as truth, whilst others think it's make believe. Regardless of your viewpoint, you know how it goes. There's no curveballs …

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Friday, March 2, 2018

BWW Review: FANNY AND ALEXANDER, Old Vic by Alistair Wilkinson

Fairy tales don't just have to be for children, and Max Webster's production proves it's still possible to get our imaginations sparked. There may be no fire-breathing dragons in this story,…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

BWW Review: TRUST, Gate Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Translated by Maja Zade, Falk Richter's text is an unbalancing assault on capitalism, and a scrutiny of the most basic human emotion - love. After 14 years together a couple find themselves …

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

BWW Review: FINE AND DANDY / THE CLUEDO CLUB KILLINGS, Arcola Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

The Arcola Queer Collective present two new works as part of their Creative Disruption season.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

BWW Review: DUST, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Alice has been dead for three days. She's committed suicide, but finds herself stuck in the position of not knowing where she's at. Having the ability to travel around her old surroundings, …

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BWW Review: JUBILEE, Lyric Hammersmith by Alistair Wilkinson

Jubilee is an event that fucks with every theatrical convention but it also provokes its audience in the most important way. Derek Jarman's iconic film has been adapted to the stage by Chris…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

BWW Review: NAPOLEON DISROBED, Arcola Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Told By An Idiot have been creating the unexpected for 25 years, and with this offering they provide a comedic, alternative historical take on one of France's most formidable leaders. Based …

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BWW Review: HEAR ME RAW, Arcola Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

In her brutally honest and refreshingly unique story about addiction and self-fulfilment, Daniella Isaacs performs a personal response to her experience of the Wellness industry. Placing a s…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

BWW Review: ALL OR NOTHING, Arts Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

It's 1965 and a new phenomenon is erupting out of the East End. It's trendy, vibrant and contagious. It's Mod. Filled with so much nostalgia, the show charts the story of the Small Faces - t…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

BWW Review: BECOMING SHADES, VAULT Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

If I were to think of hell, I could see it resembling something similar to the Vaults. The damp walls, cold mist and consistent rumbling add to what I imagine the underworld would feel like.…

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

BWW Review: BOYS, VAULT Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

This show's creation has been a long time in the making. After lots of time spent researching and refining Kane Husband's company The Pappy Show have developed a production that puts individ…

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BWW Review: GUNDOG, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Desperately struggling to hold their family together, sisters Becky and Anna fight for survival. Stuck in a rut, they befriend a wandering stranger who aimlessly navigates the land. Together…

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BWW Interview: Derek Ahonen Talks CATHERINE AND ANITA at King's Head Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

After a successful debut at last year's Edinburgh Festival, Derek Ahonen's one-woman show opens on 9 February at The King's Head Theatre and runs until 24 February. Catherine and Anita is a …

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Monday, February 5, 2018

BWW Review: CIRQUE BERSERK, Peacock Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Combining the centuries-old skills and traditions of the touring circus troupe, this is a variety act like no other. Contained within is an assortment of acrobatics, contortion, knife throwi…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

BWW Review: PAINES PLOUGH ROUNDABOUT, Orange Tree Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

After a hugely successful 2017 Edinburgh Fringe run and UK tour, Paines Plough's Roundabout plays arrive at the Orange Tree Theatre. Featuring a tense psychological thriller, a fiery tale of…

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

BWW Review: THE HOST, St James's Church, Piccadilly by Alistair Wilkinson

Yasmin's family are going through a crisis. The bailiffs are coming knocking, and there isn't enough time to make the money needed to pay them off. Four young women struggle to find their ow…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

BWW Review: BREATHE, Lion And Unicorn Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Just breathe. It's something I'm sure many of us have either told ourselves, or people that we love. But how easy is breathing when you feel like there is not enough oxygen How do you find a…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

BWW Review: THE BROTHERS SIZE, Young Vic by Alistair Wilkinson

After a time spent apart, two brothers reunite in an attempt to understand one another. Charting their differences and uniting via their similarities, they laugh, dance, sing, fight, and slo…

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Friday, January 26, 2018

BWW Review: THE BELIEVERS ARE BUT BROTHERS, Bush Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Our current political climate is unpredictable, to say the least. Old orders are collapsing, and new regimes are emerging. Masculinity is in crisis, and young males find themselves searching…

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BWW Review: SILK ROAD, VAULT Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

Bruce is an everyday run of the mill Geordie lad who desires more for his life. Living with his Nan he is unemployed and moping over a childhood sweetheart that has upped sticks and gone off…

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BWW Review: DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, VAULT Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

There is an intoxicating cabaret currently residing in the VAULT Fest Pit. Actor and dancer Peter Groom has created a blend of theatre, cabaret and drag to produce a show that questions one'…

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

BWW Review: WIND BIT BITTER, BIT BIT BIT HER, Vault Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

Mary stands alone on stage and tells a story of loss, betrayal and conspiracy. With her ex-wife she had a child, and then lost it, causing a state of harrowing posttraumatic stress disorder …

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BWW Review: NEVERLAND, VAULT Festival by Alistair Wilkinson

Peter Pan is a story that the majority of us will know and love. It's a tale of a boy who never grew up, and instead lived the rest of his days in Neverland leading the fearless Lost Boys. F…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BWW Review: BEGINNING, Ambassadors Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

What do you do when you meet someone that completely knocks you off your equilibrium, causing you to challenging everything you once thought to be true When your life direction is on the tos…

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BWW Interview: Carol Harrison talks ALL OR NOTHING, Her Career and the Importance of Having Self-Belief by Alistair Wilkinson

Carol Harrison is probably best known for her role as Louise Raymond in EastEnders. Spanning a career of 45 years, some of her other TV roles include seven years as Gloria in Brushstrokes, L…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

BWW Review: EAST, King's Head Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Raw, sleazy, provocative, delicious, and gritty are just a few spontaneously thought of words that I can generate to describe the show currently playing at London's King's Head Theatre. Imag…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

BWW Review: TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Gate Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

In 1992 Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a selection of people who were, in some way, involved with the LA riots. In total, 300 people were spoken to, and the actor and playwright then turned …

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Monday, January 15, 2018

BWW Review: RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

It hasn't been an easy journey for this piece to get to the Court. The theatre initially removed the show from its programming, because of its links with ousted Out of Joint director Max Sta…

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