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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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Saturday, September 23, 2017

BroadwayWorld UK Awards 2017: Alistair Wilkinson's Nominations by Alistair Wilkinson

BWW reviewer Alistair Wilkinson puts forward his nominations for the 2017 BroadwayWorld UK Awards

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

BWW Review: GATE, The Cockpit by Alistair Wilkinson

What do you do when you're not good enough for Heaven, but not bad enough for Hell How do you deal with being stuck in the waiting room of the afterlife, whilst the gender-fluid almighty spi…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

BWW Review: HALF BREED, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Jazmin is different. In an area dominated by whiteness her mixed race complexion sticks out a mile off. Attempting to avoid the village's conventional route for teenagers, she applies to dra…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

BWW Review: TOPLESS: THE PATH TO EXTINCTION, Live At Z?del by Alistair Wilkinson

Seduction, sleaze and farce are just a few words to describe TOPLESS The Path to Extinction. The mysterious night creatures GINGZILLA and Cazeleon hatched onto the East London night scene a …

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Friday, September 15, 2017

BWW Review: PRISM, Hampstead Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Jack Cardiff, OBE was a British cinematographer, director and photographer. His career lasted through many decades, spanning from the development of cinema, to silent film, and through to th…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

BWW Review: OUTLAWS TO IN-LAWS, King's Head Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

An evening dedicated to the highs and lows of gay history, Outlaws to In-Laws takes a look at how men have interacted with one another over the past seven decades. Spanning from the Fifties …

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE F WORD, ZOO by Alistair Wilkinson

Sick to death of reading shows aimed at 16-25 year olds written by writers 40, Conor Hunt has created this story of the millennial child, giving his own personal reflection on what it's like…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THIRD WHEEL, Gilded Balloon by Alistair Wilkinson

After losing his battle to cancer, Dylan has left in his will a video to be given to his best friends Polly and Eve. The recording contains instructions for the pair to go on a road trip, wh…

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BWW Review: HOW (NOT) TO LIVE IN SUBURBIA, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Annie Siddons is a London-based playwright and performer. But more importantly, she is a survivor. Having suffered from extreme loneliness after a 'shitstorm' of life events this autobiograp…

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Monday, August 28, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: GIRLS, Pleasance Courtyard by Alistair Wilkinson

Girls follows the story of three young women who are hostages, being put to work and forced to marry. Commissioned by Talawa Theatre Company, HighTide and Soho Theatre, Girls provides a deep…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', Assembly Roxy by Alistair Wilkinson

After their highly acclaimed productions in London, Dublin, New York and Sydney, 5 Guys Chillin' returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for the second year.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: WAGGO, TheSpace by Alistair Wilkinson

Waggo is a hilarious, deliberately crazy piece of theatre brought to the fringe by Queen Mary University's theatre society.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL GENIUS ALL IDIOT, Assembly Roxy by Alistair Wilkinson

Outrageously over the top, All Genius All Idiot celebrates the craziness of life, using expert circus skills to highlight the extremity of human behaviour at its most primal form. Underscore…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: SLEEPWALKERS, TheSpace On The Mile by Alistair Wilkinson

Berlin, 1929 Marta and Greta fight to keep their cafe open. As Greta is courted, spending most of her time at jazz clubs, Marta is becoming part of a movement that aims to restore Berlin's e…

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EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALAN WE THINK YOU SHOULD GET A DOG, Pleasance Courtyard by Alistair Wilkinson

Bunting decorates the stage and a cardboard sign reads 'Happy Birthday'. A family has gathered to celebrate Alan's 70th, if only he'd come downstairs. It's a birthday party that will never h…

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Friday, August 18, 2017

BWW Review: BOURGEOIS & MAURICE: STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

As one of the leading acts in the queer performance circuit Bourgeois and Maurice have been entertaining audiences for a decade. Since the opening of their first full-length show Social Work…

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

BWW Review: NOTHING TO PERFORM, Cockpit Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Recent graduates of the RADABirkbeck MA Text and Performance course have collaborated to create a story of dystopian abstraction a tale of optimism that has the possibility to resonate with …

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

BWW Review: THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST, The Yard Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Featuring the majority of its original cast from the 2016 Finborough debut, Prasanna Puwanarajah's production tells a glorious story of hope and heartache. Focusing on the 'other', the play …

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, Cadogan Hall by Alistair Wilkinson

Jules Verne's 1873 adventure taleAround the World in 80 Daysfollows Phileas Fogg and his newly employed valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days on a 20,000 …

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