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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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Friday, April 6, 2018

BWW Review: THE WAY OF THE WORLD, Donmar Warehouse by Alistair Wilkinson

William Congreve's restoration classic originally premiered in 1700 and even though it bombed back then, nowadays it is adored for its bonkers farce and balletic lyricism. The story may be l…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BWW Review: PRESSURE, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

What could be more patriotic to Britain than watching a wartime drama that complains about the weather David Haig's Pressure, first seen at Edinburgh, then Chichester, and soon off to the We…

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Monday, April 2, 2018

BWW Review: BEGINNERS, Unicorn Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

It's apparently the worst holiday ever. The rain pours down and four children sit inside moping as their parents are at the local pub getting drunk. They have a play ready to be staged, but …

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BWW Review: CATHY, Soho Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

This play doesn't sugarcoat anything instead it bluntly reveals the harsh realities of suffering when the odds are unfairly stacked against a person. It's a situation that isn't uncommon in …

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

BWW Review: VINCENT RIVER, Park Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

Recent drama school grad Thomas Mahy and seasoned pro Louise Jameson join together in this urgently needed revival of Philip Ridley's heartrending epic drama. Following the aftermath of a br…

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

BWW Review: BLACK MEN WALKING, Royal Court by Alistair Wilkinson

Each first Saturday of every month, Thomas, Richard and Matthew walk. Out in the Peaks they travel up steep hills, over slippery rocks and through grassy terrain to escape the stresses of no…

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

BWW Interview: Louise Jameson Talks VINCENT RIVER by Alistair Wilkinson

Louise Jameson played the iconic role of assistant Leela in Doctor Who in the Seventiesopposite Tom Baker. She later starred in Tenko, Bergerac and EastEnders. In a 40-year career, her first…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

BWW Review: MISTY, Bush Theatre by Alistair Wilkinson

No matter where we are, our surroundings are a living consequence of the decisions we make. The organs that form the makeup of society are pumped by our actions, and this spirt flows through…

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BWW Review: THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS, Lyric Hammersmith by Alistair Wilkinson

A young girl in a football tee steps on stage and begins to sing a melodic tune. Her voice is angelic, lulling you into a fall sense of comfort - until she begins to choke on herself, coughi…

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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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