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Sunday, November 11, 2018

BWW Review: MIRABEL, Ovalhouse Theatre by Charlie Wilks

It's the end of the world, or alternatively, the start of a brand new one, and Mirabel seems to be the only person left. Confident and prepared, she sets off across the lonely desert to sear…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

BWW Review: LANDS, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Bush Associate Artist company Antler arrive with their Edinburgh hit Lands, a high-spirited, tender investigation into a relationship that's on its way to its end.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

This is a really brilliant production, full of life, energy, exuberance, and joy. Luke Barnes' script breaks your heart in the subtlest of ways. His writing poetically tells the story of aba…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BWW Review: PICKLE JAR, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

How do you keep everything together, when everything around you is falling apart Life's complicated - that's for sure - and for our central character in this story, balancing teaching, roman…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

BWW Review: VICTORIA'S KNICKERS, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

The second offering in this year's National Youth Theatre REP Season is just as brilliant as the earlier reviewed Consensual. In Victoria's Knickers, Josh Azouz and Ned Bennett - who previou…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

BWW Review: ear for eye, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

A 16-strong ensemble storms the Royal Court stage in debbie tucker green's latest play, which shows snapshots of black British and African American experiences in our contemporary day. Direc…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BWW Review: THE WOLVES, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Charlie Wilks

This is a play about the highs and lows of teen development, exploring what it means to be a girl today. And despite being set in America, the themes are universal to all. As one of the char…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

BWW Review: CONSENSUAL, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Opening this year's National Youth Theatre REP Season is the return of Evan Placey's Consensual, originally written for the company back in 2015 when it premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre.…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

BWW Review: MEDUSA, Sadler's Wells Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Celebrating 20 years of performance excellence, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon's incredibly talented company present another unforgettable, highly entertaining masterpiece.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S UN-ROYAL VARIETY, Hackney Empire by Charlie Wilks

Back for its third year, Jonny Woo brings his eclectically exuberant production to the Hackney Empire, promising it to be the most spectacular yet. And it is certainly fabulous. Woo has cura…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE INHERITANCE, Noel Coward Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Set a generation after the AIDS crisis, Matthew Lopez's two part world premiere checks in with gay men living today. What does love mean in contemporary New York How do we find our sense of …

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BWW Review: DRIP FEED, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

It's Cork, 1998. Brenda sits contemplating a messy night out, which quickly escalates into a reflection on her entire adult experience. Nursing a disgusting hangover, she investigates the ac…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BWW Review: POET IN DA CORNER, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

Many years ago a young girl was given an album that would go on to change her life. It would form the foundations of the woman she'd grow up to be. It'd take her from being a dyslexic strugg…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

BWW Review: EYAM, Shakespeare's Globe by Charlie Wilks

Eyam, a place located in Derbyshire that has a law to its own. Isolated from the rest of the country, it has become a microcosm of anarchy, upheaval and deprivation. The villagers play by th…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

BWW Review: MISTY, Trafalgar Studios by Charlie Wilks

Are you a virus or a blood cell What does that even mean In his opening moments, Arinze Kene tells us the difference blood cells are the good members of society - the viruses are not. A viru…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

BWW Review: BLAK WHYTE GRAY, Barbican by Charlie Wilks

There's something simply magical happening on the Barbican's main stage at the moment. Upon entering the auditorium I didn't know what to expect, however I had been told beforehand that Boy …

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Friday, September 14, 2018

BWW Review: THE VILLAGE, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Charlie Wilks

April de Angelis has transposed Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna into contemporary day India, setting it in an environment of political turmoil. The Inspector uses his state-given power to abuse…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BWW Review: AN ADVENTURE, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Documenting his grandparent's experiences of moving overseas, Vinay Patel has written a three-hour epic, which puts ethical choice and identity at the forefront of the narrative. Spanning 60…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

BWW Review: DISTANCE, Park Theatre by Charlie Wilks

With suicide being the most prolific killer amongst men under 40, Alex McSweeney and Simon Pittman have teamed up to uncover the reasons why. Following on from their successful run of Out of…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

BWW Review: MISSING, Battersea Arts Centre by Charlie Wilks

After seeing Missing, and experiencing an evening at BAC, all's that left to say is that this venue has truly risen from the ashes, and its future is definitely bright.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

BWW Review: GANGSTA GRANNY: LIVE ON STAGE, Harold Pinter Theatre by Charlie Wilks

When reflecting on your fondest childhood memories, you'd probably decide upon visiting your grandparents as one of your highlights. Whilst there you could watch your favourite TV show, eat …

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Friday, August 3, 2018

BWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE, Roundhouse by Charlie Wilks

Step inside the Roundhouse's main space right now and you'll be treated to an overwhelming onslaught of glitter, glamour and all things gorgeous. Welcome to Club Swizzle, a place where the w…

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BWW Review: ???$ (LIES), Almeida Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Single-handedly one of the best immersive theatre experiences currently out there, this evening is sure to entertain audiences from all backgrounds. Pitched to both the regular theatregoer a…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

BWW Review: THE ONE, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

How far would you go to get your man And then when you have him, what lengths do you go to ensure no one steals him away. How do you preserve a dying relationship Is it sometimes better to j…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

BWW Review: LUCID, RADA Festival by Charlie Wilks

What is it that you dream about at night For some it's of wild encounters with wannabe lovers, for others its high-speed chases and mad adventures. New Public, the company behind this produc…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

BWW Review: LIGHTS OVER TESCO CAR PARK, New Diorama by Charlie Wilks

When researching content for their show, Poltergeist Theatre were put in touch with Robert, a man convinced he's been contacted by aliens. He saw them lighting up the sky above Tesco car par…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

BWW Review: SPUN, Arcola Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Aisha and Safa have been best friends since forever. As the pair get ready to finish university and embark on the next stage of their lives, it quickly begins to dawn on them that their rela…

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

BWW Review: A NEW AND BETTER YOU, Yard Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Everyday we're told to do better. Whether it is about our size, skin texture or lifestyle, society provides constant reminders that we're not good enough, and actively encourages us to try s…

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BWW Review: JELLYFISH, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Kelly loves Neill. The pair of them eat chips, walk along the seafront and share kisses - just like every other couple. But what makes this pair different is the stares they get from everyon…

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