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Monday, May 22, 2017

Show-stopping Sugary Goodness At WEST END BAKE OFF 2017 by Cindy Marcolina

On a thankfully sunny Saturday afternoon, the thespians who usually inhabit London theatres turned bakers for the day. Benefitting Acting For Others, an umbrella name that represents 15 char…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

BWW Review: 5 GUYS CHILLIN', King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Peter Darney brings back his highly acclaimed and disturbingly honest 5 Guys Chillin' to King's Head Theatre. After an original run in 2005, the show has touched audiences at Edinburgh Fring…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

BWW Review: BLUSH, Soho Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Five people face the shame that comes with being exposed in the digital age awoman dealing with her younger sister's sex tape being published a father coming to terms with his daughter's sex…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

BWW Review: LETTICE AND LOVAGE, Menier Chocolate Factory by Cindy Marcolina

Lettice Douffet Felicity Kendal, a tour guide at Fustian House, has inherited her mother's penchant for theatricality. This inclination leads her to filling the gaps in the boring history of…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

BWW Review: LIVING A LITTLE, King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

In a zombie-raided Scotland, best friends Paul Paul Thirkell and Rob Finlay Bain have found refuge in an abandoned flat. Out of luck, they managed to surround themselves with all kinds of co…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

BWW Review: NO PLACE FOR A WOMAN, Theatre503 by Cindy Marcolina

At the end of World War Two, Annie Ruth Gemmell and Isabella Emma Paetz are being interviewed in Poland by the Allied forces. The two women tell two sides of the same story the former - a Co…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

BWW Review: BRIMSTONE AND TREACLE, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Dennis Potter's 1976 work finds new life with Matthew Parker. Written as a television play but never broadcasted due to its disturbing plot, it was finally produced at the Sheffield Crucible…

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Friday, May 5, 2017

BWW Review: PAPER HEARTS, Upstairs At The Gatehouse by Cindy Marcolina

Even the toughest heart of stone will turn into a paper heart with Liam O'Rafferty's new musical. After winning over audiences in 2016 during Edinburgh Fringe Festival with its 75-minute ver…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Union Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Andy Bewley directs Joe Mackenzie's mostly disappointing but highly energetic adaptation of Shakespeare's tragic tale. Set in a universe where football is almost considered a religion,Romeo …

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

BWW Review: ALL OUR CHILDREN, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Set in a Nazi-dominated Germany in 1941, Stephen Unwin's debut play is an affecting examination of humanity, hypocrisy, and morality.

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Saturday, April 29, 2017

BWW Review: WHILE WE'RE HERE, Bush Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The inaugural production in the refurbishedBush Theatre's new studio space is the latest play from Barney Norris. Directed by Alice Hamilton, it's a searching exploration of loneliness and r…

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Friday, April 28, 2017

BWW Review: LATE COMPANY, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

During its celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday, Finborough Theatre sees the premiere of Late Company. Jordan Tennahill's play is a poignant reflection tackling bullying, sexuality, and …

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Friday, April 14, 2017

BWW Review: THREADS, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

After breaking up five years prior, Charlie Samuel Lawrence writes a quite melodramatic letter to Vic Katharine Davenport, his ex-girlfriend, confessing how he is dead inside, and how he alm…

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

BWW Review: 46 BEACON, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Bill Rosenfield premieres his play 46 Beacon in the United Kingdom with director Alexander Lass at the helm. His tale of identity, pride, and becoming is warm and viciously funny at Trafalga…

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Friday, April 7, 2017

BWW Review: THE WINTER'S TALE, Barbican by Cindy Marcolina

In the vast space of the Silk Street Theatre at the Barbican, Cheek by Jowl present their new, formidable take on Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale directed by Declan Donnellan.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

BWW Review: EXPENSIVE SHIT, Soho Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Written and directed by Adura Onashile, Expensive Shit is not afraid to show an uncomfortable truth. Going back and forth between Lagos in 1994 and Glasgow in 2013, the play revolves around …

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

BWW Review: CASTE, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Celebrating the 150th year from its first production, Caste at Finborough Theatre is an underwhelming classist act with a polyester feel.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

BWW Review: HADLEY FRASER & WILL BUTTERWORTH, Live at Zedel by Cindy Marcolina

Music is the centrepiece at Hadley Fraser and Will Butterworth's show at Zedel. During the evening, they revisit classics - ranging from Broadway's beloved Stephen Sondheim, and touching Pau…

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

BWW Review: NATIVES, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Premiering in the United Kingdom at Southwark Playhouse, Glenn Waldron's Natives is a brilliant view onto what it means to grow up as a millennial, and it shows the perils precluded to anyon…

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Friday, March 31, 2017

BWW Review: INCIDENT AT VICHY, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Directed by Phil Willmott on the ever-changing Finborough Theatre's stage, Incident At Vichy is impactful and thought provoking.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Women Supporting Women At The Inaugural Tonic Awards by Cindy Marcolina

The May Fair Hotel welcomed a vast array of women ready to celebrate their fellow sisters' achievements in the British theatre world on Wednesday 26 March.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

BWW Review: KICKED IN THE SH*TTER, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Leon Fleming tackles mental issues, family, poverty, struggle, and hope in his new play Kicked in the Shtter.Her Helen Budge and Him James Clay - brother and sister with an unprivileged upbr…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

BWW Review: I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Pop-up Opera are back with a new take on Vincenzo Bellini's I Capuleti e i Montecchi. Shying away from an elitist view of one of the composer's most notable works, the company created an acc…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

BWW Review: RACHEL TUCKER, Live at Zédel by Cindy Marcolina

Counting credits including We Will Rock You, Wicked, and The Last Ship, Rachel Tucker shows off her vocal range brilliantly, but she is ultimately underwhelming at her limited intimate solo …

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Friday, March 10, 2017

BWW Review: MADE IN INDIA, Soho Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

For Eva Gina Isaac, Aditi Ulrika Krishnamurti, and Dr Gupta Syreeta Kumar, the first's desire to have a baby has three distinct meanings the achievement of a lifetime, a way out of poverty, …

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Debbie Tucker Green's latest work, a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone -noun has its premiere with an unexpected staging in the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.

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Saturday, March 4, 2017

BWW Review: IN OTHER WORDS, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

In a space as small and potentially claustrophobic as The Hope Theatre, all you need to make a play with such a heavy theme go wrong is getting even a minimum detail wrong. It's not the case…

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Thursday, March 2, 2017

BWW Review: I'M GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Following an acclaimed premiere Off-Broadway in 2015, I'm Gonna Pray For You So Hard sees its UK debut at the Finborough Theatre directed by Jake Smith.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

BWW Review: THE UNDERSTUDY, Canal Caf? Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Directed by Russell Lucas and brilliantly presented in the round in a room that isn't really designed for a production as such, The Understudy sees a brilliant U.K. premiere as part of Canal…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

BWW Review: WHO SHOT WAYNE SLEEP?, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Deep in the belly of the Vault Festival, among the dark red lights, tinsel, and old, dirty vaudeville atmosphere Who Shot Wayne Sleep finds fertile ground to shine too dimly to be relevant. …

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BWW Review: CAUTIONARY TALES FOR DAUGHTERS, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Once again, the tiny Jermyn Street Theatre is home to a scarily relevant production. In a political climate inhabited by immeasurable dangers for women but then again, when has it not been l…

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