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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

BWW Review: PHOENIX RISING, Smithfield Car Park by Cindy Marcolina

Eighteen-year-old Callum is taking his first steps out of care, dreaming of becoming a track star. He is immediately flung into a world of poverty and toxic company, and when his legs start …

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

BWW Review: NO PLACE LIKE HOPE, The Old Red Lion Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

When Becca Holly Donovan is sent to a hospice in order to serve a community punishment, she meets Anna Clare Corbett, a cancer patient at terminal stage. An unlikely friendship starts betwee…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

BWW Interview: Stewart Pringle Talks TRESTLE at Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Stewart Pringle is the Associate Dramaturg of the Bush Theatre. His play Trestle is the most recent winner of the Papatango Playwriting Prize, and is at Southwark Playhouse until 25 November.

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

BWW Review: QUAINT HONOUR, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

59 years after it first premiered, Roger Gellert's Quaint Honour is revived as part of the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act. In 50s Great Britain, homosexuality is still illeg…

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

BWW Review: WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES, The Drayton Arms by Cindy Marcolina

It's New Year's Eve 1999 and Jennifer Elizabeth Chadwick and Christopher Simon Burr are ready to host the party of the millennium. But as their guests begin to arrive, everything starts fall…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

BWW Interview: David Mercateli Talks INSIGNIFICANCE At Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Twenty years after its first premiere, Terry Johnson's Insignificance is being given new life by director David Mercatali. He discusses his career and how the world has changed since the pla…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

BWW Interview: Maggie Norris Talks PHOENIX RISING At Smithfield Car Park by Cindy Marcolina

Director Maggie Norris is embarking on a new journey with Phoenix Rising. She explains why she started The Big House and how vital it is to give support to youngsters leaving care.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

BWW Review: OF KITH AND KIN, Bush Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Daniel James Lance and Oliver Joshua Silver are the picture of a happy gay marriage. Now, they're about to have their first baby with their closest friend Priya Chetna Pandya acting as a sur…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

BWW Review: TURKEY, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Madeline Peyvand Sadeghian wants the only thing her partner Toni Harriet Green can't give her a baby. When Maddie offers a solution involving someone from their past, Toni starts to be conce…

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

BWW Review: RAMONA TELLS JIM, Bush Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

On a geography trip to the Scottish Highlands around 1998, middle-schooler Ramona Ruby Bentall falls for Jim Joe Bannister, a socially awkward simpleton with a passion-bordering-obsession fo…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Fresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut Awards by Cindy Marcolina

On Sunday, 17th September, 8 Northumberland Avenue saw theatre veterans and newcomers gathering together to celebrate the latter's accomplishments. The first edition of The Stage Debut Award…

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BWW Interview: Catherine Steadman Talks WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Cindy Marcolina

Catherine Steadman's career spans stage and screen from Mansfield Park to Downton Abbey, and from Oppenheimer which earned her an Oliver Award nomination to That Face at the Royal Court. She…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Book Review: TIP OF THE TONGUE, Peter Brook by Cindy Marcolina

We use them every day. Sometimes we mean them, other times we don't. We whisper, sing, or scream them. Words permeate our lives from the very start, and theatre director Peter Brook accompan…

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

BWW Review: DOUBT, A PARABLE, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

When Sister Aloysius Stella Gonet, St. Nicholas Church School's conservative and distrusting principal, learns from Sister James Clare Latham that Father Flynn Jonathan Chambers had a one-on…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT, Arts Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot returns to the Arts Theatre, 62 years after making its English-language debut at the same venue. Thisproduction focuses on the play's essence, withdirector…

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BWW Interview: Cherrelle Skeete Talks THE SEAGULL At Lyric Hammersmith by Cindy Marcolina

Cherrelle Skeete, who originated the character of Rose Granger Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is now starring in the Lyric Hammersmith's production of The Seagull, which begin…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

BWW Review: HYEM (YEM, HJEM, HOME), Theatre503 by Cindy Marcolina

Mick and Sylv's Patrick Driver and Charlie Hardwick home is a safe haven for some of the teenagers living in a small town in Northumberland. Dummey Ryan Nolan, Laura Aimee Kelly, and Shelley…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

BWW Review: LATE COMPANY, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Michael Yale gives new life to Jordan Tannahill's Late Company at Trafalgar Studios after a critically acclaimed run at Finborough Theatre earlier this year. The cast is once again inspiring…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

BWW Interview: A Spoonful of Sherman with the Show's Creator and Narrator, Robert J. Sherman by Cindy Marcolina

Songwriter Robert J. Sherman just ended a run of his latest show A Spoonful of Sherman at Live at Zedel. He discusses the genesis of the cabaret and his family's musical heritage.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

BWW Review: OLYMPILADS, Theatre N16 by Cindy Marcolina

Andrew Maddock explores a difficult family relationship marred by old issues and mental health in his new play. While Darren Nebiu Samuel believes he's going to beat Usain Bolt in the Men's …

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

BWW Review: BOOM, Theatre503 by Cindy Marcolina

Director Katherine Nesbitt leads the UK premiere of Boom, which premiered at the Ars Nova Theatre in New York in 2008. Following huge success in its first run, it became a favourite among pr…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

BWW Interview: Playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb Talks BOOM At Theatre503 by Cindy Marcolina

San Francisco-born Peter Sinn Nachtrieb'shit doomsday comedyBoom, about a biology lab meet-cute with major evolutionary consequences, premieredat the Ars Nova Theatre in New York in 2008. Th…

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

BWW Review: COMING CLEAN, King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Tony Lee Knight and Greg Jason Nwoga have been together for five years. Their relationship is safe, secure, and built on the notion that both of them are allowed to have one-night stands out…

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Friday, July 28, 2017

BWW Review: JUST TO GET MARRIED, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Georgiana Vicary, her whole familyand her circle of friends are all waiting for shy Adam Lancaster to propose to her and end her shame of being almost 30 and still unmarried. Her conscience …

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

BWW Review: DISCO PIGS, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Director John Haidar marks the 20th anniversary of Enda Walsh's award-winning Disco Pigs with a cracking new production at Trafalgar Studios. Premiered at the 1997 Edinburgh Fringe Festival,…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

BWW Review: TORN APART (DISSOLUTION), The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Set in three bedrooms, the same emotional world under three different roofs in time, Torn Apart Dissolution is an intimately powerful play. BJ McNeill bares an array of human feelings and ca…

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Thursday, July 6, 2017


In 1942, the American War Office issued a pamphlet titled 'Instructions for American Servicemen in Britain' to prepare the nation's soldiers to a life abroad defeating the Nazis. In the riot…

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

BWW Review: SUPERHERO, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Premiering at Southwark Playhouse,Superhero is a bittersweet,funny and genuinely moving musical about a dad fighting for custody of his daughter. Colin Bradley Michael Rouse recounts his jou…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

BWW Review: MR GILLIE, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

James Bridie's Mr Gillie comes to the London stage after more than 60 years. Helmed by Jenny Eastop, this production is a successful portraitof love and passion for art and education.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

BWW Review: FOOD, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Owners of a passed-down takeaway joint on an Australian highway, sisters Elma Emma Playfair and Nancy's Lily Newbury-Freeman unstable relationship is challenged on a daily basis between runn…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

BWW Review: HIR, Bush Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Upon being discharged from the Marine Corps, Isaac Arthur Darvill goes back home only to find an anarchically ruled household at hand of his mother Ashley McGuire. Fed up with domestic patri…

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