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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

BWW Review: INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMERICAN SERVICEMEN IN BRITAIN, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

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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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

BWW Review: HOLY CRAP!, King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The Heather Brothers are back with their new heavenly blaspheme musical comedy Holy Crap. After launching the first pay-per-view religious channel in Great Britain, the American Bobby Del La…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

BWW Review: THE LAST ONES, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Anthony Biggs presents the UK premiere of Maxim Gorky's 1908 The Last Ones in a highly dramatic and touching production that nevertheless feels ultimately insubstantial.

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

BWW Review: KISS ME, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Directed by Anna Ledwich, Kiss Me is passionately and heartbreakingly intimate. Stephanie Claire Lams, a war widow, struggles to reconcile her role as a modern woman with her longing to have…

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

BWW Review: PUNTS, Theatre503 by Cindy Marcolina

Like other young men, Jack, a 25-year-old with a learning disability, has needs and desires, and his parents don't want him to feel left out of significant life experiences, so they decide t…

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Monday, June 5, 2017

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'See I'm Smiling', THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Cindy Marcolina

The Last Five Years recounts Cathy and Jamie's five-year long relationship. With music, lyrics, and book by Jason Robert Brown, it's an intricate work while Jamie narrates his side of the ta…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

BWW Review: SAND IN THE SANDWICHES, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Cindy Marcolina

Edward Fox stars in the one-man tribute to Great Britain's most acclaimed Poet Laureate John Betjeman. Following a successful UK tour, Sand in the Sandwiches is a verbal tour de force for th…

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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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