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Saturday, October 20, 2018

BWW Review: THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME, The Cockpit by Cindy Marcolina

Scott Alan premieres his new musical The Distance You Have Come in the intimate The Cockpit. Presented as a cycle of songs and with little-to-no dialogue, it sees a group of six people deali…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

BWW Review: BEING A PLAYWRIGHT: A CAREER GUIDE FOR WRITERS, Chris Foxon & George Turvey by Cindy Marcolina

How do you become a playwright How do you behave as a playwright When are you officially a playwright Papatango's Chris Foxon and George Turvey answer all budding playwrights' answers and ta…

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BWW Review: A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Teddy Clifford Samuel meets Jeremy Douglas Booth at the bar of a shabby hotel in Amsterdam, he asks if he wants to join him in his room and he agrees. Upstairs, they get very close in an ent…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

BWW Review: WISE CHILDREN, Old Vic by Cindy Marcolina

Emma Rice is back after her kerfuffle with Shakespeare's Globe, debuting her brand new company with an adaptation of Angela Carter's novel of the same name. After being shown out of the Bard…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BWW Review: ONE NIGHT WITH... CARRIE HOPE FLETCHER AND JODIE STEELE, Studio 88 by Cindy Marcolina

Studio 88 launches a new series featuring some of the most well-known stars of London's West End. Coming straight off stages around London, the musical theatre performers jump under the neon…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

BWW Review: THE WIDER EARTH, National History Museum by Cindy Marcolina

The National History Museum unveils a brand new theatre in the Jerwood Gallery with Trish Wadley Productions and Dead Puppet Society's The Wider Earth. After sold-out seasons in Australia, i…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

BWW Review: MYTHIC, Charing Cross Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Mount Olympus gets a swanky revamp in Mythic, Marcus Stevens and Oran Eldor's new musical retelling of the myth of Persephone Georgie Westall. Daughter of Zeus Tim Oxbrow and Demeter Daniell…

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Saturday, October 6, 2018

BWW Review: PARENTS' EVENING, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Ten-year-old Jessica's behaviour has been troublesome recently, so her parents Amy Marston and Peter Hamilton Dyer are called in to discuss the concerns at their daughter's school. After hav…

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Sunday, September 30, 2018

BWW Review: JURASSIC PARK IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall by Cindy Marcolina

The Royal Albert Hall celebrates the 25th anniversary of the release of Jurassic Park presenting the cult classic with a full symphonic orchestra, creating a magical and hair-raising experie…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Hope In The Face of Adversity Advised at The Stage Debut Awards by Cindy Marcolina

Spirits were high on Sunday 23 September when bright-eyed young artists and veterans gathered together to celebrate the rising stars of British theatreat The Stage Debut Awards.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

BWW Review: DIVINE PROPORTIONS, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Shotgun Carousel transform The Vaults into the ultimate 21st Century Bacchanalia, complete with nipple tassels and rock songs sung on tables overflowing with riches. Hosted by Dionysus thems…

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

BWW Review: WASTED, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

After Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash hit Hamilton and the newly opened Six, Christopher Ash and Carl Miller's rockumentary Wasted takes a good look at the achievements and heartbreaks of the Bro…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

BWW Review: A WINNING HAZARD, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The ridiculousness and hypocrisy of the Victorian ruling class is presented by Finborough Theatre in the form of three commediettas under the umbrella A Winning Hazard. The show consists of …

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

BWW Review: ABOUT LEO, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre kick off their Rebels season with the world premiere of Alice Allemano's About Leo. Aspiring journalist Eliza Prentice Eleanor Wyld lands in Mexico, bright-eyed and arm…

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

BWW Review: THE KING AND I, The London Palladium by Cindy Marcolina

The London Palladium and The King and I have welcomed back to the stage Ruthie Ann Miles with a warm embrace. Miles, who was forced to quit performing after a devastating accident earlier in…

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Theatre, Adaptation and Change Debated at the Italian Theatre Festival by Cindy Marcolina

In between the last two shows of the Italian Theatre Festival, poet and novelist Ben Okri, critic and author Emanuele Trevi, and writer Gilles Affray gathered in the basement bar of The Prin…

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BWW Review: BUT WHY? MA PERCHE?, The Print Room At The Coronet by Cindy Marcolina

The first edition of the Italian Theatre Festival concludes with a work-in-progress performed by Complicite's co-founder Marcello Magni. Created by Magni himself with Gilles Aufrey and Olive…

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BWW Review: MISTERO BUFFO, The Print Room At The Coronet by Cindy Marcolina

Italian tradition lands on the stage of The Print Room in the second and last day of the Italian Theatre Festival with Dario Fo's Mistero Buffo, directed by Eugenio Allegri and performed by …

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Friday, August 31, 2018

BWW Review: HANNO TUTTI RAGIONE, The Print Room At The Coronet by Cindy Marcolina

The first edition of the Italian Theatre Festival, curated by Monica Capuani and in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute in London, brings contemporary Italian theatre to London. …

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BWW Review: NOVECENTO, The Print Room At The Coronet by Cindy Marcolina

Alessandro Baricco's Novecento, beloved monologue of many an Italian and more, is presented as the second bill of the Italian Theatre Festival. It's directed by Gabriele Vacis and starring b…

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Monday, August 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Josh Barrow Talks SILK ROAD at Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Josh Barrow is reprising his role of Bruce Blakemore in Silk Road How To Buy Drugs Online. After multiple runs around the country, the show is now playing at Trafalgar Studios.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Composer Jim Fortune Talks PERICLES at the National Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Following our journey with the company of Pericles at the National Theatre, we met up with Jim Fortune. The composer and songwriter talked about music, London, and how he found a musical voi…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

BWW Review: RIOT ACT, King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

After his sold-out SexCrime The Glory, Alexis Gregory presents the verbatim Riot Act, directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair. Written especially for King's Head Theatre's Queer Season, the piece exp…

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

BWW Review: HYMN TO LOVE, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

It's 1957 and Edith Piaf is rehearsing her for her last concert in the United States, she recounts the heartbreaks in her life singing through her pain. Directed by Damian Cruden, Elizabeth …

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

BWW Review: SOUNDS AND SORCERY CELEBRATING DISNEY FANTASIA, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

When Fantasia first landed on the scene in 1940, it was a game-changing piece for the world of entertainment as it was the first ever commercial film presented in stereophonic sound. Now, Th…

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Old Vic by Cindy Marcolina

After being turned into a film, Patrick Ness' award-winning novel A Monster Calls becomes a visceral stage play. It analysed the depths of grief and loss in a teen, Conor Matthew Tennyson, w…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Chris Bush Talks PERICLES at the National Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Following our interview with Pericles director Emily Lim, we met up with playwright Chris Bush. She details her journey with Public Acts and chats about the challenges of writing for 200 per…

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BWW Review: IMMACULATE CORRECTION at King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Written by King's Head Theatre's Junior Associate Catherine Exposito, Immaculate Correction details what it feels like to be a working class Catholic schoolgirl in rural Scotland in 2005. St…

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

BWW Review: THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Boo Killebrew recounts the catastrophic impact of Hurricane Katrina on her hometown in the autobiographical The Play About My Dad. Seen in Europe for the first time at Jermyn Street Theatre,…

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Monday, June 25, 2018

BWW Interview: Joe Murphy And Joe Robertson Talk THE JUNGLE at Playhouse Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

After bringing their Calais experience to the Young Vic, playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's are ready to take The Jungle to the West End. They took time out of their busy rehearsal s…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Book Review: WOMEN CENTRE STAGE: EIGHT SHORT PLAYS BY AND ABOUT WOMEN by Cindy Marcolina

Artistic Director of Sphinx Theatre Sue Parrish curates a new collection of short plays written by women and revolving around female characters. Commissioned as part of the Women Centre Stag…

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