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Saturday, January 13, 2018

BWW Review: TINY DYNAMITE, Old Red Lion Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

On their annual holiday together at the seaside, Luce Eva-Jane Willis and Anthony Niall Bishop meet Madeleine Tanya Fear. As their friendship develops and the two already best friends form a…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Catherine Lamb talks BUNNY at Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Catherine Lamb is an actress and Artistic Director of Fabricate Theatre. She's about to take the stage in her new production of Jack Thorne's Bunny at the Tristan Bates Theatre directed by L…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

BWW Review: WILDE CREATURES, Vaudeville Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Tall Stories are back as part of Vaudeville Theatre's celebration of Oscar Wilde. They condense the author's fairy tales in Wilde Creatures, exploring morality in a show tailor-made for youn…

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BWW Interview: Joe McElderry Talks JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT by Cindy Marcolina

Joe McElderry - who won the 2009 edition of The X Factor - is ready to end the year taking the UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to Newcastle, his hometown.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (A MUSICAL PARODY), King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

What would happen if instead of Belle, there was Beau, Gaston was transformed into Chevonne, and the Beast wore a velvet corset Fat Rascal Theatre gender-swap the classic fairytale and trans…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

BWW Review: CALLISTO: A QUEER EPIC, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

It's 1680 in London, Arabella Hunt Marilyn Nadebe is secretly married to Amy Georgia Bruce in what inadvertently becomes the first ever recorded gat marriage in England. In the meantime but…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BWW Review: DEAR BRUTUS, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

In a quaint little 1917 English village, a weird old man invites eight strangers to say at his house. The choice of guests is anything but casual, as they all have something in common, even …

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

BWW Review: THE PASSING OF THE THIRD FLOOR BACK, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Mrs. Sharpe's Anna Mottram run-down boarding house is the home of a bizarre group of people. Harry's Benjamin Chandler music career is going down the drain, Vivian Claire Redcliffe is being …

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

BWW Interview: Robyn Grant Talks BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Robyn Grant is a writer and performer. She is also the Artistic Director of Fat Rascal Theatre, a company whose aim is to create feminist musical theatre. She's embarking on a new journey wi…

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tonic Celebrates, Empowers and Emboldens Audiences and Creatives Alike by Cindy Marcolina

Lucy Kerbel and Tonic Theatre presented the fifth Tonic Celebrates event on 24 November at The Other Palace. The guests of the night were Rosalie Craig, Phyllida Lloyd, and Danielle Tarento,…

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

BWW Review: MISS JULIE, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Directed by Jermyn Street Theatre's own artistic director Tom Littler, Miss Julie is revived in an effortlessly visceral new production.

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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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