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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

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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