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Saturday, March 24, 2018

BWW Interview: Sarah Woodward talks QUIZ at No?l Coward Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Award-winning actress Sarah Woodward is about to follow the cast of James Graham's Quiz as they move into the Noel Coward Theatre from Chichester.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

BWW Review: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, Menier Chocolate Factory by Cindy Marcolina

Kiss of the Spider Woman has taken the shape of a novel, a play, a film, a musical, and is now being adapted for the stage again by Jos Rivera and Allan Baker. Directed by Laurie Sansom, Man…

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Empowerment and Togetherness Win at Second Annual Tonic Awards by Cindy Marcolina

There is a magic that can happen when you bring people together Lucy Kerbel welcomes the audience to the Second Annual Tonic Awards at the May Fair Hotel on a chilly March evening. The share…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

BWW Review: FREUD THE MUSICAL, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

The father of modern psychology comes back from the grave in a flurry of cross-dressing madness. Natasha Sutton Williams writes an exhilarating musical filled to the brim of phallic jokes an…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

BWW Review: SUFFRAGETTE CITY, London Pavilion by Cindy Marcolina

It's not everyday you get to be shuffled through a tiny green door in the lower-ground floor of a Money Exchange in Piccadilly Circus and, quite literally, enter the Suffragettes' world. 'Ar…

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THINGS THAT DO NOT C(O)UNT, Waterloo East Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Nastazja Somers brings her new show Things That Do Not Count to Vault Festival. A daring and bold feminist one-woman play, it explores female sexuality and body issues unabashedly. She takes…

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Book Review: YEAR OF THE MAD KING: THE LEAR DIARIES, Antony Sher by Cindy Marcolina

Antony Sher details his journey as he prepares for the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear directed by Gregory Doran, his partner and Artistic Director of the company. Year o…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

BWW Review: THE DOG BENEATH THE SKIN, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Proud Haddock presents The Dog Beneath the Skin, which concludes Jermyn Street Theatre's Scandal season. Every year, in the village of Pressan Ambo a young man is chosen to go on the unfortu…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

BWW Review: HAMLET, Hackney Empire by Cindy Marcolina

Hamlet, Prince of Denmark the announcement at Wittenberg's graduation ceremony is barely made that beating drums accompany Hamlet Senior's glass hearse across the stage while Gertrude and Cl…

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

BWW Review: GOOD GIRL, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

After successful runs at Edinburgh Fringe and Vault Festival, Naomi Sheldon brings Good Girl to Trafalgar Studios. Her one-woman-show picks apart and analyses what it's like to go through th…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

BWW Review: HILDA AND VIRGINIA, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre continues their pursuit of strong women presenting Maureen Duffy's A Nightingale in Bloomsbury Square and The Choice as a double bill directed by Natasha Rickman.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

BWW Review: FOUL PAGES, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The Hope Theatre's own Artistic Director, Matthew Parker, presents the world premiere of Robin Hooper's Foul Pages in a frenzy of neck ruffs paired with leather all wrapped up in homosexual …

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

BWW Interview: Rula Lenska talks THE CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY by Cindy Marcolina

Actress Rula Lenska is on the road with The Case of the Frightened Lady. After a brutal murder at Mark's Priory, home to the great Lebanon family, Inspector Tanner finds out that nothing is …

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BWW Review: CONQUEST, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Alice Lucy Walker-Evans is trying to buy the morning after pill in Boots when she meets Jo Colette Eaton, who drags her into a world of feminist revenge. Written by Katie Caden and directed …

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

BWW Review: THE VAGINA DIALOGUES, Waterloo East Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Hi, welcome to the feminist The Volvas say before embarking in an irreverent and unabashedly in-your-face rollercoaster of a piece. From coping with an unexpected pregnancy, female orgasm, o…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

BWW Review: THE B*EASTS, Bush Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Monica Dolan examines the sexualisation of children from the perspective of a psychotherapist, Tessa, who's assessing a mother who allowed her eight-year-old to have breast implants. She nar…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

BWW Review: FIND YOUR WAY HOME, Etcetera Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Alan Anthony Cord has decided to leave his family for Julian Julian Bailey-Jones, his younger lover. The latter is ready to take him back after almost a year, but the arrival of his scorned …

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Monday, February 12, 2018

BWW Review: AN ACT OF KINDNESS, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Two worlds collide at a bus stop. Martin Robert Hayes is a young professional whose life clashes with Leila Helena Westerman, a bubbly and energetic 23-year-old woman who works in a coffee s…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BWW Review: MAD AS HELL, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Peter Finch and Eletha Barrett's relationships scandalised Hollywood and lead the actor to an Academy Award-winning performance in the 1976 film Network. Written by Cassie McFarlane and Adri…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

BWW Review: THINK OF ENGLAND, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Bette Leila Sykes and Vera Madeleine Gould travel the country in an official capacity hosting tea dances to try to improve the morale of the troops in 1942 England. As their real purpose is …

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BWW Review: MISSION ABORT, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

I am 26 years old, I live in London, and I work in the arts. This is not fantastic. says Therese Ramstedt as her character finds out that she's pregnant. From that moment on, she embarks on …

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

BWW Review: MADONNA OR WHORE, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Holly Morgan and Tom Moores tear the house down with their new comedy show, a mix of stand-up and cabaret. Madonna or Whore is a raucous and unashamedly in-your-face feminist piece of theatr…

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Friday, February 2, 2018

BWW Review: THE BREAKS IN YOU AND I, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Chloe Steffi Nancy Walker and Joanna Helen White are watching Being John Malkovich when the former realises she isn't in love with her wife anymore. As Chloe tries to turn her life around af…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

BWW Review: DOUBLE INFEMNITY, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

In 1960s Los Angeles, traffic police officer Effie-Lou Katrina Foster is looking for her PI friend Joe after he's gone missing, falling into a world of murder and sex-trafficking. As she inv…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

BWW Interview: Gwen Taylor talks THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Cindy Marcolina

Stage and screen actress Gwen Taylor takes on the role of Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest, touring the UK until late April.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

BWW Review: FUCK YOU PAY ME, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

When Bea receives a text from her mum saying that they need to talk as soon as she gets home, she goes into a panic. She specifies that it's not just a scary text to receive no matter who se…

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BWW Review: A ROBOT IN HUMAN SKIN, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Nicole Henriksen takes Vault Festival by a quiet storm, tackling mental health, feminism, and stereotypes at once with A Robot In Human Skin. Presenting herself already on stage, wielding a …

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

BWW Review: TOMORROW CREEPS, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina

Golem takes part in Vault Festival with Tomorrow Creeps, a new play that features sixteen works of Shakespeare. A mashup of quotes and circumstances that, in the eerie and humid atmosphere o…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

BWW Review: WOMAN BEFORE A GLASS, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre kicks off their Scandal season with Woman Before a Glass, in which Peggy Guggenheim tells her own story. Written by Lanie Robertson and staged by Tom McClane in a recre…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

BWW Review: BUNNY, Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Fabricate Theatre is debuting at Tristan Bates Theatre with Bunny, Jack Thorne's 2010 play. Directed by Lucy Curtis and performed by Catherine Lamb, the piece is sharp and eye-opening, and a…

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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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