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Saturday, June 1, 2019

BWW Review: COUNTRY MUSIC, Omnibus Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Country Music starts in 1983. Jamie and Lynsey are in a car, barely 18 years old, driving away after he's committed a crime. While he's convinced that this won't have any effect on the futur…

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BWW Interview: Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy Talk VINCENT RIVER by Cindy Marcolina

Actors Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy are currently starring in Philip Ridley's play Vincent River at Trafalgar Studios. We caught up with them to hear about their characters, their love for…

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Tennessee Williams's first success The Glass Menagerie lands at Arcola Theatre in an exciting and tremendously thought-provoking production directed by Femi Elufowoju jr. It's 1937 in St Lou…

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Saturday, May 25, 2019

BWW Review: BENEATH THE BLUE RINSE, Park Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Simon Sudgebury Kevin Tomlinson has been scamming older ladies forcing them to buy expensive alarm systems in order to earn a huge bonus. 75-year-old Flora Parkin Marlene Sidaway isn't the k…

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Friday, May 24, 2019

BWW Review: BLUEPRINT MEDEA, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Medea Ruth D'Silva becomes a Kurdish militant seeking asylum in the UK. Blueprint Medea tracks her journey from 2006 to 2016 as she leaves her home country, meets Jason Max Rinehart, and the…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

BWW Review: THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, Wilton's Music Hall by Cindy Marcolina

Tom Ripley is struggling to make a living in New York City. When he's approached by Herbert Greenleaf - shipping magnate and father to an old university acquaintance of his - he sets sail fo…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

BWW Review: HOARD, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Bili Kemi Durosinmi is introducing her boyfriend Brian Tyler Fayose to her sisters Rafi Elizabeth Ita and Ami played by Estella Daniels on book due to Emmanuella Cole's being ill on press ni…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

BWW Review: TESTAMENT, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Max Nicholas Shalebridge, his girlfriend Tess Jessica Frances, and his brother Chris William Shackleton are involved in a terrible car accident that results in Tess' death. After he wakes up…

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Saturday, May 18, 2019

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

F. Scott Fitzgerald was 26 years old when his short storyThe Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonwas first published in Collier's Magazine. It tells the tale of Benjamin, a man born in unusual ci…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

BWW Review: WHITE PEARL, Royal Court Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Clearday has gone from a small Singaporean start-up to an international cosmetic brand. When resentment and revenge come into play, an old draft of an advert promoting their cutting-edge ski…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

BWW Review: ORPHEUS DESCENDING, Menier Chocolate Factory by Cindy Marcolina

Theatr Clwyd's latest co-production with the Menier Chocolate Factory takes on Tennessee Williams' Orpheus Descending. Last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in 2000 starring Helen Mirr…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Clean Break Celebrates 40th Year With New Anthology of Monologues and Launch at Donmar Warehouse by Cindy Marcolina

Jenny Hicks and Jacqueline Holborough were both serving sentences in HMP Askham Grange when they decided that prison needed theatre. Hence, Clean Break was born. From a collective of ex-pris…

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BWW Review: COURTNEY ACT: UNDER THE COVERS, Underbelly Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Back in 2014, audiences stared rapt into their televisions as Courtney Act aka Shane Jenek debuted her flare and gorgeousness as one of the participants in RuPaul's Drag Race. They were alre…

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Friday, May 10, 2019

BWW Review: FEAST FROM THE EAST at Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Over the past five years, INK have developed and produced over 150 new short plays by writers who have strong bonds with East Anglia. After showcasing them in their annual festival in Suffol…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

BWW Review: DON'T LOOK AWAY, Pleasance Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Adnan Robert Hannouch has just arrived in the UK from Syria. He escaped his home country and made his way across border after border penniless but with a burning desire for survival.

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

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

Miss Julie returns to London wearing the outstanding threads previously seen in Tom Littler's production at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2017. The new run plays in rep with Creditors, the other …

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Saturday, May 4, 2019

BWW Feature: Previewing New Musical THE HAPPY PRINCE by Cindy Marcolina

On Friday 3 May, Wilde Theatre Productions presented Hal Cazalet and Michael Barry's collaboration for the first time in a showcase at The Place. The idea forThe Happy Prince - their new mus…

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Friday, May 3, 2019

BWW Review: AVALANCHE: A LOVE STORY, Barbican by Cindy Marcolina

When a young love is re-lit when both parties are past their late 30s, a woman's objectives shift towards previously unexplored horizons. Her newborn desire to have a child nearly takes over…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

BWW Review: THE MURDER EXPRESS: JEWEL OF THE EMPIRE, Pedley Street Station by Cindy Marcolina

It's 1937, the largest cut diamond is being transported by train from London to the French town of Murder amidst a crowd of socialites and odd characters who are travelling to the town in th…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

BWW Review: EDMOND DE BERGERAC, Richmond Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Edmond Rostand is a broke poet who's going through a seemingly endless writer's block. His plays are critical flops, his investors don't have any more patience nor money to waste on him, and…

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BWW Review: CREDITORS, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre's latest co-production with Keswick's Theatre by the Lake is a new version of August Strindberg's Creditors directed by the theatre's own Tom Littler.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

BWW Review: JANE CLEGG, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

In their venture rediscovering lost classic, Finborough Theatre brings back to the stage St John Ervine's Jane Clegg. The piece was first seen at the Gaiety Theatre in Manchester in 1913 and…

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

BWW Interview: Anoushka Bonwick And Elliot Hughes Talk DRAWING THE LINE at The Albany by Cindy Marcolina

After sell-out runs of their award-winning show Standard Elite in Brighton and Manchester, Hidden Track have come up with a new theatre game about politics and unity.

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BWW Review: DIARY OF AN EXPAT, Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Cecilia Gragnani moved to London from Milan ten years ago with stars in her eyes, anticipating the vibrant world that would be spreading out in front of her once in the city. She was fascina…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

BWW Review: TUMULUS, Soho Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The corpse of a young man is found dead on the Tumulus on Hampstead Heath. Then, another one. Both are immediately linked to the city's chemsex scene but Anthony thinks something else is goi…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BWW Review: SITTING, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Two women and a man are called into the same studio at different times to have their portrait taken by John, an aging artist.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BWW Review: THE CLINIC, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Southwark Playhouse Young Company premieres Papatango award-winning playwright James Rushbrooke's new play, The Clinic.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

BWW Review: TOAST, The Other Palace by Cindy Marcolina

The pretense begins as the audience walks into the auditorium. It's as the warm smell of perfect nearly-burnt toast hits their noses that the good-hearted and fluffy nature of Toast reveals …

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Friday, April 12, 2019

BWW Review: ROOMS, Barbican Centre by Cindy Marcolina

The Barbican Centre's Silk Street Theatre has been transformed to host Enda Walsh's third piece in his programme. The stage becomes a dark universe where five huge white cubes hold different…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

BWW Review: DON'T YOU DARE!, Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The Actors Centre and Voila Theatre are currently hosting A Piece of the Continent at the Tristan Bates Theatre, a small three-week festival to celebrate European talent. Artist coming from …

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BWW Review: THRIL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The crimes perpetrated by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in 1920s-Chicago have gone on to become interwoven in popular culture and have generated a multitude of films, plays, and fiction. T…

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