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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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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Book Review: TWENTY THEATRES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE, Amber Massie-Blomfield by Cindy Marcolina

From a Victorian toilet to haunted venues, Amber Massie-Blomfield takes her readers on a journey around the country visiting picturesque theatres in her descriptive and curiously entertainin…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

BWW Review: FINISHING THE PICTURE, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The summer and fall of 1960 saw Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller struggle with a deteriorating marriage on set of The Misfits. Her crippling drug abuse and illicit affairs with her co-stars …

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Richard Hope And Mark Hawkins Talk THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Fortune Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Richard Hope and Mark Hawkins have taken over the roles of Arthur Kipps and The Actor in The Woman in Black. The second longest-running play in the West End is going into their 30th year at …

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

BWW Review: THE UNBUILT CITY, King's Head Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jonah Jonathan Chambers has been sent on a mission to convince wealthy Claudia Sandra Dickinson to sell her huge art collection to a university archive. The exuberant socialite has turned in…

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

BWW Review: STITCHERS, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Lady Anne Tree thought she had a brilliant idea to help convicts. After seeing what the prisoners went through every day firsthand as a visitor, she decided that she would teach them needlec…

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

BWW Review: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, Shakespeare's Globe by Cindy Marcolina

Third in line in Michelle Terry's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe is The Two Noble Kinsmen. Directed by Barrie Rutter, the Shakespeare-Fletcher collaboration becomes…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

BWW Interview: Nathan Amzi Talks ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

West End and The Voice star Nathan Amzi is playing Martini in Javaad Alipoor's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre this June.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Talks THE RINK at Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Gemma Sutton is taking on the role of Angel in The Rink at Southwark Playhouse. The actress, whose previous credits include Gypsy at the Savoy, discusses musical theatre, roller-skating, and…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

BWW Interview: Katy Brand Talks 3WOMEN at Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Writer, actress, and comedian Katy Brand debuts as a playwright with 3Women at Trafalgar Studios. We met up at the theatre to discuss influences, writing, and her play.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Theatre and Cake Prove To Be a Great Mix Once Again by Cindy Marcolina

The sun graced the West End Bake Off again on Saturday, 19May. In its fourth edition on the grounds of St. Paul's Church in aid of Acting for Others, the event was in its best form so far.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

BWW Review: 3WOMEN, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Katy Brand makes her playwriting debut at Trafalgar Studios with 3Women, a supposedly progressive play which unfortunately falls into the pit of problematic feminism. Written with the right …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

BWW Review: GREAT BRITISH MYSTERIES?, Soho Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Will Close and Rose Robinson explore monsters, myths, and Scotland in their exhilarating Great British Mysteries. Directed by Joseph Hancock and following a sold-out run in Edinburgh back in…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

BWW Interview: Sudha Bhuchar Talks RETRACING OUR FOOTSTEPS by Cindy Marcolina

Actress, playwright, and founder of Bhuchar Boulevard Sudha Bhuchar is curating three nights of play readings with her sister Suman at Royal Court Theatre A celebration of BritishSouth Asian…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

BWW Review: LIFE AND FATE, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Cindy Marcolina

Vasily Gossman's novel Life and Fate lands on the Theatre Royal Haymarket's stage in all its glory. Presented by St Petersburg's Maly Drama Theatre in Russian with English surtitles, the pro…

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BWW Interview: David Horovitch Discusses NOT TALKING at Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

David Horovitch is currently starring in Mike Bartlett'sNot Talking. Originally broadcast on radio, the play is now beingperformed on stage for the first time at Arcola Theatre.

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Friday, May 4, 2018

BWW Review: THE FALL, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Commissioned as part of National Youth Theatre's 60th anniversary in 2016, James Fritz's The Fall takes a candid look at young people's relationship to their elders mixing humour with a deep…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

BWW Review: TOMORROW AT NOON, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

As soon as their Reaction Season was announced in autumn 2017, Jermyn Street Theatre launched a competition to all identifying as female playwrights submissions were open and 390 anonymous p…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

BWW Review: WET, Theatre N16 by Cindy Marcolina

Holly Tamsin Newlands and Sophie Claire Heverin are aspiring and broke filmmakers. Frustrated by their sex lives and the lack of female-lead porn, they find themselves writing an erotic film…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

BWW Review: MASTERPIECES, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Originally produced at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester in 1983, Sarah Daniels' Masterpieces is revived on commission by Finborough Theatre. Progressive and revolutionary in the past…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

BWW Interview: Chris Leask Talks THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY by Cindy Marcolina

Chris Leask has reprised the role of Everybody Else in The Comedy About a Bank Robbery. We met up at the Criterion Theatre and a hilarious interview ensued.

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