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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BWW Review: A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON, Park Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Stewart Permutt's two-hander is the latest piece to run in Park Theatre's Park90 performance space, running alongside Action To The Word's A Clockwork Orange in Park200. As the play begins i…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

BWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London Palladium by Debbie Gilpin

Fresh from the success of The Last Five Years at the former St James Theatre, which culminated in a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production, acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown…

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

BWW Review: THE MISER, Garrick Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Following stints in Bath and Richmond, Sean Foley and Phil Porter's new adaptation of the Moliere classic is now in the West End's Garrick Theatre for a limited run. Whilst it does retain a …

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Friday, March 10, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West End by Debbie Gilpin

Following wildly successful runs in Paris and New York, four-time Tony Award-winning An American in Paris is currently previewing at London's Dominion Theatre and is set to officially open i…

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, Southwark Playhouse by Debbie Gilpin

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Alexander Parker and Amy Ewbank's production of The Diary of a Teenage Girl is the latest show in The Little at Southwark Playhouse. This dark, i…

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Friday, March 3, 2017

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's Globe by Debbie Gilpin

The final Wonder Noir production to play in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is one of Shakespeare's tragedies Othello. Running in tandem with Webster's The White Devil, it concludes the winter s…

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wicked Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-up by Debbie Gilpin

Last night Wicked officially welcomed its new West End cast, including the return of Willemijn Verkaik to the role of Elphaba. The show has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in London…

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Monday, February 27, 2017

BWW Review: KILLER, Shoreditch Town Hall by Debbie Gilpin

Now playing in rep with The Pitchfork Disney, Killer is Philip Ridley's newest work a darkly comic piece quite literally that pushes the boundaries of fear and suspense. It stands alone from…

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Friday, February 24, 2017

BWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

A rock musical about a suspected Victorian murderess - not your average night at the theatre, by any stretch of the imagination. Enter Lizzie, making its UK premiere at Greenwich Theatre. Ti…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Young Vic by Debbie Gilpin

'The course of true love never did run smooth.' A famous line from one of Shakespeare's most well known and well loved plays - and when Joe Hill-Gibbins is at the helm, you can be certain th…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Community Spirit and a Great Show at the WhatsOnStage Awards by Debbie Gilpin

Awards season is in full swing now, so this weekend was the turn of the 17th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. Held at the Prince of Wales Theatre, it prides itself on being the only event where w…

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Friday, February 17, 2017

BWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Action To The Word are celebrating what would have been Anthony Burgess' 100th birthday with the London return of their production of the notorious A Clockwork Orange. It has previously run …

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

BWW Review: THE BOYS IN THE BAND, Vaudeville Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Following a stint at London's Park Theatre and a UK tour, the revival production of Mart Crowley's The Boys in the Band has a brief run on the West End it takes over from Dead Funny in the V…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

BWW Review: DUBAILAND, Finborough Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Out goes the American Dream, and in its place is the Arabian Dream - but is everything as perfect as it seems Carmen Nasr's Dubailand, currently playing in rep with Run The Beast at Finborou…

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Thursday, February 2, 2017

BWW Review: THE PITCHFORK DISNEY, Shoreditch Town Hall by Debbie Gilpin

Philip Ridley's widely acclaimed 1991 play has been revived by Jamie Lloyd, and is back in its native East End for a limited run in conjunction with its partner production Killer. In a chang…

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Monday, January 23, 2017

BWW Review: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, Charing Cross Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Maury Yeston, Peter Stone amp Thomas Meehan's latest show to hit the stage, continuing Thom Southerland's season at Charing Cross, is a musical adaptation of the old Italian play La Morte In…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BWW Review: PROMISES, PROMISES, Southwark Playhouse by Debbie Gilpin

Opening Southwark Playhouse's 2017 season, following a seasonal run of Kiki's Delivery Service in The Large, is a revival of Neil Simon's musical Promises, Promises. Based on the Billy Wilde…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

BWW Review: ART, Old Vic by Debbie Gilpin

Opening the Old Vic's 2016-17 season, and following on from the Glenda Jackson-led King Lear, 'Art' is a new translation of Yasmina Reza's French play that celebrates its 20th anniversary th…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

BWW Review: SAINT JOAN, Donmar Warehouse by Debbie Gilpin

George Bernard Shaw's 1923 play about the rise and fall of Joan of Arc closes the Donmar's autumn season, following One Night In Miami. Its main focus is female emancipation, highlighting th…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

BWW Review: LUV, Park Theatre by Debbie Gilpin

Buckland Theatre Co. return to Park 90, following their critically acclaimed production Some Girls, with their revival of 1960s Broadway hit LUV, a comical look at the enduring struggle to g…

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Monday, December 12, 2016

BWW Review: GUY BARKER'S BIG BAND CHRISTMAS, Royal Albert Hall by Debbie Gilpin

The Royal Albert Hall is rapidly becoming synonymous with London's Christmas festivities, even being voted the 'Most Prestigious Christmas Venue' at the Prestigious Star Awards 2016. It cont…

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

BWW Review: ONCE IN A LIFETIME, Young Vic by Debbie Gilpin

After a 2016 programme that included BlueOrange and Yerma, the first offering in the Young Vic's new season is a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, which also m…

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Friday, December 2, 2016

BWW Review: THIS HOUSE, Garrick Theatre, 1 December 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

James Graham's political masterpiece makes its long-awaited West End transfer after runs at the National Theatre in 2012-13 and Chichester Festival this September. It takes over from the Bra…

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

BWW Review: NICE FISH, Harold Pinter Theatre, 25 November 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

After the Harold Pinter Theatre had its final Sunny Afternoon in October, it is now home to Nice Fish for a limited run. Coming over from a sold-out season at New York's St Ann's Warehouse, …

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Barbican, 15 November 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

Considered by many to be Shakespeare's most tragic play of all, the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of King Lear has transferred to London's Barbican for its winter season.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

BWW Review: COMUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 1 November 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful summer season comes 'Wonder Noir', Emma Rice's first winter season at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and with it an opening production of John Milton'…

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD, Arts Theatre, 5 October 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

Following a brief Off-Broadway foray in 2013, Murder Ballad makes its UK premiere at the Arts Theatre featuring an all-star cast of seasoned musical theatre performers. It is a 90-minute, su…

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

BWW Review: THE PIANIST OF WILLESDEN LANE, St James Theatre, 13 September 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

Following a critically acclaimed run earlier this year, Hershey Felder's The Pianist of Willesden Lane is playing again at the St. James Theatre for six weeks. To mark its return, a gala per…

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

BWW Review: 946: THE AMAZING STORY OF ADOLPHUS TIPS, Shakespeare's Globe, 17 August 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

Every year, the Globe hosts productions by writers other than Shakespeare - this year it sees the inclusion of Kneehigh Theatre's version of Michael Morpurgo's 946 The Amazing Story of Adolp…

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

BWW Review: SOME GIRL(S), Park Theatre, 19 July 2016 by Debbie Gilpin

The latest production in the Park Theatre's Park 90 auditorium is a revival of Neil LaBute's Some Girls. Brought to the stage by the Buckland Theatre Company, the play follows Guy as he revi…

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