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Friday, September 21, 2018

BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Omnibus Theatre by Gary Naylor

Lorca's masterpiece transported and updated to present day London, but retaining its power to shock as it lays bare the souls of men and women.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BWW Review: TARTUFFE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon by Gary Naylor

Moliere's farce updated for the 21st century and set within a family from Birmingham, with Pakistani heritage and plenty of issues.

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BWW Interview: Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth Discuss The Royal Opera House's Linbury Theatre and Open Up Project by Gary Naylor

BWW talks to Sarah Crabtree and Emma Southworth about the Royal Opera House's Open Up Project and the new season at the Linbury Theatre.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE SEAGULL, General release UK cinemas by Gary Naylor

The Seagull gathers a fine cast, but fails to get to the heart of Chekhov's masterpiece, compromising characters and burying its theatrical elements in intrusive cinematic flourishes.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Wilton's Music Hall by Gary Naylor

A spectacular re-imaging of Shakespeare's tale of mistaken identities, cross-dressing and cruelty time-traveled to a speakeasy populated by extraordinary actor-musicians.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Sharon Small Talks STILL ALICE On UK Tour by Gary Naylor

Sharon Small talks about her role as Alice in Still Alice and its impact on the dementia community and wider audiences.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

BWW Review: HAMILTON (LEWIS) A MUSICAL PARODY, King's Head Theatre by Gary Naylor

This version of the life of Hamilton - not that one, Hamilton Lewis - is a lot of fun for anyone in that crossover in the venn diagram for fans of Formula One and Musical Theatre. And, fortu…

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

BWW Review: HOBSON'S CHOICE, Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

Hobson's Choice is given a late 50s makeover in this fine revival of a play the themes of which remain as relevant today as ever they were.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

BWW Review: SIX, Arts Theatre by Gary Naylor

A show that bursts with great tunes, witty lyrics and fine singing that puts the six wives of Henry VIII back into the narrative - and about time too.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

BWW Review: CATERPILLAR, Theatre503 by Gary Naylor

Caterpillar takes us to a seaside town guesthouse within which three dysfunctional people circle each other, troubled and needy.

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Friday, August 31, 2018

BWW Review: BLACK CAT: BOHEMIA, Underbelly Festival by Gary Naylor

Come down to the Southbank for a little circus, a little cabaret and a little naughty banter with the singer, the tumblers and the fire breathing woman.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

BWW Review: PERICLES, National Theatre by Gary Naylor

Pericles shows our nation what our nation is - a tremendous achievement by the National Theatre's Public Acts movement and a gamechanger for the concept of outreach.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

BWW Review: TAMBURLAINE, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon by Gary Naylor

Christopher Marlowe's tale of relentless, ruthless ambition has a Game of Thrones vibe and a distressingly familiar topicality

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Monday, August 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Charity Wakefield Talks EMILIA at Shakespeare's Globe by Gary Naylor

Charity Wakefield, currently appearing in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's all-female Emilia, is the first woman to play William Shakespeare on the Globe stage.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Gary Naylor

What larks Maybe not for the purists nor for anyone looking for a Chekhovian analysis of the human condition, but a guilty pleasure full the laughs.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Priyanga Burford Talks THE WINTER'S TALE and PRESS by Gary Naylor

BWW talks to Priyanga Burford about The Winter's Tale currently at The Globe, the forthcoming BBC series, Press, and the differences between acting for stage and screen

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

BWW Interview: Community Participants Talk PERICLES at the National Theatre by Gary Naylor

BroadwayWorld has spoken to Pericles director Emily Lim,writer Chris Bushand composer Jim Fortune. Now, we hear from community members Sue and Rehma. Sue is a staff member at one of the Nati…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

BWW Review: THE RAPE OF LUCRETIA, Arcola Theatre by Gary Naylor

A demanding, but rewarding, production of Britten's opera about ancient Rome, with plenty of lessons for today.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

BWW Review: THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL STORY, Lyric Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Simon and Garfunkel Story is a loving tribute to the multi-platinum selling 60s dup that suffers a little from presentational issues.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

BWW Review: THE WHITE ROSE - THE STORY OF SOPHIE SCHOLL, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

The tragic story of a student resistance group in wartime Munich told with skill and commitment by a talented cast.

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Friday, July 13, 2018

BWW Review: KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE, Arts Theatre by Gary Naylor

Jukebox musical that should have stayed in the pub.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

BWW Interview: David Haig Talks PRESSURE by Gary Naylor

David Haig, whose extensive acting career encompasses stage and screen, is currently starring inPressureat the Ambassadors Theatre - a play that he also wrote.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BWW Review: IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST, Charing Cross Theatre by Gary Naylor

A strange show about the strange relationship between a fake German count and his young, but dead, bride.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

BWW Review: SIRENS OF THE SILVER SCREEN, Tabard Theatre by Gary Naylor

A show about Judy, Audrey and Marilyn including songs by the gifted Beth Burrows - but does it tell us anything new

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BWW Review: MISS LITTLEWOOD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon by Gary Naylor

Miss Littlewood pays tribute to a pioneer of British theatre whose work either side of the Second World War did more for what is called outreach these days, than any other figure before or s…

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

BWW Review: FOR KING AND COUNTRY, Southwark Playhouse by Gary Naylor

Courtroom drama set on the Western Front that doesn't convince in its script and staging but still presses the emotional buttons.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

BWW Review: MY BEAUTIFUL CIRCUS, Chiswick House and Gardens by Gary Naylor

My Beautiful Circus brings a traditional entertainment to the village green but delivers it with 21st century savvy and morals.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Shakespeare in the Squares by Gary Naylor

As You Like It - wit, wisdom and flaws - done in the squares of London on beautiful summer evenings, What's not to like

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BWW Review: THE TURN OF THE SCREW, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre by Gary Naylor

Britten's celebrated opera re-imagined for a summer evening pregnant with ill-resolved threat.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

BWW Review: DAISY PULLS IT OFF, Charing Cross Theatre by Gary Naylor

The 80s West End hit is revived by the actor-musicians of the graduating class of Guildford School of Acting in a production that never quite settles on a tone that fits 2018 audiences' sens…

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Friday, June 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE LITTLE PONY, Cervantes Theatre by Gary Naylor

Based on a true story, The Little Pony examines how two parents react to their child who clings to his pink backpack as the bullying, physical and psychological, piles up.

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