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Thursday, August 16, 2018

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING, Stockwell Playhouse by Nicole Ackman

Who better to perform a musical about a group of angsty German teens than an actual group of young people Spring Awakening joins Bring It On and Goodnight Mr Tom as the British Theatre Acade…

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BWW Interview: Aaron Pierre Talks OTHELLO at Shakespeare's Globe by Nicole Ackman

Aaron Pierre is currently playing Cassio in Shakespeare's Globe's production of Othello. Pierre is a graduate of LAMDA and was recently seen as Dev-EM in the series Krypton.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

BWW Interview: Louise Dearman Talks THERE IS NOTHIN' LIKE A DAME by Nicole Ackman

Louise Dearman has tackled many musical theatre leading roles, and isthe only actress in the West End to have played both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked. She also has a successful concert care…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

BWW Interview: Alanna Baker Talks Cirque du Soleil's OVO by Nicole Ackman

Alanna Baker competed in gymnastics from the age of five, winning a bronze medal at the World Gymnastics Championships in 2012. Originally from the UK, she'sbeen part of OVO, Cirque du Solei…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BWW Review: EXIT THE KING, National Theatre by Nicole Ackman

Exit the King at the National Theatre has a beautiful design and wonderful performances from some of the cast, but it ultimately falls flat. While Patrick Marber's new version of Eugene Ione…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

BWW Interview: Paul Taylor-Mills Talks HEATHERS and The Other Palace by Nicole Ackman

Paul Taylor-Mills has recently stepped down as the Artistic Director of The Other Palace, though he will continue working there in the role of Affiliate Producer while also pursuing his own …

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BWW Review: THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, Noel Coward Theatre by Nicole Ackman

I didn't know it was possible for a play this bloody to be so funny. Martin McDonagh's The Lieutenant of Inishmore is a dark comedy about terrorism and violence set in Ireland in 1993. When …

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Right Royal Welcome For PROM QUEEN at The Other Palace by Nicole Ackman

On Monday, audiences got an exciting peek at a musical currently in development called Prom Queen. The show is based on the true story of Canadian teen Marc Hall who sued the Catholic distri…

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Friday, June 29, 2018

BWW Interview: Lauren Ward and Nathan Amzi Talk PROM QUEEN by Nicole Ackman

We recently caught up with Lauren Ward and Nathan Amzi while on a break from rehearsals for Prom Queen, a new musical based on the true story of Canadian teen Marc Hall who took his Catholic…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

BWW Interview: Jeremiah James Talks IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST by Nicole Ackman

Jeremiah James is an actor, writer, and producer who has worked in New York, LA, London, and many other cities. He's the lead producer of It Happened in Key West, as well as coming up withth…

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

BWW Interview: Na-Young Jeon Talks THE KING AND I by Nicole Ackman

Na-Young Jeon is a Dutch-Korean actress and singer. She'splayed Fantine in Les Miserablesin the West End and has been a part of the Miss Saigon UK Tour, and iscurrently playing Tuptim in The…

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, St Paul's Church by Nicole Ackman

Iris Theatre's The Tempest at St Paul's Church is an outdoor promenade production of one of Shakespeare's great comedies, though it is fairly traditional in every other way. The audience fol…

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BWW Interview: James Clements Talks THE DIANA TAPES by Nicole Ackman

James Clements is a Scottish theatre-maker and actor based between New York and Glasgow. He is a Co-Artistic Director of What Will the Neighbors Say, a new theatre company producing The Dian…

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Inside the Press Launch for THE STAR SEEKERS at the National Theatre by Nicole Ackman

The Star Seekers by the Wardrobe Ensemble is headed to the Dorfman Theatre at the National Theatre this August. It's an interactive space show for children aged three to eight years old, but…

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BWW Interview: George Blagden Talks TARTUFFE by Nicole Ackman

George Blagden is well known for the roles of Athelstan on Vikings and Louis XIV on Versailles, as well asGrantaire in the Les Miserables film. He is currently playing Damis in Tartuffe at t…

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

BWW Interview: Sandra Dickinson Talks THE UNBUILT CITY by Nicole Ackman

Sandra Dickinson has had a long and diverse career, spanning stage and screen. An American who has lived in the UK for over four decades, she was recently seen in Steven Spielberg'sReady Pla…

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Monday, June 11, 2018

BWW Review: MACHINAL, Almeida Theatre by Nicole Ackman

Machinal, written by Sophie Treadwell, is based on the sensational 1927 trial of Ruth Snyder, a housewife who murdered her husband. It is a play largely about a woman attempting to find her …

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

BWW Review: MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON, Bridge Theatre by Nicole Ackman

In her West End debut, Laura Linney proves that she is one of the greatest actresses in the theatre industry today. She stars in My Name is Lucy Barton, Rona Munro's adaptation of Elizabeth …

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Inside the Press Launch for National Theatre's RIVER STAGE FESTIVAL by Nicole Ackman

The National Theatre's River Stage Festival is back this summer with five weekends of exciting acts, showcasing the great work that is going on in the arts in the UK.

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BWW Interview: Charles Dorfman and Elsie Bennet Talk TWO FOR THE SEESAW by Nicole Ackman

Buckland Theatre Company is making its West End debut in July at Trafalgar Studios with William Gibson's 1950s comedy-drama, Two For The Seesaw. Charles Dorfman, a founder of the company who…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at the Press Launch for HEATHERS THE MUSICAL by Nicole Ackman

Yesterday, Heathers the Musical had its press launch at The Other Palace. The show, which runs this summer from 9 June to 4 August, is a newly revised and updated version of the 2014 Off-Bro…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Nadim Naaman Talks BROKEN WINGS at Theatre Royal Haymarket by Nicole Ackman

Nadim Naaman is best known for playing Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera in the West End, though he has also appeared in shows like Sweeney Todd, Titanic and Chess. He has released a solo al…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BWW Review: TARTUFFE, Theatre Royal Haymarket by Nicole Ackman

The Royal Haymarket Theatre's new production of Tartuffe reimagines the classic Moliere comedy in the West End's first ever dual-language production. The play, adapted by Christopher Hampton…

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BWW Review: A LITTLE PRINCESS, Royal Festival Hall by Nicole Ackman

The concert of A Little Princess at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall was a lovely production with lots of great talent of a musical that still feels a bit messy. Rebecca Trehearn, Dann…

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BWW Interview: Oliver Tompsett, Simon-Anthony Rhoden and Natalie McQueen Talk KINKY BOOTS by Nicole Ackman

On 4 June, Kinky Boots will gain several new cast members including Oliver Tompsett and Natalie McQueen. The show, about shoe factory owner Charlie Price and drag queen Lola, has been runnin…

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

BWW Interview: Mike Kenny Talks RANDOM SELFIES, Techtopia Festival by Nicole Ackman

Mike Kenny's Random Selfies will have its premiere later this month at Polka Theatre's Techtopia Festival. Kenny is one of the leading writers in the UK who specialises in theatre for young …

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Friday, May 25, 2018

BWW Review: Boundless Theatre's CONFIDENCE, Southwark Playhouse by Nicole Ackman

Boundless Theatre's Confidence at Southwark Playhouse feels a bit lacking in, dare I say, confidence. The first UK revival of Judy Upton's 1998 play has plenty of 1990s nostalgia, but still …

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

BWW Review: WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LERNER, Royal Festival Hall by Nicole Ackman

With A Little Bit of Lerner combined an outstanding group of performers with the BBC Concert Orchestra to present an exciting variety of many of Lerner's well-known and lesser-known songs at…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

BWW Interview: Kim Maresca Talks RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL by Nicole Ackman

Kim Maresca is currently playing Judy Denmark in Ruthless the Musical, a role she played Off-Broadway in the show's most recent run. She also recently did her fifth one-woman show at Feinste…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

BWW Review: RED, Wyndham's Theatre by Nicole Ackman

It's easy to imagine that a play that explores the meaning of art could become bogged down in artistic pretention. However, Josh Logan's Red escapes this as the physicality of the art itself…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Lara Rossi Talks THE WRITER by Nicole Ackman

Lara Rossi is currently one of four cast members in Ella Hickson'sThe Writer at Almeida Theatre. She's done work across film, theatre, and television, includingMisalliance at the Orange Tree…

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