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Friday, October 19, 2018

BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH by Rona Kelly

Sandy Grierson returns to the London stage in othellomacbeth, taking on the roles of Cassio and Macbeth in one show. No stranger to doubling, Grierson previously played the roles of Faustus …

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BWW Review: COMPANY, Gielgud Theatre by Rona Kelly

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Marianne Elliott, ushering in a new age of adaptation with her. Almost 50 years since it opened on Broadway, Company returns to the West End. Reworked, tho…

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

BWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH at Lyric Hammersmith by Rona Kelly

'But men are men...'Gender is taking centre stage in the current climate, telling her story not history. From new writes like SIX and The Old Vic's Sylvia, to the reframing of classics from …

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Tim McMullan Talks ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by Rona Kelly

Having played Sir Toby Belch in the National Theatre'sTwelfth Nightlast year, Tim McMullan returns to the Olivier for another Shakespeare play Antony and Cleopatra. Taking on the role of Eno…

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Friday, September 28, 2018

BWW Interview: Automation, Bikes & Cars - Special Effects in Theatre by Rona Kelly

Welcome to the next installment in our Special Effects series, celebrating the worlds off stage from some of the UK's biggest shows on stage. Last month, we dissected blood, guts and morewit…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

BWW Interview: Joshua McGuire Talks I'M NOT RUNNING by Rona Kelly

Actor Joshua McGuire returns to the National Theatre this year, to appear in David Hare's new playI'm Not Running. Chatting to him during rehearsals, Joshua shares his love of new writing, w…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

BWW Interview: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Talk COMPANY by Rona Kelly

West End shows will find themselves in good company later this month. Company returns to the London stage in a reworked version by Marianne Elliott, set in the modern day and featuring gende…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Bryan Dick Talks HOGARTH'S PROGRESS by Rona Kelly

It's been a busy summer for actor Bryan Dick. As performances finish for one show, rehearsals get underway for another one...or rather twoA double bill for the Rose Theatre Kingston, Hogarth…

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Friday, August 17, 2018

BWW Review: Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIET by Rona Kelly

It's that time of year again. Commuters watch and wonder, as waves of people cram onto their rush hour trains. You can spot them a mile off, thanks to their lightsabers, corsets, and this ye…

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

BWW Interview: Jasper Britton Talks THE BEAUTIFUL GAME by Rona Kelly

National Youth Music Theatre's season is well underway at The Other Palace. With casts and creatives featuring young people, NYMT's work develops up and coming talent on stage and off.The la…

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

BWW Interview: Blood, Guts & More - Special Effects in Theatre by Rona Kelly

Ever wondered what goes into creating your favourite productions Those moments of magic or macabre where you go 'How did they do that' In our new Special Effects series, we'll be discovering…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

BWW Interview: Jeremy Walker Talks NATIONAL YOUTH MUSIC THEATRE by Rona Kelly

Founded in 1976, the National Youth Music Theatre exists to create opportunities and provide training for young people, interested in the world of musical theatre.From playing the piano in a…

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BWW Interview: Tyrone Huntley Talks HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA by Rona Kelly

If Tyrone Huntley could sum of the last few years, it would be just one word 'Crazy' From working with wonderful teams of creatives such as Sonia Friedman, to playing Judas in Regent's Park …

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Monday, July 30, 2018

BWW Interview: Matt Bennett on Secret Cinema presents ROMEO + JULIET by Rona Kelly

Last week, Secret Cinema Founder Fabien Riggallspoke to us about ten years of SC. Looking back on his past learnings, he also shared his excitement for what the future holds, including Secre…

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Monday, July 23, 2018

BWW Interview: Fabien Riggall on 10 Years of Secret Cinema & ROMEO + JULIET by Rona Kelly

For over a decade, Secret Cinema has been creating imaginative and immersive worlds for audiences to explore and experience. Combining music, theatre, art and of course film, it's an artform…

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Friday, July 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Marc Antolin Talks LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Rona Kelly

It's big...it's green...and no, it's not just the park This summer, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre stagesLittle Shop of Horrors with rehearsals currently underway.Though his character Seymou…

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Monday, July 16, 2018

BWW Interview: Debra Gillett Talks EXIT THE KING by Rona Kelly

Exit the King marks the first time Eugne Ionesco work has been performed at the National. Playing on the vast Olivier stage, this absurdist play features a cast of just six actors, an intima…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

BWW Review: IMPERIUM - I: CONSPIRATOR & II: DICTATOR, Gielgud Theatre by Rona Kelly

Following on from a timely Rome Season, the Royal Shakespeare Company again looks to the past to inform the present,with a West End transfer of Imperium - I Conspiratoramp II Dictator. And w…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

BWW Review: FUN HOME, Young Vic by Rona Kelly

Five years since premiering at The Public Theater and with five Tony's under its belt, Fun Home comes to London and instantly finds a home with audiences.Based on the graphic memoirs by Alis…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

BWW Interview: Stephanie Corley Talks KISS ME KATE Tour by Rona Kelly

'Another op'nin', another show...' Following the award-winning production in 2015, Opera North'sKiss Me Kate returns to tour the UK this summer.Talking to Kate herself during rehearsals, Ste…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

BWW Interview: Nick Hendrix Talks MIDSOMER MURDERS and THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE by Rona Kelly

Murder mysteries aren't actor Nick Hendrix's 'go-to' genre. And yet this week he finds himself in rehearsals for a new play The Strange Death of John Doe, as well as the newest episodes of M…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

BWW Review: WEST END LIVE LOUNGE, The Other Palace by Rona Kelly

Set up by Shaun McCourt and Leigh Lothian, West End Live Lounge continues to go from strength to strength. Returning to The Other Palace, it seems 'The Only Way Is Up' for the charity concer…

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

BWW Review: NIGHTFALL, Bridge Theatre by Rona Kelly

Part of the inaugural season at the Bridge Theatre, Laurie Sansom directs Nightfall. An exquisiteexploration into grief, anxiety and change, Barney Norris' new play is an introspective chara…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

BWW Interview: Sam Psyk and Joshua Lacey On MACBETH NT Live Broadcast by Rona Kelly

Continuing our interview series of NT Live broadcasts, this month's focuses on Macbeth at the National Theatre.Directed by Rufus Norris and featuring Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff, Macbet…

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

BWW Interview: Dermot Crowley Talks TRANSLATIONS by Rona Kelly

Translations is currently in rehearsals at the National Theatre, ahead of its first major revival on the London stage. This not only marks actor Dermot Crowley's fourth time appearing in the…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

BWW Interview: Barney Norris Talks NIGHTFALL by Rona Kelly

Bestselling novelist and award winning playwrightBarney Norris brings his new play Nightfall to the Bridge Theatre.Speaking to us during rehearsals, Barney takes us through the process of mo…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

BWW Interview: James Fritz Talks THE FALL by Rona Kelly

Originally commissioned as part of the National Youth Theatre's 60th anniversary, The Fall is about generations and the differences and similarities between them. Somewhat appropriately, the…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Tracy-Ann Oberman Talks PRESENT LAUGHTER by Rona Kelly

Chichester Festival Theatreis a place of firsts forTracy-Ann Oberman. Last year, she performed inThe Fiddler on the Roof, her first professional musical. This Spring, she returns to CFT once…

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

BWW Interview: Diana Vickers Talks I WISH MY LIFE WERE LIKE A MUSICAL by Rona Kelly

Having first risen to fame via The X Factor, Diana Vickers made the seamless transition from screen to stage, starring in musicals and plays around the UK. The latest show she features in is…

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Friday, April 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Charles Edwards Talks ABSOLUTE HELL by Rona Kelly

Two decades after it was previously performed at the National Theatre, Rodney Ackland's Absolute Hell returns to the very stage it played back then the Lyttelton.With a career spanning over …

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Friday, April 6, 2018

BWW Interview: Jeremy Herrin Talks THE MODERATE SOPRANO by Rona Kelly

Earlier this week, we spoke to Nancy Carroll about The Moderate Soprano'sreturn to the London stage after two years. Continuing our interview series, director Jeremy Herrin revealshow the wo…

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