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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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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Nancy Carroll Talks THE MODERATE SOPRANO by Rona Kelly

The Moderate Soprano opens in the West End this week, two years after the production's run at Hampstead Theatre. David Hare's play tells the story of the passion and the people behind Glynde…

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

BWW Interview: John Hopkins Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by Rona Kelly

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of the Rose Theatre Kingston. Part of the celebrations sees Much Ado About Nothing take centre stage, directed by Simon Dormandy.Having played the role of Cla…

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

BWW Interview: Buom Tihngang talks HAMLET Tour by Rona Kelly

The Royal Shakespeare Company's revival of Hamlet enters its final weeks of UK performances, before heading across the pond to play to US audiences.Last week, we spoke to James Cooney about …

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

BWW Interview: James Cooney Talks HAMLET Tour by Rona Kelly

Almost two years after its first performance, the Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed Hamlet returns to the stage. A revival of Simon Godwin's 2016 production, this internationa…

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Friday, March 2, 2018

BWW Interview: Jessica Swale Talks THE JUNGLE BOOK Tour by Rona Kelly

The Jungle Bookcontinues its tour around the UK, playing in Bromley this weekend. In the second part of our interview series, playwright Jessica Swale spoke to us about writing for different…

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Monday, February 26, 2018

BWW Interview: Rosalind Chao Talks THE GREAT WAVE by Rona Kelly

A co-production with the Tricycle Theatre, Francis Turnly's new thrillerThe Great Waveopens at the National Theatre. This production marks actress Rosalind Chao's debut both at the National …

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Friday, February 23, 2018

BWW Interview: Jessica Swale On Getting Into Writing & Theatre by Rona Kelly

Jessica Swale is a director, screenwriter and Olivier award winning playwright. Her most recent stage adaptation The Jungle Book is currently touring, and she is working on no less than six …

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

BWW Review: THE YORK REALIST, Donmar Warehouse by Rona Kelly

In the Donmar Warehouse's last season, Knives in Hens split opinion in a highly stylised and surreal production. As the title may suggest, Peter Gill's 2001 play The York Realist could not b…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

BWW Interview: Matthew Needham Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE by Rona Kelly

This spring, Matthew Needham will feature inSummer and Smoke at the Almeida Theatre. Rebecca Frecknall's production marks his third show at the theatre this year, having never previously per…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

BWW Interview: Annette McLaughlin TALKS PINOCCHIO by Rona Kelly

The National Theatre is staging a first. With the blessing from Disney, Dennis Kelly's Pinocchio is the first musical production to feature the songs from the classic 1940 film.Playing the B…

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

BWW Interview: Roly Botha talks STRANGERS IN BETWEEN by Rona Kelly

When Strangers in Between played at the King's Head Theatre in 2016, this marked Roly Botha's first professional role in theatre. Two years later, Roly makes his West End debut in the show's…

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Ian Hallard talks TUMULUS & VAULT Festival 2018 by Rona Kelly

The VAULT Festival 2018 opens next week, running from 24 January through to 18 March. During the three months, three hundred shows will be staged, including new thriller and queer noir play …

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Friday, January 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Rudi Dharmalingam on MARY STUART Return by Rona Kelly

Mary Stuart returns to the London stage, following a sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. Playing the role of Mortimer, Rudi Dharmalingam spoke to us about preparing to revisit the character…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

BWW Review: TITUS ANDRONICUS, Barbican Theatre by Rona Kelly

It was September of this year that I first saw this particular Titus Andronicus, at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Back then, I was struck by how timely a production this seemed corruption o…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

BWW Review: ANTONY & CLEOPATRA, Barbican Theatre by Rona Kelly

When a production transfers, changes are inevitable. Different spaces create different possibilities and limitations, for actors, directors and designers alike. For the audience then, the en…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

BWW Interview: Hannah Morrish talks TITUS ANDRONICUS by Rona Kelly

Hannah Morrish plays her first season at the Royal Shakespeare Company, appearing in no less than three of the Rome MMVII shows. Playing Lavinia in Titus Andronicus, Portia in Julius Caesar …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

BWW Interview: Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL Tour & Return by Rona Kelly

Fresh off winning Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Bat Out Of Hell returns to Toronto to continue performances.While back in London, we caught up with stars Andrew Polec …

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

BWW Interview: Antony Byrne Talks ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA by Rona Kelly

Rome wasn't built in a day...but the Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season comes pretty close As performances get underway for Julius Caesar, rehearsals begin for the Barbican trans…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

BWW Interview: Martin Hutson talks ROME MMXVII SEASON by Rona Kelly

This Winter, the Royal Shakespeare Company's Rome MMXVII Season transfers to the Barbican Centre. Martin Huston returns to the RSC to play Cassius in Julius Caesar and Saturninus in Titus An…

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