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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Patsy Ferran Talks SUMMER AND SMOKE by Rona Kelly

Straight off her win forBest Actress in a New Production of a Play at BroadwayWorld's UK Awards, Patsy Ferran shares what it's like to have a character in your head for that long a time. Tak…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

BWW Interview: Rachel Kavanaugh Talks A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Rona Kelly

Having recently worked on a number of musicals including the acclaimed Half a Sixpence, Rachel Kavanaugh returns to the RSC for a play which has some ghosts of the past and present. Sharing …

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

BWW Interview: Stevie Basaula on his first RSC SEASON by Rona Kelly

The Royal Shakespeare Company brings their latest season to the Barbican this Winter, made up of Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and The Merry Wives of Winter. A number of the cast appear in one o…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

BWW Interview: Tamara Lawrance Talks THE TELL-TALE HEART by Rona Kelly

The Tell-Tale Heart marks Tamara Lawrance's third appearance at the National Theatre. Reuniting with writer Anthony Neilson, Tamara gives us an insight into his rehearsal rooms, how they've …

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

BWW Interview: 'A Vital Role in the Theatre Community' - Why Stage Door Keepers are a Keeper by Rona Kelly

Chatting to the teams at the Prince Edward Theatre Aladdin and the Theatre Royal Haymarket Heathers the Musical, both explained how being 'a people person' is so key to the role. In addition…

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Friday, November 23, 2018

BWW Interview: Kathryn Hunter Talks TIMON OF ATHENS by Rona Kelly

Kathryn Hunter returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company to take on the titular role in Timon of Athens. Simon Godwin's production marks the first time this play has been staged with a female…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

BWW Interview: Louise Gold Talks FIDDLER ON THE ROOF by Rona Kelly

Fiddler on the Roof returns to the London stage this Winter. Trevor Nunn'salready sold out production is currently in rehearsals,before it opens at the Menier Chocolate Factory.Playing Yente…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

BWW Interview: Jos Vantyler Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ by Rona Kelly

Playing the Wicked Witch of the West, actor Jos Vantyler shares the challenges of taking on such well-known roles, the joys of performing villains, and what audiences can expect from the sho…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

BWW Interview: Jack Lowden Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE by Rona Kelly

Appearing in a gender swapping Measure for Measure, Lowden returns to the London stage at the Donmar Warehouse. Tackling the subjects of gender and sexual misconduct, Lowden shares just how …

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BWW Review: HADESTOWN, National Theatre by Rona Kelly

The latest incarnation of Anais Mitchell's musical sees it cross the river to the other side, playing to UK audiences before heading to Broadway. The result an otherworldly experience with s…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

BWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WEST by Rona Kelly

Sam Shepard's True West opens at the Vaudeville later this month. This marks one of numerous productions of the show to play the West End and Broadway, in the year following the acclaimed pl…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Interview: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWN by Rona Kelly

We sat down to talk to the lovers themselves Orpheus and EurydiceReeve Carney who returns to the production, and Eva Noblezadawho joins it anew. With the National Olivier being the largest v…

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BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Barbican by Rona Kelly

Grounded in the text with clear intentions from the director and actors, Erica Whyman'sRomeo and Juliet feels like you're hearing the play anew.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

BWW Interview: Charlotte Josephine Talks ROMEO AND JULIET by Rona Kelly

Actress and writer Charlotte Josephine features in her first season for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet.Catching up on the first day of rehearsals for the…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

BWW Interview: Rosalie Craig Talks COMPANY by Rona Kelly

2018 has seen Rosalie Craig take on jobs side by side at the Gielgud. Appearing in The Ferryman earlier this year,Rosalie returns forCompanyin a role normally played by a man. Sharing her lo…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

BWW Interview: Puppets, Paddocks & Vets - Special Effects in Theatre by Rona Kelly

Current Resident Puppetry Director for the National Theatre, Matthew Forbes' journey to this role actually started with War Horse. Knowing the puppets inside out, Matthewshares his insights …

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

BWW Interview: Kevin Harvey Talks THE WILD DUCK by Rona Kelly

Kevin Harvey returns to the Almeida that is a truth, for his seventh that is a lie firstIbsen playThe Wild Duck.Catching up during rehearsals, Kevin talks to us about tackling Ibsen, the rel…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

BWW Review: MACBETH, Barbican by Rona Kelly

Embracing the darkness of the play and space, we are 'cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears' alongside Macbeth in Polly Findlay's terrifying and thoughtful productio…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH by Rona Kelly

Edward Bennett returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for his third season, appearing in Polly Findlay's Macbeth.As the production comes toLondon, Bennett gives us an insight into Findlay'…

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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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