Adrian Bradley

A Jewish Dyspraxic Atheist from Northwest London, exiled to Clapham, who likes ticking boxes. Addicted to plays and musicals and a big fan of stand up comedy - will tell you about how he could have been a famous radio star if you get him drunk.
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BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES, The Old Vic, March 26 2014BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES, The Old Vic, March 26 2014
Posted: Mar. 28, 2014


BWW Interviews: Brian McFadden on THE WAR OF THE WORLDSBWW Interviews: Brian McFadden on THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
Posted: Mar. 24, 2014


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BWW Interviews: Sophie Evans On IRVING BERLIN: FROM RAGS TO RITZESBWW Interviews: Sophie Evans On IRVING BERLIN: FROM RAGS TO RITZES
Posted: Jan. 24, 2014


Behind The Scenes Of Launch Of I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICALBehind The Scenes Of Launch Of I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
Posted: Sep. 2, 2013


BWW Reviews: THE GAY NAKED PLAY, Above the Stag, January 21 2014BWW Reviews: THE GAY NAKED PLAY, Above the Stag, January 21 2014
Posted: Jan. 22, 2014


BWW Reviews: DICKENS ABRIDGED, The Arts Theatre, December 2 2013BWW Reviews: DICKENS ABRIDGED, The Arts Theatre, December 2 2013
Posted: Dec. 3, 2013


Behind The Scenes: Arthur, Griffin & Shirley Celebrate Star-Studded Gala Performance Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORSBehind The Scenes: Arthur, Griffin & Shirley Celebrate Star-Studded Gala Performance Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
Posted: Oct. 18, 2013


BWW Reviews: USHERS - THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, March 15 2014BWW Reviews: USHERS - THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, March 15 2014
Posted: Mar. 16, 2014


BWW Reviews: KEEPSAKE, The Old Red Lion Theatre, January 8 2014BWW Reviews: KEEPSAKE, The Old Red Lion Theatre, January 8 2014
Posted: Jan. 9, 2014


BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES, The Old Vic, March 26 2014BWW Reviews: OTHER DESERT CITIES, The Old Vic, March 26 2014
March 28, 2014

Jon Robin Baitz's Pulitzer-nominated OTHER DESERT CITIES is the latest Broadway hit to transfer to the Old Vic under Kevin Spacey's soon-to-finish tenure. It's also the start of a season of plays being performed in-the-round for the first time since 2008.
BWW Interviews: Brian McFadden on THE WAR OF THE WORLDSBWW Interviews: Brian McFadden on THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
March 24, 2014

Westlife's Brian McFadden has joined an all star cast for the last ever tour of Jeff Wayne's THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. With the show due to hit arenas from November 2014, McFadden told BWW:UK how excited he is to be playing the Sung Thoughts of the Journalist - alongside a holographic Liam Neeson as the Journalist - and what West End show he'd really love to be in.
BWW Reviews: USHERS - THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, March 15 2014BWW Reviews: USHERS - THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, March 15 2014
March 16, 2014

Sometimes, fringe theatre is at its best when it's poking fun at the bigger brothers and sisters in the West End. USHERS: THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL is a fantastic tease, but this is no mere snarkfest - there's a heart underneath the satire.
BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, St James Theatre, March 8 2014BWW Reviews: URINETOWN, St James Theatre, March 8 2014
March 15, 2014

It's taken 15 years since opening on Broadway, but URINETOWN, directed by Jamie Lloyd, has finally hit London with quite a splash. This dystopian satire has sell-out crowds cheering at the stylish St James Theatre in Victoria.
BWW Reviews: THE FAT MAN'S WIFE, Canal Cafe Theatre, February 15 2014BWW Reviews: THE FAT MAN'S WIFE, Canal Cafe Theatre, February 15 2014
February 16, 2014

THE FAT MAN'S WIFE, the latest of prolific American playwright Tennessee Williams's one-act plays, was only discovered among his writings in 2000, 27 years after he died. Now, 14 years later, Little Venice's Canal Cafe Theatre is hosting the UK premiere.
BWW Reviews: CARTHAGE, Finborough Theatre, January 30 2014BWW Reviews: CARTHAGE, Finborough Theatre, January 30 2014
February 1, 2014

Is someone born bad, or does society make them that way - Who's to blame? That's the big question underpinning CARTHAGE, which had its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre last night.
BWW Reviews: IRVING BERLIN: FROM RAGS TO RITZES, Royal Festival Hall, January 28 2014BWW Reviews: IRVING BERLIN: FROM RAGS TO RITZES, Royal Festival Hall, January 28 2014
January 29, 2014

Berlin fans were were out in force at the Royal Festival Hall for a new retrospective marking what would have been his 125th year.
BWW Interviews: Sophie Evans On IRVING BERLIN: FROM RAGS TO RITZESBWW Interviews: Sophie Evans On IRVING BERLIN: FROM RAGS TO RITZES
January 24, 2014

West End favourite Sophie Evans is joining an all-star cast at London's Royal Festival Hall for a celebration of the music of Irving Berlin. Ahead of the nationwide tour she spoke to BWW:UK
BWW Reviews: THE GAY NAKED PLAY, Above the Stag, January 21 2014BWW Reviews: THE GAY NAKED PLAY, Above the Stag, January 21 2014
January 22, 2014

Following the success of its annual panto, David Bell's Off-broadway farce THE GAY NAKED PLAY (also known as THE PLAY ABOUT THE NAKED GUY) continues the first season in Above The Stag's new Vauxhall home.
BWW Reviews: KEEPSAKE, The Old Red Lion Theatre, January 8 2014BWW Reviews: KEEPSAKE, The Old Red Lion Theatre, January 8 2014
January 9, 2014

Brought together by their father's suicide, sisters Abra and Samana are reunited in their parents' house ahead of the funeral. Brooklyn based actor and playwright Gregory Beam's new play KEEPSAKE, enjoying its world premier at Islington Old Red Lion Theatre, explores what happens when family secrets buried deep are forced to the surface - with explosive results.
BWW Reviews: DICKENS ABRIDGED, The Arts Theatre, December 2 2013BWW Reviews: DICKENS ABRIDGED, The Arts Theatre, December 2 2013
December 3, 2013

After premiering at the Edinburgh festival six years ago, Adam Long's clever romp through the life and work of Charles Dickens has been revived for Leicester Square's Arts Theatre's delightful 2013 Christmas Show.
BWW Reviews: THAT FACE, Landor Theatre, November 14 2013BWW Reviews: THAT FACE, Landor Theatre, November 14 2013
November 15, 2013

Mummy's boys, daddy's girls and a family falling apart form the centre of Polly Stenham's breakthrough play THAT FACE, now revived at the tiny Landor Theatre
West End Stars Join Forces For Charity Christmas EPWest End Stars Join Forces For Charity Christmas EP
November 14, 2013

Cynthia Erivo, Simon Bowman, Sophie Louise Dann, Shona White, Scott Garnham, Jodie Jacobs & Michael Xavier are among 50 West End stars coming together to record a special charity Christmas EP.
BWW Reviews: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE, The Duke of York's Theatre, November 12 2013BWW Reviews: JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE, The Duke of York's Theatre, November 12 2013
November 13, 2013

Matthew Macfadyen and Stephen Mangan are the latest actors to try their hands at the eponymous roles in JEEVES AND WOOSTER IN PERFECT NONSENSE at the cosy Duke of York's Theatre.
BWW Reviews: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, The Young Vic, November 1 2013BWW Reviews: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, The Young Vic, November 1 2013
November 2, 2013

Kander and Ebb have an unrivalled ability to tackle a dark subject without making it maudlin. THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, one of the final collaborations of this prolific pair, is no exception. Taking the form of a minstrel show, The Scottsboro Boys tells the shameful story of nine boys arrested from a train in Alabama and accused and convicted of a crime they didn't commit.
Behind The Scenes: Ball Reveals West End Return After Cameo At Monty Python's SPAMALOTBehind The Scenes: Ball Reveals West End Return After Cameo At Monty Python's SPAMALOT
October 22, 2013

Double Olivier Award winner Michael Ball joined the West End company of Spamalot Monday night to raise money for the Royal Theatrical Fund, taking the role of God for the week and joining the cast on stage for the final curtain call.
Behind The Scenes: Arthur, Griffin & Shirley Celebrate Star-Studded Gala Performance Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORSBehind The Scenes: Arthur, Griffin & Shirley Celebrate Star-Studded Gala Performance Of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS
October 18, 2013

Stars of stage and screen were out in force Thursday night to celebrate the latest cast for Richard Bean's ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS - now the longest-running show at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Exclusive: Olivier Nominee Holden Hints At Return To West End In 2014Exclusive: Olivier Nominee Holden Hints At Return To West End In 2014
October 18, 2013

Olivier Award nominee Amanda Holden tells BWW:UK she may be returning to the West End in 2014Speaking exclusively to BWW:UK at the gala performance of ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday night, she said we would see her on stage again 'possibly next year'.
Behind The Scenes Of Launch Of I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICALBehind The Scenes Of Launch Of I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL
September 2, 2013

Olivier Award-winner Nigel Harman leads the cast as Simon Cowell in Harry Hill's brand new musical I CAN'T SING! THE X FACTOR MUSICAL. Rising stars Cynthia Erivo and Alan Morrissey will join Harman as the love-struck wannabe pop-singers Chenice and Max.
EDINBURGH 2013 - Reviewer Adrian Bradley's Awards!EDINBURGH 2013 - Reviewer Adrian Bradley's Awards!
August 27, 2013

There was some fantastic variety on show at Edinburgh. There were definite disappointments but also some really impressive and innovative attempts. Although it's always tough to pick just a few shows to mention - here are my awards for Edinburgh 2013:


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