Debbie Gilpin

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BWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival Theatre
Posted: Jun. 10, 2017


BWW Review: TWITSTORM, Park TheatreBWW Review: TWITSTORM, Park Theatre
Posted: Jun. 1, 2017


BWW Review: WORKING, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: WORKING, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Jun. 7, 2017


BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford EastBWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford East
Posted: Jun. 13, 2017


BWW Review: COVER MY TRACKS, Old VicBWW Review: COVER MY TRACKS, Old Vic
Posted: Jun. 9, 2017


BWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Jun. 15, 2017


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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West EndAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West End
Posted: Mar. 10, 2017


BWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich TheatreBWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich Theatre
Posted: Feb. 24, 2017


BWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London PalladiumBWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London Palladium
Posted: Mar. 13, 2017


BWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park TheatreBWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park Theatre
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD, Arts Theatre, 5 October 2016BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD, Arts Theatre, 5 October 2016
Posted: Oct. 6, 2016


WICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-upWICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-up
Posted: Mar. 1, 2017


BWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's Globe
June 15, 2017

Another tale of doomed love continues Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love' apace. Currently making its way around the country, Kneehigh's revival production of their much-beloved Tristan & Yseult weighs anchor at the Globe for a short run before continuing its UK tour. It sits somewhere in between concurrent productions Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, blending tragic romance with music, dance and comedy.

BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford EastBWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford East
June 13, 2017

Following a successful national tour, Ramps on the Moon's co-production of The Who's Tommy continues its journey with a run at Theatre Royal Stratford East this month. Ramps on the Moon is a budding consortium that is associating closely with several UK theatres and theatre companies as they work on new projects over the course of the next few years. One of their partners, Graeae Theatre Company, will be at Stratford East later this year with their production of Reasons To Be Cheerful.

BWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival Theatre
June 10, 2017

Continuing Chichester Festival Theatre's run of plays, prior to its first musical offering of the season, is Tennessee Williams' 1959 work Sweet Bird of Youth. It comes a few months after Williams' classic The Glass Menagerie enjoyed an Olivier-nominated run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, sharing a cast member (Brian J. Smith).

BWW Review: COVER MY TRACKS, Old VicBWW Review: COVER MY TRACKS, Old Vic
June 9, 2017

Following the success of Dr Seuss's The Lorax during the festive season of 2015-16, and prior to its return this autumn, the creative team have reunited to create an original piece of theatre from the first solo outing by singer-songwriter Charlie Fink (formerly frontman for Noah and the Whale). It plays alongside Woyzeck at the Old Vic prior to a UK and international tour.

BWW Review: WORKING, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: WORKING, Southwark Playhouse
June 7, 2017

With Wicked going strong across the world, and Hamilton a few months away from its much anticipated West End transfer, it seems like the perfect time for the European premire of a reworked musical that features compositions from the pens of both Stephen Schwartz and Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as many others. It continues Southwark Playhouse's varied season, hot on the heels of The Cardinal.

BWW Review: TWITSTORM, Park TheatreBWW Review: TWITSTORM, Park Theatre
June 1, 2017

With Donald Trump's social media habits regularly causing a stir worldwide, it seems quite apt for the latest Park Theatre production to focus on this wide-ranging topic. Chris England's play Twitstorm revolves around popular TV host Guy Manton's spectacular fall from grace as a tweet from his official account causes widespread offence, and engulfs his entire life.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe
May 24, 2017

This seems to be the year of Twelfth Night, with the National Theatre's production recently closing and several other touring companies taking it on. But what better place to bring it to life than the Globe, in Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'? It now plays alongside Daniel Kramer's Romeo and Juliet, making it the first of Shakespeare's comedies being performed there this season.

BWW Review: LIFE OF GALILEO, Young VicBWW Review: LIFE OF GALILEO, Young Vic
May 16, 2017

A timely revival of the Brecht epic continues the 2017 Young Vic season with a vengeance. Joe Wright directs a wholly modern production, which also features music composed by Tom Rowlands of The Chemical Brothers.

BWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
May 13, 2017

The first in a series of film concerts dedicated to the massively successful Harry Potter film franchise is currently making its way around the world, stopping off for a few days at the historic Royal Albert Hall. It is an experience like no other, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra onstage and a large screen suspended in front of the choir stalls.

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Days', SUNNY AFTERNOONFAVOURITE SONGS: 'Days', SUNNY AFTERNOON
May 8, 2017

In our new column, THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS, BroadwayWorld writers discuss their top picks from musical theatre. Let us know your favourite!

BWW Review: MADAME RUBINSTEIN, Park TheatreBWW Review: MADAME RUBINSTEIN, Park Theatre
May 3, 2017

Based on the life and career of cosmetics magnate Helena Rubinstein, John Misto's new play stars Miriam Margolyes and continues a varied season at the Park Theatre. It's a successor of sorts of Ryan Craig's Filthy Business that recently ended its run at Hampstead Theatre, telling the story of a female Jewish immigrant who went on to great success in the business world - though it's more of a comedic biography than a play out to make a social or political point.

On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017On the Red Carpet and Behind the Scenes at the Olivier Awards 2017
April 9, 2017

The sun and stars were out at the same time this afternoon as London's theatre community descended upon the Royal Albert Hall for this year's Olivier Awards. With excitement high, the nominees, presenters and guests were all keen to share their hopes and predictions for the evening ahead.

BWW Review: THE LOTTERY OF LOVE, Orange Tree TheatreBWW Review: THE LOTTERY OF LOVE, Orange Tree Theatre
April 3, 2017

Love and disguise are the order of the day as the Orange Tree's 2016-17 programme continues with a new John Fowles translation of Pierre Marivaux's The Lottery of Love. The 18th century play in this production has more than a whiff of Jane Austen about it, with characters in Regency dress and placing great importance on propriety and good manners.

BWW Review: A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON, Park TheatreBWW Review: A DARK NIGHT IN DALSTON, Park Theatre
March 14, 2017

Stewart Permutt's two-hander is the latest piece to run in Park Theatre's Park90 performance space, running alongside Action To The Word's A Clockwork Orange in Park200. As the play begins it looks like it will be a study on religious intolerance and culture clash, but as it goes on it tries to deal with the weighty topic of mental health. This lack of focus is one of the play's biggest failings.

BWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London PalladiumBWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London Palladium
March 13, 2017

Fresh from the success of The Last Five Years at the former St James Theatre, which culminated in a WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production, acclaimed composer Jason Robert Brown last night joined a stellar cast for a one-off concert performance of his Broadway hit Honeymoon In Vegas. Accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill led the cast as engaged couple Betsy and Jack.

BWW Review: THE MISER, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: THE MISER, Garrick Theatre
March 13, 2017

Following stints in Bath and Richmond, Sean Foley and Phil Porter's new adaptation of the Moliere classic is now in the West End's Garrick Theatre for a limited run. Whilst it does retain a satirical edge, its main aim is to entertain - and does so in spades.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West EndAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West End
March 10, 2017

Following wildly successful runs in Paris and New York, four-time Tony Award-winning An American in Paris is currently previewing at London's Dominion Theatre and is set to officially open in just over a week's time. It brings with it original cast members Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope to star as Jerry and Lise, with the rest of the cast including Zoe Rainey, Jane Asher, Haydn Oakley and David Seadon-Young.

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, Southwark Playhouse
March 7, 2017

Based on the graphic novel of the same name, Alexander Parker and Amy Ewbank's production of The Diary of a Teenage Girl is the latest show in The Little at Southwark Playhouse. This dark, irreverent comedy stands alone in a theatre scene that is largely preoccupied with politics, and as such is a breath of fresh air (despite it taking a sinister turn).

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's Globe
March 3, 2017

The final Wonder Noir production to play in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is one of Shakespeare's tragedies: Othello. Running in tandem with Webster's The White Devil, it concludes the winter season in suitably dark fashion, as befits Emma Rice's vision. This tale on the consequences of letting rumour guide your actions is highly apt in our scaremongering world.

WICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-upWICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-up
March 1, 2017

Last night Wicked officially welcomed its new West End cast, including the return of Willemijn Verkaik to the role of Elphaba. The show has recently celebrated its 10th anniversary in London, welcomed its 8 millionth audience member, and won its 10th WhatsOnStage Award; its longevity is almost unheard of in a Broadway transfer, and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.



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