Battersea Arts Centre News


by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Ellen McDougall today announced the full cast for The Unknown Island, her inaugural production of Artistic Director of Gate Theatre.  She directs Jon Foster, Hannah Ringham, Thalissa Teixera and Zubin Varla in the adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago's short story which opens on 18 September, with previews from 11 September, running until 7 October.  (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This AugustRegional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

Eggs Collective's GET A ROUND Returns to Edinburgh Fringe Ahead of its BBC Two DebutEggs Collective's GET A ROUND Returns to Edinburgh Fringe Ahead of its BBC Two Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Manchester cabaret trio Eggs Collective will be performing a limited run of their hit show Get A Round at Edinburgh Fringe this August, before a special edition of the show is broadcast on BBC Two television. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mike Shepherd Talks KNEEHIGHBWW Interview: Mike Shepherd Talks KNEEHIGH
by Tim Wright - Jul 19, 2017

Mike Shepherd is an actor, director, teacher and the Artistic Director of Kneehigh. He started Kneehigh in 1980 and has worked almost exclusively for the company ever since. He is currently playing King Mark in their acclaimed production of Tristan & Yseult and is about to direct a new production of The Tin Drum. We met in the surrounds of the Bristol Old Vic Backstage Bar to talk. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sleeping TreesEDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Sleeping Trees
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 19, 2017

BWW speaks to Sleeping Trees about bringing Sleeping Trees At The Movies to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Stella Gonet to Star in the London Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLEStella Gonet to Star in the London Revival of John Patrick Shanley's DOUBT, A PARABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Stella Gonet is to star in Doubt, A Parable by John Patrick Shanley one of the most acclaimed plays in recent memory. (more...)

Madani Younis Announces the Autumn/Winter Season of Plays at Bush TheatreMadani Younis Announces the Autumn/Winter Season of Plays at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Artistic Director Madani Younis introduces the new season of work for Autumn/Winter 2017. (more...)

GREAT COMET's Rachel Chavkin to Helm TEAM's PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER in BrooklynGREAT COMET's Rachel Chavkin to Helm TEAM's PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Award-winning Brooklyn ensemble the TEAM will present PRIMER FOR A FAILED SUPERPOWER, a two-night-only concert event featuring a multigenerational band of teenagers, TEAM performers, and Baby Boomers, directed by the TEAM's Artistic Director and Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812). (more...)

GOLEM Adds New Tour DatesGOLEM Adds New Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

With newly added dates including in the UK and Europe, award-winning theatre company 1927's Golem continues to challenge and satirise our misuse of technology. (more...)

Forced Entertainment Announces UK Tour DatesForced Entertainment Announces UK Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

International Ibsen Award-winners Forced Entertainment, who return to London next week to present the UK premiere of Dirty Work (The Late Shift), have today announced UK tour dates for 2017. (more...)

River Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up AnnouncedRiver Stage Festival Returns to London's South Bank; Full Line Up Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from some of the UK's leading arts and culture organisations will once again arrive at London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 SeasonChloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Theatre Bench & Bunker Theatre Announce InMotion FestivalTheatre Bench & Bunker Theatre Announce InMotion Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Theatre Bench & Bunker Theatre are pleased to be collaborating to present the InMotion Festival this August. (more...)

Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017Announcing Lincoln Center's White Light Festival 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Ehrenkranz Artistic Director Jane Moss today announced Lincoln Center's 2017 White Light Festival, which runs from October 18 through November 15. With more than 35 events presented in 13 venues throughout the city, including U.S. and New York premieres and nine commissions, the eighth annual international festival will explore transcendence, interior illumination, and faith in the human spirit, as exhibited through artistic expression across continents and centuries. The multidisciplinary festival takes its name from a quotation by Estonian composer Arvo Part: "Icouldcomparemymusic to white light, which contains all colors. Only a prism can divide the colors and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener." (more...)

London Cast and Edinburgh Transfer Announced for NASSIM at the Bush Theatre StudioLondon Cast and Edinburgh Transfer Announced for NASSIM at the Bush Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The Bush Theatre is thrilled to announce that their production of Nassim written by Nassim Soleimanpour (While Rabbit Red Rabbit) and directed by Bush Theatre Associate Director Omar Elerian (One Cold Dark Night, Islands) will transfer to the Traverse Theatre for a full run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer. (more...)

Arts Centre Melbourne to Be Transformed into THE KILNArts Centre Melbourne to Be Transformed into THE KILN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Arts Centre Melbourne's Gallery 1 will be transformed into The Kiln, a space for artists and arts workers to gather this winter from June to August for a program of discussions, masterclasses, networking events, residencies, readings, forums and training.  (more...)

STAMP, A Network of Over 20 London-Based Theatre Organisations, Launches TodaySTAMP, A Network of Over 20 London-Based Theatre Organisations, Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Over 20 London-based theatres and theatre organisations, including The Old Vic, Shoreditch Town Hall, Battersea Arts Centre, The Yard and many more, have come together to launch STAMP (Supporting Theatre and Makers of Performance), a network dedicated to improving support for artists and advocating for the role of theatre and theatre makers in London. (more...)

WRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in HoxtonWRITERS AVENUE Returns to The Courtyard in Hoxton
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WRITERS AVENUE THEATRE COMPANY, founded by its Artistic Director, Sandra Thompson-Quartey, specialises in finding, developing and staging new plays by first-time writers.   In June 2017 Writers Avenue will be moving into the award-winning Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London and will be programming work for the main theatre which features 130-150 seats within a highly flexible space.  (more...)

Polarbear Opens Mouth and A Story Jumps Out at the Kennedy CenterPolarbear Opens Mouth and A Story Jumps Out at the Kennedy Center
by Keith Tittermary - May 21, 2017

Sometimes you attend a performance and one of the most memorable parts is something unscripted and spontaneous, and that leaves you with a lasting impression of the performance. In Mouth Open, Story Jump Out, the phenomenal solo performance by UK spoken word artist, Polarbear, something unscripted happened and it was truly wonderful. (more...)

Further Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal HaymarketFurther Casting Announced for QUEEN ANNE at Theatre Royal Haymarket
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Romola Garai will star as Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough alongside Emma Cunniffe as the eponymous monarch in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Queen Anne. (more...)

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