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VAULT Festival 2015 Lineup Announced; Kicks Off January 28VAULT Festival 2015 Lineup Announced; Kicks Off January 28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Following the enormous success of last year's VAULT Festival, Heritage Arts today announces the programme for VAULT's triumphant return to the Leake Street tunnels for six frenetic weeks of live entertainment. From 28 January 2015 they will present a carefully curated, high quality multi-arts programme across seven different spaces under Waterloo station. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for 'GRIMM TALES' at Bargehouse, Beginning Nov 21Full Cast Announced for 'GRIMM TALES' at Bargehouse, Beginning Nov 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. (more...)

PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES FOR YOUNG AND OLD to Open in London, Nov. 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the immersive storytelling adaptation of Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales for Young and Old, which opens at London South Bank's atmospheric Bargehouse on November 21. The first images of rehearsals have also been released today. (more...)

Chichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise RoleChichester's TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Heads to the West End This Winter; Penelope Wilton to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Jonathan Church's world premiere production of Taken At Midnight, a new play by Mark Hayhurst, will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited season previewing from January 15th. Returning to the West End after a five-year absence, Penelope Wilton reprises her role as Irmgard in this production which is currently enjoying a sold-out season in Chichester. (more...)

Christopher Brett Bailey's THIS IS HOW WE DIE Comes to Battersea Arts Centre, Oct 29-Nov 14Christopher Brett Bailey's THIS IS HOW WE DIE Comes to Battersea Arts Centre, Oct 29-Nov 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Following successful runs at Ovalhouse and Forest Fringe, Christopher Brett Bailey - author of award-winning 'punk-opera' The Inconsiderate Aberrations of Billy the Kid and performer with Made In China - brings his first solo show to Battersea Arts Centre and The Marlborough. A savage, surreal, and apocalyptic blend of spoken word, storytelling, caustic humour and gutter philosophy with echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies. (more...)

Montego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE, Opening TonightMontego Glover, Robert Christopher Riley and More Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Old Globe presents Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run through November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is tonight, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!Montego Glover and More to Star in The Old Globe's THE ROYALE; Cast & Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Marco Ramirez's ('Orange is the New Black,' 'Sons of Anarchy') wildly theatrical new play The Royale, directed by two-time Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award-nominated Rachel Chavkin. Founding Artistic Director of New York's the TEAM, Chavkin most recently won accolades for Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 (The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Post Critics's Picks, and Top Ten of 2012 and 2013). The Royale will run October 4 to November 2 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run October 4 - 8. Opening night is Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Has World Premiere at Chichester Festival TheatreTAKEN AT MIDNIGHT Has World Premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

A season of new plays exploring little-known true stories continues at Chichester with a drama featuring acclaimed actress Penelope Wilton. She plays Irmgard, the mother of celebrated lawyer Hans Litten who puts Hitler on the witness stand in 1930s Germany with devastating consequences. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at DonmarJade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOWBerkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Amy and Rosana Cade's SISTER to Open 1 August at Edinburgh FringeAmy and Rosana Cade's SISTER to Open 1 August at Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Sister weaves together their autobiographical stories of growing up, individual contrasting sexual experiences, pole dancing, lap dancing and childhood family videos in an intimate strip club setting, which they inhabit, subvert and eventually deconstruct. (more...)

Bucket Club's LORRAINE & ALAN to Play Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 25Bucket Club's LORRAINE & ALAN to Play Edinburgh Fringe, July 30-Aug 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Bucket Club/Farnham Maltings/Colchester Arts Centre/The Pleasance/Escalator East to Edinburgh present Lorraine & Alan, a playful modern day re-telling of Scottish Selkie myth with live sound design and music at Edinburgh Fringe 2014. (more...)

The Handlebards Announce London Dates in Clerkenwell, Temple, Streatham and More thru Aug 30The Handlebards Announce London Dates in Clerkenwell, Temple, Streatham and More thru Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

London dates announced! The epic theatrical bicycle tour continues - the Handlebards began their ride on 29 May in Surrey and tonight will perform at Skipton Castle. Highlights of the tour so far include a 7-hour ride over the Pennines, arriving in time to perform the show. (more...)

National 2014 FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL to Feature WWI Concert, Dads Dancing, Big Draw and More, Oct 17-Nov 2National 2014 FAMILY ARTS FESTIVAL to Feature WWI Concert, Dads Dancing, Big Draw and More, Oct 17-Nov 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following on from the huge success of the 2013 national Family Arts Festival in which over 500,000 people took part across the UK, the 2014 Family Arts Festival will run its second year from 17 October to 2 November with Michael Morpurgo announced as patron and Center Parcs as a major new partner. (more...)

20TH CENTURY BOY THE MUSICAL Tours the UK20TH CENTURY BOY THE MUSICAL Tours the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

West End and Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!, From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical, 20th Century Boy, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty). (more...)

WUTHERING HEIGHTS Re-imaged with All Male CastWUTHERING HEIGHTS Re-imaged with All Male Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Wuthering Heights sees four performers explode their own experiences of being men in this bold and energetic theatrical debut from 'one of Scotland's most interesting young theatre makers' (The Scotsman). Revisiting and reimagining the iconic landscapes and character from Bronte's text, the men sing together full-throated and bold, recall poignant memorials of being a boy and dance optimistically to the howling tones of Kate Bush. (more...)

Amy and Rosana Cade: SISTER to Show at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Aug 1-24Amy and Rosana Cade: SISTER to Show at Edinburgh Fringe 2014, Aug 1-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Amy is a sex worker. Her sister, Rosana, is a radical lesbian. They are both feminists. Together, they reveal everything in this powerful and joyous performance, exploring female sexual identity, feminism and choice. (more...)

Christopher Hunter, Tom Mothersdale and Melody Grove to Star in Spellbound Productions' IN LAMBETH at Southwark Playhouse, July 10-Aug 2Christopher Hunter, Tom Mothersdale and Melody Grove to Star in Spellbound Productions' IN LAMBETH at Southwark Playhouse, July 10-Aug 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Spellbound Productions present IN LAMBETH, written by Jack Shepherd, directed by Michael Kingsbury and designed by Ruth Sutcliffe. Opening night is slated for Friday, 11 July 2014 at 7.30pm, with the regular run continuing through Saturday 2 August 2014 (one preview 10 July). (more...)

The Handlebards Tour the UK with MACBETH and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Bikes, Beg. TodayThe Handlebards Tour the UK with MACBETH and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Bikes, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Beautifully British and bonkers -- this summer, the HandleBards, a four- strong, all-male troupe of cycling players, will pedal the length and breadth of the UK for three months to perform fast-pace productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Comedy Of Errors. This will be the second outing of their World First in environmentally sustainable touring theatre, after they successfully toured productions of Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet last year. (more...)

The Handlebards to Tour the UK with MACBETH and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Bikes, Beg. May 28The Handlebards to Tour the UK with MACBETH and THE COMEDY OF ERRORS on Bikes, Beg. May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Beautifully British and bonkers -- this summer, the HandleBards, a four- strong, all-male troupe of cycling players, will pedal the length and breadth of the UK for three months to perform fast-pace productions of Shakespeare's Macbeth and The Comedy Of Errors. This will be the second outing of their World First in environmentally sustainable touring theatre, after they successfully toured productions of Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet last year. (more...)

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