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Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank CentreGood Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank CentreGood Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Rhys Hagan Pens HUNTING TAYLOR BROWNRhys Hagan Pens HUNTING TAYLOR BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ It was a flood of strange and unlikely events which lead Rhys Hagan to write and release his esteemed debut novel, Hunting Taylor Brown. But once he dug a little deeper, he found that many other writers have unusual and often inspiring pasts. Here are 9 examples: (more...)

BWW Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre, 28 June 2016BWW Review: 1984, Playhouse Theatre, 28 June 2016
by Liz Cearns - Jul 1, 2016

Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's brilliant adaptation of George Orwell's formidable novel has returned the West End, following international tours and its very successful London run last summer. Perhaps not typical summer-viewing, this production combines the fantastic and too-true to create something really thought-provoking. (more...)

Centre for Film and Drama Presents George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM, July 1Centre for Film and Drama Presents George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Centre for Film and Drama Presents George Orwell's Animal Farm, July 1-3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: West End Production of 1984 Extends Booking PeriodPhoto Flash: West End Production of 1984 Extends Booking Period
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Following the return of 1984 to the Playhouse Theatre last night, the booking period for the West End run has been extended until 29 October 2016. Directed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan with Daniel Raggett, this year will see an entirely new cast take to the stage in George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece. Production images have also been released today ahead of official opening night at the Playhouse Theatre on 28 June 2016. Tickets for this critically and publically acclaimed production are now on sale and available: http://1984theplay.co.uk/  (more...)

Dexter Bullard & Hallie Gordon to Helm 2016-17 Productions at SteppenwolfDexter Bullard & Hallie Gordon to Helm 2016-17 Productions at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the final two directors in the 2016/17 Subscription Season-Dexter Bullard will direct the world premiere production of ensemble member Tracy Letts's Linda Vista and Hallie Gordon will direct the Chicago premiere of Taylor Mac's Hir. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With New West End Cast of 1984Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With New West End Cast of 1984
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Rehearsal images have today been released of an entirely new cast in rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. The cast for the hit West End production of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece will be: Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott, Richard Katz, Anthony O'Donnell, Daniel Rabin, Catrin Stewart and Angus Wright alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower and More in Rehearsals for 1984Photo Flash: First Look at Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower and More in Rehearsals for 1984
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Rehearsal images have today been released of an entirely new cast in rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. The cast for the hit West End production of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece will be:Rosie Ede, Andrew Gower, Joshua Higgott, Richard Katz, Anthony O'Donnell, Daniel Rabin, Catrin Stewart and Angus Wright alongside Eve Benioff Salama, Cleopatra Dickens, Amber Fernee and India Fowler who will alternate the role of Child.  Check out the photos below! (more...)

SEVEN DECEMBERS Makes Debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival This JuneSEVEN DECEMBERS Makes Debut at the Hollywood Fringe Festival This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Nothing Important Productions takes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival with its original play, Seven Decembers. First presented to sold-out audiences as a workshop at LACC's Theatre Academy, Seven Decembers makes its official debut this June. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

An entirely new cast has started rehearsals for Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of 1984. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Paul McCartney is one of rock's most iconic figures. From his frontman status within The Beatles to his solo outfit Wings, he trailblazed the 70s with a string of hits. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Sets 2016-17 SeasonSteppenwolf for Young Adults Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2016/17 season: The Burials, a new play by Caitlin Parrish and directed by Erica Weiss; and a world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers's critically acclaimed novel, Monster, adapted by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Aaron Carter and directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2016/17 season explores the question, When we stick to our guns, who pays the price? (more...)

1984 to Return to the West End at Playhouse Theatre1984 to Return to the West End at Playhouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Following a sell-out international tour, this critically and publicly acclaimed production of 1984 will return to the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End this summer. George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, adapted by Olivier Award-winner Robert Icke and Olivier Award-nominee Duncan Macmillan, will preview from 14 June 2016, with the press night on 28 June 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The Actors' Gang Masterfully Transforms ORWELL'S 1984 into a Frighteningly Realistic Robbins' 2016BWW Review: The Actors' Gang Masterfully Transforms ORWELL'S 1984 into a Frighteningly Realistic Robbins' 2016
by Gil Kaan - Apr 1, 2016

The Actors' Gang's Artistic Director Tim Robbins deftly directs his extremely talented cast as they fluidly impart the Orwellian tale of total Big Brother domination in ORWELL'S 1984. Originally viewed as sci-fi when written back in 1949, ORWELL'S 1984 complements as a fitting addition to The Actors' Gang's current Season of Justice. Michael Gene Sullivan has ever so smartly adapted George Orwell's novel into the present 21st century. (more...)

Ralph Fiennes Stars in RICHARD III and Andrew Scott in HAMLET in New Almeida SeasonRalph Fiennes Stars in RICHARD III and Andrew Scott in HAMLET in New Almeida Season
by Marianka Swain - Apr 1, 2016

The Almeida has announced its 2016/17 season, which is bookended by Shakespeare. It kicks off with the Rupert Goold-directed RICHARD III, starring Ralph Fiennes and Vanessa Redgrave, and closes with Andrew Scott's Almeida debut in the title role of HAMLET. The season also includes a world premiere from Ella Hickson and the West End return of Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, followed by an international tour. (more...)

1984 to Run 4/5-24 at Barter Stage II1984 to Run 4/5-24 at Barter Stage II
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

?A provocative adaptation of George Orwell's dystopian masterpiece, "1984," will appear at Barter Stage II for a limited time only April 5 through April 24, featuring only 21 performances. (more...)

Epic Theatre to Stage Reimagined ANIMAL FARMEpic Theatre to Stage Reimagined ANIMAL FARM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

One of the most masterful works of political satire comes alive onstage in Epic Theatre Company's "Animal Farm."  The story of a group of livestock overthrowing their oppressors only to end up resembling their human captors is being reimagined in a lean and mean new production. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

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BWW Review: 1984 is Inventive and Immediate at Shakespeare Theatre CompanyBWW Review: 1984 is Inventive and Immediate at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Barbara Johnson - Mar 16, 2016

"War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength." Most of us are familiar with the slogans of the bleak, dystopian society George Orwell constructed in his novel 1984. The inventive production of 1984 at Shakespeare Theatre Company takes these phrases and makes them more relevant than ever to a contemporary Washington, DC, audience. (more...)

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