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Full Cast Announced for GHOST STORIES Autumn ExtensionFull Cast Announced for GHOST STORIES Autumn Extension
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

After breaking box office records at London's Arts Theatre, the hit show GHOST STORIES has announced full casting as the show returns for a new booking period from Sunday 21 September 2014 to Sunday 18 January 2015. (more...)

Kirsty Bushell, Laura Elphinstone & More to Lead RSC'S THE WHITE DEVILKirsty Bushell, Laura Elphinstone & More to Lead RSC'S THE WHITE DEVIL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Full casting is announced for Maria Aberg's production of Webster's violent tragedy The White Devil, which continues the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'Roaring Girls' season in the Swan Theatre, revealing some of the great parts written for and about women. (more...)

Holly Boyd Wins GHOST STORIES 'Scariest Job in London' ContestHolly Boyd Wins GHOST STORIES 'Scariest Job in London' Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson, the writers of the hit West End play GHOST STORIES, are delighted to announce the winning applicant of the Scariest Job in London - Holly Boyd. Holly will spend a night at The Arts Theatre on Friday 13 June. (more...)

Seth Numrich, Anthony Calf and More Set for FATHERS AND SONS at Donmar Warehouse - Full Cast Announced!Seth Numrich, Anthony Calf and More Set for FATHERS AND SONS at Donmar Warehouse - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Donmar Warehouse presents FATHERS AND SONS By Brian Friel, After the novel by Ivan Turgenev, Directed by Lyndsey Turner, 05 June - 26 July 2014. PRESS NIGHT: Tuesday 10 June (more...)

BWW Reviews: TRANSLATIONS, Crucible, Sheffield, February 17 2014BWW Reviews: TRANSLATIONS, Crucible, Sheffield, February 17 2014
by Ruth Deller - Feb 19, 2014

The centrepiece of Sheffield Theatres' Brian Friel season is a thoughtful and sensitive take on his classic play about language and culture. (more...)

Cian Barry, Niall Buggy & More to Star in English Touring Theatre, Sheffield & Rose Theatre Kingston's TRANSLATIONSCian Barry, Niall Buggy & More to Star in English Touring Theatre, Sheffield & Rose Theatre Kingston's TRANSLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the new production of Brian Friel's Translations, which will open at Sheffield Theatres on February 17, as part of a season of work dedicated to Friel, before travelling to Cambridge, Exeter, Newcastle, Oxford, Ipswich and culminating at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 22 April - 3 May. (more...)

Clan Barry, Niall Buggy, Paul Cawley and More Set for TRANSLATIONS - Full Cast Announced!Clan Barry, Niall Buggy, Paul Cawley and More Set for TRANSLATIONS - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

Full casting was announced today for the new production of Brian Friel's Translations, which will open at Sheffield Theatres on February 17, as part of a season of work dedicated to Friel, before travelling to Cambridge, Exeter, Newcastle, Oxford, Ipswich and culminating at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 22 April - 3 May. (more...)

Keeley Hawes Departs BARKING IN ESSEX Due to Fight with Sheila HancockKeeley Hawes Departs BARKING IN ESSEX Due to Fight with Sheila Hancock
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

BARKING IN ESSEX, currently playing at London's Wyndham's Theatre through January 4, and according to the Daily Mail, star Keeley Hawes has left the production prematurely because of personal issues between her and her castmate Sheila Hancock. (more...)

Polly Adams, Emma Fielding & More to Join Emilia Fox in Hampstead Theatre's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURNPolly Adams, Emma Fielding & More to Join Emilia Fox in Hampstead Theatre's RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2013

Polly Adams, Emma Fielding, Adam James and Shannon Tarbet join Emilia Fox in Rapture, Blister, Burn, Gina Gionfriddo's witty dissection of gender politics. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre Sets GOOD PEOPLE with Imelda Staunton & RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN with Emilia Fox for Spring 2014Hampstead Theatre Sets GOOD PEOPLE with Imelda Staunton & RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN with Emilia Fox for Spring 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Hampstead Theatre has announced its New Year programme of two UK Premieres: Rapture, Blister, Burn by Gina Gionfriddo, starring Emilia Fox and Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire, starring Imelda Staunton. (more...)

BARKING IN ESSEX Announces Sunday Performances & Christmas ScheduleBARKING IN ESSEX Announces Sunday Performances & Christmas Schedule
by Rosie Hertzman - Oct 16, 2013

Sunday performances have been added to the BARKING IN ESSEX schedule, with the first one on Sunday 17 November. There will now be a 3pm performance each Sunday through to Sunday 22 December. The new performance schedule from Saturday 9 November will be Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm and Sundays at 3.00pm. (more...)

West End's BARKING IN ESSEX Adds Sunday Performances to ScheduleWest End's BARKING IN ESSEX Adds Sunday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Sunday performances have been added to the BARKING IN ESSEX schedule, with the first one on Sunday 17 November. There will now be a 3pm performance each Sunday through to Sunday 22 December. The new performance schedule from Saturday 9 November will be Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm and Sundays at 3.00pm. (more...)

BARKING IN ESSEX Opens to Over 1.5million in Advanced SalesBARKING IN ESSEX Opens to Over 1.5million in Advanced Sales
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Clive Exton's comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes, opened last night, Monday 16 September, at London's Wyndham's Theatre to advance box office sales of over 1.5 million and climbing, with Lee Evans attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Oliviers Presenter Lee Evans Eats Marianne Elliott's Best Director AwardPhoto Flash: Oliviers Presenter Lee Evans Eats Marianne Elliott's Best Director Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2013

Lee Evans stole the show tonight, Sunday 28 April, when he presented the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Director to Marianne Elliott. Before Ms Elliott had a chance to accept the award, Lee ate his way through it, creating great hilarity in the audience at the Royal Opera House. The specially made cake replicating the famous statuette of Laurence Olivier was created by Fat Cakes owner, Mia Tambini, a contemporary cake maker based in East Sussex. Scroll down for a look at the cake! (more...)

James Quaife Receives 50,000 Grant From Stage OneJames Quaife Receives 50,000 Grant From Stage One
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK theatre producers and productions, has just announced the latest recipient to receive its Start-Up Investment Fund. James Quaife has been awarded 50,000 by the charity to co-produce alongside established producers MJE Productions, a new comedy, Barking in Essex by Clive Exton. The production will open at London's Wyndham Theatre on the 6th September 2013 and will star Lee Evans, Sheila Hancock and Keeley Hawes. (more...)

Keeley Hawes Joins the Cast of BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's TheatreKeeley Hawes Joins the Cast of BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Keeley Hawes, Karl Johnson and Montserrat Lombard are joining the cast of Clive Exton's comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock. The play will premiere at Wyndham's Theatre on Monday 16 September 2013, following previews from 6 September. (more...)

Keeley Hawes, Karl Johnson and More Join Cast of BARKING IN ESSEXKeeley Hawes, Karl Johnson and More Join Cast of BARKING IN ESSEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2013

Keeley Hawes, Karl Johnson and Montserrat Lombard are joining the cast of Clive Exton's comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock. The play will premiere at Wyndham's Theatre on Monday 16 September 2013, following previews from 6 September. (more...)

Iain Glen Joins Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in LONGING at Hampstead Theatre, Opening TonightIain Glen Joins Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in LONGING at Hampstead Theatre, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

Iain Glen will join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in William Boyd's debut play, directed by Nina Raine, which opens at Hampstead Theatre at the end of February. (more...)

Iain Glen to Join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in LONGING at Hampstead Theatre, Feb 2013Iain Glen to Join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in LONGING at Hampstead Theatre, Feb 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Iain Glen will join Tamsin Greig and John Sessions in William Boyd's debut play, directed by Nina Raine, which opens at Hampstead Theatre at the end of February. (more...)

Festival D'Aix-en-Provence Presents 65th SeasonFestival D'Aix-en-Provence Presents 65th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

The 65th annual Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will feature five opera productions, a selection of orchestral concerts, recitals, chamber music performances, world music programs, and more than 50 events from the 16th annual European Academy of Music. The Festival marks important milestones this year: Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner's 200th birthday anniversaries; Benjamin Britten's centennial; the 50th anniversary of Francis Poulenc's death; and celebrates Marseille-Provence 2013, European Cultural Capital for the year. All events unfold in extraordinary venues, many of them open-air, in and around the picturesque ancient Provencal city: a Medieval archbishop's palace, an 18th century Italian-style theatre, a private courtyard hidden behind doors dating back to the time of Louis XV, and an 11th century Romanesque chapel inside the grounds of a Renaissance castle - as well as a state of the art, 1,350-seat theatre. The official portion of the Festival runs from July 4 to 27, 2013. (more...)

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