Louise Plowright, Helena Blackman & More to Star in 'BUT FIRST THIS' at Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Watermill Theatre has announced details of the premiere of But First This, a musical homage to Radio 4, written by BBC newsreader Kathy Clugston, playing from Thursday 23 October to Saturday 8 November 2014 (press night Monday 27 October, 7.30pm). On sale now. (more...)

Cheltenham Literature Festival Announces Full Lineup, Including Matthew Bourne
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

For culture lovers, there's really only one place to be this autumn and that's The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. Running from Friday till Sunday, October 2-11 the Festival boasts speakers as diverse as Ronnie Wood, Martha Lane Fox, Matthew Bourne, George the Poet, Garry Kasparov, Jeanette Winterson, Nick Clegg, Nigel Mansell, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Nick Frost, Nigella Lawson, Bill Bryson and Gino D'Acampo. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TWO CARAVANS, King's Head Theatre, October 6 2013
by Gary Naylor - Oct 7, 2013

Gary Naylor sees a new opera on the London stage. Yes, you read it right! (more...)

ARE THERE MORE OF YOU? to Play Omnibus
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Critically acclaimed actress Alison Skilbeck brings her one woman show, Are There More of You?, home to SW London for a performance at Omnibus, Clapham, on Friday 6 November, at 7.30pm. Skilbeck received 4 and 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe for her performance, with Broadwaybaby.com stating 'Skilbeck ultimately leaves you spellbound by her powers of characterisation'. (more...)

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Plays London Theatre Workshop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

First produced in 1965, THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE is a controversial, poignant and darkly funny exploration of emotional dependence and the gap between public perception and private reality. The production will soon play London Theatre Workshop tonight, October 29th, through November 21st 2015, with press night slated for November 4th 2015, 7.45pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for INKHEART, HOME's First Ever Christmas Production
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

HOME's Christmas 2015 production for all the family is Inkheart, based on Cornelia Funke's worldwide best-selling fantasy novel for children. Inkheart will leap from page to stage in this funny, exciting, and actionpacked UK premiere, adapted for the stage by Stephen Sharkey and Walter Meierjohann, directed by Walter Meierjohann and designed by Stephane Laime, with music by Nikola Kodjabashia (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Goodnight Mister Tom Full Cast and Spring Tour 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The producers of Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Goodnight Mister Tom are delighted to announce today that the Oliver award-winning stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's classic novel will embark on a UK Tour in 2016 after its strictly limited West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Theatre Royal Glasgow Presents GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

The producers of Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Goodnight Mister Tom are delighted to announce that the Oliver award-winning stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's classic novel will embark on a UK Tour in 2016 after its strictly limited West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series Tributes Great Cinematographers, 11/8-12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

Museum of the Moving Image's ongoing series See It Big! presents classic and contemporary films on the big screen in the beautiful Sumner M. Redstone Theater. In November and December, the Museum will showcase 22 films photographed by some of the world's greatest cinematographers, including Gordon Willis, Vittorio Storaro, Vilmos Zsigmond, Nestor Almendros, Raoul Coutard, James Wong Howe, and more. The series, See It Big!: Great Cinematographers, runs from November 8 through December 29, 2013. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tom Holloway's FORGET ME NOT at Bush Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The cast for the UK premiere production of FORGET ME NOT by Tom Holloway is announced today! The complete cast is Eleanor Bron, Russell Floyd, Sarah Ridgeway and Sargon Yelda. The production, directed by HighTide Festival Theatre's Artistic Director Steven Atkinson, previews from 08 December (press night 11 December) and runs through 16 January 2016 in a co-production between the Bush Theatre and HighTide Festival Theatre. (more...)

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE Opens Tonight at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

First produced in 1965, THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE is a controversial, poignant and darkly funny exploration of emotional dependence and the gap between public perception and private reality. The production plays London Theatre Workshop now through November 21st 2015, with press night slated for tonight, November 4th 2015, 7.45pm. (more...)

Lost Painting, Gifted by Birmingham Teacher, to Be Displayed at National Gallery Today, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

A painting by Scottish artist Sir David Wilkie, that was thought to be lost for more than 140 years, goes on display at the National Gallery, London today (20 November 2014) – and its purchase is all thanks to the gift of a Birmingham art teacher. (more...)

THIS WILL END BADLY to Make London Premiere at Southwark Playhouse This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed sell-out run at Pleasance Edinburgh this August, Anna Haigh Productions' THIS WILL END BADLY transfers to Southwark Playhouse for its London premiere for four weeks this January 2016. The production is written by Rob Hayes (Awkward Conversations with Animals I've F*cked) and directed by Clive Judd (Little Malcolm and his Struggle Against the Eunuchs, Captain Amazing). It stars Ben Whybrow (Punchdrunk's The Drowned Man, RSC). (more...)

Casting Announced For The Olivier Award-Winning GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM
by Jenny Ell - Nov 11, 2015

The producers of Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Goodnight Mister Tom are delighted to announce today that the Oliver award-winning stage adaptation of Michelle Magorian's classic novel will embark on a UK Tour in 2016 after its strictly limited West End run at the Duke of York's Theatre this Christmas. (more...)

Red Handed Theatre Presents THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, June 12
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013

Red Handed Theatre Company will present Sheridan's most popular comedy, The School for Scandal, at the Park Theatre, London from the 12 June to the 7 July. Directed by Jessica Swale, this sparkling period production will come to life in one of London's newest venues before transferring to the Georgian Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Tim Foley's brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present WOMAN IN MIND, 13-28 June
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. Performances run Friday 13 to Saturday 28 June. Press Night: Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. (more...)

BWW Opera Review: Vertical Player Repertory Disinters Pacini's MALVINA DI SCOZIA
by Richard Sasanow - May 16, 2016

As part of the New York Opera Fest, Brooklyn's scrappy Vertical Player Repertory ventured into Manhattan's Christ and St. Stephen's Church near Lincoln Center, bringing with it a true rarity: Giovanni Pacini's bel canto-ish MALVINA DI SCOZIA, which dates from 1851. And while it was good to hear a work that competed in its day with the operas of Bellini, Rossini and Donizetti (not to mention the up-and-coming Verdi), “rarity” isn't necessarily synonymous with “ready for prime time,” even in Vertical's spirited production. (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Sets Autumn, Winter 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Birmingham Repertory Theatre today announces its new season of work for Autumn and Winter 2016, including three world premieres alongside a dynamic programme of new stagings of classic plays and brilliant stories. It also announces a new initiative, Furnace, which furthers The REP's commitment to making world class theatre with and for people across Birmingham. (more...)

Preeya Kalidas, Sudha Bhuchar, Neil D'Souza & More to Star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's KHANDAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The cast has been announced for Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's new play, Khandan (Family) at Birmingham Repertory Theatre (22 May to 7 June) and Royal Court Theatre (11 - 28 June). The cast includes , Rez Kempton and Zita Sattar. (more...)

Terrence Rattigan's FLARE PATH Coming to The REP in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The critically acclaimed production of Terence Rattigan's epic wartime romance Flare Path, visits Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Monday 25 - Sat 30 April. (more...)

Original Live Cast Recording of THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD, a new play about Argentina's Dirty War, premiered in The Little at Southwark Playhouse in April 2015 to sold out audiences and rave reviews. A limited edition cast recording of the songs from the show was recorded live at Southwark Playhouse on a sunny bank holiday afternoon in April 2015 in between shows and is now available for purchase! (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of DEAD SHEEP at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The true story of how Mrs. Thatcher, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times, was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate. (more...)

Arion Productions to Debut New Masterclass Programme
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Arion Productions Ltd has launched a new series of masterclasses to provide expert 'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields with some of the country's finest theatre, film, television and radio professionals at the Diorama Arts Studios. Masterclasses include, two time Oliver Award winner, Jenny Galloway (Acting Through Song Masterclass), long standing War Horse, Citizen Squid and Goodnight Mr Tom puppeteer, Abigail Matthews (West End Puppetry Masterclass) and Olivier and Actor's Screen Guild Award nominated actress Annette Badland (Acting for Stage and Screen Masterclass) who is currently appearing in EastEnders. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WOMAN IN MIND, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The production runs through Saturday 28 June, and officially opens tonight, Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre Opens WOMAN IN MIND Tomorrow, June 13-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Dundee Rep Ensemble present Woman In Mind by Alan Ayckbourn, and directed by Marilyn Imrie. The production opens tomorrow June 13 and runs through Saturday 28 June. Press Night: Tuesday 17 June, 7pm. (more...)

Red Handed Theatre's THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Red Handed Theatre Company will present Sheridan's most popular comedy, The School for Scandal, at the Park Theatre, London from tonight, 12 June to the 7 July. Directed by Jessica Swale, this sparkling period production will come to life in one of London's newest venues before transferring to the Georgian Theatre Royal Bury St. Edmunds. (more...)

Birmingham Hippodrome Heritage Begins Major Project
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Birmingham Hippodrome was built in 1899 when Queen Victoria was still on the throne and has become one of the city's most famous landmarks helping to make and shape memorable theatre moments for generations of visitors. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH - Daniel Fraser, Audrey Palmer and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Final casting has now been announced for the 2016 national tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert, opening on 27 January at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. Daniel Fraser will play Teddy Graham and Audrey Palmer will play Mrs Oakes.  Daniel played Gregory Cromwell in the acclaimed RSC productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies in Stratford, London and on Broadway.  He also appeared in Chariots of Fire at Hampstead Theatre and in the West End and starred in the Sci-Fi films Frequencies and Lab Rats and the thriller Scar Tissue. (more...)

The Globe's New Artistic Director, Emma Rice, On A Mission To Gender-Balance Shakespeare
by Michael Dale - Jan 6, 2016

Though only 16% of The Bard's characters are women, Rice is prepared to re-imagine roles. (more...)

World Stage Premiere of THE SECRET ADVERSARY Opens 12 Feb at Watermill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Agatha Christie's 1922 thriller The Secret Adversary will receive its world stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on 12 February 2015 in a new adaptation by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari. Introducing crime-fighting duo Tommy and Tuppence to the stage for the very first time, The Secret Adversary will play at The Watermill for 44 performances, prior to a six-week national tour through until 9 May. (more...)

BWW Review: Exploring Australia's Past, THE GOLDEN AGE Challenges The Notion That One Society Is Better Than Another
by Jade Kops - Jan 27, 2016

Director Kip Williams brings Louis Nowra's THE GOLDEN AGE to life with sensitivity and simplicity. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lead Actress Completely Charming in Hale Center Theater's KISS AND TELL
by Blair Howell - Jan 24, 2014

'Kiss and Tell' is a completely charming comedy at Hale Center Theater Orem that stars the completely charming Brighton Quinn Hertford in the lead role. (more...)

Cast Announced for NOTMOSES at Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Gary Sinyor announces casting for his play, NotMoses, which will begin previews at the Arts Theatre on 10 March 2016. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Playhouse Theatre, Jan 13 2015
by Verity Wilde - Jan 13, 2015

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN arrives in the West End - re-tooled and featuring Tamsin Greig's musical debut. Verity Wilde was there for BWW:UK... (more...)

MRS. ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON to Launch Spring Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Critically acclaimed actress Alison Skilbeck kicks off a spring 2016 tour of her one-woman play Mrs Roosevelt Flies to London, at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts on 5 February. The production continues on to The Mill Studio at Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on 3 - 5 March, Omnibus Clapham on 7 April, and finally at Mercury Theatre, Colchester on the 6-7 May. With special permission from the Roosevelt Estate to use Eleanor's diary and writings, the play captures the spirit, humour, and passion of one of the most extraordinary women of the 20th century, on her daring visit to Britain in 1942. (more...)

MRS. ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON Begins April 15 at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

HINT OF LIME PRODUCTIONS, in association with The King's Head Theatre, presents MRS ROOSEVELT FLIES TO LONDON. Written and performed by ALISON SKILBECK, directed by LUCY SKILBECK. The show runs April 14 to May 9 at The King's Head Theatre. Press night April 15 at 7.00pm. (more...)

2015 Theatre Preview: Verity Wilde's Picks
by Verity Wilde - Dec 30, 2014

Verity Wilde looks ahead to what she's looking forward to in theatre in 2015. (more...)

Derby Theatre & Octagon Theatre Bolton to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of LOOK BACK IN ANGER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Derby Theatre and Octagon Theatre Bolton celebrate the 60th anniversary of Osborne's seminal play, the ground-breaking classic Look Back in Anger with a new revival directed by Derby Theatre's Artistic Director, Sarah Brigham. The production will run at Derby Theatre from Fri 4 until Sat 26 March, and then transfer to the Octagon Theatre Bolton from Tue 7 - Sat 30 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's GOODNIGHT MISTER TOM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Production images are now released ahead of David Wood's Olivier award-winning stage adaptation, of the modern classic novel Goodnight Mister Tom which, opens today at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH National Tour Announces Extension
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The highly acclaimed 2015 national tour of Terence Rattigan's FLARE PATH, directed by Justin Audibert, has been extended due to popular demand. The 2016 tour will open on 27 January at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing. The cast will be led by Graham Seed as Squadron Leader Swanson, Lynden Edwards as Peter Kyle and Hedydd Dylan as Patricia Graham. (more...)

THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE to Play London Theatre Workshop This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

First produced in 1965, THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE is a controversial, poignant and darkly funny exploration of emotional dependence and the gap between public perception and private reality. The production will soon play London Theatre Workshop October 29th - November 21st 2015, with press night slated for November 4th 2015, 7.45pm. (more...)

Beneath Every History, Another History! Meet the Full Cast of WOLF HALL: PARTS 1 & 2, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 9, 2015

The Broadway transfer of The Royal Shakespeare Company's Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 began previews on March 20, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for tonight, April 9, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Birmingham Repertory Theatre to Present Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's KHANDAN (FAMILY), 22 May - 7 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's warm and funny new play Khandan (Family) premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this May. (more...)

THE SECRET ADVERSARY to Play Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Agatha Christie's 1922 thriller The Secret Adversary received its world stage premiere at The Watermill Theatre, Newbury on 12 February 2015 in a new adaptation by Sarah Punshon and Johann Hari. Introducing crime-fighting duo Tommy and Tuppence to the stage for the very first time, The Secret Adversary will play at the Belgrade Theatre from Tues 28 April - Sat 2 May as part of the 125th Anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth in 2015. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red Lion
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Tim Foley's brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation. (more...)

Full Cast Confirmed For THE VOTE At Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Donmar Warehouse has confirmed the full cast for The Vote. Joining the previously announced cast, Eddie Arnold, MyAnna Buring, Stavros Demetraki, Tommy French, Joanna Griffin, Gerard Horan, Chukwudi Iwuji, Stephen Kennedy, Beverley Longhurst, Andrew McDonald, Bhasker Patel, Penny Ryder and Michael Shaeffer complete an ensemble of actors who will represent the team of polling station volunteers, polling officers, and the diverse array of characters that are the voting public. (more...)

Rupert Young Leads Cast of George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at Orange Tree Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 13, 2016

Casting has been announced for George Bernard Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at the Orange Tree Theatre. Rupert Young (High Society at the Old Vic, Sir Leon in BBC's Merlin) plays Leonard Charteris, the philanderer of the title. He's joined by Helen Bradbury, Joe Idris-Roberts, Michael Lumsden, Dorothea Myer-Bennett, Christopher Staines, Mark Tandy and Paksie Vernon. (more...)

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