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Festival Watch: A Weekend at Latitude 2017 Festival Watch: A Weekend at Latitude 2017
by Rona Kelly on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Forget your troubles and venture into the woods. Now in its twelfth year, Latitude Festival 2017 is a magical, musical and (surprisingly) not too muddy weekend. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at MOSQUITOES at the National Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at MOSQUITOES at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Alice is a scientist. She lives in Geneva. As the Large Hadron Collider starts up in 2008, she is on the brink of the most exciting work of her life, searching for the Higgs Boson. Jenny is her sister. She lives in Luton. She spends a lot of time Googling. When tragedy throws them together, the collision threatens all with chaos. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at the Old Vic Photo Flash: First Look at GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The Old Vic will present the World Premiere of Girl From the North Country, an electrifying new work written and directed by Conor McPherson along with classic songs from Bob Dylan. (more...)
Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Returns to Cinemas this October with National Theatre Live Benedict Cumberbatch's HAMLET Returns to Cinemas this October with National Theatre Live
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Benedict Cumberbatch plays the title role in Shakespeare's Hamlet, which returns to cinemas around the UK on Thursday 5th October as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)
BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts Theatre BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts Theatre
by Gary Naylor on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

I Loved Lucy returns to the West End with a change in tone, but retaining its charm and its pathos with another incandescent star performance from Sandra Dickinson. (more...)
Sheena Wrigley Joins ATG as Theatre Director of Manchester Palace and Opera House Sheena Wrigley Joins ATG as Theatre Director of Manchester Palace and Opera House
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) has appointed Sheena Wrigley in the role of Theatre Director at the twin venues Manchester Palace and Opera House. (more...)
New British Musical LOVESTUCK Opens at the Cockpit Tonight New British Musical LOVESTUCK Opens at the Cockpit Tonight
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The Cockpit Theatre in Marylebone has a reputation for hosting world premieres of exciting new musicals - think of multi-award nominated Streets and Another Way from Interval Productions among others - and 2017 doesn't disappoint! LOVESTUCK, a new British musical, opens tonight and will run until Sunday 30 July. (more...)
Menier Chocolate Factory Announces the English Language World Premiere of Florian Zeller's THE LIE Menier Chocolate Factory Announces the English Language World Premiere of Florian Zeller's THE LIE
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

With The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ The Musical currently running at the theatre and Funny Girl on tour nationwide, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the English language world premiere of Florian Zeller's The Lie in a translation by Christopher Hampton. (more...)
Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville to Star in West End Transfer of LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Following its sold out run as part of Bristol Old Vic's 250th Anniversary season, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville will reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night. (more...)
First London Revival of Kevin Elyot's COMING CLEAN Begins Tonight at King's Head Theatre First London Revival of Kevin Elyot's COMING CLEAN Begins Tonight at King's Head Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

The first London revival of Kevin Elyot's first play, Coming Clean, will run at the King's Head Theatre from tonight 25 July to 26 August 2017, with a press night on Friday 28 July. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Shakespeare's Globe to Welcome New Artistic Director Next Spring Shakespeare's Globe to Welcome New Artistic Director Next Spring
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Shakespeare's Globe has announced that Michelle Terry will be its Artistic Director from April 2018. (more...)
Pre-Sale: Book Now For Jeremy Irons In LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Pre-Sale: Book Now For Jeremy Irons In LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in UK / West End

Following its sold-out run at the Bristol Old Vic, Jeremy Irons and Lesley Manville reprise their roles in Richard Eyre's acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Long Day's Journey Into Night, at Wyndham's Theatre in London's West End. Our pre-sale is now open - book tickets here! (more...)
Improbable Announces Its Most Accessible DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED Ever Improbable Announces Its Most Accessible DEVOTED & DISGRUNTLED Ever
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Improbable's 13th annual unconventional convention for arts people, Devoted & Disgruntled gets under way in January 2018. (more...)
National Theatre's RIVER STAGE Kicks Off This Weekend National Theatre's RIVER STAGE Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from the UK's leading arts and culture organisations once again arrives on 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...)
Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVED LUCY at Arts Theatre London Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVED LUCY at Arts Theatre London
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Showered with rave reviews and following two sold-out London runs in 2016, Lee Tannen's incredibly personal, funny, bitter-sweet play 'I Loved Lucy', directed by Anthony Biggs, about Lee's 10-year relationship with TV comedy legend Lucille Ball is to transfer to London's Arts Theatre for a strictly limited 7-week season from Wednesday 19 July. (more...)
Michelle Terry Appointed New Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe Michelle Terry Appointed New Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe
by BWW News Desk on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Michelle Terry will be Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe from April 2018, succeeding Emma Rice in the position. (more...)
BWW Review: TIMBERLINA, Latitude Festival BWW Review: TIMBERLINA, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly on July 23, 2017 in UK / West End

At a festival with more Waitrose Bag for Lifes and recycling bins than toilets, Timberlina proves to be a fitting end to Latitude. Tackling the "impending environmental catastrophe", Timberlina is an alt-drag act come eco-warrior come role model. (more...)
BWW Review: TESSA COATES: PRIMATES, Latitude Festival BWW Review: TESSA COATES: PRIMATES, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly on July 23, 2017 in UK / West End

What do you do with a BA in Anthropology? Become a stand-up comedian. Armed with the knowledge of how to analyse the history of the human race, Tessa Coates examines the phenomenon that is modern day man, woman and Billy Elliots in Primates. (more...)
BWW Interview: Mark Quartley Talks Motion Capture In THE TEMPEST BWW Interview: Mark Quartley Talks Motion Capture In THE TEMPEST
by Marianka Swain on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

Mark Quartley's previous work includes Written on the Heart and Measure for Measure for the RSC, Ghosts at Rose Theatre Kingston, and TV series Hoff the Record. His latest challenge is a motion-capture Ariel in the RSC's ground-breaking production of The Tempest - created with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios - which is currently playing at the Barbican. (more...)
BWW Review: THE NATURE OF FORGETTING, Latitude Festival BWW Review: THE NATURE OF FORGETTING, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly on July 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Following a sold-out run at the London International Mime Festival earlier this year, Theatre Re played to yet another full crowd in the Theatre Tent at Latitude Festival. Telling a story of love and loss through memory and movement, The Nature of Forgetting is a visually stunning production you won't soon forget. (more...)
BWW Review: LOLA AND JO: FOCUS ON, Latitude Festival BWW Review: LOLA AND JO: FOCUS ON, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly on July 23, 2017 in UK / West End

Returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for their second year, Lola and Jo want to try out some of their new sketches. Having recruited market research company FocusOn, Latitude Festival seems the perfect focus group. Experimenting with the form of sketch comedy, the focus group and audience response was not overwhelmingly positive. (more...)
BWW Review: OLIVER TWIST, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre BWW Review: OLIVER TWIST, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan on July 24, 2017 in UK / West End

There is much about Charles Dickens' Classic tale Oliver Twist to recommend it to children; the comic pomposity of Mr Bumble, the sinister actions of Fagin, the cheekiness of the Artful Dodger and, of course, the adventures and eventual salvation of poor orphan Oliver. (more...)
BWW Review: SIMON ARMITAGE, Latitude Festival BWW Review: SIMON ARMITAGE, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly on July 22, 2017 in UK / West End

So far, coverage of Latitude Festival has included theatre, music and comedy. At this point, a change of pace was needed. In the Speakeasy, poet Simon Armitage made for some easy (but also hard for others) listening. Reading from The Unaccompanied, this poetry collection explores 'a world on the brink'. (more...)
BWW Review: TANGUERA, Sadler's Wells BWW Review: TANGUERA, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile on July 22, 2017 in UK / West End

Tango sensation, Tanguera first premiered fifteen years ago in Buenos Aires promising an authentic take on the provocative and sensual spectacle with a thirty strong ensemble cast. Unlike the frequently seen Tango showcases of recent times, Tanguera tells a story. It sometimes chooses to drop and pick up the narrative to suit its cause however its depiction of La Boca and the journey we are taken through it's various neighbourhoods, cafes and brothels make it unique and universally enjoyable. (more...)
BWW Review: GOODBEAR, Latitude Festival BWW Review: GOODBEAR, Latitude Festival
by Rona Kelly on July 22, 2017 in UK / West End

Check in for an eclectic evening of entertainment with Goodbear. Playing the Cabaret Tent at Latitude Festival, we met a whole host of characters in this hotel based sketch show. It's like American Horror Story: Hotel meets Fawlty Towers: scarily funny. (more...)