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BWW Review: CAMP SIEGFRIED, Old Vic
BWW Review: CAMP SIEGFRIED, Old Vic
September 19, 2021

The Old Vic stages the world premiere of American playwright Bess Wohl's Camp Siegfried. This two-hander drama is directed by Katy Rudd and depicts a budding romance at a real-life fascist summer camp for young German-Americans operating on New York's Long Island in the 1930s.

BWW Review: PINK LEMONADE, Bush Theatre
BWW Review: PINK LEMONADE, Bush Theatre
September 9, 2021

The 2019 Edinburgh Fringe hit comes to London with high-quality production values intact. Originally co-produced by HighTide, this run is in association with Queer House. Pink Lemonade is an autobiographical one-person show by Nottingham actor, writer, and performance artist Mika Onyx Johnson.

BWW Review: ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS, National Theatre
BWW Review: ROCKETS AND BLUE LIGHTS, National Theatre
September 3, 2021

Winsome Pinnock's new political play finally gets a full run at the National, after its Royal Exchange Theatre premiere was curtailed due to Covid. It's apt since Pinnock began work on the play, which won the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award, while on attachment with the National Theatre's New Work Department in 2016.

BWW Review: THE SONG PROJECT, Royal Court
BWW Review: THE SONG PROJECT, Royal Court
August 21, 2021

The Royal Court hosts something different from their usual line up with this musical  theatre/cabaret/concert hybrid titled The Song Project, led by celebrated Dutch singer  Wende.

Guest Blog: Bella Bevan On Creating A One-Woman-Musical
Guest Blog: Bella Bevan On Creating A One-Woman-Musical
August 7, 2021

As I am about to begin the third run of my one-woman-musical 'Better Than Sex: The Story of Mae West' at the Camden Fringe Festival, I am reminded that performing this show is also one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

BWW Review: BACH & SONS, Bridge Theatre
BWW Review: BACH & SONS, Bridge Theatre
July 1, 2021

Nina Raine's new play Bach & Sons has opened at the Bridge Theatre to socially distanced audiences. The lavish production is directed by Nicholas Hytner with an experienced cast of actors led by Simon Russell Beale, a frequent collaborator of Hytner, as Johann Sebastian Bach, who fathered 20 children over the years.

BWW Review: OUT WEST, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
BWW Review: OUT WEST, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
June 25, 2021

Last night the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre reopened with the world premiere of Out West. This play is comprised of three new one-person-shows written by UK playwrights: Tanika Gupta, Simon Stephens and Roy Williams. The production is co-directed by Rachel O'Riordan & Diane Page.

BWW Review: YOU ARE HERE, Southwark Playhouse
BWW Review: YOU ARE HERE, Southwark Playhouse
May 22, 2021

Southwark Playhouse reopens this week with in-person performances of You Are Here. Originating in the US, this is the UK premiere of a new musical by Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, presented by The Grey Area Theatre Company and directed by Matthew Rankcom. The show is of a pleasant length to ease oneself back into theatre, coming in at 90 minutes with no interval.

BWW Interview: Paul Ettore Tabone Talks THIS IS ME, His Debut Solo Album
BWW Interview: Paul Ettore Tabone Talks THIS IS ME, His Debut Solo Album
February 15, 2021

Since the pandemic forced an early end to his four year stint as Ubaldo Piangi in the West End’s The Phantom of the Opera, Paul Ettore Tabone has been keeping busy working on his debut album. The music is in the classical crossover style, with each song reflecting a part of his journey from growing up in rural Australia to being taken all over the world by his lush lyrical tenor.

BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Palace Theatre
BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Palace Theatre
December 14, 2020

Sasha Regan's award-winning all-male take on Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance returned to the West End this weekend at The Palace Theatre.

BWW Feature: PHANTOM Actor Paul Tabone & More On Why This Industry Is Viable - And Vital
BWW Feature: PHANTOM Actor Paul Tabone & More On Why This Industry Is Viable - And Vital
October 30, 2020

Bella Bevan exposes the ongoing devastation occurring in the UK’s once booming theatre industry, and breaks down why these jobs are viable and why the country needs this kind of work.

BWW Review: NEXT THING YOU KNOW, The Garden Theatre At The Eagle
BWW Review: NEXT THING YOU KNOW, The Garden Theatre At The Eagle
October 25, 2020

The third show to run at the open-air The Garden Theatre at The Eagle - now with outdoor heating - is Next Thing You Know​​​​​​​, is a contemporary, American, four-hander musical by Ryan Cunningham and Joshua Salzman.

BWW Review: WE WERE HAVING A PERFECTLY NICE TIME, Omnibus Theatre
BWW Review: WE WERE HAVING A PERFECTLY NICE TIME, Omnibus Theatre
October 4, 2020

Clapham's award-winning independent theatre reopens its doors with this short dark comedy about loo roll, lost love at the bus station and knowing when to end a conversation. We Were Having a Perfectly Nice Time is a new, two-hander play written by Pedro Leandro, produced by Conflicted Theatre in association with Grace Dickson Productions. This is an indoor, socially distanced performance.

BWW Interview: Rachel Tucker Chats SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at the London Palladium
BWW Interview: Rachel Tucker Chats SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at the London Palladium
September 23, 2020

The live-streamed production of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World that we enjoyed during lockdown is now coming to the stage, with two socially distanced shows at the London Palladium on 11 October. Rachel Tucker, who is known for Come From Away and Wicked amongst an impressive list of West End and Broadway credits, plays Woman 2 in this contemporary musical song cycle.

BWW Review: PIPPIN, The Garden Theatre At The Eagle
BWW Review: PIPPIN, The Garden Theatre At The Eagle
September 18, 2020

After launching this summer with the sold-out musical Fanny and Stella, The Garden Theatre at The Eagle presents a new production of the popular musical Pippin. This is a socially distanced, outdoor production produced by Peter Bull for LAMBCO Productions.

BWW Review: GODSPELL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, The Hope Mill Theatre Online
BWW Review: GODSPELL 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, The Hope Mill Theatre Online
August 28, 2020

West End stars unite for special Godspell 50th Anniversary online concert streaming worldwide for three days only.

BWW Review: PEARL AND DAGGER, The Bandstand In Battersea Park
BWW Review: PEARL AND DAGGER, The Bandstand In Battersea Park
August 17, 2020

This Sunday, Theatré Lapis presented their 30 minute concert version of newly devised musical Pearl and Dagger at Battersea Park's Bandstand. This is an outdoor, socially distanced adaption of the show performed at The Other Palace in 2019.

BWW Review: FANNY & STELLA, The Garden Theatre at The Eagle
BWW Review: FANNY & STELLA, The Garden Theatre at The Eagle
August 12, 2020

Fanny & Stella is the debut production at The Garden Theatre, situated in The Eagle pub's beer garden in Vauxhall. This is a brand new socially distanced open-air production, running until the end of summer.

BWW Interview: Rosie Day Chats INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON at BarnFest, Cirencester
BWW Interview: Rosie Day Chats INSTRUCTIONS FOR A TEENAGE ARMAGEDDON at BarnFest, Cirencester
August 7, 2020

Rosie Day will perform her self-devised one-woman show Instructions For A Teenage Armageddon at the upcoming BarnFest.

BWW Review: THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA, Greenwich Theatre Online
BWW Review: THE SECRET LOVE LIFE OF OPHELIA, Greenwich Theatre Online
August 1, 2020

The Secret Love Life of Ophelia is a new adaption of Steven Berkoff's two-hander play. The cast consists of 39 young actors with a cameo by Oscar-winner and the venue's patron, Dame Helen Mirren. This is Greenwich Theatre's debut online production as part of their ambitious online program titled Greenwich Connects.



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