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BWW Review: SHUCK 'N' JIVE, Soho Theatre PhotoBWW Review: SHUCK 'N' JIVE, Soho Theatre
Posted: Oct. 5, 2019


BWW Interview: Lloyd Owen Talks NOISES OFF at the Garrick Theatre PhotoLloyd Owen Talks NOISES OFF
Posted: Oct. 2, 2019


BWW Review: TRANSLATIONS, National Theatre PhotoBWW Review: TRANSLATIONS, National Theatre
Posted: Oct. 22, 2019


BWW Interview: Isobel Waller-Bridge Talks BLOOD WEDDING and FLEABAG PhotoBWW Interview: Isobel Waller-Bridge Talks BLOOD WEDDING and FLEABAG
Posted: Sep. 25, 2019


BWW Review: A HISTORY OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Royal Court PhotoBWW Review: A HISTORY OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Royal Court
Posted: Oct. 15, 2019


BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Young Vic PhotoBWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Young Vic
Posted: Sep. 26, 2019


BWW Review: GRACE CAMPBELL: WHY I'M NEVER GOING INTO POLITICS, Soho Theatre
February 22, 2020

Grace Campbell's Why I'm Never Going into Politics is a mash-up of political anecdotes, infused with some MEGA gossip from Grace's childhood spent hanging out with the Blairs, Putins and Corbyns.

BWW Review: KAI SAMRA: UNDERCLASS, Soho Theatre
October 23, 2019

At the very least, Kai Samra's comedy hits home with how embarrassing the state of things are in Britain right now. From a council bin for sharp items - a futile attempt to lower knife crime - adorned with everyone's favourite everyman, the Cookie Monster, to the BEST fact, that Tommy Robinson once owned a tanning salon. 

BWW Review: TRANSLATIONS, National Theatre
October 22, 2019

Brian Friel's Translations, now nearly 40 years old, captures the best of humanity whilst avoiding even a teaspoon of sickly romanticism.

BWW Review: A HISTORY OF WATER IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Royal Court
October 15, 2019

Sabrina Mahfouz has created a lecture/music gig about the history of water in the Middle East.

BWW Review: SHUCK 'N' JIVE, Soho Theatre
October 5, 2019

Shuck 'n' Jive, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong & Simone Ibbett-Brown's debut play, charts the journey through creating a piece of theatre that represents them as individuals, and not solely defined by the colour of their skin.

BWW Interview: Lloyd Owen Talks NOISES OFF at the Garrick Theatre
October 2, 2019

Lloyd Owen about what it's like to act in something where art, quite literally, imitates life: Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre.

BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING, Young Vic
September 26, 2019

Tragedy was Lorca'sdomain, and fabric of his plays are about the darkest parts of collective human behaviour. Yaël Farber's production at the Young Vic is unrelentingly harrowing, and utterly captivating.

BWW Interview: Isobel Waller-Bridge Talks BLOOD WEDDING and FLEABAG
September 25, 2019

Isobel Waller-Bridge discusses her approach to composition ahead of the opening of a new adaptation of Federico García Lorca's tragedy, Blood Wedding, at Young Vic.

BWW Interview: Anthony Calf Talks HEDDA TESMAN at Chichester Festival Theatre
September 2, 2019

BroadwayWorld talks to Anthony Calf about his role in Hedda Tesman at Chichester Festival Theatre.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ALGORITHMS, Pleasance Courtyard
August 19, 2019

Algorithms is a feel-good show, comic and gently moving. It's written by Sadie Clark who developed the play through the Soho Theatre's Writer's Lab.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: HOTTER, Underbelly
August 19, 2019

Mary Higgins and Ell Potter interviewed women and trans people from the age of 11 to 97 about what gets them 'hot', and then made a wonderful verbatim piece of theatre.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: TONY SLATTERY: SLATTERY WILL GET YOU NOWHERE, The Stand
August 17, 2019

A manic mash-up of memories from his career, Tony Slattery is asked questions by his good friend Robert Ross.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: BRYONY KIMMINGS: I'M A PHOENIX, BITCH, Pleasance Courtyard
August 16, 2019

I'm a Pheonix, Bitch is an autobiographical piece which chronicles a deeply horrendous time in Bryony Kimmings' life through the years 2015-16 with the loss of her relationship, her mental health, and, nearly, her child. 

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ZOË COOMBS MARR: BOSSY BOTTOM, Monkey Barrel Comedy
August 16, 2019

Zoë Coombs Marr's 2016 show Trigger Warning was the bonkers brainchild of a comedian fed up with the tribulations of being a woman in comedy. She toured as a bloke called Dave for a few years which, as she puts it, 'did wonders' for her career.  This time around, she claims she will do 'a normal comedy show'.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: HELEN BAUER: LITTLE MISS BABY ANGEL FACE, Pleasance Grand
August 14, 2019

Helen Bauer is being marketed as 'a self-confessed attention seeker', and she really wants you to watch. An inward look at all things Helen.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: TYPICAL, Pleasance Courtyard
August 13, 2019

Ryan Calais Cameron's new play, Typical, is a monologue depicting an unthinkable, but depressingly fathomable, true story.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: LUCY MCCORMICK: POST POPULAR, Pleasance Courtyard
August 13, 2019

Lucy McCormick is back, inflicting her twisted brilliance on Edinburgh, following her last hit Triple Threat in 2016. A show with expertly deployed obscenity, with a smattering of absolute indecency.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: CATHERINE COHEN: THE TWIST...? SHE'S GORGEOUS, Pleasance Courtyard
August 13, 2019

Gorgeously indiscreet, this New York Comic is as sharp as they come. Bubbly, with a sprinkling of aggression. Cohen hails from New York, where she has a weekly slot at Alan Cumming's cabaret bar a?" her act includes songs a?" and Henry Koperski accompanies her on keys.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: DO OUR BEST, Underbelly
August 12, 2019

Produced by double Fringe-First winning Francesca Moody (of Angry Alan and Square Go), self-obsessed 30-year-old Girl Guide Sephie tries to achieve her entertainment badge after several failed attempts.

EDINBURGH 2019: BWW Review: ORLANDO BAXTER: FINDING MARIAH, The Stand
August 12, 2019

It's comedy, but not as you know it. Orlando Baxter structures his set around his struggle to reconnect with his father in his hometown in Massachusetts, and the discovery that he may have a half-sister.



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