Charlie Wilks

Charlie Wilks


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BWW Review: CUCKOO, Soho TheatreBWW Review: CUCKOO, Soho Theatre
Posted: Nov. 19, 2018


BWW Review: LANDS, Bush TheatreBWW Review: LANDS, Bush Theatre
Posted: Nov. 9, 2018


BWW Review: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Southwark Playhouse
Posted: Dec. 1, 2018


BWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard TheatreBWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard Theatre
Posted: Nov. 16, 2018


BWW Review: DRIP, Bush TheatreBWW Review: DRIP, Bush Theatre
Posted: Dec. 7, 2018


BWW Review: MIRABEL, Ovalhouse TheatreBWW Review: MIRABEL, Ovalhouse Theatre
Posted: Nov. 11, 2018


BWW Review: MACBETH, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: MACBETH, Garrick Theatre
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Gate TheatreBWW Review: TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Gate Theatre
Posted: Jan. 16, 2018


BWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE, RoundhouseBWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE, Roundhouse
Posted: Aug. 3, 2018


BWW Review: JUBILEE, Lyric HammersmithBWW Review: JUBILEE, Lyric Hammersmith
Posted: Feb. 21, 2018


BWW Review: DUST, Soho TheatreBWW Review: DUST, Soho Theatre
Posted: Feb. 24, 2018


BWW Interview: Gala Gordon and Gareth David-Lloyd Talk BLUEBERRY TOASTGala Gordon and Gareth David-Lloyd Talk BLUEBERRY TOAST
Posted: May. 8, 2018


BWW Interview: Peter Groom Talks DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY, Politics, Queer History and VisibilityPeter Groom Talks DIETRICH: NATURAL DUTY
Posted: Jan. 11, 2018


BWW Review: SOAP, Underbelly Festival SouthbankBWW Review: SOAP, Underbelly Festival Southbank
Posted: May. 11, 2018


BWW Review: DRIP, Bush TheatreBWW Review: DRIP, Bush Theatre
December 7, 2018

This is a really sweet show. It's one that enchants its audience, inviting them into a story of vulnerability, queer identity and synchronised swimming.

BWW Review: HOLE, Royal CourtBWW Review: HOLE, Royal Court
December 6, 2018

Ellie Kendrick's writing debut is a one-hour attack on the senses. Visceral and to the point, the Royal Court Upstairs stage is alive with the anarchic cry for unity and retribution. The play is co-directed by RashDash's Abbi Greenland and Helen Goalen, and alongside a company of six they take us on a journey of physics, mythology and misogyny.

BWW Review: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Southwark PlayhouseBWW Review: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Southwark Playhouse
December 1, 2018

Snow isn't yet falling all around us. And I haven't seen the Coca Cola truck stopping by. But John Lewis has released their advert, so I suppose it's beginning to look a little like Christmas. Full of it's own individual kind of holiday cheer, Anthony Neilson's winter tale is revived at Southwark Playhouse.

BWW Review: LUCY PEARMAN: FRUIT LOOP, Soho TheatreBWW Review: LUCY PEARMAN: FRUIT LOOP, Soho Theatre
December 1, 2018

Lucy Pearman is a comedienne that's unfamiliar to me, but after watching their stellar show Fruit Loop the other evening, they are now cemented in my brain as someone very special. The reason I like her so much is because her show feels totally unique to anything that I've seen before.

BWW Review: MACBETH, Garrick TheatreBWW Review: MACBETH, Garrick Theatre
November 30, 2018

Something wicked has arrived in the West End. It comes in the form of the National Youth Theatre REP Company's production of Macbeth, which has been abridged beautifully by Moira Buffini. Shakespeare's epic tale has been condensed down to 100 minutes, and is jam-packed with lots of things that entertain and thrill.

BWW Review: CUCKOO, Soho TheatreBWW Review: CUCKOO, Soho Theatre
November 19, 2018

Iona wants to be happy. After years of ridicule and childhood trauma she desperately seeks refuge in a more vibrant place than where she's at right now. She wants out. Her destination of choice: London - a place that's apparently the home to her estranged father. She's convinced that he'll put her up, and her and best mate Pingu will become celebrity radio DJ's overnight.

BWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard TheatreBWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard Theatre
November 16, 2018

Made in China present their solo show about anxiety. In it Jessica Latowicki performs a monologue that quickly descends into chaos. The text, which has been dramaturged by Tim Cowbury, is a mixture of fun, comedy and intense emotion. It's solid, if a little too long, but does well to get across the point.

BWW Review: MIRABEL, Ovalhouse TheatreBWW Review: MIRABEL, Ovalhouse Theatre
November 11, 2018

It's the end of the world, or alternatively, the start of a brand new one, and Mirabel seems to be the only person left. Confident and prepared, she sets off across the lonely desert to search for a grown up to make everything better.

BWW Review: LANDS, Bush TheatreBWW Review: LANDS, Bush Theatre
November 9, 2018

Bush Associate Artist company Antler arrive with their Edinburgh hit Lands, a high-spirited, tender investigation into a relationship that's on its way to its end.

BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Bush TheatreBWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Bush Theatre
November 7, 2018

This is a really brilliant production, full of life, energy, exuberance, and joy. Luke Barnes' script breaks your heart in the subtlest of ways. His writing poetically tells the story of abandoned dreams, working class struggle, and the search for happiness. It's a piece that's full of hope, yet absolutely hopeless at the same time.

BWW Review: PICKLE JAR, Soho TheatreBWW Review: PICKLE JAR, Soho Theatre
November 6, 2018

How do you keep everything together, when everything around you is falling apart? Life's complicated - that's for sure - and for our central character in this story, balancing teaching, romance and adulthood is just a bit too much to handle. Maddie Rice has written and performs in Pickle Jar, a multi-layered investigation into the highs and lows of being a grown up.

BWW Review: VICTORIA'S KNICKERS, Soho TheatreBWW Review: VICTORIA'S KNICKERS, Soho Theatre
November 4, 2018

The second offering in this year's National Youth Theatre REP Season is just as brilliant as the earlier reviewed Consensual. In Victoria's Knickers, Josh Azouz and Ned Bennett - who previously collaborated together on Buggy Baby - have combined brains to make another bonkers piece of theatre, this time set around the love between Queen Victoria and an ordinary, yet extraordinary boy.

BWW Review: ear for eye, Royal CourtBWW Review: ear for eye, Royal Court
November 2, 2018

A 16-strong ensemble storms the Royal Court stage in debbie tucker green's latest play, which shows snapshots of black British and African American experiences in our contemporary day. Directed by the playwright herself, it's a hard-hitting offering that has no problems in laying out the brutal truth of the subject.

BWW Review: THE WOLVES, Theatre Royal Stratford EastBWW Review: THE WOLVES, Theatre Royal Stratford East
October 31, 2018

This is a play about the highs and lows of teen development, exploring what it means to be a girl today. And despite being set in America, the themes are universal to all. As one of the characters points out, football - or in this case, soccer - is a sport that's played everywhere and therefore it needs no vocal language.

BWW Review: CONSENSUAL, Soho TheatreBWW Review: CONSENSUAL, Soho Theatre
October 26, 2018

Opening this year's National Youth Theatre REP Season is the return of Evan Placey's Consensual, originally written for the company back in 2015 when it premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre. It's been given a major facelift as Pia Furtado's production, featuring a brand new cast, moves to the Soho Theatre - a space that seems perfectly suited to the intimate nature of the piece.

BWW Review: MEDUSA, Sadler's Wells TheatreBWW Review: MEDUSA, Sadler's Wells Theatre
October 22, 2018

Celebrating 20 years of performance excellence, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon's incredibly talented company present another unforgettable, highly entertaining masterpiece.

BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S UN-ROYAL VARIETY, Hackney EmpireBWW Review: JONNY WOO'S UN-ROYAL VARIETY, Hackney Empire
October 21, 2018

Back for its third year, Jonny Woo brings his eclectically exuberant production to the Hackney Empire, promising it to be the most spectacular yet. And it is certainly fabulous. Woo has curated an event that features artists from a wide range of performance mediums, cultures and experiences. Celebrating individuality in its finest form, the night is a spectacular sensation from start to finish.

BWW Review: THE INHERITANCE, Noel Coward TheatreBWW Review: THE INHERITANCE, Noel Coward Theatre
October 15, 2018

Set a generation after the AIDS crisis, Matthew Lopez's two part world premiere checks in with gay men living today. What does love mean in contemporary New York? How do we find our sense of belonging in a city that's so easy to get lost in? A heartbreaker from start to finish, this rare theatrical offering is undoubtedly the production of the century.

BWW Review: DRIP FEED, Soho TheatreBWW Review: DRIP FEED, Soho Theatre
October 2, 2018

It's Cork, 1998. Brenda sits contemplating a messy night out, which quickly escalates into a reflection on her entire adult experience. Nursing a disgusting hangover, she investigates the actions of her past, and attempts to regain control of her downward spiralling life. Fresh from a celebrated run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Karen Cogan brings her messy comedy to the Soho Theatre.

BWW Review: POET IN DA CORNER, Royal CourtBWW Review: POET IN DA CORNER, Royal Court
September 26, 2018

Many years ago a young girl was given an album that would go on to change her life. It would form the foundations of the woman she'd grow up to be. It'd take her from being a dyslexic struggling to write, to an absolute powerhouse spitting words on the main stage of the Royal Court. poet in da corner is the story of Debris Stevenson.



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