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Cindy Marcolina

Cindy Marcolina considers herself a "critic" (yes, the inverted commas are important). Also a script reader and huge supporter of new work, she's the one wearing big red glasses and matching lipstick in the crowd. Twitter: @Cindy_Marcolina




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BWW Review: I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU AND IT'S MAKING ME DO STUPID THINGS, HOME Digital ChannelBWW Review: I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU AND IT'S MAKING ME DO STUPID THINGS, HOME Digital Channel
Posted: May. 2, 2020


BWW Interview: Shan Ako Talks LES MISERABLESShan Ako Talks LES MISERABLES
Posted: May. 12, 2020


BWW Album Review: KATHRYN GALLAGHER - DEMOS, VOL. IAlbum Review: KATHRYN GALLAGHER - DEMOS, VOL. I
Posted: May. 19, 2020


BWW Review: STUFF, The Painkiller ProjectBWW Review: STUFF, The Painkiller Project
Posted: May. 6, 2020


BWW Review: MARISHA WALLACE, Royal Albert HomeBWW Review: MARISHA WALLACE, Royal Albert Home
Posted: May. 4, 2020


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BWW Review: LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT, Digital DownloadBWW Review: LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT, Digital Download
Posted: Apr. 25, 2020


BWW Review: JONATHAN VAN NESS: ROAD TO BEIJING, Eventim ApolloBWW Review: JONATHAN VAN NESS: ROAD TO BEIJING, Eventim Apollo
Posted: Oct. 19, 2019


BWW Review: GHOST STORIES, Ambassadors TheatreBWW Review: GHOST STORIES, Ambassadors Theatre
Posted: Oct. 10, 2019


BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Jermyn Street TheatreBWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Jermyn Street Theatre
Posted: Mar. 14, 2020


BWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD, The VaultsBWW Review: AN ACT OF GOD, The Vaults
Posted: Nov. 30, 2019


BWW Review: JOHN MAYER, The O2BWW Review: JOHN MAYER, The O2
Posted: Oct. 14, 2019


BWW Review: BLADE RUNNER LIVE, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: BLADE RUNNER LIVE, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Oct. 26, 2019


BWW Album Review: KATHRYN GALLAGHER - DEMOS, VOL. I
May 19, 2020

Directly from her Covid-induced isolation, Kathryn Gallagher has released a collection of five cuts titled Demos, Vol. I. After listening to it, we already want a Vol. II. The Broadway performer is no stranger to putting out insightful, deep numbers that present spotless writing, but her latest releases might take the crown.

BWW Interview: Shan Ako Talks LES MISERABLES
May 12, 2020

Shan Ako was starring as Eponine in the West End's Les Misérables before theatres were closed down. Now, everyone can enjoy her performance in the filmed version of last year's staged concert, so we caught up with her to hear all about her favourite music, how she found her own Eponine, and her super-positive pre-show ritual.

BWW Review: STUFF, The Painkiller Project
May 6, 2020

Bitter Pill Theatre's contribution to the lockdown content audiences get to enjoy for free comes in the form of The Painkiller Project, a podcast that edges towards radio drama. The company are keeping their pledge to produce new writing even while theatres around the world are closed down by opening submissions for the scheme once a fortnight, with the winning play being produced for all podcasting platforms.

BWW Review: MARISHA WALLACE, Royal Albert Home
May 4, 2020

The Royal Albert Hall continue their online programming in spite of closing their doors, bringing to our screens a ray of sunshine in the shape of Marisha Wallace to ease the lockdown. The West End and Broadway favourite shone with positivity as she brought the party from her living room to ours with a soulful mix and her joyous disposition.

BWW Review: I AM FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU AND IT'S MAKING ME DO STUPID THINGS, HOME Digital Channel
May 2, 2020

Manchester's HOME is kicking off a series of works commissioned specifically to entertain audiences during the lockdown. First up in the program we find Bryony Kimmings' I am falling in love with you and it's making me do stupid things, where the effects of boredom and loneliness lead to a rollercoaster of a night in.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES: THE STAGED CONCERT, Digital Download
April 25, 2020

Back in 2019, the former Queen's Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue was temporarily closed down to transform the building into the Sondheim Theatre and give its favourite tenant, Les Misérables, a major revamp.

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Jermyn Street Theatre
March 14, 2020

William Shakespeare's swansong lands on Jermyn Street Theatre's tiny stage in fetching fashion. Traditionally a grand spectacle, Tom Littler transforms The Tempest into boutique theatre at its finest. Shakespearean veteran Michael Pennington leads as Prospero, and the result is a myth-imbued and aesthetically exquisite show.

BWW Review: THE BRIEF LIFE AND MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF BORIS III, KING OF BULGARIA: PART THE FIRST, VAULT Festival
March 12, 2020

Out Of The Forest Theatre return to VAULT Festival with glorious history lesson in their customary unconventional style. They introduce their London public to Boris III of Bulgaria, who rose to power after his country's defeat in World War I.

BWW Review: 39 DEGREES, VAULT Festival
March 12, 2020

Two 39-degree days, opposite sides of the world, same heat, different situation. On the 25th July 2019, record-breaking weather is holding London in its grip; five months later, Australia is burning on New Year's Eve.

BWW Review: GHOST HOUSE, VAULT Festival
March 11, 2020

Jay has just bought his first home. And not just any home, a luxury flat in a swanky complex with a concierge. A dream. In the matter of days he realises that there must be something wrong with his new abode, and it turns out that even though he keeps hearing noises and meeting neighbours, he's the only one living in the brutalist Balfron Tower.

BWW Review: SAFE SEX, VAULT Festival
March 11, 2020

Harvey Fierstein's response to the AIDS outbreak in the 80s and the subsequent silence from the government came in the form of three one-act plays. The Network Theatre Company picked to stage Safe Sex as part of VAULT Festival, an accidental choice that turns out to be exceptionally timely at this point of threatening pandemic.

BWW Review: SHOE LADY, Royal Court
March 10, 2020

E.V. Crowe debuts her new play Shoe Lady directed by the Royal Court's artistic director Vicky Featherstone. Katherine Parkinson returns to the stage as a woman who accidentally loses a shoe on her way to work. What ensues from the incident is a bleak reflection on middle-class anxiety.

BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, Upstairs At The Gatehouse
March 8, 2020

Mary Rodger's (yes, daughter of that Richard Rodgers) 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress makes an appearance in Highgate in a revival that, unfortunately, looks old and stuffy despite all the talent on stage.

BWW Review: CLOSED LANDS, VAULT Festival
March 7, 2020

In 1989, the fall of the Berlin Wall is a beacon of light and the emblem of freedom for everyone in the free world. Around 30 years later, Donald Trump is militating for a barrier to be erected between the United States and Mexico to prevent migrants from crossing the border. Closed Lands takes a hard look at the invisible and metaphorical walls that promote division and hatred.

BWW Review: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT, VAULT Festival
March 7, 2020

Incognito Theatre are back at VAULT Festival with an adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. Brutal, visceral, and told in Incognito's own exquisite brand of physical theatre, the show is a moving and detailed account of the Great War from the perspective of the German soldiers.

BWW Review: BIG, VAULT Festival
March 7, 2020

Fat Girl (Erin Gill) is in love with Pizza (Geraint Rhys). Her fatphobic Mother (Vaani K Sharma) signs her up for a reality show with the aim of losing weight and she meets Hot Boy (Ewan Pollitt), an entitled D-list celebrity.

BWW Review: THE REVENGER'S TRAGEDY, Barbican Centre
March 6, 2020

Not even the threatening pandemic managed to keep Cheek by Jowl to introduce the Babican Theatre to the brilliant company of Milan's Piccolo Teatro. Declan Donnellan is directing his first Italian show, presenting Thomas Middleton's The Revenger's Tragedy in a bold, unabashed, sexy extravaganza of power and corruption.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Southwark Playhouse
March 5, 2020

Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years has come back to London after a stint in the West End in 2016 as an intimate and exceptionally touching production directed by Jonathan O'Boyle. The iconic musical follows Cathy and Jamie's five-year relationship through all the highs and lows of a natural, declining love story.

BWW Review: TRAINERS (A THEATRICAL ESSAY), Gate Theatre
March 4, 2020

Trainers is one of those shows that have their public gaping at the stage. It's a political and radical experience. The title is an entire microcosm in itself: Trainers Or The Brutal Unpleasant Atmosphere Of This Most Disagreeable Season: A Theatrical Essay. The website of the Gate Theatre forewords the synopsis with a?oeThe only rule is to break the rulesa??, which fits perfectly within the work as a whole.

BWW Review: DIVINA DE CAMPO, The Other Palace
March 3, 2020

Following their hyper-successful Sunday Favourites at The Other Palace, the venue are launching another series of one-off concerts that will see performers get up close and personal in an acoustic setting. With their main stage being dark on a Monday, the theatre are taking the chance to bring more stars to their fans, hosting an impressive line-up, including John Owen-Jones and Kerry Ellis later in the spring.



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