Debbie Gilpin

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BWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Aug. 1, 2018


BWW Review: LONDON TAP DANCE INTENSIVE GALA PERFORMANCE, The London Cabaret ClubBWW Review: LONDON TAP DANCE GALA PERFORMANCE
Posted: Jul. 30, 2018


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BWW Review: ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 27, 2017


BWW Review: RAIN: 50 YEARS OF SGT. PEPPERS, London PalladiumBWW Review: RAIN: 50 YEARS OF SGT. PEPPERS, London Palladium
Posted: Oct. 7, 2017


BWW Interview: Jos Slovick TALKS BRIEF ENCOUNTERJos Slovick TALKS BRIEF ENCOUNTER
Posted: Jan. 30, 2018


BWW Review: ROBERT PLANT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: ROBERT PLANT, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Dec. 9, 2017


BWW Review: THE DYSFUNCTIONAL GUIDE TO BEING A THIRD WHEEL, Live At Z delBWW Review: THE DYSFUNCTIONAL GUIDE TO BEING A THIRD WHEEL
Posted: Oct. 30, 2017


BWW Review: THE SECRET THEATRE, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: THE SECRET THEATRE, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Posted: Nov. 23, 2017


BWW Review: CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: Oct. 1, 2017


BWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: OTHELLO, Shakespeare's Globe
August 1, 2018

Michelle Terry's first season at the Globe continues apace, with what some will have marked out as a highlight since its announcement back in January. Mark Rylance returns to the Globe stage, once again directed by Claire van Kampen, starring as Iago alongside American actor Andre Holland in the title role. This is another strand in Terry's Emilia arc, which will culminate in Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play about Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady', Emilia Bassano.

BWW Review: LONDON TAP DANCE INTENSIVE GALA PERFORMANCE, The London Cabaret ClubBWW Review: LONDON TAP DANCE INTENSIVE GALA PERFORMANCE, The London Cabaret Club
July 30, 2018

The London Tap Dance Intensive is the UK's top tap festival, and took place from Friday to Sunday last week. Over the course of three days a variety of workshops were offered at three different studios; led by talented teachers from across the tap spectrum, they covered everything from rhythm choreography, partner work, call & response, and the crossover between tap and Irish dancing. The festival culminated in a gala performance last night, hosted by Adam Garcia and Kane D. Ricca - the ultimate showcase for the genre, with some mind-blowing routines performed by a selection of top dancers.

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
July 11, 2018

Reunited following successful runs of The Lorax, the director-composer team of Max Webster and Charlie Fink bring a new version of the Shakespeare classic to the picturesque (and rather appropriate) setting of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. This well-loved comedy is in demand this year, with it being this year's Shakespeare in the Squares play of choice, and a production also making up part of Michelle Terry's inaugural season at Shakespeare's Globe - coincidentally, the last Shakespeare play performed at this theatre saw Terry starring in Henry V. This particular piece is ideal seasonal fare, however, with love, laughter and hijinks overflowing in the Forest of Arden.

BWW Review: THE JUNGLE, Playhouse TheatreBWW Review: THE JUNGLE, Playhouse Theatre
July 5, 2018

Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson's play had such a good reception during its run at the Young Vic Theatre back in the winter that it has transferred across the river to the Playhouse Theatre in the West End, bringing its cast with it (along with some additions). It is based on Murphy and Robertson's experience of being out in Calais, witnessing the refugees' plight first-hand. While they were there, they set up 'Good Chance', which allowed residents to express themselves through the arts - its key words are disrupt, explore, innovate, welcome, connect and create.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I, London PalladiumBWW Review: THE KING AND I, London Palladium
July 3, 2018

Following a hit run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater in 2015, Bartlett Sher's production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic makes its way to London's West End for a limited run at the London Palladium. Transferring with it is Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe and Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, in the title roles.

BWW Review: KILLER JOE, Trafalgar StudiosBWW Review: KILLER JOE, Trafalgar Studios
June 5, 2018

After spending several months as the Trafalgar Fair, a Texas trailer park takes root at Trafalgar Studios as a new production of Tracy Letts' Killer Joe begins its run. It is directed by Simon Evans, who previously helmed a production of Letts' Bug at the short-lived venue Found111 - the show also marks the return of Orlando Bloom to the London stage, starring alongside Steffan Rhodri, Neve McIntosh, Sophie Cookson and Adam Gillen.

BWW Review: STAR TREK IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: STAR TREK IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
June 4, 2018

The Royal Albert Hall is about a month into its inaugural Festival of Science - a range of talks, screenings, concerts and comedy events that are taking enthusiasts of all ages on an exploration of space, both factual and fictional. This weekend was no exception, with special screenings of two of the recent Star Trek films (also part of their Films in Concert series): Star Trek and Star Trek Beyond.

BWW Review: A TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Bob Hope TheatreBWW Review: A TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Bob Hope Theatre
May 19, 2018

In 2007, Across the Universe brought the songs of The Beatles to a new generation in the form of a jukebox musical film that incorporated 34 of the band's songs, from the very famous to the more obscure numbers in their back catalogue. Rather than being a band biography, it brought a new story to the screen from Julie Taymor (also director), Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and starred Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood.

BWW Review: NINE NIGHT, National TheatreBWW Review: NINE NIGHT, National Theatre
April 30, 2018

Natasha Gordon's debut play opens the new season at the Dorfman Theatre. 2018 marks 70 years since the Empire Windrush brought many hopeful Jamaicans across to Britain, some were specifically recruited (due to labour shortages) to work in hospitals, the postal service or the transport system, others simply hoped to provide a better life for their families. However, rather than commemorating the invaluable service to the country, the anniversary has launched a political storm as a lack of British citizenship and the threat of deportation hang over people's heads. The recent departure of the Home Secretary definitely did not go unnoticed amidst the pre-show audience buzz.

BWW Review: PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR, BarbicanBWW Review: PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR, Barbican
April 10, 2018

Cheek by Jowl began life in 1981, first producing plays in English before branching out to other languages; their current production of Shakespeare's Pericles is performed in French, which has recently embarked on a tour that includes Oxford, Naples, Madrid, and several venues in France, stopping for a few weeks now at the Silk Street theatre at the Barbican Centre in London. It's a rarely played piece, though there is also due to be another production by the National Theatre over the summer.

BWW Review: THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH, Swan TheatreBWW Review: THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH, Swan Theatre
April 3, 2018

Next up at the RSC's Swan Theatre is an oft-forgotten Restoration comedy by Mary Pix; originally titled The Beau Defeated, Jo Davies' production shifts the focus onto the widowed protagonist with the new title The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich. It comes in the same year as two new productions of another Restoration Comedy, The Country Wife, are unveiled at Southwark Playhouse and Chichester's Minerva Theatre - and plays alongside The Duchess of Malfi and Macbeth (in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre).

BACK FOR GOOD: Which Shows Do You Want To See Revived?BACK FOR GOOD: Which Shows Do You Want To See Revived?
March 26, 2018

In our new series, BroadwayWorld UK writers nominate the shows they'd love to see revived!

BWW Review: VIVALDI'S THE FOUR SEASONS: A REIMAGINING, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: VIVALDI'S THE FOUR SEASONS: A REIMAGINING, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
March 17, 2018

The final new production in The Winter Selection at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is a daring masterclass in puppetry from Gyre & Gimble. They have used Max Richter's recompositions of Vivaldi's classic 'Four Seasons' concertos as a basis to tell an original story about 'life, death and renewal', focusing on the human angle rather than nature, taking the audience on an adventure with them. It will play alongside Emma Rice's The Little Matchgirl and Other Happier Tales to close the season.

BWW Review: BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Empire Cinema HaymarketBWW Review: BRIEF ENCOUNTER, Empire Cinema Haymarket
March 11, 2018

Emma Rice begins her association with the Old Vic by reviving her version of Brief Encounter. It has recently been performed at the Birmingham Rep (where it first began life 11 years ago) and the Lowry in Salford, but now makes a return to the West End for a run at the Empire Cinema. The screen has been specially adapted to suit a theatre production, with a stage added in for the occasion.

BWW Review: THE BEST MAN, Playhouse TheatreBWW Review: THE BEST MAN, Playhouse Theatre
March 6, 2018

Gore Vidal's 1960 political play The Best Man documents the behind-the-scenes machinations of a fictional Presidential nomination. This new production, directed by Simon Evans, has been on a short tour prior to a run on London's West End - it takes the place of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross. Martin Shaw and Jeff Fahey lead the cast, which also features Maureen Lipman, Glynis Barber, Jack Shepherd and Honeysuckle Weeks.

BWW Review: THE CAPTIVE QUEEN, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: THE CAPTIVE QUEEN, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
February 8, 2018

A retitled production of John Dryden's 1675 play Aureng-zebe, The Captive Queen continues the Globe's winter season and acts as a swansong for Northern Broadsides' Barrie Rutter. The artistic director takes the role of the Emperor and also directs for the company for the final time. A rarely performed play, this project has been in the works for some time and is something of a labour of love for Rutter and his company.

BWW Interview: Jos Slovick TALKS BRIEF ENCOUNTERBWW Interview: Jos Slovick TALKS BRIEF ENCOUNTER
January 30, 2018

Kneehigh (in conjunction with the Old Vic) are about to revive their acclaimed production of Emma Rice's Brief Encounter, starting with a short tourfollowed by a six-month West End run.Jos Slovick, playing Stanley, talks bunking off, jazz, and returning to the West End.

BWW Review: THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: THE FLYING LOVERS OF VITEBSK, Wilton's Music Hall
January 23, 2018

After a short stay at the Bristol Old Vic, and an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Daniel Jamieson's play about the life and love of Marc and Bella Chagall begins a UK/US tour at Wilton's Music Hall in east London. Directed by Emma Rice, it follows in the wake of Romantics Anonymous and precedes the return of Brief Encounter and the debut of her brand new theatre company Wise Children.

BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
January 18, 2018

The forthcoming summer programme may have been announced, but The Winter Selection at Shakespeare's Globe continues apace the latest show to open is the only Shakespeare play in the season, the rarely played All's Well That Ends Well. Caroline Byrne returns to direct, following her Irish production of The Taming of the Shrew at the Globe itself in 2016.

BWW Review: ROBERT PLANT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: ROBERT PLANT, Royal Albert Hall
December 9, 2017

In January 1970, Led Zeppelin played the Royal Albert Hall, widely lauded as one of their most famous gigs. Robert Plant has returned once again, this time as part of a tour with the Sensational Space Shifters that has visited the length and breadth of the UK, and will soon head to America, Canada and Australia.



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