Debbie Gilpin

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


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


BWW Review: THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, Wilton's Music Hall
Posted: Dec. 7, 2017


BWW Review: FIVER, Live At Z?delBWW Review: FIVER, Live At Z?del
Posted: Nov. 27, 2017


BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Bridge House TheatreBWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Bridge House Theatre
Posted: Nov. 30, 2017


BWW Review: HARD RAIN: BARB JUNGR SINGS DYLAN AND COHEN, Live At Z?delBWW Review: HARD RAIN, Live At Z?del
Posted: Nov. 16, 2017


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


BWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: May. 13, 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: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Jul. 20, 2017


BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: May. 24, 2017


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


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.

BWW Review: THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, Wilton's Music HallBWW Review: THE BOX OF DELIGHTS, Wilton's Music Hall
December 7, 2017

Victorian music hall Wilton's takes a trip back to the 1930s this Christmas, as it brings a new version of John Masefield's fantasy story The Box of Delights to the stage. Justin Audibert directs Piers Torday's adaptation that stars Matthew Kelly, offering up alternative festive entertainment.

BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Bridge House TheatreBWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, Bridge House Theatre
November 30, 2017

As usual, come the festive season, there is a plethora of shows on offer to begin the merriment - and if a pantomime or version of A Christmas Carol isn't for you, there is still plenty of choice. A popular venue in London is Penge's Bridge House Theatre, and this year their Christmas treat is a stage version of the perennial film favourite, Miracle On 34th Street.

BWW Review: FIVER, Live At Zédel
November 27, 2017

The latest production from New. Theatre Company is a song cycle from Alex James Ellison and Tom Lees; as with last month's The Dysfunctional Guide to Being a Third Wheel it is playing in the cabaret space Live at Zedel. Directed once again by Jordan Murphy, it boasts a talented cast of four: Sabrina Aloueche, Joe Kerry, Jodie Steele and Daniel Buckley.

BWW Review: THE SECRET THEATRE, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: THE SECRET THEATRE, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
November 23, 2017

Terrorist plots, underfunded government departments, unjustifiable military action - all very modern worries, I'm sure you'll agree. However, playwright Anders Lustgarten and director Matthew Dunster beg to differ. The second production of The Winter Selection is a new play, The Secret Theatre, ostensibly about Sir Francis Walsingham and his Elizabethan intelligence network (after which the play is named), yet actually telling a very familiar tale for the 21st century.

BWW Review: HARD RAIN: BARB JUNGR SINGS DYLAN AND COHEN, Live At Zédel
November 16, 2017

Celebrated performer Barb Jungr put this collection of songs together a couple of years ago (alongside long-time collaborator and pianist, Simon Wallace) and has been taking the songs across the UK and the US, amongst other places, as well as appearing on the bill of the Art of Protest cabaret at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year. Jungr describes the show as hundreds and hundreds of words packed together incomprehensibly , hoping to show the nice side of Dylan and the nastiness of Cohen.

BWW Review: THE DYSFUNCTIONAL GUIDE TO BEING A THIRD WHEEL, Live At Zédel
October 30, 2017

This is the first in a series of original musicals that will be brought to Live at Z del thanks to New., whose aim is to showcase young, emerging talent on the stage. The Dysfunctional Guide To Being A Third Wheel was written by Henry Roadnight and Adam Johnson, and is a musical for the millennial generation.

BWW Review: ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, Sam Wanamaker PlayhouseBWW Review: ROMANTICS ANONYMOUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
October 27, 2017

What do you get if you take a French film, a liberal portion of chocolate and a sprinkling of Emma Rice magic? The opening winter season production, Romantics Anonymous! This brand new musical, based on Les Emotifs Anonymes, plays for a limited time across the festive season and is Rice's final new work at Shakespeare's Globe.

BWW Review: DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX, Old VicBWW Review: DR. SEUSS'S THE LORAX, Old Vic
October 26, 2017

After a successful run in 2015/16, leading to an Olivier Award nomination, David Greig's stage adaptation of the Dr. Seuss tale is back at the Old Vic for a three-week run prior to a North American tour. Music and lyrics come from singer-songwriter Charlie Fink (recently seen at the same theatre with his own show, Cover My Tracks), with direction from Max Webster and choreography from the irrepressible Drew McOnie.

BWW Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, London County HallBWW Review: WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, London County Hall
October 23, 2017

With her most famous play, The Mousetrap, celebrating its 65th anniversary in London's West End, it only seems right for another of Agatha Christie's stage works to be brought back for a limited run. Based on the short story Traitor Hands, Christie adapted it into a play in the early 1950s - and it was recently seen on the small screen, as the BBC aired a television version over the last festive season.

BWW Review: VENUS IN FUR, Theatre Royal HaymarketBWW Review: VENUS IN FUR, Theatre Royal Haymarket
October 18, 2017

David Ives's two-hander was first performed seven years ago Off-Broadway, before heading to Broadway and subsequently running in theatres around the world and being adapted to film by Polanski. Venus in Fur now has its West End premiere at Theatre Royal Haymarket, directed by Patrick Marber and starring Natalie Dormer and David Oakes.

BWW Review: METROPOLIS, Ye Olde Rose And Crown TheatreBWW Review: METROPOLIS, Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre
October 13, 2017

First performed in London in 1989 at the Piccadilly Theatre (with stars including the inimitable Brian Blessed), the musical version of Metropolis (by Joe Brooks and Dusty Hughes) has been revived for a short Off West End run at Ye Olde Rose and Crown in Walthamstow.

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

Fifty years ago, The Beatles changed the face of pop music when they released the iconic Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Billed by many as the first concept album, it marked a shift in focus to the recording studio from the live performance arena, as the frustrated band simply wanted their music to be heard. This, of course, meant that they would never perform these songs live - something that Rain have decided to put right.

BWW Review: WHAT SHADOWS, Park TheatreBWW Review: WHAT SHADOWS, Park Theatre
October 4, 2017

Transferring to London after debuting (rather appropriately) in Birmingham last year, Chris Hannan's play is based around Enoch Powell's 1968 'Rivers of blood' speech. Powell's speech famously criticised widespread immigration from the Commonwealth, using an example of a street in Wolverhampton where an elderly woman was the only white resident and could no longer attract lodgers for her spare rooms because of the immigrants in the surrounding houses.

BWW Review: CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
October 1, 2017

This weekend, for the first time, a James Bond score was performed in its entirety, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra accompanied a screening of the 2006 film Casino Royale. This was Daniel Craig's first outing as the British secret agent; coincidentally he has recently confirmed he will be returning to the role in the future, following speculation that his appearance in Spectre would be his last.

BWW Review: INK, Duke Of York's TheatreBWW Review: INK, Duke Of York's Theatre
September 22, 2017

Read all about it! Following a wildly successful run at the Almeida in the summer, James Graham's first of three new plays for 2017 has transferred to London's West End for a limited run at the Duke of York's Theatre. It will soon have Labour of Love as a close neighbour on St Martin's Lane, and Quiz will make its debut at Chichester later in the year.

BWW Review: BOUDICA, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: BOUDICA, Shakespeare's Globe
September 13, 2017

The final production in this year's Summer of Love season is a brand new piece from Tristan Bernays, telling the story of the famous warrior queen. It may not fit quite so obviously into the summer's theme, but it is a welcome piece of fresh new writing that really blows any last remaining cobwebs away.

BWW Review: HAMLET, Park TheatreBWW Review: HAMLET, Park Theatre
August 30, 2017

With Robert Icke's Andrew Scott-led Hamlet successfully transferring to the West End from the Almeida, and Tom Hiddleston about to get in on the action for Kenneth Branagh at RADA, it is potentially a very risky moment to stage a rather unique and stripped back version of the same Shakespeare play. This, however, is exactly what Park Theatre has done as a continuation of its current season.

BWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: KING LEAR, Shakespeare's Globe
August 16, 2017

Nancy Meckler makes her Globe debut with the penultimate show of the season, a well-known tragedy to contrast with recent comedies: King Lear. It casts a darker shadow over the Summer of Love, looking more at familial love and various struggles for power.

BWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Apollo TheatreBWW Review: CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Apollo Theatre
July 26, 2017

Continuing the resurgence of Tennessee Williams plays is the Young Vic's Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This is the popular theatre's first production to make its debut in the West End, in contrast to some recent transfers, with the production running at Shaftesbury Avenue's Apollo Theatre for the next 12 weeks.



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