Debbie Gilpin

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


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


BWW Review: INK, Duke Of York's TheatreBWW Review: INK, Duke Of York's Theatre
Posted: Sep. 22, 2017


BWW Review: METROPOLIS, Ye Olde Rose And Crown TheatreBWW Review: METROPOLIS, Ye Olde Rose And Crown Theatre
Posted: Oct. 13, 2017


BWW Review: VENUS IN FUR, Theatre Royal HaymarketBWW Review: VENUS IN FUR, Theatre Royal Haymarket
Posted: Oct. 18, 2017


BWW Review: WHAT SHADOWS, Park TheatreBWW Review: WHAT SHADOWS, Park Theatre
Posted: Oct. 4, 2017


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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West EndAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Pirouettes Into The West End
Posted: Mar. 10, 2017


BWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich TheatreBWW Review: LIZZIE, Greenwich Theatre
Posted: Feb. 24, 2017


BWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park TheatreBWW Review: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, Park Theatre
Posted: Feb. 17, 2017


BWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London PalladiumBWW Review: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, London Palladium
Posted: Mar. 13, 2017


BWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: May. 13, 2017


WICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-upWICKED Celebrates Its Latest West End Line-up
Posted: Mar. 1, 2017


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.

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
July 20, 2017

Matthew Dunster brings some desert sun to a so far patchy summer, with his Mexican inspired production of Much Ado About Nothing. It truly is the beating heart of the Summer of Love, running until the end of the season alongside first Twelfth Night, then King Lear and Boudica.

BWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air TheatreBWW Review: A TALE OF TWO CITIES, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
July 14, 2017

'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.' The opening line of Charles Dickens' classic novel seems quite apt in describing the current Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's season to date. With On the Town beset by injuries before it even started, its current production of A Tale of Two Cities looks to be under an equally unlucky star. With the first preview cancelled due to a lack of preparation time, and scenes having to be rejigged, it's a wonder it has opened on the planned date.

BWW Review: YANK!, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: YANK!, Charing Cross Theatre
July 11, 2017

With this year's Pride still fresh in Londoners' minds, there couldn't be a more appropriate time for Joseph and David Zellnik's musical about gay US soldiers in World War Two to open in central London. It runs not far away from another high profile LGBT production, Rotterdam, which will finish its short run this weekend.

BWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHOWTIME: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, Leicester Square TheatreBWW Review: SH*T-FACED SHOWTIME: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ, Leicester Square Theatre
July 2, 2017

The world of musical theatre is being shaken up once again, as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz gets the Sh*t-faced Showtime treatment. The company's Shakespeare sibling is also in town over the summer with Much Ado About Nothing.

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Norfolk Square GardensBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Norfolk Square Gardens
July 2, 2017

Shakespeare in the Squares returns after a successful introduction in 2016 with Much Ado About Nothing, this time taking on a tragedy that has been another popular choice this year - Daniel Kramer's controversial production has almost finished its run at Shakespeare's Globe, for one.

BWW Review: THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE, Park TheatreBWW Review: THE VIEW FROM NOWHERE, Park Theatre
July 1, 2017

After exploring themes of vanity and corporate culture in Marius Von Mayerburg's The Ugly One, Park90 now turns its attentions towards science and the environment with Chuck Anderson's brand new play The View From Nowhere. With Brexit looming large, the economic and immigration issues have been headline news, but what effect will that have on the scientific community? Or is big business involved too much for it to matter?

BWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, London PalladiumBWW Review: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS, London Palladium
June 29, 2017

Hot on the heels of the success of the reworked Half a Sixpence, Stiles & Drewe team up with Julian Fellowes once more to adapt a well-loved children's book for the stage. The Wind in the Willows has premiered at the end of last year in a short tour and now has a limited London season over the summer - just in time for the school holidays and Kids Go Free (now running for the entirety of August).

BWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: TRISTAN & YSEULT, Shakespeare's Globe
June 15, 2017

Another tale of doomed love continues Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love' apace. Currently making its way around the country, Kneehigh's revival production of their much-beloved Tristan & Yseult weighs anchor at the Globe for a short run before continuing its UK tour. It sits somewhere in between concurrent productions Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, blending tragic romance with music, dance and comedy.

BWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford EastBWW Review: TOMMY, Theatre Royal Stratford East
June 13, 2017

Following a successful national tour, Ramps on the Moon's co-production of The Who's Tommy continues its journey with a run at Theatre Royal Stratford East this month. Ramps on the Moon is a budding consortium that is associating closely with several UK theatres and theatre companies as they work on new projects over the course of the next few years. One of their partners, Graeae Theatre Company, will be at Stratford East later this year with their production of Reasons To Be Cheerful.

BWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival TheatreBWW Review: SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Chichester Festival Theatre
June 10, 2017

Continuing Chichester Festival Theatre's run of plays, prior to its first musical offering of the season, is Tennessee Williams' 1959 work Sweet Bird of Youth. It comes a few months after Williams' classic The Glass Menagerie enjoyed an Olivier-nominated run at the Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End, sharing a cast member (Brian J. Smith).



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