Debbie Gilpin

Debbie Gilpin


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BWW Review: THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH, Swan TheatreBWW Review: THE FANTASTIC FOLLIES OF MRS RICH
Posted: Apr. 3, 2018


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


BWW Review: PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR, BarbicanBWW Review: PERICLES, PRINCE DE TYR
Posted: Apr. 10, 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 Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert HallBWW Review: HARRY POTTER IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall
Posted: May. 13, 2017


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: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Shakespeare's Globe
Posted: Jul. 20, 2017


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.

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 Z delBWW Review: FIVER, Live At Z del
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 Z delBWW Review: HARD RAIN: BARB JUNGR SINGS DYLAN AND COHEN, Live At Z del
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 Z delBWW Review: THE DYSFUNCTIONAL GUIDE TO BEING A THIRD WHEEL, Live At Z del
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.



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