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Jonathan Marshall Jonathan studied Drama at Loughborough University before embarking on a career in television. He is a self-proclaimed theatre addict and currently writes reviews as well as being a freelance script reader.



BWW Interview: Gillian Anderson Talks Stage vs Screen, Memorable Roles and A STREETCA PhotoGillian Anderson Talks A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
Posted: May. 7, 2020

Posted: Nov. 21, 2019

BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, National Theatre At Home PhotoBWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, National Theatre At Home
Posted: May. 21, 2020

BWW Interview: Byron Lane Talks Tilda Swinton, Carrie Fisher and Debut Novel A STAR I PhotoByron Lane Talks Tilda Swinton, Carrie Fisher and A STAR IS BORED
Posted: Apr. 6, 2020

BWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh PhotoBWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh
Posted: Apr. 3, 2020

BWW Review: FATHER'S SON, The Vaults PhotoBWW Review: FATHER'S SON, The Vaults
Posted: Feb. 26, 2020

Posted: Dec. 3, 2019

BWW Interview: Caroline Friedman Talks SCENESAVER
August 6, 2020

In 2019, when we were all blissfully ignorant of the impending pandemic, award winning theatre and film producer Caroline Friedman had the idea to create an online platform to showcase fringe theatre performances. Her streaming site Scenesaver could not have arrived at a better time. While such things as National Theatre Live have proved immensely popular in recent years and even more so since lockdown, Friedman is the first to offer a wide audience the opportunity to see some of the hidden gems and exciting new work that until now might have been off their radar or simply inaccessible. The Scenesaver founder spoke with BroadwayWorld about the new service.

July 16, 2020

Playwright Ella Road achieved critical acclaim with her play The Phlebotomist, which was nominated for an Olivier Award after a run at both Hampstead Theatre Downstairs and its main stage. Road has now written a short film called Something Will Disappear for the Almeida Theatre's upcoming climate change festival, Shifting Tides. The writer spoke with BroadwayWorld about the project, her writing and how the theatre industry might emerge from the pandemic.

BWW Review: MOOD MUSIC, Old Vic Online
July 9, 2020

Songwriter Cat has a commercial hit record under her belt and should be on top of the world. Instead, she's embroiled in a heated conflict with her music producer Bernard over who should have the songwriting credit.

Book Review: A STAR IS BORED, Byron Lane
July 1, 2020

Charlie hates his job and loathes his life even more. Suicide is never far from his thoughts. His car, like his life, is idling outside the Hollywood home of Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen and People magazine's worst dressed list. The award winning actress, known for her role as Priestess Talara in an iconic blockbuster sci-fi film, has battled both mental health and drug abuse and is in search of an assistant who might encourage her to focus on her writing. So begins a working relationship quite unlike any other, which gradually blossoms into a deep, candid and heart-warming friendship. Kathi may be centre stage but Charlie learns it's about time he put his own life and his future under the spotlight.

June 4, 2020

Prolific playwright David Greig has a varied catalogue of work ranging from the recently revived Europe to West End hit Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and his acclaimed adaptation of Touching the Void. He is also Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre. Greig's first original play in 7 years Adventures with the Painted People was due to begin its run in Edinburgh this summer but has since been adapted for radio due to the pandemic. The writer spoke with BroadwayWorld about his creative process, the future of theatre and his latest work. 

BWW Review: A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, Home Premiere
June 1, 2020

In a world of remakes, reboots and recycled stories, inimitability is hard to find. Woody Allen is a prolific playwright, comedian, actor, screenwriter and director who has carved out a cohesive career in film. Although many have drawn influence from the auteur, no one can replicate the authentic, witty voice we've heard over the last five decades.

BWW Review: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, National Theatre At Home
May 21, 2020

A Streetcar Named Desire was the hottest ticket in town back in the summer of 2014. Six years later, it remains the fastest selling play in the Young Vic's history. It enjoyed a New York transfer and was broadcast in cinemas around the globe thanks to National Theatre Live.

BWW Interview: Gillian Anderson Talks Stage vs Screen, Memorable Roles and A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
May 7, 2020

The X-Files became a '90s cult classic, running for nine seasons and spawning two movies and two miniseries revivals. But since portraying FBI agent Dana Scully, Gillian Anderson has carved out a diverse career both on screen and stage. The much-loved star spoke to BroadwayWorld about her career ahead of the National Theatre at Home's screening of the critically acclaimed A Streetcar Named Desire.

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Yamin Choudury Talks Access and Representation at Hackney Empire
April 28, 2020

Yamin Choudury recently celebrated two years in the role of Artistic Director at Hackney Empire. In that short time, the theatre has seen an average of 83% new bookers for many productions, and youth engagement has also increased. Choudury spoke with BroadwayWorld about access, representation and diversity in the arts, as well as his vision for the East London landmark.

BWW Interview: James Morton Talks Debut Play FATHER'S SON, Lockdown, Labels and Mental Health
April 22, 2020

James Morton is a playwright from Stoke-On-Trent. His debut play Father's Son was shortlisted for the Tony Craze Award and after a reading at Soho Theatre premiered at this year's Vault Festival. Morton spoke with Broadway World about the process of writing and putting on the play as well as mental health, labels and the lockdown.

April 9, 2020

At its height in the late 90s, Who Wants to be a Millionaire was must-see television. Hosted by Chris Tarrant, the show premiered in 1998 and was an overnight ratings sensation. After an unwavering run of success, controversy reared its head in 2001. Major Charles Ingram bagged the big prize, only to later be exposed as a cheat thanks to an accomplice who coughed to signal each correct answer. The show's life went on, but in many ways its once bright light had been irrevocably dimmed.

BWW Feature: The Best of Mike Leigh
April 3, 2020

The theatre landscape has changed dramatically since the 1977 premier of Abigail's Party but Leigh remains as real, raw and relevant as ever before. At 77 the writer / director shows no signs of slowing down. After venturing into period pieces with Topsy-Turvey and Mr Turner, Leigh's most recent picture Peterloo is his most ambitious yet. We've put together a list of Leigh's top ten works.

BWW Interview: Byron Lane Talks Tilda Swinton, Carrie Fisher and Debut Novel A STAR IS BORED
April 6, 2020

Tilda Swinton Answers an Ad on Craig's List is as wonderfully original and outlandish as its title suggests. The show has become a cult comedy classic, delighting audiences not once but twice at the Edinburgh Festival, as well as the VAULT Festival and in its writer's homeland, with sellout performances in New York, San Francisco and LA. Actor and writer Byron Lane spoke with BroadwayWorld about the creation and subsequent success of the play, as well as his newly penned novel A Star Is Bored.

BWW Review: WILD, Hampstead Theatre At Home
March 30, 2020

Hampstead Theatre has delved into its digital archive. In partnership with The Guardian the theatre will stream a series of past productions completely free of charge. First up is Mike Bartlett's Wild, which premiered back in 2016. The play is available for just one week and will be followed by Beth Steel's Wonderland and then Howard Brenton's Drawing the Line.

BWW Feature: From Screen and Page To Stage
March 26, 2020

Reading play texts is an enjoyable way of attaining the theatre fix we're all feeling deprived of during these unprecedented times. It got us thinking about some screenplays and novels that could make for interesting stage adaptations.

BWW Review: GLITCH, The Vaults
March 17, 2020

The Vaults is very vocal about its mission statement of embracing artists from all walks of life to come together and inspire others.  Glitch truly belongs in the festival line up with its unique and heartfelt depiction of autism.

BWW Review: BIN JUICE, The Vaults
March 13, 2020

The Cavern at the Vaults could not be a more appropriate setting for a play about underground crime. Francine and Marla are in search of a new apprentice at their hazardous waste removal firm. Eager for the work, Belinda quickly discovers the job is not quite what it seems and it isn't long before she finds herself immersed in a dark and disturbing world involving criminal activity.

BWW Review: GIVING UP MARTY, The Vaults
March 13, 2020

The Vault Festival provides a perfect platform for artists to tackle subjects that are seldom explored on stage. Writer Karen Bartholomew is herself adopted and reunited with her birth family at a young age. This is not her story; however it's obviously an issue very close to her heart and her background lends the production an appropriate authenticity.

BWW Review: TAKE CARE, The Vaults
March 12, 2020

Working with Carers UK, Carers Trust and Carers Network, Ecoute Theatre bring their verbatim play Take Care to the Vault Festival. Approximately 70 interviews were conducted with the material being amalgamated into 20 different stories that are presented to us by a cast of just 4 talented actors.

BWW Review: NETFLIX & CHILL, Drayton Arms Theatre
February 29, 2020

Ben is a working class chef whose life spirals out of control when he attempts to rekindle his relationship with his mother. His friendships, career and love life are all tested as his week goes from bad to worse. Written by Tom Stocks and with the support of the Mental Health Foundation, Netflix & Chill is a pertinent and timely study of the effects of toxic masculinity. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 and although society has finally begun to acknowledge and address male mental health, the fast-paced social media saturated world we're a part of can be extremely debilitating to those who are fragile.