Tennessee Williams' 1947 classic A Streetcar Named Desire explores the visceral side of human nature: violence, desire, power, loneliness and guilt. Winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1948, it's been adapted multipletimes for stage and screen and is widely held as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century.BWW Review: A PASSAGE TO INDIA, Bristol Old Vic February 3, 2018
In a new UK tour currently playing at Bristol Old Vic, award-winning theatre company simple8 have joined forces with Northampton's Royal & Derngate to present Simon Dormandy's adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel A Passage to India.BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD, Bristol Hippodrome January 10, 2018
Having enjoyed a wildly successful 2016 revival starring Glenn Close at the London Coliseum and a Broadway engagement in 2017, it seems fitting that Sunset Boulevard has embarked on a UK tour following a run at Leicester's Curve. With Artistic Director Nikolai Foster at the helm, this new production is a sleek, sophisticated and utterly riveting take on an Andrew Lloyd Webber classic.BWW Review: TIGER BAY THE MUSICAL, Wales Millennium Centre November 19, 2017
Having also played host to The Mandela Trilogy opera and new musical Only The Brave, it seems that the Wales Millennium Centre seems to be making a name for itself when it comes to mounting new productions. In its latest venture: Tiger Bay The Musical audiences are transported back to Cardiff in the 1900's, celebrating the heritage and events that shaped it into the city we know today, all woven together with a score by local composer Daf James and an array of Welsh talent in its cast.BWW Review: JANE EYRE, Wales Millennium Centre June 28, 2017
Originally staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2014, Jane Eyre then transferred to London's National Theatre and toured in 2015. Now on a new UK tour, this co-production shows Bronte's beloved classic magnificently refreshed and reinvented for the stage.BWW Review: JULIUS CAESAR, Bristol Old Vic June 15, 2017
In this new production, Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School demonstrate that inventive design and captivating young talent is a recipe for a bold, visceral retelling of Shakespeare's political tragedy Julius Caesar.BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, Theatre Royal Bath January 18, 2017
Premiering in 2013 at Regent's Park Open Air Theatreand following a revival in 2016, Simon Reade's production ofJane Austen's beloved novel directed by Deborah Bruce has headed out on a UK tour.BWW Review: THE SNOW QUEEN, Bristol Old Vic December 9, 2016
When taking a work as well-known as Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen to the stage, the challenge is how to adapt and present the material in such a way that feels new and exciting.