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Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Laura is a huge fan of theatre and tries to fit as many productions as possible into her schedule.


Interview: MY DAD WROTE A PORNO's James Cooper on Writing and Developing his First Musical, LOVESTUCK
November 11, 2022

Away from the podcast, Cooper has been creating and developing his first ever musical. BroadwayWorld caught up with him to talk about the process, what he's learnt and what's next for the brand new musical Lovestuck. We also have an exclusive first look at one of the songs from the show.

Review: REHAB THE MUSICAL, Playhouse Theatre
September 9, 2022

First premiering five years ago at the Union Theatre, Rehab the Musical draws on songwriter Grant Black’s own personal experience of rehab.

BWW Review: THE BREACH, Hampstead Theatre
May 14, 2022

Naomi Wallace’s The Breach is the first in a trilogy of plays about different communities in Kentucky. Receiving its UK premiere at the Hampstead Theatre, Wallace’s play focuses on four teenagers who live in Louisville, Kentucky – siblings Jude (Shannon Tarbet) and Acton (Stanley Morgan) and Acton’s friends Hoke (Alfie Jones) and Frayne (Charlie Beck).

BWW Review: THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
March 3, 2022

The Merchant of Venice is vastly considered to be Shakespeare’s most controversial and problematic play and director Abigail Graham does not shy away from the tough antisemitic and racist themes covered in the bard’s text.

BWW Interview: Jamie Morton Explains How MY DAD WROTE A PORNO Went from Podcast to Stage Show
November 11, 2020

Earlier this year Jamie Morton, co-creator of popular podcast My Dad Wrote a Porno, was touring North America when the live shows were shut down due to COVID-19. Outside of the podcast world, Morton also co-runs a musical comedy cabaret night in London called Round to Rita’s.

February 28, 2020

Morecambe and Wise have been a part of my life since childhood. I've spent countless hours sat watching their shows, looking up their sketches on YouTube and always making sure to watch any documentaries. I've always felt disappointed that I never got to see my favourite comedians live on stage.

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
February 7, 2020

The Taming of the Shrew is arguably one of Shakespeare's most controversial comedies. In Maria Gaitandi's production, designer Liam Bunster has helped to transform the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with raised platforms and ladders, with the cast using them constantly throughout. Although you occasionally lose sight of the performers as they climb onto the various platforms, it makes the production unique from anything else I've seen in the space.

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS AT THE (SNOW) GLOBE, Shakespeare's Globe
December 20, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe has opened its doors during the winter season for the first time to host Sandi Toksvig's Christmas at the (Snow) Globe which she created with her sister Jenifer.

BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY, Trafalgar Studios
December 10, 2019

Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey has returned to the West End for the first time in 60 years following a successful 2014 run at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre and a UK tour.

November 8, 2019

Sydney and the Old Girl is the second of Eugene O'Hare's productions to play at the Park Theatre this year, following a run of The Weatherman in the summer.

BWW Review: ON BEAR RIDGE, Royal Court Theatre
October 29, 2019

Two of the most prevalent themes in Ed Thomas' new play, On Bear Ridge, are memories and language. Set atop a mountain in a rural location, presumably somewhere in Wales, butcher John Daniel (Rhys Ifans), his wife Noni (Rakie Ayola) and slaughterman Ifan William (Sion Daniel Young) are bunkering down in their run-down shop while the snow builds higher outside the front door.

BWW Review: MOTHER OF HIM, Park Theatre
September 25, 2019

Based on a true story, Evan Placey's debut play Mother of Him tells the story of a Canadian teenager under house arrest while he waits for his hearing. We eventually discover that Matthew (Scott Folan) has raped several girls at a sorority house along with a friend. Although we don't see the world outside - every time the front door opens, there are flashes from the paparazzi cameras and shouts from journalists who are camped outside the family home.

BWW Review: EUROPE, Donmar Warehouse
June 28, 2019

Michael Longhurst's inaugural production as Artistic Director at the Donmar Warehouse is David Greig's Europe, 25 years after it was first staged at the Traverse in Edinburgh. Written during the break-up of Yugoslavia, Longhurst's production is still just as relevant, with differing views on Europe dominating the news every single day.

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Shakespeare's Globe
May 29, 2019

There's something magical about watching Shakespeare at the Globe theatre, especially on a sunny summer evening. The Merry Wives of Windsor is an intricate play with various subplots and a multitude of characters and in this production, director Elle While places a 1930s spin on things.

BWW Review: OUR TOWN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
May 23, 2019

The first production for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's summer 2019 season is a revival of Thornton Wilder's 1938 play, Our Town. It's a show that is constantly being revived, particularly popular in the United States where the play is set. It was last on the London stage at the Almeida in 2014 in a production directed by David Cromer.

BWW Review: THE BAY AT NICE, Menier Chocolate Factory
March 20, 2019

Over 30 years after it first premiered at the National Theatre, David Hare's The Bay at Nice is back in London at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

BWW Review: THE PRICE, Wyndham's Theatre
February 12, 2019

Arthur Miller is certainly popular this season, with The Price currently at the Wyndham's Theatre, The American Clock and All My Sons both at the Old Vic in the next few weeks, and Death of a Salesman due to open in May at the Young Vic. Miller productions are all the rage in London right now!

BWW Review: THE CONVERT, Young Vic
December 15, 2018

The movie Black Panther was one of the most talked about films of 2018, becoming the highest-grossing solo superhero film and the ninth-highest-grossing film of all time. Now two of the stars of the film are working together again in The Convert at the Young Vic.

BWW Review: DOCTOR FAUSTUS, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
December 7, 2018

In the intimate candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at the Globe, Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus has once again been brought to life on the London stage. In this version however, director Paulette Randall has switched the lead's gender, with Jocelyn Jee Esien taking on the role of the ambitious and knowledgeable Faustus.

BWW Review: MAGIC MIKE LIVE, Hippodrome Casino
November 30, 2018

It's been six years since the release of Magic Mike, produced by and starring Channing Tatum as the lead stripper of a Florida strip club. Since then, Magic Mike has spawned a sequel, a live show in Las Vegas in 2017 and now a live show at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, created and directed by Tatum himself.