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BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETHEdward Bennett Talks MACBETH
Posted: Oct. 22, 2018


BWW Interview: Rosalie Craig Talks COMPANYRosalie Craig Talks COMPANY
Posted: Nov. 1, 2018


BWW Review: COMPANY, Gielgud TheatreBWW Review: COMPANY, Gielgud Theatre
Posted: Oct. 17, 2018


BWW Interview: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWNEva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWN
Posted: Nov. 7, 2018


BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETHSandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH
Posted: Oct. 19, 2018


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BWW Interview: Andrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELLAndrew Polec & Christina Bennington on BAT OUT OF HELL
Posted: Dec. 5, 2017


BWW Interview: Blood, Guts & More - Special Effects in TheatreBlood, Guts & More: Special Effects in Theatre
Posted: Aug. 11, 2018


BWW Interview: James Cooney Talks HAMLET TourJames Cooney Talks HAMLET Tour
Posted: Mar. 6, 2018


BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETHEdward Bennett Talks MACBETH
Posted: Oct. 22, 2018


BWW Interview: John Hopkins Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHINGJohn Hopkins Talks MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Posted: Mar. 29, 2018


BWW Interview: Nick Hendrix Talks MIDSOMER MURDERS and THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOENick Hendrix Talks MIDSOMER MURDERS and THE STRANGE DEATH OF JOHN DOE
Posted: May. 15, 2018


BWW Interview: Stephanie Corley Talks KISS ME, KATE TourStephanie Corley Talks KISS ME, KATE
Posted: May. 25, 2018


BWW Review: HADESTOWN, National TheatreBWW Review: HADESTOWN, National Theatre
November 14, 2018

The latest incarnation of Anais Mitchell's musical sees it cross the river to the other side, playing to UK audiences before heading to Broadway. The result: an otherworldly experience with sublime staging.

BWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WESTBWW Interview: Madeleine Potter Talks TRUE WEST
November 12, 2018

Sam Shepard's True West opens at the Vaudeville later this month. This marks one of numerous productions of the show to play the West End and Broadway, in the year following the acclaimed playwright's death. Appearing in her first Shepard play, Madeleine Potter talks to us about her admiration for the writer, her discoveries from the text, and just why this production 'must' resonate today.

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, BarbicanBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET, Barbican
November 7, 2018

Grounded in the text with clear intentions from the director and actors, Erica Whyman'sRomeo and Juliet feels like you're hearing the play anew.

BWW Interview: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWNBWW Interview: Eva Noblezada & Reeve Carney Talk HADESTOWN
November 7, 2018

We sat down to talk to the lovers themselves Orpheus and Eurydice:Reeve Carney who returns to the production, and Eva Noblezadawho joins it anew. With the National Olivier being the largest venue the show has played to date, the two share how the revolves are helping to tell the story, how else the show has changed, and Broadway audiences vs. West End ones.

BWW Interview: Charlotte Josephine Talks ROMEO AND JULIETBWW Interview: Charlotte Josephine Talks ROMEO AND JULIET
November 5, 2018

Actress and writer Charlotte Josephine features in her first season for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. Catching up on the first day of rehearsals for the London transfer, Charlotte spoke to us about how Erica Whyman's production will resonate with audiences, as well as what it's like taking on a role normally played by a man and speaking 'forbidden' words.

BWW Interview: Rosalie Craig Talks COMPANYBWW Interview: Rosalie Craig Talks COMPANY
November 1, 2018

2018 has seen Rosalie Craig take on jobs side by side at the Gielgud. Appearing in The Ferryman earlier this year,Rosalie returns forCompanyin a role normally played by a man. Sharing her love of Bobbie, Rosalie looks back on her other roles that came before, how Companyspeaks to today, and looks to the future of the production.

BWW Interview: Puppets, Paddocks & Vets - Special Effects in TheatreBWW Interview: Puppets, Paddocks & Vets - Special Effects in Theatre
October 29, 2018

Current Resident Puppetry Director for the National Theatre, Matthew Forbes' journey to this role actually started with War Horse. Knowing the puppets inside out, Matthewshares his insights into working with puppetsand what it takes to bring Joey and hisfriends to life on stage every night. (Spoiler: they have their own vets!)

BWW Interview: Kevin Harvey Talks THE WILD DUCKBWW Interview: Kevin Harvey Talks THE WILD DUCK
October 25, 2018

Kevin Harvey returns to the Almeida (that is a truth), for his seventh (that is a lie) firstIbsen play:The Wild Duck. Catching up during rehearsals, Kevin talks to us about tackling Ibsen, the relevance of the play today, and reuniting with director Robert Icke.

BWW Review: MACBETH, BarbicanBWW Review: MACBETH, Barbican
October 24, 2018

Embracing the darkness of the play and space, we are 'cabined, cribbed, confined, bound in to saucy doubts and fears' alongside Macbeth in Polly Findlay's terrifying and thoughtful production.

BWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETHBWW Interview: Edward Bennett Talks MACBETH
October 22, 2018

Edward Bennett returns to the Royal Shakespeare Company for his third season, appearing in Polly Findlay's Macbeth. As the production comes toLondon, Bennett gives us an insight into Findlay's rehearsal room, discusses how Macduff is similar to previous roles he's played here, and also shares his own superstitions surrounding the Scottish Play and theatre...

BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETHBWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH
October 19, 2018

Sandy Grierson returns to the London stage in othellomacbeth, taking on the roles of Cassio and Macbeth in one show. No stranger to doubling, Grierson previously played the roles of Faustus and Mephistopheles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Doctor Faustus in 2016, the parts decided with the lighting of matches. Taking us through his thoughts on and experience with Shakespeare, Grierson shares Jude Christian's vision of the two plays and just why they chose (and to an extent needed) to 'f*** with them a bit'.

BWW Review: COMPANY, Gielgud TheatreBWW Review: COMPANY, Gielgud Theatre
October 17, 2018

Phone rings, door chimes, in comes Marianne Elliott, ushering in a new age of adaptation with her. Almost 50 years since it opened on Broadway, Company returns to the West End. Reworked, though respectful of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's original material, this hopefully opens the door for more reimaginings with love filling the London stage.

BWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH, Lyric HammersmithBWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH, Lyric Hammersmith
October 11, 2018

'But men are men...' Gender is taking centre stage in the current climate, telling her story not history. From new writes like SIX and The Old Vic's Sylvia, to the reframing of classics from a female perspective, the Liverpool Everyman's female led Othello and the Globe's Imogen prove the relevance of these texts to modern audiences. Elayce Ismail and Jude Christian's othellomacbeth is a hybrid of these: retelling two of Shakespeare's greatest plays, with the emphasis on the womenand new additions. While bold it may be, the result isa mixed bag of 'confused events, new hatch'd to [this] woeful time'.

BWW Interview: Tim McMullan Talks ANTONY AND CLEOPATRABWW Interview: Tim McMullan Talks ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA
October 10, 2018

Having played Sir Toby Belch in the National Theatre'sTwelfth Nightlast year, Tim McMullan returns to the Olivier for another Shakespeare play: Antony and Cleopatra. Taking on the role of Enobarbus, he shares the challenges and rewards of playing this character in this particular space and time.

BWW Interview: Automation, Bikes & Cars - Special Effects in TheatreBWW Interview: Automation, Bikes & Cars - Special Effects in Theatre
September 28, 2018

Welcome to the next installment in our Special Effects series, celebrating the worlds off stage from some of the UK's biggest shows on stage. Last month, we dissected blood, guts and morewith TheLieutenant of Inishmoreand Tamburlaine.This time, we'reexploringthe setup required to leave characters like that, 'Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike'. Tech Assistant Stage Manager for Bat Out of Hell, Gary Wall has been with the production since its first run in Manchester. Talking bats andbikes, Gary reveals the 'backstage ballet' that is automation, and just how many cues a show of this scale has.

BWW Interview: Joshua McGuire Talks I'M NOT RUNNINGBWW Interview: Joshua McGuire Talks I'M NOT RUNNING
September 24, 2018

Actor Joshua McGuire returns to the National Theatre this year, to appear in David Hare's new playI'm Not Running. Chatting to him during rehearsals, Joshua shares his love of new writing, what the play is (and is definitely not)about, and his journey from audience to actor at the National.

BWW Interview: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Talk COMPANYBWW Interview: Jonathan Bailey & Alex Gaumond Talk COMPANY
September 19, 2018

West End shows will find themselves in good company later this month. Company returns to the London stage in a reworked version by Marianne Elliott, set in the modern day and featuring gender swaps of characters. Jonathan Bailey take on the roles of Paul and Jamie respectively. Sharing their experiences of Sondheim, the two talk rehearsals, what could drive them crazy, and throw down the gauntlet to Hamilton!

BWW Interview: Bryan Dick Talks HOGARTH'S PROGRESSBWW Interview: Bryan Dick Talks HOGARTH'S PROGRESS
September 4, 2018

It's been a busy summer for actor Bryan Dick. As performances finish for one show, rehearsals get underway for another one...or rather two! A double bill for the Rose Theatre Kingston, Hogarth's Progress features The Art of Success and the world premiere of The Taste of the Town. Catching up on how rehearsals are going, Bryan shares his thoughts on tackling characters with real life counterparts, from William Hogarth to Ernie Wise.

BWW Review: Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIETBWW Review: Secret Cinema Presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO + JULIET
August 17, 2018

It's that time of year again. Commuters watch and wonder, as waves of people cram onto their rush hour trains. You can spot them a mile off, thanks to their lightsabers, corsets, and this year blindingly bright Hawaiian shirts. It can only mean one thing: Secret Cinema is taking over London. Just a few weeks after Blade Runner - The Final Cut wowed audiences, Secret Cinema presents William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet. A night of music, mischiefand Queen Mab, come seek happy nights and celebrate a summer of (brawling) love.

BWW Interview: Jasper Britton Talks THE BEAUTIFUL GAMEBWW Interview: Jasper Britton Talks THE BEAUTIFUL GAME
August 15, 2018

National Youth Music Theatre's season is well underway at The Other Palace. With casts and creatives featuring young people, NYMT's work develops up and coming talent on stage and off. The latest show to open is The Beautiful Game, which also stars veteran actor Jasper Britton. Talking to us during rehearsals, Jasper reveals his tips for learning lines, what his day job is, and how his own start in acting is intertwined with the start of NYMT.



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