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BWW Interview: Alice Blundell Talks SHAKESPEARE SNAPSHOTS at the RSC
August 18, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company is providing a series of free, live outdoor performances this summer. Alice Blundell about what it's like to return to a rehearsal room (well garden!) and perform once again.

BWW Interview: Katherine Pearce Talks THE WHIP
January 31, 2020

Actress Katherine Pearce makes her Royal Shakespeare Company debut this season, featuring in both King John and The Whip, a new play by Juliet Gilkes Romero.

BWW Interview: Toby Olié Talks MY BRILLIANT FRIEND
December 2, 2019

Taking us through bringing puppets and stories to life on stage in My Brilliant Friend, Toby shares how he got his start in the field and what the puppetry equivalent of playing Hamlet is!

BWW Interview: Rufus Hound Talks THE BOY IN THE DRESS
November 12, 2019

Catching up with actor Rufus Hound, he takes us through the development of The Boy in the Dress: from tears early on at hearing the songs for the first time, to tech week and getting into the theatre.

BWW Interview: Helen George Talks MY COUSIN RACHEL
November 7, 2019

Helen George talks bringing My Cousin Rachel from page to stage, and gives us a sneak peek into what we can expect from Call the Midwife's Christmas special!

BWW Interview: Fra Fee Talks TRANSLATIONS
October 30, 2019

Following an incredible journey with The Ferryman through to Broadway, Fra Fee returns to London for Translations this year.

BWW Interview: Eleanor Rhode Talks KING JOHN
October 15, 2019

This Autumn, the Royal Shakespeare Company stages a story of a nation in turmoil: King John. The timeliness of this play is not lost on director Eleanor Rhode or the company, with the news 'informing [their] conversation pretty much every day as [they] make the show'.

BWW Interview: Elliot Cowan Talks A DOLL'S HOUSE
September 6, 2019

Elliot Cowan returns to the Lyrics Hammersmith for A Doll's House. Taking us through his own history with the play, Elliot also shares an insight into the vitality and vision of Gupta's adaptation, set against the backdrop of British colonialism.

BWW Interview: Alexandra Gilbreath Talks THE PROVOKED WIFE
August 2, 2019

Talking about The Provoked Wife, Alexandra Gilbreath takes us through her experience at the RSC from straight out of drama school to 'Shakespearean ninja!'

BWW Interview: RSC Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE
July 22, 2019

Director of Design Stephen Brimson-Lewis has over twenty years of experience designing for the RSC. Stephen takes us through the collaborative process of designing Measure for Measure.

BWW Interview: Sam Troughton Talks RUTHERFORD AND SON
June 1, 2019

Rutherford and Son sees director Polly Findlay reunite with actors Justine Mitchell and Sam Troughton, the three having previously worked on Beginning. Sam discusses reuniting with the two, as well as his impressions of this 'haunted house of a play'.

Song Insights: 'One More Kiss', FOLLIES
May 11, 2019

Today is the last day of Follies at the National Theatre, which means we have time for just one more Song Insight before they part, as Nigel Lilley talks 'One More Kiss'.

Song Insights: 'Who's That Woman?', FOLLIES
May 4, 2019

Lord, lord, lord, how is there only one week left of Follies at the National?! This week, we're looking at a show stopping dance routine from the show with choreographer Bill Deamer and MC Nigel Lilley: 'Who's That Woman?'

BWW Interview: Hugh Wooldridge Talks THE BEST OF... ROCK MUSICALS
May 2, 2019

Next week, London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith will play host to The Best of...Rock Musicals. Director Hugh Wooldridge shares what audiences can expect from the two concerts, bringing together stars from the West End and beyond.

BWW Interview: Ashley Zhangazha Talks TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
May 1, 2019

Bringing Tina Turner's iconic numbers to audiences, Ashley Zhangazha shares how he approached playing a real-life figure, and his status as a 'confirmed big-time Tina fan!'

BWW Interview: Pearl Chanda Talks THREE SISTERS
April 19, 2019

Pearl Chanda shares her excitement for revisiting Chekhov with Three Sisters, returning to the Almeida, and reuniting with director Rebecca Frecknall.

Song Insights: 'I'm Still Here', FOLLIES
April 17, 2019

Taking us through the gamuts A to Z of 'I'm Still Here', Tracie Bennett and Nigel Lilley breakdown the demands, delivery and tiny details of the number.

BWW Interview: Director Justin Audibert Talks THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
April 10, 2019

Turning the 1590's patriarchy into a matriarchy, Justin Audibert breaks down why he chose to gender reverse The Taming of the Shrew for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and what effects the decision has had on the actors and audience alike.

BWW Interview: Ty Jeffries Talks IT'S MISS HOPE SPRINGS
April 8, 2019

It's Miss Hope Springs brings the 'never say die showbiz trouper' back to the spotlight, in a journey down memory lane. Ty Jeffries reflects on the conception of Miss Hope Springs and what audiences can expect from her latest engagement.

Song Insights: 'Buddy's Blues', FOLLIES
April 6, 2019

Hello folks, we're into the Follies! To kick off the new Follies Song Insights, we're looking at the song that kicks off the Follies-style numbers which close the show: 'Buddy's Blues', with Buddy himself Peter Forbes and music director Nigel Lilley.