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BWW Interview: Eleanor Rhode Talks KING JOHNEleanor Rhode Talks KING JOHN
Posted: Oct. 15, 2019


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Song Insights: 'Getting Married Today', COMPANYSong Insights: 'Getting Married Today', COMPANY
Posted: Feb. 16, 2019


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


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


BWW Interview: Lucy Phelps Talks AS YOU LIKE ITLucy Phelps Talks AS YOU LIKE IT / MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Posted: Feb. 4, 2019


Song Insights: 'The Ladies Who Lunch', COMPANYSong Insights: 'The Ladies Who Lunch', COMPANY
Posted: Feb. 17, 2019


BWW Interview: Jack Lowden Talks MEASURE FOR MEASUREJack Lowden Talks MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Posted: Nov. 15, 2018


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.

BWW Interview: Nigel Lilley Talks FOLLIES
April 3, 2019

Nigel Lilley serves as Music Director, part of a team who have worked alongside Stephen Sondheim and Jonathan Tunick on this production. Taking us back to his early experiences of Sondheim, Nigel also shares what it means to work with him and Jonathan today.

BWW Interview: Siobhan Redmond Talks TOP GIRLS
March 20, 2019

Siobhan Redmond returns to the National to play Isabella Bird. Giving us an insight into her character and the real life person behind it, Siobhan also shares her excitement and joy for working in this all-female company.

BWW Interview: Jessie Nelson Talks WAITRESS
March 13, 2019

Jessie Nelson penned the book of the musical, which is based on Adrienne Shelly's 2007 film. With the show now playing to audiences around the world, Jessie discusses honouring and adapting Shelly's story for the stage, and how audiences have responded.

BWW Interview: Luke Pasqualino Talks BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO
March 8, 2019

Berberian Sound Studio marks Luke Pasqualino's professional stage debut. The actor shares how the story resonates today, and reveals why the Donmar Warehouse is 'the perfect theatre to be telling that story in'.

BWW Interview: Jasper Britton Talks WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION
March 2, 2019

Witness for the Prosecution announced that it would be extending its run at London County Hall this week, with court now in session until March 2020. Jasper Britton shares what it's like to play this venue and with these immersed audiences.

BWW Review: DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS, Royal Albert Hall
March 2, 2019

Having previously played to sold out audiences in 2016, Disney's Broadway Hits returns to the Royal Albert Hall. An evening of indescribable feelings lies in store, ranging from nostalgia to excitement for upcoming shows. However, with the previous version still in fans' minds (and available on BroadwayHD), you can't help but compare it to the original.



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