Gate Theatre Announces Casting for MEPHISTO and LAND WITHOUT DREAMSGate Theatre Announces Casting for MEPHISTO and LAND WITHOUT DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019

Casting is announced for two upcoming Gate Theatre productions: MEPHISTO [A RHAPSODY] and LAND WITHOUT DREAMS (LANDET UDEN DRØMME) (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: MACBETH, Shakespeare's Globe
by Dzifa Benson - Nov 17, 2018

You wait so long for a Macbeth then like the buses, four major productions come along at once. The Barbican is staging the Royal Shakespeare Company's offering while the roundly panned National Theatre's effort is out on tour and the National Youth Theatre's version is playing in the West End. (more...)

HADESTOWN Leads November's Top 10 New London ShowsHADESTOWN Leads November's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Oct 27, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From new musicals to Shakespeare, Pinter and Magic Mike, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Casting For The Winter SeasonShakespeare's Globe Announces Casting For The Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced casting for the Winter Season 2018, its plans for a year-long cycle of history plays from February 2019, and Globe Associates, to include Sean Holmes, who is to become Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Ridgefield to Screen MACBETHRidgefield to Screen MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy, Macbeth, directed by Rufus Norris (The Threepenny Opera, London Road), will see Rory Kinnear (Young Marx, Othello) and Anne-Marie Duff (Oil, Suffragette) return to the National Theatre of London to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.  In the ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war, ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. (more...)

National Theatre Announces its May-September 2018 SeasonNational Theatre Announces its May-September 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

The National Theatre has announced its May-September 2018 season. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh-In On MACBETH At the National TheatreReview Roundup: Critics Weigh-In On MACBETH At the National Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 8, 2018

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris 25 years after his last Shakespeare production. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, National TheatreBWW Review: MACBETH, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Mar 7, 2018

We begin and end with a grisly decapitation. And that's rather the problem with this intermittently engaging Macbeth, which starts in the throes of some unspecified dystopian hellscape, and thus has nowhere to go.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MACBETH at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at MACBETH at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris 25 years after his last Shakespeare production. (more...)

The National Theatre's MACBETH Leads March's Top 10 New London ShowsThe National Theatre's MACBETH Leads March's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Feb 28, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to a new epic and a lush romance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

National Theatre Announces New Casting for Upcoming SeasonNational Theatre Announces New Casting for Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

New casting announced for the new National Theatre season. Full cast has been announced for Brian Friel's Translations including Colin Morgan and Ciaran Hinds, part of the Travelex season with thousands of tickets available at £15. Eric Kofi Abrefa and Thalissa Teixeira join Vanessa Kirby in the cast of Julie, part of the Travelex season with thousands of tickets available at £15. Sam Mendes directs The Lehman Trilogy, a co-production with Neal Street Productions, cast includes Adam Godley, Ben Miles and Simon Russell Beale. Full casting is announced for the award winning An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, transferring to the National Theatre in a co-production with the Orange Tree Theatre. The NT will tour to 30 venues in 27 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, for a total of 83 playing weeks over the next year. Rufus Norris' Macbeth to tour to 18 venues across the UK and Ireland from autumn 2018. War Horse returns to the National Theatre marking the centenary of Armistice Day. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsals for MACBETH at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsals for MACBETH at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

The ruined aftermath of a bloody civil war. Ruthlessly fighting to survive, the Macbeths are propelled towards the crown by forces of elemental darkness. Shakespeare's most intense and terrifying tragedy is directed by Rufus Norris 25 years after his last Shakespeare production. (more...)

Further Performances and Casting Announced For MACBETH At The National TheatreFurther Performances and Casting Announced For MACBETH At The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Additional performances for Rufus Norris' production of Macbeth will go on sale on to the public on 26 January. The production will now play until 23 June, with all performances currently on sale sold out. (more...)

BWW Review: THEY DRINK IT IN THE CONGO, Almeida Theatre, 23 August 2016
by Marianka Swain - Aug 24, 2016

How long does it take to cover the complex problems in the Congo, AKA the most dangerous place in the world? Adam Brace's play has a semi-joking educational sequence that attempts it in four and a half minutes - putting to bed the ubiquitous Um Bongo jingle - but the morass of conflicting information presents a dramatic problem that this witty, engaging but messily sprawling piece can't quite overcome. (more...)

Explore 44 Years of Theatre History with 'Stages of Half Moon' Heritage Website
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

?After 10 months of research, archiving and digitisation, Half Moon Theatre's new Stages of Half Moon heritage website is now live at www.stagesofhalfmoon.org.uk, providing public access to the theatre's records for the first time since its inception in 1972. (more...)

GROUNDHOG DAY Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From the new Groundhog Day musical and Shakespeare in a department store to a highly anticipated Branagh performance, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

National Theatre Announces 2016 Productions - Andrew Garfield Stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA, James McArdle in YOUNG CHEKHOV, WAR HORSE Tour and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

New work by Lee Hall, David Hare, Bryony Kimmings, Lucy Kirkwood, Nina Raine, Gillian Slovo and Alexander Zeldin, and contemporary revivals of two of the NT's most celebrated 20th century premieres - Amadeus and Angels in America - are among the forthcoming productions at the National Theatre announced today by Rufus Norris. (more...)

LES BLANCS, Starring PENNY DREADFUL's Danny Sapani, Heads to the National This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Casting is set for Lorraine Hansberry's LES BLANCS at the National Theatre this spring! The Daily Mail reports that Danny Sapani will lead the company. Performances begin March 22, 2016 on the Olivier stage. (more...)

The Faction Announces First Details of Final Rep Season at Diorama
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Faction, pioneers of 21st Century repertory theatre and producers of critically acclaimed sell-out seasons as one of New Diorama's associate ensembles, will complete their six year tenure at the theatre with a fittingly epic finale: a 21-person Richard III. (more...)