Acorn TV Launches in the UK on April 29 Acorn TV Launches in the UK on April 29
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

For the first time, North America's leading streaming service for television from Britain and beyond, AMC Networks' Acorn TV will be available in the UK starting Wednesday, April 29. With more than one million paid subscribers in the U.S., Acorn TV is the ultimate destination for high-quality, world class dramas, mysteries and comedies from around the world without advertising. Acorn TV UK will be available in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Starting April 29, consumers can visit acorn.tv to subscribe and watch Acorn TV online with an extended 30-day free trial for a limited time. The service will also be available on your favorite devices, Roku, Fire TV, Android and Apple mobile and Apple TV and coming soon to Amazon Channels and Apple TV Channels. Acorn TV will add exclusive new programmes every subsequent Monday, and all programmes will include English subtitles. After the free trial, Acorn TV will be £4.99 GPB per month or £49.99 per year. (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Artist Residencies As Part Of 2020 TYFU|GROW Programme Theatr Clwyd Announces Artist Residencies As Part Of 2020 TYFU|GROW Programme
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

Theatr Clwyd today announces its Writers in Residence and Companies in Residence for 2020, as part of the TYFU|GROW Creative Development Programme. Writers' residencies have been awarded to Hannah Daniel, Katie Elin-Salt, Jennifer Lunn, Wyn Mason, Lisa Parry, and Kristian Phillips. Companies' residencies have been awarded to Archipelago, Francesca Goodridge and Dan Lloyd, PRIDD, and Signdance Collective. (more...)

Comedian Robin Morgan Will Tour A Show About How Men Can Do Better Comedian Robin Morgan Will Tour A Show About How Men Can Do Better
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020

Described as 'on the verge of nationwide fame' by Chortle and as 'a very funny man' by Marcus Brigstocke, Welsh stand-up, Robin Morgan (CBBC's The Dog Ate My Homework; BBC One's Stand Up At BBC Wales, writer on BBC Two's The Mash Report and the BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz and The Now Show) has announced a 2020 spring tour. (more...)

Theatre503 Announces 2020 Programming Theatre503 Announces 2020 Programming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Artistic Director Lisa Spirling today announces an entire year of programming for 2020 at the home of new writers, including the news that all four remaining finalists of the 2018 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award will be staged at the venue by November 2020. This follows on from the success of Award winner Out of Sorts by Danusia Samal premiering in October 2019. In February, the search for the best debut and emerging writers in the world will begin again as the 2020 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award opens for submissions. (more...)

London-based Rock Soloist Drew Davies Shares New Single 'Mrs. Taylor' London-based Rock Soloist Drew Davies Shares New Single 'Mrs. Taylor'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

London-based rock soloist Drew Davies has shared his single 'Mrs. Taylor' set for release on 1 November lifted from his upcoming debut EP via AD1. The track has just premiered via Pure Grain Audio. The EP was mixed by Steve Honest (Oasis, Eurythmics) and mastered by John Webber (David Bowie, Super Furry Animals). Davies has been featured by the likes of Clash Magazine, Atwood Magazine and Music News amongst others. He has seen radioplay from BBC Radio York's Introducing with Jericho Keys, BBC Wales, Radio X, and as a previous member of The Mercy House, the band saw support from Kerrang, Classic Rock Magazine, Metal Hammer, MTV and BBC Radio 6 and Radio X. He has toured extensively in the UK and Europe, had music featured on the Rock Band video game, played Download Festival, London's Scala and the iconic Troubadour. He has toured UK and Europe extensively as a member of various bands and played Bloodstock, Download Festival, El Kanina Rock Festival (Spain), London's Troubadour, and opened for Biohazard at a sold out Scala show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PAVILION at Theatr Clwyd Photo Flash: First Look at PAVILION at Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Theatr Clwyd presents the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October. (more...)

BWW Review: AGRIPPINA, Royal Opera House BWW Review: AGRIPPINA, Royal Opera House
by Gary Naylor - Sep 24, 2019

Despite a distracting set, the music and singing triumph on an evening that reminds us that you can be too clever by half when you seek to be kingmaker. (more...)

Full Company Announced For Theatr Clwyd's MOLD RIOTS Full Company Announced For Theatr Clwyd's MOLD RIOTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019

Theatr Clwyd today announces further details for the world première of Bethan Marlow's Mold Riots, which will see a community and professional cast bring one of Wales' forgotten dark days to life on the streets of Mold in a large-scale promenade production with locations including Mold Town Council Chamber, Mold cattle market and St Mary's Church. Katie Posner directs Gethin Alderman (Robat), Lauren Fitzpatrick (Margaret), Amy Forrest (Ailis), and Kai Owen (David), alongside a community cast of over 100 from ages 7 to 87, including 30 children. (more...)

Full Company Announced For The World Premiere Of Emily White's Debut Play PAVILION Full Company Announced For The World Premiere Of Emily White's Debut Play PAVILION
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Theatr Clwyd today announce the full company for the world première of Emily White's debut play Pavilion. Artistic Director Tamara Harvey directs Ifan Huw Dafydd (Dewi), Carly-Sophia Davies (Jess), Caitlin Drake (Myfanwy), Ellis Duffy (Gary), Michael Geary (Evan), Lowri Hamer (Bethan), Victoria John (Big Nell), Kristian Phillips (Lloyd), Adam Redmore (Mark/Will), Rebecca Smith-Williams (Mary) and Tim Treloar (Dylan). The production opens at Theatr Clwyd on 2 October, with previews from 26 September, until 12 October. (more...)

Milly Thomas's DUST to Make US Premiere at NYTW in August Milly Thomas's DUST to Make US Premiere at NYTW in August
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

Following award-winning, sell out runs in London, Dust, a new play written and performed by Milly Thomas and directed by Sara Joyce, will make its American Premiere as part of New York Theatre Workshop's New Door at NYTW in the Fourth Street Theatre (79 East 4th Street). (more...)

Theatr Clwyd Announces Autumn Season 2019 Theatr Clwyd Announces Autumn Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019

With their production of Orpheus Descending about to transfer to the Menier, Wave Me Goodbye running at the company's home base, and the Olivier Award-winning Home I'm Darling completing its tour back home in Wales where it began, Theatr Clwyd today announces their new season for Autumn 2019. (more...)

BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales Announce Search for Horizon Artists BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales Announce Search for Horizon Artists
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

BBC Cymru Wales and Arts Council of Wales are today announcing that the search for Horizons artists to join its 2019 project is now underway. (more...)

CHARLIE'S WAITING By Melisa Annis Starring Tony Nominee Xanthe Elbrick Opens At TheaterLab CHARLIE'S WAITING By Melisa Annis Starring Tony Nominee Xanthe Elbrick Opens At TheaterLab
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

Parity Productions, the New York based theatre company dedicated to producing new work and filling at least 50% of the creative positions (playwrights, directors, and designers) with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TCNG) artists, opened Charlie's Waiting by Inaugural Parity Commission Winner Melisa Annis on March 31 at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018) hosted by TLab Shares. Charlie's Waiting is playing an extended run of 21 performances now through April 20. The cast is led by Tony nominee Xanthe Elbrick (Broadway: Coram Boy, Candida), and features Stephanie Heitman (A Snowfall in Berlin), and Amy Scanlon (Balladeers Play to the Moon) and is directed by Parity Productions Artistic Director, Ludovica Villar Hauser.  (more...)

CHARLIE'S WAITING By Mêlisa Annis Starring Tony-Nominee Xanthe CHARLIE'S WAITING By Mêlisa Annis Starring Tony-Nominee Xanthe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Parity Productions, the New York based theater company dedicated to producing new work and filling at least 50% of the creative positions (playwrights, directors, and designers) with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TCNG) artists, has announced the full cast and crew for their world premiere production of Charlie's Waiting by Melisa Annis, Parity's 2017 Commission Winner, as well as an extension of the run. Charlie's Waiting will now play March 28 through April 20 at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018) hosted by TLab Shares. The cast is led by Tony nominee Xanthe Elbrick (Broadway: Coram Boy, Candida), and features Stephanie Heitman (A Snowfall in Berlin), and Amy Scanlon (Balladeers Play to the Moon) and is directed by Parity Productions Artistic Director, Ludovica Villar Hauser.  (more...)

BBC Wales to Broadcast New Series Exploring Wales' Relationship with England BBC Wales to Broadcast New Series Exploring Wales' Relationship with England
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Presented and written by historian Professor Martin Johnes, Wales: England's Colony? will challenge some of the most fundamental ideas about Wales' historical relationship with England and its place in the world. (more...)

Sebastian Currier's GHOST TRIO To Be Premiered By Anne-Sophie Mutter At Carnegie Hall Sebastian Currier's GHOST TRIO To Be Premiered By Anne-Sophie Mutter At Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Composer Sebastian Currier's Ghost Trio, written for violinist and longtime champion of his music Anne-Sophie Mutter, receives its world premiere at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, March 12 at 8:00 p.m. Performed by Ms. Mutter with cellist Daniel Muller-Schott and pianist Lambert Orkis, the work is a piano trio that explores the history and legacy of the genre through allusions to classic works. Ms. Mutter, Mr. Muller-Schott, and Mr. Orkis reprise the work at Chicago's Symphony Center on Sunday, March 17 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Katherine Parkinson, Sara Gregory & Richard Harrington Lead West End Transfer of HOME, I'M DARLING Katherine Parkinson, Sara Gregory & Richard Harrington Lead West End Transfer of HOME, I'M DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

As rehearsals begin, casting is announced for the West End transfer of the National Theatre and Theatr Clwyd's critically acclaimed co-production of Home, I'm Darling, a new play by Laura Wade, directed by Theatre Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey, featuring Katherine Parkinson, which begins performances at the Duke of York's Theatre on 26 January. (more...)

Xanthe Elbrick To Lead Cast In Parity Productions's World Premiere Of CHARLIE'S WAITING By Mêlisa Annis  Xanthe Elbrick To Lead Cast In Parity Productions's World Premiere Of CHARLIE'S WAITING By Mêlisa Annis 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Theatre production company Parity Productions, a producer of new work that ensures they fill at least 50% of the creative positions (playwrights, directors, and designers) on their productions with women and/or trans and gender nonconforming (TCNG) artists, is pleased to announce their world premiere production of Charlie's Waiting by Melisa Annis, Parity's 2017 Commission Winner, this March 29 through April 14 at Theaterlab (357 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018) hosted by TLab Shares. The cast is led by Tony nominee Xanthe Elbrick, and includes Amy Scanlon. Charlie's Waiting is directed by Parity Productions Artistic Director, Ludovica Villar Hauser.  (more...)

World Premiere Of Chippy Lane Production's BLUE To Open In Cardiff Next February World Premiere Of Chippy Lane Production's BLUE To Open In Cardiff Next February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018

With their first foray into new writing, Chippy Lane Productions present the world premiere of BLUE - the debut play of young Welsh writer Rhys Warrington. BLUE shines a light on the current state of innumerable families across Wales, one of the most pressing issues facing the UK as vital medical and NHS services are cut. It focuses on the negative impact on those struggling to care for the vulnerable without funding. (more...)

The Best of WHAM! Comes to The Albany Theatre, Coventry The Best of WHAM! Comes to The Albany Theatre, Coventry
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Sweeney Entertainments brings a fantastic new show to venues across the UK, featuring the very best of George, Andrew, Pepsi and Shirlie - The Best of Wham! (more...)

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