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BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Jack Studio Theatre Photo BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Jack Studio Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 17, 2020

This no frills Twelfth Night rattles through Shakey's comedy getting laughs along the way, but includes some artistic decisions that didn't quite land as clearly as they were, perhaps, intended to.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of 9 TO 5 at London's Savoy Theatre? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of 9 TO 5 at London's Savoy Theatre?
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2019

Last night, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the Musical officially opened at London's Savoy Theatre.

Photo Flash: Inside the Gala Night For SNOW WHITE at the London Palladium Photo Photo Flash: Inside the Gala Night For SNOW WHITE at the London Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Qdos Entertainment's production of Snow White at the London Palladium began on Saturday 8 December 2018 with Gala Night on Wednesday 12 December 2018. The five week strictly limited run concludes on Sunday 13 January 2019.

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Aug 15, 2018

What larks! Maybe not for the purists nor for anyone looking for a Chekhovian analysis of the human condition, but a guilty pleasure full the laughs.

'Lost West End Vintage 2,' an Album of London's Forgotten Musicals 1943-1962, is Rele Photo 'Lost West End Vintage 2,' an Album of London's Forgotten Musicals 1943-1962, is Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018

Following last year's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release') Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2', released and available in stores from today.

Eleanor Lang to Be the New Executive Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Theatre Royal Stratford East is pleased to announce that Eleanor Lang has been appointed Executive Director from 1st October. Eleanor joins Theatre Royal Stratford East from Cheek by Jowl, where she is currently Executive Director, at the start of new Artistic Director Nadia Fall's inaugural season and will be working closely with Nadia on the overall strategic leadership of the theatre.

BWW Review: MISS LITTLEWOOD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon Photo BWW Review: MISS LITTLEWOOD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
by Gary Naylor - Jul 4, 2018

Miss Littlewood pays tribute to a pioneer of British theatre whose work either side of the Second World War did more for what is called outreach these days, than any other figure before or since.

New Double Album 'Lost West End Vintage 2' Celebrates London's Forgotten Musicals Photo New Double Album 'Lost West End Vintage 2' Celebrates London's Forgotten Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

Following last year's critically acclaimed release of 'Lost West End Vintage' (highlighted in The Sunday Times as an "Essential New Release') Stage Door Records are pleased to continue the album series with 'Lost West End Vintage 2' to be released on July 27th 2018.

Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop, and Jennifer Saunders Join Cast Of LADY WINDERMERE'S FA Photo Samantha Spiro, Kevin Bishop, and Jennifer Saunders Join Cast Of LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Classic Spring is delighted to announce that Samantha Spiro and Kevin Bishop will star in its forthcoming production of Lady Windermere's Fan at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Winners Announced for Inaugural Acting For Others' Presidential Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The winners were today announced for theatrical charity Acting For Others' inaugural Presidential Awards.  The awards celebrate the most supportive and successful fundraisers who have helped the charity raise £380,000 over the previous twelve months. 

WEST END BAKE OFF Announces Arlene Phillips, Dame Barbara Windsor, and Janie Dee as Judges
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Today, West End Bake Off, in aid of theatrical charity Acting for Others, announces Dame Barbara Windsor will return to the judging panel for a third year alongside first time Bake Off judges Arlene Phillips and Janie Dee. The third annual West End Bake Off will take place at The Actor's Church St Pauls on Saturday 20 May.

Casting Announced for Chichester Festival Theatre's THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

A new play by Deborah Bruce, THE HOUSE THEY GREW UP IN, will premiere at Chichester's Minerva Theatre, directed by Jeremy Herrin in a co-production with Headlong. Running from 14 July - 5 August, the press night will be on 21 July. The cast includes Daniel Ryan and Samantha Spiro.

Acting For Others Announce Third Annual West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatrical charity, Acting For Others, today announces the brand new location for the third annual West End Bake Off. Many West End shows come together to compete in the most anticipated theatrical baking competition of the year.

The Watermill Theatre Announces Cast of TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Artistic and Executive Director, Paul Hart today announces the company for his new production of Twelfth Night continuing The Watermill Theatre's bold, ensemble driven approach to Shakespeare. Twelfth Night runs from 6 April to 6 May and in repertoire with Hart's 2016 production of Romeo + Juliet from 18 to 22 July. Both productions will tour nationally from Tuesday 16 May to Thursday 3 August

BWW Review: THE DOPPEL GANG, Tristan Bates Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 18, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a comedy that lacks the pace and focus it needs to realise its potential.

BWW Review: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND, New Wimbledon Studio, 12 October 2016
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 12, 2016

Somewhere in England is a piece of 1940s war-time nostalgia with a big heart, brought to life in the cosy surroundings of New Wimbledon Studio this week. The show is an escapist and pastoral view of an interesting part of history, when American GIs arrived in England to prepare for the invasion of Normandy. They brought with them nylons, Coca Cola and bags of energy and fun. The appearance of the lively and girl-deprived young soldiers in the quiet village creates ripples with all the residents; some welcome, some less so. The show tells the story as the GIs settle into village life over the course of an eventful year; falling in love, creating a stir and making life-long friendships.

Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Wins The Second Annual WEST END BAKE OFF
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jul 16, 2016

The team from The Secret Garden were today announced as the winners of the second annual West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. The winners, chosen by judges Christopher Biggins, Dame Barbara Windsor and Michael Ball OBE, were revealed at the event held at St Anne's Church Courtyard.

Casts of THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN, WICKED & More Will Take Part in West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others today announce the full line-up of participating teams for the second annual West End Bake Off. Michael Ball OBE, Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will judge the competition taking place on Saturday 16 July from 11am - 1pm at St Anne's Church Courtyard. 

Michael Ball Joins Judging Panel of Fundraiser West End Bake Off
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

Today, West End Bake Off, in aid of Acting for Others, announces that Dame Barbara Windsor and Christopher Biggins will return to the judging panel for a second year, and they will be joined by musical theatre star Michael Ball OBE. The second West End Bake Off takes place at St Anne's Church Courtyard from 11am to 1pm on 16 July, with all money raised going to theatrical charity Acting for Others.

WEST END BAKE OFF 2016 to be Held in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

On Saturday 16 July visitors to London's West End will once again be able to indulge in mouth-watering cakes and teatime treats baked by teams from some of the capital's biggest stage hits. As the tasty goodies are all being sold for a good cause, they will be guilt free.

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