Barbican Theatre News

Royal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2017 Season And Launches New Talent Development OpportunitiesRoyal Shakespeare Company Announces Winter 2017 Season And Launches New Talent Development Opportunities
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

RSC Artistic Director, Gregory Doran, announces today the winter 2017 season in Stratford-upon-Avon and reveals plans for RSC Next Generation, a new long-term talent development programme to give up to 100 young people each year from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to develop a career in the theatre. (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents THE TESTAMENT OF MARYSydney Theatre Company Presents THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin receives its Australian premiere at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) from13 January to 25 February 2017, in what will be a provocative and powerful retelling of one of the most well-known stories of all time. Newly announced STC Resident Director Imara Savage and Resident Designer Elizabeth Gadsby are at the helm, with the Helpmann Award-winning Alison Whyte (Love and Information, Travelling North) in the title role.  (more...)

THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New CastTHE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Announces New Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

With Mischief Theatre's production of The Play That Goes Wrong soon to open on Broadway, today the company announces the new cast for its critically acclaimed smash (and grab) hit play The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. (more...)

American Debut of LINDA Starts Rehearsals Today at Manhattan Theatre ClubAmerican Debut of LINDA Starts Rehearsals Today at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!Janie Dee to Star in American Debut of LINDA at Manhattan Theatre Club; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced full casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of Linda, a new play by Penelope Skinner (The Ruins of Civilization at MTC, The Village Bike) directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit). (more...)

THE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next YearTHE CARDINAL Comes to Southwark Playhouse Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

"All great men know, the soul of life is fame." (more...)

Christie and the Barbican sign long-term partnership bringing together...Christie and the Barbican sign long-term partnership bringing together...
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

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The Addams Family Are Coming to King'sThe Addams Family Are Coming to King's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY when the musical comedy arrives in Glasgow in October 2017. (more...)

London Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIALondon Classic Theatre Announces New Tour of Terry Johnson's Award-Winning HYSTERIA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Following the successful tour of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party in 2016, today London Classic Theatre Artistic Director Michael Cabot announces a new production of Terry Johnson's Hysteria for spring 2017. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILYSamantha Womack, Les Dennis, and Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in UK Premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and WednesdayAddams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 17 - Sat 21 October 2017. Tickets will be on sale from 11am on Wednesday 23 November to Friends Of The Grand and 11am on Friday 25 November for general sale. (more...)

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILYSamantha Womack, Les Dennis & Carrie Hope Fletcher to Star in THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Samantha Womack, Les Dennis and Carrie Hope Fletcher will star as Morticia, Fester and Wednesday Addams in the UK & Irish premiere of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a musical comedy, with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, based on the characters created by Charles Addams.  Further casting is to be announced.  (more...)

Sydney Theatre Company Presents THE TESTAMENT OF MARYSydney Theatre Company Presents THE TESTAMENT OF MARY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin receives its Australian premiere at Sydney Theatre Company (STC) from13 January to 25 February 2017, in what will be a provocative and powerful retelling of one of the most well-known stories of all time. Newly announced STC Resident Director Imara Savage and Resident Designer Elizabeth Gadsby are at the helm, with the Helpmann Award-winning Alison Whyte (Love and Information, Travelling North) in the title role.  (more...)

Tony-Nominated Loretta Ables Sayre Set for Blue Note Hawaii Debut on 11/14Tony-Nominated Loretta Ables Sayre Set for Blue Note Hawaii Debut on 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Tony-nominated Broadway actress Loretta Ables Sayre is scheduled to make her Blue Note debut in Waikiki on Nov. 14 with shows at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Ables Sayre's performances will feature jazz standard selections from the Great American Songbook. Joining Loretta will be Hawaii-based musicians Jim Howard on piano, Dean Taba on bass and Darryl Pellegrini on drums. (more...)

RSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas TonightRSC Broadcasts KING LEAR in U.S. Cinemas Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Beginning tonight, November 4, 2016, the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Shakespeare's King Lear will play in select movie houses across North America. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer SeasonRobert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Be Thankful in November at Blue Note HawaiiBe Thankful in November at Blue Note Hawaii
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

We're thankful for this amazing November lineup at Blue Note Hawaii, the state's premier venue for the world's most celebrated artists. (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Paulo Szot en el Teatro Real de MadridPHOTO FLASH: Paulo Szot en el Teatro Real de Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 24, 2016

El pasado sabado 22 de octubre el baritono Paulo Szot ofrecio un concierto homenaje a Frank Sinatra y Tom Jobim en el Teatro Real de Madrid, junto Klaus Mueller (piano y direccion), Itaiguara Brandão (guitarra y bajo) y David Meade (bateria y percusion). (more...)

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS to Blow Into Rose Theatre Kingston for the Holidays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Today Rose Theatre Kingston announces the casting for its Christmas production of Kenneth Grahame's classic story The Wind in the Willows. (more...)

Trycicle Theatre Launches Major New Project, MAPPING BRENT, to Engage AudiencesTrycicle Theatre Launches Major New Project, MAPPING BRENT, to Engage Audiences
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Continuing their commitment to building the theatre going community of tomorrow, the Tricycle Theatre announces the launch of Mapping Brent, a brand new initiative that will see six new theatre companies created - five for young people, and a sixth for all ages. This unique project will see the Tricycle work on a weekly basis with 6 satellite venues across its home borough of Brent in a bid to engage communities and participants - many of whom have not previously engaged in arts - on their 'home turf'. (more...)

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