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The Yard Announces New Programme To Support Artists Photo The Yard Announces New Programme To Support Artists
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020

The Yard Theatre's brand new programme, Live Lab, is a four month paid opportunity for six artists to take part in workshops, masterclasses and to create new work with a funded week-long research and development stage. 

Unicorn Theatre Re-Launches PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES and ANANSI THE SPIDER RE-SPU Photo Unicorn Theatre Re-Launches PHILIP PULLMAN'S GRIMM TALES and ANANSI THE SPIDER RE-SPUN For Black History Month
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2020

As part of Unicorn Online during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Unicorn is offering a range of free online theatrical experiences to be enjoyed by children across London, the UK and beyond.

BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, National Theatre At Home Photo BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, National Theatre At Home
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 15, 2020

In these days of lockdown, the barber's shop and hairdressers have become a focal point; recent social media photos are proving that haircuts are not something we should undertake ourselves. For many, these places are not just somewhere to get a trim, but to socialise, debate, moan and joke. Filmed in January 2018, this never-before-seen screening of Inua Ellam's delightful Barber Shop Chronicles is the latest offering from the National Theatre's wonderful At Home series and is a bittersweet reminder of the social interaction and gossip that takes place when we go for a haircut.

National Theatre Announces Further Online Programming Including CORIOLANUS, STREETCAR Photo National Theatre Announces Further Online Programming Including CORIOLANUS, STREETCAR, BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES, and More
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2020

The National Theatre has announced additional online programming, including A Streetcar Named Desire, Barber Shop Chronicles, Coriolanus (starring Tom Hiddleston), and more!

A TASTE OF HONEY At Trafalgar Studios Enters Its Final Four Weeks Photo A TASTE OF HONEY At Trafalgar Studios Enters Its Final Four Weeks
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios must end on Saturday 29 February 2020.

Applications Are Now Open For The JMK Young Director Award 2020 Photo Applications Are Now Open For The JMK Young Director Award 2020
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020

The JMK Trust today announces that applications for the 2020 JMK Young Director Award are now open and will close on 24 January at 11pm.

25 Theatre Ticket Deals for TodayTix's Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale! Photo 25 Theatre Ticket Deals for TodayTix's Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale!
by TodayTix UK - Dec 24, 2019

We're feeling the Christmas cheer, so we wanted to bring you some amazing deals for London's top shows. All of these productions start at just £20 in our Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale. Great shows at great prices: it's your ticket to the best of London theatre. Merry Christmas, and happy theatregoing!

BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY, Trafalgar Studios Photo BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY, Trafalgar Studios
by Laura Jones - Dec 10, 2019

Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey has returned to the West End for the first time in 60 years following a successful 2014 run at the National Theatre's Lyttelton Theatre and a UK tour.

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of A TASTE OF HONEY at Trafalgar Studios Photo Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of A TASTE OF HONEY at Trafalgar Studios
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2019

Last night' was the opening night of A Taste of Honey at Trafalgar Studios, followed by a party at Jack Solomons. Celebrities including Dame Vivienne Westwood, Alison Steadman, Neil Morrisey, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bruno Tonioli and John Partridge joined actor Jodie Prenger (who plays Helen) and the cast to celebrate the opening of Shelagh Delaney's era-defining play, which returns to the West End after 60 years.

BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Showcases Salons as a Beacon of Hope for Contempor Photo BWW Review: BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Showcases Salons as a Beacon of Hope for Contemporary Black Men
by Cindy Sibilsky - Dec 9, 2019

Barber Shop Chronicles is a unifying, enriching, thought-provoking and captivating theatrical experience that solidifies Ellams' position as a griot worthy of upholding the rich African ancestry of storytelling traditions, and an exciting new poet and playwright making his mark on the world's stage by sharing slices of life that dive deeply into the culture and concerns of the contemporary black man.

National Theatre Production of A TASTE OF HONEY Opens in the West End This Week Photo National Theatre Production of A TASTE OF HONEY Opens in the West End This Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2019

Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, The Arrival) production of A Taste of Honey returns to the West End for the first time in 60 years this week, opening on Thursday at Trafalgar Studios. The remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19 will play a limited 12-week run in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with a press night on Monday 9 December.

BWW Review: THE ARRIVAL, Bush Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE ARRIVAL, Bush Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Nov 27, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Tom and Samad have spent their entire lives separated. When one was given up for adoption, the other was raised with their biological parents. But despite their distance apart, when the pair finally meet, they realise they aren't so different at all. Award-winning director Bijan Sheibani's debut play is a tender a?" but at the same time - harrowing examination of family loyalty and betrayal.

CYRANO DE BERGERAC Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows Photo CYRANO DE BERGERAC Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Nov 25, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a starry revival to musical comedies and an incendiary Pulitzer winner, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Will Make its New York and BAM Debut Photo BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Will Make its New York and BAM Debut
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019

Following two sold out runs at the National Theatre in London, a successful run at London's Roundhouse, and a world tour, Nigerian-born playwright Inua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles makes its New York and BAM debut December 3-8. The sold-out sensation explores the diversity of Black male identity via the intimate community of the barber shop, where men across the African diaspora have gathered for 2 generations to discuss the world and their lives.

National Theatre Announces December 2019 ‚Ä" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SI Photo National Theatre Announces December 2019 ‚Ä" June 2020 Lineup; ROMEO & JULIET, SEA SICK, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2019

The National Theatre has announced its upcoming lineup for December 2019 - June 2020.

Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Lifts The Curtain On A Universal Meeting Space Fo Photo Inua Ellams' BARBER SHOP CHRONICLES Lifts The Curtain On A Universal Meeting Space For Black Men
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2019

Following two sold-out runs at the National Theatre in London, a successful run at London's Roundhouse, and a world tour, Nigerian-born playwright Inua Ellams' acclaimed Barber Shop Chronicles makes its New York and BAM debut December 3a?"8. The sold-out sensation explores the diversity of Black male identity via the intimate community of the barber shop, where men across the African diaspora have gathered for generations to discuss the world and their lives. Filled with passion, humor, and honesty, the celebrated work is inspired by Ellams' own experiences as an immigrant.

BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY, Richmond Theatre Photo BWW Review: A TASTE OF HONEY, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 9, 2019

Shelagh Delaney was known for putting working class women centre-stage. It is remarkable to think that she was only 19 when she penned A Taste Of Honey, a bleak depiction of working class life in post-war Britain where people did not live, but simply tried to exist. It is even more significant that she was a young, uneducated, Northern woman succeeding in a theatrical world that was run for and by an educated elite of men. The National Theatre's excellent 2014 version now returns for a national tour before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios next year.

BWW Interview: Rebekah Murrell Talks GLASS at the Royal Court Photo BWW Interview: Rebekah Murrell Talks GLASS at the Royal Court
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Sep 27, 2019

Rebekah Murrell made her professional acting debut in Natasha Gordon's award-winning Nine Night, which opened at the National Theatre before transferring to Trafalgar Studios. Earlier this year, she followed that up with her directing debut: J'Ouvert at Theatre503. She can now be seen performing in Glass at the Royal Court, one of four new plays written by Caryl Churchill and directed by James Macdonald. BroadwayWorld spoke with Rebekah about the rehearsal process, Churchill's work, and what changes she would like to see in the theatre industry.

The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY Will Transfer To The West End Photo The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY Will Transfer To The West End
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2019

The National Theatre today announced that Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, Dance Nation) production of A Taste of Honey, the remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19, will transfer to the West End immediately following a nine-week UK tour. A Taste of Honey will play a limited 12-week run at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with an opening night on Monday 9 December. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 11 October.

Photo Flash: First Look at A TASTE OF HONEY at The Marlowe, Canterbury Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A TASTE OF HONEY at The Marlowe, Canterbury
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019

Jodie Prenger stars in the National Theatre's production of A Taste Of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.

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