Boris Johnson Leads New Shakespearean Tragicomedy BORIS REX At The OSO Arts CentreBoris Johnson Leads New Shakespearean Tragicomedy BORIS REX At The OSO Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

The story of Boris Johnson as a Shakespearean tragicomedy, Boris Rex follows its perfidious anti-hero from the boorish days of Oxford University, right through to a blood-soaked General Election, to spin a murky tale of ambition, back-stabbing and ultimately.. a national catastrophe. (more...)

BWW Review: HEART OF DARKNESS, York Theatre RoyalBWW Review: HEART OF DARKNESS, York Theatre Royal
by Sarah Ryan - Apr 10, 2019

Written more than 100 years ago, Joseph Conrad's novella Heart of Darkness continues to be a hugely influential, and deeply controversial, work of literature. But where Conrad's book paints a picture of colonialist Africa that roots it firmly in its time, this startling new adaptation catapults it headfirst into the 21st century. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSONFull Cast Announced For THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Full casting has been announced for The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the new Brexit-inspired comedy drama from journalist, broadcaster and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep). Directed by Lotte Wakeham (Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton), this world premiere will play at Park Theatre from 9 May to 8 June 2019, with a press night at 7.00pm on Monday 13 May. (more...)

BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S ALL STAR BREXIT CABARET, London ColiseumBWW Review: JONNY WOO'S ALL STAR BREXIT CABARET, London Coliseum
by Charlie Wilks - Dec 18, 2018

???????Throughout this 75-minute cabaret spectacular, stars of the London queer scene come together to provide a variety show like no other. Featuring an eclectic mix of song, music and comedy, it's remarkably different to what you usually see on the London Coliseum stage. (more...)

THE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON To Premiere In May 2019 At Park TheatreTHE LAST TEMPTATION OF BORIS JOHNSON To Premiere In May 2019 At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, the explosive new Brexit-inspired comedy drama from journalist and playwright Jonathan Maitland (An Audience with Jimmy Savile, Dead Sheep), directed by Lotte Wakeham (in-coming Artistic Director of the Octagon Theatre, Bolton) will have its World Premiere at Park Theatre from 9 May - 8 June 2019, with a press night on 13 May. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, BarbicanBWW Review: THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, Barbican
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 12, 2018

East meets west, as the RSC's latest production of Shakespeare's comedy gets a TOWIE makeover. Following a popular summer run at the Royal Shakespeare Company's Stratford-upon-Avon base, it transfers to the Barbican for a limited engagement over the winter. David Troughton stars as the infamous knight Falstaff, who is at the peak of his lecherous and womanising ways during the course of this play - until he meets his matches in Mistresses Ford and Page. (more...)

David Benson & Jack Lane Star in DAD'S ARMY RADIO SHOWDavid Benson & Jack Lane Star in DAD'S ARMY RADIO SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Two acclaimed actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic Dad's Army radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Dad's Army Radio Show celebrates 50 years of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted by digital channel Gold, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike" from The Deadly Attachment episode. (more...)

Drag Superstar Jonny Woo Presents His 'All Star Brexit Cabaret'Drag Superstar Jonny Woo Presents His 'All Star Brexit Cabaret'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

It was announced today that Drag Superstar Jonny Woo (Jonny Woo's Un-Royal Variety Performance) and Olivier Award winning composer, Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera, Anna Nicole) will present All Star Brexit Cabaret for a one-off, special performance following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The sequin spangled smash hit show will make its London premiere at the London Coliseum on Monday 17th December. Tickets can be found at londoncoliseum.org (more...)

BWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, The Bunker TheatreBWW Review: WAR WITH THE NEWTS, The Bunker Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Oct 11, 2018

A tremendous re-imagining of a novel that has not been more relevant at any point in the 82 years since its writing - a wonderfully realised piece of theatre. (more...)

Park Theatre Announces New Jan-Jun 2019 SeasonPark Theatre Announces New Jan-Jun 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Park Theatre today announce their new January - June 2019 season. Featuring seven world and four UK/European premieres, thirteen productions include an array of new plays from celebrated writers, new work developed through Park Theatre's Script Accelerator programme and scripts based on true stories and personal accounts. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- A Beginners Guide To PopulismEDINBURGH 2018: BWW Q&A- A Beginners Guide To Populism
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2018

BWW catches up with the team behind A Beginners Guide To Populism ahead of their run at the 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

CNBC Transcript: U.K. Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt Speaks with CNBC's Wilfred Frost TodayCNBC Transcript: U.K. Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt Speaks with CNBC's Wilfred Frost Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The following is the unofficial transcript of a FIRST ON CNBC interview with the new U.K. Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt and CNBC's Wilfred Frost on CNBC's “Squawk Alley” (M-F 11AM – 12PM) today, Thursday, July 12th. Watch video of the interview on CNBC.com here! (more...)

VIDEO: Thandie Newton's Daughter Called Boris Johnson the C-WordVIDEO: Thandie Newton's Daughter Called Boris Johnson the C-Word
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2018

After Thandie Newton tells James Corden about the time her oldest daughter spotted Boris Johnson, one of the architects of Brexit, at a theater and politely informed him he is the c-word, Zlatan Ibrahimovic admits there are two people on Earth stronger than him at something. Watch the clip below! (more...)

BWW Review: IOLANTHE, London ColiseumBWW Review: IOLANTHE, London Coliseum
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Feb 18, 2018

Originally intended as a stinging satire on Victorian politics and the House of Lords in particular, Gilbert and Sullivan's supremely silly comic opera Iolanthe is in fine form as it returns to the Coliseum. The story is of the eponymous fairy Iolanthe, banished from fairyland as she married a mortal. Her son Strephon wants to marry Phyllis, but all the members of the House of Peers wants to marry Phyllis as well. When Phyllis suspects Strephon of being unfaithful, she sets off a huge confrontation between the fairies and the peers. (more...)

The Wharf Revue Returns to Sydney Theatre CompanyThe Wharf Revue Returns to Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Australians all let us rejoice for the return of The Wharf Revue to the Sydney Theatre Company, Wharf 1 Theatre from 25 October to the 30 December. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers StEDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: BREXIT THE MUSICAL, C Chambers St
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 11, 2017

Brexit the Musical isn't the only show in this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe to be inspired by recent political goings-on, but it's likely to be the funniest. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Kinsey Sicks
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2017

BWW speaks to Kinsey Sicks about bringing Things You Shouldn't Say to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: BREXODUS! THE MUSICAL, The Other Palace
by Emma Watkins - Jul 12, 2017

Even if you're not in the UK you'd have to have been living under a rock for the past couple of years to have missed the headlines about Brexit. It was inevitable that it would eventually lead to productions such as Brexodus! The Musical. (more...)

Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn Perform BREXODUS! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

TODAY DON'T WE ALL NEED SOME COMIC RELIEF? A year into the Brexit process, Brexodus! The Musical will help you put the whole thing into perspective. (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH, Jack Studio Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Apr 9, 2017

Macbeth's grim pursuit of power, with his Lady prompting and then agonising in the background, is brought to life in this low budget, committed production. (more...)

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