Young Vic Directors Program Launches New Genesis Network WebsiteYoung Vic Directors Program Launches New Genesis Network Website
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

The Young Vic Directors Program announces the launch of a new, improved Genesis Network website. The website has been updated and developed to better facilitate the community and peer-support at the heart of the Young Vic Directors Program, the only scheme of its kind, which has been running for nearly twenty years. The program currently serves nearly 1,000 directors, designers and producers living in the UK at the early stages of their career. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rebekah Murrell Talks GLASS at the Royal CourtBWW 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. (more...)

Young Vic Announces Complete Casting For IN A WORDYoung Vic Announces Complete Casting For IN A WORD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

The Young Vic today announces the complete cast for Lauren Yee's critically acclaimed in a word, directed by Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Dadiow Lin. (more...)

Bryony Shanahan and Roy Alexander Weise Announced as New Royal Exchange Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019

The Royal Exchange Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Roy Alexander Weise and Bryony Shanahan as their new joint Artistic Directors. Bryony and Roy will join Executive Director Stephen Freeman to complete the leadership team for this award-winning theatre. Together they will assume the role of Chief Executive. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2019: Pick Of The Programme - TheatreEDINBURGH 2019: Pick Of The Programme - Theatre
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 7, 2019

With nearly 4,000 shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe it can be a little overwhelming to select which shows to see. BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue has narrowed down her top ten picks in the theatre section of the programme. (more...)

Royal Exchange Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter 2019 SeasonRoyal Exchange Theatre Announces Autumn/Winter 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Under Sarah Frankcom's Artistic Directorship the Royal Exchange Theatre has been redefined, reimagined and reframed. It has explored classic texts in new and radical ways, celebrated the vitality and significance of new writing, embraced new ways to talk to audiences and engage communities and supported theatre makers to challenge their own practice. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE to Premiere at the Davenport TheatreOPERATION CRUCIBLE to Premiere at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018

Following its critically acclaimed run at the Brits Off Broadway Festival, the much-applauded British production of Operation Crucible premieres in New York City at The Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th Street, October 31, 2018 and running through December 23, 2018 at Tues-Sat - 8pm; Sat & Sun 2:30pm and 7pm. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE to Premiere at the Davenport TheatreOPERATION CRUCIBLE to Premiere at the Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Following its critically acclaimed run at the Brits Off Broadway Festival, the much-applauded British production of Operation Crucible premieres in New York City at The Davenport Theatre, 354 W. 45th Street, October 31, 2018 and running through December 23, 2018 at Tues-Sat - 8pm; Sat & Sun 2:30pm and 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: OPERATION CRUCIBLE is a Remarkable Must-See PlayBWW Review: OPERATION CRUCIBLE is a Remarkable Must-See Play
by Marina Kennedy - May 18, 2018

Brits Off-Broadway 2018 continues at 59E59 Theaters with the highly acclaimed production of 'Operation Crucible.' Make time to see it. The show will be on the Upper East Side stage through June 3. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Makes US Premiere at Brits Off BroadwayOPERATION CRUCIBLE Makes US Premiere at Brits Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

The 2018 Brits Off Broadway season continues at 59E59 Theaters(Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) with the US premiere of OPERATION CRUCIBLE, written by Kieran Knowles and directed by Bryony Shanahan. Produced by McGill Productions Ltd, From Ground Up Theatre, and The Hartshorn - Hook Foundation, OPERATION CRUCIBLE begins performances on Tuesday, May 8 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 3.Press Opening is Tuesday, May 15 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Friday at 7:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 7:15 PM; Sunday at 2:15 PM. (more...)

The 2018 Brits Off-Broadway Season At 59E59 Theaters Announced!The 2018 Brits Off-Broadway Season At 59E59 Theaters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

The critically acclaimed Brits Off Broadway, host to the UK's most innovative and provocative theater in New York City, presented by 59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) returns from Wednesday, April 11 - Sunday, July 1. The single ticket prices range from $25 - $70 ($20 - $49 for 59E59 Members). Tickets to Brits Off Broadway go on sale on Tuesday, March 6 at Noon, with a special pre-sale for 59E59 Members beginning Tuesday, February 27 at Noon. Tickets are available by calling Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Sheffield Theatre's Production of CHICKEN SOUPPhoto Flash: First Look at Sheffield Theatre's Production of CHICKEN SOUP
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

1984. Five days after Orgreave. Three women keep a struggling mining community standing, running a soup kitchen near the pit heads of Rotherham. 2016. The day of the Brexit vote. The breadline is no further away and the soup kitchen is now a food bank, as the country faces a huge decision. (more...)

Guest Blog: Kieran Knowles On CHICKEN SOUP. At Sheffield CrucibleGuest Blog: Kieran Knowles On CHICKEN SOUP. At Sheffield Crucible
by Guest Blog: Kieran Knowles - Feb 13, 2018

The first thing I should say is: this story isn't mine. I found it in a pub in October 2016 in the shape of a 68-year-old actor and playwright called Ray Castleton. He had been to an artist's development performance of Operation Crucible in the Crucible's Studio Theatre in Sheffield, and he was telling me about himself and a play he had written for a project called Experience Barnsley. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for CHICKEN SOUP at Sheffield TheatresPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for CHICKEN SOUP at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

'Well, no point moping round is there?' (more...)

Casting Announced for CHICKEN SOUP and FROST/NIXON at Sheffield TheatresCasting Announced for CHICKEN SOUP and FROST/NIXON at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces full casting for the world premiere of Chicken Soup. by Ray Castleton and Kieran Knowles the latter of whom returns to Sheffield Theatres after the success of Operation Crucible; and the regional premi re of Peter Morgan's smash hit play Frost/Nixon. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie Announces New Season For 2018Sheffield Theatres' Artistic Director Robert Hastie Announces New Season For 2018
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces his new season for 2018. (more...)

BWW Looks Closer at TRADE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and SEE ME NOW at the Young Vic
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

Genesis Future Directors Award recipient Bryony Shanahan directs trade, Debbie Tucker Green's sharp examination of our transactional world. See Me Now is a new show created and performed by those who have been, or currently are sex workers. (more...)

Young Vic Announces Casting for ONCE IN A LIFETIME and TRADE - and Two New Shows in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Award-winning comedian, actor, writer and director Harry Enfield will play Hollywood studio boss Glogauer in Richard Jones' production of Once in a Lifetime from 25 November in the Young Vic's Main House. Joining Enfield in the company are Daniel Abelson, Claudie Blakley, Okorie Chukwu, Lucy Cohu, Lizzy Connolly, Buffy Davis, Otto Farrant, Amy Griffiths, Amanda Lawrence and John Marquez. Further casting is still to be announced. Joe Hill-Gibbins returns to the Young Vic and to Shakespeare following his critically acclaimed Measure for Measure in 2015. A Midsummer Night's Dream will play the Young Vic's Main House 17 February - 1 April. (more...)

BWW Review: OPERATION CRUCIBLE, Crucible Studio, Sheffield, 8 September 2016
by Ruth Deller - Sep 12, 2016

Kieran Knowles' powerful and energetic play takes us to the heart of World War 2 - and the heart of Sheffield - through the eyes of four young steelworkers. (more...)

OPERATION CRUCIBLE Set for Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Folie a deux Productions and From Ground Up Theatre Company in association with Sheffield Theatres today announce the full cast for Kieran Knowles' Operation Crucible. (more...)

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