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Theatre Royal Stratford East Announce Casting For 846 Live At Greenwich+Dockland Photo Theatre Royal Stratford East Announce Casting For 846 Live At Greenwich+Dockland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020

Theatre Royal Stratford East today announce the selection of plays and the cast for 846 Live, which will be performed as part of the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival on Sat 12 Sep at the Royal Docks Learning & Activity Centre Basketball Court.

New Commissions and Cast Announced For Burn Bright's BETTER IN PERSON Photo New Commissions and Cast Announced For Burn Bright's BETTER IN PERSON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020

Amplifying the voices and stories of Black women, Burn Bright have commissioned five Black writers to lead the next instalment of their acclaimed digital anthology series, Better In Person.

Theatre Royal Stratford East To Release Audio Play 846 In Response To The Death Of Ge Photo Theatre Royal Stratford East To Release Audio Play 846 In Response To The Death Of George Floyd
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020

On May 25th 2020, a police officer in Minneapolis killed George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds.

Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces KING HEDLEY II as Par Photo Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East Announces KING HEDLEY II as Part of The Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020

Following the opening episode of The Revival, which centred around the Nottingham Playhouse 2018 production of The Madness of George III, today Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal Stratford East announce that King Hedley II will be the subject of episode 2, which is available from July 15. 

Sharon Small, David Yelland, Cherrelle Skeete & More to Take Part in Burn Bright's BE Photo Sharon Small, David Yelland, Cherrelle Skeete & More to Take Part in Burn Bright's BETTER IN PERSON Event
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020

A fantastic cast has been assembled for the pilot Better In Person event, a new initiative from the recently launched not-for-profit organisation, Burn Bright, showcasing a selection of short plays by talented women writers, made to be broadcast digitally on Zoom.

Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, Launches 'The Monologue Library' Photo Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, Launches 'The Monologue Library'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020

Hampstead Theatre's Associate Company, The Mono Box, has announced the launch of The Monologue Library, audio recordings of renowned artists performing their favourite theatrical speeches.

BWW Review: THE HIGH TABLE, Bush Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE HIGH TABLE, Bush Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Feb 15, 2020

Love was in the air at the Bush Theatre this Valentine's Day with the opening of Temi Wilkey's new play The High Table. A heartfelt drama that spans generations of a Nigerian family, this is a confident debut.

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces 2020 Season Photo Chichester Festival Theatre Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020

Chichester Festival Theatre's Festival 2020 has today been unveiled by Artistic Director Daniel Evans and Executive Director Kathy Bourne.

Guest Blog: Playwright Temi Wilkey On THE HIGH TABLE Photo Guest Blog: Playwright Temi Wilkey On THE HIGH TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020

When the artistic team at the Bush told me that they were interested in programming my play, I genuinely couldn't believe it. Not only because I'm a first-time writer, but also because when you write a play about a queer British-Nigerian woman, you don't really expect it to be programmed. My plan was to get this first play off of my chest and then quickly move onto the next.

Full Cast For Theatre Royal Stratford East's KING HEDLEY II Photo Full Cast For Theatre Royal Stratford East's KING HEDLEY II
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Theatre Royal Stratford East has announced the full cast for King Hedley II, which is directed by Artistic Director Nadia Fall. Joining Lenny Henry, who is appearing as smooth-talking hustler Elmore, are Dexter Flanders (Leo), Martina Laird (Ruby), Aaron Pierre (King Hedley), Cherrelle Skeete (Tonya) and Leo Wringer (Stool Pigeon).

UK's First Theatre Convention StageCon Hits London in November Photo UK's First Theatre Convention StageCon Hits London in November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

For the first time ever in the UK, StageCon, a convention for theatre fans throughout the UK and Europe, will be held over the weekend of 3 & 4 November at Shoreditch Town Hall in London.

BWW Review: FUN HOME, Young Vic Photo BWW Review: FUN HOME, Young Vic
by Rona Kelly - Jun 28, 2018

Five years since premiering at The Public Theater and with five Tony's under its belt, Fun Home comes to London and instantly finds a home with audiences. Based on the graphic memoirs by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home is an examination of sexuality, the self and cycles, brought to life by a dynamic set and stand out performances.

Photo Flash: First Look at the Young Vic's FUN HOME Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the Young Vic's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Director Sam Gold makes his Young Vic debut with the five-time Tony award-winning musical Fun Home. The cast includes Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison's father.

FUN HOME Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows Photo FUN HOME Leads June's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 17, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a ground-breaking musical to a mighty modern classic, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features!

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Young Vic's FUN HOME Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Young Vic's FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Director Sam Gold makes his Young Vic debut with the five-time Tony award-winning musical Fun Home. The cast includes Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison's father. 

Brief 4/27: Chita Rivera Award Nominations, and More! Photo Brief 4/27: Chita Rivera Award Nominations, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Chita Rivera Award nominations are announced, and more!

BWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST, Hampstead Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST, Hampstead Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 26, 2018

When Bea (Jade Anouka) and Aaron (Rory Fleck Byrne) meet, they both think they've found happiness. He's intelligent, handsome, and with a high rating, she's a phlebotomist in a centre dedicated to blood testing. Char's (Cherrelle Skeete) existence is on the line because of the test, so she turns to her close friend Bea for help. In a world where your genetic profile determines and threatens quality of life, employability, and rights, human relationships turn into a simple game of numbers.

Young Vic Announces Casting For FUN HOME Photo Young Vic Announces Casting For FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Director Sam Gold makes his Young Vic debut with the five-time Tony award-winning musical Fun Home. Casting includes: Kaisa Hammarlund as Alison; Eleanor Kane as Medium Alison; Jenna Russell as Helen; Ashley Samuels as Roy, Mark and Jeremy; Cherrelle Skeete as Joan and Zubin Varla as Bruce, Alison's father.

Hampstead Theatre Announces casting for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT on the Main Stage and THE  Photo Hampstead Theatre Announces casting for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT on the Main Stage and THE PHLEBOTOMIST Downstairs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

In 1920, the Russian writer Isaac Babel reports on a Red Cavalry campaign in Poland. In 1936, Stalin's NKVD chief Nicolai Yezhov unleashes the Great Purge. In 1989, a mysterious KGB agent spying on a woman in Dresden falls in love. In 2010, an aircraft carrying most of the Polish government crashes near the Russian city of Smolensk…

London Theatre Consortium (LTC) Announce Creative Learning Symposium Photo London Theatre Consortium (LTC) Announce Creative Learning Symposium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

London Theatre Consortium (LTC) have organised a symposium to address the challenge of the current national curriculum syllabi focusing on representation and diversity in the classroom and improving career pathways into the performing arts. The LTC Creative Learning Symposium; A Future Curriculum for Drama Education will be held on Monday 5th February, 5.30pm - 8.30pm at the Lyric Hammersmith.

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