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BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: PLAYING SANDWICHES, BBC iPlayer Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS: PLAYING SANDWICHES, BBC iPlayer
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jun 29, 2020

Playing Sandwiches is certainly one of the darker stories within Alan Bennett's superb Talking Heads series. Written in 1998, this uncomfortable and disturbing piece originally featured David Haig. This update showcases a mesmerising performance by Lucian Msamati as park worker Wilfred Paterson; a seemingly ordinary man, with two very different sides to his character.

Park Theatre Receives Emergency Funding From Arts Council England Photo Park Theatre Receives Emergency Funding From Arts Council England
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020

Park Theatre has been awarded £35k in emergency funding from Arts Council England. Along with other monies raised since they closed their doors to the public on 18 March this counts towards a monumental fundraising effort led by the staff team.

Nick Hern Books Invites Applications For Amateur Online Productions Photo Nick Hern Books Invites Applications For Amateur Online Productions
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020

Nick Hern Books have announced they are now accepting applications for amateur online productions, with dozens of plays by leading contemporary writers available for amateur companies, schools, colleges, youth theatres and others to perform online via platforms such as Zoom, YouTube and Vimeo.

Park Theatre Announces Online Creative Learning Programme Photo Park Theatre Announces Online Creative Learning Programme
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

Park Theatre has today announced that its celebrated Creative Learning Programme will be moving online from May, with adult classes in acting technique, a script based acting course and devising available, as well as drama and performance skills classes for children and young people aged between 4 a?" 18.

BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS Photo BBC Will Remake Alan Bennett's TALKING HEADS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

Filming begins today on new productions of Alan Bennett's critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning Talking Heads monologues, which first aired on BBC Television in 1988 and 1998.

Toronto's Mirvish Announces New 2021 Start To Subscription Season Featuring &JULIET & Photo Toronto's Mirvish Announces New 2021 Start To Subscription Season Featuring &JULIET & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

Toronto won't likely see any shows at a Mirvish theatre until 2021 - with the new subscription season set to begin in January.

Park Theatre Announces Launch Of A New Fund To Secure The Future Of The Theatre Photo Park Theatre Announces Launch Of A New Fund To Secure The Future Of The Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020

Park Theatre has today announced the launch of a brand new fund called Park Life, to secure the future of the venue

Nottingham Playhouse Launches The Amplify Podcast Photo Nottingham Playhouse Launches The Amplify Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

Nottingham Playhouse has released the first three episodes of a new podcast series that will explore the careers, processes and lockdown experiences of nationally and internationally renowned artists.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Has Announced 2020-2021 Season Photo Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Has Announced 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

Artistic Director Blake Robison announced Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2020-21 season today, which includes world premieres by Keith Josef Adkins, Deborah Zoe Laufer and Ken Ludwig, along with the U.S. Premiere of David Haig's Pressure.

& JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season Photo & JULIET, OKLAHOMA!, and More Announced For the 2020-21 Mirvish Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

The 2020/21 Mirvish Theatre Season has been announced, featuring 13 shows, including the North American premiere of & Juliet!

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.

THE GARDEN OF WORDS Comes to London Photo THE GARDEN OF WORDS Comes to London
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

Specialists in Anglo-Japanese stage adaptations, Whole Hog Theatre return after their hugely successful Princess Mononoke to present The Garden of Words. Based on the stereotype-defying film by world-renowned director Makoto Shinkai (your name.), The Garden of Words is a modern Tokyo tale inspired by ancient Man'yōshū poetry. This subtle drama explores invisible disability, loss of human connection in a digital world and challenges us to consider the moral line between platonic and romantic longing. Makoto Shinkai's subsequent film, Your Name (2016), became one of the highest-grossing anime of all time in 2016.

Photo Flash: Park Theatre's Gala Fundraising Evening at Stoke Newington Town Hall Photo Photo Flash: Park Theatre's Gala Fundraising Evening at Stoke Newington Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Park Theatre were delighted to welcome 200 guests for a Gala Fundraising Evening at Stoke Newington Town Hall on Thu 14 Nov. £150,000 was raised to support this exceptional theatre in Finsbury Park, helping deliver a range of projects including those engaging young people, those living with dementia and audiences with disabilities.

Jonathan Church Launches New Production Company Photo Jonathan Church Launches New Production Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Award-winning theatre director and producer Jonathan Church CBE, has announced the launch of a new production company Jonathan Church Theatre Productions supported by Trafalgar Entertainment's Joint CEOs Sir Howard Panter and Dame Rosemary Squire.

VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the DOWNTON ABBEY Film in New Featurette Photo VIDEO: Watch a Sneak Peek of the DOWNTON ABBEY Film in New Featurette
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2019

Focus Features has released a sneak peek featurette for the highly-anticipated Dowtown Abbey film, only in theaters this September.

L.A. Theatre Works To Record 7 Plays In 2019-20, Embark On 16th Annual National Tour Photo L.A. Theatre Works To Record 7 Plays In 2019-20, Embark On 16th Annual National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2019-20 season of seven plays, each of which will be recorded in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast and online distribution. Performances take place at the James Bridges Theater, located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company will introduce audiences to its signature style of radio theater at venues across the country during its 16th annual national tour.

VIDEO: The Crawley Family Returns in the DOWNTON ABBEY Film Teaser Photo VIDEO: The Crawley Family Returns in the DOWNTON ABBEY Film Teaser
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2018

The Crawley's return in the first teaser trailer for the Downton Abbey film. This is the first glimpse of them after their departure in 2015 after six award-winning seasons on PBS and ITV.

Michelle Collins Stars In  MY DAD'S GAP YEAR At Park Theatre Photo Michelle Collins Stars In MY DAD'S GAP YEAR At Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018

Former EastEnders and Coronation Street star Michelle Collins will join the cast of Tom Wright's knockabout comedy My Dad's Gap Year, alongside Adam Lannon, Alex Britt, Max Percy and previously announced Victoria Gigante. Directed by Rikki Beadle-Blair, My Dad's Gap Year opens at Park Theatre on Wednesday 30 January 2019 for a strictly limited season.

DOWNTON ABBEY Film Gets 2019 Release Date Photo DOWNTON ABBEY Film Gets 2019 Release Date
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

The Downton Abbey film will be released by Focus Features on Sept. 20, 2019, in North America, according to Variety. Universal Pictures International will debut it overseas on Sept. 13, 2019.

David Haig's World War II Thriller PRESSURE Must Close September 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2018

Audiences have just four weeks left to catch the critically acclaimed West End transfer of David Haig's intense WWII thriller, Pressure. Following a sold out run at Park Theatre, and enjoying an incredibly successful run at The Ambassadors Theatre, Pressure must close on 1 September 2018.

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