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Review: I, JOAN at Shakespeare's Globe Photo Review: I, JOAN at Shakespeare's Globe
by Paige Cochrane - Sep 2, 2022

Joan of Arc has long been a symbol of female empowerment. Her ascent to patron saint of France is often described as a tale of gender non-conforming rebellion for women to aspire to. Shakespeare's Globe and writer Charlie Josephine (they/he) have dismantled this depiction of womanhood, redefining Joan's experiences through the lens of trans existence. In I, Joan, the protagonist traverses the same war and faith we as an audience are accustomed to, whilst also advocating for and navigating their nonbinary identity.

Original Theatre and Riverside Studios Present ORIGINALS: Three Award-Winning Plays W Photo Original Theatre and Riverside Studios Present ORIGINALS: Three Award-Winning Plays With Star-Studded Casts, Available On Demand
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2022

Original Theatre¬†and¬†Riverside Studios¬†are delighted to present¬†Originals¬†online on demand,¬†featuring the world premi√®re play-readings of¬†Tikkun Olam¬†by Teunkie Van Der Sluij,¬†The Fall¬†by Drew Hewitt, and¬†Miles¬†by Eilidh Nurse¬†‚Äď the winners of Original Theatre Company's Originals Playwriting Award.¬†

Casting Announced For I, JOAN At Shakespeare's Globe Photo Casting Announced For I, JOAN At Shakespeare's Globe
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 12, 2022

Shakespeare's Globe has announced casting for the premiere of I, Joan, which runs from 25 August to 22 October.

Original Theatre Company Announces Cast For The Shortlisted Scripts For The Originals Photo Original Theatre Company Announces Cast For The Shortlisted Scripts For The Originals Playwriting Award 2022
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2022

Original Theatre Company today announces the all-star cast for the script-in-hand performances from the three shortlisted plays for the Originals Playwriting Award.

BWW Review: HENRY VIII, Shakespeare's Globe Photo BWW Review: HENRY VIII, Shakespeare's Globe
by Paige Cochrane - May 27, 2022

As the most notorious monarch in British history, Henry VIII's rule was tyrannous and imposing. Known for his colossal physique and consort of six unlucky wives, Henry Tudor has long stood as an example of the damage done by brutish men with excessive power. His reputation as a prolific abuser of women has inspired an array of assertive feminist theatre and this offering by Shakespeare's Globe is no exception.

VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company Releases SONNETS IN SOLITUDE Photo VIDEO: Royal Shakespeare Company Releases SONNETS IN SOLITUDE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2020

The Royal Shakespeare Company today released Sonnets in Solitude, a selection of Shakespeare's sonnets self-recorded by RSC actors while in lockdown. Many of the actors were working with the RSC at the time of the theatre's temporary closure on 17 March and have been unable to perform or rehearse since.

BWW Review: THE WHIP, Swan Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WHIP, Swan Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 27, 2020

The Whip packs so much into its near three hour running time that its issues, anger and need to educate drowns its dramatic potential and we're left with something that fails to reach its considerable potential.

Full Cast Announced For A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD At The Kiln Theatre Photo Full Cast Announced For A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD At The Kiln Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020

Following the world premiere at Stratford a?"upon-Avon, Kiln Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company today announce the full cast for the London run of A Museum in Baghdad. Director Erica Whyman reunites David Birrell (Professor Leonard Woolley), Houda Echouafni (Layla Hassan), Emma Fielding (Gertrude Bell), Ali Gadema (Kidnapper, Prime Minister), Rendah Heywood (Ghalia Hussein), Zed Josef (Salim), Nadi Kemp-Sayfi (Nasiya), Debbie Korley (Sam York), Riad Richie (Mohammed Abdullah), and Rasoul Saghir (Abu Zaman). The production opens at Kiln Theatre on 28 April, with previews from 22 April, and runs until 23 May.

BWW Interview: Katherine Pearce Talks THE WHIP Photo BWW Interview: Katherine Pearce Talks THE WHIP
by Rona Kelly - Jan 31, 2020

Actress Katherine Pearce makes her Royal Shakespeare Company debut this season, featuring in both King John and The Whip, a new play by Juliet Gilkes Romero.

RSC Announces Casting For THE WHIP Photo RSC Announces Casting For THE WHIP
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2019

As the 19th Century dawns, politicians of all political persuasions gather in London to abolish the slave trade once and for all. But will the price of freedom turn out to be a multi-billion pound pay off to the slave owners, even though such a bailout could drive the country into economic and political ruin?

BWW Review: A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon Photo BWW Review: A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon
by Gary Naylor - Oct 23, 2019

Hannah Khalil's new play grapples with some big issues for over two hours, but the biggest issue of all for any play - the drama between the characters - is absent for much of that time.

RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD Photo RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019

Casting details are announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's productions of King John and A Museum in Baghdad opening in the Swan Theatre this winter.

BWW Interview: Blood, Guts & More - Special Effects in Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Blood, Guts & More - Special Effects in Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Aug 11, 2018

Ever wondered what goes into creating your favourite productions? Those moments of magic (or macabre) where you go 'How did they do that?!' In our new Special Effects series, we'll be discovering how the worlds on stage come to life by exploring the worlds off stage, talking to the creatives and crews from some of the UK's biggest shows and theatre companies. This month, we're looking at stage blood and effects in two infamously bloody shows. We spoke to the Company Stage Manager on Michael Grandage's The Lieutenant of Inishmore and the Designer of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Tamburlaine, who shared their practices (and a few secrets).

Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre Photo Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2018

'That old copper statue by the Courthouse downtown, honouring the dead Confederate soldier, ain't there no more…'

Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Korley and Danny Saul in BEOWULF at Unicorn Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Korley and Danny Saul in BEOWULF at Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Chris Thorpe's new adaptation of this classic text is a modern, gutsy, epic version staged as a rock concert. Check out a first look at the show below!

Justin Audibert Directs Chris Thorpe's New Version of BEOWULF Photo Justin Audibert Directs Chris Thorpe's New Version of BEOWULF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Justin Audibert directs Debbie Korley as the brave, bold and charismatic Beowulf in Chris Thorpe's searing new version of this epic masterpiece opening in October at the Unicorn Theatre.

BWW Review: CARGO, Arcola Theatre, 8 July 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jul 9, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a powerful, important play that speaks to a 2016 audience explicitly about the defining issue of our times.

Photo Flash: First Look at CARGO at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

CARGO is an enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014). Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin), this timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals just how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Tess Berry-Hart's CARGO at the Arcola Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 29, 2016

CARGO is an enthralling new play from author and playwright Tess Berry-Hart (Someone to Blame, Sochi 2014). Directed by Evening Standard Award nominee David Mercatali (Little Light, Radiant Vermin), this timely world premiere is a tense and provocative thriller that reveals just how much people are willing to risk in search of a better life.

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 18, 2016

An epic new version of Shakespeare's King Lear plays at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 19 to 28 May, commemorating 400 years since the playwright's death. A co-production between Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, and in association with The REP, King Lear is a brutal portrait of a man unravelling - pitted against his daughters, against nature and against the universe itself.

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