RSC Announces Casting For THE WHIP RSC Announces Casting For THE WHIP
by BWW News Desk - 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? (more...)

BWW Review: A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD, Swan Theatre, Stratford upon Avon 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. (more...)

RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD RSC Announces Casting For KING JOHN and A MUSEUM IN BAGHDAD
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

BWW Interview: Blood, Guts & More - Special Effects in Theatre 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). (more...)

Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

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

Photo Flash: First Look at Debbie Korley and Danny Saul in BEOWULF at Unicorn Theatre 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! (more...)

Justin Audibert Directs Chris Thorpe's New Version of BEOWULF 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. (more...)

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. (more...)

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. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Tess Berry-Hart's CARGO at the Arcola Theatre
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

KING LEAR Coming to Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Debuts Anders Lustgarten's BLACK JESUS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Anders Lustgarten's Black Jesus receives its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre, playing for a four week season from tonight, 1 October 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 7.30pm). A sold-out workshop production of Black Jesus at the Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe, was described by the Guardian as 'a highlight of the festival'. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Debut Anders Lustgarten's BLACK JESUS, Oct 1-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Anders Lustgarten's Black Jesus receives its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre, playing for a four week season from Tuesday, 1 October 2013 (Press Night: Thursday, 3 October 2013 at 7.30pm). A sold-out workshop production of Black Jesus at the Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe, was described by the Guardian as 'a highlight of the festival'. (more...)

Regent's Park Makes INTO THE WOODS Feat. Waddingham, AS YOU LIKE IT, et al. Available for Download in 2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Digital Theatre today (14 February 2011) announces William Shakespeare's As You Like It - their second collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company; the critically acclaimed Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, and the sell out West End production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons as their next three downloadable productions which will also be available to stream from £6.99 at www.digitaltheatre.com. As You Like It will be available from today followed shortly by Into The Woods and All My Sons. (more...)

RSC Brings Goold's ROMEO AND JULIET et al. to Lincoln Center '11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

The Royal Shakespeare Company's 44 member acting ensemble will perform five plays by William Shakespeare at Park Avenue Armory as part of Lincoln Center Festival next summer. Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory, in association with The Ohio State University, are bringing the Royal Shakespeare Company to New York for this six-week engagement. This unprecedented theatrical event takes place July 6 through August 14, 2011. (more...)