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Guest Blog: Magic Consultant John Bulleid On THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT Photo Guest Blog: Magic Consultant John Bulleid On THE MAGICIAN'S ELEPHANT
by Guest Author - Sep 21, 2021

Theatre is the purest form of magic. Heightened with anticipation, we step into a darkened space with a sense of wonder and fascination unmatched anywhere else.

BWW Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA, Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA, Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Aug 27, 2021

Set in Tunisia in 1942, this new play sparkles with wit, but its exploration of the undercurrent of antisemitism that flows through even the most cosmopolitan of societies tells us much about today.

Full Cast Announced for World Premiere of ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA Photo Full Cast Announced for World Premiere of ONCE UPON A TIME IN NAZI OCCUPIED TUNISIA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021

The Almeida Theatre has announced¬†the full cast for the world premiere of Josh Azouz‚Äôs Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia. Eleanor Rhode¬†directs¬†Adrian Edmondson,¬†Laura Hanna,¬†Ethan Kai,¬†Pierro Niel-Mee,¬†Yasmin Paige¬†and¬†Daniel Rainford¬†in the production which runs from Saturday 21 August ‚Äď Saturday 18 September.

Almeida Theatre Announces New Season For 2021 Photo Almeida Theatre Announces New Season For 2021
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021

Shows will include and breathe..., Hymn, Once Upon a Time in Nazi Occupied Tunisia, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Spring Awakening, and The Key Workers Cycle.

New Company Burn Bright Launches For Women in the Creative Industry Photo New Company Burn Bright Launches For Women in the Creative Industry
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2020

With plays by writers who identify as women still struggling to breakout on the larger stages, writers Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley have come together to launch Burn Bright, a new not-for-profit organisation driving positive change for the next generation of women in the creative industry.

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.

ROMEO & JULIET, MACBETH and More to Be Presented in Shakespeare's Globe Summer Season Photo ROMEO & JULIET, MACBETH and More to Be Presented in Shakespeare's Globe Summer Season; Full Season Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2020

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the summer season 2020 will include Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Antony & Cleopatra, a two-day event 'Globe 4 Globe: Shakespeare and Climate Emergency', a symposium 'Shakespeare and Race', a Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production of Macbeth with 20,000 free tickets to school children, the return of family festival 'Telling Tales', and a new dramatisation of Ovid's Metamorphoses by our resident writers.

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 Interview: Eleanor Rhode Talks KING JOHN Photo BWW Interview: Eleanor Rhode Talks KING JOHN
by Rona Kelly - Oct 15, 2019

This Autumn, the Royal Shakespeare Company stages a story of a nation in turmoil: King John. The timeliness of this play is not lost on director Eleanor Rhode or the company, with the news 'informing [their] conversation pretty much every day as [they] make the show'.

BWW Review: KING JOHN, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon Photo BWW Review: KING JOHN, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
by Gary Naylor - Sep 28, 2019

King John's themes are horribly present in today's febrile political climate making it exactly the right time to revive one on Shakespeare's less performed plays.

The Old Vic Names Harriet Mackie New Producer Photo The Old Vic Names Harriet Mackie New Producer
by Julie Musbach - Aug 12, 2019

The Old Vic announces the appointment of Harriet Mackie as Producer at The Old Vic, replacing Georgia Gatti who will leave the organisation later this year.

Will Gregory Joins RSC Winter Season Photo Will Gregory Joins RSC Winter Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that singer-songwriter Will Gregory will compose the music for a new production of William Shakespeare's rarely performed tale of a nation in turmoil, King John, directed by Eleanor Rhode.

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 Review: RUST, Bush Theatre Photo BWW Review: RUST, Bush Theatre
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Jul 2, 2019

Nadia and Daniel are beginning a life together. They have lives with their own families, too, but this relationship is different: meeting in the evening at their new studio flat, they follow the 11 commandments, 'one better than God', which have been printed, are in bold and underlined in Times New Roman font. Clearly, this is special.

HighTide Announce Programme For Steven Atkinson's Final Festival In Aldeburgh Photo HighTide Announce Programme For Steven Atkinson's Final Festival In Aldeburgh
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2019

HighTide will return to Aldeburgh for their 13th festival with a world premiere and new work from homegrown talent. This fantastic programme will be Steven Atkinson's final Festival as Artistic Director; it illustrates HighTide's commitment to championing new writing as the space for political, contemporary and provocative work, created by new and diverse artists.

HighTide Announce Disruption Season At Assembly Roxy Photo HighTide Announce Disruption Season At Assembly Roxy
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019

After the success of their 2018 HighTide: Edinburgh programme, HighTide have now partnered with Assembly to present Disruption, their programme of contemporary new writing exclusively at Assembly Roxy. The six pieces chosen demonstrate HighTide and Assembly Festival's shared vision for new writing as a space of political, contemporary and provocative work, created by new, diverse artists. HighTide is renowned for the discovery of new playwrights, including Ella Hickson, Nick Payne and Vinay Patel, and the Disruption season sees HighTide writers premiere at the world's largest arts festival ahead of performances at HighTide Festivals Aldeburgh and Walthamstow.

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and BARTHOL Photo Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR and BARTHOLOMEW FAIR
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe announced the full cast for William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Elle While, and Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, directed by Blanche McIntyre.

Full Casting Announced For THE OMISSION OF THE FAMILY COLEMAN At The Ustinov Studio Photo Full Casting Announced For THE OMISSION OF THE FAMILY COLEMAN At The Ustinov Studio
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2019

Full casting is announced today for The Omission of the Family Coleman by Claudio Tolcachir, in a new version by Stella Feehily and directed by Laurence Boswell at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio. Laoisha O'Callaghan, David Crowley, Anne Kent, Evanna Lynch, Rowan Polonski, Robert Mountford, Patrick Moy, Natalie Radmall-Quirke will appear in the UK Premiere which runs from Thursday 28 March to Saturday 27 April with opening night for press on Wednesday 3 April and completes the venue's Season of UK Premieres from the Americas

BWW Review: BLUE DOOR, Theatre Royal Bath Photo BWW Review: BLUE DOOR, Theatre Royal Bath
by Leah Tozer - Feb 20, 2019

From mathematics professor Lewis's insomnia and amnesia plagued night emerges a poetic, fragmented and poignant reflection on race, forgetfulness, and legacy enlightened by two fine performances in a thoughtfully directed production from Eleanor Rhode as part of the Ustinov Studio's UK premieres from the Americas.

Photo Flash: First Look at BLUE DOOR Photo Photo Flash: First Look at BLUE DOOR
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2019

Get a first look below at the UK premiere of Blue Door, Tanya Barfield's searing play with music which examines family, identity and the African-American male experience. First seen in the US in 2006, the UK stage premiere, directed by Eleanor Rhode and starring  Ray Fearon and Fehinti Balogun, has its opening night for press this evening and will run at Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio until 9 March.

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