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BWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, York Theatre RoyalBWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, York Theatre Royal
by Sarah Ryan - Sep 11, 2019

After a sparkling debut last year with an adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children, Emma Rice's company of the same name returns for its second outing with another literary classic - Malory Towers. (more...)

MALORY TOWERS Announced At HOME ManchesterMALORY TOWERS Announced At HOME Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Nostalgic, naughty and perfect for now, Malory Towers is the original 'Girl Power' story. Join Wise Children for high jinks, high drama and high spirits, all set to sensational live music and breathtaking animation, at HOME Manchester, Tue 24 - Sat 28 September. Co-produced by York Theatre Royal in association with Bristol Old Vic, Malory Towers, based on the novels of Enid Blyton, is adapted and directed by Emma Rice.  (more...)

BWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, Passenger ShedBWW Review: MALORY TOWERS, Passenger Shed
by Tim Wright - Jul 26, 2019

At first glance, Enid Blyton's Malory Towers seems an odd choice for the second outing of Emma Rice's Wise Children theatre company. A genteel tale of a privileged girl's boarding school in Cornwall with mild peril and even milder themes doesn't seem like classic Rice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of MALORY TOWERSPhoto Flash: First Look at the UK Tour of MALORY TOWERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Check out photos for the national tour of Emma Rice's adaptation of Enid Blyton's MALORY TOWERS. The show officially opens this Thursday 25 July at The Passenger Shed in Bristol, running there until 18 August 2019. The tour then continues until 5 October 2019. (more...)

Emma Rice's MALORY TOWERS Announces Full CastEmma Rice's MALORY TOWERS Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Wise Children's adaptation of Enid Blyton's Malory Towers, co-produced by York Theatre Royal in association with Bristol Old Vic, will star Rebecca Collingwood as Gwendoline Lacey, Mirabelle Gremaud as Irene Bartlett, Vinnie Heaven as Bill Robinson, Izuka Hoyle as Darrell Rivers, Renee Lamb as Alicia Johns, Francesca Mills as Sally Hope and Rose Shalloo as Mary Lou Atkinson. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice, the musical opens on 25 July 2019 at The Passenger Shed in the company's home city of Bristol, before embarking on a national tour to Cambridge, York, Exeter, Manchester and Oxford. (more...)

Review Roundup: Rachel Chavkin Directs AN AMERICAN CLOCK At The Old VicReview Roundup: Rachel Chavkin Directs AN AMERICAN CLOCK At The Old Vic
by Review Roundups - Feb 15, 2019

Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation's unwavering faith in capitalism, opening at The Old Vic on 13 February, with previews from 4 February. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE AMERICAN CLOCK at The Old VicPhoto Flash: First Look at THE AMERICAN CLOCK at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation's unwavering faith in capitalism, opening at The Old Vic on 13 February, with previews from 4 February. (more...)

Giles Terera Will Join the Cast of THE AMERICAN CLOCK at The Old VicGiles Terera Will Join the Cast of THE AMERICAN CLOCK at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

The Old Vic today announces that Giles Terera (Hamilton) will be joining the cast of Arthur Miller's The American Clock directed by Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) to play Robertson / Moe 3. He joins the previously announced cast Amber Aga, Paul Bentall, Greg Bernstein, Clare Burt, Flora Dawson, Abhin Galeya, Fred Haig, Jyuddah Jaymes, John Marquez, Francesca Mills, Taheen Modak, Christian Patterson, Golda Rosheuvel, Abdul Salis, Josie Walker and Ewan Wardrop. (more...)

Giles Terera Joins Cast of THE AMERICAN CLOCK at the Old VicGiles Terera Joins Cast of THE AMERICAN CLOCK at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The Daily Mail has reported that award-winning actor Giles Terera has joined the cast of the upcoming Old Vic production of Arthur Miller's The American Clock. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE AMERICAN CLOCK at the Old VicFull Casting Announced For THE AMERICAN CLOCK at the Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Old Vic today announces initial casting for Arthur Miller's The American Clock. Visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Hadestown) presents Arthur Miller's ground-breaking play about hope, idealism and a nation's unwavering faith in capitalism, with music by Justin Ellington. (more...)

Fiona Shaw And George MacKay Complete The Casts Of The National Theatre's Courage EverywhereFiona Shaw And George MacKay Complete The Casts Of The National Theatre's Courage Everywhere
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

The NT marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK gaining the right to vote, with a series of rehearsed readings, talks and events, as well as a free exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge. World-class directors Nadia Fall, Phyllida Lloyd, Jenny Sealey, Lyndsey Turner and Dawn Walton will bring to life five plays on themes of suffrage, courage and the fight for political equality in the UK and around the world. (more...)

National Theatre Presents COURAGE EVERYWHERENational Theatre Presents COURAGE EVERYWHERE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The NT marks the 100th anniversary of the first women in the UK gaining the right to vote, with a series of rehearsed readings, talks and events, as well as a free exhibition in the Lyttelton Lounge. World-class directors Nadia Fall, Phyllida Lloyd, Jenny Sealey, Lyndsey Turner and Dawn Walton will bring to life five plays on themes of suffrage, courage and the fight for political equality in the UK and around the world. (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Sheffield CrucibleBWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Sheffield Crucible
by Ruth Deller - Oct 3, 2018

A raucous take on the play-within-a-play is a real highlight of this new take on Shakespeare's tale of love and magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheffield Theatres Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMPhoto Flash: Sheffield Theatres Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Sheffield TheatresPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal For A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Sheffield Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

Desperate lovers, squabbling supernaturals and a hapless troupe of amateur actors get tangled in this joyous tale of enchantment and transformation. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAMSheffield Theatres Announces Casting for STEEL and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Chris Bush's Steel, and his major new revival of William Shakespeare's classic A Midsummer Night's Dream. (more...)

THE LEHMAN TRILOGY Leads July's Top 10 New London ShowsTHE LEHMAN TRILOGY Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jul 5, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a new theatrical epic to Shakespeare and musical spoof, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces Casting For PITY By Rory MullarkeyRoyal Court Theatre Announces Casting For PITY By Rory Mullarkey
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2018

Paul Bentall, Sandy Grierson, Helena Lymbery, Sophia Di Martino, Siobhan McSweeney, Francesca Mills, Abraham Popoola, Paul G Raymond and Dorian Simpson have been cast in the world premiere of Pity, by Rory Mullarkey. It is directed by Royal Court Associate Director (International) Sam Pritchard and will feature members of Fulham Brass Band. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, Shakespeare's GlobeBWW Review: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN, Shakespeare's Globe
by Cindy Marcolina - May 31, 2018

Third in line in Michelle Terry's first season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare's Globe is The Two Noble Kinsmen. Directed by Barrie Rutter, the Shakespeare-Fletcher collaboration becomes a lighthearted and wonderfully ironic piece of theatre. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Barrie Rutter's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMENShakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Barrie Rutter's THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce full casting for Barrie Rutter's The Two Noble Kinsmen, by John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, opening in The Globe today 25 May. This will mark Barrie's first production since stepping down as Artistic Director of Northern Broadsides. (more...)

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