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David Glass to Direct a Devised, Immersive Performance of SHINING at The Chine Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

A collaborative performance from BA (Hons) Acting, BA (Hons) Costumeand Performance Design, BA (Hons) Make Up for Media and Performance.

Last Chance To See DEAD FUNNY At Vaudeville Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Dead Funny, written and directed by Terry Johnson will end it's scheduled run at the Vaudeville Theatre on Saturday 4 February 2017.  

VIDEO: Watch The DEAD FUNNY Cast Talk Favourite Comedians and Taking Your Kit Off
by Marianka Swain - Nov 17, 2016

Watch videos of the West End cast of DEAD FUNNY at Vaudeville Theatre

BWW Review: DEAD FUNNY, Vaudeville Theatre, 3 November 2016
by Laura Jones - Nov 5, 2016

With the long, dark and cold winter nights upon us, we could all do with a bit of lighthearted comedy to cheer us up! Terry Johnson's 'Dead Funny' originally made its West End debut 22 years ago in the very same theatre where the current run is housed, the Vaudeville Theatre. Set in 1992 it takes place during the week in April where two much loved comedians, Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill, died within days of each other.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DEAD FUNNY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eleanor wants a child. Richard would oblige if he could, but he's too busy running the Dead Funny Society. When British comedy heroes Frankie Howerd and Benny Hill turn up their toes in the same week the Society gather for a celebration of hilarity and laughter. But Eleanor's grin masks a grimace. When your marriage is deader than either Morecambe or Wise it's hard to see the funny side of things.

Birmingham Stage Company's Production of David Walliams' GANGSTA GRANNY Makes West End Debut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????To celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, Birmingham Stage Company - the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Live On Stage - today announce the West End debut of David Walliams' bestselling book - Gangsta Granny. The smash-hit production which was recently nominated for a UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People, opens at the Garrick theatre on 1 August 2017, with previews from 26 July, and runs until 3 September, direct from an extensive UK tour.

Katherine Parkinson, Steve Pemberton and Ralf Little Lead DEAD FUNNY Revival at Vaudeville Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 9, 2016

Terry Johnson's "Painfully funny and funnily painful" (The Times) comedy, DEAD FUNNY, returns for a strictly limited season at the Vaudeville Theatre this autumn with Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd, In The Club, Humans), Steve Pemberton (The League of Gentleman, Benidorm, Whitechapel), Ralf Little (The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, The Cafe), Emily Berrington (The Inbetweeners 2, Humans, 24) and Rufus Jones (W1A, Hunderby, The Casual Vacancy). 

BORIS: WORLD KING Rewritten to Reflect Brexit for Edinburgh Fringe Return
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Following a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, and an acclaimed West End transfer, BORIS: WORLD KING returns to Edinburgh in a brand new version rewritten to reflect recent events surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

EDINBURGH 2016: BWW Q&A - Al Porter
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2016

BWW speaks to Al Porter about his 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show Al Porter At Large.

BORIS: WORLD KING Rewritten to Reflect Brexit for Edinburgh Fringe Return
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Following a complete sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe 2015, and an acclaimed West End transfer, BORIS: WORLD KING returns to Edinburgh in a brand new version rewritten to reflect recent events surrounding the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

BWW Review: OUT OF THIS WORLD, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, April 15 2016
by Gary Naylor - Apr 16, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a very strange revival of a 1950s Broadway show saved by some fine singing and sensational songs.

BORIS: WORLD KING to Open at Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

With his days as Mayor of London numbered, Britain's favourite comedy politician casts himself in another leading role: the star of his own West End show. This gaffe-a-minute comedy sees the thinking man's idiot wobbling on the brink of power. This rollicking tale packs in pay-as-you-go bikes, wiff-waff, and an ancient Greek lecture for good measure. Before long, verbal slips, trips and divine interruption cue a new battle - for his very political existence.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM RASPBERRY BLOWER OF OLD LONDON TOWN, St James Theatre Studio, October 30 2015
by Gary Naylor - Oct 31, 2015

Gary Naylor sees the revival of an old favourite from Saturday night television in the years long before it was captured by Simon Cowell and his clones - for whom no number of raspberries can be too many!

Terry Jones to Helm World Premiere of JEEPERS CREEPERS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Monty Python legend Terry Jones is to direct the world premiere of Jeepers Creepers, a play about comedy star Marty Feldman and his ambitious wife, Lauretta.

London's Free Open-Air Theatre Announces Its 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

London's Free Open-Air Theatre Season as part of the More London Free Festival announces its 2015 season.

David Benson Joins Cast of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

?David Benson starred in a series of award-winning one-man shows about Kenneth Williams, Frankie Howerd, Noel Coward and Princess Diana. 

BWW Reviews: BILLY THE KID A PANTO WESTERN, Rosemary Branch Theatre, December 1 2014
by Gary Naylor - Dec 3, 2014

Gary Naylor enjoys one of his treats of the year, the boutique panto that's short on space but long on laughs, invention and music.

UK's Museum of Comedy Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Collected by Martin Witts (Owner of The Leicester Square Theatre) from a lifetime's work in the UK's Comedy Industry, this is one of the most comprehensive collections of Comedy memorabilia ever to be amassed in one place.

Cheryl Knight to Bring TURN BACK THE CLOCK to Charing Cross Theatre, 1 June
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Cheryl Knight's acclaimed show, Turn Back the Clock, A selection of songs & monologues by Joyce Grenfell plays the Charing Cross Theatre for one performance only

11F Productions Stages WOMEN OF TWILIGHT, Now thru Oct 20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

First presented in 1951 and filmed the following year, Women of Twilight is a hard-hitting 'all-women play' in which unmarried mothers are ruthlessly exploited by an unscrupulous, baby-farming landlady. Neglected for over half a century, Sylvia Rayman's blistering drama is a real find - and, sadly, still relevant today.

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