Johnny Vegas Wins Legend Of Comedy Award At Leicester Comedy Festival Award Ceremony Johnny Vegas Wins Legend Of Comedy Award At Leicester Comedy Festival Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

This evening Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in Europe, presented Johnny Vegas with the Legend of Comedy award at their annual ceremony to honour comedians and others involved in the festival. (more...)

Where To Get Your Cultural Fix Online Where To Get Your Cultural Fix Online
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 19, 2020

As we all adjust to the new, strange reality, online entertainment and education has become even more vital. There are a wave of new initiatives and offers coming in all the time, but here is a short guide of where to start in your online theatre and entertainment fix. (more...)

Stars Of Comedy, Music and Science Join Online For THE STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL Stars Of Comedy, Music and Science Join Online For THE STAY AT HOME FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2020

In a world where live performance has all but disappeared for the moment, Robin Ince and those clever people at The Cosmic Shambles Network have come up with an ingenious plan to banish our housebound boredom and keep us all entertained. (more...)

Jo Brand To Host Dave's COMEDY AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY Jo Brand To Host Dave's COMEDY AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

UKTV's award-winning comedy entertainment channel, Dave today announced Jo Brand as the host of the third episode of Comedy Against Living Miserably. (more...)

BWW Review: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Richmond Theatre BWW Review: SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, Richmond Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 13, 2019

The annual pantomime at Richmond is always an entertaining affair. After last year's Peter Pan, we now turn to a glittering and very enjoyable version of Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs. Comedian, writer and presenter Jo Brand is the star turn as the wicked Queen Lucretia. Brand takes a little while to settle into the rhythm of the show, but is a screeching baddie, with a throaty, cackling laugh. She maintains the sardonic and dry style that she is known for. Even when she appears to forget her lines, her request for a prompt gained laughs rather than groans. She is an evil, but also funny character and her scornful rendition of 'I Put A Spell On You' is her highlight. (more...)

Richmond Theatre Announces A Star-Studded New Season Of Shows For 2020 Richmond Theatre Announces A Star-Studded New Season Of Shows For 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Following a hugely successful Autumn season where Richmond Theatre celebrated 120 years of inspiring theatre, Richmond Theatre announces its' Winter season, jam-packed with beloved classics, gripping adaptions and toe-tapping music nights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For SNOW WHITE at Richmond Theatre Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For SNOW WHITE at Richmond Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Richmond Theatre have today announced that comedian, writer, actor and presenter Jo Brand will lead the cast of this year's spectacular family pantomime, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, alongside returning funny man Jon Clegg with hilarious panto dame Jason Sutton from Sat 7 Dec 2019 – Sun 5 Jan 2020. Press are invited to attend for review on Thursday 12th December at 7pm. (more...)

Shappi Khorsandi Announces Spring UK Tour Shappi Khorsandi Announces Spring UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2019

Comedian, author and, most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts, but live comedy is where she's in her element. Following her 2019 tour, which included a sold-out 7 night run at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival, Shappi is delighted to be extending her tour in to 2020 with a further 12 dates announced between February and May next year. (more...)

Programme Announced For Leicester Comedy Festival 2020 Programme Announced For Leicester Comedy Festival 2020
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019

Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in the UK, today launches its packed programme for 2020 with more venues, more talent and more unique events than ever before. The festival will feature over 1,600 performers, performing over 800 shows on more than 90 stages across Leicester & Leicestershire. The full line up and tickets for all shows will be available from 10am on 30th October 2019 via www.comedy-festival.co.uk (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jo Brand in SNOW WHITE at Richmond Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at Jo Brand in SNOW WHITE at Richmond Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

Richmond Theatre have today announced that comedian, writer, actor and presenter Jo Brand will lead the cast of this year's spectacular family pantomime, SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS, alongside returning funny man Jon Clegg with hilarious panto dame Jason Sutton from Sat 7 Dec 2019 – Sun 5 Jan 2020. Press are invited to attend for review on Thursday 12th December at 7pm. (more...)

Barb Jungr Live Comes to The Orange Tree Theatre Barb Jungr Live Comes to The Orange Tree Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019

One of the World's Greatest Interpreters of Song, Barb Jungr, Announces UK Live Dates to Showcase 'The Most Significant Album of the 21st Century' (more...)

Shappi Khorsandi Announces Short Autumn Tour Of SKITTISH WARRIOR...CONFESSIONS OF A CLUB COMIC Shappi Khorsandi Announces Short Autumn Tour Of SKITTISH WARRIOR...CONFESSIONS OF A CLUB COMIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Comedian, author and, most recently, idiot who agreed to be tortured on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!, Shappi Khorsandi is a woman of many parts. But live comedy is where she's in her element, and following her brilliant spring tour and limited 7 night run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August she is delighted to be extending her tour into the autumn with a handful of new dates. (more...)

Rylan Clark-Neal To Star In NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL In London Rylan Clark-Neal To Star In NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL In London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

The producers of the smash-hit 'NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL', have announced Rylan Clark-Neal as 'The Critic' alongside the previous announced Simon Lipkin as 'Mr Poppy', when the show returns to The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith for its third year from 11 to 29 December 2019. Further star casting to be announced! (more...)

WOW - Women Of The World - Announces Programme For London 2019 WOW - Women Of The World - Announces Programme For London 2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

WOW - Women of the World - has announced two major events across International Women's Day 2019 to address the state of gender equality today. (more...)

BBC Arts Announces New Documentaries, Including Oscar Wilde Doc with Stephen Fry BBC Arts Announces New Documentaries, Including Oscar Wilde Doc with Stephen Fry
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

In 2019 BBC Arts will offer audiences innovative programming and partnerships with the best artistic talent - giving unique perspectives and an unmissable front-row seat to the best arts and performance in the UK and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Gala Night of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: Inside Gala Night of NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Last night was the Gala Night for NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith. (more...)

Photo Flash: Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer and Jo Brand Star in NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: Danny Dyer, Dani Dyer and Jo Brand Star in NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Every child in every school has one Christmas wish, to star in a Nativity, and at St Bernadette's School they've decided to mount a musical version! Join teacher Mr Maddens and his assistant Mr Poppy as they struggle with hilarious children, and a whole lot of sparkle and shine to make everyone's Christmas wish come true. Featuring all of your favourite sing-a-long songs from the smash-hit films including Sparkle and Shine, Nazareth and One Night One Moment. NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL promises to be the perfect feel-good comedy for all the family. (more...)

WOW LONDON 2019 Programme Announced WOW LONDON 2019 Programme Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

The WOW Foundation has today announced plans for London 2019, in the build up to further activity across the UK and the rest of the world over the next two years. The London events, taking place 8-9 March, over International Women's Day, include talks with legendary activist and writer Angela Davis, award-winning journalist and author Naomi Klein as well as the launch of major new international anthology New Daughters of Africa edited by Margaret Busby. The programme also features events with Jo Brand and Catherine Mayer, and two global conversations WOW presents: What Now? and WOW presents: What Next? bringing together thousands of women from across all industries and communities to imagine and debate the future of gender equality. Tickets are on sale to Southbank Centre Members from today and to the public tomorrow, 6 December. There will be over 500 tickets available to schools. (more...)

Ovation Sets Winter Programming Slate Ovation Sets Winter Programming Slate
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Ovation, America's only arts network, is warming up the winter months with a slate of premium artistic and cultural programming that includes Travel Man, The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook with Sam Neill, the two-part original Ovation special Destination France: The Birthplace of Luxury, and the return of its classic movie strand Red Carpet Cinema every Friday night. (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For London Theatre BroadwayWorld's Top Christmas Picks For London Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Nov 19, 2018

There are plenty of seasonal treats served up in the capital this year, from pantos and plays to opera and dance. Here are some of the tastiest morsels for the 2018-19 festive period. (more...)

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