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BWW Review: WHITE NOISE, Bridge Theatre Photo BWW Review: WHITE NOISE, Bridge Theatre
by Charlie Wilks - Oct 15, 2021

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks confronts the audience with big themes in her thrilling and radical play, which has received its European premiere at The Bridge Theatre. The writer describes this work as something that, “rips the face off of civilisation.” And I’d agree that it certainly does. Taking an unflinching look at race in the 21st Century, from both a black and white perspective, this production is undeniably bold, but reflective of the place society finds itself in today.

Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks' WHITE NOISE Receives European Premiere at the Bridge Theatr Photo Photos: Suzan-Lori Parks' WHITE NOISE Receives European Premiere at the Bridge Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021

Suzan-Lori Parks’ White Noise has now received its European premiere at the Bridge Theatre, directed by Polly Findlay with a cast comprising James Corrigan, Ken Nwosu, Faith Omole and Helena Wilson and we have a first look at photos from the show.

BWW Review: WHAT IF IF ONLY, Royal Court Photo BWW Review: WHAT IF IF ONLY, Royal Court
by Katie Kirkpatrick - Oct 1, 2021

What If If Only, the prolific Caryl Churchill's latest short play, explores incredibly complex issues of grief and time in its very short 20-minute run time. Premiering at the Royal Court, James Macdonald's production finds the humour and humanity in the text, which is brought to life with imagination.

BWW Review: INDECENT, Menier Chocolate Factory Photo BWW Review: INDECENT, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Charlie Wilks - Sep 14, 2021

Director Rebecca Taichman and playwright Paula Vogel were both drawn to Sholem Asch’s 1907 phenomenon, God of Vengeance. Their Tony-nominated, highly-acclaimed production has landed in London. A show that plays tribute a stage scandal, this is a heartfelt song to something that nearly never was.

Photos: INDECENT Starring Alexandra Silber, Molly Osborne, Cory English & More Opens  Photo Photos: INDECENT Starring Alexandra Silber, Molly Osborne, Cory English & More Opens Tonight at the Menier Chocolate Factory
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021

The Menier Chocolate Factory has returned to live performances with the European première of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-winning Indecent – the production was in previews at the time of national lockdown in March 2020.

BWW Review: FROZEN, Theatre Royal Drury Lane Photo BWW Review: FROZEN, Theatre Royal Drury Lane
by Charlie Wilks - Sep 8, 2021

I would hesitant a guess to say that most of us know about Disney’s colossus beast, Frozen. Made famous when it debuted during Christmas 2013, it quickly became one of the company’s audience’s animated classics. Since its release we’ve had sequels, spinoffs, merchandise and now, a hit musical – which originally premiered in Denver, before opening in Broadway, and now recently landing in London’s West End. Loosely inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s 19th Century tale, The Snow Queen, Disney’s production turns much of the original story on its head.

BWW Review: WAITRESS, UK & Ireland Tour Photo BWW Review: WAITRESS, UK & Ireland Tour
by Emma Watkins - Sep 8, 2021

Waitress is off on a UK and Ireland tour, kicking off at the New Wimbledon Theatre. Jenna, waitress and pie creator extraordinaire, unexpectedly finds herself pregnant. But will this unwanted twist keep her tied down in a bad relationship or give her the chance to break free?

The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021 Photo The Top 20 New London Shows Opening In 2021
by Marianka Swain - Sep 3, 2021

As theatre comes roaring back, this autumn and winter see plenty of exciting new productions, including big West End musicals and intriguing plays. Here are the shows that we’re most looking forward to seeing.

BWW Review: BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury Photo BWW Review: BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS, The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
by Tom Hayden Millward - Aug 28, 2021

'Where did all the happy endings go? Where can all the good times be?' When West End stalwart Dianne Pilkington enchanted the audience yesterday evening at the press night of Bedknobs and Broomsticks with The Sherman Brothers' 'The Age of Not Believing', perhaps the 1971 Disney film's most iconic number, I couldn't help but think about we have all endured over the past year and a half.

Photos: See Dianne Pilkington, Charles Brunton & More in BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS Photo Photos: See Dianne Pilkington, Charles Brunton & More in BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021

The UK tour of Bedknobs and Broomsticks began performances at Newcastle Theatre Royal on Saturday 14 August 2021!  The UK Tour is now extended through to March 2022. The tour includes a 5-week Christmas season at Leeds Grand Theatre.

Layton Williams & Bianca Del Rio Will Star in EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE In Los  Photo Layton Williams & Bianca Del Rio Will Star in EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE In Los Angeles
by Alan Henry - Aug 13, 2021

Layton Williams and Bianca Del Rio will reprise their roles from the UK productions of EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE when the production comes to the Ahmanson beginning January 16th, 2022. Tickets are now on sale, and learn more about the show.

Photos: MARY POPPINS Reopens in the West End Starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp Photo Photos: MARY POPPINS Reopens in the West End Starring Zizi Strallen & Charlie Stemp
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 12, 2021

Based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the original Walt Disney film, Cameron Mackintosh and Disney’s Olivier award-winning production of Mary Poppins resumed performances at the Prince Edward Theatre on 7 August 2021 and is currently booking to 13 February 2022.

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Her Majesty's Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Her Majesty's Theatre
by William J Connolly - Aug 12, 2021

They say there's no business like show business. Well, they should change that to there's no show quite like The Phantom of the Opera! The infamous story of the opera ghost and his on/off love affair with the soaring soprano lands as well today as it did back in 1986.

BWW Review: CAROUSEL, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Photo BWW Review: CAROUSEL, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 10, 2021

During the first three weeks of the initial lockdown in 2020, 16 women and children were murdered in the United Kingdom because of domestic violence. Those numbers were only going to rise during the following year. It is said that men were able to gain power and rule the world because murder makes them less uncomfortable.

Photos: New Shots of the Queens of the SIX UK Tour! Photo Photos: New Shots of the Queens of the SIX UK Tour!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 16, 2021

The multi award-winning musical phenomenon SIX, written by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, in on tour in the UK and we have your first look!

BWW Review: UNDER MILK WOOD, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: UNDER MILK WOOD, National Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 24, 2021

“To begin at the beginning”, Welsh poet Dylan Thomas never got to fulfil his true dream for his troubled radio play Under Milk Wood. It took 20 years of laborious work to put the final touches on the personalities of fictional Llareggub. Alcohol poisoning might have taken Thomas’s life before he heard his drinking - and acting - mate Richard Burton’s take on BBC Radio in 1954, a year after his sudden demise.

BWW Review: AFTER LIFE, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: AFTER LIFE, National Theatre
by Mert Dilek - Jun 10, 2021

The National Theatre kicks off its post-lockdown season with a brainteaser: what is the most meaningful or precious moment of your life? The question is central to After Life, Jack Thorne’s stage adaptation of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s acclaimed 1998 film, co-produced by Headlong, which unfolds in a purgatorial facility over the course of a single week.

West End's WALDEN Cancels Performance After COVID Risk Identified Backstage Photo West End's WALDEN Cancels Performance After COVID Risk Identified Backstage
by Nicole Rosky - May 25, 2021

Amy Berryman's Walden, which is currently playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre, has announced that it will pause performances this evening, May 25, after a COVID threat arose within the company.

Photo Flash: First Look at WALDEN at the Harold Pinter Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at WALDEN at the Harold Pinter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021

Get a first look at production images for Amy Berryman’s Walden which is currently running at the Harold Pinter Theatre as the first production in SFP’s RE:EMERGE season.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal of Amy Berryman's WALDEN Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsal of Amy Berryman's WALDEN
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

The first show of the Harold Pinter Theatre RE:EMERGE season is Amy Berryman’s Walden. Get a peek inside rehearsals!

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