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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For the UK and Ireland Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For the UK and Ireland Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stephi Wild - Feb 18, 2020

The UK and Ireland tour of The Phantom of the Opera opens at Curve, Leicester on 22 February 2020. Get a first look inside rehearsals!

BWW Review: THE UPSTART CROW, Gielgud Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE UPSTART CROW, Gielgud Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 17, 2020

Born out of the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, Ben Elton's sit-com Upstart Crow went on to have three series and multiple Christmas specials. It follows William Shakespeare, who's by now rather well-known in London, as he attempts to write his notorious body of work pinching ideas here and there and taking credit for quotes that aren't his, scribbling away whenever his nearest and dearest say something clever for future use.

BWW Review: THE VISIT, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE VISIT, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 14, 2020

Three years after the National's enthralling revival of Tony Kushner's Angels in America, the playwright returns with his new adaptation of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's tragicomic 1956 parable a?' which has also been turned into an Ingrid Bergman-starring film and a Kander and Ebb musical.

BWW Review: FAR AWAY, Donmar Warehouse Photo BWW Review: FAR AWAY, Donmar Warehouse
by Gary Naylor - Feb 13, 2020

In just 45 minutes, Caryl Churchill's Far Away walks a tightrope between tricksy surrealism and dystopian warning but stays upright due to its sheer theatricality.

Photo Flash: First Look at FAR AWAY at The Donmar Warehouse Photo Photo Flash: First Look at FAR AWAY at The Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020

Far Away is now playing at The Donmar Warehouse.

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VISIT at the National Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE VISIT at the National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2020

The Visit plays on the Olivier Stage at The National Theatre until 13 May.

BWW Review: BWW REVIEW:  MATTHEW BOURNE REIMAGINES SWAN LAKE at New York City Center Photo BWW Review: BWW REVIEW: MATTHEW BOURNE REIMAGINES SWAN LAKE at New York City Center
by Rose Marija - Feb 7, 2020

​​​​​​​The first performance of Matthew Bourne's contemporary Swan Lake was performed at the Sadler's Wells Theater, London, in 1995. It has endured twenty-five years with the staying power of a new classic -- for very good reason. Bourne has reinvented the swans from maidens who have been turned into beautiful swans by an evil sorcerer, to male swans, summoned by the dreams and desires of a pampered, regimented prince, no sorcerer in sight. Much has been made of this and the homoerotic overtones that appear at times; however, there is much more to it than that as a piece of theater. It is a psychological drama which explores, among other things, celebrity and Royalty in today's world.

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Photo BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
by Laura Jones - Feb 7, 2020

The Taming of the Shrew is arguably one of Shakespeare's most controversial comedies. In Maria Gaitandi's production, designer Liam Bunster has helped to transform the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse with raised platforms and ladders, with the cast using them constantly throughout. Although you occasionally lose sight of the performers as they climb onto the various platforms, it makes the production unique from anything else I've seen in the space.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For FAR AWAY at the Donmar Warehouse Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For FAR AWAY at the Donmar Warehouse
by Stephi Wild - Jan 28, 2020

Far Away begins previews from 6 February 2020 at The Donmar Warehouse

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA, Harold Pinter Theatre Photo BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA, Harold Pinter Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 24, 2020

This is an Vanya for 2020 that loses nothing in Conor McPherson's sublime update.

BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE at The Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: MATTHEW BOURNE'S SWAN LAKE at The Kennedy Center
by Rachael Goldberg - Jan 24, 2020

Sir Matthew Bourne's 'Swan Lake' has a reputation as a beloved, fascinating, and powerful ballet. The latest production certainly justifies this reputation.

Elmhurst Ballet School Students Shine in New Ad Campaign Photo Elmhurst Ballet School Students Shine in New Ad Campaign
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020

In 2018, Elmhurst Ballet School, the vocational school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, championed their home city of Birmingham in a photographic campaign that presented students dancing in and around Brum. Two years later and a brand new campaign, Surpass Your Potential: Train at Elmhurst Ballet School, celebrates the diversity, individuality and talent of Elmhurst students from across its Lower and Upper Schools.

Photo Flash: First Look at UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020

Production images have been released for Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Rosmersholm, Jerusalem, The Seagull) which is now in previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre.

BWW Review: Selina Thompson's salt. Is Both A Release Of Rage And A Healing Ritual Photo BWW Review: Selina Thompson's salt. Is Both A Release Of Rage And A Healing Ritual
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2020

'Europe was pushing against me, so I just kept pushing back,' writes Selina Thompson in her autobiographical solo drama of cultural discovery, salt.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE VISIT at the National Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For THE VISIT at the National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2020

In the town of Slurry, New York, post-war recession has bitten. Claire Zachanassian, improbably beautiful and impenetrably terrifying, returns to her hometown as the world's richest woman. The locals hope her arrival signals a change in their fortunes, but they soon realise that prosperity will only come at a terrible price.

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For UNCLE VANYA at the Harold Pinter Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2020

Sonia Friedman Productions have today released rehearsal images for Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Rosmersholm, Jerusalem, The Seagull) which begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 14th January.

TodayTix Top Broadway Shows of 2019 Photo TodayTix Top Broadway Shows of 2019
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 31, 2019

We saw a lot of theater this year, and we hope you did too. With 2 million tickets sold to 4,400 different shows around the world, we're excited about all the performances you saw using TodayTix this year. (Not to mention 7.5 million Lottery entries, 800,000 Rush unlocks.) In honor of 2019 coming to a close and a new year and decade just around the corner, we're taking a look back at some of the top shows of the year. (Spoiler alert: Everybody loves a?oeWaitressa?? and a?oeCome From Away.a??)

25 Theatre Ticket Deals for TodayTix's Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale! Photo 25 Theatre Ticket Deals for TodayTix's Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale!
by TodayTix UK - Dec 24, 2019

We're feeling the Christmas cheer, so we wanted to bring you some amazing deals for London's top shows. All of these productions start at just £20 in our Unbeatable Boxing Day Sale. Great shows at great prices: it's your ticket to the best of London theatre. Merry Christmas, and happy theatregoing!

2019 Year in Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best of 2019 Photo 2019 Year in Review: Natalie O'Donoghue's Best of 2019
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 23, 2019

BWW reviewer Natalie O'Donoghue highlights her favourite theatre productions and performances of 2019.

BWW Review: THE RED SHOES, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: THE RED SHOES, Sadler's Wells
by Vikki Jane Vile - Dec 16, 2019

It's fitting that Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes returns to London to finish up another year of reviewing dance. By far Bourne's most accomplished, creative and complete work, it's a theatrical joy from start to finish that is performed with confidence by a cast who have now had time to perfect it since the 2016 premiere. 

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