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October 27, 1939 (80)
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Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, ENGLAND
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Date of Birth: October 27, 1939 (80)

Birth Place: Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, ENGLAND
BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Charms at Winter Opera Photo BWW Review: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Charms at Winter Opera
by Steve Callahan - Nov 10, 2019

It's 140 years old, but it's as fresh and appealing as when it first bounded into the public eye on New Year's Eve, 1879.

FAULTY TOWERS Returns For 13th Adelaide Fringe Photo FAULTY TOWERS Returns For 13th Adelaide Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Interactive Theatre International presents...Faulty Towers The Dining Experience.

New John Cleese Comedy Bangs Onto Grand Theatre Stage In 2020 Photo New John Cleese Comedy Bangs Onto Grand Theatre Stage In 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre has today announced that BANG BANG!, a brand new comedy by John Cleese will run from Tuesday 12 a?" Saturday 16 May. It will star Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters.

New Writing By John Cleese Comes To The Wyvern Theatre Photo New Writing By John Cleese Comes To The Wyvern Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The Wyvern Theatre announce that John Cleese's new farce, based on Monsieur Chasse by Georges Feydeau and starring Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters, will be arriving in Swindon next March. A delicious blend of French Farce and Fawlty Towers, Bang Bang! is sure to sell fast and, with tickets already on sale, now's the best time to book yours.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season Photo Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season.

BANG BANG! Will Embark on UK Tour Photo BANG BANG! Will Embark on UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Exeter Northcott Theatre and Dermot McLaughlin Productions announce the Premiere UK Tour of Bang Bang! A new farce from John Cleese starring Tessa Peake-Jones, Tony Gardner and Wendi Peters.

THE SWAN PRINCESS 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition Coming To Blu-ray Oct. 29 Photo THE SWAN PRINCESS 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition Coming To Blu-ray Oct. 29
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Golden Globe®-nominated animated classic THE SWAN PRINCESS, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is making the fan-favorite available in brilliant high definition for the first time ever with a collectible anniversary edition Blu-ray and in 4K HDR on digital, both available on October 29th.

John Cleese Returns To Worcester For One Night Only Photo John Cleese Returns To Worcester For One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Living comedy legend John Cleese is heading in Worcester's general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A on Saturday, February 15 at 7:30 pm at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only, please. Tickets go on sale to members on Tuesday, October 8 and to the public on Friday, October 18 at 10am.

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland Photo BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland
by Monica Moore - Oct 1, 2019

Playhouse Theatre Incorporated has assembled a cast of stellar performers for their production of 'Spamalot' which opened on Saturday night. The laughter and vibe of fun amongst the audience was a testament to the high energy and talent on the stage. All performers more-than-ably delivered the offbeat humour with the right ingredients of 'silly seriousness', sung extremely well, and dance like pros.

Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester Photo Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the regional premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact from August 30 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage is the first theater in the country to produce the critically-acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact since the play's SRO smash hit world premiere Broadway run featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale closed in January 2019.

BWW Review: SPAMALOT, FINLAND at Tornava's Summer Theater Photo BWW Review: SPAMALOT, FINLAND at Tornava's Summer Theater
by Rosanna Liuski - Aug 11, 2019

Spamalot at Tornava's Summer Theater is full of physical comedy, keen actors and glee on a cool set design!

BWW Interview: Playwright D.W. Gregory and MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN at NJ Rep Photo BWW Interview: Playwright D.W. Gregory and MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN at NJ Rep
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 31, 2019

Broadayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing D.W. Gregory about her career and 'Memoirs of a Forgotten Man' at NJ Rep.

EDINBURGH 2019: Joey Page Q&A Photo EDINBURGH 2019: Joey Page Q&A
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2019

BWW catches up with Joey Page to chat about bringing Afterlife to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Musicals At Richter Photo BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Musicals At Richter
by Sean Fallon - Jul 1, 2019

On Friday, June 28, I had the pleasure of seeing the farcical Monty Python musical SPAMALOT performed outdoors by Musicals at Richter, on the grounds of the Richter House, next to the Richter Park Golf Course in Danbury, CT. I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with Musicals at Richter. I am very impressed at the high level of talent that they have assembled together to perform what is truly a wonderful production for all in attendance, and all on stage. The show is brilliantly directed by Shannon Courtney Denihan with musical direction by Tracey Marble and Claire Simard.

Premiere Stages To Present 2019 Premiere Play Festival Winner THE WAKE Photo Premiere Stages To Present 2019 Premiere Play Festival Winner THE WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Premiere Stages at Kean University will present Tammy Ryan's The Wake July 11-28 in Kean University's Bauer Boucher Theatre Center (Vaughn Eames Hall, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, N.J.). Recently selected from 659 submissions as the winner of the 2019 Premiere Play Festival, The Wake will feature actors James Gushue, Wayne Maugans, Kathy McCafferty and Kelley Rae O'Donnell. John J. Wooten, producing artistic director of Premiere Stages, directs.

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Asolo Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 9, 2019

Get Your Passport Stamped at the Asolo for a Whimsical Romp Around the Globe

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Gets Classic Comedy Just Right Photo BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Gets Classic Comedy Just Right
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 8, 2019

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a farce about a whodunnit that keeps going in spite of itself. It begins at 'funny,' blazes past 'hilarious' and 'side-splitting' straight to 'uproarious,' then ramps it up in Act II. The award-winning script includes slapstick, repetition, mispronunciation, callbacks, prop comedy, crowding, unexpected entrances, pantomime, reversals, costume malfunctions, role switching, overacting, inappropriateness and an astonishing number and variety of spit-takes. The eight cast members are in every way awe-inspiring and terrific. Get it right and go to THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Being left out of the fun would be an awful shame.

Konstantin Kisin Brings ORWELL THAT ENDS WELL To The Edinburgh Fringe Photo Konstantin Kisin Brings ORWELL THAT ENDS WELL To The Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a 'safe space' contract for a university gig, offers a fiercely intelligent, uncompromising look at identity, freedom of expression and 'wokeness' in his debut hour that runs at The Gilded Balloon between 31 July and 26 August at 7pm.

Screen Plays' Black Comedy De-Lights Photo Screen Plays' Black Comedy De-Lights
by Colin Fleming-Stumpf - May 24, 2019

Peter Shaffer's farce Black Comedy delights based on one absurd premise. What if we could see what goes on in the obscurity of darkness? From this thought, he literally flips the light switch. The play begins in darkness with a young sculptor Brindsley Miller nervously preparing for a life changing meeting with elderly millionaire art collector George Bamberger. To impress Bamberger, he and his fiancee, Carol Melkett temporarily purloin the furniture and artwork of his flamboyant neighbor Harold Gorringe. While questioning the ethics of this nefarious decision with his fiancee, the apartment building's main fuse blows and the stage is bathed in light. It becomes clear that the motor of the play is that the audience sees when the actors don't. This topsy-turvy conveyance heightens the slapstick humor and illuminates the frenzied panic induced by unethical contrivances gone awry. Adding to this madness are love triangles, jealousy and repressed feelings.

GSC Announces Regional Premiere Of Broadway's LIFESPAN OF A FACT Photo GSC Announces Regional Premiere Of Broadway's LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh and Interim Managing Director Chris Griffith recently announced that the non-profit theater's 40th anniversary season will include regional premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact from August 30 through September 22.  Gloucester Stage will be the first theater in the country to produce the critically-acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact since the play's SRO smash hit world premiere Broadway run featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale closed in January 2019.

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