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Brighton Festival 2020 Guest Director Is Acclaimed Poet Lemn Sissay MBE Brighton Festival 2020 Guest Director Is Acclaimed Poet Lemn Sissay MBE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

The acclaimed British and Ethiopian poet, playwright, broadcaster and speaker, Lemn Sissay MBE has been announced as the twelfth Brighton Festival Guest Director, following in the footsteps of Rokia Traoré (2019), David Shrigley (2018), Kate Tempest (2017) and Laurie Anderson (2016) amongst others. (more...)

Imtiaz Dharker is Artist in Residence for Chester Literature Festival Imtiaz Dharker is Artist in Residence for Chester Literature Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

Chester Literature Festival kicked off at the weekend, over 120 events will be staged at the award-winning arts centre until 30 November. (more...)

Edinburgh Fringe Favourites To Appear At Chester Literature Festival Edinburgh Fringe Favourites To Appear At Chester Literature Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

A host of critically acclaimed performances will be staged at Chester Literature Festival this coming November, all available to see for less than £15. (more...)

Chester Literature Festival 2019 Announced Chester Literature Festival 2019 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Authors Armistead Maupin and Michael Morpurgo, poets Imtiaz Dharker, Benjamin Zephaniah and Lemn Sissay and writer and TV presenter Nadiya Hussain top the bill alongside a raft of writers, storytellers, musicians and spoken word artists. (more...)

THE GREATEST PLAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD Comes to Trafalgar Studios 2 THE GREATEST PLAY IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD Comes to Trafalgar Studios 2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019

This breathtaking Edinburgh Fringe 2018 hit sell-out show ran at Traverse Theatre before transferring back to the Royal Exchange Theatre Studio in September 2018. Performed by multi-award winning, BAFTA nominated actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, Greatest Play in the History of the World takes us on a heartfelt journey that starts and ends in a small, unassuming house on a quiet suburban road. Julie narrates this story of two neighbours and the people on their street, as she navigates us through the nuances of life, the possibilities of science and the meaning of love. (more...)

BWW Review: PROM 11: THE SOUND OF A SUMMER, Royal Albert Hall BWW Review: PROM 11: THE SOUND OF A SUMMER, Royal Albert Hall
by Debbie Gilpin - Jul 27, 2019

1969. The year of the moon. But that was far from all; Woodstock, the Stonewall riots, Monty Python's Flying Circus and the Battle of the Bogside were but a snapshot of life in the last year of the sixties - The Beatles' career came to an acrimonious end just as David Bowie's started its ascent to stratospheric heights. Prom 11 commemorated the changes in culture, science and society that occurred 50 years ago, with the BBC Concert Orchestra at the heart of the action. (more...)

Christopher Eccleston, Adjoa Andoh And Lemn Sissay Join The Line Up For Re:Creating Europe at Manchester International Festival 2019 Christopher Eccleston, Adjoa Andoh And Lemn Sissay Join The Line Up For Re:Creating Europe at Manchester International Festival 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

Manchester International Festival today announces that actors Christopher Eccleston, and Adjoa Andoh and writer Lemn Sissay will perform alongside writer Michael Morpurgo and actor Juliet Stevenson in Ivo van Hove's Re:Creating Europe, which is being presented for one night only at The Lowry theatre on Friday 12 July. (more...)

Wiltshire Creative To Premiere Barney Norris's Retelling Of Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING Wiltshire Creative To Premiere Barney Norris's Retelling Of Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019

Wiltshire Creative will premiere Barney Norris' explosive new adaptation of Lorca's Blood Wedding, retold in present-day Wiltshire, at Salisbury Playhouse in February as part of its 2019-20 Autumn Winter season. (more...)

The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 " August 2020 The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 " August 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

The Royal Court Theatre announces A Year Of Work September 2019 - August 2020. (more...)

Recipients Of The Third Annual Tonic Awards Announced Recognising Women Across The Theatre Industry Recipients Of The Third Annual Tonic Awards Announced Recognising Women Across The Theatre Industry
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

Recipients of the third annual Tonic Awards were announced tonight at an awards ceremony held at The May Fair Hotel hosted by Tracy Ann Oberman. The awards celebrate the achievements of game-changing women, significant organisations, projects and productions that redefine the role of women in the performing arts, both on and off stage. The recipients of this year's awards are: Jude Kelly CBE, Alison Tickell, Open Clasp Theatre Company, Paula Garfield, Elliott & Harper Productions for Company, Shakespeare's Globe's production of Emilia, The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and Dance Umbrella. (more...)

MANDELA: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION Has World Premiere in February MANDELA: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION Has World Premiere in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019

Mandela: The Official Exhibition is the major new global touring exhibition that takes visitors on a personal journey through the life of the world's most iconic freedom fighter and political leader. A revolutionary experience that celebrates his life and legacy, the exhibition makes its World Premiere at 26 Leake Street Gallery at Waterloo's Graffiti Tunnels – the perfect home for this one-of-a-kind exhibition from February 8th 2019. (more...)

First Names Announced For Chester Literature Festival First Names Announced For Chester Literature Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

First names announced for Chester Literature Festival as it prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in the city. (more...)

BEAST ON THE MOON Comes to the Finborough Theatre BEAST ON THE MOON Comes to the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski comes to the Finborough Theatre Tuesday, 29 January-Saturday, 23 February 2019. This is the first London production in more than 20 years. (more...)

Culture Cares Is A New Conference To Help Improve The Life Chances Young People In The Care System Culture Cares Is A New Conference To Help Improve The Life Chances Young People In The Care System
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

As part of National Care Leavers Week, (25 October - 3 November), Derby Theatre will play host to the Culture Cares Conference on Tuesday 30 October. Produced by young care-leavers, this nationally significant event brings together the Arts and Social Care to find ways in which these two sectors can help promote positive outcomes for those young people who have experienced the care system. The conference is presented by Derby's Cultural Campus in partnership with the Family Arts Campaign and supported by the Esmee Fairburn Foundation. (more...)

Chester Literature Festival Returns Chester Literature Festival Returns
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Storyhouse announces Chester Literature Festival with its biggest line-up yet. Featuring major authors, storytellers, broadcasters and poets. (more...)

Polka Theatre Announces New Season For Autumn/Winter 2018 Polka Theatre Announces New Season For Autumn/Winter 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Artistic Director of Polka Theatre, Peter Glanville today announces their new season for Autumn/ Winter 2018 comprising both new Polka productions and visiting work as well as classes and workshops, celebrating some of the greatest living writers for children. (more...)

HOME Manchester Announces Its Annual ORBIT Festival HOME Manchester Announces Its Annual ORBIT Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Last year, HOME's annual Orbit Festival looked at our place in the world. This year's Orbit Festival takes it one stage further by presenting new work from theatre-makers across the globe who want to explore how we face the world, our relationship with the past, how we remember, the stories we tell ourselves and what it is that makes us who we are today. (more...)

Casting Announced For WHITE GUY ON THE BUS Casting Announced For WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

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New American Play WHITE GUY ON THE BUS to Make UK Premiere New American Play WHITE GUY ON THE BUS to Make UK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, the European premiere of American playwright Bruce Graham's White Guy on the Bus opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 27 March 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 29 March and Friday, 30 March 2018 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Hoxton Hall Sets 'Female Parts' Spring Season Celebrating Creative Women Hoxton Hall Sets 'Female Parts' Spring Season Celebrating Creative Women
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall today announces its spring 2018 season, Female Parts. (more...)

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