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BWW Review: WHAT SHADOWS, Park TheatreBWW Review: WHAT SHADOWS, Park Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Oct 4, 2017

Transferring to London after debuting (rather appropriately) in Birmingham last year, Chris Hannan's play is based around Enoch Powell's 1968 'Rivers of blood' speech. Powell's speech famously criticised widespread immigration from the Commonwealth, using an example of a street in Wolverhampton where an elderly woman was the only white resident and could no longer attract lodgers for her spare rooms because of the immigrants in the surrounding houses. (more...)

Gwen Taylor & Susan Penhaligon to Bring THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to ManchesterGwen Taylor & Susan Penhaligon to Bring THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST to Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Gwen Taylor will star as Lady Bracknell in the 2018 UK tour of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, alongside Susan Penhaligon as Miss Prism. The tour will begin on 24 January at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford, ending on 28 April in Eastbourne. Further casting is to be announced. (more...)

Gwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon to Star in UK Tour of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTGwen Taylor and Susan Penhaligon to Star in UK Tour of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Gwen Taylor will star as Lady Bracknell in the 2018 UK tour of Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, alongside Susan Penhaligon as Miss Prism. (more...)

Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next MonthThriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

A major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark comes to Exeter next month. (more...)

Thriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next MonthThriller WAIT UNTIL DARK Comes to Exeter Northcott Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A major revival of the classic, edge of your seat, thriller Wait Until Dark comes to Exeter next month. (more...)

Olivier and Tony Winner Ian McDiarmid to Star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WHAT SHADOWSOlivier and Tony Winner Ian McDiarmid to Star in Birmingham Repertory Theatre's WHAT SHADOWS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Olivier and Tony Award-winning actor, Ian McDiarmid will play MP Enoch Powell in Chris Hannan's searing play, What Shadows. Directed by Roxana Silbert (Artistic Director, Birmingham Repertory Theatre), What Shadows tells the story of Powell's explosive Rivers of Blood speech, bringing to life the community that inspired it and, 30 years later, its effects on a woman trying to make sense of her life. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for UK Tour of Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARKPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for UK Tour of Frederick Knott's WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Set amidst the social turbulence of 1960s London, the play follows the story of Susy, a blind woman who, left alone in her apartment, becomes the victim of an elaborate scam hatched by a group of conmen. Susy is left to fend for herself, and eventually finds a way to turn the tables on the conmen and give them a taste of life in the dark. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Tour of WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Graeme Brookes and Tim Treloar will play Croker and Roat respectively in Frederick Knott's thriller, WAIT UNTIL DARK. They join the previously announced Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson. Shannon Rewcroft and Thomas McCarron complete the cast as Gloria and Policeman. (more...)

Royal & Derngate present DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Death of a Salesman comes to Exeter in May as part of a major touring revival by Northampton's Royal & Derngate. Directed by Abigail Graham, the production can be seen at Exeter Northcott Theatre from Tue 30 May - Sat 3 June. (more...)

Jazz Vixen Dame Madelyn to be Live at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Jazz vixen singer, Dame Madelyn, will be performing a very special show at Metropolitan Room on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9PM. (more...)

Jack Ellis, Karina Jones, and Oliver Mellor Star in National Tour of WAIT UNTIL DARK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Original Theatre Company is delighted to present the national tour and a major revival of Frederick Knott's gripping thriller, WAIT UNTIL DARK, directed by Alastair Whatley and starring Jack Ellis as Mike, Karina Jones as Susy and Oliver Mellor as Sam Henderson. (more...)

Tim Pigott-Smith and Full Cast Announced for Royal & Derngate's Revival of DEATH OF A SALESMAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The cast and creative team have been announced for Royal & Derngate's major touring revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Starring Tim Pigott-Smith, directed by Abigail Graham, designed by Georgia Lowe and composed by Giles Thomas, the production will open in Northampton from Saturday 8 to Saturday 29 April. (more...)

English Touring Theatre Announces Richard Twyman's Inaugural Season As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Richard Twyman today announces his inaugural season as Artistic Director of English Touring Theatre which includes a series of first-time collaborations with theatres, theatre companies and artists.  (more...)

THE DEREK MONOLOGUES to Play New York Equity Library Summer Playwriting Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 Les Thomas, West Coast playwright, will have a series of monologues showcased in the New York Equity Library Summer Playwriting Festival. What started as a mumblecore film, 'The Derek Monologues' has found its way to the stage. (more...)

DUTF 2015 Finalists Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) has chosen 28 diverse finalists for its 13th Annual season to run on the Mainstage at HERE in SoHo from May 13-30, 2015. This year, DUTF attracted some of the best new and emerging playwrights who hail from all over the country. After several weeks of review by the DUTF team and Artistic Director Reg E. Gaines, Tony-nominated for Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk, the finalists are: (more...)

TCG Releases 52nd Annual World Theatre Day Messages from Brett Bailey and Diane Rodriguez
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and home of the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), has released Brett Bailey and Diane Rodriguez's World Theatre Day 2014 messages. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by ITI Worldwide in Paris to craft the International Message, which is then translated into more than 20 languages to mark the global occasion. This year, TCG has renewed their tradition of asking a noted U.S. artist to also reflect on the themes of World Theatre Day. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse's UK Premiere of SUPERIOR DONUTS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The UK premiere of Superior Donuts by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Tracy Letts will run in The Little at Southwark Playhouse from tonight, 11 February - Saturday 8 March. Press night is Friday 14 February at 7.30pm. (more...)

Full Cast, Creatives Announced for Southwark Playhouse's UK Premiere of SUPERIOR DONUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Final casting and a full list of creatives is announced for the UK premiere of Superior Donuts by the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning American playwright Tracy Letts, which will run in The Little at Southwark Playhouse from Tuesday 11 February - Saturday 8 March. Press night is Friday 14 February at 7.30pm. (more...)

GLASGOW FILM FESTIVAL Presents Biggest Ever Program, Now thru Feb 23
by Movies News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

Film lovers, rejoice! Glasgow Film Festival today announced its most ambitious programme yet: bookended by two very different romantic comedies, kicking off on Valentine's Day and ending on the night of the 85th Academy Awards. (more...)

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