BWW Review: Paapa Essiedu is a Fresh, New HAMLET at the Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Paapa Essiedu is a Fresh, New HAMLET at the Kennedy Center
by Barbara Johnson - May 5, 2018

If you've somehow missed the buzz surrounding Paapa Essiedu in the title role of Royal Shakespeare Company's HAMLET, let me be the one to tell you: get thee to the Kennedy Center before the end of its very short run. Simon Godwin directs this contemporary, graffiti-splashed, West Africa-set take on the classic, buoyed by enthralling performances from an excellent cast. (more...)

BWW Review: HAMLET, Hackney EmpireBWW Review: HAMLET, Hackney Empire
by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 9, 2018

'Hamlet, Prince of Denmark!' the announcement at Wittenberg's graduation ceremony is barely made that beating drums accompany Hamlet Senior's glass hearse across the stage while Gertrude and Claudius look down woefully. (more...)

BWW Review: WINGS, Young VicBWW Review: WINGS, Young Vic
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2017

Emily Stilson (Juliet Stevenson) is suspended in a void. She analyses this strange situation with wry perspicacity and occasional breathless panic. She's a prisoner, a specimen. She's fallen, trapped. She's flying. (more...)

BWW Review: BODIES, Royal Court
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 14, 2017

How far would you go to have a baby? What and who would you overlook to make it happen? Vivienne Franzmann has never shied away from controversial subjects in her plays. The 2012, critically acclaimed play The Witness explored the exploitative nature of photojournalism and Pests was based on heroin addiction. In Bodies she turns her attention to the morality surrounding overseas surrogacy. (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces BODIES Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lorna Brown, Brian Ferguson, Philip Goldacre, Salma Hoque, Justine Mitchell and Hannah Rae have been cast in Vivienne Franzmann's Bodies directed by Jude Christian. (more...)

BWW Review: TORN, Royal Court Theatre, 13 September 2016
by Marianka Swain - Sep 14, 2016

Family is the ideal, the necessity, the burden and the war zone of Nathaniel Martello-White's intricate new piece, alternately elusive and confrontational. It's group therapy - Ultz provides the community hall plastic chairs and tea table - with no safeguards, where familial secrets are not just teased out but wrenched, kicking and screaming, to the surface. (more...)

Cast Announced For TORN And FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) At The Royal Court
by Edward Baker - Aug 5, 2016

TORN and FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will play at the Royal Court Theatre in September 2016. Torn explores a family broken by secrets and the scars left of things left unsaid. Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)tackles the legacy of slavery in the US and its influence on the African-American experience. (more...)

Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci and More Lead Almeida's Greek Season Finale, THE ODYSSEY, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

An army of artists including Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Scott, Bertie Carvel, Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, and many more will read Homer's sequel, THE ODYSSEY, which will be live-streamed free from unusual and iconic locations across London to celebrate the end of Almeida Greeks, today 12 November 2015. (more...)

Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irvine, and Andrew Scott Lead Almeida's Greek Season Finale, THE ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

An army of artists including Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Andrew Scott, Bertie Carvel, Jeremy Irvine, Jessica Brown Findlay, and many more will read Homer's sequel, THE ODYSSEY, which will be live-streamed free from unusual and iconic locations across London to celebrate the end of Almeida Greeks, on Thursday 12 November 2015. (more...)

City Opera Vancouver Announces $127,000 Grant for MISSING WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

'We are proud and grateful,' said City Opera Vancouver President Janet Lea, 'to advise that the Vancouver Foundation has made a grant of $127,000 in support of our next commission, MISSING WOMEN. (more...)

Over 60 Artists Set for THE ILIAD at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre's Almeida Greeks Festival which has so far seen Robert Icke's critically acclaimed production of Oresteia transfer to Trafalgar Studios in the West End and James Macdonald's production of Bakkhai play to sold out houses at the Almeida. (more...)

Official: Almeida Theatre's ORESTEIA to Transfer to West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The Almeida Theatre's critically acclaimed, sold out production of Oresteia, by Aeschylus, re-imagined for the modern stage by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (The Fever, Mr Burns, 1984) will transfer to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End from August. Press night September 7th. (more...)

The Almeida's ORESTEIA, Starring Lia Williams and Jessica Findlay Brown, Headed to Trafalgar Studios
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

ORESTEIA, in a modern reimagining by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke, will be transferring to Trafalgar Studios late next month -- original company intact. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Jessica Brown Findlay & More Join Cast of ORESTEIA at The Almeida
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Casting is today announced for Oresteia, reimagined for the modern stage by Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke (The Fever, Mr Burns, 1984), in its first major London production in more than a decade. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

The quadruple award-winning Clybourne Park will complete its scheduled run at Wyndham's Theatre on Saturday 7 May 2011. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2011

The triple award-winning Clybourne Park begins previews on Friday 28 January at Wyndham's Theatre (Press Night 8 February). (more...)

Royal Court Theatre Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2010

The Royal Court Theatre announces its new season today, including two new plays by renowned playwrights and an international season of work in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010

Stuart McQuarrie and Jason Watkins join Lorna Brown, Sarah Goldberg, Michael Goldsmith, Lucian Msamati, Sam Spruell and Sophie Thompson for the West End transfer of Bruce Norris' critically acclaimed Clybourne Park, directed by Dominic Cooke, Artistic Director of the Royal Court. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK To Transfer To The West End In 2011
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2010

Following widespread critical acclaim and a sell out record breaking run, Bruce Norris' satirical comedy Clybourne Park will transfer from the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs at the Royal Court to the West End, for a limited 14 week season, opening for previews at Wyndham's Theatre on 28 January 2011 with a press night on 8 February. (more...)

Freeman et al. to Star in Norris's CLYBOURNE PARK 9/2-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2010

Martin Freeman ('The Office'), Lorna Brown, Sarah Goldberg, Lucian Msamati, Steffan Rhodri, Sam Spruell and Sophie Thompson will star in Bruce Norris's CLYBOURNE PARK at London's Royal Court Theatre, whatsonstage.com reports. The play, which premiered at New York's Playwrights Horizons earlier this year, will begin previews on August 26 and will open on September 2. The production will run until October 2. (more...)

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