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BWW Review: TWO PALESTINIANS GO DOGGING, Royal Court Photo BWW Review: TWO PALESTINIANS GO DOGGING, Royal Court
by Franco Milazzo - May 23, 2022

In this bloody tale of grief and revenge, the year is 2043 and Reem and her husband Sayeed have an apparently simple life: she cooks lentils and watches Arab Idol, he sells fruit and veg and, on Thursday nights, the pair pop out for a spot of al fresco group sex on contested land under the watchful eye of Israeli snipers.

BWW Interview: Toby Sedgwick Talks THE CHAIRS at the Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Toby Sedgwick Talks THE CHAIRS at the Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 23, 2022

Toby joins Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni in Omar Elerian's free, and funny, adaptation of the classic example of the Theatre of the Absurd

BWW Review: THE CHAIRS, Almeida Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE CHAIRS, Almeida Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2022

Kathryn Hunter shines in this updated version of a classic exemplar of the Theatre of the Absurd

THE FOREST Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE FOREST Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jan 29, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Florian Zeller’s latest to a starry Shakespeare and thrilling art duel, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Almeida Theatre Announces New Season For Spring 2022 Photo Almeida Theatre Announces New Season For Spring 2022
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2021

The Almeida Theatre announces a new season for spring 2022! New dates for both “Daddy” by Jeremy O. Harris and The House of Shades by Beth Steel have been announced, following the postponement of their initial runs at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shubbak 2021 Announces Programme Highlights Photo Shubbak 2021 Announces Programme Highlights
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2021

Shubbak 2021 invites you to witness the creativity, responsiveness and imaginative power of Arab artists to speak to our times. Born out of the rupture across Arab countries ten years ago, the festival programme reflects our fundamental desire to connect to people and ideas across borders in an unsettled world.

Fourteen Artists Selected To Take Part in LIFT'S Inaugural Concept Touring Programme Photo Fourteen Artists Selected To Take Part in LIFT'S Inaugural Concept Touring Programme
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021

Fourteen artists from across the world have been selected to take part in Concept Touring, a new commissioning programme and online residency from LIFT, the leading London biennial festival of international theatre, which looks to develop ambitious and exciting concepts for global projects at a time when travel and touring is heavily restricted.

Guest Blog: Amir El-Masry On Self-Indentity and Hanging With MENA Arts UK Photo Guest Blog: Amir El-Masry On Self-Indentity and Hanging With MENA Arts UK
by BWW Staff - Mar 4, 2021

The Friday Hangout talk series at the Arab British Centre is back in partnership with MENA Arts UK, the organisation of arts professionals from the Middle East, North Africa and surrounding areas who have been gathering on an informal basis to discuss their work and answer live questions from the public. Guests this year have included the filmmaker Sally El Hosaini and playwright Abi Zakaria; the British Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry is up next and sets his appearance in context below.

The Yard Announces New Programme To Support Artists Photo The Yard Announces New Programme To Support Artists
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020

The Yard Theatre's brand new programme, Live Lab, is a four month paid opportunity for six artists to take part in workshops, masterclasses and to create new work with a funded week-long research and development stage. 

Casting Announced For For TWO PALESTINIANS GO DOGGING Photo Casting Announced For For TWO PALESTINIANS GO DOGGING
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2020

Sofia Asir, Amir El-Masry, Joe Haddad, Philipp Mogilnitskiy, Sirine Saba, Avigail Tlalim and Miltos Yerolemou have been cast in the world premiere of two Palestinians go dogging written by Sami Ibrahim and directed by Omar Elerian. It is a co-production with Theatre Uncut. With set design by Rajha Shakiry, lighting design by Jackie Shemesh, sound design by Elena Peña, video design by Ash J Woodward and assistant direction from Philip Morris.

Sam Crane Will Star In THE RAGE OF NARCISSUS At Pleasance Theatre Photo Sam Crane Will Star In THE RAGE OF NARCISSUS At Pleasance Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2020

Sam Crane (Farinelli And The King, 1984) will star as Sergio Blanco in the UK première of Sergio Blanco's The Rage of Narcissus, directed by Daniel Goldman. The production opens at Pleasance Theatre on 21 February, with previews from 18 February, and runs until 8 March.

Tangram Theatre And Pleasance Announce Double Bill Directed By Daniel Goldman Photo Tangram Theatre And Pleasance Announce Double Bill Directed By Daniel Goldman
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2020

Tangram Theatre and Pleasance today announce a double bill of UK premières directed by Daniel Goldman in his first return to the London stage since the critically acclaimed Thebes Land (2017 Off West End Award for Best Production).

The Shed Announces its 2020 Season Photo The Shed Announces its 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2019

Alex Poots, Artistic Director and CEO of The Shed, today announced its 2020 Season of new productions by progressive artists from across the performing arts, visual arts, and pop culture, including live performances, solo exhibitions, and the final group of The Shed's inaugural Open Call series for emerging New York City-based artists. Poots also announced the appointment of Madani Younis, who joins The Shed in January as Chief Executive Producer. To celebrate the opening season as it draws to a close, The Shed will host its first open house, Meet at The Shed, on Saturday, January 11, 2020, featuring special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.

BWW Review: NASSIM at Magic Theatre Utilizes an Unorthodox Structure to Find What Con Photo BWW Review: NASSIM at Magic Theatre Utilizes an Unorthodox Structure to Find What Connects Us
by Jim Munson - Nov 14, 2019

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's eponymous play a?oeNassima?? currently enjoying an all-too-brief run at the Magic Theatre adheres to an unorthodox format. Its sole actor, a different one at each show, does not see the script until it is unsealed onstage at the beginning of the actual performance. That actor can be of any gender, age or race. For the record, it was a very game Sean San Jose the night I attended. Soleimanpour himself is also on hand as a sort of enigmatic, mute guide and companion. Given that the actor knows virtually nothing about the play ahead of time, it would seem churlish of me as a theater critic to spill the beans in this review. Having now seen the play myself, I can also attest that the less you know about it going in, the richer your experience is likely to be.

Magic Theatre Announces Performers For Nassim Soleimanpour's NASSIM Photo Magic Theatre Announces Performers For Nassim Soleimanpour's NASSIM
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2019

Magic Theatre has announced the creative team and performers for the Company's second production of the 2019-2020 season, a 6-performance limited engagement of Nassim Soleimanpoura??'s NASSIM, directed by Omar Elerian. NASSIM will perform from November 12 a?" 16, 2019 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123). Limited press tickets are available for the performances on Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 p.m. and Wednesday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $20 - $75 and are on-sale now at MagicTheatre.org.

Magic Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season Photo Magic Theatre Announces 2019-2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019

Magic Theatre (Artistic Director, Loretta Greco; General Manager, Kevin Nelson) announced today that its 2019-2020 season will include Lloyd Suh's THE CHINESE LADY, Nassim Soleimanpour's NASSIM, Ricardo Perez Gonzalez's DON'T EAT THE MANGOS and Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE.

VIDEO: Carla Gugino Talks Performing in NASSIM Photo VIDEO: Carla Gugino Talks Performing in NASSIM
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2019

Carla Gugino was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Gugino talks about performing in Nassim without a script or any information about the show.

NASSIM Comes to HOME Manchester
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2019

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is a playwright with a difference. His work requires no rehearsals and no preparation - just a sealed envelope and a different actor each night on hand to read a script for the very first time.

The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 â€" August 2020 Photo The Royal Court Theatre Announces A Year Of Work September 2019 â€" August 2020
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2019

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

Phillipa Soo, Ashley Park, and More Among Final Rotating Stars of NASSIM Photo Phillipa Soo, Ashley Park, and More Among Final Rotating Stars of NASSIM
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2019

Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the final rotating cast of guest actors for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM.

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