Last Chance To Catch Smash-Hit Wartime Musical BLITZ! at the Union Theatre Last Chance To Catch Smash-Hit Wartime Musical BLITZ! at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Since opening at the Union Theatre in February BLITZ! has played to packed houses, but the run must end on 7th March. Directed by Phil Willmott and featuring a stellar cast, the production has not been professionally staged for 20 years and has made a very welcome return to London. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At BLITZ! At The Union Theatre Photo Flash: First Look At BLITZ! At The Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Lionel Bart's BLITZ! is running now at the Union Theatre in Southwark. The new production, directed by Phil Willmott, will run until 7th March 2020 as part of this year's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. (more...)

BWW Review: TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, Union Theatre BWW Review: TOM BROWN'S SCHOOL DAYS, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 9, 2020

The Union Theatre's Essential Classics season kicks off with Phil Willmott's updating of a classic with much to say about England in 2020. (more...)

Casting Announced For AFTER DARK; OR, A DRAMA OF LONDON LIFE At The Finborough Theatre Casting Announced For AFTER DARK; OR, A DRAMA OF LONDON LIFE At The Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Written in 1868, the year that the Finborough Theatre's building was constructed, The first London production in over 120 years of Dion Boucicault's rip-roaring Victorian melodrama, After Dark; or, A Drama of London Life, directed by the multi-award-winning Phil Willmott, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (Press Nights: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 and Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

AFTER DARK; OR, A DRAMA OF LONDON LIFE Comes to the Finborough Theatre AFTER DARK; OR, A DRAMA OF LONDON LIFE Comes to the Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Written in 1868, the year that the Finborough Theatre's building was constructed, The first London production in over 120 years of Dion Boucicault's rip-roaring Victorian melodrama, After Dark; or, A Drama of London Life, directed by the multi-award-winning Phil Willmott, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 (Press Nights: Wednesday, 19 June 2019 and Thursday, 20 June 2019 at 7.30pm). (more...)

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Union Theatre BWW Review: OTHELLO, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Mar 21, 2019

Othello remains as relevant today as ever it were, Phil Willmott's adaptation setting it in the Raj of 1919, but it's as much in the White House and Palace of Westminster of 2019. (more...)

New Staging Of Shakespeare's OTHELLO To Run At The Union Theatre New Staging Of Shakespeare's OTHELLO To Run At The Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

The Phil Willmott Company's bold new staging of Shakespeare's OTHELLO is set to preview at the Union Theatre in Southwark from 13th March and will run until 6th April. OTHELLO is the final production in the hugely successful Essential Classics Season 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: CAN-CAN!, Union Theatre BWW Review: CAN-CAN!, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 15, 2019

Phil Willmott tries to rescue two shows with the plot of a third, but his show also never quite coheres, for all the energy expended by the hard-working cast. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: First Look at CAN CAN Exclusive Photo Flash: First Look at CAN CAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Set in 1890s France during the Golden Age period known as La Belle Epoque "Beautiful Era", CAN-CAN! is a fun and frivolous new dance musical adapted from Offenbach's original operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and features a 17 strong all-singing, all-dancing cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At La Belle Epoque Cast of CAN-CAN! Photo Flash: First Look At La Belle Epoque Cast of CAN-CAN!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Set in Paris during the 'naughty '90's' (1890s) period known as La Belle Epoch 'Beautiful Era', CAN-CAN! is a fun and frivolous new musical comedy adapted from Offenbach's original operetta Orpheus in the Underworld.  (more...)

AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Comes to Union Theatre in Southwark AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Comes to Union Theatre in Southwark
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Arthur Miller's rarely seen adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's thriller 'An Enemy of the People' opened at the Union Theatre in Southwark last week to sell-out performances. Set in the Trump era, Phil Willmott's bold staging and talented cast is attracting new and diverse audiences. (more...)

BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Union Theatre BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jan 10, 2019

Phil Willmott's updating of An Enemy of the People could hardly be more timely, but falls a little flat for want of some attention to detail. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arthur Miller's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE At The Union Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at Arthur Miller's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE At The Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Get a first look at Arthur Miller's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE running at the Union Theatre until 2nd February. The play is based on Ibsen's drama of free speech and fake news, adapted from a play by Henrik Ibsen. The cast includes Darren Ruston, Janaki Gerard, Jed Shardlow, Angelo Leal, Mary Stewart, David Mildon, Emily Byrt, Seamus Newham, and Mark Grindrod. It is directed by Phil Willmott. (more...)

Union Theatre Announces Spring Season: Essential Classics 2019 Union Theatre Announces Spring Season: Essential Classics 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Union Theatre announced the return of the Phil Willmott Company for a fourth season of ESSENTIAL CLASSICS: productions in which great writers of the past have reflected on issues we face today. The theme of this year's series is ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE and features Arthur Miller's timely An Enemy of the People, Offenbach's frivolous musical Can-Can! and Othello, William Shakespeare's classic tale of jealousy, passion and revenge. All three productions can be purchased individually or at the 3-show saver price of £50, giving everyone a chance to enjoy these classic works. (more...)

Vibrant Festival Returns For its Tenth Year Vibrant Festival Returns For its Tenth Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Now in its tenth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre presents Vibrant 2018 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between 7-25 October 2018. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and KING ARTHUR at London Free Open Air Theatre Full Casting Announced For THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ and KING ARTHUR at London Free Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

London's Free Open Air Theatre is proud to announce the cast and crew of their new adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur, now in their 15th year at the outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop offering unforgettable and totally accessible experiences in the heart of the city - completely free of charge. (more...)

London's Free Open Air Theatre Returns To The Scoop This Summer For It's 15th Year London's Free Open Air Theatre Returns To The Scoop This Summer For It's 15th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

London's Free Open Air Theatre returns to Foster + Partners designed outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop for its 15th year this summer with new adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur, offering unforgettable and totally accessible experiences in the heart of the city - completely free of charge. (more...)

BWW Review: FINISHING THE PICTURE, Finborough Theatre BWW Review: FINISHING THE PICTURE, Finborough Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 15, 2018

The summer and fall of 1960 saw Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller struggle with a deteriorating marriage on set of The Misfits. Her crippling drug abuse and illicit affairs with her co-stars lead the two to divorce officially right before the film's premiere in 1961. (more...)

London's Free Open Air Theatre Returns To The Scoop This Summer For Its 15th Year London's Free Open Air Theatre Returns To The Scoop This Summer For Its 15th Year
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

London's Free Open Air Theatre returns to Foster + Partners designed outdoor amphitheatre The Scoop for its 15th year this summer with new adaptations of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and King Arthur, offering unforgettable and totally accessible experiences in the heart of the city - completely free of charge. (more...)

Casting Announced For European Premiere of Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE Casting Announced For European Premiere of Arthur Miller's FINISHING THE PICTURE
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Following his critically acclaimed, up-close reinvention of Arthur Miller's Incident at Vichy and sell-out revival of The American Clock, multi-award-winning director Phil Willmott brings the intense focus of the intimate Finborough Theatre to bear on Miller's final work, Finishing The Picture, opening for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 12 June 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 14 June 2018 and Friday, 15 June 2018 at 7.30pm.) (more...)

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