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Books to Broadway: Roald Dahl Teaches Life Lessons to Audiences in Magical Ways
by Danielle Ashley - Apr 29, 2017

Turning children's books into Broadway musicals has become very popular over the last few years. There is just something about seeing your favorite book from childhood coming to life on stage that just brings a little bit of magic back into the lives of audiences.

BWW Review: ROALD DAHL'S FANTASTIC MR FOX, Lyric Hammersmith
by Gary Naylor - Feb 2, 2017

Gary Naylor sees a new adaptation of an old favourite that hits the mark with broad appeal, plenty of laughs and fine songs.

THE GLASS MENAGERIE Leads January's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Dec 25, 2016

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a visionary Tennessee Williams revival to Wayne McGregor and a Dahl musical adaptation, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews...

Photo Flash: First Look at FANTASTIC MR. FOX Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Southampton Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.

Nuffield Theatre Announces Cast for FANTASTIC MR. FOX
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 17, 2016

Director of Nuffield Theatre Sam Hodges today announces the full cast for its brand new adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic Fantastic Mr Fox, a co-production with Curve, in association with Lyric Hammersmith.  Greg Barnett plays Mr Fox, with Richard Atwill (Rat/Bean), Raphael Bushay (Badger/Boggis), Jade Croot (Kit), Sandy Foster(Rabbit), Lillie Flynn (Mrs Fox), Gruffudd Glyn (Mole/Bunce), Kelly Jackson (Mouse), and Edward Hole and Tanya Shields completing the ensemble, alongside actor-musicians, Patrick Burbridge, Anna Fordham and Richie Hart.  

Ronan Raftery and John Hodgkinson Star in Finborough Theatre's UNSCORCHED, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

The cast has been announced for the winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013, in partnership with the Finborough Theatre. The world premiere of UNSCORCHED by Luke Owen will be directed by Justin Audibert. Featuring designs by Georgia Lowe, lighting by Joshua Carr, and sound by Richard Hammarton.

Ronan Raftery and John Hodgkinson to Star in Finborough Theatre's UNSCORCHED; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

The cast has been announced for the winner of the Papatango New Writing Prize 2013, in partnership with the Finborough Theatre. The world premiere of UNSCORCHED by Luke Owen will be directed by Justin Audibert. Featuring designs by Georgia Lowe, lighting by Joshua Carr, and sound by Richard Hammarton.

Cast Announced For UNSCORCHED In Partnership With Finborough
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 10, 2013

Unscorched will star Ronan Raftery (Juno and the Paycock, National Theatre; The Shawshank Redemption, West End; Fresh Meat) and John Hodgkinson (A Walk On Part, National Tour; The Seagull, National Theatre; Skyfall; Peep Show).

THE ROMAN BATH to Premiere at Arcola Theatre; Runs 15 May
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2010

The Roman Bath, the classic comedy by Stanislav Stratiev, will have its UK première at the Arcola Theatre in a new version by Justin Butcher, from Wednesday 28 April to Saturday 15 May 2010. The press night is on Monday 3 May at 7.00pm.

THE ROMAN BATH to Premiere at Arcola Theatre; Runs 28 April to 15 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

The Roman Bath, the classic comedy by Stanislav Stratiev, will have its UK première at the Arcola Theatre in a new version by Justin Butcher, from Wednesday 28 April to Saturday 15 May 2010. The press night is on Monday 3 May at 7.00pm.

THE ROMAN BATH to Premiere at Arcola Theatre; Runs 28 April to 15 May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2010

The Roman Bath, the classic comedy by Stanislav Stratiev, will have its UK première at the Arcola Theatre in a new version by Justin Butcher, from Wednesday 28 April to Saturday 15 May 2010. The press night is on Monday 3 May at 7.00pm.

Finborough Theatre witnesses controversial Sobol play
by Robert Gould - Jan 4, 2007

Finborough Theatre Witnesses Controversial Sobol Play
by Robert Gould - Jan 4, 2007

The Finborough Theatre's staging of Joseph Sobol's play 'IWitness' from January 2 to 27 joins a number of other recent London stage productions that highlight in differing ways courageous defiance of Nazism in Germany. In 'The Sound Of Music' Captain von Trapp's refusal to bow to Nazi German rule and join their navy inspires him to flee his beloved Austria with his wife and family and 'Climb Every Mountain' to head for freedom. In 'Cabaret', Cliff Bradshaw finally opens his eyes to the reality of the Nazi menace that is beginning to raise its ugly head in the once divinely decadent Berlin and takes his leave of the city, while Sally Bowles refuses to accept what is happening around her. In Martin Sherman's 'Bent', concentration camp inmate Max Berber stages the ultimate defiance by eventually openly admitting his homosexuality and taking his own life. And in total contrast the musical 'The Producers' promotes Mel Brooks' premise that the best way to oppose the ideology of nazism is to ridicule it.