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Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 2019 Announces Full Rep Company - TWELFTH NIGHT, HENR Photo Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre 2019 Announces Full Rep Company - TWELFTH NIGHT, HENRY V, and THE BORROWERS
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2019

A new adaptation of the children's classic The Borrowers, by Bryony Lavery and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Henry V will be staged at Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre this summer.

BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH Photo BWW Interview: Sandy Grierson Talks OTHELLOMACBETH
by Rona Kelly - Oct 19, 2018

Sandy Grierson returns to the London stage in othellomacbeth, taking on the roles of Cassio and Macbeth in one show. No stranger to doubling, Grierson previously played the roles of Faustus and Mephistopheles in the Royal Shakespeare Company's acclaimed production of Doctor Faustus in 2016, the parts decided with the lighting of matches. Taking us through his thoughts on and experience with Shakespeare, Grierson shares Jude Christian's vision of the two plays and just why they chose (and to an extent needed) to 'f*** with them a bit'.

BWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH, Lyric Hammersmith Photo BWW Review: OTHELLOMACBETH, Lyric Hammersmith
by Rona Kelly - Oct 11, 2018

'But men are men...' Gender is taking centre stage in the current climate, telling her story not history. From new writes like SIX and The Old Vic's Sylvia, to the reframing of classics from a female perspective, the Liverpool Everyman's female led Othello and the Globe's Imogen prove the relevance of these texts to modern audiences. Elayce Ismail and Jude Christian's othellomacbeth is a hybrid of these: retelling two of Shakespeare's greatest plays, with the emphasis on the women and new additions. While bold it may be, the result is a mixed bag of 'confused events, new hatch'd to [this] woeful time'.

Casting Announced for OTHELLOMACBETH at Lyric Hammersmith and HOME Photo Casting Announced for OTHELLOMACBETH at Lyric Hammersmith and HOME
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2018

Casting is today announced for the Lyric Hammersmith and HOME's production of othellomacbeth, which runs 14-29 September at HOME in Manchester and 05 October - 03 November at the Lyric Hammersmith.

Splitmoon Theatre to Present Dostoevsky's DEMONS At St Leonard's Church Photo Splitmoon Theatre to Present Dostoevsky's DEMONS At St Leonard's Church
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

SplitMoon Theatre has just announced the premiere of a new production of Demons at St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch. Dramatised from Dostoevsky's novel by Peter Sturm, who also directs, the site-responsive show will run from 25 October to 11 November 2017 and coincide with the Centenary of the Russian Revolution. 

FOLLIES Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows Photo FOLLIES Leads September's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether West End epics or bold fringe offerings. From starry Sondheim to political plays and a new Florian Zeller, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews...

WAITING FOR GOD Starts First UK Tour Today with Collections for Age UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Jeffrey Holland stars as Tom Ballard and Nichola McAuliffe as Diana Trent in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which begins a 12 week UK tour this week.

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health. 

Jeffrey Holland Replaces Roy Hudd in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Jeffrey Holland will star as Tom Ballard in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  He replaces Roy Hudd, who has withdrawn from the production on medical advice, due to ill health. 

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe to Star in WAITING FOR GOD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roy Hudd and Nichola McAuliffe will star in the premiere stage production of the BAFTA-nominated WAITING FOR GOD which will begin a 12 week UK tour on 20 April.  WAITING FOR GOD delighted TV audiences across five primetime BBC series in the 1990s. This all-new script is penned by the sitcom's creator Michael Aitkens and directed by Tony Award winner David Grindley.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Vaults
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 11, 2016

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is one of the most well-known and best-loved stories of the season. Over the years, a number of radio adaptations of it have been broadcast; always faithful to the story and always professional.

Casting Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Casting announced for The Fitzrovia Radio Hour's unique take on Charles Dickens' classic tale at The Vaults, Waterloo.

BWW Review: THE INN AT LYDDA, Shakespeare's Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, 7 September 2016
by Gary Naylor - Sep 8, 2016

Gary Nayloe sees a curate's egg of a play, at times exhilarating, at times too pleased with itself, at one of London's great venues.

Actors from the London Stage Star in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Rice University, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Actors from The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based in London and the University of Notre Dame in the U.S., are in residency at Rice University beginning today March 10, through March 12 performing William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

Actors from the London Stage to Present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Rice University
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 27, 2016

Actors from The London Stage, an international touring theater troupe based in London and the University of Notre Dame in the U.S., will be in residency at Rice University March 10-12 performing William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.

BWW Reviews: MACBETH, Clapham Omnibus, November 14 2014
by Gary Naylor - Nov 15, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a promenade production of Shakespeare's notorious Scottish play, one that chills in more senses than one.

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of The Public's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA with Joaquina Kalukango, Jonathan Cake & More
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 6, 2014

Directed and edited by Tarell Alvin McCraney, The Public's ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA is an international collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Miami's Gable Stage. The play opened last night, March 5, and runs through Sunday, March 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the opening night festivities below!

BWW Review: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA Go Caribbean
by Michael Dale - Mar 6, 2014

Tarell Alvin McCraney's vibrant and sexy production sets the story in French-colonial Saint-Domingue.

Photo Flash: First Look at ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at the Public Theater
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 24, 2014

Directed and edited by Tarell Alvin McCraney, this international collaboration with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Miami's Gable Stage began previews at The Public on Tuesday, February 18 and runs through Sunday, March 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Wednesday, March 5. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below!

Public Theater to Offer Free 'Artists Exchange' with Tarell Alvin McCraney & Kwame Kwei-Armah, 3/8
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 20, 2014

The Public Theater and British Council announced today that they will present THE ARTISTS EXCHANGE on Saturday, March 8 at 12:00 p.m. with MacArthur Fellow Tarell Alvin McCraney and CenterStage's Kwame Kwei-Armah swapping stories about creating theater on both sides of the pond. All tickets to this exciting one-on-one discussion at Joe's Pub at The Public are free and can be reserved on-line at www.publictheater.org or by calling (212) 967-7555.

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