Filming Begins on Carnival's BELGRAVIA for ITV and EPIXFilming Begins on Carnival's BELGRAVIA for ITV and EPIX
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Filming has commenced on Belgravia, a Julian Fellowes-penned six-part limited series for ITV and EPIX from Carnival Films, the makers of Downton Abbey. (more...)

BWW Interview: Leo Bill & Tony Grech-Smith on THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND NT LiveBWW Interview: Leo Bill & Tony Grech-Smith on THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND NT Live
by Rona Kelly - Jan 12, 2019

The Tragedy of King Richard the Second marks the Almeida's first National Theatre Live, broadcasting to audiences around the world on 15 January. We spoke to actor Leo Bill and caught up with Camera Director Tony Grech-Smith, to find out how those onstage and those behind the scenes (and screens) prepare. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND,  Almeida TheatreBWW Review: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND, Almeida Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Dec 18, 2018

'Forget, forgive, conclude and be agreed...' Sure, the Almeida's The Tragedy of King Richard the Second is one you won't soon forget, thanks to stand out performances from Simon Russell Beale and Leo Bill. Even staunch devotees of the original text will be able to forgive Jeff James' edit, which lifts and drives the piece. But to conclude: it's unlikely that all will agree on Joe Hill-Gibbins' chaotic and sometimes polarizing vision. (more...)

BWW Interview: Saskia Reeves Talks THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECONDBWW Interview: Saskia Reeves Talks THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND
by Rona Kelly - Dec 17, 2018

Discussing how relevant the play is to not only our time but this very week, Saskia Reeves also shares the joys of working on Shakespeare with Declan Donnellan and Joe Hill-Gibbins, 'directors who have real imagination and love the text and storytelling'. (more...)

TRUE WEST Leads December's Top 10 New London ShowsTRUE WEST Leads December's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Dec 1, 2018

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. We've already posted our Christmas picks, and now here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings (sans tinsel). Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld reviews, interviews and features! (more...)

Full Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND At Almeida TheatreFull Cast Announced For THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND At Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

The Almeida Theatre today announces the full cast for Joe Hill-Gibbins's new production of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Richard the Second, with Simon Russell Beale in the title role. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Firehouse's AN OAK TREEPhoto Flash: First Look at Firehouse's AN OAK TREE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Tim Crouch's play AN OAK TREE is a unique performance experience that revolves around a traveling hypnotist who discovers that the volunteer he's called up from the audience for his show is the father of a girl he accidentally killed in a car accident. As Crouch explains, for the grieving father 'nothing now is what it is. It's like he's in a play - but he doesn't know the words or the moves.' (more...)

BWW Review: CURTAINS, Rose TheatreBWW Review: CURTAINS, Rose Theatre
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Mar 1, 2018

It is Ida's 86th birthday, but it's a milestone she would rather have not reached. Her family wants to gather and celebrate, but she would rather be removed from her small world of pain and confusion. She sits in the midst of the manufactured joviality of family members who feel both guilt of their own past absences and annoyance at the need to be at her party at all. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston presents Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. (more...)

Firehouse Presents AN OAK TREEFirehouse Presents AN OAK TREE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Firehouse Theatre is proud to present the regional premiere of Tim Crouch's play AN OAK TREE. This unique performance experience revolves around a traveling hypnotist who discovers that the volunteer he's called up from the audience for his show is the father of a girl he accidentally killed in a car accident. As Crouch explains, for the grieving father 'nothing now is what it is. It's like he's in a play - but he doesn't know the words or the moves.' (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINSPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Rose Theatre Kingston's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018

Ida's family is throwing her a birthday tea for her eighty-sixth birthday. Their efforts to be cheerful and make the event a success verge on the desperate. Ida is racked with pain and feels she has lived too long. As the painfully laboured celebrations go on, her third daughter Susan returns unexpectedly after an absence of 25 years. Tensions immediately flare between the sisters, whilst Ida struggles to recognise her. (more...)

Rose Theatre Kingston Announces Full Cast for CURTAINSRose Theatre Kingston Announces Full Cast for CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

As part of their 10th anniversary season Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for Stephen Bill's award-winning play Curtains. Lindsay Posner directs Leo Bill (Michael), Caroline Catz (Susan), Jonathan Coy (Geoffrey), Tim Dutton (Douglas), Wendy Nottingham (Margaret), Saskia Reeves (Katherine), Sandra Voe (Ida) and Marjorie Yates (Mrs Jackson). The production opens on Wednesday 28 February, with previews from Thursday 22 February, and runs until Saturday 17 March. (more...)

APOLOGIA Leads August's Top 10 New London ShowsAPOLOGIA Leads August's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Aug 2, 2017

London is never short of theatre temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From a starry drama to musical revivals and family-friendly fun, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews… (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards including Best New Play, Best Male Performance, and Best Director, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead by Neil McPherson opens at Trafalgar Studio 2, for a strictly limited four week limited season. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to Trafalgar Studios This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year where it was nominated for seven OffWestEnd Awards including Best New Play, Best Male Performance, and Best Director, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead by Neil McPherson opens at Trafalgar Studio 2, for a strictly limited four week limited season. (more...)

Neil McPherson's IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD Premieres at Finborough Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016. Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action a year later at the age of 20, his poems are among the most ambivalent, profound and moving war poetry ever written. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Premiere at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the world premiere of It Is Easy To Be Dead by award-winning playwright Neil McPherson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Wednesday, 15 June 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 17 June 2016 and Saturday, 18 June 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

VIDEO: Mark Rylance and More in First Trailer for BBC Two's WOLF HALL Adaptation
by TV News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Wolf Hall, based on the novels by Hilary Mantel, starts January 21 at 9pm on BBC Two, and the adaptation just unveiled its first trailer, featuring stage and screen vets Mark Rylance, Damien Lewis and more. Check it out below! (more...)

Mark Rylance, Damian Lewis to Star in BBC Miniseries WOLF HALL
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2014

Damian Lewis will play Henry VIII opposite Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell in the much anticipated adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning novels which has begun filming. (more...)

Saskia Reeves and Danny Webb Star in THE MISTRESS CONTRACT Downstairs at the Royal Court, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Saskia Reeves and Danny Webb are set to star in THE MISTRESS CONTRACT in the Vicky Featherstone-helmed production of Abi Morgan's play at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Downstairs. The show begins tonight, January 30, 2014. (more...)

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