BWW Review: RICHARD III, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse BWW Review: RICHARD III, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Nov 23, 2019

What you might not expect when sitting down in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, a replica Elizabethan indoor theatre, is to see the titular character of Richard III enter on stage wearing football clothes. Granted, it's an unusual twist. Representing a companion to a condensed Henry VI (which squishes three plays into one), what Richard III makes clear from the beginning is that the game to become king is just beginning. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces 2019/20 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season: She Wolves And Shrews Shakespeare's Globe Announces 2019/20 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season: She Wolves And Shrews
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the 201920 Sam Wanamaker Playhouse Season. Centred around She Wolves and Shrews, the season is a celebration and interrogation of women, power, and the role of the feminine in shaping our past, present and future. The candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will play host to a world-premiere of Ella Hickson's new play Swive [Elizabeth], Shakespeare's Henry VI, Richard III, and The Taming of the Shrew, and Middleton's Women Beware Women. Sandi and Jenifer Toksvig have written a new family show dubbed, Christmas at the (Snow) Globe, and a series of candlelit ghost tales will include a new story from Jeanette Winterson. Other events running throughout the season include half-term storytelling festival, Half Term Tales at the Globe, with the new Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, and a double bill of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own and Three Guineas, marking the centenary year since the removal of the sex disqualification act. The Globe's flagship project for secondary and post-16 students, Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank, reaches its 14th year with Macbeth. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 3 PENNY OPERA at Hannah Playhouse BWW Review: THE 3 PENNY OPERA at Hannah Playhouse
by Monica Moore - Jun 25, 2019

At times verging on the absurd, this production of the Threepenny Opera (in support of the Wellington Homeless Women's Trust) is thoroughly entertaining, at times unsettling and indicative of the work's continuing popularity and relevance although the purposeful crude scenes, caustic wit and dissection of the hypocrisies of the bourgeois morality may not be for everyone. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Summer Season 2019 Shakespeare's Globe Announces Summer Season 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Shakespeare's Globe is delighted to announce the Summer Season 2019. Celebrating and interrogating our 'sceptred isle' through Shakespeare's history plays, a year-long journey begins with Richard II, opening 22 February in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, continuing into the Globe Theatre this summer with Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, and Henry V. The season also includes A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair, and the return of 2018's As You Like It. Robin Hood tales will form the core of the Read Not Dead series this year, and festivals throughout the summer include Women & Power and Poland is Hamlet. This year's Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank production will be Romeo and Juliet, opening on 28 February, with 20,000 free tickets available to state secondary schools. The Shakespeare's Globe Touring Ensemble will once again present a trio of plays for the audience to choose from: The Comedy of Errors, Pericles, and Twelfth Night. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announced For Christmas At The Liverpool Playhouse A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announced For Christmas At The Liverpool Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2018

The Liverpool Playhouse has announced an alternative take on Charles Dickens' festive ghost story A Christmas Carol as their Christmas production for 2018. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's New Play EMILIA Shakespeare's Globe Announces Full Casting For Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's New Play EMILIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Shakespeare's Globe has announced the all-female cast for Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's new play Emilia, directed by Nicole Charles. The play charts the life of Emilia Bassano, the poet, mother and feminist who is thought to have inspired the 'Dark Lady' in Shakespeare's sonnets as well as the Emilia characters who appear in Othello, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Winter's Tale and The Comedy of Errors. Emilia continues to thread her way through each of the plays in which she appears this summer season, excepting Emilia the Abbess in The Comedy of Errors. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announced For Christmas At The Liverpool Playhouse A CHRISTMAS CAROL Announced For Christmas At The Liverpool Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Liverpool Playhouse has announced an alternative take on Charles Dickens' festive ghost story A Christmas Carol as their Christmas production for 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PRUDES, Royal Court BWW Review: THE PRUDES, Royal Court
by Charlie Wilks - Apr 26, 2018

The Royal Court has been one of the most vocal venues in the conversation surrounding power manipulation and control within the industry. Their prolific stance has seen them host events that have invited testimonies of personal experience, and their latest offering in The Prudes takes a look at these issues through the guise of a relationship in crisis. (more...)

YOUNG MARX Opens Tonight at the Bridge Theatre YOUNG MARX Opens Tonight at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen), Laura Elphinstone (Nym), Eben Figueiredo (Schramm), Nicholas Burns (Willich), Tony Jayawardena (Gert 'Doc' Schmidt), Miltos Yerolemou (Barthelemy), Duncan Wisbey (Fleece/Darwin), Scott Karim (Grabiner/ Singe), Alana Ramsey (Mrs Mullett), Sophie Russell (Librarian), Fode Simbo (Peter), William Troughton (Constable Crimp) and Joseph Wilkins (Sergeant Savage) join the previously announced Rory Kinnear (Marx) and Oliver Chris (Engels) in the world premiere of Young Marx, a new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet a Familiar Historical Face in the New Comedy YOUNG MARX Photo Flash: Meet a Familiar Historical Face in the New Comedy YOUNG MARX
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

1850, and Europe's most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for YOUNG MARX at the Bridge Theatre Full Cast Announced for YOUNG MARX at the Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen), Laura Elphinstone (Nym), Eben Figueiredo (Schramm), Nicholas Burns (Willich), Tony Jayawardena (Gert 'Doc' Schmidt), Miltos Yerolemou (Barthelemy), Duncan Wisbey (Fleece/Darwin), Scott Karim (Grabiner/ Singe), Alana Ramsey (Mrs Mullett), Sophie Russell (Librarian), Fode Simbo (Peter), William Troughton (Constable Crimp) and Joseph Wilkins (Sergeant Savage) join the previously announced Rory Kinnear (Marx) and Oliver Chris (Engels) in the world premiere of Young Marx, a new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Presents First Major Revival of Bob Larbey's A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

This autumn, as the second work in Douglas Rintoul's inaugural season, The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch presents the first major revival of Bob Larbey's award-winning and heart-warming comedy, A Month of Sundays. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to Present First Major Revival of A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

This autumn, as the second work in Douglas Rintoul's inaugural season, The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch presents the first major revival of Bob Larbey's award-winning and heart-warming comedy, A Month of Sundays. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to Present First Major Revival of A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

This autumn, as the second work in Douglas Rintoul's inaugural season, The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch presents the first major revival of Bob Larbey's award-winning and heart-warming comedy, A Month of Sundays. (more...)

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch Presents First Major Revival of Bob Larbey's A MONTH OF SUNDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

This autumn, as the second work in Douglas Rintoul's inaugural season, The Queen's Theatre Hornchurch presents the first major revival of Bob Larbey's award-winning and heart-warming comedy, A Month of Sundays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Royal & Derngate's EVERY LAST TRICK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Following from the success of A Tale Of Two Cities and The Body Of An American, Royal & Derngate's Made In Northampton 2014 season continues with the world premiere of Every Last Trick, a bold new adaptation by Tamsin Oglesby of a classic Feydeau farce. Directed by Paul Hunter, this ingenious look at the game of infidelity and marriage takes to Northampton's Royal stage from Friday 18 April to Saturday 10 May, uniting the comic talents of members of leading theatre companies Spymonkey and Told By An Idiot. (more...)

Metal Rabbit Presents UK Premiere of WWI Novel JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN, 5/21-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The stage adaptation of Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's searing World War One novel Johnny Got His Gunwill receive its UK premiere at Southwark Playhouse (21 May - 14 June 2014), marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, and the 75th anniversary of the book's publication. (more...)

Will Adamsdale and Fraser Ayres Star in Sheffield's STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Sheffield Theatres and HighTide Festival Theatres present the world premiere production of Alexander Masters' Stuart: A Life Backwards, written by Jack Thorne. Will Adamsdale will play the role of Alexander and Fraser Ayres will play the eponymous role of Stuart. (more...)

Will Adamsdale and Fraser Ayres to Star in Sheffield's STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

Full casting is announced today for Sheffield Theatres and HighTide Festival Theatres' world premiere production of Alexander Masters' Stuart: A Life Backwards, written by Jack Thorne. Will Adamsdale will play the role of Alexander and Fraser Ayres will play the eponymous role of Stuart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KING LEAR, Courtyard Theatre, Stratford, April 2011
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2011

Hazel Davis reviews the new production (more...)

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