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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016
Full casting is today announced for Art at The Old Vic. Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance. One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, Art premiered in London twenty years ago and went on to become a phenomenon. Director Matthew Warchus reunites the original creative team.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Multi award winning David Benson is to lead an all-star cast in a sparkling new audio recording of the Frankie Howerd comedy classic, 'Up Pompeii'.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018
On Friday 12th October Seabright Productions presents Dad's Army Radio Hour at The Berry Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016
Arion Productions has announced actor, writer and producer Mark Gatiss as the latest artist to join their exceptional line-up of industry professionals to provide expert,  'one day only' training in much-sought-after specialist fields for professional theatre-makers and those considering professional training at Diorama Arts Studios.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017
Sonia Friedman Productions is thrilled to announce a new production of Harold Pinter's The Birthday Party which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 60 years since the play's debut, from 9 January to 14 April 2018 with an Opening Night on Thursday 18 January 2018. Tickets go on sale today at midday, with priority booking from 9am.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
The Bristol Hippodrome launched its 2019/20 pantomime Dick Whittington supported locally by Clarks Village at Bristol Harbour Hotel on Tuesday 10th September 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
Live At Zedel, Soho's unique live entertainment concept at The Crazy Coqs, announces their Autumn/Winter season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2018
Two acclaimed actors play 25 characters in this brilliant staging of three classic Dad's Army radio episodes based on favourite scripts from the original TV series. Dad's Army Radio Show celebrates 50 years of Jimmy Perry and David Croft's quintessential sitcom, which won the Best One-Liner accolade in a poll of comedians conducted by digital channel Gold, with the immortal words "Don't tell him, Pike" from The Deadly Attachment episode.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Leicester Comedy Festival, the longest running comedy festival in the UK, today launches its packed programme for 2020 with more venues, more talent and more unique events than ever before. The festival will feature over 1,600 performers, performing over 800 shows on more than 90 stages across Leicester & Leicestershire. The full line up and tickets for all shows will be available from 10am on 30th October 2019 via www.comedy-festival.co.uk
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
The UK Premiere of There or Here, from the producers of the 2013 hit Yellow Face (Park Theatre/National Theatre transfer), will open the PARK90 2018 season. With a cast that includes Rakhee Thakrar (EastEnders), Jennifer Maisel's dramatic comedy follows the journey of an inter-racial American couple who return to the country of his roots to outsource their pregnancy. The official press night will be on Thursday 25 January at 7pm.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 26, 2016
Gary Naylor sees a serious but rewarding take on one of Shakespeare's late plays that raises questions about power and control.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
This year's UEA Drama season, running from 3 - 8 December, features two plays by Timberlake Wertenbaker, one of the UK's most renowned contemporary female playwrights and currently the Chair in Playwrighting at the University Of East Anglia. In an increasingly divisive political time when fears over borders, ecological collapse, and censorship are commonplace, UEA Theatre Productions are staging The Break of Day, and The Love of the Nightingale, twoplays with strong themes of feminism, displacement and reclaiming the future.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Robert Bathurst (Cold Feet, ITV; Downton Abbey, ITV; Dad's Army: The Lost Episodes, BBC) returns to the stage with Love, Loss & Chianti, an exciting double-bill from award-winning British poet Christopher Reid. This is part of the highly anticipated relaunch of Riverside Studios in Hammersmith.
by Monica Moore - Nov 19, 2019
Self-appointed Captain Mainwaring, the pompous bank manager, is created with true authenticity by Bradley Pope in his first major role, and it is testament to his outstanding commitment that he cut off his thick head of hair to become Mainwaring's double.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
United Agents have announced that Tom Rosenthal, star of Friday Night Dinner, Plebs and Drunk History, will take hit show Manhood on tour again in 2020, following a hugely successful Autumn tour and critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019. The tour will begin at Hull Truck on Saturday 8th February 2020 and conclude at Oxford's Old Fire Station on Thursday 9th April 2020, taking in an initial total of 27 dates including a run at London's Soho Theatre from 16th to 21st March 2020. Tickets go on sale on Friday 15th November 2019, available from www.tomrosenthal.net.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Les Dennis, Nitin Ganatra, Tala Gouveia and Blake Harrison are to star in powerful new black comedy End Of The Pier, coming to Park Theatre from 11 July. As a former national treasure begins to reflect on his fading career and embrace his dimming stardom, his life is upended by the surprise arrival of the nation's favourite young comedian.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017
MGC and Headlong today announce the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love, with Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire leading the company. Labour of Love sees the return of MGC to the West End following Photograph 51 and their acclaimed 2013/14 season, also at the Noel Coward Theatre, and for Headlong with the multi award-winning People Places and Things, 1984 and most recently James Graham's This House.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
The Pleasance is a place for experiences and, this year, marks Pleasance's boldest programme yet. From the funny to the sorrowful, the political to the magical, the Pleasance has always been a place for incredible stories and 2018 takes this tradition to a new level.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017
The Edinburgh International Conference Centre hosts the spectacular Cirque Eloize alongside Festival favourite Nina Conti and contemporary dance show Requiem for Aleppo as part of the Pleasance's Edinburgh Fringe programme this August. This programme marks the launch of a brand new partnership between the two venues.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017
For four nights this April, four extraordinary actors will join renowned opera and concert conductor Harry Bicket, Europe's most celebrated Baroque orchestra The English Concert, the glorious Erebus Ensemble and four giants of classical music Julia Doyle, Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Joshua Ellicott and Brindley Sherratt for four one-off stagings of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Les Dennis, Nitin Ganatra, Tala Gouveia and Blake Harrison are to star in powerful new black comedy End Of The Pier, coming to Park Theatre from 11 July. As a former national treasure begins to reflect on his fading career and embrace his dimming stardom, his life is upended by the surprise arrival of the nation's favourite young comedian.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 27, 2017
BWW speaks to Rachel Parris about her show Keynote ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018
Artistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces the Autumn Season with the centrepiece being the theatre's first produced Shakespeare in 10 years - Much Ado About Nothing with an all-female cast. Directed by Larmour, the production opens on 9 October with previews from 4 October and running until 27 October.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2017
The Old Vic today announces casting for Queers, a series of eight monologues curated by Mark Gatiss. Staged on 28 and 31 July at The Old Vic, they mark 50 years since the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 began the decriminalisation process for homosexuality between men. Queers celebrates some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay male history over the last century. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the smash-hit, critically acclaimed West End musical is to embark on its first UK tour in 2020. Initial casting includes West End star Layton Williams as Jamie New and EastEnders' much-loved Shane Richie as Hugo / Loco Chanelle. Both Layton and Shane will be reprising their roles from the West End production. The tour commences in February 2020 in Sheffield, where the show is set and first opened four years ago.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016
Northern Broadsides are delighted to announce that actors Sir Lenny Henry CBE, Sir Tom Courtenay, Stephanie Cole OBE, Meera Syal CBE, Sanjeev Bhaskar OBE and playwrights Mike Poulton and Blake Morrison will be joining the award winning Yorkshire theatre company as Patrons.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017
Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Jimmy Perry and David Croft's classic BBC comedy is brought gloriously to life on stage with three episodes hilariously and lovingly enacted by two master performers.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017
Matthew Kelly and Felicity Montague star in Pride And Prejudice at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, later this month.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2019
Stage and screen star Shane Richie is set to take the leading role of comic Archie Rice in a brand new production of John Osborne's The Entertainer coming to the Belgrade Theatre in October 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017
Directed by Carla Kingham. Set and Costume Design by Ruta Irbite. Lighting by Kieron Johnson. Sound by Max Pappenheim. Produced by Audrey Thayer. Presented by Marricdale Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. Supported by the B. S. Johnson Estate.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017
The Tabard Theatre today announced the stage premiere of Richard Harris's black comedy Dog Ends.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
EMILY ATACK (The Inbetweeners, Dad's Army, I'm a Celebrity) will hit the road in Spring 2019 with her debut comedy show Talk Thirty To Me, a live memoir of anecdotes, impressions and tales of a comedy actor in her twenties. Emily will unravel today's anxiety-inducing world of scrolling through social media, swiping right and left, slimming apps, and the never-ending search for 'the one'. Her debut tour promises to be a truly hilarious, tongue-in-cheek look at 'having it all' and turning 30 in the millennial age.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Live At Z del, Soho's unique live entertainment concept at Crazy Coqs, announces their new 2018 winter/spring season produced in partnership with Fane Productions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017
This January, the classic BBC sitcom Dad's Army is brought to life in a unique staging at Piccadilly Circus's intimate performance venue Live at Z del for a limited three-week run.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
Anton Chekhov's short story is adapted by Mark Giesser for the stage for a Jazz Age reimagining of this bittersweet romantic comedy, playing the White Bear Theatre in February-March 2018, starring Beth Burrows (Sirens of the Silver Screen, Upstairs at the Gatehouse) and Alan Turkington (RSC).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
EMILY ATACK (The Inbetweeners, Dad's Army, I'm a Celebrity) will hit the road in Spring 2019 with her debut comedy show Talk Thirty To Me, a live memoir of anecdotes, impressions and tales of a comedy actor in her twenties. Emily will unravel today's anxiety-inducing world of scrolling through social media, swiping right and left, slimming apps, and the never-ending search for 'the one'. Her debut tour promises to be a truly hilarious, tongue-in-cheek look at 'having it all' and turning 30 in the millennial age.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016
Tim Key, Paul Ritter and Rufus Sewell star in Yasmina Reza's dazzling study of friendship, prejudice and tolerance, ART, beginning tonight at The Old Vic.
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016
Full casting is announced today for THE BROONS, a new stage play bringing Scotland's most famous fictional family to theatres across the country in a World Premiere adaptation by Rob Drummond. The Broons will open at Perth Concert Hall before dates in Inverness, Kirkcaldy, Stirling, Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. There will be a press night at Perth Concert Hall on Thursday 29 September 2016 at 7.30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017
MGC and Headlong today announced the full company for the world premiere of James Graham's new play Labour of Love. Joining Martin Freeman and Sarah Lancashire are Rachael Stirling, Kwong Loke, Dickon Tyrrell and Susan Wokoma.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Allelujah! - the new play by Alan Bennett which received its world premiere at the Bridge Theatre last month - will be in cinemas on 1st November with National Theatre Live.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018
This autumn The Berry Theatre has a busy season of theatre and comedy, with plenty for families and older audiences.
by Gary Naylor - Aug 14, 2019
Opera Alegría plonk Rossini's naughty Count on the Home Front in 1943, with lots of laughs in between the fine singing and beautifully played piano.
by Edward Baker - Aug 1, 2016
Full casting is announced today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's acclaimed production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice which, after sell-out performances in 2013, returns this year to conclude the 2016 Summer Season ahead of a major UK Tour in September. Opening at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley, the tour will then visit Norwich, Cambridge, Salford, Leicester, Woking, Truro, Birmingham and Richmond, with further dates in 2017. There will be a press night at the Churchill Theatre, Bromley on Thursday 22 September at 7.30pm.
by Barry Lenny - Apr 20, 2018
This is a fine piece of cinema from writer/director, Pablo Berger.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) celebrates Britweek with independent cinema on April 28th with a selection of films from the United Kingdom, along with local Los Angeles films. Five filmmakers from the United Kingdom, Polly Steele, Blake Harrison, Simon Ryninks and Garry Crystal will be joining NFMLA for the event, with flights generously provided by Norwegian Airlines. The night begins with UK feature film Let Me Go by Polly Steele, an intergenerational story about the unraveling of a family secret and its emotional impact on three mothers and three daughters. Second is InFocus: Britweek, a collection of short films from by UK filmmakers that include stories of love, family strife, foreboding and the search for human connection, featuring the world premiere of Blake Harrison's (The Inbetweeners) directorial debut. The night concludes with a narrative shorts program highlighting local Los Angeles talent and prominently features themes of finding, losing and letting go. Feature Film Let Me Go - Directed by Polly Steele United Kingdom/Austria Los Angeles Premiere About the Director - Polly is an award winning UK based, independent, filmmaker renowned for her ability to tell the most compelling and sensitive stories. Her work includes BAFTA-winning documentary project Video Diaries (BBC). She has made films for all of the UK's major broadcasters, and produced/developed fiction as MD for Rocket Pictures with Elton John and David Furnish and for her own company In Trust Films. She wrote and directed Let Me Go starring Juliet Stephenson, Johdi May and Lucy Boynton, with Radiohead's Philip Selway composing. Shorts Program #1: Infocus: Britweek The Fox and The Rabbit - Directed by Garry Crystal United Kingdom West Coast Premiere About the Director - In addition to being a History and Law graduate, Garry Crystal is a former television actor, having appeared in leading UK dramas such as 'Fat Friends', 'Peak Practice' and 'Children's Ward.' This background has provided him with strong critical evaluation skills and an appreciation of story-telling, which he considers as essential tools for film-making. He has edited BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS winning and nominated documentaries and films, and is now venturing into directing. Hooves of Clay - Directed by Blake Harrison United Kingdom World Premiere About the Director - As an actor, Blake Harrison starred in three series and two subsequent films of the multi-award winning comedy 'The Inbetweeners' as Neil Sutherland. He also starred in the 2016 remake of Dad's Army where he played Private Pike alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Michael Gambon. His other film work includes Keeping Rose, Madness in the Method and Reuniting the Rubins. Harrison's TV work includes three series of US comedy 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for IFC, 'Prime Suspect: 1973' & 'Houdini & Doyle' for ITV. 'Way to Go,' 'Him & Her,' 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff' & 'Trust Me' for BBC. As well as 'Tripped' for E4. Hooves of Clay is his directorial debut. Real Gods Require Blood - Directed by Moin Hussain United Kingdom About the Director - Moin Hussain is a London and Norfolk based director with a background in short films and music videos. After being selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain to take part in a scheme for new talent, Moin's first short film Holy Thursday was funded by Creative England and went on to screen internationally. His latest short Real Gods Require Blood premiered at Cannes film festival and was produced by BAFTA Award Nominated Producer Michelle Stein. Us - Directed by Will Darbyshire United Kingdom North American Premiere About the Director - Will Darbyshire is a 24-year-old British filmmaker with a following of nearly 700K followers on his YouTube channel, as well as a large audience on his Instagram and Twitter channels. Will has published a book of curated love letters, 'This Modern Love,' to great acclaim worldwide reaching no.1 on the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List. Contractor 014352 - Directed by Simon Ryninks United Kingdom About the Director - Simon is a director living and working in London. He has just completed his third short film Contractor 014352, starring Johnny Flynn (Genius, Lovesick, Song One), which had its world premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2017 and has played at 9 festivals internationally, winning several awards. Previously he had been a finalist of the Sundance London Short Film Competition and IMdB New Filmmaker award. Shorts Program #2 The Shuttle - Directed by Lu Han Dear Sister - Directed by Jess Harbeck EVOKE - Directed by Asia LeMasters My Treasure - Directed by Michael Flores Additional event information is available at www.nfmla.org Founded in 2007, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. NFMLA's programs annually serve approximately 25,000 patrons in the Greater Los Angeles area. NFMLA has screened over 2,500 films from 75+ countries, highlighting local and international talent.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced the full casting for the in-house production of Amanda Whittington's LADIES' DAY from Friday 13 - Saturday 28 July 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) celebrates Britweek with independent cinema on April 28th with a selection of films from the United Kingdom, along with local Los Angeles films. Five filmmakers from the United Kingdom, Polly Steele, Blake Harrison, Simon Ryninks and Garry Crystal will be joining NFMLA for the event, with flights generously provided by Norwegian Airlines. The night begins with UK feature film Let Me Go by Polly Steele, an intergenerational story about the unraveling of a family secret and its emotional impact on three mothers and three daughters. Second is InFocus: Britweek, a collection of short films from by UK filmmakers that include stories of love, family strife, foreboding and the search for human connection, featuring the world premiere of Blake Harrison's (The Inbetweeners) directorial debut. The night concludes with a narrative shorts program highlighting local Los Angeles talent and prominently features themes of finding, losing and letting go. Feature Film Let Me Go - Directed by Polly Steele United Kingdom/Austria Los Angeles Premiere About the Director - Polly is an award winning UK based, independent, filmmaker renowned for her ability to tell the most compelling and sensitive stories. Her work includes BAFTA-winning documentary project Video Diaries (BBC). She has made films for all of the UK's major broadcasters, and produced/developed fiction as MD for Rocket Pictures with Elton John and David Furnish and for her own company In Trust Films. She wrote and directed Let Me Go starring Juliet Stephenson, Johdi May and Lucy Boynton, with Radiohead's Philip Selway composing. Shorts Program #1: Infocus: Britweek The Fox and The Rabbit - Directed by Garry Crystal United Kingdom West Coast Premiere About the Director - In addition to being a History and Law graduate, Garry Crystal is a former television actor, having appeared in leading UK dramas such as 'Fat Friends', 'Peak Practice' and 'Children's Ward.' This background has provided him with strong critical evaluation skills and an appreciation of story-telling, which he considers as essential tools for film-making. He has edited BAFTA, EMMY, Grierson and RTS winning and nominated documentaries and films, and is now venturing into directing. Hooves of Clay - Directed by Blake Harrison United Kingdom World Premiere About the Director - As an actor, Blake Harrison starred in three series and two subsequent films of the multi-award winning comedy 'The Inbetweeners' as Neil Sutherland. He also starred in the 2016 remake of Dad's Army where he played Private Pike alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Sir Michael Gambon. His other film work includes Keeping Rose, Madness in the Method and Reuniting the Rubins. Harrison's TV work includes three series of US comedy 'The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret' for IFC, 'Prime Suspect: 1973' & 'Houdini & Doyle' for ITV. 'Way to Go,' 'Him & Her,' 'The Bleak Old Shop of Stuff' & 'Trust Me' for BBC. As well as 'Tripped' for E4. Hooves of Clay is his directorial debut. Real Gods Require Blood - Directed by Moin Hussain United Kingdom About the Director - Moin Hussain is a London and Norfolk based director with a background in short films and music videos. After being selected by the Directors Guild of Great Britain to take part in a scheme for new talent, Moin's first short film Holy Thursday was funded by Creative England and went on to screen internationally. His latest short Real Gods Require Blood premiered at Cannes film festival and was produced by BAFTA Award Nominated Producer Michelle Stein. Us - Directed by Will Darbyshire United Kingdom North American Premiere About the Director - Will Darbyshire is a 24-year-old British filmmaker with a following of nearly 700K followers on his YouTube channel, as well as a large audience on his Instagram and Twitter channels. Will has published a book of curated love letters, 'This Modern Love,' to great acclaim worldwide reaching no.1 on the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List. Contractor 014352 - Directed by Simon Ryninks United Kingdom About the Director - Simon is a director living and working in London. He has just completed his third short film Contractor 014352, starring Johnny Flynn (Genius, Lovesick, Song One), which had its world premiere at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2017 and has played at 9 festivals internationally, winning several awards. Previously he had been a finalist of the Sundance London Short Film Competition and IMdB New Filmmaker award. Shorts Program #2 The Shuttle - Directed by Lu Han Dear Sister - Directed by Jess Harbeck EVOKE - Directed by Asia LeMasters My Treasure - Directed by Michael Flores Additional event information is available at www.nfmla.org Founded in 2007, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. NFMLA's programs annually serve approximately 25,000 patrons in the Greater Los Angeles area. NFMLA has screened over 2,500 films from 75+ countries, highlighting local and international talent.