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BWW Review: WORK_FROM_HOME, New Diorama Theatre online Photo BWW Review: WORK_FROM_HOME, New Diorama Theatre online
by Jo Fisher - June 27, 2020

work_from_home is New Diorama Theatre's online theatrical experience. This production is a digital adaptation of Nathan Ellis's work.txt which should have been performed at the 'missing' 2020 Incoming Festival, and was nominated for an Innovation Award at VAULT Festival 2020....
BWW Review: DRAWING THE LINE, Hampstead Theatre Live Stream Photo BWW Review: DRAWING THE LINE, Hampstead Theatre Live Stream
by Gary Naylor - April 14, 2020

A surfeit of exposition and shouty scenes detract from an important story that resonates to this day....
BWW Review: HENRY V, Barn Theatre Live Stream Photo BWW Review: HENRY V, Barn Theatre Live Stream
by Gary Naylor - March 28, 2020

The Barn Theatre stream their Henry V right into your living room - why not watch it with your stay at home band of brothers?...
BWW Update: Australian Artists Entertain During Forced Shutdown - List of People And Photo BWW Update: Australian Artists Entertain During Forced Shutdown - List of People And Companies To Follow For Your Theatre World Fix.
by Jade Kops - March 26, 2020

BWW Update: Australian Artists Entertain During Forced Shutown - List of People And Companies To Follow For Your Theatre World Fix....
BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Pitlochry Festival Theatre Photo BWW Review: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Pitlochry Festival Theatre
by Fiona Scott - March 15, 2020

What happens after the honeymoon? Do opposites really attract? Neil Simon's hit play, Barefoot in the Park, has been revived and is currently running at Pitlochry Festival Theatre, in collaboration with the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh....
BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY, Nuffield Southampton Theatres Photo BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY, Nuffield Southampton Theatres
by Jo Fisher - March 12, 2020

Sweatpants and slippers aren't the costumes you'd expect to see in an opera. Can a modern version of a classic hit the high notes?...
BWW Review: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith Photo BWW Review: LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith
by Gary Naylor - March 12, 2020

Mike Bartlett's play has aged not a jot in its analysis of how one generation's freedoms constrains anothers. Funny and clever, it hits hard, even if it ultimately stretches credibility a tad too far....
BWW Review: BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL, Manchester Opera House Photo BWW Review: BACK TO THE FUTURE: THE MUSICAL, Manchester Opera House
by Emma Kershaw - March 12, 2020

Back to the Future is a must see, whether you're a fan of the film or not. The cast and creatives have nailed this production on the head, finding the perfect balance within every aspect. First stop, Manchester. Next stop? World domination....
BWW Review: TALKING HEADS, Watford Palace Theatre Photo BWW Review: TALKING HEADS, Watford Palace Theatre
by Gary Naylor - March 11, 2020

Jan Ravens and Julia Watson excel in three of Alan Bennett's famous monologues, two of which pack a surprising punch, 30 years on....
BWW Review: GHOST HOUSE, VAULT Festival Photo BWW Review: GHOST HOUSE, VAULT Festival
by Cindy Marcolina - March 11, 2020

Jay has just bought his first home. And not just any home, a luxury flat in a swanky complex with a concierge. A dream. In the matter of days he realises that there must be something wrong with his new abode, and it turns out that even though he keeps hearing noises and meeting neighbours, he's the ...
BWW Review: CORIOLANUS, Crucible, Sheffield Photo BWW Review: CORIOLANUS, Crucible, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - March 11, 2020

Robert Hastie directs a dynamic, contemporary production of Shakespeare's tale of leadership, political machinations and the whims of public opinion....
BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Perth Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, Perth Theatre
by Fiona Scott - March 08, 2020

During a week when comedian Joe Lycett legally changed his name by deed poll to Hugo Boss, ever dedicated to his craft, it felt fitting to see a revival of Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. The comedy about identity and the elite has been revived at Perth Theatre....
BWW Review: RUN SISTER RUN, Crucible Studio, Sheffield Photo BWW Review: RUN SISTER RUN, Crucible Studio, Sheffield
by Ruth Deller - March 06, 2020

Chloe Moss's funny and moving new play explores the relationship between two sisters over four decades....
BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, The Tobacco Factory Photo BWW Review: WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, The Tobacco Factory
by Alice Cope - February 29, 2020

There is something perversely voyeuristic about this play, watching the self-destruction of these four individuals, and in particular the complex and antagonistic relationships....
BWW Review: NOT I, CATASTROPHE AND ROCKABY, Brockley Jack Theatre Photo BWW Review: NOT I, CATASTROPHE AND ROCKABY, Brockley Jack Theatre
by Gary Naylor - February 28, 2020

Angel Theatre Company bring Beckett to Brockley and leave this first time viewer looking forward to more....
BWW Review: THE WHIP, Swan Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WHIP, Swan Theatre
by Gary Naylor - February 27, 2020

The Whip packs so much into its near three hour running time that its issues, anger and need to educate drowns its dramatic potential and we're left with something that fails to reach its considerable potential....
BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Bristol Hippodrome Photo BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Alice Cope - February 26, 2020

It would be really quite difficult to watch this musical and not leave with a smile on your face. Whether or not you're a big fan of Carole King's own singing career, you'll find great joy in the way that the range of pop songs from her songwriting era - which are peppered throughout - are performed...
BWW Review: MICHAEL BALL AND ALFIE BOE: BACK TOGETHER, SSE Hydro, Glasgow Photo BWW Review: MICHAEL BALL AND ALFIE BOE: BACK TOGETHER, SSE Hydro, Glasgow
by Fiona Scott - February 22, 2020

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe recently shared the Gielgud Theatre stage as Javert and Jean Valjean respectively in Les Miserables: The Staged Concert. They now return to the stage, in their third UK tour as a double act and launched their 10-date tour in Glasgow this evening....
BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Bristol Old Vic Photo BWW Review: THE LARAMIE PROJECT, Bristol Old Vic
by Alice Cope - February 22, 2020

Welcome to Laramie, Wyoming - population 26,687. Here we find a small town shaken by a shocking event which impacted almost everyone who lived there. Although this play was first performed 20 years ago, it still feels so current and real for the world we live in today....
BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY, Bristol Old Vic Photo BWW Review: MADAM BUTTERFLY, Bristol Old Vic
by Kerrie Nicholson - February 17, 2020

Founded in 2009, OperaUpClose's mission is to create 'innovatively staged, unintimidating, and crucially high quality English Chamber re-imaginings of well known work and premieres of new operas'. With 29 operas to date, a mix of classics and contemporary work, and an Olivier Award in 2011, there's ...
BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Chichester Festival Theatre Photo BWW Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Chichester Festival Theatre
by Jo Fisher - February 16, 2020

Produced by The Old Vic, in association with Bristol Old Vic, Oliver award-winning A Monster Calls is making its way around the UK on tour, and has just closed its appearance at Chichester Festival Theatre....
BWW Review: ALONE IN BERLIN, Royal and Derngate Photo BWW Review: ALONE IN BERLIN, Royal and Derngate
by Verity Wilde - February 15, 2020

Given the turbulent times that we live in, a new stage adaptation of Hans Fallada's Alone in Berlin would seem like a smart choice for an ambitious theatre (or theatres, as this is a co-production with York Theatre Royal, in association with Oxford Playhouse)....
BWW Review: FLIGHTS, Omnibus Theatre Photo BWW Review: FLIGHTS, Omnibus Theatre
by Gary Naylor - February 14, 2020

Flights looks into the hearts of three men whose lives in rural Ireland are not working out as they once hoped....
BWW Review: ALL OF IT, Royal Court Theatre Photo BWW Review: ALL OF IT, Royal Court Theatre
by Gary Naylor - February 11, 2020

Kate O'Flynn is in award-winning form as the baby who grows into a girl and then a woman before her life's span is through in Alistair McDowall's clattering monologue....
BWW Review: RETURN TO HEAVEN, Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol Photo BWW Review: RETURN TO HEAVEN, Tobacco Factory Theatres Bristol
by Shane Morgan - February 06, 2020

A post-apocalyptic road warrior, an astronaut and a shark walk into a bara??...