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Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRONHOLM METHOD at Menier Chocolate Factory Photo Flash: First Look at THE GRONHOLM METHOD at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in UK / West End

The Menier Chocolate Factory presents the UK premiere of Jordi Galceran's The Gronholm Method. Making his UK directorial debut, BT McNicholl directs Jonathan Cake (Frank), Greg McHugh (Carl), Laura Pitt-Pulford (Melanie) and John Gordon Sinclair (Rick). The production opens on 22 May, with previews from 10 May, and runs until 7 July. (more...)
Photo Flash: Check Out All New Portraits of the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Photo Flash: Check Out All New Portraits of the Cast of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in UK / West End

Ahead of the new cast's first performance at London's Palace Theatre on Wednesday (23 May 2018), the Producers of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child release a first-look set of portraits by Charlie Gray. (more...)
Theatre/Dance Production At Barbican Shines A Light On Domestic Abuse Theatre/Dance Production At Barbican Shines A Light On Domestic Abuse
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2018 in UK / West End

Original, accessible and empowering new show from endlessly inventive choreographer Rhiannon Faith runs for 5 days (12-16 June) as part of the Barbican's Art of Change season (also selected tour dates). (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup on May 20, 2018 in UK / West End

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Theatre and Cake Prove To Be a Great Mix Once Again Theatre and Cake Prove To Be a Great Mix Once Again
by Cindy Marcolina on May 20, 2018 in UK / West End

The sun graced the West End Bake Off again on Saturday, 19 May. In its fourth edition on the grounds of St. Paul's Church in aid of Acting for Others, the event was in its best form so far. (more...)
BWW Interview: Katy Brand Talks 3WOMEN at Trafalgar Studios BWW Interview: Katy Brand Talks 3WOMEN at Trafalgar Studios
by Cindy Marcolina on May 21, 2018 in UK / West End

Writer, actress, and comedian Katy Brand debuts as a playwright with 3Women at Trafalgar Studios. We met up at the theatre to discuss influences, writing, and her play. (more...)
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Wins Fourth Annual West End Bake Off YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Wins Fourth Annual West End Bake Off
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

Young Frankenstein announced as the winners of the fourth annual right royal West End Bake Off in aid of Acting for Others. As his Royal Highness Prince Harry prepares to marry Meghan Markle the winners, chosen by returning judge Christopher Biggins alongside Wendi Peters and Ruthie Henshall, were revealed at the event held today at St Pauls Actors Church in Covent Garden. (more...)
BWW Review: THE GIFT OF THE GAB, White Bear Theatre BWW Review: THE GIFT OF THE GAB, White Bear Theatre
by Gary Naylor on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

Great to see a comedy set amongst the dodgy types who frequent a 70s Brighton brilliantly conjured by set and costumes, but an overly episodic structure and predictable conclusion lets down what could be a super show. (more...)
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Bristol Hippodrome BWW Review: MISS SAIGON, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

As one of the final so called mega-musicals of the 1980s, Miss Saigon could be forgiven if it felt a little dated by 2018. Thankfully, there's not one bit of tiredness about this re-booted version, originally seen in London in 2014 for its 25th Anniversary. (more...)
BWW Review: 3WOMEN, Trafalgar Studios BWW Review: 3WOMEN, Trafalgar Studios
by Cindy Marcolina on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

Katy Brand makes her playwriting debut at Trafalgar Studios with 3Women, a supposedly progressive play which unfortunately falls into the pit of problematic feminism. Written with the right spirit and presenting a very tongue-in-cheek script with plenty of funny one-liners and biting characters, the play doesn't rise up to the occasion. (more...)
The Barn Theatre Presents ONE MINUTE By Simon Stephens The Barn Theatre Presents ONE MINUTE By Simon Stephens
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

Following the huge success of The Secret Garden musical, The Barn Theatre announces its second production: One Minute by the Olivier and Tony award-winning playwright, Simon Stephens. The play, which follows the stories of five characters who become united after the disappearance of a child, marks 29 year old Artistic Director, Iwan Lewis's directorial debut. (more...)
Beatles Music Plays Eltham in New Concert Production 'A Trip Across The Universe' Beatles Music Plays Eltham in New Concert Production 'A Trip Across The Universe'
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

Celebrated music by the Beatles play Eltham this May in a new concert production A Trip Across The Universe- Music and Lyrics by The Beatles! (more...)
Photo Flash: Inside the Concept Album Recording of BROKEN WINGS Photo Flash: Inside the Concept Album Recording of BROKEN WINGS
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

Auburn Jam Records has released the concept album of major new musical Broken Wings, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece. The show is written by West End star Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) and Dana Al Fardan, one of The Middle East's leading contemporary composers, and with orchestrations by Joe Davison. (more...)
Citizens Theatre Marks Historic Temporary Closure With Special On The Move Event Citizens Theatre Marks Historic Temporary Closure With Special On The Move Event
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

On Sat 23 June, from 10am - 5pm, the Citizens Theatre will throw its doors open to the people of Glasgow and offer them one last chance to discover what goes on behind the scenes, before the Gorbals venue undergoes a landmark £19.4m redevelopment project. (more...)
BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT/HAMLET, Shakespeare's Globe BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT/HAMLET, Shakespeare's Globe
by Marianka Swain on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

Michelle Terry's first season as Artistic Director of the Globe will be carefully scrutinised. Emma Rice's contentious exit raised important questions about the venue's purpose, its balancing of tradition and innovation, new and returning audiences, and about how we engage with Shakespeare in the 21st century. (more...)
Selladoor Worldwide Announced Partnership With Europe's Leading Live Music Producers PIU Entertainment Selladoor Worldwide Announced Partnership With Europe's Leading Live Music Producers PIU Entertainment
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

Selladoor Worldwide and PIU Entertainment announced a joint venture to work closely together on producing live entertainment in the UK and Eastern Europe. The move sees Selladoor, known predominantly as a UK and international touring theatre company, move into co-presenting live entertainment and music and moving away from producing only theatre based entertainment. Whilst PIU will co-produce theatre work with Selladoor and build the international footprint of the theatre work created by both entities into the emerging Eastern Europe markets. (more...)
Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Summer Season 2018 Theatre Royal Bath Announces Jonathan Church's Summer Season 2018
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season, today announces the full 2018 programme. Some of the country's most prolific actors will star in a selection of both UK premieres and renowned classics in the theatre's historic Main House and the intimate Ustinov Studio. (more...)
Wade McCollum To Star In The World Premiere Of New American Romantic Musical Comedy IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST Wade McCollum To Star In The World Premiere Of New American Romantic Musical Comedy IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

Broadway actor Wade McCollum (The Wizard in Wicked) is announced today as scientist Carl, the first casting in It Happened in Key West, which will get its world premiere at London's Charing Cross Theatre in a strictly limited seven-week season from Thursday 4 July. (more...)
ON YOUR FEET! The Story Of Emilio And Gloria Estefan To Play London Coliseum ON YOUR FEET! The Story Of Emilio And Gloria Estefan To Play London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin are delighted to announce the UK premiere of ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, which will play a limited season at the London Coliseum from Friday 14 June - Saturday 31 August 2019. Tickets are on sale now at onyourfeetmusical.co.uk (more...)
BWW Review: A TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Bob Hope Theatre BWW Review: A TRIP ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, Bob Hope Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin on May 19, 2018 in UK / West End

In 2007, Across the Universe brought the songs of The Beatles to a new generation in the form of a jukebox musical film that incorporated 34 of the band's songs, from the very famous to the more obscure numbers in their back catalogue. Rather than being a band biography, it brought a new story to the screen from Julie Taymor (also director), Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and starred Jim Sturgess and Evan Rachel Wood. (more...)
BWW Review: THE HUMOURS OF BANDON, Brighthelm Centre BWW Review: THE HUMOURS OF BANDON, Brighthelm Centre
by Fiona Scott on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

What craic! The Humours of Bandon is a delightful peek into the world of Irish Dancing Championships. Written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe and directed by Stefanie Preissner, this one-woman show tells the story of schoolgirl Annie over the course of a few years as she juggles schoolwork and national-level dancing competitions. (more...)
Final West End Cast Announced To Join Orlando Bloom In KILLER JOE Final West End Cast Announced To Join Orlando Bloom In KILLER JOE
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in UK / West End

The full cast is announced to join Hollywood star Orlando Bloom starring as a cop who moonlights as a killer-for-hire in multi award-winning Tracy Letts' blackly comic thriller, Killer Joe in the West End. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Park Theatre's SCHISM Photo Flash: First Look at Park Theatre's SCHISM
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in UK / West End

Schism is a play by Athena Stevens, a groundbreaking playwright with cerebral palsy. Athena's mainstream cannon of work speaks to the experience of disability in the human condition. Questioning the power dynamics between genders and abilities; at its heart, Schism is a play about two people finding each other, asking at what point dreams and relationships become unrealistic or out of date. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Old Vic's A MONSTER CALLS
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in UK / West End

'Stories are wild creatures, the monster said. When you let them loose, who knows what havoc they might wreak?' (more...)
Major New Musical BROKEN WINGS Releases Concept Album; Watch a Music Video Featuring Rob Houchen and Hiba Elchikhe Major New Musical BROKEN WINGS Releases Concept Album; Watch a Music Video Featuring Rob Houchen and Hiba Elchikhe
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in UK / West End

Auburn Jam Records has released the concept album of major new musical Broken Wings, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece. The show is written by West End star Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of the Opera) and Dana Al Fardan, one of The Middle East's leading contemporary composers, and with orchestrations by Joe Davison. (more...)