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BWW Review: TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Gate Theatre BWW Review: TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992, Gate Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

In 1992 Anna Deavere Smith interviewed a selection of people who were, in some way, involved with the LA riots. In total, 300 people were spoken to, and the actor and playwright then turned this compilation into her verbatim-style play, Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992. Ola Ince's production has taken 19 of the original interviews, and all are brought to life by Nina Bowers. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Hayley Atwell and the Cast of DRY POWDER Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Hayley Atwell and the Cast of DRY POWDER
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' breathtakingly witty and virtuosic comedy, Dry Powder starring Hayley Atwell, Tom Riley and Aidan McArdle. Directed by Anna Ledwich, this production explores the vision, the vulnerability, and the vilification of those shaping - and skewing - the economy. (more...)
Casting Announced For NIGHTFALL At The Bridge Theatre Casting Announced For NIGHTFALL At The Bridge Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Laurie Sansom will direct Ophelia Lovibond (Lou), Ukweli Roach (Pete) and Sion Daniel Young (Ryan) in the world premiere of Barney Norris's Nightfall running at the Bridge Theatre from 28 April 3 June 2018, with press night on 8 May 2018. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at BUNNY at the Tristan Bates Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at BUNNY at the Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Fabricate Theatre's critically acclaimed production of BUNNY by Olivier award-winning writer Jack Thorne, has transferred to the Tristan Bates Theatre for a limited run from the 15th - 27th January 2018. (more...)
Arts Centre's BEYOND MY CONTROL Offers A Glimpse Into Epilepsy Arts Centre's BEYOND MY CONTROL Offers A Glimpse Into Epilepsy
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Exeter Northcott Theatre today announces the regional tour for Beyond My Control the first production created from a new collaboration between the theatre and Exeter university academics which opens at Unity, Liverpool on 30 January ahead of performances in Lincoln, London, Exeter, Swindon and Aberystwyth. (more...)
Dan Bates, Chief Executive Of Sheffield Theatres, To Take A Short Sabbatical Dan Bates, Chief Executive Of Sheffield Theatres, To Take A Short Sabbatical
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Sheffield Theatres today announces that Chief Executive, Dan Bates, will take a short sabbatical to explore opportunities for the company in the Far East. The sabbatical, which has been part-funded by the Arts Council and British Council's Artists' International Development Fund, will provide an opportunity for Bates to explore international collaborations for the Theatres as well as meeting with industry leaders to share and gather best practice. (more...)
Philipp Oberlohr Returns to VAULT Festival With New Production DAS FEST Philipp Oberlohr Returns to VAULT Festival With New Production DAS FEST
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Crossing between illusion and theatre, Philipp Oberlohr's thrilling new production Das Fest is the surreal sequel to his interactive Das Spiel, which premiered at Ovalhouse and sold out at VAULT Festival in 2016 winning the People's Choice Award. Das Fest meaningfully engages audiences, delving into their beliefs, memories and realities. (more...)
VIDEO: MATILDA Introduces the UK and Ireland Tour's Four New Matildas VIDEO: MATILDA Introduces the UK and Ireland Tour's Four New Matildas
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

The official Matilda Twitter account introduced us to the new cast members with a video of the girls baking with Craige Els, who will be playing Miss Trunchbull. The girls talk about what superpower they would have, who their inspiration is, their hobbies and more while creating a 'tour cake.' (more...)
A Scandal is Revealed in MAD AS HELL at Jermyn Street Theatre A Scandal is Revealed in MAD AS HELL at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Documenting the scandalous relationship between Peter Finch and Eletha Barrett in Hollywood, Cassie McFarlane's Mad As Hell will continue Jermyn Street Theatre's Spring Scandal Season. A battle between race and prejudice and the courage of love, Mad As Hell will reveal for the first time how the backdrop to Finch's iconic performance was as fiery as the role he played. (more...)
Child Casting Announced For The UK and Ireland Tour Of MATILDA Child Casting Announced For The UK and Ireland Tour Of MATILDA
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company announces the child casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour. The title role will be shared by Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner. The West End production will continue to play at the Cambridge Theatre, where it is now in its seventh year and is booking until 10 February 2019. (more...)
The Old Vic Marks 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in Britain With ONE HAND TIED BEHIND US and SYLVIA The Old Vic Marks 100 Years of Women's Suffrage in Britain With ONE HAND TIED BEHIND US and SYLVIA
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

The Old Vic announced that Maxine Peake will curate One Hand Tied Behind Us, a One Voice performance of specially commissioned monologues to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which granted the first women in Britain the right to vote. (more...)
Benedict Cumberbatch Appointed President Of LAMDA Benedict Cumberbatch Appointed President Of LAMDA
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) announces that Benedict Cumberbatch CBE has been appointed as the Academy's new President. He will take up the position immediately, succeeding Timothy West CBE who steps down after 31 years in the role. (more...)
Pete Travis Will Hold Directing Actors For Film Workshop Pete Travis Will Hold Directing Actors For Film Workshop
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Pete Travis will hold a workshops on directing actors for film. This will be an absolutely unique opportunity to develop your Directing Actors with one of today's most versatile directors. You will have an educational experience of excellence in a small and intimate group of only 25 participants maximum, with no less than BAFTA winner Pete Travis, who directed films such as 'Omagh', 'Endgame', 'Dredd' and 'Vantage Point'. (more...)
Bill Milner To Star With Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock in London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE Bill Milner To Star With Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock in London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Bill Milner (Dunkirk, X-Men: First Class, Son of Rambow) is to star with the previously announced, Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock, in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude. (more...)
Alice Barlow and Michelle Gayle to Join SON OF A PREACHER MAN UK Tour in 2018 Alice Barlow and Michelle Gayle to Join SON OF A PREACHER MAN UK Tour in 2018
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in UK / West End

Alice Barlow and Michelle Gayle will star in the heart-warming new musical Son of a Preacher Man. Alice will play the role of Kat from 16 January 2018 and Michelle will play the role of Alison from 6 March 2018. (more...)
Carli Norris and Maggie McCarthy to Star in TURN OF THE SCREW Carli Norris and Maggie McCarthy to Star in TURN OF THE SCREW
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

This spring sees the world premiere of a dynamic new adaptation of Turn of the Screw embark on a UK tour, starring Carli Norris (Pygmalion, Albery Theatre; EastEnders, BBC; Hollyoaks, Channel 4) and Maggie McCarthy (Children of the Sun, Cocktail Sticks and Mother Clap's Molly House, National Theatre; Doctors, BBC; Call the Midwife, BBC/Neal Street Productions; Attack the Block, Film 4; Calendar Girls, Touchstone Pictures). This thrilling production of Henry James' much-loved classic ghost story is faithful to the original and captures its much-celebrated ambiguity. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with OF MICE AND MEN Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

Set in the Great Depression of the 1930s, when millions were forced to travel in search of a job and their dreams, Of Mice and Men is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heart-breaking testament to the bonds of friendship. Considered a challenging and controversial play, it is produced by Selladoor (Avenue Q, The Crucible, Flashdance) in association with The Marlowe Theatre. (more...)
Unlimited and Big Feast Present THIS IS NOT A SAFE SPACE Unlimited and Big Feast Present THIS IS NOT A SAFE SPACE
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

Unlimited and Big Feast present This is Not a Safe Space. Based on interviews with over 80 people, poet and performer Jackie Hagan examines the impact of benefit cuts on disabled people and others on the margins of society (more...)
BWW Review: RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, Royal Court BWW Review: RITA, SUE AND BOB TOO, Royal Court
by Alistair Wilkinson on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

It hasn't been an easy journey for this piece to get to the Court. The theatre initially removed the show from its programming, because of its links with ousted Out of Joint director Max Stafford-Clark, who left the company in September 2017, amidst allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour. (more...)
Don't Throw Away Your Shot! HAMILTON Will Hold Open Auditions For Its West End Cast Don't Throw Away Your Shot! HAMILTON Will Hold Open Auditions For Its West End Cast
by Stephanie Wild on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

Hamilton has announced that it will be holding open auditions for its West End production. According to a post on the show's official Facebook page, they are seeking males and females in their 20s and 30s of all ethnic backgrounds. (more...)
Full Cast Announced for Michael Boyd's THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Bristol Old Vic Full Cast Announced for Michael Boyd's THE CHERRY ORCHARD at Bristol Old Vic
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

Full casting for Michael Boyd's much anticipated production of The Cherry Orchard is announced today as rehearsals begin for the Bristol Old Vic and Royal Exchange Theatre co-production. Rory Mullarkey's brand-new translation will be directed by Boyd, celebrated former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Having studied Russian and trained as a director in Moscow, extraordinarily, he will be directing Chekhov the literary love of his life for the first time. (more...)
Mental Health In Millenials Is Examined In BREATHE At Lion and Unicorn Theatre Mental Health In Millenials Is Examined In BREATHE At Lion and Unicorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

New play Breathe, after readings at the Young Vic and scratch night performances at the Bread and Roses, is staged in a full production at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre this February. The play tackles the thorny issue of mental health amongst millenials trying to make their way in life. (more...)
Mark Bruce Company's MACBETH Tour Kicks off This Month Mark Bruce Company's MACBETH Tour Kicks off This Month
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

The multi-award winning Mark Bruce Company will tour their haunting new dance/theatre re-imagining of Shakespeare's Macbeth in 2018. (more...)
Red Squash Theatre Presents STUFFED Red Squash Theatre Presents STUFFED
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

1 in 7 couples in the UK has difficultly conceiving a baby, and on average 75% of IVF cycles will fail. Stuffed, based on personal experience, is the story of a couple who go through the process, and how they come out the other side. (more...)
The World Premiere of PLASTIC by Kenneth Emson Comes to London and Colchester The World Premiere of PLASTIC by Kenneth Emson Comes to London and Colchester
by BWW News Desk on January 15, 2018 in UK / West End

This April, following an acclaimed debut at Latitude Festival, Poleroid Theatre in association with the Mercury Theatre Colchester present PLASTIC by Kenneth Emson. The show is directed by Josh Roche. (more...)