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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with London Fringe Premiere of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in UK / West End

The eagerly awaited London Fringe Premiere of 9 to 5 The Musical opens on Wednesday 29th August 2017 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate village and runs until Sunday 1st October 2017. This hilarious musical comedy is based on the hit film of the same name and has music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick based on the screenplay by Patricia Resnick and Colin Higgins. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: DARIUS DAVIES: ROAD TO WRESTLEMANIA, Laughing Horse @ The Free Sisters
by Amy Hanson on August 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Stemming from a childhood wish to emulate Hulk Hogan, comedian Darius Davies takes us on a journey into pursuing his dream of becoming a professional wrestler, and how it all went wrong. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: PIXEL DUST, Assembly Roxy EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: PIXEL DUST, Assembly Roxy
by Amy Hanson on August 20, 2017 in UK / West End

A monologue on the themes of technology and identity, Pixel Dust features teenager Daniella, always online in some fashion, vlogging her hopes and dreams into cyberspace.  An outcast at her new school, she escapes into the internet, taking on different identities even as she seeks to discover her own.  She feels liberated and empowered online, but the dark side of the internet is always there, saving her humiliation in the cloud, sowing doubt about her friendships and amplifying her need for validation. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in UK / West End

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL Photo Flash: Exclusive Look at Jason Robert Brown's 13 THE MUSICAL
by Roy Tan on August 19, 2017 in UK / West End

An original musical with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Jason Robert Brown, (Parade, The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County) and book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, it premiered on Broadway in 2008 and is the only Broadway musical ever with a cast and band entirely made of teenagers. (more...)
BWW Review: AGAINST, Almeida Theatre BWW Review: AGAINST, Almeida Theatre
by Marianka Swain on August 19, 2017 in UK / West End

The incident tent, the police tape: a sickeningly familiar sight, made fresh yet again by the tragic events of this week. But that very familiarity, and the tendency of one event to be swiftly superseded by another in the public consciousness, is a major issue tackled by Christopher Shinn's ambitious new epic. What is at the root of violence, and if we never stop to address that, how can humanity ever hope for a better future? (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Roundabout @ Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

All We Ever Wanted Was Everything is a rocking rollercoaster ride through the last thirty years in Britain, from the Thatcherite late 80s, through Cool Britannia, to Brexit Britain.  Focusing on two working-class kids from Hull, Leah and Chris, it portrays their unfulfilled dreams and increasing neuroses, even as an asteroid screams towards the planet.  It's not quite a play, not quite a musical and not quite a rock concert, taking elements from each to create what production company Middle Child describe as 'gig theatre'. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Northern Stage at Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: MORALE IS HIGH (SINCE WE GAVE UP HOPE), Northern Stage at Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Things really are rotten right now, aren't they?   We've got resurgent racism, the Welfare State's continual erosion, a terrible economy and climate change.   But will any of this get better in the next few years?  Luckily, Ross McCaffrey has travelled to the future, and as part of this show he explains to friend Jake Walton and the audience what we can expect to change between now and then. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE NORTH! THE NORTH!, Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE NORTH! THE NORTH!, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

In the 1980s, the era of Thatcher, managed decline and "the enemy within", a crack formed between the northern and southern parts of England, splitting them apart physically as well as socially.  This is the backdrop to The North! The North!, written and performed by Christopher Harrisson, a twisted dark fantasy of a young man's homecoming to the far side of that crack to avenge his mother's death. (more...)
GAME OF THRONES' Charles Dance to Join CSO on European Tour GAME OF THRONES' Charles Dance to Join CSO on European Tour
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Charles Dance, OBE, will join Louis Langree and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra on their 2017 European tour. The 'Game of Thrones' actor will lend his talents to narrating Copland's extraordinary orchestral work 'Lincoln Portrait'. (more...)
BWW Review: BOURGEOIS & MAURICE: STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE, Soho Theatre BWW Review: BOURGEOIS & MAURICE: STYLE OVER SUBSTANCE, Soho Theatre
by Alistair Wilkinson on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

As one of the leading acts in the queer performance circuit Bourgeois and Maurice have been entertaining audiences for a decade. Since the opening of their first full-length show Social Work back in 2009 they have enjoyed success across the entire country. The duo celebrates 10 years of "dicking around" in their new show Style Over Substance - A 10 Year Retro-Speculative, a 75-minute celebration consisting of lots of glitter and clever musical numbers. (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: FOREIGN RADICAL, CanadaHub @ King's Hall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: FOREIGN RADICAL, CanadaHub @ King's Hall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Foreign Radical is a piece of interactive theatre focusing on surveillance and suspicion in an age of prominent terrorist threat.  At its heart, it is about our complicity in a system that condemns people without evidence, presented in the style of a twisted gameshow.  (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: NOTHING, Summerhall EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: NOTHING, Summerhall
by Amy Hanson on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Adapted by Pelle Koppel from the controversial young adult novel by Janne Teller, Nothing tells the story of a class of young people searching for the meaning of life.  On the first day of school, classmate Pierre-Anthon announces that life has no meaning and nothing at all matters.  To persuade him otherwise, his peers give up personal treasures to a heap of meaning in an abandoned sawmill.  As each child nominates what the next must sacrifice to disprove Pierre-Anthon's nihilistic taunts, the play takes a disturbing turn. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at SALAD DAYS at the Union Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at SALAD DAYS at the Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

63 years after its first London production, Salad Days returns in an exciting revamp of the much-loved classical musical.Reimagined for the Union Theatre, Bryan Hodgson's new production is the highlight of this year's off West-End season running at the Union Theatre, London, until 9 September 2017. (more...)
Maureen Nolan to Join Cast of PETER PAN at Blackpool Opera House Maureen Nolan to Join Cast of PETER PAN at Blackpool Opera House
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Blackpool's own Maureen Nolan will join Jennifer Ellison, Jake Quickenden* and Scott Gallagher as Mrs Darling in the stellar line up for Blackpool Opera House's magical family Christmas adventure, Peter Pan (16 Dec - 07 Jan). (more...)
Exclusive Photo Coverage: First Look at TOP HAT at Kilworth Theatre Exclusive Photo Coverage: First Look at TOP HAT at Kilworth Theatre
by Roy Tan on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Winner of no less than 3 Laurence Olivier awards including Best New Musical, 'Top Hat' brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. (more...)
Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards Nominees Announced for the 2017 West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Theatre Blogger West End Wilma has just announced that the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd) will take place on Friday 3 November, 2pm at London's Delfont Room (Prince of Wales Theatre).  (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Almeida Theatre's AGAINST, Featuring Ben Whishaw Photo Flash: First Look at Almeida Theatre's AGAINST, Featuring Ben Whishaw
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Luke is an aerospace billionaire who can talk to anyone. But God is talking to him. He sets out to change the world. Only violence stands in his way. (more...)
BWW Review: SALAD DAYS, Union Theatre BWW Review: SALAD DAYS, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Salad Days is easy to dismiss is the lightest of light entertainment, but has plenty of political punch under its joyous exterior. (more...)
BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018 BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes to Wolverhampton in 2018
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison announced today that the Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning West End and Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will go on sale next week ahead of performances at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 June 2018. (more...)
Emma Dennis-Edwards, Wil Coban, and More to Star in New British Play GATE Emma Dennis-Edwards, Wil Coban, and More to Star in New British Play GATE
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in UK / West End

Emma Dennis-Edwards (Eve), Wil Coban (Mark), Eleanor Henderson (Rebecca), Joe McArdle (Luke) and Katie Sherrard (Esther) will star in the premiere of Artemis Fitzalan Howard's play GATE at the Cockpit Theatre in London.  (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 on August 17, 2017 in UK / West End

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...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in UK / West End

This bit's called the blurb whatever the f*ck that means. Anyway, I'm an idiot and I like being stupid so if that sounds like your kind of thing then get down to Stand 3 and laugh at me without feeling bad about it... or don't... it's up to you really... (more...)
EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FUNZ AND GAMEZ, Just The Tonic EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: FUNZ AND GAMEZ, Just The Tonic
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in UK / West End

They're back! Why? Money. After a failed BBC pilot and numerous non-appearances on TV and radio, Phil's resurrected the Edinburgh award-winning (Panel Prize still counts) cult hit Funz and Gamez in a last ditched attempt to get on TV. Join Bonzo, Jim the Elf, and Uncle Mick in a brand-new format that Phil's created, called a comedy panel show. (more...)
Angus Graham-Campbell Presents REBEL ANGEL at Old Operating Theatre Angus Graham-Campbell Presents REBEL ANGEL at Old Operating Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in UK / West End

'REBEL ANGEL' documents the short, extraordinary life of the celebrated English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1820) whose personal journey of self-discovery stunned his colleagues, his friends and his family when, at the age of 21, he gave up a promising career in medicine to become a full time poet.  (more...)