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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BWW Review: THRIL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The crimes perpetrated by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in 1920s-Chicago have gone on to become interwoven in popular culture and have generated a multitude of films, plays, and fiction. T…

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Saturday, April 6, 2019

BWW Review: INTRA MUROS, Park Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Richard, a theatre director who's seen better days, is asked to teach a drama class in a maximum security prison in Norwich. Only two inmates are attending the course, which kick-starts an e…

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Friday, April 5, 2019

BWW Review: OPERATION BLACK ANTLER, Southbank Centre by Cindy Marcolina

Operation Black Antler marked Blast Theory and Hydrocracker's sell-out venture at the Brighton Festival last year. Now they bring it to London as, one assumes, a bigger and more complex prod…

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

BWW Review: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Back in 2006 a small road-trip film about a dysfunctional family, the Hoovers - who set off on a trek to a children's beauty pageant was released to audiences in the US.

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Sunday, March 31, 2019

BWW Review: MAGGIE MAY, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Liverpool, 1960s. Maggie May Duffy is a prostitute who's in love with her childhood sweetheart Patrick Casey, a sailor and son of a union leader who's been at sea for some time. She tries to…

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

BWW Review: THE PHLEBOTOMIST, Hampstead Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

When Bea meets Aaron, she thinks she's found the one. He's handsome, smart, has a good job and, most importantly, his genetic profile is spotless. While she's slowly but surely getting to th…

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Friday, March 29, 2019

BWW Review: GRIEF IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS, Barbican by Cindy Marcolina

Enda Walsh and Cillian Murphy team up again after a streak of collaborations started with Disco Pigs that saw them working together on award-winning and career-defining productions throughou…

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

BWW Review: MARY'S BABIES, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Mary Barton founded one of the first fertility clinics. She pioneered artificial insemination and worked within the confined of tabooed subjects, coming in aid of those married couples who w…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

BWW Review: THE RUBENSTEIN KISS, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

In June 1953 after a brutal trial lasted over two years, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were executed for allegedly providing the Soviet Union with nuclear weapon designs, espionage, and conspir…

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

BWW Review: ANNA X, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Anna Rosie Sheehy is a Russian art lover who dreams of being the curator of her own gallery. Ariel Joshua James is the CEO of an exclusive dating app. But are they really who they pretend to…

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BWW Review: LUCY LIGHT, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Lucy and Jess have just finished their GCSEs. They feel like their lives are about to start between a swig of Chardonnay in Jess' bedroom and the promise of having the best time ever at a pa…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

BWW Review: LET'S SUMMON DEMONS, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

In a derelict house built on the path walked by the dead in the middle of nowhere in Wales, a coven of witches comes together. Written by Katy Schutte, Let's Summon Demons is a semi-particip…

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BWW Review: 10, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Playwright Lizzie Milton unearths ten stories previously buried deep inside white history and delivers them with forward storytelling and a no-holds-barred attitude.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BWW Review: BETRAYAL, Harold Pinter Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

When Betrayal first premiered in 1978 it was received rather coldly by critics and audiences alike, who were perhaps expecting Pinter to deal with more significant themes instead of focusing…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

BWW Review: THE TWILIGHT ZONE, Ambassadors Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Before Black Mirror, there was The Twilight Zone. First aired in 1959, the series was presented by Rod Serling who, at the time, had risen to prominence as a writer of television dramas as w…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

BWW Review: THROWN, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Thrown sees a child psychologist attempt to record her own childhood experiences and traumas in order to try to make sense of her past and who she has become. Written by Jodi Gray, the piece…

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BWW Review: FEED, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Presented by physical theatre company Theatre Temoin, Feed takes a look at a world of algorithms, click-bait, targeted ads, and fake news.

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Friday, March 8, 2019

BWW Review: PUFFERFISH, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Pufferfish marks Nick Bruckman's debut as a playwright. Based on the real-life deeds of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, the play explores the strong link between violence and sexuality that pu…

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BWW Review: THE CHURCH OF THE STURDY VIRGIN, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

A closed casket arrives at the Leake Street Graffiti Tunnel. A couple of merry gravediggers beckon the crowd while they wait for the funeral director, who will lead the congregation to the C…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

BWW Review: MEDEA, Barbican by Cindy Marcolina

Euripides most famous and ruthless female character comes to life again at the hand of director Simon Stone and International Theatre Amsterdam after an award-winning run in the Dutch capita…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

BWW Review: MY BROTHER'S KEEPER?, The Playground Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

In a shabby NHS ward, Mr Stone Andy de la Tour is turning food downand slowly dying after a stroke. After a major fall-out years before, his sons come togetherto attempt toconvince their fat…

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Monday, March 4, 2019

BWW Review: MISS FORTUNATE, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Molly loses her mum when she's 21. Actually, she knows where her mother is, she is inside a box at the crematorium. With razor-sharp humour and the cheek to go with it, Miss Fortunate is a p…

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Saturday, March 2, 2019

BWW Review: WOMAN! PILOT! PIRATE?, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Emmy finds her life to be absurdly limiting. When she gets sacked by her boss, she takes the chance to set on a mission to find her hero Amelia Earhart. The pilot has been missing for 81 yea…

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BWW Review: UNMYTHABLE, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

After a European tour, Out of Chaos bring their celebrated Unmythable to The Vaults. Devised by the company on the lines of something Reduced Shakespeare Company might do and directed by Mik…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

BWW Review: LADYKILLER, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

A nightmarish scream anticipates the lights. A maid is standing over a bloodied corpse, fresh blood is soaking her arms up to her elbow and staining her crisp white apron.

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BWW Review: NARCISSIST IN THE MIRROR, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

A dressing room of a West End theatre. Narcissus is putting makeup on as she starts to talk to a therapist of sorts who's sitting, in her mind, in a corner.

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

BWW Review: WOOD, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

When John Rolando fails to be able to get an instant erection on the set of a porn film, his life starts to fall apart and kicks off a curious experiment of meta-theatre.

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BWW Review: WORK BITCH, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Waitress is 32 years old and is still serving tables. She didn't plan out to stay in the service for this long, nor she enjoys the humiliation and stress it comes from it. Yet, she does it d…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BWW Review: THE SON, Kiln Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Teenager Nicolas Laurie Kynaston is going through a difficult phase. He used to be the happiest of kids but everything changed after his parents' divorce Amanda Abbington and John Light two …

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BWW Review: THE LADY FROM THE SEA, The Print Room by Cindy Marcolina

The Print Room at The Coronet is hosting a slick and melancholic bilingual revival of Henrik Ibsen's The Lady From The Sea produced by the venue in their first collaboration with The Norwegi…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Feature: On The Intersection Between Theatre and Technology by Cindy Marcolina

The fine print on ZU-UK's latest project, Binaural Dinner Date says 'Warning do not come if you are fundamentally opposed to falling in love'. That's how the acclaimed theatre company works …

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