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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

BWW Review: AMOUR, Charing Cross Theatre by Gary Naylor

Amour is a delightful fable that bathes you in the warmth of Legrands music and Sams' lyrics, brilliantly realised by a hardworking cast under the sure direction of Hannah Chissick. Musical …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:35PM

BWW Interview: Ute Lemper Talks RENDEZVOUS WITH MARLENE at the Arcola Theatre by Gary Naylor

Ute Lemper talks to BroadwayWorld UK about her role in Rendezvous with Marlene, her 'personal homage to that great lady', at the Arcola Theatre

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:04AM
Friday, May 3, 2019

BWW Review: SHADOWLANDS, Chichester Festival Theatre by Gary Naylor

Shadowlands can feel a little outdated, but it wins you over with the warmth and wit of the characters and two wonderful performances from Hugh Bonneville and Liz White.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:36AM
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

BWW Review: HELL YES I'M TOUGH ENOUGH, Park Theatre by Gary Naylor

Ben Alderton takes swipes at every stripe in the political rainbow, but lacks the precision required to bring a plague on all their houses.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:12AM
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

BWW Review: EMPTY ROOM, Camden People's Theatre by Gary Naylor

Miriam Gould's portrait of herself and her parents is as personal as one would expect, but its also beautifully judged and accessible, weaving music in and out of its narrative to great effe…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:24AM
Friday, April 26, 2019

BWW Review: MARKET BOY, The Union Theatre by Gary Naylor

Market Boy takes us back to the days of George and Andrew with plenty of bad boys in Romford. And it tells us a fair bit about 2019 en route.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:10AM
Thursday, April 25, 2019

BWW Review: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Southwark Playhouse by Gary Naylor

Ain't Misbehavin' crashes through the gloom of Brexity Britain with bangin' tunes and bubbly bantz. Looks good, sounds good and makes you feel good.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:33AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

BWW Review: OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY, Southwark Playhouse by Gary Naylor

Other People's Money shows us that the misogyny and avarice scrawled on social media and polluting today's politics, can trace its roots back 30 years at least.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:34AM
Tuesday, April 23, 2019

BWW Review: SS MENDI: DANCING THE DEATH DRILL, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House by Gary Naylor

Isango Ensemble's SS Mendi Dancing the Death Drill is a sad lament for needlessly lost lives and a celebration of the cultures from which the men had sprung. And it's ever so emotional.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:09AM
Monday, April 22, 2019

BWW Review: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE!, Pleasance Theatre by Gary Naylor

Night of the Living Dead Live pays homage to its inspiration, the George A. Romero cult classic movie, while generating laughs and shocks aplenty

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:52AM
Sunday, April 21, 2019

BWW Interview: Mike Bodie and Mari McGinlay Talk NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD LIVE! at Pleasance London by Gary Naylor

Mike Bodie and Mari McGinlay talk about the comedyhorror play, Night of the Living Dead LIVE and their roles in this movie homage.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:33AM
Friday, April 19, 2019

BWW Review: ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, Cadogan Hall by Gary Naylor

There are many Beatles shows around the world, but few will be as successful as this one, the orchestral arrangements complementing the accomplished band up front.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:26AM
Thursday, April 18, 2019

BWW Review: A MAN OF GOOD HOPE, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House by Gary Naylor

Isango Ensemble bring their unique storytelling skills to show us the life of a Somali boy, alone and running away to a place that barely differs from the hell he leaves behind.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:22AM
Friday, April 12, 2019

BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Upstairs at The Gatehouse by Gary Naylor

The Marvelous Wonderettes is a jukebox musical that does exactly what it says on the tin - the four singers vocally splendid in front of a fine band.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:23AM

Back to School: The National Theatre's Creative Choices Programme by Gary Naylor

BWW's Chief London Reviewer spent a morning at the National Theatre with 12-14 year olds finding out about how studying STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects can hel…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:04AM

BWW Review: QUEEN OF THE MIST, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre by Gary Naylor

Queen of the Mist is a curious musical about the nearly forgotten woman who was first to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and who lived to tell her story - the problem was that few wanted t…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:26AM
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BWW Review: THE NOISES, The Old Red Lion Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Noises traps us in a room with Luna, as she tells us her story from puppy to dog bodyguard while the world disintegrates outside. Her journey is one faced by many neglected kids - a key …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:51AM
Tuesday, April 9, 2019

BWW Review: SCARY BIKERS, Trafalgar Studios by Gary Naylor

John Godber's Brexity flavoured two-hander examines loneliness in late middle-age with warmth, humour and no little insight - a gem.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:40AM
Saturday, April 6, 2019

BWW Review: BED PEACE: THE BATTLE OF YOHN & JOKO, Cockpit Theatre by Gary Naylor

Recreating the political tensions that swirled around John and Yoko's Bed-In protest of 50 years ago, this play with music strives for a radical approach to its material, but forgets some th…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:46AM
Thursday, March 28, 2019

BWW Review: BERENICE, Linbury Theatre, Royal Opera House by Gary Naylor

Berenice is something of a forgotten delight, its tortuous plotting more than offset by its splendid arias and delightful characters, with plenty of contemporary resonance on hand if you nee…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:17PM
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

BWW Review: THE WHITE CROW by Gary Naylor

The White Crow focuses on Rudolf Nureyev's life from birth until his sensational defection at the age of 23.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:36PM

BWW Review: WOLFIE, Theatre503 by Gary Naylor

Wolfie glows with the energy and hope of youth, even as it paints a grim picture of a world stacked against it by the alienating forces of a society retreating from its obligations to its ch…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:03AM
Sunday, March 24, 2019

BWW Interview: John Godber Talks SCARY BIKERS at Trafalgar Studios by Gary Naylor

John Godber talks about his life in theatre and about his Brexit flavoured play, Scary Bikers, running at Trafalgar Studios in April.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:32PM
Friday, March 22, 2019

BWW Review: I IS A STRANGE LOOP, Barbican Pit by Gary Naylor

I Is A Strange Loop pits X against Y as the world described mathematically butts up against the world described theatrically - and they discover that each needs the other to be whole.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 08:21AM
Thursday, March 21, 2019

BWW Review: OTHELLO, Union Theatre by Gary Naylor

Othello remains as relevant today as ever it were, Phil Willmott's adaptation setting it in the Raj of 1919, but it's as much in the White House and Palace of Westminster of 2019.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:26AM
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

BWW Review: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre by Gary Naylor

A bold and often beautifully staged production that makes women men and men women to throw light on the often brutal text. What emerges is plenty of new insight, but the nagging doubt persis…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:02AM
Friday, March 15, 2019

BWW Review: THE CROWN DUAL, King's Head Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Crown Dual piles laughs upon laughs in a madcap parody of the Netflix show that you don't even need to have seen in order to enjoy this hilarious two-hander.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:17AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

BWW Review: THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, The Vaults by Gary Naylor

The Faction's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's dazzling novel, The Talented Mr Ripley, goes back its roots to find a man as complicated, seductive and relevant as ever.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:06AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BWW Review: STRIKE UP THE BAND, Upstairs at the Gatehouse by Gary Naylor

The Gershwins' sublime music and lyrics rescue a show hamstrung by a confused and clumsy book and some very familiar characters.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 07:04PM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

BWW Interview: Philip Bretherton Talks TONY'S LAST TAPE at the Omnibus Theatre by Gary Naylor

Philip Bretherton talks about his role as Tony Benn in TONY'S LAST TAPE, revived at the Clapham Omnibus Theatre in April.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:11AM
Friday, March 8, 2019

BWW Review: THE PROJECT, White Bear Theatre by Gary Naylor

The Project is set in an in-between space in history, not freedom, but not yet the death camps, but its fails to explore the possibilities that environment suggests, lost in too many words a…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:43AM

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