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Saturday, December 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE CANE, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

Caning may be something from long in the past, but in Mark Ravenhill's new drama it's all anybody ever seems to talk about. Following the narrative of a teacher under siege from the kids he …

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

BWW Review: NINE NIGHT, Trafalgar Studios by Charlie Wilks

Natasha Gordon's glorious writing debut, under Roy Alexander Weise's direction, transfers to the West End, managing to retain all of the magic it held whilst on the Dorfman stage. Following …

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Friday, December 7, 2018

BWW Review: DRIP, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

This is a really sweet show. It's one that enchants its audience, inviting them into a story of vulnerability, queer identity and synchronised swimming.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

BWW Review: HOLE, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

Ellie Kendrick's writing debut is a one-hour attack on the senses. Visceral and to the point, the Royal Court Upstairs stage is alive with the anarchic cry for unity and retribution. The pla…

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

BWW Review: THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, Southwark Playhouse by Charlie Wilks

Snow isn't yet falling all around us. And I haven't seen the Coca Cola truck stopping by. But John Lewis has released their advert, so I suppose it's beginning to look a little like Christma…

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BWW Review: LUCY PEARMAN: FRUIT LOOP, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Lucy Pearman is a comedienne that's unfamiliar to me, but after watching their stellar show Fruit Loop the other evening, they are now cemented in my brain as someone very special. The reaso…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

BWW Review: MACBETH, Garrick Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Something wicked has arrived in the West End. It comes in the form of the National Youth Theatre REP Company's production of Macbeth, which has been abridged beautifully by Moira Buffini. Sh…

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Monday, November 19, 2018

BWW Review: CUCKOO, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Iona wants to be happy. After years of ridicule and childhood trauma she desperately seeks refuge in a more vibrant place than where she's at right now. She wants out. Her destination of cho…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

BWW Review: SUPER DUPER CLOSE UP, Yard Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Made in China present their solo show about anxiety. In it Jessica Latowicki performs a monologue that quickly descends into chaos. The text, which has been dramaturged by Tim Cowbury, is a …

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

BWW Review: MIRABEL, Ovalhouse Theatre by Charlie Wilks

It's the end of the world, or alternatively, the start of a brand new one, and Mirabel seems to be the only person left. Confident and prepared, she sets off across the lonely desert to sear…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

BWW Review: LANDS, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Bush Associate Artist company Antler arrive with their Edinburgh hit Lands, a high-spirited, tender investigation into a relationship that's on its way to its end.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Review: ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

This is a really brilliant production, full of life, energy, exuberance, and joy. Luke Barnes' script breaks your heart in the subtlest of ways. His writing poetically tells the story of aba…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BWW Review: PICKLE JAR, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

How do you keep everything together, when everything around you is falling apart Life's complicated - that's for sure - and for our central character in this story, balancing teaching, roman…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

BWW Review: VICTORIA'S KNICKERS, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

The second offering in this year's National Youth Theatre REP Season is just as brilliant as the earlier reviewed Consensual. In Victoria's Knickers, Josh Azouz and Ned Bennett - who previou…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

BWW Review: ear for eye, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

A 16-strong ensemble storms the Royal Court stage in debbie tucker green's latest play, which shows snapshots of black British and African American experiences in our contemporary day. Direc…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BWW Review: THE WOLVES, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Charlie Wilks

This is a play about the highs and lows of teen development, exploring what it means to be a girl today. And despite being set in America, the themes are universal to all. As one of the char…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

BWW Review: CONSENSUAL, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Opening this year's National Youth Theatre REP Season is the return of Evan Placey's Consensual, originally written for the company back in 2015 when it premiered at the Ambassadors Theatre.…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

BWW Review: MEDUSA, Sadler's Wells Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Celebrating 20 years of performance excellence, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist Jasmin Vardimon's incredibly talented company present another unforgettable, highly entertaining masterpiece.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S UN-ROYAL VARIETY, Hackney Empire by Charlie Wilks

Back for its third year, Jonny Woo brings his eclectically exuberant production to the Hackney Empire, promising it to be the most spectacular yet. And it is certainly fabulous. Woo has cura…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

BWW Review: THE INHERITANCE, Noel Coward Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Set a generation after the AIDS crisis, Matthew Lopez's two part world premiere checks in with gay men living today. What does love mean in contemporary New York How do we find our sense of …

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

BWW Review: DRIP FEED, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

It's Cork, 1998. Brenda sits contemplating a messy night out, which quickly escalates into a reflection on her entire adult experience. Nursing a disgusting hangover, she investigates the ac…

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

BWW Review: POET IN DA CORNER, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

Many years ago a young girl was given an album that would go on to change her life. It would form the foundations of the woman she'd grow up to be. It'd take her from being a dyslexic strugg…

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

BWW Review: EYAM, Shakespeare's Globe by Charlie Wilks

Eyam, a place located in Derbyshire that has a law to its own. Isolated from the rest of the country, it has become a microcosm of anarchy, upheaval and deprivation. The villagers play by th…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

BWW Review: MISTY, Trafalgar Studios by Charlie Wilks

Are you a virus or a blood cell What does that even mean In his opening moments, Arinze Kene tells us the difference blood cells are the good members of society - the viruses are not. A viru…

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

BWW Review: BLAK WHYTE GRAY, Barbican by Charlie Wilks

There's something simply magical happening on the Barbican's main stage at the moment. Upon entering the auditorium I didn't know what to expect, however I had been told beforehand that Boy …

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Friday, September 14, 2018

BWW Review: THE VILLAGE, Theatre Royal Stratford East by Charlie Wilks

April de Angelis has transposed Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna into contemporary day India, setting it in an environment of political turmoil. The Inspector uses his state-given power to abuse…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

BWW Review: AN ADVENTURE, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Documenting his grandparent's experiences of moving overseas, Vinay Patel has written a three-hour epic, which puts ethical choice and identity at the forefront of the narrative. Spanning 60…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

BWW Review: DISTANCE, Park Theatre by Charlie Wilks

With suicide being the most prolific killer amongst men under 40, Alex McSweeney and Simon Pittman have teamed up to uncover the reasons why. Following on from their successful run of Out of…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

BWW Review: MISSING, Battersea Arts Centre by Charlie Wilks

After seeing Missing, and experiencing an evening at BAC, all's that left to say is that this venue has truly risen from the ashes, and its future is definitely bright.

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

BWW Review: GANGSTA GRANNY: LIVE ON STAGE, Harold Pinter Theatre by Charlie Wilks

When reflecting on your fondest childhood memories, you'd probably decide upon visiting your grandparents as one of your highlights. Whilst there you could watch your favourite TV show, eat …

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Friday, August 3, 2018

BWW Review: CLUB SWIZZLE, Roundhouse by Charlie Wilks

Step inside the Roundhouse's main space right now and you'll be treated to an overwhelming onslaught of glitter, glamour and all things gorgeous. Welcome to Club Swizzle, a place where the w…

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