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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

BWW Review: SAGA, Etcetera Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Based on August Strindberg's A Dream Play 1901, SAGA is an effective blend of text and physical comedy, investigating what happens when an outsider visits a place that has problems. Presente…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

BWW Review: ANGRY ALAN, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Penelope Skinner's monologue arrives at Soho Theatre, after a successful stint in Edinburgh. It's a piece that packs the subtlest of punches, as it gently reveals what's currently going on i…

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

BWW Review: INSIDE BITCH, Royal Court by Charlie Wilks

Four women, along with the assistance of their stage manager Chrystal, attempt to create a proposal for a new female-led prison drama - one that this time actually details the truth of the j…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

BWW Review: THE TRICK, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

The Bush has had non-stop success after success with their recent programming, however this show misses the mark by a lot. Roy Alexander Weise, whose career has also gone from strength to st…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BWW Review: AND THE REST OF ME FLOATS, Bush Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Seven performers individually enter the space and stare. They stare at us for a long while. One of them speaks then another and so on. They continue this pattern, mixing it up with movement …

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

BWW Review: SOFT ANIMALS, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Following on from a traumatic incident that occurred months ago, two individuals become the best of friends, despite the unlikeliest of circumstances. Rocked by tragedy, soft animals is an i…

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

BWW Review: APPROACHING EMPTY, Kiln Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Greed can do terrible things to a person. The desire to constantly make money will inevitably lead to ethics being lost, friendships being tainted and mistakes being made. The themes of pain…

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

BWW Review: BOTTOM, Soho Theatre by Charlie Wilks

Willy Hudson walks onto the stage in nothing but a towel, asking a member of the audience to help him put his underwear on. The action is repeated for a t-shirt and some shorts. He continual…

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

BWW Review: SWEAT, Donmar Warehouse by Charlie Wilks

A society is in ruins, and in this tale of depression, dependency and deluge, the human experience is voyeuristically examined, to reveal what happens when you leave folks behind. Focusing i…

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

BWW Review: JONNY WOO'S ALL STAR BREXIT CABARET, London Coliseum by Charlie Wilks

Throughout this 75-minute cabaret spectacular, stars of the London queer scene come together to provide a variety show like no other. Featuring an eclectic mix of song, music and comedy, it'…

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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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