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Friday, April 19, 2019

BWW Review: TUMULUS, Soho Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The corpse of a young man is found dead on the Tumulus on Hampstead Heath. Then, another one. Both are immediately linked to the city's chemsex scene but Anthony thinks something else is goi…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

BWW Review: SITTING, Arcola Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Two women and a man are called into the same studio at different times to have their portrait taken by John, an aging artist.

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

BWW Review: THE CLINIC, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Southwark Playhouse Young Company premieres Papatango award-winning playwright James Rushbrooke's new play, The Clinic.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

BWW Review: TOAST, The Other Palace by Cindy Marcolina

The pretense begins as the audience walks into the auditorium. It's as the warm smell of perfect nearly-burnt toast hits their noses that the good-hearted and fluffy nature of Toast reveals …

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Friday, April 12, 2019

BWW Review: ROOMS, Barbican Centre by Cindy Marcolina

The Barbican Centre's Silk Street Theatre has been transformed to host Enda Walsh's third piece in his programme. The stage becomes a dark universe where five huge white cubes hold different…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

BWW Review: DON'T YOU DARE!, Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The Actors Centre and Voila Theatre are currently hosting A Piece of the Continent at the Tristan Bates Theatre, a small three-week festival to celebrate European talent. Artist coming from …

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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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