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Friday, December 14, 2018

BWW Review: MURDER FOR TWO, The Other Palace by Cindy Marcolina

After starting out Off-Broadway in 2011 and collecting nominations from the Drama League, Outer Critics Circle, and Drama Desk Awards, Kellen Blair and Joe Kinosian's Murder for Two landed i…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

2018 Year in Review: Cindy Marcolina's Best of Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

As we're ready to draw the curtain on a busy 2018, it's time to look back on my eclectic year of theatre in a consciously unmethodical collection of highlights.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

BWW Review: AISHA, Old Red Lion Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Brand new arts organisation AILA debuts Aisha, written and directed by the founder, AJ. A harrowing story about child marriage, the play follows a 17-year-old's struggle as she endures the l…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

BWW Review: UNCLE VANYA, Hampstead Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Hampstead Theatre presents Uncle Vanya in a new translation by Terry Johnson, who also directs. Chekhov's well-known piece follows Sonia and her uncle Vanya as they receive a visit from her …

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

BWW Review: BURKE AND HARE, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

It's 1828 in Edinburgh and medical advances are running as fast as the number of cadavers are low. Spurred by their stack of debts and with a penchant for enterprise, William Burke Hayden Wo…

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Friday, November 30, 2018

BWW Review: HEAD-ROT HOLIDAY, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

It's December 1991 and in a 'special hospital' Ruth Emily Tucker, Claudia Evlyne Oyedokun, and Dee Amy McAllister are gearing up to celebrate the holidays by demonstrating how well-adjusted …

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

BWW Review: ANNA KARENINA, The Actors' Church by Cindy Marcolina

After a sold-out run at Oxford University, composer Maria Shepard took her musical based on Lev Tolstoy's Anna Karenina for a one-night engagement at The Actors' Church in London as part of …

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

BWW Review: THE GREATEST SNOWMAN, Pedley Street Station by Cindy Marcolina

After The Murder Express and Journey To The Underworld, Funicular invite their audience to Pedley Street Station to embark on a silly Christmas journey whilst savouring a sublime feast. When…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

BWW Review: SUMMER AND SMOKE, Duke Of York's Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Rebecca Frecknall's production of Summer and Smoke lands in the West End after a starry run at Almeida Theatre earlier this year. In its new incarnation, one of Tennessee Williams' undervalu…

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

BWW Interview: Mitchell Cushman Talks SWEENEY TODD and THE EX-BOYFRIEND YARD SALE by Cindy Marcolina

Mitchell Cushman is coming out of directing a secret production of Sweeney Todd in an abandoned building as part of the bigger international immersive project The Curious Voyage. He's also d…

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BWW Review: SWITZERLAND, Ambassadors Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Directed by Lucy Bailey, the play is set in a remote house in 90s Switzerland where the elderly and mean Patricia Highsmith - eccentric writer of many psychological thrillers and creator of …

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Monday, November 19, 2018

BWW Review: VOTES FOR WOMEN, National Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The National Theatre end their series of rehearsed readings with Elizabeth Robins' Votes for Women. Written in 1907, the play dramatises the birth of the suffragette movement and, presented …

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

BWW Review: BULL IN A CHINA SHOP, National Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

The National Theatre marks the 100th anniversary of women earning the right to vote in the UK with Courage Everywhere, a series of rehearsed readings and events celebrating the milestone. Th…

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

BWW Review: LOVE-LIES-BLEEDING, The Print Room by Cindy Marcolina

In a deserted part of the American south-west, Alex Joe McGann is being tended to by his loving fourth wife Lia Clara Indrani. Once a successful artist, he was rendered speechless and motion…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BWW Review: CHUTNEY, The Bunker by Cindy Marcolina

Gregg and Claire live sheltered, boring, suburban lives. She has a high-end job she hates he is a teacher. They follow the rules and are everything one could expect from an established coupl…

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

BWW Review: THE HOES, Hampstead Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Hampstead Theatre hosts Ifeyinwa Frederick's debut play directed by Lakesha Arie-Angelo, The Hoes is a joyous celebration of millennial womanhood and friendship that's unafraid to show the d…

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BWW Review: DROWNED OR SAVED?, Tristan Bates Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Years after surviving the Holocaust, Primo Levi Marco Gambino is a haunted man who segregates himself in his study to try to come to terms with the terrible events he witnessed. He writes st…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

BWW Review: GILDED BUTTERFLIES, The Hope Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Tormented Casserole's Gilded Butterflies comes back on stage after successful runs around the UK in their first Off-West end production at The Hope Theatre. The two-hander, devised by the co…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BWW Review: HEARD, Camden People's Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Amana and Hafizah share a love for life and too many dreams to count. One wants to go to university, the other wants to find someone she's lost. Both of them can't, however, go on with their…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

BWW Review: A PUPIL, Park Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

When seventeen-year-old Simona Flora Spencer-Longhurst shows up at Ye's Lucy Sheen North London flat with an attitude and a talent for the violin, the aging musician is forced to take a hard…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

BWW Review: BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Proud Haddock remembers the centenary of the Armistice at Jermyn Street Theatre with the dynamic and heartbreaking tale of Canadian war hero Billy Bishop. Written by John MacLachlan Gray wit…

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Friday, November 2, 2018

BWW Review: BURY THE DEAD, Finborough Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Finborough Theatre end their series dedicated to the Great War by bringing back Irwin Shaw's Bury The Dead. Directed by Rafaella Marcus and the first London production in 80 year, the piece …

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

BWW Review: NOT ABOUT HEROES, Winton's Music Hall by Cindy Marcolina

Director Tim Baker concludes his national tour of Stephen Macdonald's Not About Heroes at Wilton's Music Hall. The play, which details the strong friendship between Wilfred Owen and Siegfrie…

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BWW Interview: Geoffrey Williams Talks DROWNED OR SAVED? by Cindy Marcolina

Playwright Geoffrey Williams pens a new play about the aftermath of the Holocaustin Primo Levi's life. We sat down to discuss the author and what it means to carrythe weight of survival.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

BWW Review: THE CURIOUS VOYAGE, Secret London Locations All Over London by Cindy Marcolina

Londoners may have seen a resurgence in immersive theatrical experiences recently, but Talk Is Free Theatre brings the concept to a whole new level with The Curious Voyage. The intercontinen…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

BWW Review: I AND YOU, Hampstead Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Hampstead Theatre hosts the European premiere of Lauren Gunderson's award-winning I and You. The production, directed by artistic director Edward Hall sees the stage debut of Game of Thrones…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

BWW Review: THE DISTANCE YOU HAVE COME, The Cockpit by Cindy Marcolina

Scott Alan premieres his new musical The Distance You Have Come in the intimate The Cockpit. Presented as a cycle of songs and with little-to-no dialogue, it sees a group of six people deali…

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Friday, October 19, 2018

BWW Review: BEING A PLAYWRIGHT: A CAREER GUIDE FOR WRITERS, Chris Foxon & George Turvey by Cindy Marcolina

How do you become a playwright How do you behave as a playwright When are you officially a playwright Papatango's Chris Foxon and George Turvey answer all budding playwrights' answers and ta…

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BWW Review: A GUIDE FOR THE HOMESICK, Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Teddy Clifford Samuel meets Jeremy Douglas Booth at the bar of a shabby hotel in Amsterdam, he asks if he wants to join him in his room and he agrees. Upstairs, they get very close in an ent…

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

BWW Review: WISE CHILDREN, Old Vic by Cindy Marcolina

Emma Rice is back after her kerfuffle with Shakespeare's Globe, debuting her brand new company with an adaptation of Angela Carter's novel of the same name. After being shown out of the Bard…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Studio 88 launches a new series featuring some of the most well-known stars of London's West End. Coming straight off stages around London, the musical theatre performers jump under the neon…

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