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Monday, February 18, 2019

Feature: On The Intersection Between Theatre and Technology by Cindy Marcolina

The fine print on ZU-UK's latest project, Binaural Dinner Date says 'Warning do not come if you are fundamentally opposed to falling in love'. That's how the acclaimed theatre company works …

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

BWW Review: BUTTERFLIES, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Flat 4 Theatre make their debut as a company with Butterflies, a quite jarring account of the relationship between Generation Z and technology.

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

BWW Review: TOBACCO ROAD, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

It's the Roaring Twenties in London. The Great War is over, having killed millions of people with it citizens are going back to their disheveled lives and organised crime thrives in a city t…

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BWW Review: AGNES COLANDER: AN ATTEMPT AT LIFE, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre open the celebrations for their 25th anniversary with a world premiere aged 120. Harley Granville Barker's Agnes Colander An Attempt At Life was found by the British Li…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

BWW Review: CALL ME FURY, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

After winning People's Choice Award in last year's edition of the VAULT Festival, Out Of The Forest Theatre are back with Call Me Fury to tell the stories of unjustly condemned women through…

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

BWW Review: BOTTLED, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

BBC Writers Room's Hayley Wareham and Flux Theatre present bottled, a jarring original play about domestic abuse.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

BWW Review: INFINITY, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Nessa Matthews compares the struggles of mental health to an astronaut floating in space. The metaphor she draws in her new solo play Infinity falls into place perfectly and engages the imag…

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BWW Review: THE GOOD LANDLORD, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

A wonderful flat in Central London. You can see Big Ben from one of the windows and you can walk to work. All this for a ridiculous price. 'Where's the catch'. Tom and Ed are flat-hunting an…

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

BWW Review: ASHES, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Shaun Amos explores the relationship with his deceased father in Ashes, a confused piece of dark comedy that doesn't reach the desired objective. First presented at The Arcola Theatre Scratc…

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BWW Review: GET RREEL, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

After years of world-wide success, girlband Get RREEL are breaking up. Ireland's pride and joy are hosting one last intimate concert to explain to their most loyal fans why they've taken thi…

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Friday, February 8, 2019

BWW Review: SEXY LAMP, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Following her award-winning Bicycles and Fish, Katie Arnstein is back at VAULT Festival with Sexy Lamp, an honest and straightforward account of her beginnings as an actress and a cutting an…

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

BWW Review: GREYSCALE, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Anonymous Is A Woman strikes again with a disquieting site-specific show about consent and its withdrawal. Inspired by the Aziz Ansari scandal where a woman referred to as 'Grace' accused th…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

BWW Review: SUPERHOE, Royal Court Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Superhoe marks Nicole Lecky's debut at the Royal Court Theatre in the venue's first collaboration with Talawa Theatre Company. Written and performed by the actress, the monologue sees 24-yea…

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Friday, February 1, 2019

BWW Review: VIOLET, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Bertie is living a hectic life in London. When everything starts to go wrong, she moves to the seaside for the Summer to clear her head and figure out what her next step should be. When she …

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BWW Review: RINGMASTER, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Part of VAULT Festival and performed at the Network Theatre, Ringmaster is introduced as being vaguely based on La Ronde. Schintzler's subversive 1900 play, banned and censored by his contem…

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

BWW Review: VELVET, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Tom dreams of being a famous actor. But it's hard to break into the industry and a day-job waiting tables takes its toll. Then, while cast in a fringe play he's met with a huge opportunity t…

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BWW Review: A SUPER HAPPY STORY (ABOUT FEELING SUPER SAD), VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Sally Madeleine MacMahon is celebrating her 16th birthday seeing her favourite band playing live. Everything seems to be going well in her life and she looks happy as she can be, especially …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

BWW Review: COUNTING SHEEP, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Mark and Marichka Marczyk fought in the Kiev Uprising in 2014. They witnessed life and death, injustice and dictatorship first hand before they decided to tell their story.

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Monday, January 28, 2019

BWW Review: OPEN, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Christopher Adams and Timothy Allsop draw on their real-life experience to paint a vivid picture of an open couple. They tell their tale aided by the audience, who are called on multiple tim…

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

BWW Review: DANGEROUS LENSES, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

A man and his daughter move into Ann's block of flats, except that he says there's no little girl with him. The woman, addicted to watching people's lives through her window, grows an obsess…

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

BWW Review: KOMPROMAT, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Written by David Thame, Kompromat was inspired by the still-unsolved murder of a GCHQ agent and sees young Zac Max Rinehart coming to terms with his action. Arriving to London from a sex-tra…

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BWW Review: BLUE DEPARTED, VAULT Festival by Cindy Marcolina

Anima Theatre Company present Blue Departed, a show marketed as a re-imagination of Dante's Inferno. On paper, it sounds interesting but on stage it becomes a vague exploration of love and d…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

BWW Review: DEAR ELIZABETH, Gate Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, two of America's most brilliant poets, wrote over 800 pages of letters to each other. They were best friends, platonic soulmates who rarely met but exchan…

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Saturday, January 19, 2019

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Following Macbeth in 2016 and The Tempest in 2017, Southwark Playhouse presents Twelfth Night as part of their Shakespeare For Schools programme. The aim of their annual project is to bring …

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Saturday, January 12, 2019

BWW Review: ORIGINAL DEATH RABBIT, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Jermyn Street Theatre opens 2019 with a bang dressing the mental health discourse in a pink fluffy bunny suit. Original Death Rabbit is Rose Heiney's new play which details the downfall and …

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Friday, January 11, 2019

BWW Review: ASPECTS OF LOVE, Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Written between The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love belongs to the pool of Andrew Lloyd Webber's neglected musical. Back in 1989 it launched the career of none oth…

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

BWW Review: PARADISE, Hampstead Theatre by Cindy Marcolina

Dusty Hughes' new play sees Hampstead Theatre putting together veterans of the venue. From Alice Hamilton at the direction previously at the helm of Every Day I Make Greatness Happen earlier…

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Monday, December 31, 2018

BWW Interview: Katy Lipson Talks ASPECTS OF LOVE at Southwark Playhouse by Cindy Marcolina

Theatre producer Katy Lipson - who was recently appointed as co-artistic director of the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester and who has recently taken on the road shows such as The Addams Famil…

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Friday, December 28, 2018

BWW Interview: Adam Spreadbury-Maher Talks COMING CLEAN at Trafalgar Studios by Cindy Marcolina

Adam Spreadbury-Maher - artistic director of the King's Head Theatre and director of theatre and opera - is transferring his critically acclaimed production of Kevin Elyot's Coming Clean to …

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Saturday, December 22, 2018

BWW Review: HOME ALONE IN CONCERT, Royal Albert Hall by Cindy Marcolina

The Royal Albert Hall rang in the festive season with a screening of one of the most-beloved Christmas classics from the 90s. The venue, appropriately decked in fairy lights and Christmas tr…

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Friday, December 21, 2018

BWW Interview: Natalie Ibu Talks GOOD DOG by Cindy Marcolina

Natalie Ibu, artistic director of Tiata Fahodzi, is taking Arinze Kene's good dog back on the road after a stellar success in 2017. Here, she discusses her journey into theatre, directing th…

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