Author Archives: mkmswain

BWW Interview: Ashley Gilmour

The actor talks the new UK tour of Miss Saigon. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Gloria, Hampstead Theatre

American playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins asserts that the nightmarish workplace depicted in Gloria bears little resemblance to his time at the New Yorker, but that tension between truth and imagination adds a nicely meta layer to this spiky portrait of the … Continue reading

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Colour, architecture and thrillers

On my June MoveTo Town and Country Arts page: Pick of the month: True colours See the world in a new way, thanks to Hella Jongerius’s Design Museum exhibition Don’t miss: Architecture central Highlights of this year’s London Festival of Architecture Commuter corner Amanda … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Sisters Grimm

Composer Ella Spira and choreographer Pietra Mello-Pittman on new dance musical Voices of the Amazon. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Jon Brittain

The playwright on the West End return of Rotterdam. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Sara Poyzer

The West End’s new Donna talks Mamma Mia! Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Hamlet, Harold Pinter Theatre

Following a sold-out Almeida run, Robert Icke’s thoughtfully contemporary take on Shakespeare hits the West End, with its original cast mainly intact (Derbhle Crotty succeeds Juliet Stevenson as Gertrude on 4 July). The big draw, of course, is the superb … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Andrew Polec and Christina Bennington

The stars of Jim Steinman’s musical Bat Out of Hell on landing the leads and working with Meat Loaf. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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BWW Interview: Killian Donnelly

The actor discusses playing Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Anatomy of a Suicide, Royal Court

“My mother says you’re tragedy personified,” reports a precocious child to Carol, who recently attempted suicide. It’s typical of Alice Birch’s harrowing new play, which wrings blistering humour as well as despair from its accomplished portrait of women in pain … Continue reading

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