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BWW Interview: Josie Walker

The actress discusses acclaimed new British musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here Advertisements

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Big Fish, The Other Palace

Based on Daniel Wallace’s novel and Tim Burton’s 2003 film adaptation, this musical is quite the oddity. Screenwriter John August has tinkered with the book since its brief Broadway run in 2013, but it remains an unfathomable mixture of magical … Continue reading

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A Woman of No Importance, Vaudeville Theatre

Dominic Dromgoole’s new company Classic Spring kicks off its year-long celebration of Oscar Wilde with lesser-known 1893 work A Woman of No Importance. A starry cast, led by the incandescent Eve Best, makes a strong case for the play, though Dromgoole’s reclaiming of Wilde … Continue reading

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Apologia, Trafalgar Studios

Back in 2009, Alexi Kaye Campbell followed up his bold first play The Pride with Apologia, which takes the well-trodden path of a fraught family reunion where past grievances stalk the present. If more conventional, it’s still an enjoyable combination of big ideas, sharp … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Freema Agyeman

The actress talks Doctor Who, Sense8 and making her West End debut in Apologia. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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The Mother, Tricycle Theatre

Anne longs for 23-year-old son Nicholas to return home. One night, he appears. Or does he? Welcome back to the queasily elliptical world of Florian Zeller, where certainty fractures as familiar elements are repeated, dissected, made strange and menacing. Zeller … Continue reading

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Husbands & Sons, National Theatre

If the thought of three hours of DH Lawrence fills you with dread, fear not. Ben Powers’ inspired melding of Lawrence’s trio of mining plays births a spellbindingly intimate epic with atmosphere thick as the coal dust engulfing this cloistered … Continue reading

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Dear Lupin, Apollo Theatre

A sterling case is made for the lost art of letter-writing in Michael Simkins’ dramatisation of Roger Mortimer’s missives to his wayward son. Mortimer’s inimitable turn of phrase, preserved in epistolary form, is the highlight of a genial show notable … Continue reading

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The Seagull, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre

Hamlet instructs his players to hold “the mirror up to nature”, advice taken literally in this arresting 120-year anniversary staging of Chekhov’s homage to the Bard. Jon Bausor’s set is dominated by a vast angled mirror, offering an appropriately bird’s-eye … Continue reading

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Strange tale of odd couple is ambitious but elusive work

Robert Holman’s influence is evident in the work of a number of today’s leading playwrights, and his talent for uncovering the arresting in the ordinary is encapsulated by the memorably strange Jonah and Otto, which premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange … Continue reading

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