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The Night of the Iguana, Noel Coward Theatre

In Tahiti in 1940, a penniless Tennessee Williams lay in a hammock beside another writer also despairing of ever finding success, both binge-drinking rum-cocos and welcoming the dramatic storms that temporarily eclipsed their melancholy. To make matters worse, a party of … Continue reading

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The Bridges of Madison County leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to riotous comedy. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Starry Messenger leads May’s Top 10 new London shows

From timely plays to the beginning of open-air theatre season. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Hadestown leads November’s Top 10 new London shows

From new musicals to Shakespeare, Pinter and Magic Mike. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Summer and Smoke, Almeida Theatre

That this 1948 Tennessee Williams play is rarely performed seems nothing short of a travesty, thanks to the awe-inspiring case made for it by Rebecca Frecknall’s exquisite Almeida production. Aided by the skyrocketing Patsy Ferran, it also makes a case for director Frecknall as … Continue reading

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Macbeth leads March’s Top 10 new London shows

From Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams to a new epic and a lush romance. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof leads July’s Top 10 new London shows

From Tennessee Williams and Bob Dylan to royal politics and Adrian Mole. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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The Glass Menagerie, Duke of York’s Theatre

“I give you truth in the pleasant disguise of illusion,” declares Tom Wingfield, the narrator of Tennessee Williams’s exquisite memory play. Director John Tiffany has proved gloriously adept at handling both sides of the equation in the magical trick-filled yet … Continue reading

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BWW Interview: Brian J Smith

The actor discusses his role in John Tiffany’s revival of The Glass Menagerie. Read my full BroadwayWorld interview here

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Ten great plays set in summer

To coincide with the opening of Three Days in The Country, Patrick Marber’s new adaption of Turgenev, I’ve rounded up 10 other great plays set in the summer, from bucolic romance and adolescent yearning to fiery conflict and family combustion. Read my … Continue reading

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