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Made In China: Tonight I'm Gonna Be The New Me
Made In China: Tonight I'm Gonna Be The New Me

3 September 2015

When we were in Edinburgh this summer (yes, you will never hear the end of...

Tiernan Douieb: Comedy Club 4 Kids
Tiernan Douieb: Comedy Club 4 Kids

3 September 2015

It was only a few weeks ago that we were talking to Tiernan Douieb about...

Bea Roberts: And Then Come The Nightjars
Bea Roberts: And Then Come The Nightjars

27 August 2015

Next week sees the staging of playwright Bea Roberts' first full length work 'And Then...

Tarik O'Regan: The Wanton Sublime
Tarik O'Regan: The Wanton Sublime

20 August 2015

Next week at Arcola Theatre Londoners will get the chance to see a brilliant operatic...

Matthew Iliffe: Thoroughly Modern Millie
Matthew Iliffe: Thoroughly Modern Millie

13 August 2015

You might be familiar with the original film starring Julie Andrews, or the Broadway musical...

Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot
Iliza Shlesinger: Freezing Hot

13 August 2015

US comedian Iliza Shlesinger, the youngest and only female act to have won one of...

Ali Cook: Impossible
Ali Cook: Impossible

6 August 2015

If you are a fan of magic shows, you might have noticed that they don't...

Tiernan Douieb: Phoenix Fringe
Tiernan Douieb: Phoenix Fringe

30 July 2015

It's that time of year again. Yes, Phoenix Fringe, the comedy fringe festival that's perfect...

James Clutton: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland
James Clutton: Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

23 July 2015

You may be aware of Opera Holland Park's summer series of outdoor performances, and if...

Jonathan Holloway: Jekyll & Hyde
Jonathan Holloway: Jekyll & Hyde

23 July 2015

The latest show to head over to London's Platform Theatre is a new production of...

Ashley G Holloway: Lesere
Ashley G Holloway: Lesere

7 July 2015

The latest show to grace the stage of the Jermyn Street Theatre is 'Lesere', a...

Ali McGregor: Jazzamatazz
Ali McGregor: Jazzamatazz

3 July 2015

Here at TW Towers, we are very, very fond of the multifariously talented Ali McGregor,...

Ross Sutherland: Standby For Tape Back-Up
Ross Sutherland: Standby For Tape Back-Up

2 July 2015

We've been following Ross Sutherland's career with interest since we first came across him, a...

Maddy Anholt: Diary Of A Dating Addict
Maddy Anholt: Diary Of A Dating Addict

2 July 2015

The marvellous Maddy Anholt, who wowed Edinburgh Festival audiences in 2013 with her Fringe debut...

Barely Methodical Troupe: Bromance
Barely Methodical Troupe: Bromance

25 June 2015

We first heard about Barely Methodical Troupe and their debut production 'Bromance' when they performed...

Andrew Keates: As Is
Andrew Keates: As Is

25 June 2015

Following a stint at the Finborough in 2013, director Andrew Keates next week brings his...

Jade Anouka: Chef
Jade Anouka: Chef

15 June 2015

Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed play 'Chef', won a Fringe First at last year's Edinburgh Festival,...

Silva Semerciyan: I And The Village
Silva Semerciyan: I And The Village

9 June 2015

Award winning playwright Silva Semerciyan's latest work, 'I And The Village', begins a run at...

Simon Stephens: Reality from The Bridge
Simon Stephens: Reality from The Bridge

3 June 2015

You've no doubt heard of The BRIT School and its myriad successful alumnae (the likes...

Daniel Finn: The Clockmaker's Daughter
Daniel Finn: The Clockmaker's Daughter

3 June 2015

'The Clockmaker's Daughter', a new musical from the writing partnership of Michael Webborn and Daniel...

Simon Evans: Nocturne
Simon Evans: Nocturne

28 May 2015

Black Cat Cabaret's 'Nocturne', coming to London Wonderground on Friday nights throughout the summer, is...

Luke Wright: What I Learned From Johnny Bevan
Luke Wright: What I Learned From Johnny Bevan

28 May 2015

If you're into your spoken word, then you're probably very much aware of performing poet...

Odd Comic: My Champion Heartache
Odd Comic: My Champion Heartache

21 May 2015

Odd Comic, aka artists Holly Bodmer and Dot Howard, this month bring their new live...

Ben Duke: Paradise Lost
Ben Duke: Paradise Lost

21 May 2015

Can you imagine a one man 'Paradise Lost' incorporating theatre, dance and spoken word...? For...

Vicki Amedume: Bedtime Stories
Vicki Amedume: Bedtime Stories

21 May 2015

Half term is coming up, so if you are a parent, you might be interested...

Luca Silvestrini: Border Tales
Luca Silvestrini: Border Tales

21 May 2015

This week Luca Silvestrini's Protein revives acclaimed piece 'Border Tales', an exploration of multi-cultural living,...

Ellie Taylor: Elliementary
Ellie Taylor: Elliementary

13 May 2015

You might be more familiar with Ellie Taylor's TV appearances than her stand up, but...

Caroline Horton: Mess
Caroline Horton: Mess

13 May 2015

We first came across Caroline Horton at the Edinburgh Festival, where she achieved high praise...

Selma Dimitrijevic: Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone
Selma Dimitrijevic: Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone

7 May 2015

Created by Selma Dimitrijevic of acclaimed theatre group Greyscale, 'Gods Are Fallen and All Safety...

Ken Urban: Sense Of An Ending
Ken Urban: Sense Of An Ending

7 May 2015

This month sees the first UK outing of work from acclaimed US writer Ken Urban,...

Bobby Baker: The Expert View
Bobby Baker: The Expert View

30 April 2015

Celebrated artist Bobby Baker is well known for her performances and art works, in particular...

Tom Salinsky: Kingmaker
Tom Salinsky: Kingmaker

29 April 2015

We first stumbled across 'Kingmaker' up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe last year, when one...

Roger Mortimer: My Children! My Africa!
Roger Mortimer: My Children! My Africa!

23 April 2015

A new production of South African playwright Athol Fugard's 'My Children! My Africa!' heads to...

Conrad Murray: No Milk For The Foxes
Conrad Murray: No Milk For The Foxes

21 April 2015

As soon as I read about 'No Milk For The Foxes', I knew it was...

Annette Mees and Tom Bowtell: Early Days (Of A Better Nation)
Annette Mees and Tom Bowtell: Early Days (Of A Better Nation)

17 April 2015

So much politics-related theatre at the moment, and not enough time to take it all...

Chris Goode: STAND
Chris Goode: STAND

16 April 2015

It truly is the season for political shows, but here's one with a bit of...

Peter Hamilton: Bridlington
Peter Hamilton: Bridlington

13 April 2015

This month and into next, north Islington theatre The Rosemary Branch hosts staging of playwright...

Alison Skilbeck: Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London
Alison Skilbeck: Mrs Roosevelt Flies To London

10 April 2015

It's an established fact that Eleanor Roosevelt was a strong character, so it's no wonder...

Catriona Knox: Thinks She's Hard Enough
Catriona Knox: Thinks She's Hard Enough

9 April 2015

Like us, you may have come across the ace Catriona Knox as one of comedy...

Barbara Jane Mackie: Rumpy Pumpy
Barbara Jane Mackie: Rumpy Pumpy

2 April 2015

Screenwriter and novelist Barbara Jane Mackie's latest project is 'Rumpy Pumpy', a new musical based...

Terri Paddock: Also Recognised Awards
Terri Paddock: Also Recognised Awards

2 April 2015

The Also Recognised Awards, launched last month, is a new award scheme set up by...

Lisa Cagnacci: Animals
Lisa Cagnacci: Animals

31 March 2015

Coming up at Theatre503 is associate director Lisa Cagnacci's first in-house production, and she has...

Idle Motion: Shooting With Light
Idle Motion: Shooting With Light

26 March 2015

We first came across theatre company Idle Motion at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where they've...

Buddug James Jones: Hiraeth
Buddug James Jones: Hiraeth

18 March 2015

Buddug James Jones' autobiographical performance piece concerning her departure from rural Wales for a life...

Anthony Nikolchev: All the Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever Say
Anthony Nikolchev: All the Things You Said You Never Said Before You Thought You Could Ever Say

12 March 2015

Compagnie TDU's Dance Theatre piece 'All the Things You Said You Never Said Before You...

Giles Cole: The Heart Of Things
Giles Cole: The Heart Of Things

5 March 2015

Next week sees the timely premiere, at Jermyn Street Theatre, of Close Quarter Productions' 'The...

Brian Logan: Sprint at Camden People's Theatre
Brian Logan: Sprint at Camden People's Theatre

4 March 2015

Camden People's Theatre is renowned for staging really interesting, new and innovative stuff, and their...

Daniel Buckley: Lardo
Daniel Buckley: Lardo

3 March 2015

When I heard about pro-wrestling themed play 'Lardo', which kicks off a month long run...

Rachel Parish: Hellscreen
Rachel Parish: Hellscreen

27 February 2015

'Hellscreen' is a multi-genre immersive performance inspired by a classic Japanese horror story in which...

Charlie Tuesday Gates: Sing For Your Life
Charlie Tuesday Gates: Sing For Your Life

26 February 2015

Although artist Charlie Tuesday Gates wouldn't call herself a taxidermist, she has achieved acclaim for...

Olivia Poulet: How I Learned To Drive
Olivia Poulet: How I Learned To Drive

19 February 2015

If you're the kind of person who keeps ups with the latest reviews, you might...

Phil Mann: BattleActs!
Phil Mann: BattleActs!

18 February 2015

As you may know, the TW team head up to Edinburgh every August to partake...

Rachel Waring: Hamlet
Rachel Waring: Hamlet

12 February 2015

This month a new production of Hamlet opens at The Cockpit. One could argue that...

Bertrand Lesca: Ablutions
Bertrand Lesca: Ablutions

11 February 2015

We first came across the work of FellSwoop Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe, where they've...

Guy Retallack: Happy Ending
Guy Retallack: Happy Ending

4 February 2015

It doesn't perhaps sound like the best subject matter for a funny musical - the...

Martin Bonger: Fat Man
Martin Bonger: Fat Man

29 January 2015

As you artsy Londoners may be aware, the Vault Festival started this week, so you...

Mary Franklin: Diary Of A Nobody
Mary Franklin: Diary Of A Nobody

22 January 2015

You may well have read 'The Diary Of A Nobody', but not everyone will have,...

Guillaume Pigé: Blind Man's Song
Guillaume Pigé: Blind Man's Song

15 January 2015

I think we first came across Theatre Re, a company who create work “on the...

James Hogan: Ivy, Joan and Oberon
James Hogan: Ivy, Joan and Oberon

14 January 2015

If you know anything about the world of drama publishing, you've probably heard of James...

Robert Gillespie: Shaw's Women
Robert Gillespie: Shaw's Women

7 January 2015

Robert Gillespie is something of a familiar TV face, thanks to his myriad small screen...

Ella Carmen Greenhill: Made In Britain
Ella Carmen Greenhill: Made In Britain

6 January 2015

This week at the Old Red Lion Theatre sees the staging of 'Made In Britain',...

Ontroerend Goed: Sirens
Ontroerend Goed: Sirens

19 December 2014

Belgian theatre group Ontroerend Goed are renowned for their experimental and challenging pieces, which we...

Danny Wainwright: A family 'Christmas Carol'
Danny Wainwright: A family 'Christmas Carol'

11 December 2014

If you are looking for a theatrical treat for the whole family over Christmas then...

Gus Miller: A Christmas Carol
Gus Miller: A Christmas Carol

4 December 2014

I told you to expect more Christmassy Q&As as we progress towards the 25 Dec,...

Birthday Girls: Party Vibes
Birthday Girls: Party Vibes

4 December 2014

If you are a comedy aficionado, you've probably heard of Birthday Girls, given the recent...

Michael Kingsbury: Reviving 'Christmas'
Michael Kingsbury: Reviving 'Christmas'

25 November 2014

I love Christmas, me, so any show with the word Christmas in the name is...

Sondra Lee: Go See
Sondra Lee: Go See

19 November 2014

The late Norris Church Mailer, despite being better known as the wife of Norman Mailer,...

Stuart Slade: Cans
Stuart Slade: Cans

7 November 2014

'Cans', a co-production from Theatre 503, Kuleshov Theatre and Etch Theatre, certainly has an interesting...

Toby Ealden: Gatecrashing
Toby Ealden: Gatecrashing

6 November 2014

When I heard about this production, I was intrigued – an immersive piece, delivered by...

Tom Littler: First Episode
Tom Littler: First Episode

31 October 2014

It's not the first time we've spoken to Primavera Productions, an award winning company which...

Clara Brennan: Spine
Clara Brennan: Spine

23 October 2014

This week at Soho Theatre, Londoners have the chance to see Clara Brennan's Edinburgh Festival...

Andrew Keates: Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well
Andrew Keates: Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well

16 October 2014

This month a starry cast begins a run of musical revue 'Jacques Brel Is Alive...

Rebecca Atkinson-Lord: MilkMilkLemonade at Ovalhouse
Rebecca Atkinson-Lord: MilkMilkLemonade at Ovalhouse

9 October 2014

Cult American theatrical hit 'MilkMilkLemonade' makes its UK debut at Ovalhouse this month. This particular...

Guilt & Shame: Going Straight
Guilt & Shame: Going Straight

2 October 2014

Comic duo Guilt & Shame first caught our collective TW eye at the Edinburgh Fringe,...

Felix Mortimer: Shakespeare In Shoreditch
Felix Mortimer: Shakespeare In Shoreditch

25 September 2014

Shakespeare in Shoreditch is a twelve day, site-specific theatre festival celebrating both former resident Shakespeare...

Anthony Biggs: Flowers Of The Forest
Anthony Biggs: Flowers Of The Forest

23 September 2014

As you may know, Jermyn Street Theatre makes a point of reviving forgotten works (as...

Nitin Sawhney: Dystopian Dream
Nitin Sawhney: Dystopian Dream

18 September 2014

Award winning DJ/composer/producer Nitin Sawhney takes to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall on...

Al Lubel: Still Al Lubel
Al Lubel: Still Al Lubel

17 September 2014

We first came across US comedian Al Lubel when he made his acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe...

Sophie Austin: Teatro Vivo
Sophie Austin: Teatro Vivo

10 September 2014

Teatro Vivo are a company who have become renowned for their performances in unusual, often...

Like Swimming: Revealing 'Structures'
Like Swimming: Revealing 'Structures'

8 September 2014

Swedish three piece Like Swimming - Claes Carlstrom on vocals and guitar, Ida Hedene on...

Cardinal Burns: First Time Tour
Cardinal Burns: First Time Tour

4 September 2014

Channel 4 comedy types Seb Cardinal and Dustin Demri-Burns, they of – yes, the names...

Andrew Maddock: The Me Plays
Andrew Maddock: The Me Plays

2 September 2014

Up and coming writer Andrew Maddock starts a run at the Old Red Lion this...

Richard Marsh: Wingman
Richard Marsh: Wingman

29 August 2014

Some members of the ThisWeek team have recently returned from Edinburgh where we've been busy...

Benjamin Scheuer: The Lion
Benjamin Scheuer: The Lion

14 August 2014

New Yorker Benjamin Scheuer is the writer and star of 'The Lion', a musical featuring...

Sarah Berger: The HopeFull Rep Season
Sarah Berger: The HopeFull Rep Season

7 August 2014

King's Head-affiliated new writing venue The Hope, which opened its doors in November last year,...

Anna Jones: A Volpone for Hackney
Anna Jones: A Volpone for Hackney

31 July 2014

For their latest project NYLon - a theatre group which, you might have worked out,...

Paul Reid: Black Cultural Archives
Paul Reid: Black Cultural Archives

17 July 2014

This month the Black Cultural Archives will open a fantastic new £7m heritage centre in...

Suzy Willson: Clod Ensemble and the Red Ladies
Suzy Willson: Clod Ensemble and the Red Ladies

14 July 2014

Clod Ensemble are renowned for their brilliant and inventive shows, which transcend and disregard the...

Lydia Fraser-Ward: Woman of Mass Destruction
Lydia Fraser-Ward: Woman of Mass Destruction

10 July 2014

'Women Of Mass Destruction 2' is a pretty provocative title, so I was immediately drawn...

Christeene: The Christeene Machine
Christeene: The Christeene Machine

3 July 2014

'The Christeene Machine' offers a "gender-blending booty-pounding perversion of punk dragged through a musical theatre...

Victoria Melody: Major Tom
Victoria Melody: Major Tom

26 June 2014

We first heard of Victoria Melody's intriguing show 'Major Tom' at last year's Edinburgh Fringe,...

Helen Chadwick: War and Song
Helen Chadwick: War and Song

19 June 2014

Renowned composer and singer Helen Chadwick, possibly best known for her Royal Opera House commissions...

Anthony Biggs: Bringing South Africa to Jermyn Street
Anthony Biggs: Bringing South Africa to Jermyn Street

12 June 2014

Jermyn Street theatre is known for its interest in staging new and neglected plays and...

Phoebe von Held: The Manual Oracle
Phoebe von Held: The Manual Oracle

2 June 2014

Here's a show that immediately sounded intriguing to me; a play inspired by a seventeenth-century...

Carey Marx: Intensive Carey
Carey Marx: Intensive Carey

28 May 2014

I first came across Carey Marx, quite a few years ago, at the Edinburgh Fringe....

Matthew Xia: Reviving Sizwe Banzi
Matthew Xia: Reviving Sizwe Banzi

22 May 2014

'Sizwe Banzi Is Dead' was written and first performed back in the seventies. Set in...

David Murley: Objects Of My Affection
David Murley: Objects Of My Affection

24 April 2014

MurleyDance, a London ballet and contemporary dance company, begin a tour of their latest show...

Linnie Reedman: Adapting Dorian Gray
Linnie Reedman: Adapting Dorian Gray

23 April 2014

Much has been made of the celebrity connections of two of the stars of this...

David Hutchinson and Sam Lupton: Sell A Door's Avenue Q
David Hutchinson and Sam Lupton: Sell A Door's Avenue Q

18 April 2014

I've long been a fan of touring company Sell A Door and their commitment to...

Sue Buckmaster: Rubbish
Sue Buckmaster: Rubbish

17 April 2014

As a parent, I'm always on the lookout for great shows aimed at children and...