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Editor:  TERRY WHITTAKER   /   Founding Editor: GRAHAM POWNER

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News of Forthcoming Productions

Theatre Reviews

 

LONDON'S "TOP TEN" MUSICALS & PLAYS

 (decided by the Editor and Reviewers on Artistic Merit / Entertainment Value)

 


FORTHCOMING PRODUCTIONS -

 

   West End (Large Theatres)

 

BREAKFAST AT TIFFIANY’S, Theatre Royal, Haymarket previews June 30th 2016

CATS - London Palladium - opens October 23rd  

DEAR LUPIN - Apollo Theatre - previews from July 30th - opens August 3rd

ELF - Dominion Theatre - opens November 5th

FARINELLI and the KING - Duke of York’s Theatre - opens September 29th

THE FATHER - Wyndham’s Theatre - opens October 5th

GUYS AND DOLLS - Savoy Theatre - opens January 6th

HARRY POTTER and The Cursed Child to open at the Palace Theatre summer 2016

KINKY BOOTS - Adelphi Theatre - opens September 15th

MOTOWN The Musical - Shaftesbury Theatre - opens 8th March 2016

MCQUEEN - Theatre Royal, Haymarket opens August 27th

 

NATIONAL THEATRE - All forthcoming productions

OLD VIC COMPANY All forthcoming productions

REGENT'S PARK OPEN AIR THEATRE  

SAM WANNAMAKER PLAYHOUSE

SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE THEATRE (seasonal – Summer Season announced) 

ST JAMES THEATRE

PLAYS AT THE GARRICK - KENNETH BRANAGH THEATRE COMPANY - A YEAR OF UNMISSABLE THEATRE 2016

 

 

   

 

off West End venues

Arts Theatre, Charing Cross Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Jermyn Street Studio Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Young Vic and Maria Studio.

         

 

 

 

 

Pick of the Fringe venues

Almeida Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, King’s Head Theatre,  Menier Chocolate Factory, Southwark Playhouse, Tricycle Theatre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL THEATRE

           

Southern England  venues

The Playhouse, Oxford,  The New Theatre, Oxford  / Chichester Festival Theatre and  Minerva Theatre / The Theatre Royal, Brighton / Churchill Theatre, Bromley / New Victoria Theatre, Woking  / Salisbury Playhouse (occasional) /  Bristol Old Vic, Hippodrom and Tobacco Factory Theatres / Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham / Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, /  The Hawth Theatre, Crawley, Wyvern Theatre, Swindon

 

 

 

The Midlands  venues

            Royal Shakespeare Company at  Stratford-upon-Avon /  Derby Theatre, The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton /  Malvern Theatres (Festival & Forum) /  Nottingham Playhouse

 

 

 

Northern England  venues covered

Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield / Crucible Theatre, Sheffield / Octagon Theatre, Bolton / Playhouse and Everyman Theatres, Liverpool / Theatre Royal, York / Royal Exchange and Home, Manchester

 

       

 

WALES, SCOTLAND and IRELAND -   REVIEWERS REQUIRED to cover these Countries                                                                          


    

 

REVIEWS

 

London - West End - Theatres

Reviews:  

 

BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical - Aldwych Theatre

THE BEAUX’ STRATAGEM - Oliver Theatre at the National Theatre until September 20th

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM - Phoenix Theatre

BILLY ELLIOT - The Musical - Victoria Palace Theatre

THE BOOK OF MORMON – Prince of Wales Theatre

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY – Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

THE COMMITMENTS – Palace Theatre until November 1st

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME – Gielgud Theatre until October 24th

THE ELEPHANT MAN - Theatre Royal, Haymarket until August 8th

GYPSY - Savoy Theatre until November 28th

HIGH SOCIETY - Young Vic until August 22nd

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - Vaudeville Theatre until November 7th

IMPOSSIBLE - Noël Coward Theatre until August 29th

MAMMA MIA – Novello Theatre

MATILDA THE MUSICAL – Cambridge Theatre

MEMPHIS the Musical – Shaftesbury Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue

THE MENTALISTS - Wyndham’s Theatre until September 26th

MEASURE FOR MEASURE - Shakespeare’s Globe until October 17th

MISS SAIGON – Prince Edward Theatre until February 26th

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT - Lyttelton Theatre at the National until August 20th

1984 - Playhouse Theatre until September 5th

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG – Duchess Theatre until February 14th

THE RED LION - Dorfman Theatre at the National until September 30th

RICHARD II - Shakespeare’s Globe until October 18th

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS - Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre until August 29th

SINATRA - London Palladium until October 10th

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD - St James Theatre until August 8th

STOMP - Ambassador's Theatre

THE 39 STEPS - Criterion Theatre until September 5th

THREE DAYS IN THE COUNTRY - Lyttelton Theatre at the National until October 21st

THRILLER Live – Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave

WAR HORSE – New London Theatre

WICKED - Apollo Victoria Theatre

WOMEN ON THE VERGE of a Nervous Breakdown - Playhouse Theatre until August 22nd 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London - off West End (smaller theatres in or near the West End vicinity)

          Latest reviews:           

 

         

         

 

A NUMBER until August 15th - Young Vic’s MARIA  STUDIO

 

THE TRIAL until August 22nd - YOUNG VIC THEATRE

         

         

 

         

     

London - Pick of the Fringe venues  (Reviewers required for certain venues)

Latest reviews:  

 

 

BAKKHAI until September 19th - Almeida Theatre

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT? Bacharach Reimagined until September 5th - Menier Chocolate Factory

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGIONAL THEATRE -   (see NEWS SECTION for Theatres covered)

 

 

Southern England  

Latest reviews:  

         

 

MACK & MABEL until September 5th CHICHESTER - FESTIVAL THEATRE

 

 

 

 

 

 

     The Midlands

Latest reviews:  

 

Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford upon Avon:-

 

THE JEW OF MALTA - Swan Theatre until September 8th

 

 

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE - Royal Shakespeare Theatre until September 2nd

 

 

OTHELLO - Royal Shakespeare Theatre until August 28th

 

 

VOLPONE - Swan Theatre until September 12th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern England

Latest reviews:   

         

 

 

 

 

IRELAND / SCOTLAND / WALES - Reviewers required

 

 

 

 

EUROPE / ASIA

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA - CANADA

 

 

The Toronto listings are now available for JULY:-

 

Larger Theatres in Toronto

Smaller Theatres in Toronto Professional

Smaller Theatres in Toronto (Communal and Student)

Elsewhere in Ontario

Tours In Toronto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NORTH AMERICA - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Latest reviews:

 

Chicago:

 

MATILDA The Musical - SHN Orpheum Theatre until August 15th

GRAND CONCOURSE - Steppenwolf Theatre until August 30th

BRILLIANT ADVENTURES - Steep Theatre until August 15th

ALL OUR TRAGIC - Den Theatre until August 9th

 

 

 

San Francisco:

 

HAY FEVER - Stanford Repertory Theatre, Stanford until August 9th

COMPANY - San Francisco Playhouse until September 12th

LOVE AND INFORMATION - A C T’s Strand Theatre until August 9th

TRIANGLE - Lucie Stern Theatre until September 12th

 

 

 

Broadway – listing of current shows

 

 

 

 

AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND

Latest reviews:

 

WEST SIDE STORY - Melbourne’s State Theatre until July 19th

ANYTHING GOES - Princess Theatre until July 19th  + interview with Claire Lyon

 

 

 

 

ARCHIVED REVIEWS           (available by email see below)


OUR REVIEWERS

UK only:

(London & South East)

Philip Fisher, Sheila Connor, Sarah Monaghan, Clive Burton, Geoff Billingsley

 

(Southern England)

Rebecca Vines,  Sheila Connor, Geoffrey Billingsley, Robert Wright, Richard Jones, Margret Covell, Andrew Whiffin, Esther Lafferty, Debby Taylor; Renee Robson, Charles Atkinson

 

(The Midlands)

Andrew Whiffing, Rebecca Vines, Steve and Fran Onions, Mike Wheeler, Rob. Worrell

 

(Northern England)

Paul & Gertie Whitfield, Colin Snell, Wendy Fairbanks

 

 

   (REVIEWERS ARE STILL NEEDED TO COVER WALES, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND AND MAJOR CITIES (Excluding London) IN ENGLAND

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             REVIEWERS NEEDED IN ALL U.S. CITIES, Europe, Australia, Asia, Japan,

and all other countries!!!!!!!

If you are interested  please email me:

      GPowner@aol.com     (or use the 'form' at the foot of this "Welcome Page")

 

EUROPE:   Reviewers required (reviews must be in English)

 

U.S.A:  (includes Broadway Listings)         New York City : Reviewer required           Chicago - Ruth Smerling         San Francisco Bay Area - Dr.Kedar K. Adour, MD

 

CANADA:- Christopher Hoile

 

AUSTRALIA: - Peter Kemp   

 

NEW ZEALAND:Reviewer required  

 

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We are a completely 'commercial free' zone!  

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All reviewers have been carefully chosen to give you the highest standard of unbiased reviews.  

Most are experienced journalists, but ALL have one thing in common - they are here to serve YOU - our readers - whom we value.  

Our reviewers are working on behalf on YOU, as unpaid volunteers - they are Theatre-lovers who wish you to see the BEST of Theatre around the World - hence our name –

"THEATREWORLD INTERNET MAGAZINE".

 

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