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3BUGS and LGBTQ Association’s ’12’ Review

Rating:  4.5 stars The atmosphere at the dress run of 3BUGS Fringe Theatre and UoB’s LGBTQ Association’s performance ‘12’, directed by Annie Kershaw, was one of hilarity and vibrancy. What was promised to the audience was “a new version” of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, and right from entering the space, it was clear this promise would …Read More

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Review: Beauty and the Beast

What happens when the last petal falls? How can the curse be broken? Beauty and the Beast is a Disney musical fairy tale which was firstly introduced back in 1991. Since then, it has become an all-time favourite to all the spirits that never grow older. Every little girl has dreamt of the moment she …Read More

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Theatre Review: Billy Elliot

After a twelve-year run on the West End, Billy Elliot comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome until April 29th. Many may have seen the film, but it was a packed audience whilst I was there – and rightly so. The triumphant story of Billy, an 11-year-old boy, who, with the help of his gutsy dance teacher …Read More

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Review: Watch This Presents: Where We Buried the Doll, by Rebecca Chapman

Watch This – Society for Original Theatre presented the Guild with three nights of ‘Where We Buried the Doll’ last week, a fast-paced piece on the themes of power, twisted love, and public scandal. Protagonist Jane, a high-flying fashion photographer, is hit with a potentially ruining sex scandal, as her celebrity boyfriend Madson is accused …Read More

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Review: Article19 Presents: The Tempest

‘A deserted island. A parent and their child scavenge for food. A lonely native slave collects wood for their fire. A mischievous fairy race runs rife. And a shipwrecked group of noblemen soon discover that this island is far less deserted than they thought.  Article19 Theatre Company is delighted to present William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. …Read More

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Television Review: Clique, BBC Three

BBC Three’s new psychological Thriller ‘Clique’ mimics the scandalous lives of young adults that American TV does so well.  Clique shares its creator, Jess Brittain, with Skins in BBC Three’s latest attempt to woo the 12-24 demographic. It is set in the student hub of Edinburgh, Scotland and follows two young girls, Holly (Synnove Karlsen) …Read More

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From Madrid With Love

Known for its buzzing nightlife, there is no wonder that no city can live up to the constant energy and liveliness of Madrid. Madrid is a city that knows how to live for the moment. It is spontaneous, with a constant buzz always in the air. The mass vigour expressed from Spain’s capital city can …Read More

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‘The Rover’ at the RSC – Review

Aphra Behn is acclaimed as the first professional female writer in English.  Her most famous play, ’The Rover’, written in 1677 as an unashamed celebration of the cavaliers banished during the Cromwell revolution, is now revived by director Loveday Ingram.  Right from the beginning, Ingram transported the audience into a night at the carnival, opening with …Read More

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An Interview with comedian, Elf Lyons

An Interview with Elf Lyons By Zoë Head   She’s a little bit silly, a lot of fun and loves dressing up as old men, parrots, sharks and whatever her kooky imagination can think up. She’s performed all over the world and is adored wherever she goes for her avant-garde, outlandish, style of comedy and …Read More

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