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Applications for Autumn 2018 Shows Now Open!

Follow this link to apply for shows in the 2018 schedule https://form.jotformeu.com/jsform/82656783173366 if you have any queries about the application process please email: Emily Youlton at stationmanager@burnfm Will Wright at programming@burnfm Sophie Rainbird at deputy.programming@burnfm.com


Opinion: ‘Outstanding Achievement for Popular Film’ or the Oscars participation award equivalent?

‘And who’s your date tonight?’ Asked the red-carpet interviewer. ‘This is controversy. We’re inseparable.’ Replied the Oscars. This could describe almost any of the annual Oscars ceremonies from recent years. #OscarsSoWhite. #TimesUp. Admittedly not as culturally significant as the movements stated prior, but lo and behold, it’s happened again. It’s been just over three weeks …Read More


The Kite Runner – Review

Having missed the opportunity to watch The Kite Runner back in 2014 (courtesy of my AS English teacher) and hearing how amazing the production was from my friends, I knew I had to see it this time round. Having intensively studied Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner for two years and having watched the film adaptation, …Read More



Made in Dagenham – A GMTG Review

Just two weeks after the UK celebrated 100 years of women having the right to vote, I was immersed in the musical spectacular, put on by the Guild Musical Theatre Group, feminist festival that is ‘Made in Dagenham’. As a massive fan of the gritty film, I was thrilled to be seeing this epic tale …Read More


The Lion King – Theatre Review

Everyone raved about The Lion King being a must-see and as it was my child-hood favourite movie I thought it was about time I went and saw it.  And it was AMAZING! It being the highest grossing stage show in history does not surprise me. I’m sure you all know the story and if you …Read More


The Darkness of Robins – Comedy Review

★★★★★ 5.0 stars   Never before have I left a comedy show feeling so much sympathy and remorse for the comedian. This harrowing, emotional and poignant piece of stand-up, at times induced grimacing reactions from the audience, and others, raucous laughter. John Robins himself has been in the comedy scene since 2005, before which he …Read More


Phantom Thread – Film Review

In Phantom Thread director Paul Thomas Anderson, known for Boogie Nights and There Will Be Blood, reunites with favoured star Daniel Day Lewis to delve into the world of the couture, alongside fictional designer to royalty and celebrity, Reynolds Woodcock. The plot, as much as there is one in this vignette theatrical piece, follows Woodcock …Read More


Brief Encounter at the REP – Review

Brief Encounter is a tale of forbidden love and fake reality, shown to the audience through a variety of different techniques including song, dance, physical theatre, and captivating uses of interactive screen play, brought to us by Kneehigh, a theatre company originally from Cornwall who have been touring with their work for the last 30 years. …Read More


Hamilton: An American Musical – Review

Sitting down to write a review of Tony award-winning (and worldwide phenomenon) Hamilton is perhaps as overwhelming as sitting through the production itself. I mean, when anyone has asked me what I’ve thought, I’ve reverted to the old cliché ‘I have no words’ every time. But I do, and I’m here to join the (still) …Read More