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Review: Watch This Presents ‘Saturation’ by Jonathan Chadwick

Birmingham’s very own theatre society ‘Watch This’ has come together for their second original play of the year, presenting us with Jonathan Chadwick’s creation ‘Saturation’. The premise of the play focuses on four deep sea divers who lose contact with their handlers, and how they continue, trapped in the walls of a saturation chamber. The …Read More


Review: 3BUGS presents ‘Rules for Living’ by Sam Holcroft

Rating: 5 stars Will Jackson’s latest directing endeavour, ‘Rules For Living’ by Sam Holcroft, truly encapsulates the hellish nature and loathing bubbling beneath every dysfunctional family’s traditional annual Christmas gathering; the lifelong sibling rivalries, the suppressed resentments, the relationships strained to breaking point, a love that can’t be declared out loud. This play has it …Read More


BBC Good Food Show 2016

Good food. It was something I was unfamiliar with on a daily basis, living on a student budget and not being one to be especially creative or adventurous in the kitchen. With my repertoire ranging from ‘anything you can put in a bagel’ to ‘is it microwavable’; you could say I was a blank canvas …Read More


Review: ‘Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog’

The touring two-hander, ‘Shakespeare, his Wife and the Dog’ played the REP’s smallest space this week. Despite being contained within an hour’s play time and the intimate stage, the play grew beyond these bounds to a larger than life, fun look into the imagined life of the bard and his wife. Both cast members were …Read More


Review: GMTG Presents ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

It can be presumed that my interest in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, stems solely from my interest in big musical numbers, which this show unquestionably contains with the musical classics “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”, as performed by Mary, and Jesus’ “Gethsemane”. So, it goes without …Read More


Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

WARNING Inappropriate Content for Muggles    Fantastic Beats And Where To Find Them Wizards and witches, prepare your wands because a war is about to begin. Almost 6 years after the last Harry Potter film, the Wizarding world of J.K Rowling comes back to life. A new universe full of wonder and imagination is being …Read More


Review: Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’

In The Walk, Robert Zemeckis illustrates the unbelievable story of Philippe Petit, the mad Frenchman that plans to do the impossible and quite outstandingly achieves – walking on a tightrope across the World Trade Centre towers.  Zemeckis pushes us to the edge of our seats as he forces the audience to look down from the …Read More


Review: Infinity Stage Company presents ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma’

Infinity’s production of Matthew Lynch’s The Prisoners’ Dilemma was a captivating affair, creatively and insightfully directed by Ben Evans and Dan McKee. The thought provoking ‘moral’ of the play was evoked through a clash of characters within a fatal environment – a prison, no less, characterised by sparse, minimalistic setting. The audience were seated ‘in …Read More


Review: ‘The Crucible’ by Article 19

‘In the Puritan New England town of Salem, Massachusetts, a group of girls are caught dancing in the forest. One of the girls falls into a coma-like state and the whole town fear that she has been bewitched. Following questioning by Reverend Hale, an expert in witchcraft, they confess to communing with the devil, and …Read More


Review: ‘Looking for John’ at Birmingham REP

‘Looking for John’ is on at the REP’s smallest space, The Door, as part of Shout Festival. The play, written and performed by Tony Timberlake, is about one man’s fascination and love for Olympic gold figure skater, John Curry, and his rise and fall in fame. Part biography and part autobiography, ‘Looking for John’ is a …Read More