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Review: CATS at the Birmingham Hippodrome

The cats are back on the prowl, in the Burn FM studio and on the Birmingham Hippodrome stage. Phoebe and Freya from ‘CatCalls’ went to review the classic musical directed once more by the legendary Trevor Nunn. With neither of us having seen the show before, we entered the theatre with a vague awareness and …Read More


Hidden in Plain Sight 1: The Redeemed

Hidden in Plain Sight 1: The Redeemed by Burn Fm on Mixcloud The first in a series exploring the lesser-known areas of music being made in Birmingham. The Redeemed, whose many members mostly hail from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, kindly invited us to one of their rehearsals, and a few of the musicians …Read More


John Cooper Clarke + Mike Garry – 11/04/14

[7/10] The Cheese and Grain is an interesting venue. Set in the depths of Somerset in the town of Frome, in the middle of a car-park, it is probably one of the last places you’d expect the veritable punk-poet and urban legend John Cooper Clarke to be performing, but this tour takes him to even …Read More


Review – Selly Joking Launch Night at the Bristol Pear

Selly Joking is the brand new comedy night organised by Selly Joke, our favourite one stop shop for fancy dress and party needs. They certainly lived up to their name with co manager Chris Bates anchoring the night with his superb skills as a compere (those who have had the pleasure of seeing his sets …Read More


Review: Tartuffe, Birmingham REP theatre.

Having re-opened it’s doors on Centenary Square, squeezed in between the huge new library and the grand symphony hall,  the Birmingham repertory theatre (the REP) has steadily been re-establishing itself with a fantastic and diverse range of productions. It was, therefore, a perfect setting for the newly updated version of Moliere’s french classic Tartuffe. For …Read More


Interview with Michael Morpurgo, David Fleeshman and John Leader

On Friday 18th October Birmingham Hippodrome officially opened the UK & Ireland tour of National Theatre’s War House. BurnFM was lucky enough to have a Press Invitation to interview some of the cast, and the incredible Michael Morpurgo OBE (the author of War House). The Press afternoon also involved a scene from the production where …Read More