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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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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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‘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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Review: GMTG Presents ‘Into the Woods’

After a long day of dissertation writing in the library, I was somewhat lacking in energy, and it’s fair to say I wasn’t exactly enticed by the idea of watching GMTG’s ‘Into the Woods’. However, as soon as I saw the enchanted set on arrival, with vines tracing around the smoke-filled multi-tiered stage, I began …Read More

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Theatre Review: 3BUGS Presents: Pysche

In a world where January seemed never-ending, deadlines were looming and Donald Trump had just become the President of the USA, there was a desperate need for some glitter, magic and light relief in all our lives. As we stumbled into a transformed dance studio of the Guild for the final night of ‘Psyche’, a …Read More

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Review: Alexander Zeldin’s ‘Love’ at the Birmingham REP

‘Love’ sold out in its run at the National’s Dorfman theatre, but audiences have another chance to view Alexander Zeldin’s latest play now that it is playing at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre – and it’s not to be missed. The 90-minute play is a beautifully compassionate, pain-stakingly detailed look into the lives of families living …Read More

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Review: School of Rock the Musical

Over Christmas, I had the pleasure of going to see one of my favourite films of all time adapted into a stage show – ‘School of Rock the Musical’ at the New London Theatre. Being a hard-core fan of the movie, I was a little sceptical about the idea to transform this classic film, starring …Read More

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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

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