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The Importance of Being Earnest by 3 Bugs Fringe Theatre – Review

This was the second 3 Bugs production I saw all year in the Guild. Staged in the Dance Studio (underground), the crew did very well to create the world of a bachelor’s flat and later country house. Audience members were kindly greeted by Algernon’s manservant, Lane (Charles Michael), and this immediately told me that there …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


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


Slice at the MAC – Review

An intriguing display of work from third year students studying Contemporary Practice at the University of Birmingham. The reason for going to this showcase was a result of a lecture announcement made by a third year student and an email sent out. After friends of mine expressed their interest to go along, I thought it …Read More


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at the Hippodrome – Review

‘Her name is Carole king. Her story is beautiful.’ Before the show I knew very little about this musical or it’s protagonist, Carole King; only that it had received rave reviews in Broadway for many years! Yet what I found was that this incredibly lively musical was filled with song after song of hits that …Read More


101 Dalmatians at the REP – Review

The question on everyone’s lips as they entered the Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s main stage ‘The HOUSE’ for this year’s festive performance was ‘how on earth are they going to get one hundred and one dogs on stage?’ Director Tessa Walker decided that puppetry was the answer, and enlisted puppet designer and director Jimmy Grimes to …Read More


Macbeth by Article19 – Review

When tackling a play as momentous and deeply explored as Shakespeare’s Macbeth, one must think hard about how to inventively approach what has been done so many times before. Director Harry Tennison seemed to realize this challenge, writing in the Director’s note for the production of the active attempt to make “a play about the …Read More


Seasons of Love a GMTG Showcase – Review

Upon entering the intimate Dance Studio, the décor immediately set the scene for the show. With fairy lights surrounding the stage and the cast sitting behind the audience, there was a real sense of unity in the room. This was perhaps aided by the fact that the cast and audience were very small (18 cast …Read More


Hedonism by Footnotes Comedy Society – Review

Hedonism, written by student George Bandy, centres around one night at a house party. “When Hannah’s parents go away for the weekend, she knows it is finally her chance to throw her first party; unfortunately, she has no idea how to throw one, and so just invites everybody she knows, as well as the most …Read More