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Review: The Imitation Game

Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters, Buddy), this biographical drama tells the heart-wrenching story of misunderstood mathematician Alan Turing, one of the forefathers of modern computing and without whom the Second World War would have lasted an awful lot longer. Based on Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges, the film jumps between three key points …Read More


Review: King Lear at The Crescent Theatre

King Lear; the timeless tragedy that can still pull at the heart strings of audiences to this day. The story of an ageing king of Britain who descends into utter madness after splitting his estate between two out of three of his daughters, swayed by their false flattery. Being pretty much a Shakespeare groupie, I’ve …Read More


Review: Dracula’s Ghost

Entering the Old Joint Stock Theater to see Dracula’s Ghost and I had absolutely no idea what to expect. I’m happy to say I left with an experience I won’t be forgetting any time soon. Johnathan Goodwin of the “Don’t Go into the Cellar” Theater Company wrote and admirably co-performed the original play with fellow …Read More


The Nabokov Arts Club: Love in the Afterlife Ticket Giveaway

This Saturday, for one night only Nabokov Arts Club comes to Birmingham for the first time ever with a late night party like no other. Live acts combine with interactive performances and installations for a raucous and ghoulish night out where audiences can be zombified by hair and make up experts and then marry their …Read More


An intensive course that could change your summer

Summer holidays; almost four months of freedom to do exactly how you please. If your previous holidays have been hard to fill then Ellie Denison explains why this is the perfect chance to pack a bag and jet away for a while. Here’s what she had to say: Last summer I chose to do an …Read More


Review: Of Mice and Men at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Entering the theatre with mixed expectations, Katie having previously read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and Lou having no idea about the storyline, we were both uncertain of what we were about to behold in this performance. There always seems to be anticipation regarding a classic play, having the potential to be thoroughly …Read More


Review: Blood Brothers at the Hippodrome

Have you ever wondered how much your upbringing has affected you? How different life would be if you had been raised by a different family, in completely different circumstances? Willy Russell addresses these questions in his legendary musical Blood Brothers, which tells the captivating tale of two twins, separated at birth and raised on opposite …Read More


ValeFest 2014: The Festival Interviews

Listen again to BurnFM’s coverage and interviews with the performers, festival goers and society members as they enjoyed ValeFest 2014… BurnFM spoke to Alex Seftel of the Community Warden programme about the fantastic work they do on behalf of students keeping Selly Oak Safer, Cleaner & Greener at the University of Birmingham Valefest 2014: Community …Read More