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Interview with Lydia Poole ahead of her performance at the MAC

Hope Bolger spoke to Lydia Poole ahead of her role at Elizabeth Taylor in ‘The Liz and Dick show’ on at the MAC next week. They talked about the difficulties of playing a Hollywood legend, the chemistry of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and how to survive in the world of acting. The Liz and …Read More


Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong at the Birmingham Rep

Mischief Theatre’s most recent production, Peter Pan Goes Wrong, was hilariously intelligent, refined and, most importantly, fun for all. From the moment that you are given your programme the show has begun, and everything that could go wrong, does. It is not enough for the actors to just play characters in a production; instead, the …Read More


Review: The BFG at the Birmingham REP

By Roald Dahl. Adapted by David Wood. Directed by Teresa Ludovico. A young orphan named Sophie cannot sleep during the witching hour and see’s a giant blowing something into the bedroom windows down her street. Spotting the onlooker, the Giant snatches Sophie and takes her to his home in Giant Country. Sophie and the Giant embark on a quest …Read More


Review: 3BUGS production of The 39 Steps

A rip-roaring ride from start to finish. 3BUGS production of Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps was thoroughly enjoyable for all. The play demanded a lot from director Chris Conway; difficult stage directions like high-flying airplane action, dare defying acts on top of moving trains and numerous location changes, Conway made the smart decision …Read More


BBC Good Food Show Day 4: Best Christmas Presents

On Sunday the 30th of November, we ventured to the NEC to discover the delights of the BBC Good Food Show. We have never seen so much food in one place! As well as tasty treats, there were also a range of drinks and useful gadgets for the kitchen. It was the perfect day for …Read More



Review: Othello at the Birmingham REP

The physical theatre company Frantic Assembly performed a rendition of Othello as you’ve never seen it before. Set in a run-down pub, with a pool table, a ladies toilet and a fruit machine in the corner. Perhaps not the most inspiring of settings, but having heard rave reviews of the company’s previous performances I was …Read More


Spotlight on society: Craft

This society gives people the chance to hang out and have a go at trying different crafts with great people in a very relaxed setting. It’s perfect for unwinding after a stressful week, and you get to have a good time trying to make anything from origami to shamballa jewelry. Even if a craft doesn’t …Read More


Spotlight on Society: The Lunar Society

James Digby sat down and chatted with BurnFM Arts about the awesome Lunar Society. This society is a discussion based society where anyone is welcome to come along. It is informal and it is very open minded towards all beliefs and views. People are welcome to come and participate or even just sit in and …Read More


The BBC Good Food Show Day 2: Katie and Lou’s Top Picks

As most food lovers will know, The Good Food show has opened once again at the NEC Birmingham for its winter show. Besides giving a vast variety of different foods from all around the globe, the show offers a range of drinks from flavoured water to much stronger beverages. Although food and drink are definitely …Read More