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Posts by Hope Bolger

The Young REP festival 2015: ‘Hamlets’

9 Hamlets. 3 Ophelias. 10 floors of a library. This performance of Hamlet could have gone horribly wrong. Luckily, it didn’t. It was a great success. This adaptation of Hamlet – Hamlets is the culmination of a theatre research project by director Daniel Tyler as part of his PhD research into the adaption of well-known …Read More


Review: The King’s Speech at the REP

The King Speech, originally a West End play, adapted into an award-winning 2010 film is back touring the UK. The play sees Prince Albert (or Bertie) overcome a series of family troubles and speech impediment with the help of his therapist, and friend, Lionel Logue to become a worthy King. The King’s Speech as a …Read More


Spotlight on society: Philosophy

Eleanor and Joe told BurnFM Arts about the engaging and fun Philosophy Society. It is not just a departmental society, anyone can join and get involved by coming to talks or socials. It’s simply a way for anyone who would want to talk about any area of philosophy to find people with similar interests to …Read More


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


The BBC Good Food Show: Top Picks for Students

The Good Food Show has opened its doors once again – bringing the finest range of food and drink from across the country. Ellie and Hope went along to the first day of the event to take a look at the extensive range of food and drink available, deciding to focus on the best buys …Read More


Interview with chef Phil Vickery at the Good Food Show

As you walk around the Good Food Show it is clear to see that gluten free food has really taken off, with more chefs coming round to the idea experimenting with alternative ingredients. After watching Phil Vickery at the The Bakes and Cakes Stage cook up some gluten free alternatives to family favourites, we managed …Read More


Review: The Kite Runner at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

I’m here with Vicky and Autumn who went to see ‘The Kite Runner’ at Birmingham REP last week. Most people have heard of ‘The Kite Runner’ in one form or another. It was originally a book, then a film and now has been made into a stage production, but for those who don’t know, would …Read More


Interview with Clean Bandit

Last week BurnFM’s Hope Bolger and Faye Curran caught up with Neil from Clean Bandit on the Birmingham date of their UK tour. They talked about the formation of the band, how they developed their unique sound and breaking into the UK charts. An interview not to miss by a band on the rise! The next time …Read More