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Good Dog at Birmingham Rep

REVIEW | Good Dog |UK Tour

With his Olivier award nominations for his smash-hit play Misty, Arinzé Kene is no stranger to writing hard-hitting, honest and powerful plays about inner-city life. Good Dog takes a younger, more innocent experience as we follow a boy growing up in London and discovering himself. Simply believing that by being good, good things will happen…

REVIEW | Concubine | Birmingham Rep

Written and performed by Amahra Spence, Concubine is a hard-hitting play that explores human trafficking in our modern world. In this one-woman play, Amahra takes the audience through a vulnerable 16-year-old girl’s painful experience as she is manipulated and abused. Amahra’s authentic language creates a character that is scarily relatable. As she deals with teenage…

As You Like It at the RSC. Credit: Topher McGrillis

REVIEW | As You Like It | RSC

The RSC take the phrase ‘all the world’s a stage’ and creates a production of As You Like It that invites the audience into their theatrical world, taking them on a journey through the lives of a collection of characters and their varieties of love. It’s an ensemble piece but tells the story of young…

Come From Away - West End Production, London Cast

REVIEW | Come From Away | West End

Come From Away is an empowering story that honours what is lost, but commemorates what is found during heart-wrenching tragedy. Telling the story of a small town’s kindness and selflessness when disaster struck, it’s a moving reminder that love triumphs all. The day of the 9/11 terror attacks the US airspace closed, and 38 planes…

Director Daniel Bailey and Ivan Oyik (Christopher) Photo credit: Ergo Films

REVIEW | Blue/Orange | Birmingham Rep

1 in 4 people struggle with mental health issues in the UK and it’s still a growing problem. Written twenty years ago, Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange feels as if it were written yesterday as it tackles mental health and institutionalised racism head on.  Director Daniel Bailey has taken an impressive approach to telling the story of…

Kerry Ellis - A Night in the West End at the Town Hall in Birmingham

REVIEW | A Night in the West End | Birmingham Town Hall

The Town Hall in Birmingham last night celebrated the best of the West End with leading lady herself Kerry Ellis. The Let’s Singchoir alongside the English Pro Musica accompanied Kerry Ellis as she sang through her catalogue of show-stopping numbers.  The evening was conducted and compered by Artistic Director Matthew Hopkins who introduced each musical number with…