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Joan Iyiola as Joan and Alexander Cobb as Ferdinand. Photo by Helen Maybanks

REVIEW | The Duchess of Malfi | RSC

Audience members were offered a blanket when they walked into the second half of The Duchess of Malfi in preparation for the blood-filled spectacle they were about to be (quite literally) engulfed in. The powerful story of misogyny, treachery and revenge is both shocking and striking. John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, written in the…

King Arthur Spamalot UK Tour

REVIEW | Spamalot | UK Tour

Monty Python’s Spamalot has been around for years and despite it being my first time seeing it, it feels incredibly fresh and foolishly funny. I went into this show quite blind, having not seen any of the films, nor knowing anything about Monty Python. My only experience has been when the cast sang a couple of…

Hairspray UK Tour review Amy Stutz

REVIEW | Hairspray | UK Tour

Bursting with bright, bouncy and colourful numbers Hairspray is a musical with real heart and a strong message of equality. Telling the story of a young girl who just wants to dance on television, Tracy Turnblad dreams of being on The Corny Collins Show but when she turns up to audition, she is told she…

Aden Gilett as Arthur Winslow and Tessa Peake-Jones as Grace Winslow (c) Alastair Muir

REVIEW | The Winslow Boy | UK Tour

Providing a window into the Edwardian life, Terence Rattigan’s play The Winslow Boy is a story of miscarriage of justice not told from a courtroom, but the living room of the Winslow’s grand house. It’s a clever production that enables us an audience to directly step into their lives and witness the story of young…

REVIEW | Elephant | Birmingham Rep

Families don’t come perfectly packaged like we see on the television adverts, and in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new production Elephant, she explores the truth behind the word family and all the secrets, lies, deception and disagreement that comes with it. Elephant is a thought-provoking and commanding production that delves into the lives of a British…

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