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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…

Birmingham Royal Ballet Sleeping Beauty Review Amy Stutz

REVIEW | The Sleeping Beauty | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Like stepping straight into a dream, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty is a grand and lavish production that captures the artistry of Sir Peter Wright’s sublime choreography, performed exquisitely by the company. Created for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s predecessor, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet, in 1984, it remains impeccably beautiful. With a gorgeous score by Tchaikovsky performed…

REVIEW | Mamma Mia | UK Tour

Mamma Mia is the feel-good jukebox musical of the summer, oozing with vitality and soundtracked by ABBA’s ageless classic hits. Shortly after opening on the West End in 1999, Meryl Streep’s blockbuster film adaptation of the musical hit the big screen in 2008. With the film’s success, the musical has gone from strength to strength and this year…

REVIEW | Strangers On A Train | UK Tour

Made famous by the Hitchcock movie, when two complete strangers meet on a train, both of their lives change forever. Craig Warner’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Strangers On A Train brings mystery and suspense to the old-fashioned thriller. With a striking set design, it is intricately designed to open and close on different areas. Set…

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