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Freeman Strictly Arts at the Belgrade Theatre

REVIEW | Freeman | UK Tour

Freeman is a brilliantly bold and utterly remarkable piece of fringe theatre that takes a defiant look at institutionalised racism. Strictly Arts use physical theatre to tell true stories and prove how far we really haven’t come since the first man in America to plead Insanity in his defence. Award-winning writer Camilla Whitehall has crafted…

Flashdance, the musical. Theatre review at Belgrade Coventry

REVIEW | Flashdance | UK Tour

80s fever hits the Belgrade Theatre with the new UK tour of Flashdance starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton. Striking some fierce moves, this feel-good spectacle tells the story of a young girl with big dreams to make it as a dancer. Alex Owens works as a steel welder in a man’s world but dreams…

Sparks Review at Edinburgh Fringe

REVIEW | Sparks | Edinburgh Fringe

Sparks is a beautifully poignant show telling the story of a woman searching for love amidst grief. Performed by Jessica Butcher and Anoushka Lucas, they tell her story through both music and monologue. After seeing Flipping the Bird Theatre’s 2016 Edinburgh Fringe production of Torch, a show that I still think about today, it was…

Loop Review Edinburgh Fringe 2018

REVIEW | Loop | Edinburgh Fringe

Crossing three generations, five decades and multiple popular music styles, Boxless Theatre’s Loop tells the story of a family’s dynamic across the ages through music. Opening in 1965, a young woman from London decides enough is enough and packs her life into a small brown suitcase to take the train to Manchester embarking on a…

RSC Merry Wives of Windsor

REVIEW | Merry Wives of Windsor | RSC

Tackling the comedy of Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor and making it appeal to a young audience seems like a challenge, but the RSC’s latest production is lavish, stylish and ludicrously funny. Director Fiona Laird has completely transformed this Shakespearean comedy with her totally modern approach. With bright colours, camp characters and lots of sparkle,…

REVIEW | Dragon Slayer | Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle’s spectacular summer show is an immersive production that takes the audience on a historical journey into the entangled love story of two star-crossed lovers. This brand new night-time show pushes boundaries as a theatrical production that blends a captivating family story with mindblowing special effects. The 10th-century tale tells the story of a…