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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…

Paapa Essidu Hamlet the RSC UK Tour

REVIEW | RSC’s Hamlet | UK Tour

Created in 2016 to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, Paapa Essiedu is reviving his powerful performance of Hamlet as the RSC take the production on tour. Director Simon Godwin’s adaptation of Hamlet is a breath of fresh air, the vibrant production set in Africa brings bright colours and intensity to the classic Shakespeare play. Known as…

REVIEW | The Weir | UK Tour

20 years since The Weir moved audiences at The Royal Court Theatre in 1997, the Olivier award-winning production is a fine example of storytelling as a group of Irish locals meet in a pub and share their stories. Set in the depth of the country, the locals are intrigued by a Dublin woman who has…

REVIEW | Shrek the Musical | UK Tour

The charming tale of everybody’s favourite ogre has been taken from screen to stage to create the spectacular Shrek The Musical.  The musical truly brings the story to life as it delves deeper into the storyline to produce a much more developed version of the film. It takes you back in time to Shrek and Fiona’s childhood,…