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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…

Dance Consortium Ballet BC

INSIDE | Dance Consortium bring high-quality International Contemporary Dance to the Regions

It’s rare to find high-quality, international contemporary dance outside of the London circuit, but Dance Consortium are a company that succeeds in bringing fresh contemporary dance to stages across the United Kingdom. Having been around for eighteen years, Dance Consortium have been touring international dance companies across the country. Ros Robins, executive director of the…

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…

George's Marvellous Medicine Theatre

INTERVIEW | Lisa Howard Talks Capturing Children’s Imagination In George’s Marvellous Medicine

Known for his powerful imagination and captivating children’s stories, it is almost as if Roald Dahl’s books were made for the stage. With extravagant characters, each tale is uniquely different and bursting with magic. The Leicester Curve’s theatrical production of George’s Marvellous Medicine is currently touring the UK telling the story of young George and…

Gender equality in theatre Amy Stutz

INSIDE | Victoria Sadler Highlights the Lack of Female Playwrights & Gender Equality in the Arts Industry

Last year, 80 plays opened across the top London theatres; The Royal Court, National Theatre, Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Almeida Theatre and the Old Vic. Of those 80 new plays that opened, only 26.25% were written by women. The percentage itself doesn’t even reflect the industry as it is boosted by The Royal Court where…