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INTERVIEW | Darragh Cowley and Nikita Johal on the Hope Mill Theatre’s Spring Awakening

With gritty and powerful themes of sexuality, religion and gender explored by a group of young teenagers that are discovering themselves, the Hope Mill Theatre are creating an intimate production of the pop-rock musical Spring Awakening. Opening off-Broadway in 2006, the musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is set in late-nineteenth-century Germany but resonates…

Christopher Eccleston as Mabeth and Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth - Credit: Richard Davenport

REVIEW | Macbeth | RSC

Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy Macbeth is cropping up all over this country this year, and Polly Findlay has directed a dynamic, high-powered production with the RSC this season. Telling the story of Scottish general Macbeth who is told by three witches that one day he will become king, he becomes fuelled by ambition and alongside his…

Fat Friends the Musical UK Tour

REVIEW | Fat Friends the Musical | UK Tour

Fifteen years on since the iconic TV show Fat Friends hit our television screens, Kay Mellor has brought the characters back to life in this uplifting musical production. Bursting with catchy musical numbers, exquisite humour and tremendous casting, it truly displays the relatable ups and downs of dieting. Set in Headingley in Leeds, the tight-knit…

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REVIEW | Ballet BC | UK Tour

Ever since I picked up the phone to Emily Molnar, artistic director of Ballet BC, I felt invested in the company as she articulated her passion and ideas so eloquently with real insight into the company’s vision. The Canadian contemporary ballet company are acclaimed for their collaborative and creation based work and are touring the…

Shop Front Theatre Festival

INSIDE | Theatre Absolute Launch Coventry’s Shop Front Theatre Festival

After Coventry’s successful bid for the City of Culture in 2021, the city are thriving with their innovative and creative arts scene. This March, Theatre Absolute are presenting the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre Festival UK’s featuring some of the most exciting new and established theatre makers and performers. I spoke to Artistic Director of Theatre Absolute,…

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