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INSIDE | Birmingham 2022 Handover Announces First City-based Artists

INSIDE | Birmingham 2022 Handover Announces First City-based Artists and want YOU to get Involved!

Film maker Daniel Alexander, rapper Lady Sanity and choreographer Rosie Kay are the first artists to be announced taking part in Birmingham’s handover ceremony performed live at the Carrara Stadium, Gold Coast, Australia. With a global televised audience of one billion people, Birmingham rapper Lady Sanity will be heading out to Australia to perform, Rosie…

Joan Iyiola as Joan and Alexander Cobb as Ferdinand. Photo by Helen Maybanks

REVIEW | The Duchess of Malfi | RSC

Audience members were offered a blanket when they walked into the second half of The Duchess of Malfi in preparation for the blood-filled spectacle they were about to be (quite literally) engulfed in. The powerful story of misogyny, treachery and revenge is both shocking and striking. John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, written in the…

Deborah McAndrew's Hard Times at the Lowry

Interview | Deborah McAndrew Talks Arts Education and Bringing Dickens’ Hard Times to the Stage

Northern Broadsides are back at The Lowry with their latest production of Hard Times, the classic Northern story written by Charles Dickens. Adapting it for the stage, this production is set in Coketown, a town where imagination is forbidden. Focusing on the story of Thomas Gradgrind who will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school…

King Arthur Spamalot UK Tour

REVIEW | Spamalot | UK Tour

Monty Python’s Spamalot has been around for years and despite it being my first time seeing it, it feels incredibly fresh and foolishly funny. I went into this show quite blind, having not seen any of the films, nor knowing anything about Monty Python. My only experience has been when the cast sang a couple of…

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…

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