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August Bank Holiday | Summer in Southside

Summer in Southside is an annual event presented by The Birmingham Hippodrome which brings free street performances to Southside such as circus, dance and theatre. Across and around the Hippodrome square, Hurst Street and The Arcadian, plenty of free fun and performances will be available for anyone to come and enjoy. The perfect chance to come and enjoy…

Is The Cost of Drama School Putting too much Financial Pressure on Young Aspiring Actors?

If you flip through the pages of your theatre programmes, whether it is a musical or a stage play, each actor’s headshot and information clearly states which drama school they received training from. Many of the same drama schools pop up, Arts Educational School, Guildford School of Acting, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Bird College…

Review: War Horse

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about War Horse’s recent interview with Michael Morpurgo, the author of the book War Horse. I was then invited to go down to London and watch the show and what an experience that was. I’d previously seen the show at the Birmingham Hippodrome a few years ago…

Review: Oklahoma

Rogers and Hammerstein’s first collaboration Oklahoma delighted audiences at the Birmingham Hippodrome last night. From the moment Curly (Ashley Day) began Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin I knew I was in for a treat. Considering it was one of the first ever musicals, the show at times did feel a little dated, however the actors provided electric energy which…

BE Festival

On Tuesday I attended the opening night of BE Festival. Upon approaching the Birmingham Rep I could hear music blasting through the windows and as soon as I walked through the door I was surprised with so much creation and colour. The creators of BE Festival don’t hold back, the entirety of the foyer was…