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BE Festival

  On Thursday I was invited to the launch of BE Festival, Birmingham’s biggest performing arts festival, displaying the best of European’s theatre. BE Festival is an annual event that takes place at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre. ‘BE’ being short for Birmingham European, the festival is a combination of performances from all around Europe. There are…

Review: Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing tells the classic love story of Baby and Johnny that we all know and love. Set in 1987, Baby is spending the summer vacation in Catskill with her parents. When she is asked to be Johnny Castle’s dance partner she inevitably falls in love with him and the beautiful love story is portrayed…

Upcoming theatre: Little Women

Little Women is a classic tale about sisterhood, friendship and love. The story surrounds the lives of the four March sisters and it’s beautifully brought to the Old Rep stage next week. Jo March, played by Elise Jones, is the definition of a strong modern feminist. She fights against the gender stereotypes forced upon her as she strives…

Cirkopolis

Last night the circus came to Birmingham, Cirque Éloize brought the captivating contemporary circus performance Cirkopolis to the stage. For the first Circus production that I’ve ever seen, I preempted the impressive acrobatics but I did not expect it to be so beautifully moving. Whilst Cirque Éloize exudes European humour and typical silly circus moments, the simplicity…

Top Hat

Last night I took a step back in time to the glitz and glamour of the 1930’s and experienced the magical musical Top Hat, based on the classic film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. The authenticity of the musical’s music, by the ever so talented Irving Berlin, really created the nostalgia and ambiance of 1930’s Broadway. As the gold…

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