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REVIEW | Cats | UK & European Tour

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats is brought to the stage in this slick, animated and electric production based on the words from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats. Whilst there is no straight storyline, the musical consists of a group of cats that have gathered in an old scrapyard at the Jellicle Ball to…

REVIEW | King Lear | Royal Exchange Theatre & Talawa Theatre Company & Birmingham Repertory Theatre

In commemoration of 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, Royal Exchange Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre present King Lear. The tragic story of ancient Britain in which King Lear decides to give up his crown and divide his power between his three daughters. Don Warrington, known for his role in Death…

REVIEW | Ballet BC | IDFB

Last night International Dance Festival Birmingham came to a close with a stunning triple bill from Ballet BC, an evening of three leading voices in contemporary dance. Championing female choreographers, the three diverse pieces express different ideas through contemporary dance combined with ballet technique. Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar opens the show with her…

REVIEW | Parade | Hope Mill Theatre

Opening at the Confederate Memorial Day Parade in Atlanta, commemorating the loss of the American Civil War 50 years earlier. Parade tells the true story of Leo Frank, a Jewish man and superintendent of a pencil factory who was accused off abusing and killing his 13-year-old employee Mary Phagan. With the city of Atlanta demanding…

REVIEW | Dance: Sampled | IDFB

To celebrate International Dance Festival Birmingham, the Birmingham Hippodrome present a collective performance of different samples of dance. Opening the show is Wayne McGregor’s company performing Outlier, a performance that inventively uses the dynamic sounds of the violin to echo in the choreography. The performance itself creates a lot of imagery through partner work, each…

NEWS | Artsfest | Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton have officially launched Artsfest 2016, a seven week celebration of the creative culture in Wolverhampton. With over 20 arts organisations and venues such as the Grand Theatre, the Arena Theatre, Lichfield Cathedral and many more, the festival will program work from across the Faculty of Arts at the university, and professional work…