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REVIEW | Annie | UK Tour

The UK Tour of Annie starring Lesley Joseph as Miss Hannigan is a refreshing revamp of a classic musical. Taking inspiration from the current child-focused musicals currently in the West End, Annie has a contemporary feel which is enhanced by the staging and costumes. The stage is covered in brightly coloured jigsaw pieces which create a map…

INTERVIEW | Sonja Lawrenson | Women in Creative Industries

As a lecturer in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature at Manchester Metropolitan University, Sonja’s research centres around women’s writing from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, with a keen interest in Irish literature, eighteenth-century imperialism, Romantic Orientalism, feminist criticism and postcolonial theory. As a highly intelligent academic, Sonja talked to me about education, the feminist…

REVIEW | The Government Inspector | UK Tour

The Government Inspector is a comedy based in Russia, The Birmingham Repertory Theatre in association with Ramps On The Moon present a contemporary adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s sensational play. David Harrower has superbly adapted the script, the modernisation of the language is hilariously witty and the actor’s slick comedy timing does the script justice. It is…

INTERVIEW | Yvonne Murphy | Women in the Creative Industries

“Why do you identify as a feminist?”, I asked Yvonne when I first sat down with her at the British Council’s Women in the Creative Industries event. “Because I’m a human being” she responded. Yvonne Murphy is a Freelance Director/Producer and Artistic Director of Omidaze Productions. She directed an all-female Richard III and Henrey IV co-production with Wales…