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REVIEW | Guys and Dolls | UK Tour

Echoing the success of the West End revival that opened in 2015, the Guys and Dolls UK Tour provides an outstanding production of Frank Loesser’s classic musical. Set in New York, Nathan Detroit is a middle aged gambler who has been engaged to his fiance Miss Adelaide for 14 years, a woman who is desperate to get…

REVIEW | Footloose | UK Tour

Gareth Gates’s understudy Luke Thornton steps up to the plate and steals the show as foolishly dim Willard in this dynamic production of Footloose based on the 1980s cult film. Ren McCormick, a Chicago city boy struggles to settle into the conformed town of Bomont, where the freedom is limited and dancing is strictly prohibited. Due to a…

REVIEW | Shakespeare Triple Bill | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet continue their exploration of Shakespeare with a triple bill that is innovatively choreographed by three outstanding choreographers that display Birmingham Royal Ballet’s phenomenal technique, skill and versatility. Choreographer Jessica Lang wanted to explore Shakespeare’s words, therefore drew upon his sonnets. She then pulled five sonnets that all have strong themes. The title of the…

REVIEW | Chicago | UK Tour

Inspired by the jazz music from the 20s, Chicago is a slick and saucy production that gives us an insight into the lives of the murderesses in the Cook County Jail. The Olivier and Tony award winning show is the second-longest running show to grace the Broadway stage. With murder a hot topic in the papers,…

REVIEW | Taming Of The Shrew | Birmingham Royal Ballet

There have been many adaptations and revivals of Shakespeare’s classics this year in commemoration of 400 years since his death. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Taming Of The Shrew is magnificent, comedic and completely mesmerising. Elisha Willis, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stunning dancer that originated David Bintley’s Cinderella, takes to the stage for the last time…

REVIEW | Cuttin’ It | UK Tour

Writer Charlene James has taken a stark look at female genital mutilation (FGM) and immersed that into a play about friendship, culture and the suffering young girls have to go through to become a woman. With three million girls undergoing some form of the FGM procedure, it is becoming a growing problem as over 500,000 women…