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Brighton Rock 2018 Gloria Onitiri as Ida

REVIEW | Brighton Rock | UK Tour

Peaky Blinders meets Romeo and Juliet in the 60s gangster love story Brighton Rock. Adapted by Graham Greene’s classic novel, it is a story set in the heart of the British seaside town. When a young waitress witnesses a gang’s activity, their enforcer Pinkie is fearful he’ll be found out so tricks her into falling…

INTERVIEW | Darragh Cowley and Nikita Johal on the Hope Mill Theatre’s Spring Awakening

With gritty and powerful themes of sexuality, religion and gender explored by a group of young teenagers that are discovering themselves, the Hope Mill Theatre are creating an intimate production of the pop-rock musical Spring Awakening. Opening off-Broadway in 2006, the musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is set in late-nineteenth-century Germany but resonates…

Christopher Eccleston as Mabeth and Niamh Cusack as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth - Credit: Richard Davenport

REVIEW | Macbeth | RSC

Shakespeare’s Scottish tragedy Macbeth is cropping up all over this country this year, and Polly Findlay has directed a dynamic, high-powered production with the RSC this season. Telling the story of Scottish general Macbeth who is told by three witches that one day he will become king, he becomes fuelled by ambition and alongside his…

Fat Friends the Musical UK Tour

REVIEW | Fat Friends the Musical | UK Tour

Fifteen years on since the iconic TV show Fat Friends hit our television screens, Kay Mellor has brought the characters back to life in this uplifting musical production. Bursting with catchy musical numbers, exquisite humour and tremendous casting, it truly displays the relatable ups and downs of dieting. Set in Headingley in Leeds, the tight-knit…

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