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Director Daniel Bailey and Ivan Oyik (Christopher) Photo credit: Ergo Films

REVIEW | Blue/Orange | Birmingham Rep

1 in 4 people struggle with mental health issues in the UK and it’s still a growing problem. Written twenty years ago, Joe Penhall’s Blue/Orange feels as if it were written yesterday as it tackles mental health and institutionalised racism head on.  Director Daniel Bailey has taken an impressive approach to telling the story of…

INTERVIEW |”I want Brum to shout now” Daniel Bailey on Directing Blue Orange and Building the Theatre Ecology In Birmingham

Daniel Bailey is a previous winner of the Regional Theatre Young Director’s Scheme before progressing to become a full-time Associate Director at the Birmingham Rep. Daniel is directing his first play in the Birmingham Rep’s main house – Joe Penhall’s Blue Orange. Blue Orange is a play about a young black man named Christopher who…

Kerry Ellis - A Night in the West End at the Town Hall in Birmingham

REVIEW | A Night in the West End | Birmingham Town Hall

The Town Hall in Birmingham last night celebrated the best of the West End with leading lady herself Kerry Ellis. The Let’s Singchoir alongside the English Pro Musica accompanied Kerry Ellis as she sang through her catalogue of show-stopping numbers.  The evening was conducted and compered by Artistic Director Matthew Hopkins who introduced each musical number with…

West End Women at Cadogan Hall

INTERVIEW | Jamie Lambert on Highlighting How Female Roles Have Changed in ‘West End Women’

Following the smash-hit concert There is Nothin’ Like a Dame, Lambert Jackson are putting on West End Women, a concert celebrating women in musical theatre featuring three of the West End’s most celebrated leading ladies.  Last May, Jamie Lambert and Eliza Jackson set up their production company with an aim to do things differently. After talking about musical…