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Jude Christian OthelloMacbeth HOME and Lyric Hammersmith

INTERVIEW | Jude Christian on Combining Othello & Macbeth to Focus on the Female Voices

In a collaboration between HOME and the Lyric Hammersmith, director Jude Christian is creating a two-hour staging of two of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. OthelloMacbeth is a unique retelling putting the voices of the women at the forefront of the action. I spoke to Jude about her adaptation and the challenge of making Shakespeare resonate…

Siobhan Athwal in Wasted the Musical Southwark Playhouse

Siobhan Athwal on Telling the Bold True Story of the Brontë Sisters in Rock Musical Wasted

Hitting the Southwark Playhouse this September is the new rock musical Wasted, that tells the true story of the Brontë sisters like you’ve never seen them before. “It is a rock documentary and all-access account of their triumph and heartbreak, celebrating the Brontë sister’s lives and putting them on the map,” Siobhan Athwal told me, who is…

Freeman Strictly Arts at the Belgrade Theatre

REVIEW | Freeman | UK Tour

Freeman is a brilliantly bold and utterly remarkable piece of fringe theatre that takes a defiant look at institutionalised racism. Strictly Arts use physical theatre to tell true stories and prove how far we really haven’t come since the first man in America to plead Insanity in his defence. Award-winning writer Camilla Whitehall has crafted…

Flashdance, the musical. Theatre review at Belgrade Coventry

REVIEW | Flashdance | UK Tour

80s fever hits the Belgrade Theatre with the new UK tour of Flashdance starring Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton. Striking some fierce moves, this feel-good spectacle tells the story of a young girl with big dreams to make it as a dancer. Alex Owens works as a steel welder in a man’s world but dreams…

Giovanni Ravelo The Trocks Dance Consortium

INTERVIEW | Giovanni Ravelo Talks Tutus, Tiaras and Pointe Shoes in all-male Ballet Company The Trocks

The world’s foremost all-male comic ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (The Trocks) combine ballet and drag to create a real spectacle. The male ballet dancers explore pointework as they take on numerous roles, both male and female to create a company that boasts high-quality technique, beautiful presentation and hilarious characterisation. Based in…