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Kate Whitley Birmingham Royal Ballet

INTERVIEW | Kate Whitley on Composing for Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new Ballet Now Programme

Birmingham Royal Ballet’s new initiative Ballet Now is joining forces with Sadler’s Wells to create a major new development programme for classical choreographers. Twice a year, the scheme supports a commission helping a total of six artists – one choreographer, composer and designer for each commission. I spoke to Kate Whitley, a young female composer…

Tartuffe at the RSC - Credit: Topher McGrillis

REVIEW | Tartuffe | RSC

Telling the story of a Pakistani Muslim family from Birmingham, the RSC’s adaptation of Moliére’s Tartuffe is superbly contemporary and brilliantly funny. Adapted by the writers of Goodness Gracious Me, The Kumars and Citizen Khan, Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto, it’s rich in humour. Telling the story of the Pervaiz family who are modern Muslims…

Michelle Bonnard Tartuffe at the RSC

INTERVIEW | Michelle Bonnard on Returning to her Roots in the RSC’s Tartuffe

The RSC are bringing Moliére’s classic Tartuffe right into 21stcentury Birmingham with this brand new version by BAFTA and Emmy-Award winning writers Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto. After writing hit TV shows such as The Office, Goodness Gracious Me, and The Kumars, this farcical play is set right in the heart of Birmingham’s Asian community….

Dust Trafalgar Studios

REVIEW | Dust | Trafalgar Studios

Dust is a powerful and shocking piece of theatre written and performed by Milly Thomas about suicide and mental health. This performance feels like a punch in the stomach, it’s so raw but so incredibly important as it portrays the dangerous effects of mental health. Milly plays a young woman named Alice who has taken…