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The Lowry Week 53

INSIDE | Your Guide to The Lowry’s Theatrical Week 53 Festival (Week 2)

The Lowry turned 18 this year, and their annual theatre festival Week 53 returns to challenge convention and celebrate the ‘coming of age’. After a hugely successful first week of powerful performances, events and immersive screenings, The Lowry are kicking off week 2 of their festival. The festival includes 100 artists and 70 performances that span 12…

Shop Front Theatre Festival

INSIDE | Theatre Absolute Launch Coventry’s Shop Front Theatre Festival

After Coventry’s successful bid for the City of Culture in 2021, the city are thriving with their innovative and creative arts scene. This March, Theatre Absolute are presenting the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre Festival UK’s featuring some of the most exciting new and established theatre makers and performers. I spoke to Artistic Director of Theatre Absolute,…

REVIEW | Love’s Labour’s Lost | RSC UK Tour

Shakespeare’s comedy Love’s Labour’s Lost plays around with melodramatic dialogue and exuberant characterisation to create a performance about infatuation. It’s a sharp play that centres around the King of Navarre and his companions, as they vow to never even look at a woman for three years whilst they complete their study and fasting. However, shortly after the…

NEWS | Artsfest | Wolverhampton

The University of Wolverhampton have officially launched Artsfest 2016, a seven week celebration of the creative culture in Wolverhampton. With over 20 arts organisations and venues such as the Grand Theatre, the Arena Theatre, Lichfield Cathedral and many more, the festival will program work from across the Faculty of Arts at the university, and professional work…

Top Hat

Last night I took a step back in time to the glitz and glamour of the 1930’s and experienced the magical musical Top Hat, based on the classic film starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers. The authenticity of the musical’s music, by the ever so talented Irving Berlin, really created the nostalgia and ambiance of 1930’s Broadway. As the gold…