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Solidarity: The Relationships That Shape Billy Elliot the Musical

“I think it is such a beautifully crafted show – beautifully directed, beautifully written, beautifully choreographed – everything about it is perfection,” explains Annette McLaughlin who plays the extravagant northern ballet teacher Mrs Wilkinson. After a successful eleven year run on the West End, the Billy Elliot UK tour brings the moving story of a…

Mamma Mia | A Day In The Life

After reviewing Mamma Mia at the Hippodrome last month, an utterly cheesy and ultimate feel-good musical, I was ecstatic to be able to be following two of the cast members around backstage before the curtain went up on a Tuesday evening. Mamma Mia has been seen by over 60 million people since it first opened…

REVIEW | Shakespeare Triple Bill | Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet continue their exploration of Shakespeare with a triple bill that is innovatively choreographed by three outstanding choreographers that display Birmingham Royal Ballet’s phenomenal technique, skill and versatility. Choreographer Jessica Lang wanted to explore Shakespeare’s words, therefore drew upon his sonnets. She then pulled five sonnets that all have strong themes. The title of the…

REVIEW | Taming Of The Shrew | Birmingham Royal Ballet

There have been many adaptations and revivals of Shakespeare’s classics this year in commemoration of 400 years since his death. Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Taming Of The Shrew is magnificent, comedic and completely mesmerising. Elisha Willis, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s stunning dancer that originated David Bintley’s Cinderella, takes to the stage for the last time…

REVIEW | Cats | UK & European Tour

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats is brought to the stage in this slick, animated and electric production based on the words from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats. Whilst there is no straight storyline, the musical consists of a group of cats that have gathered in an old scrapyard at the Jellicle Ball to…

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