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INTERVIEW | Nativity the Musical | Simon Lipkin and Daniel Boys

Christmas arrives in Birmingham early this year with the smash-hit festive film Nativity being brought to the stage as a brand new musical. The feel-good family musical centres around St Bernadette’s School who are attempting to create a musical version of the traditional nativity play. Teacher Mr Maddens promises the children that a Hollywood producer will be…

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REVIEW | Stadium | Birmingham Rep

What happens when you integrate theatre and football? The Birmingham Rep’s new commission Stadium is the answer to that. As director Mohamed El Khatib delves into the passion, love and dedication towards football the Midlands really has. With the Midlands being an area dominated by football, particularly due to the rivalry between Aston Villa and Birmingham City,…

Exploring the Illuminati through dance with choreographer Rosie Kay

“‘Fake News’ and ‘Alternative Facts’ have become the news, and the fragile balance of trust between truth, the news, our leaders and the media has been fractured,” writes Rosie Kay, award-winning choreographer about her latest show MK Ultra, that looks at the idea of conspiracy theories in pop culture through powerfully hypnotic dance. Established in 2014, Rosie…

REVIEW | Cuttin’ It | UK Tour

Writer Charlene James has taken a stark look at female genital mutilation (FGM) and immersed that into a play about friendship, culture and the suffering young girls have to go through to become a woman. With three million girls undergoing some form of the FGM procedure, it is becoming a growing problem as over 500,000 women…

REVIEW | Beyond Caring |UK Tour

Beyond Caring explores dark humour in an intimate play about four people that work the night shift in a meat factory. Using innovative surroundings, the play takes place on the stage of the Birmingham Rep. With the audience positioned in thrust, the stage has been transformed into an industrial space that allows the audience to…

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