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Lachlan Monaghan as Claras Dancing Partner and Karla Doorbar as Clara in The Nutcracker

INTERVIEW | Lachlan Monaghan Talks Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Nutcraker

Whether it’s the Christmas tree, the stuffed turkey or jingle bells, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas in Birmingham without the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker. Many Brummies would argue it is one of the city’s most important traditions, along with the German market of course. I spoke to Lachlan Monaghan, a First Artist…

INTERVIEW | Nicole Thomson talks Anjali Dance Company’s ‘Genius’

Anjali Dance Company is touring the UK with a double-bill of work by renowned award-winning choreographers Gary Clarke and Lea Anderson. This exceptionally talented dance company is made up of dancers with learning disabilities and they create innovative and groundbreaking work. Nicole Thomson is the founder and Artistic Director of Anjali Dance Company who formed…

REVIEW | Some Greater Class | The Lowry

Hidden away at the top of the Lowry is the Compass Room, frequently used for weddings and events the theatre are utilising this fantastic space to stage the provocative and sexually powerful Some Greater Class. With the set resembling a modern-day garden of Eden, choreographer Holly Blakey delves into the hyper-sexualised language of modern music…

REVIEW | Aladdin | Birmingham Royal Ballet

David Bintley’s Aladdin transports you into a whole new world with its sublime choreography and glittering productions values that cement why Birmingham Royal Ballet truly pull out all the stops in their divine performances that uses magic and illusion to create a splendid ballet that both shines and shimmers. Opening in old Arabia, the story…

INTERVIEW | Emma Jayne Park Talks Cancer, Mental Health and Accessible Theatre

Emma Jayne Park is the Artistic Director of Cultured Mongrel which she founded as a means to impact the sector beyond simply touring work. Emma is described to make ‘socio-political performances and installations as a catalyst for deepening discussion and encouraging social change.’ Currently touring with 2Faced Dance’s Outlands, a triple bill of contemporary dance…

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