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INTERVIEW | Rudi Dharmalingam Talks the Power of Political Tragedy Mary Stuart

Following a critically acclaimed sold-out season at the Almeida Theatre, Mary Stuart is a dynamic political drama about lust, pride and power. Written in 1800, Robert Icke’s explosive adaptation brings the resonate themes of the production to a 21st-century audience. The fight to death between two killer queens is both riveting and entirely stunning. I spoke to…

INTERVIEW | Darragh Cowley and Nikita Johal on the Hope Mill Theatre’s Spring Awakening

With gritty and powerful themes of sexuality, religion and gender explored by a group of young teenagers that are discovering themselves, the Hope Mill Theatre are creating an intimate production of the pop-rock musical Spring Awakening. Opening off-Broadway in 2006, the musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater is set in late-nineteenth-century Germany but resonates…

Fat Friends the Musical UK Tour

REVIEW | Fat Friends the Musical | UK Tour

Fifteen years on since the iconic TV show Fat Friends hit our television screens, Kay Mellor has brought the characters back to life in this uplifting musical production. Bursting with catchy musical numbers, exquisite humour and tremendous casting, it truly displays the relatable ups and downs of dieting. Set in Headingley in Leeds, the tight-knit…

REVIEW | Strangers On A Train | UK Tour

Made famous by the Hitchcock movie, when two complete strangers meet on a train, both of their lives change forever. Craig Warner’s adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Strangers On A Train brings mystery and suspense to the old-fashioned thriller. With a striking set design, it is intricately designed to open and close on different areas. Set…

REVIEW | Shrek the Musical | UK Tour

The charming tale of everybody’s favourite ogre has been taken from screen to stage to create the spectacular Shrek The Musical.  The musical truly brings the story to life as it delves deeper into the storyline to produce a much more developed version of the film. It takes you back in time to Shrek and Fiona’s childhood,…

INTERVIEW | Joey Parsad Talks The Hilarious ‘Around The World In 80 Days’ Coming to The Lowry This Christmas

Bringing bundles of humour to the Lowry’s Quays theatre this Christmas is the hilarious extravaganza that is Around The World In 80 days. The classic feel-good production is perfect for all the family as it tells the story of Phileas Fogg who wagers his life’s fortune to circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days. The…

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