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5-Artists of Ballet BC in Solo Echo Photo by Wendy D.jpg

REVIEW | Ballet BC | UK Tour

Ever since I picked up the phone to Emily Molnar, artistic director of Ballet BC, I felt invested in the company as she articulated her passion and ideas so eloquently with real insight into the company’s vision. The Canadian contemporary ballet company are acclaimed for their collaborative and creation based work and are touring the…

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,…

Joan Iyiola as Joan and Alexander Cobb as Ferdinand. Photo by Helen Maybanks

REVIEW | The Duchess of Malfi | RSC

Audience members were offered a blanket when they walked into the second half of The Duchess of Malfi in preparation for the blood-filled spectacle they were about to be (quite literally) engulfed in. The powerful story of misogyny, treachery and revenge is both shocking and striking. John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, written in the…

Deborah McAndrew's Hard Times at the Lowry

Interview | Deborah McAndrew Talks Arts Education and Bringing Dickens’ Hard Times to the Stage

Northern Broadsides are back at The Lowry with their latest production of Hard Times, the classic Northern story written by Charles Dickens. Adapting it for the stage, this production is set in Coketown, a town where imagination is forbidden. Focusing on the story of Thomas Gradgrind who will not permit fanciful thoughts in his school…

King Arthur Spamalot UK Tour

REVIEW | Spamalot | UK Tour

Monty Python’s Spamalot has been around for years and despite it being my first time seeing it, it feels incredibly fresh and foolishly funny. I went into this show quite blind, having not seen any of the films, nor knowing anything about Monty Python. My only experience has been when the cast sang a couple of…