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REVIEW | The Addams Family | UK Tour

Last night the kooky clan arrived in Wolverhampton and the devilishly delightful Broadway musical was brought to life on the Grand Theatre’s stage. Reviving the characters that we all love, the musical focuses on Wednesday Addams who has grown up from her mischievous childhood self into a rebellious eighteen-year-old. Her weird and wonderful family who…

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…

INTERVIEW | Rabiah Hussain Talks Where I Live And What I Live For

Taking American novelist Henry David Thoreau’s provocation ‘We are not where we are, but in a false position’ as a central theme, Theatre Absolute are commissioning personal and political stories to reflect that. Rabiah Hussain is a playwright, poet, performer and storyteller and has written a powerful, thought-provoking monologue Where I Live And What I Live For….

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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