REVIEW: Welsh National Opera’s ‘Carmen’, Birmingham Hippodrome

‘The bullring is crowded’ as audiences flock to the Birmingham Hippodrome to see the Welsh National Opera’s acclaimed production of ‘Carmen’. Set in 1970s South America, Jo Davies’ production sees a tense, thrilling outpouring of emotion set to Bizet’s iconic and alluring score.  Dangerous and beautiful, ‘Carmen’ is an intoxicating opera that seduces the senses … Continue reading REVIEW: Welsh National Opera’s ‘Carmen’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘Circus 1903’, Birmingham Hippodrome

Roll up and experience the golden age of circus as ‘Circus 1903’ rolls into town. Recreating an authentic turn-of-the-century circus inside one of the UK’s leading arts venues, ‘Circus 1903’ brings all the magic of the circus and all the fun of the fair to the Birmingham Hippodrome. A daring, dazzling, dizzying demonstration of skill … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Circus 1903’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘Jack the Ripper: The Victims’, Blue Orange Theatre

The mystery of Jack the Ripper is one that has continued to baffle historians, journalists, and amateur Ripperologists to this day. Who was he? Why did he do it?  It is no secret that many are drawn by the story of the Ripper. An equally compelling story however, one that is too often overlooked but … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Jack the Ripper: The Victims’, Blue Orange Theatre

REVIEW: ZooNation’s ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’, Birmingham Hippodrome

ZooNation’s smash-hit, Olivier Award-nominated production ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’ returns to the stage this autumn after thrilling audiences when it first opened in 2011.  Written and directed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Kate Prince, with original music by DJ Walde and Josh Cohen, the production fuses together themes from Billy Wilder’s ‘Some Like It … Continue reading REVIEW: ZooNation’s ‘Some Like It Hip Hop’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)’, Birmingham REP

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that all Jane Austen adaptations in possession of an all-female cast, pop songs, and a slab of Viennetta, must make for a rollicking night at the theatre. With direction from Paul Brotherston, theatre company Blood of the Young bring their unique take on a Jane Austen classic to the … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Pride and Prejudice* (*sort of)’, Birmingham REP