REVIEW: ‘The Colour Purple’, Birmingham Hippodrome

  The Birmingham Hippodrome and Leicester Curve bring ‘The Colour Purple’ to the stage, an inspiring musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker.   We follow heroine Celie who, a victim of racism, sexism, and physical abuse, finds a strength in the powerful women around her, and undergoes a personal awakening as … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘The Colour Purple’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, Birmingham Hippodrome

  ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ tells the biblical story of Joseph who, as the favoured son, is given by his father a coat of many colours. His eleven brothers green with envy, they sell him into slavery, and Joseph must rise through the ranks of Potiphar’s household. When Potiphar’s wife tries to seduce … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘Sweat’, Gielgud Theatre

  Following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play ‘Sweat’ is now running for 50 performances only at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre, directed by Lynette Linton.    Set in Reading, Pennsylvania, the play follows a community whose friendships are ruptured when de-industrialisation sets in, with ultimately tragic consequences.   … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Sweat’, Gielgud Theatre

REVIEW: ‘Hobson’s Choice’, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

  Marking David Bintley’s final season as Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, the company perform ‘Hobson’s Choice’, a classic and popular ballet based on English playwright and author Harold Brighouse’s play of the same name.   Set in Salford in the 1880s, the ballet follows the three daughters of Henry Hobson, proprietor of a … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Hobson’s Choice’, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘Rosmersholm’, Duke of York’s Theatre

  Ian Rickson directs the West End premiere of Duncan Macmillan’s new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1886 play, ‘Rosmersholm’.   Set one year after the suicide of his wife, John Rosmer is tormented by the ghosts of his past. With an election looming, John must cast off his moral guilt, and cast the deciding vote. … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Rosmersholm’, Duke of York’s Theatre