REVIEW: ‘Crimes on the Coast’, The Old Rep, Birmingham

"There's been a murder!". When a former actress is murdered on an island just off the English coast, everyone is a suspect. It is up to writer and detective Artemis Arinae to work out whodunnit in hilarious mystery romp ‘Crimes on the Coast’. After the spectacular sell-out success of their 2018 national tour, theatre company … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Crimes on the Coast’, The Old Rep, Birmingham

REVIEW: ‘Blood Brothers’, Birmingham Hippodrome

Legendary musical ‘Blood Brothers’ comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its 2019 UK tour.  ‘Blood Brothers’ tells the incredible tale of twins who are separated at birth, only to be reunited by fate years later, with tragic consequences.  Written by Willy Russell, the highly acclaimed, multi-award winning musical has surpassed 10,000 performances in … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘Blood Brothers’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: Rosie Kay’s ‘Fantasia’, Birmingham Hippodrome

Rosie Kay breaks convention once more as she brings her latest dance piece to the stage, which began its UK tour with a world premiere at the Birmingham Hippodrome.  The result of two years of intense study and creative inventiveness, ‘Fantasia’ pushes the boundaries and explores the limitlessness of dance as a medium to inspiring … Continue reading REVIEW: Rosie Kay’s ‘Fantasia’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Birmingham Hippodrome

Two young lovers lie atop a mortuary slab, their bodies lifeless, their white clothing drenched in blood.  So begins Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, a re-imagining of William Shakespeare’s classic story, now set in a psychiatric hospital, the Verona Institute, some time in the near future. This graphic opening image is the equivalent of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: ‘On Your Feet!’, Birmingham Hippodrome

Direct from the West End, ‘On Your Feet!’ brings the rhythm revolution to the Birmingham Hippodrome as part of its national tour.  This biographical musical tells the inspiring true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, charting their humble beginnings as Cuban immigrants on the streets of Miami, to their rise to international stardom. Featuring some … Continue reading REVIEW: ‘On Your Feet!’, Birmingham Hippodrome