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Grime Boy - Birmingham Rep - review

Grime Boy – Birmingham Rep – review

    Picture the scene…. Twenty years ago in the midst of an inner city council estate a new genre of music was inspiring a forsaken generation. As I entered the audience to see the latest new play from Caisey Bailey (the poet laureate) I was somewhat disorientated. The audience has to weave through a dark corridor shadowed by curtains to be greeted by a DJ (Auden… Read More »Grime Boy – Birmingham Rep – review

    40 years of Phoenix dance

    40 years of Phoenix dance

      Entertainment. Emotion. Education. On Saturday evening I was invited to see 40 years of Phoenix dance at the Birmingham rep. I have to be honest and say that every single performance moved me. From the core shaking drums of the opening act to the heartbreak of suicide in the final act. I love the performing arts and the ability dance and music has to inspire.… Read More »40 years of Phoenix dance

      Belgrade Theatre hosts a season of children’s treats this spring

      Belgrade Theatre hosts a season of children’s treats this spring

        This season, the Belgrade Theatre hosts a fantastic range of shows for children of all ages. Little ones can take a stroll through the deep, dark wood with The Gruffalo, and enjoy magical puppetry with Oi Frog and Friends! Live on Stage. There’s something for older ones too, with brand new stage adaptations of George Orwell’s Animal Farmand Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful. Fun for all the family kicks off with Billionaire Boy on the Belgrade’s… Read More »Belgrade Theatre hosts a season of children’s treats this spring

        Panto’s back - Oh Yes it is!!! Beauty and the Beast at The Belgrade - review

        Panto’s back – Oh Yes it is!!! Beauty and the Beast at The Belgrade – review

          Beauty and the Beast at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry is the must see panto experience in the Midlands this winter. Be transported to the town of Middle Widdle on the Piddle (somewhere near to – but not quite Nuneaton) for a few hours of silly fun with Billy, his mum Dolly Mix, alongside Maurice, Grub and of course the stars of the show Beauty… Read More »Panto’s back – Oh Yes it is!!! Beauty and the Beast at The Belgrade – review

          What’s new Pussycat - a review

          What’s new Pussycat – a review

            I have waited so long to be back in the audience of a live show. I’ve been a lifelong fan of the theatre and have a memory box full of programmes from performances I have seen, so when The Rep got in touch and asked me to come along to a preview showing of “what’s new pussycat” I was delighted. Picture the scene: it’s 1965… Read More »What’s new Pussycat – a review

            Kippers Snowy Day

              Based on the award winning book by Mick Inkpen – the MAC are hosting a beautiful adaptation of this children’s classic over the festive period this year. Bought to life by The Slot Machine Theatre this is a unique style of puppetry theatre which is a perfect introduction for little ones to live performance. We were kindly invited to attend a performance this weekend and… Read More »Kippers Snowy Day

              We’re going on a bear hunt – theatre performance at The Mac

                This morning we woke up at a ridiculous hour (even earlier than usual) because of the clocks going backwards. Despite my best efforts to stay in bed for a lovely Sunday lie in – it wasn’t going to happen. By 9am we had had breakfast with dinosaurs, done lots of stickers and stamping and we had read “we’re going on a bear hunt” a dozen… Read More »We’re going on a bear hunt – theatre performance at The Mac