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101 Dalmations

Dodie Smith’s novel is probably recognised by most from its Disney film adaptation. Nonetheless, the image of 101 black and white spotted dogs is one very familiar with most audience members for the Birmingha...
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Nativity! The Musical

From the creators of Nativity, the hit Christmas film starring Martin Freeman, comes their musical adaptation. I come from the unique position of having not seen the film, but that certainly does not mean that ...
Stadium by Mohamed El Khatib_1_c Graeme Braidwood
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Stadium

Following last June’s Brexit vote, political theatre has taken a trajectory towards telling the stories of ‘real people’. In the National Theatre’s My Country, this was actors saying the verbatim words ...
TANK Birmingham Repertory
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TANK

Breach Theatre’s Tank continues its tour of the UK, stopping in Birmingham. It blends a unique style of narration with a combination of multimedia to retell the story of the Dolphin House experiments. Amid...
The Who’s Tommy
2.0★ ★

The Who’s Tommy

Tommy is the jukebox musical from The Who’s concept album of the same name. It started its life in 1993 on Broadway, and has developed a number of times for each production since then. Kerry Michael’s versi...
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Am I Dead Yet?

Am I Dead Yet begins suddenly, with a catastrophically loud guitar riff jumping the audience into silence. Before we’ve quite recovered, Chris Thorpe and Jon Spooner are onstage, throwing themselves around wi...
2.0★ ★

I Want Love (Part One)

From the offset, you never feel quite onside with Ringham as she starts to share her story of her break up with her ex-boyfriend. She makes us titter with laughter but never gets us really going in the way that...
One Love - The Bob Marley Musical © Helen Maybank
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One Love: The Bob Marley Musical

One Love is billed as ‘The Bob Marley Musical’, and that it certainly was. The musical followed the reggae stars rise from emerging artist to global icon amidst the tumultuous violence of Jamaican politics....
All The Little Lights Birmingham Rep
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All the Little Lights

In 2014, playwright Jane Upton read about an 18 year old girl who was grooming other girls to be a part of a sex ring run by older men. It was this event, and the reactions to it, which prompted her to write Al...
2.0★ ★

The Wedding Singer

Love was supposed to be in the air this Valentine’s Day at the Curve in Leicester for their new production of The Wedding Singer. Based on the Adam Sandler film, we are taken to 1985 New Jersey. A rather tame...