The Exorcist at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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The Exorcist

The Exorcist is hailed as being the originator of the mainstream horror genre: whether it be the 1971 novel, or the subsequent 1973 film. In John Pielmeier’s UK premiere adaptation, Chris is an actress just a...
Sleepwalk Collective's Domestica, Birmingham Repertory Theatre
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Domestica

Sleepwalk Collective's Domestica is a hard hitting and monumentally epic take on a renegotiation with classical art. This classical art, in their own words, is 'the greatest crime ever committed'. An exclusion ...
Staring Out at Birmingham Repertory
3.0★ ★ ★

Starting Out

Starting Out is a showcase of five new short plays by women, for women. They tell of the struggles faced in the austerity age, and women are sidelined in work as a result of the changed economic landscape since...
Kneehigh's 946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
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946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

946 refers to the number of allied soldiers killed after communication errors left them vulnerable to an unexpected German E-Boat attack. Emma Rice and Michael Morpurgo’s adaptation of the latter’s novel, i...
The Shawshank Redemption, Curve, Leicester
1.0

Shawshank Redemption

Gary McCann creates an open, but barren Shawshank Penitentiary, allowing male relationships and human fragility to take centre stage in this adaptation of this Stephen King short story. Unfortunately, under dir...
The Rover RSC_2016
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The Rover

Aphra Behn lived a tumultuous life. She was a poet, translator, novelist, playwright, and, briefly, a spy. She was a feminist who embraced a rock and roll lifestyle. This certainly spills out into her play, The...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Dead Sheep

As the Conservative Party Conference prepares to arrive at Birmingham this weekend, Jonathan Maitland’s Dead Sheep, which recounts the events of Geoffrey Howe’s speech that ended the reign of Margaret Thatc...
The Two Noble Kinsmen by RSC
3.0★ ★ ★

The Two Noble Kinsmen

The authorship of The Two Noble Kinsmen is one of Shakespeare experts favourite topics of discussion. The consensus now is that John Fletcher and William Shakespeare wrote the play together, with Fletcher takin...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★

Hamlet

Unlike the recent Barbican production, Simon Godwin creates a Hamlet fit for the 21st Century. The transformation of Shakespeare’s revenge tragedy to taking place in an African kingdom sees intriguing and int...
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

I come from the bizarre position of having never seen the 1999 DVD version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s sung through musical. I recall seeing a school production about 8 years ago, but only remember ...