Stage2 Youth Theatre, Crescent Theatre:I hadn't
seen Stage2 perform before this production, to my shame, though
I knew a little of its reputation.
Ice Break, Birmingham Opera Company:It's
easy to imagine that Sir Michael Tippett would have loved this
production of one of his least-known operas.
Jumpy, Highbury Theatre Centre: Hilary and Mark have a
marriage held together by apathy and convenience, routine
has replaced romance; there is still affection but passion has
long gone and sex is sporadic.
Arcadia, Malvern Theatres: Order and chaos, free will and
determinism, the past and the present, Tom Stoppard’s
is an intellectual exploration of sophisticated ideas in a
dramatised context that is intellectually too clever to make any
sense of for most of the population!
A view from the bridge, Wolverhampton Grand: The USA in
the 1950s was a land of opportunity, or so it seemed to the
dirt-poor immigrants from southern Italy where jobs were as
scarce as honest politicians.
my sons, Birmingham Rep: Arthur Miller’s
brooding cauldron of morality, set in a post second world war
family with its secrets and lies, is brought to life by
the highly talented Talawa Theatre Company.
mad world, my masters, Malvern Theatres: This is no
evening’s entertainment for the prude!
Arcadia, The New Alexandra Theatre: An evening of
past living cheek by jowl with present, science versus art,
chance, chaos theory, Newton’s second law of thermodynamics and
assumptions made about history sounds more like a lecture than a
Ladykillers, Hall Green Little Theatre: The first hurdle
for any company contemplating the stage version of this much
loved Ealing comedy is the necessarily elaborate set and Hall
Green have cleared that particular obstacle with ease.Read
Cirque Berserk, Birmingham Rep: It is amazing what the
human body is capable of – although to be honest mine declined
to be involved in this discussion.
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
arguably the most brilliant ballerina of her generation’ is to dance her
last ever performances in Britain at Birmingham Hippodrome in September