Michael Bartholomew-Biggs draws together his impressions of a novel multi-media show that combines poetry music and film.
Northern Ireland’s permanent representation in Brussels periodically brings to the capital of Europe a sample of Northern Irish culture in a spirit of cross-cultural exchange that risks being disrupted in the event of a Brexit.
Thomas Ovans enjoys an evening at the theatre which recalls a golden age of cinema.
Where do you come from? Where’s your home? What’s in your home? What’s in your fridge? Award winning performer Yael Karavan reimagines our perceptions of origins in a globalized, multicultural world.
A difficult issue – ‘Racism’; indeed so difficult we really only cope with mild references but the idea of an hour and a half eyeballing it might be almost unbearable! How can a play, or a pact between performer and audience change the world?
This biopic comes with well deserved accolades from the 2015 Edinburgh Festival. It is a wonderful musical journey around Joplin’s short life.
The Best Thing, which explores the moral clashes brought about by the 1960s sexual revolution, is based on true experiences of women who had to give up their babies, and those of the children who were given away, during a decade when being an unmarried mother was seen as morally suspect.
A festival of theatre, performance and discussion exploring the changing face of our capital city.
The Faction presents ‘Transformations’; three unique solo adaptions from Cervantes, Goethe and Kafka.
Directed and produced by Rachel Valentine Smith and Mark Leipacher, expect a contemporary, dynamic and energetic execution throughout Cervantes’ Dialogue of the Dogs, Goethes Faust and Kafka’s The Metamorphosis.
Inspired and intrigued by the Long Live Southbank campaign’s victory against Southbank Centre’s regeneration plans that sought to turn the appropriated skate park into retail space, They Want to Skate examines the evolution of public space and the artist’s role in gentrification and regeneration within a city.
Wars of the Roses/Pure Imagination (Rose Theatre, Kingston; St James Theatre, London) – reviews by Carole Woddis.
Peter Hall and John Barton’s The Wars of the Roses in 1963 was a defining moment, one of many for the RSC in the 1960s.
On a completely different note, award-winning writer/composer/songwriter Leslie Bricusse is being celebrated in a musical entitled Pure Imagination – a compilation of his best-known and other songs.
What’s It All About? Bacharach Reimagined (Menier Chocolate Factory, London) – review by Carole Woddis.
Anyone growing up in the Sixties will have something of Burt Bacharach in their DNA. The Look of Love, Reach Out For Me, I Say a Little Prayer, Anyone Who Had a Heart…the list is endless of the songs which, with lyricist Hal David, brought Bacharach six Grammys, three Oscars and a staggering 73 US and 52 UK Top 40 hits.