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Tartuffe review – modern Brummie staging skews a little too broad
Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto’s updating of Molière favours caricature over character, offset by some dynamic performances

Clare Brennan

23, Oct, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Commonwealth Games opener will be on par with London 2012, says director
Opening ceremony to feature Birmingham’s rich musical heritage in ‘generation-defining show’

Jessica Murray Midlands correspondent

28, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘We were always in awe of her’: actors celebrate the life and legacy of Mona Hammond
David Harewood, Sharon D Clarke and Josette Bushell-Mingo pay tribute to the pioneering star who has died aged 91

06, Jul, 2022 @10:21 AM

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Playboy of the West Indies review – feelgood musical that fails to click
Birmingham Rep
This attempt to make Mustapha Matura’s adaptation of the classic drama into a calypso-laced entertainment has lost something in translation

Clare Brennan

19, Jun, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Raising Icarus review – high-flying chamber opera that packs a punch
This mythical story of parental wrongs is well served by strong performances and Michael Zev Gordon’s impressive music

Andrew Clements

29, Apr, 2022 @3:08 PM

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Grimeboy review – a pair of battling MCs become allies
Casey Bailey’s moving, emotionally honest grime musical grows in power and has its own poetic, street-smart presence

Arifa Akbar

21, Apr, 2022 @1:42 PM

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Coming to England review – Floella Benjamin story overlooks her ascent to Play School
We see the shock of Windrush-era racism from a child’s perspective, but miss the details of how she rose nontheless to become the face of children’s TV

Arifa Akbar

05, Apr, 2022 @12:31 PM

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The Play What I Wrote review – Tom Hiddleston has a laugh in farce masterclass
The A-lister provided joyous shock on opening night, as Morecambe and Wise’s screen routines return to the boards

Mark Lawson

07, Dec, 2021 @2:13 PM

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What’s New Pussycat? review – high-voltage collision of two Tom Joneses
The 18th-century novel and Welsh crooner meet on 1960s Carnaby Street in a spirited jukebox musical

Arifa Akbar

20, Oct, 2021 @12:10 PM

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The week in theatre: Indecent; NW Trilogy; East Is East – review
Cultural identity unites a Jewish writer’s shockingly radical play, diverse tales from Kilburn and Ayub Khan Din’s 1996 classic

Kate Kellaway

19, Sep, 2021 @9:30 AM

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East Is East review – magnificent revival of culture-clash classic
Ayub Khan Din’s comedy still resonates in its depiction of a hostile environment – Salford in the 70s – while its sharp wit and warm characterisations are exhilarating

Arifa Akbar

13, Sep, 2021 @8:19 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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