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Review: The Ladykillers

“Would you like some tea?” Nestled in post-war North London, the home of one Mrs. Wilberforce is descended upon by a cabal of clandestine criminals intent on grand larceny. Adapted by acclaimed comedy writer Graham Linehan, this period farce is laced with caricature and humour enough to stun a parrot. The character is well-realised, each […]



Review: The Machine Stops

A chilling portent of a potential future, this physically impressive new play guides the audience’s imagination through a world in which that very sense has become obsolete. The inhabitants of the titular Machine are so far removed from the natural world and first-hand experience that they have lost themselves and their humanity to technology: to […]



Review: The Lady in the Van

“Mr Bennett, I came into your garden for three months and stayed for fifteen years.” The story of a woman who is “dying, possibly” Directed by Joe McNeice, Alan Bennett’s unconventional 15-year relationship with the local homeless woman, Miss Shepherd, is brought to the Drama Barn’s The Lady in the Van. As a yellow van […]



Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet

York Theatre Royal played host last night to the Birmingham Royal Ballet, performing their three-part piece paying homage to the work of Shakespeare in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the bard’s death. Combining contemporary with classical, the evening showcased the range and beauty of ballet; consisting of traditional pieces with some modern twists, as […]



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