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FATHER Christmas may indeed be adept at cramming a year’s work into just one day of the year but we should remember that his brief time of toil can only get started once the Birmingham Royal Ballet signals the official start of the Yuletide season with a suitably festive offering.
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THE knockabout double act seems to have gone out of fashion in comedy these days so it was pleasing to see daft duo Peacock and Gamble bring their latest show Heartthrobs to the Bromsgrove Artrix on Monday, October 14.
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IF ever a classical ballet could be said to embody the eternal optimism of the human condition then it must surely be this age-old tale based on the premise that everything – with a little help from the fates, of course – will eventually come right in the end.
8:12am Tuesday 8th October 2013
THE distinctive form of wonderfully drole humour that appears to be emblematic of the New York suburb of Brooklyn has probably always played a vital role in making light of the dreadful experiences of the Jewish race.
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HAIRSPRAY opened in Bristol on Tuesday this week and wow what a show it’s big, bold, loud and very colourful – Tracy Turnblad (Freya Sutton) is a quart in a pint pot full of energy and enthusiasm bursting at the seams with a very powerful message.
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Bohemian Rhapsody is a musical tribute extravaganza to the music of Queen - let's be clear this is an out and out tribute act, there is no trying to emulate the late, great, one and only Freddie Mercury - yes I am a fan of Queen and whilst the six singers give their all throughout the show the three male vocalists led by by Nathan James who participated in tv's The Voice UK and Jesus Christ Superstar and three females that included tv finalist Amy Diamond who was one of the contestants in Over the Rainbow I felt slightly disappointed.
12:50pm Tuesday 14th May 2013
AUTHOR Susan Hill quite obviously harnessed the narrative skills she had learnt during her time as an evening newspaper journalist when she wrote what has arguably become the definitive horror story of modern times.
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Matthew Bourne's interpretation of both the Nutcracker and Swan Lake have been widely acknowledged his latest production Sleeping Beauty - A Gothic Romance is another wonderful production with fabulous music by Tchaikovsky.
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I best own up to the fact that I have never seen the film or stage musical and had no idea what to expect other than being told by those who had that 'it's amazing', everyone leaves happy... well it's certainly different.