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Joseph Wilkins as Father Joe and Clare Louise Connolly as Regan in The Exorcist / By Robert Day

BREVIEW: The Exorcist @ REP 21.10 – 05.11.16

Words by Ed King / Production pics from Robert Day The Exorcist didn’t scare me, when I first saw Blatty’s existential/ethereal see-saw on screen at the Odeon. It was a midnight showing, the entire audience was under some influence or another, and I was a precocious 18 year old not about to be frightened by […]

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BPREVIEW: The Hungry Ghosts + Goat Girl @ The Victoria 25.10.16

Words by Ed King  On Tuesday 25th October, The Hungry Ghosts + Goat Girl share a double headline spot at The Victoria on John Bright St – with The Terror Watts + Apathy in support. This gig is presented by Sonic Gun Concerts. Doors open at 7:30pm with tickets charged at five and a half […]

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The Exorcist @ REP 21.10 – 05.11.16

BPREVIEW: The Exorcist @ REP 21.10 – 05.11.16

Words by Ed King  On Friday 21st October, the UK stage première of The Exorcist opens at the Birmingham REP – as presented by REP in association with Bill Kenwright. Running until Saturday 5th November, evening performances of The Exorcist will be held every day except Sunday – with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays, excluding […]

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Séance @ Centenary Square 18-29.10.16

BPREVIEW: Séance @ Centenary Square 18-29.10.16

Words by Ed King / Lead pic of Medium Eva Carrière taken from the book Phenomena of Materialisation – first published by Baron Von Schrenck-Notzing (1913) On Tuesday 18th October, Séance comes to Birmingham – held inside a shipping container based set on Centenary Square. Running until Saturday 29th October, Séance will hold thirteen (but of […]

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Explosions in the Sky @ O2 Institute 10.10.16 / Reuben Penny ©Birmingham Review

BREVIEW: Explosions in the Sky @ O2 Institute 10.10.16

Words by Matthew Osborne / Pics by Reuben Penny  I’d almost forgotten about Explosions in the Sky. Back at the turn of the century, post-rock was a formidable genre with bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mogwai and Sigur Rós making music that seemed to wordlessly say something significant about the human condition through cinematic […]

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