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BREVIEW: Pepperland @ Hippodrome 26.03.19

Words by Helen Knott / Production pics from Mat Hayward Renowned US choreographer Mark Morris, often praised for the musicality of his company’s work, appears to be a good match for a dance reimagining of the much-loved Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His piece, Pepperland premiered in Liverpool back in 2017, as […]

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BPREVIEW: Pepperland @ Birmingham Hippodrome 26-27.03.19

Words by Helen Knott / Production pics by Mat Hayward Choreographer Mark Morris presents Pepperland, his take on The Beatle’s classic album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, at Birmingham Hippodrome on 26th and 27th March. Tickets are £15-£29.50 (concessions are available) from Birmingham Hippodrome’s website. For direct show information, including venue details and links […]

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BREVIEW: The Gilded Merkin Burlesque & Cabaret @ The Glee Club (B’ham) 17.03.19

Words & illustrations by Emily Doyle It’s St Patrick’s Day, and rather than elbowing their way through Digbeth with a Guinness in hand, the patrons of The Glee Club tonight have opted for an altogether more opulent evening. Once again, Scarlett Daggers has assembled a not-too-motley crew for another edition of The Gilded Merkin. Since […]

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THE GALLERY: YONAKA @ The Castle & Falcon 15.03.19

Words by Lydia Fitzer / Pics by Callum Lees Welcome to an evening dominated by Badass Blondes, also featuring excellent hairy man-rockers. Why is it that 90% of male musicians have 90% of the hair in the world…? We may never know.  Enter the first Badass Blonde. Cassyette and her all-female live band take the […]

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BREVIEW: Kinky Boots the Musical @ Hippodrome 14-23.03.19

Words by Charlotte Heap / Production shots courtesy of the Hippodrome Before I begin my review of Kinky Boots the Musical, I need to confess: I love shoes and I love drag culture. And so this young musical, written by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper – launched in 2012, is (on paper) the perfect production […]

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