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BREVIEW: Sasha Velour @ The Nightingale Club 02.02.18

Words & illustrations by Emily Doyle In what feels like a first for Birmingham’s oldest gay club, it’s not even 11pm and the Nightingale is full of eager punters. Everyone is here to see Sasha Velour, international drag queen, designer, illustrator, and winner of Season 9 of cult hit RuPaul’s Drag Race. On entry guests […]

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BREVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty @ Birmingham Hippodrome until 24.02.18

Words by Lucy Mounfield / Pics by Bill Cooper Peter Wright has long been a dominating force in the world of ballet. His classic productions of Giselle, The Nutcracker, Coppélia, Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty (the list goes on) have for decades been a mainstay of ballet companies all over the world. His understanding of […]

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THE GALLERY: Don Broco @ O2 Academy 15.02.18

      Words & pics by Eleanor Sutcliffe First up at the O2 Academy tonight are Yonaka, who set the bar high for the evening ahead. Their set is simply flawless, with the Brighton based four piece delivering an eclectic mix of fiery vocals and hip-hop beats. Singer, Theresa Jarvis, weaves her way across the […]

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BREVIEW: Brief Encounter @ REP until 17.02.18

Words by Lucy Mounfield Heading to the Birmingham REP for Kneehigh Theatre’s Brief Encounter, I pondered what might be in store. Kneehigh always produce imaginative and lively productions, where music, dance and high theatricality have all play a large part in developing the atmosphere. 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips utilised puppetry, the carnivalesque, […]

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BREVIEW: The Late Marilyn Monroe @ The Blue Orange Theatre 30.01.02

Words by Charlotte Heap Premiering at The Blue Orange Theatre, Darren Haywood’s play, The Late Marilyn Monroe, tells the tale of the famous blonde bombshell’s untimely death in 1962. Arguably one of the world’s favourite film stars, Monroe’s shock demise at 36 combined with her high octane life (rumoured to include an affair with the president) […]

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