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REVIEW: Locke – on UK release from April 18th

Words by Jonathan Glen – follow @joffglen Director: Steven Knight Writing Credits: Steven Knight Cast: Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson (voice), Olivia Colman (voice) and Andrew Scott (voice) ________________ It doesn’t sound like an enthralling premise. One man, in a car, taking phone calls for 85 minutes hardly seems cinematic. Yet there is something wholly intriguing […]

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P/REVIEW: Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos – Kill the Beast (album launch) @ Hare & Hounds, Fri 4th Apr

This Friday (April 4th) Birmingham’s own sexy/weird Gypsy Punksters come to the Hare & Hounds, with the first taste of their second studio album, Kill the Beast. Scheduled for release on May 7th, Kill the Beast is a 10 track/35min follow up to Victory for the Monsters – Johnny Kowalski & the Sexy Weirdos’ debut […]

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REVIEW: Waste Paper Opera Company’s Bastien und Bastienne @ The Rainbow, Weds 26th Mar

Words by Althea Patterson – follow @TheFoxHuntress / Pics by Chris Webb Photography ______ Director: by James Oldham / Conductor: Thomas Payne / Producer: Ed Denham Bastien: Matthew Durkan / Bastienne: Sophie Pullen / Colas: Luke Deane Bearing in mind Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was 12 years of age when he wrote Bastien und Bastienne, it […]

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REVIEW: Hot Club de Swing @ Hare & Hounds (Kings Heath), Fri 21st Mar

Words by Althea Patterson  - follow @TheFoxHuntress / Pics from www.electricswingcircus.com It rained, it poured, we waited, we supped. The Chicken Brothers kicked some awesome beats as the Hare & Hounds filled up with those sharply suited and deeply rooted in the era. Feather boas, head dresses, braces on tailored shirts; mixing with jeans, PVC cat […]

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PREVIEW: Waste Paper Opera Company’s Bastien und Bastienne @ The Rainbow, Tues 25th & Weds 26th Mar

Waste Paper Opera Company (WPOC) brings Mozart’s comic opera, Bastien und Bastienne, to The Rainbow on Tues 25th & Weds 26th March. As part of the Frontiers Festival, James Oldham directs a ‘brutal reworking’ of the 1764 singspiel – first delivered by WPOC in 2013. Bastien will be played by Matthew Durkan, Bastienne by Sophie […]

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