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BREVIEW: MK ULTRA @ REP 17.03.17 / Brian Slater


Words by Charlotte Heap / Production pics by Brian Slater  THIS IS FAKE THEATRE. The commencing proclamation of Rosie Kay Dance Company’s MK ULTRA raised a snigger from the REP audience, steeped as we are in “alternative facts”. Named after Rosie Kay’s favourite conspiracy theory, MK ULTRA explores the occult in pop culture: shining a […]

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BREVIEW: One Love: The Bob Marley Musical @ REP / Helen Maybanks

BREVIEW: One Love: The Bob Marley Musical @ REP until 15.04.17

    Words by Lucy Mounfield / Production pics by Helen Maybanks ‘One Love’ is a misnomer. The title alludes to Bob Marley’s song about getting together to fight those who seek to break and tear the world apart, more specifically about the tumultuous civil war in Jamaica during the 1970’s. ‘One love, one heart’ is […]

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INTERVIEW: Rosie Kay / Brian Slater


    Words by Helen Knott / Profile pic by Tim Cross, production shots by Brian J Slater  When I catch up with Rosie Kay – artistic director and choreographer of Birmingham-based Rosie Kay Dance Company (RKDC) – it’s January and she is in the middle of running through her new show MK ULTRA. Patiently explaining the […]

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Treasure Island @ REP, Birmingham / Pete Le May

BREVIEW: Treasure Island @ REP – running until 07.01.17

    Words by Helen Knott / Pics by Pete Le May Robert Louis Stevenson described his book Treasure Island as, ‘a story for boys; no need of psychology or fine writing’. It’s an outlook typical of its time, and the resulting story is a lively and charming Victorian coming-of-age adventure. So how then, to […]

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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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