• theatre

    The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe At The Rep, Birmingham Is Just Sublime

    A  quick personal story. 15 years ago I had tickets to watch The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Birmingham Rep, but the week before I was due to go, I was rushed into hospital and then gave birth to my son, 7 weeks earlier than expected. I have waited a long time, therefore, to get the chance to finally see this show on the Rep stage, but this morning I was lucky enough to be able to see it in all its sublime glory. It is simply beautiful, well worth any wait. The story stays faithful to CS Lewis’s classic tale of the four siblings, Peter, Susan,…

  • theatre

    Snow White Is A Triumph At The Wolves Grand

    It’s panto season again, and the Wolverhampton Grand has a huge new hit on its hands with their brilliant, in house production of Snow White. Written by  stars Ian Adams and Tam Ryan.It has EVERYTHING you want in a panto, lots of laughs, a glorious cast, huge song and dance numbers and a truly wonderful set. Add in the cutest of puppets ‘The Peaky Miners’ taking the place of the traditional dwarfs, and you have a panto that is both traditional, and yet totally up to the minute. An absolute triumph in fact. Snow White is just about to turn 21 and finally gain her rightful throne in the kingdom…

  • Ballet,  Birmingham,  christmas,  events,  family,  theatre

    Christmas Magic with The Nutcracker

    Christmas really came to town in Birmingham on Friday with the opening night of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s yuletide classic at the Birmingham Hippodrome.  A full house for the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production showed that this evergreen classic shows no sign of losing its ability to enchant, with this particular production stunning in both dance and visually through the incredible sets. The Nutcracker tells the story of a wonderful family Christmas Eve, with the initial scenes dominated by a wonderful Christmas tree. This is a picture box Victorian Christmas scene, one that could’ve come from a Christmas card, or the top of a quality street tin, the tableaux is so vivid…