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The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet online

It’s a tough year for our festive favourite, with the Royal Ballet, English National Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet’s (BRB) Nutcrackers all obstructed by the Government’s tier restrictions. But, 2020 style, it’s a pivot to digital for BRB, who live-streamed their production from Birmingham Rep … Continue reading

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Rudy’s Rare Records

Following a deluge of film-to-stage transfers, Rudy’s Rare Records takes a more unusual route from Radio 4 sitcom to semi-musical theatre. The cosy formula remains intact – creaking plot mechanics more apparent in a meandering two and a half hours … Continue reading

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Pick of the Week

All the world’s a stage this week, with Sofie Gråbøl, Kristin Scott Thomas and Roger Allam treading the boards. Read my full theartsdesk newsletter here

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Urban inter-generation relationships explored

Rachel De-lahay returns to her native Birmingham for sharply observed urban drama Circles, which, judging by its enthusiastic reception by a varied Tricycle audience, has equally strong resonance further south. In a pair of related stories, two teenagers bond during … Continue reading

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