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  • Review: Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

    Hot-off-the press here’s my review for Snow in Midsummer… What’s the price you’ll pay for happiness? This is a key question in playwright Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig’s riveting re-working of 13th Century Chinese play The Injustice Done to Dou E by Guan Hanqing. Snow in Midsummer is a poignant mother-daughter drama, with a passionate gay love […]

  • The Muddy Guide – Thurs March 2-Wed March 8

    Do you have a ‘spring’ in your step? There’s fun to be had across Warwickshire and rural West Mids and I know exactly where and when. In this week’s guide there’s a world premiere at the RSC, lots of books, comedy, art, The XX and, um, wine-tasting. Let’s, March to it… World Book Day events: […]

  • 7 Fun Things to Do This Weekend

    Spring is in the air as Half Term draws to an end. This week sees a particularly cheery mix of roots and reggae, a family rave, pancakes, theatre, music and art. Enjoy. RSC Writer & Director Talk: Snow in Midsummer, Swan Theatre, Stratford, Wed March 1  Director Justin Audibert (Jew of Malta) and writer Frances […]

  • See This: The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry)

    Who believes in nonsense? Anyone with an absurdist, Monty Python-esque sense of humour – adults and children – will absolutely love this. Adapted from Edward Lear’s 1871 nonsense poem into a story, by no other than Eric Idle, it’s a whole lotta fun. The Belgrade’s Artistic Director Hamish Glen brings this zippy new family-friendly musical for […]

    • Half Term fun (for grown-ups)

      Half Term’s nearly here…Check out this bumper guide of cool stuff if you’re without kids – oh and don’t forget to stock up on gin. Motionhouse: Scattered, Bridge House Theatre, Warwick, Thur Feb 16-Fri Feb 17 Leamington Spa-based UK contemporary dance company Motionhouse are touring the world with their 18th show Scattered, part of a […]

    • Half Term Survival Kit: Part 1

      Don’t despair as you’re chasing the kids round the house after your mop.  Take a deep breath, grab your iPad/phone and here’s your survival guide…12 cool things to do with the kids this Half Term in Warwickshire and beyond: 1. Sculpting the Museum, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, until March 25 “No don’t climb on it […]

      • Twelfth Night, RST

        An inventive fun-filled festive treat at the RST, Stratford with Ade Edmondson, Kara Tointon and a luminous performance by Dinita Gohil.

      • 6 Alternative Date Nights

        ‘If music be the food of love, play on.’ Play on indeed…Now they’ve left the White House, Michelle and Barack can enjoy more time together. So, what do the Obamas do on their famous date nights? Like most of us they find a romantic dinner spot, enjoy some food and head off to see a Broadway […]

        • The cool stuff

          Looking ahead to the weekend already? Know how you feel. On the bright side it could bring possible romance, some Italian drama, art, music (classical/indie/ pop – whatever’s your thing), Matthew Bourne’s ballet version of The Red Shoes – and a new series of Girls on TV, what more could you ask… La Strada, Belgrade […]

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