Oti Mabuse – Festival Theatre

https://youtu.be/wL_LXR2l0P0 Choreography by Oti Mabuse ★★★★ I Am Here. Living in the moment, the ballistic energy Mabuse exudes captures the title of her semi-biographic production in droves – a woman who recognises her background influences, with eyes firmly set on the future, without much pause for breath in sight. A direct translation of her name in … Continue reading Oti Mabuse – Festival Theatre

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Edinburgh International Festival

Conducted by Marin Alsop ★★★★★ In a hypnotic masterclass of a performance, festival favourite Marin Alsop returns to Edinburgh to conduct the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Offering an amalgam of diverse and joyful renditions, culminating in Beethoven’s fifth symphony, Alsop and the orchestra meet long-held expectations with this triumphant performance. Emerging to a ravenous crowd – eagerly awaiting the … Continue reading BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Edinburgh International Festival

Talawa Stories: Pretty Little Thing – BBC Radio 4

Written by Roberta Livingston Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour ★★★★ What’s a thief’s worst nightmare? Dogs, police, alarms, Macaulay Culkin? Or is it running into another thief whilst in the middle of a break-in? Willow and Nicole find themselves in the garden of No. 92, both with quite different intentions for this evening’s activities. They decide … Continue reading Talawa Stories: Pretty Little Thing – BBC Radio 4

All On Her Own – MZG Theatre Productions

Written by Terence Rattigan Directed by Alastair Knights ★★★★ It isn’t all champagne and memories, as a sinister shadow lurks over Rosemary’s face, both metaphorical and literal. As the whiskey sours into the air, a toxic presence emerges as Rosemary confronts the truth about her late husband. Rosemary begins to answer for Gregory, filling in … Continue reading All On Her Own – MZG Theatre Productions

Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – BBC Iplayer

https://youtu.be/YYghg-lNNuQ Written and Created by Conrad Murray, David Cumming and German Marvel Directed by Geej Ower ★★★★ However one feels about The Modern Prometheus or Frankenstein, Mary Shelley’s creation defied the social paradigms of the time. A young woman, already surrounded by male peers, Shelley helped lay the foundations of Western science fiction and a mythos which would … Continue reading Frankenstein: How to Make a Monster – BBC Iplayer