All stories by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Birmingham council approves biggest budget cuts in local authority history by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

Up to 600 council jobs to be lost, arts grants scrapped, libraries closed and bin collections reduced to fortnightly Councillors in Birmingham have approved what are thought to be the bigges…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:02PM
Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Birmingham Royal Ballet uses virtual reality to make dance more accessible by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

Company aims to allow those unable to go to the theatre, including neurodivergent people, the elderly and children, to enjoy its shows A pioneering “virtual stage” launched by Birmingham…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:13PM
Thursday, April 27, 2023

‘Hate to be predictable’: Acosta brings Black Sabbath ballet to Birmingham by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

City gets ready for ‘world’s first heavy metal dance experience’ celebrating the music of Ozzy and co “This is definitely the first time I’ve asked dancers to pirouette and headban…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:06PM
Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Travelling Homer: how the National Theatre is staging a multi-city Odyssey by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

In episodes developed with communities around England, the production aims to tell ‘a story of resilience and healing and hope’ In his opening monologue for The Lotus Eaters, the first e…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 04:30AM
Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Coventry city of culture trust enters administration by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

Trust responsible for overseeing legacy projects received £1m loan from city council in October The trust responsible for overseeing legacy projects from Coventry’s year-long UK city of c…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:59AM
Thursday, January 26, 2023

Spitting Image stages revival – and this time the puppets are on a mission by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

Live theatre version of 1980s TV satire features Tom Cruise and other showbiz stars trying to save ‘broken Britain’ Writing a political satire for the stage in today’s tumultuous times…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 10:00AM
Friday, April 22, 2022

Gregory Doran to step down after a decade as artistic director at RSC by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

Praised for his ‘extraordinary contribution’, Doran made the company more inclusive, accessible and accountable The artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Gregory Dora…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 07:24AM
Thursday, February 4, 2021

Birmingham library brings Shakespeare to life in dozens of languages by Jessica Murray Midlands Correspondent

The largest Shakespeare collection in a public library is launching Everything to Everybody, with films and readings in most of the city’s 93 languages It is a little-known fact that Birmi…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM

All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards