Fresh and inventive Jessica Swale’s bold adaption of THE JUNGLE BOOK brings Rudyard Kipling's classic up-to-date

The Jungle Book UK Tour

Fresh, inventive and heart-warming, Jessica Swale’s bold adaption of THE JUNGLE BOOK brings Rudyard Kipling’s classic bang up-to-date

Forget Disney, there is a new THE JUNGLE BOOK in town and boy does it swagger and swing.

Based on the Rudyard Kipling family classic, THE JUNGLE BOOK tells the coming-of-age story of Mowgli, a man cub raised by wolves in the jungle...

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Theatre Review: TEDDY – The Lowry, Salford

Witty, unpredictable and atmospheric, TEDDY is an exciting and fresh take on the birth of rock ‘n’ roll

Tristan Bernays and Dougal Irvine’s award-winning 1950s musical TEDDY may turn the clock back 60 odd years or so but this innovative production is ahead of its time in so many other ways.

Set in the aftermath of the Blitz, TEDDY tells the story of two teenagers, Teddy and Josie, desperately seeking solace in rock ‘n’ roll in a post war Britain...

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Big, bold and bright, FLASHDANCE boasts all the pulling power of the original film

Big, bold and bright, FLASHDANCE boasts all the pulling power of the original film

Dust off the legwarmers and grab those hair crimpers, the eighties are back in all of their neon tinted glory as FLASHDANCE heads to town.

Based on the 1983 Oscar-winning film starring Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri, FLASHDANCE tells the story of 18-year-old Alex Owens, a steel worker by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night...

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Book Review: FORCE OF NATURE by Jane Harper

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Atmospheric, absorbing and packed full of suspense, FORCE OF NATURE is a worthy follow-up to THE DRY

Following the success of her debut novel THE DRY, Jane Harper returns with her second book in the Agent Aaron Falk series, FORCE OF NATURE.

Set in the rugged Australian outback, FORCE OF NATURE tells the story of five female work colleagues who reluctantly set out on a hike as part of a team building weekend...

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George Parker talks about his role in 1950s rock ‘n' roll musical TEDDY

Molly Chesworth and George Parker in TEDDY. Photo by Scott Rylander

Molly Chesworth and George Parker in TEDDY. Photo by Scott Rylander

George Parker talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in 1950s rock ‘n’ roll musical TEDDY

Following its award-winning premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2015, 1950s rock ‘n’ roll musical TEDDY makes a welcome return to the stage as part of a UK tour.

Set in the aftermath of the Blitz, TEDDY tells the story of two teenagers, Teddy and Josie, who get ready for an unforgettable night out, no matter how dangerous the conseq...

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INTERVIEW: Ben Adams on his role in FLASHDANCE and his love for musical theatre

Ben Adams as Nick Hurley in FLASHDANCE

Ben Adams as Nick Hurley in FLASHDANCE. Photography by Brian Hartley

Ben Adams talks to Frankly My Dear UK about his role in FLASHDANCE and his new found love for musical theatre

It’s fair to say that Ben Adams is a busy man. Best known as one-fourth of British–Norwegian pop group A1, the singer, songwriter and music producer is now turning his hand to musical theatre, performing alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton in FLASHDANCE.

Based on the 1983 Oscar-winning film starring J...

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INTERVIEW: Isabel Pollen on her role as Laura in Kneehigh's BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Jim Sturgeon as Alec and Isabel Pollen as Laura in BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Photo: Steve Tanner

Jim Sturgeon as Alec and Isabel Pollen as Laura in BRIEF ENCOUNTER. Photo: Steve Tanner

Isabel Pollen talks to Frankly My Dear UK about taking on the iconic role of Laura in Kneehigh’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER

Following its hugely successful run in 2008, Kneehigh’s production of Noël Coward’s BRIEF ENCOUNTER makes a welcome return to the stage.

Running for a limited season at Empire Cinema Haymarket in London’s West End, BRIEF ENCOUNTER tells the timeless love story of Laura and Alec who meet by cha...

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Theatre Review: BRIEF ENCOUNTER – Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Inventive, moving and nostalgic, Kneehigh’s production of BRIEF ENCOUNTER is a witty and sympathetic homage to Coward’s timeless love story

Bringing a classic movie to life on stage is always a tricky endeavour, especially one as much loved as BRIEF ENCOUNTER. So when Kneehigh’s Emma Rice decided to take on the mammoth task of bringing Noel Coward’s timeless classic to life, it made sense for her to incorporate David Lean’s iconic film into the live action performance.

Based on the f...

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Straddling the line between sombre and lighthearted, DANCING BEAR is a powerful and intimate piece

The cast of DANCING BEAR. Photo Credit: Matt Tullett

The cast of DANCING BEAR. Photo Credit: Matt Tullett

Straddling the line between sombre and lighthearted, DANCING BEAR is a powerful and intimate piece

“Life is too serious to be taken seriously.” You might expect more comedy from a play that apparently takes this approach but aside from a few humorous lines, this show is anything but comedic...

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Margot Robbie shines as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in Craig Gillespie's darkly comic biopic I, TONYA

Margot Robbie in I, TONYA

Margot Robbie shines as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in Craig Gillespie’s darkly comic biopic

Like Margot Robbie, I’d never heard of Tonya Harding before I, TONYA but I certainly won’t forget her in a hurry. The former champion figure skater certainly has an interesting story to tell, so interesting in fact that you’d be forgiven for thinking its fiction.

I,TONYA tells the life story of Harding (Robbie), from her introduction into ice skating at age four to her rise amongst the r...

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