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Kidnapping Cameron – Birmingham Young REP @ Old Rep

Writer: Jennifer Tuckett Directors: Chris Hill and Rhys McClelland Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3] In the Young REP, Birmingham Rep is blessed with a very talented troupe of youngsters. They act, sing and dance with skill and gusto. They put their hearts and souls into this production, but unfortunately, the writing lets them down. A group of teenagers are disgruntled at ...

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The Witches’ Promise – Birmingham Rep @ Weoley Castle Ruins

Writer: Stephanie Dale Music: and Lyrics: Tim Laycock and Mary Keith Director: Peter Cann Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:3.5] By coincidence, just before I left to go to Weoley Castle my ipod randomly played the Jethro Tull track,‘The Witches’ Promise’, which I took to be a good omen. The oppressively grey skies couldn’t be taken in the same spirit, however, and ...

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The Just Price of Flowers – Birmingham Rep @AE Harris, Birmingham

Writer: James Yarker Music: Brian Duffy Lyrics: Craig Stephens Director: James Yarker Reviewer: Selwyn Knight [rating:4] According to the British journalist Charles Mackay writing in 1841, an incredible speculative fever struck 17th century Holland: Tulipomania. The tulip was an exotic eastern import, much prized for its flawless petals, and even more when that was ‘broken’ and the petals became streaked ...

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