Review: The Midnight Bell at York Theatre Royal

It is a real treat to see Matthew Bourne’s latest production of contemporary dance and I anticipated it with excitement.  Described as ‘intoxicated tales from darkest Soho’ and inspired by the novels of Patrick Hamilton it is a multi-layered glimpse of London’s underworld of the 1930s, set in a public house named The Midnight Bell.

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Review: Mugabe, My Dad & Me at York Theatre Royal

I had no preconceptions of this play which is premiering at York theatre Royal from 9 to 18 September. Maybe it would be a resume of what happened in Zimbabwe from 1980, until Mugabe’s fall from power  in 2017? In fact, it turned out to be a young man’s search for identity which began in a London bar when he was asked: ‘Where do you come from?’

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