Aladdin Pantomime Accused Of Racism: We Can Do Better

A pantomime production of Aladdin has come under fire this week, with many accusing the directors of “casual racism” after they cast two white people as ‘The Chinese Policemen’ in an already all-white cast. The production, set to run at the Forum Theatre in Billingham from 1st December, put up posters of the pantomime, showing […]Read More

Paul Mescal Cast in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s ‘The Lost Daughter’

After becoming an internet sensation upon the release of BBC’s adaptation of Normal People—so much so that Instagram accounts were made to appreciate Connell’s chain—Mescal has landed his first major film role. Cast in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s directorial debut The Lost Daughter, the Irish actor will join Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of […]Read More

Theatre Review: Cinderella // Birmingham Royal Ballet

David Bintley’s Cinderella, staged in 2010, has made it’s way out of the archives to add a little bit of magic to our current circumstances. With breath-taking staging, bold characterisation and flawless choreography, Birmingham Royal Ballet’s production of Cinderella is enchanting from beginning to end. Whether through the Brother’s Grimm, Disney or Pantomime, most people […]Read More

‘Tiger King’s Carole Baskin is set to join the next

Hey all you cool cats and kittens… 2020 just got a lot weirder. Remember the early days of quarantine when we were all binging Tiger King, thoroughly obsessed with Joe Exotic and his arch-nemesis Carole Baskin? It feels almost a lifetime ago. That is, until now. As Strictly Come Dancing bosses reveal their 2020 line-up, […]Read More

Theatre Review: The Winter’s Tale // Shakespeare Lives

Adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce and Carl Hunter, The Winter’s Tale is a modern retelling of the story of King Leontes falsely accusing his wife Hermione of infidelity with his best friend. Except, in this adaptation, there’s a twist: the roles are reversed, and it is Dad who is turned to stone and left on […]Read More

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in TV adaptation of ‘A Suspense

Hollywood star and Oscar nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain, Nightcrawler, Spider-Man: Far From Home) is set to star in upcoming TV series based on Ian Parker’s 2019 New Yorker article: A Suspense Novelist’s Trail of Deceptions. The article accuses Dan Mallory, author of suspense novel The Woman in the Window, of fabricating aspects of his […]Read More

‘Dirty Dancing’ sequel confirmed with Jennifer Grey

Dirty Dancing wasn’t kidding when it said “nobody puts Baby in the corner.” Lionsgate has confirmed a sequel to the classic, with Jennifer Grey set to reprise her starring role. For a few weeks now, rumours have been swirling around the dance floor (and our news feeds) about an upcoming Dirty Dancing 2. The news […]Read More

Theatre Review: Jekyll And Hyde // The Old Vic

R. L. Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, published in 1886, is a dark and gothic tale that most people are acquainted with in some way or another. Exploring a scientific experiment gone wrong, it’s a narrative of duality; good versus evil, intuitive versus psychological, clashing of personalities, and two sets […]Read More