Ciaran A. Campbell
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The Judas Kiss at The Crescent Theatre

Flashy or Sincere? Culture writer Ciaran Allanson-Campbell discusses The Crescent Theatre's latest take on Oscar Wilde.

Posted on 29th November 2014

He, She and Zhe – The Undefined Gender

Zhe is neither male nor female, but a gender neutral pronoun. It's the title of the performance 'ZHE: [noun] Undefined', which really IS a difficult show to define.

Posted on 18th March 2014

Do We Really Not Have Time to Read?

In the first in a series; Arts writer and critic, Ciaran Allanson-Campbell, asks us all whether we really don't have time to read

Posted on 30th January 2014

The Grinch 48 Hour Play

With just 48 hrs for writing, constructing, directing and performing a play the result can either be riotously funny or a complete disaster. Thankfully, this was the former.

Posted on 20th December 2013

‘Illuminate’ @ Birmingham Southside

Though to many Southside is just an area near New Street with a few markets, the Chinese Quarter and the Birmingham Hippodrome, attempts have been made in recent years to re brand ...

Posted on 31st October 2013

The Birmingham Footnotes @ The 6/8 Kafe

Though the weather outside is starting to drizzle, 6/8 Kafe’s downstairs is far from dreary, as Birmingham Footnotes prepare for their first stand up event of the year

Posted on 16th October 2013

The Phantom of the Opera @ The Hippodrome

The Hippodrome has a new chandelier, it appears, as we take our seats the watch the first night of The Phantom of the Opera

Posted on 23rd March 2013

The Mikado @ Symphony Hall

Public executions, suicide attempts, weddings, pop culture references and a joke about the recent events concerning Oscar Pistorius

Posted on 16th March 2013

New Art West Midlands @ The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

The ‘New Art West Midlands’ programme is a platform for graduates from the West Midlands’s five art schools to launch a career in art

Posted on 15th March 2013

‘Kindertransport’ @ The Crescent Theatre

Kindertransport, historically speaking, was the evacuation of thousands of Jewish children to the UK in the foreshadow to the Second World War

Posted on 15th March 2013

The Foundry @ The Old REP

‘It’s not going to be our normal venue’, an official from the Birmingham Repertory Company tells us as the evening begins

Posted on 9th March 2013

CBSO Presents: A Night at the Oscars @ Symphony Hall

‘With the Oscars only a week away, this is something of a trip down memory lane,’ explains conductor Carl Davis, as the 20th Century Fox Fanfare fades away

Posted on 2nd March 2013