Reviews

Richard II - Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford

David Tennant as Richard II

Greg Doran's excellent production of this saga of treachery and regicide brings David Tennant, formerly Doctor Who and the troubled cop in the TV drama Broadchurch, back to the stage and to the thunder of live applause, richly deserved.

Review: Santana, LG Arena, Birmingham

Grammy award-winning guitarist Carlos Santana shows enthusiastic fans at Birmingham’s LG Arena how very good he is

When you’re the winner of 10 Grammy Awards, you must be quite good. In fact, when you’re the winner of 10 Grammy Awards, you must be very good, and indeed, Carlos Santana is very, very good.

Review: A Murder Has Been Arranged, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

A Murder Has Been Arranged

As the ever popular Ian Dickens Summer Play Season draws to a close at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this week, the company left the best until last, delighting the audience with A Murder Has Been Arranged, an evening of intrigue and suspense, with a host of mysterious characters.

Review: Kendrick Lamar, O2 Academy, Birmingham

Kendrick Lamar on stage in Birmingham last night

“All you in the seats – stand up. You’re not in church, that’s for Sunday.” Kendrick Lamar is not an artist best enjoyed from the genteel confines of the upstairs balcony.

Review: Slade, Robin 2, Bilston

Slade perform on stage at the Robin 2 – with John Berry, Dave Hill on guitar, Don Powell on drums and Mal McNulty

The glory days of platform shoes, flares and big sideburns may be long gone, but two original members of Slade have proved they can turn the clock back to the 1970s and entertain a packed audience.

Review: Bruce Forsyth, Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Veteran entertainer Sir Bruce Forsyth on stage at Symphony Hall in Birmingham last night – ‘I am pretty good for my age’

‘A bit of singing, a bit of dancing, a little bit of piano and an awful lot of laughter, I hope’ is showbiz legend Sir Bruce Forsyth’s description of his latest live show – but it is also a little more.