Review | Der Glöckner von Notre Dame – Stage Apollo Theater, Stuttgart, Germany ⋆ ⋆ ⋆⋆

Review | Der Glöckner von Notre Dame – Stage Apollo Theater, Stuttgart, Germany ⋆ ⋆ ⋆⋆

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a tale popularised by the 1996 Disney film, appears in a darker than expected stage adaptation in Stuttgart. With strong performances and hauntingly beautiful music, this production demonstrates that the musical theatre spirit is alive and well in Germany. In the opening moments, the grand knell of Notre Dame bells [...]

Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

Review | The Breadwinner (2017)  ⋆ ⋆ ⋆ ⋆

In ‘The Breadwinner’, we see Afghanistan during a time of heightened tension and conflict through the eyes of a young child. Although it has a 12A certificate, it deals with multiple difficult themes including violence, oppression, loss and suffering. The film, an international co-production between Canada, Ireland and Luxembourg, has a unique style which packs [...]