The Bodyguard Tour
Milton Keynes Theatre is delighted to announce that Alexandra Burke will return to the starring role of ‘Rachel Marron’ in the international smash hit production of the award-winning musical The Bodyguard. Since winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008 Alexandra Burke has sold more than one million copies of her debut single, Hallelujah, in the UK, played leading roles in the West End and, in 2017, reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing. Alexandra returns to the role of ‘Rachel Marron’ following her triumphant run in the show in both the West End and the subsequent sell out 2015/2016 tour. Read her interview, here.
the Future’s Female
To be a woman with a pen in your hand has always been an act of daring. For these women, holding their pen was on a different level, as they began to pave the way to the literary landscape we see today.
to Watch in 2019
This time last year I was actually on the receiving end of a list that made my 2018. I was mentioned by Melinda Gates as one of six women in science to watch, so I know first-hand the impact of a good list. So, in celebration of International Women’s Day, the following is my list of six science superstars set to change our world.
An Anglo-Saxon Story
Frideswide was clearly a remarkable young woman, who overcame formidable challenges. Yet while overseas visitors to Oxford encounter her story, through a glowing stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones near the saint’s medieval shrine, not many local people know it.
Sparked by a question I posed to a friend – whether he could name me five female directors (only to realise that I was hard-pressed to reel off five names myself) I started to look deeper into how much women have helped to shape a medium I adore so much.