BBC Radio 4 Front Row



A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare North Playhouse and artist Samson Kambalu


Artist Samson Kambalu talks to Shahidha Bari about his sculpture Antelope, a thought provoking commentary on colonialism which has just been unveiled on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth.

Period gangster drama Peaky Blinders has been turned into a ballet by dance company Rambert. As it opens in Birmingham, Rambert Dance’s Helen Shute explains how they’ve interpreted the TV show for the stage.

Screenwriter Frank Cottrell-Boyce and critic Helen Nugent review the first Shakespeare production at the new Shakespeare North theatre in Prescot, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Joyland, the the first Pakistani film to be selected at the Cannes Film Festival.