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Woman in Mind, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Elsie and Norm’s Macbeth, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

The Malcontent, Edward's Boys

They Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall In Time For The Townswomen’s Guild’s Coffee Morning, Hall Green Little Theatre

Rules for Living, Highbury Theatre Centre

Gaslight, The Grange Players, The Grange Playhouse, Walsall

The Addams Family, Manor Musical Theatre Company, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

The Importance of Being Earnest. Mint Theatre Society, Stonnall Village Hall

Jerusalem, Sutton Arts Theatre

Sex Cells, Hall Green Little Theatre

Don't Dress For Dinner, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

The King's Speech, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

The Coarse Acting Show, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Arsonists, Hall Green Little Theatre

Ding Dong, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

The Importance of Being Earnest,  The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

 

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: Every so often along comes a production that is so good that all a review really needs to say is don’t bother reading on, just grab a ticket and go and see it.  Read on.

Matilda, Birmingham Hippodrome: Matilda is just jaw-droppingly good. It is as simple as that. A theatrical treat full of fun and wit, with some deliciously OTT dark moments sailing merrily along on a sea of remarkable young talent. Read on.

Macbeth, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: Polly Findlay’s RSC Macbeth took off fabulously on several counts: first, she cast the three witches as (roughly) 11 to 13 year old girls, memorably clad in quite garish pyjamas, electrifying in their speech and wondrously subtle in their moves and half moves.  Read on.

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The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster: It's Macbeth, but not as we know it, Jimmy, as Norm and Else do their own two hander version in their living room. More
Wolverhampton Grand: The National Theatre's Macbeth opens at the Grand this week and Rufus Norris, the National's artistic director has been talking about Macbeth, arts education and the National Theatre being just that - national. More
Return of the Student Prince: Elmhurst Ballet School graduate James Lovell returns to the city in the iconic role of The Prince in Sir Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at Birmingham Hippodrome. More
The pig comes of age: Dragons and lions will be dancing their way around Birmingham to welcome the year of the pig in celebrations for the Chinese New Year. More
The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham: Grab a free coffee with a chance of winning free tickets or claiming half price tickets for West End hit Glengarry Glen Ross on its first UK tour. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta is the new director of Birmingham Royal Ballet, taking over from David Bintley who will be leaving in July at the end of the current season. More
The BTA 1918 Theatre Awards: Our reviewers have been looking back on the best of 2018. Awards home, Roger Clarke, Jeff Grant, Gary Longden, and Roderic Dunnett 
Birmingham Rep: Roxana Silbert, the Rep's artistic director since 2012, has announced she is leaving to become artistic director of  Hampstead Theatre in London next spring. More
Welsh National Opera: It's a touch of the Vorsprung durch techniks with WNO's collaboration with Bonn's Oper der Stadt Bonn to create their Verdi Machine to be seen for the first time in La forza del destino at Birmingham Hippodrome. More.
Iain Mackay dances his farewell in his final performance with Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Symphony Hall More
BTA Awards 2017: Our reviewers have been looking back  at their best productions of 2017 with Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett, Alison Brinkworth and Gary Longden

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