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The Dresser, The Priory, Kenilworth

The Fantastic Mr Fox, Hall Green Little Theatre

Glorious! The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

The Crucible, The Loft, Leamington

September in the Rain, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall.

King Charles III, The Talisman, Kenilworth

Dead Man's Hand. Highbury Theatre Centre

The Gin Game, Sutton Arts Theatre

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 Worst Witch, Birmingham Hippodrome

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Sherlock Holmes: The Sign Of Four, Malvern Theatres

Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The Girl on The Train, Coventry Belgrade

A Thousand Splendid Suns Birmingham Rep

Heart of Darkness, Coventry Belgrade

Turn of The Screw, Derby Theatre

Club Tropicana, Coventry Belgrade

The House on Cold Hil, The Alexandra Theatre

The Picture of Dorian Gray. Malvern Theatres

A Moment of Madness, Birmingham Rep

Custody, Coventry Belgrade B2

Napoli, Brooklyn, Malvern Theatres

Club Tropicana, Wolverhampton Grand

Hair - The Musical, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Ghosts, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

In The Willows, Malvern Theatres

Grandad's Island, Coventry Belgrade B2

The Worst Witch, Coventry Belgrade

Stones in His Pockets, Malvern Theatres

The Remains of The Day, Derby Theatre

Rotterdam, Wolverhampton Grand

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom, Wolverhampton Grand

The Half God of Rainfall, Birmingham Rep

Octopus Soup! Malvern Theatres

Jungle Book, Derby Theatre

American Idiot, The Alexandra Theatre

Les Misérables, Birmingham Hippodrome

Wise Children, Coventry Belgrade

Madagascar the Musical, Malvern Theatres

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Birmingham Hippodrome: Rosie Kay has been talking about the world premiere of her 10 SOLDIERS this week, taking a fresh look at life for the men and women in the British Army serving on the front line, while we watch the cast in rehearsal. More

Birmingham Hippodrome: They will e needing bigger buns at Birmingham Hippodrome when Tim Firth and Gary Barlow's Calendar Girls - The Musical arrives next week. More

Derby Theatre: Thirty five years on and Big Brother is still watching you as Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 is brought to the stage. Gary Longden has been looking at preparations backstage at Derby Theatre.  More

 

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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

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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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Birmingham Hippodrome: Rosie Kay has been talking about the world premiere of her 10 SOLDIERS this week, taking a fresh look at life for the men and women in the British Army serving on the front line, while we watch the cast in rehearsal. More
Birmingham Hippodrome: They will e needing bigger buns at Birmingham Hippodrome when Tim Firth and Gary Barlow's Calendar Girls - The Musical arrives next week. More
Derby Theatre: Thirty five years on and Big Brother is still watching you as Orwell's dystopian novel 1984 is brought to the stage. Gary Longden has been looking at preparations backstage at Derby Theatre.  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
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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