Hippodrome: Australian conducting star Nicolette Fraillon
conducts The Nutcracker, in front of Sir Peter
Wright, celebrating his 90th birthday, who created the ballet as
BRB's gift to Birmingham 26 Christmas's ago
Kiss Me Kate
from Wesh National Opera runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from Nov
Treasure Island, Birmingham
Rep: “Ooh Arr Jim lad”, as Robert Newton
might well have said, “Avast and belay, what have the landlubbin’
blaggards done to ‘ee, matey!”.
The Nutcracker, Birmingham
Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome: Sir
Peter Wright, celebrating his 90th
birthday, summed up the opening night of BRB’s Christmas season
of his Nutcracker perfectly – sensational.
Shakespeare, his wife and the
dog, Birmingham Rep Door: This is
the story of Shakespeare’s final evening. He is with his wife,
Anne and is back from a long career, mostly lived in London.Read
Kiss me, Kate, Birmingham
Hippodrome: When Welsh National
Opera do a musical they do it big, larger than life big, with
one of the biggest, and best productions of this Shakespeare
inspired classic you are ever likely to see.
Pride and Prejudice,
Birmingham Rep:'It is a truth
universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a
good fortune, must be in want of a wife’,
and away we go with a splendid staging of Jane Austen’s much
What Shadows, Birmingham Rep:
To Powell it was his Birmingham Speech, to the
rest of the world, his Rivers of Blood speech, whatever the name it
divided the nation.
The Exorcist, Birmingham Rep: Pazuzu, king of the demons of the wind,
Mara, Apophis, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Prince of
Darkness, Shaitan, the devil . . . all the people of the earth
have their demons.
Million Dollar Quartet,
Birmingham Hippodrome: When the cast are
having a ball on stage it soon becomes infectious and from the
off feet are tapping, memories stirring and smiles widening as
the audience join in the party.
The Weir, Circle Players,
Aldridge: There is not a lot for lonely
old blokes to do in the backwaters of rural Ireland except go to
the pub, talk and tell tall tales, particularly when the German
tourists are not around.
A tale of two cities,
Wolverhampton Grand: Forget any memories
of force fed Dickens badly taught from dog eared tomes at
school, this is a rip roaring adventure tale of revolution,
romance and redemption.
Blood Brothers, Birmingham
Willy Russells’ simple but endearing
musical of twins separated at birth shows little sign of slowing
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
News and features
BRB's The Nutcracker
has become the herald of Christmas and opens at Birmingham
Hippodrome in front of it's creator, Sir Peter Wright, who will
be celebrating his 90th birthday.
Kara Tointon,star of Strictly Come Dancing, Mr
Selfridge and the West End, talks to Roger Clarke at The
New Alexandra Theatre about her role in the new tour of
The Belgrade in Coventry has
launched its pantomime with high tea at Coombe Abbey and high
jinks from Iain Lauchlan
Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, has its world premiere on 1
October at Birmingham Hippodrome
Cape Town Opera's celebrated Mandela Trilogy arrives at
Birmingham Hippodrome on 20 September and Elizabeth Halpin has
been to the Royal Festival Hall to see what is in store.
announces the line-up for its 2016 antomime, Dick Whittington.
has announced its new season for Autumn and Winter this year.