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FINAL THOUGHTS

Somewhere in the middle of the class . . .

Life still goes on

Putting your best cat forward

Rise and fall of the motoring man Dead reckoning 

 

SMALL THOUGHTS 

 

AMATEUR REVIEWS

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The Final Toast Hall Green Little Theatre

Ring Around The Moon, Dudley Little Theatre, Netherton ARts Centre

The Ladykillers, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

The Winslow Boy, Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield

Journey's End, Sutton Arts Theatre

Heroes, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Wife After Death, Hall Green Little Theatre

Swallows and Amazons, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

The Accrington Pals Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Caught on the hop Sutton Arts Theatre

She Stoops to Conquer, Highbury Theatre Centre

Other reviews  

Bite Size Broadway Walsall Operatic Society

Magical Musicals, Willenhall MTC

Sailor Beware!, Aldridge Youth Theatre

Barefoot in the Park, Lichfield Players

Echo Beach, Spotlight Youth Productions, Forest ARts Centre, Walsall

Les Misérables – Schools Edition, Aldridge School

 

Paul Marston

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NEWS 

Comedy with Franch style to open Dudley new season
Audition dates for West Side Story at Sutton Arts
Variety show at Highbury as mountain climb opener
 Shelfield line up favourites
Highbury lose out to beetles
Things that go bump at The Grange
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THEATRE REVIEWS

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LATEST

Open All Hours Lichfield Garrick

ACDCUK, Lichfield Garrick

Songs of Sister Act,  Lichfield Garrick

A time and place, Town Hall Birmingham

Adrians Wall, Malvern Theatres

Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby Birmingham Rep Studio

Avenue Q, New Alexandra Theatre

Propaganda Swing Coventry Belgrade

Lotty's War, Malvern Theatres

An Evening of Burlesque New Alexandra Theatre

The Russian Doctor, Birmingham Rep

Cats, Birmingham Hippodrome

Rudy's Rare Records, Birmingham Rep

Grounded The Door, Birmingham Rep.

Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, Malvern Theatres

Jesus Christ Superstar, Malvern Theatres

Footloose - The Musical, The New Alexandra Theatre

Therese Raquin, Malvern Theatres

The Gruffalo,  Town Hall, Birmingham

April in Paris, Malvern Theatres

Annie Get Your Gun Malvern Theatres

Avenue Q Lichfield Garrick

Ghostland Cinema; Does it Start with a Kiss?; Wunschkonzert; Waiting Birmingham Rep

Wicked, Birmingham Hippodrome

Carmilla Wolverhampton Grand

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Malvern Theatres

Black Coffee, New Alexandra Theatre

Show Boat, Birmingham Hippodrome

Freefalling from Outer Space Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome

Next Door, BE Festival, Birminham Rep,

Annie Get Your Gun, New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Another Country, Malvern Theatres

20th Century Boy, Wolverhampton Grand

The Mikado Wolverhampton Grand

Christian Clarke

Reviewing theatre and comedy

 

 

 

 

Performing

arts

Shelfield Male Voice Choir, Pelsall Community Centre

The Royal Opera: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Birmingham Symphony Hall

Friday Night Classics – New York, New York, CBSO, Symphony Hall

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NEWS

Top hat, tails and pork pie heading for the GRAND

Dominic is turning Green Blue

Bodyguard set for Wolverhampton date

Lazy Cow Doreen set for a final appearance

Who is in, who is out and who is moving up in the world at BRB More

Queensbury pupils set to be silent movie stars

 

FEATURES

 

Co-director Jane Aston talks to Gary Longden about the touring production of Open All Hours at Lichfield Garrick More

Dominic Antonucci, Ballet Master at Birmingham Royal Ballet, talks about his new venture as a music promoter More

John Godber's gentle comedy September in the Rain opens at Lichfield Garrick this week and We have been talking to its stars More

Cast talk about Brassed Off and Roger Clarke looks at the background to the play More

Is West Side Story the best Musical ever?

SPOKEN WORD

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