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Natural Causes, Swan Thetare Amateur Company

Equus, Highbury Theatre Centre

West Side Story, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

Noises Off, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company, Lichfield Garrick

Pardon me Prime Minister, Hall Green Little Theatre

Groping for Words, Moorpool Players, Harborne

And then there were none, Grange Players, Walsall.

She Stoops to Conquer,  Dudley Little Theatre, Netherton Arts Centre

God of Carnage, Highbury Theatre Centre

Pygmalion The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Sister Act, The Arcadians, The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Pride and Prejudice,, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Neville's Island, Sutton Arts Theatre

The Pirates of Penzance, Tinker's Farm Opera, The Crescent Theatre

Two, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Hamlet, Stage2, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Jumpy, HighburyTheatre Centre

The Ladykillers, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Lady's Trial, Edward's Boys, Stratford upon Avon

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Murder in Play, Lichfield Players, Lichfield Garrick.

Ghost, WBOS, Wolverhampton Grand. 

Sounds of the Screen, WBOS YouthTheatre,  Dormston Mill Theatre, Sedgley

 

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It's hurrah and jolly hockey sticks as Coventry Belgrade and Babcock School enter the academia of the 1960s with the stars of crush More.

BRB has announced whose moving up, moving on and moving in for next season. More

The RSC are back with their quickfire blast from the past and all 37 of Shakespeare's plays in one evening - incldunding interval. More

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Robert Powell to take on role of King Charles III at Birmingham Rep.

Vincent and Flavia have announced their final tour which dances into Birmingham in September

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Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell Birmingham Royal Ballet around the world.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which started its national tour at The New Alexandra Theatre have been talking to the Arras. Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton

Shrek - The Musical is a love story between an ogre and a Princess and we have been looking behind the scenes with Shrek, Princess Fiona and backstage.

Satin 'n' Steel, the rise and fall of fading club singer Vince Steel and karaoke singer Teena Satin is heading for Lichfield Garrick More

Welsh National Opera need hundreds of costumes a year on the grand scale and Diane Parkes has been to see how they do it More

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The History Boys, Malvern Theatres: Alan Bennett’s best known play has arrived this week courtesy of Sell a Door Theatre Company with a production that is a slick and witty ensemble show. Read on.

 

Dead Simple, The New Alexandra Theatre: It is said that Peter James is one of the UKs most treasured crime writers and with millions of books sold its hard to argue that he is not popular. Read on.

 

Sylvia, Birmingham Royal Ballet: David Bintley has created a delightfully whimsical ballet to Léo Delibes sumptuous score which gives us everything from a dapper white linen suited Eros to a Tarzan figure who seems to hunt and gather mainly women. Read on.

 

The Business of Murder, Malvern Theatres: Like a five-day Test match in cricket or a five-setter at Wimbledon, The Business of Murder is a bit of a slow-burner that takes some time to wind up, but as a result, creates a particularly powerful second act and climax to the evening. Read on.

 

Natural Causes, Swan Theatre Amateur Company: You can guarantee when you encounter the work of Eric Chappell that you are in for an eloquent, yet bitingly sarcastic view of life. Read on.

 

The King Dances - Carmina burana, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome: David Bintley has marked his two decades as director of Birmingham Royal Ballet with a spectacle, a world premiere full of drama, colour, dark, shade and life. Read on.

 

Equus, Highbury Theatre Centre: Peter Shaffer’s probe into the darker workings of the human mind is never easy viewing but this remarkable production has an hypnotic, magnetic attraction  Read on.

 

Pelléas et Mélisande, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome: If ever the word beguiling was fitting for a theatrical work then this brilliantly executed and visually absorbing production by Welsh National Opera is totally worthy of it. Read on.

 

West Side Story, Sutton Arts Theatre: Could it be? Yes, it could. Something's coming, something good - and it has arrived in some style in Sutton Coldfield.Read on

 

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BE Festival: Statement from Tunisian acting group appearing at tonight's BE Festival. More
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced an extra week for The Bodyguard and new shows for 2016, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang More
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Birmingham Royal Ballet: Birmingham Hippodrome is the setting for BRB's world premiere of David Bintley's The King Dances More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell BRB around the world. Read on
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which started its national tour at The New Alexandra Theatre have been talking to the Arras. Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton
The Last Tango: Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent and Flavia have announced their final tour which dances through  Birmingham Hippodrome in September. More
Shrek - The Musical is a love story between an ogre and a Princess and we have been looking behind the scenes with Shrek, Princess Fiona and backstage.
Satin 'n' Steel, the rise and fall of fading club singer Vince Steel and karaoke singer Teena Satin is heading for Lichfield Garrick More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Who is in, who is out and who is moving up in the world at BRB More
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Ruth Brill talks about choreographing George Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue for BRB's Evening of Music and Dance at Symphony Hall  More

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