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Talking Heads,, Moorpool Players

Edith in the Dark,, Grange Players, Walsall

Boeing-Boeing, Dudley Little Theatre

The Glass Menagerie, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

To Meet Oscar Wilde, Hall Green Little Theatre

Two, Sutton Atts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

Calamity Jane, |Manor Musical Theatre Company, Sutton Coldfieldd Town Hall.

Dark Road, Hall Green Little Theatre

Pygmalion, Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield

A fallible lecture, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

Muddy Cows, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Talking Heads, Swan Theatre Amateur Companies

The Woman Hater,, Edward's Boys, The Other Place

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West End v Broadway, West Bromwich Operatic Society Youtheatre

Jesus Christ Superstar, Lichfield Operatic Society

American Idiot, Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre.

Oliver! Walsall Operatic Society

Dick Whittington, Aldridge Youth Theatre

Cinderella, Youth Onstage, Dovehouse Theatre, Solihull.

Hairspray, Bilston Operatic Company, Wolverhampton Grand



The girl who cain't say no says yes for real at Manor Musical Theatre Company.

 Theatre Call to arms for youngsters to join cast of for Bugsy Malone


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Hamlet, Derby Theatre

Jackie - The Musical,, The New Alexandra Theatre

King Lear, Birmingham Rep

Invincible, Birmingham Rep Studio

Travels with my aunt, Malvern Theatres

Made Up, Birmingham Rep Door

Sin Titulo, IDFB,  The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Wolverhampton Grand

Save the last dance for me, The New Alexandra Theatre

Political Mother,  Birmingham Rep

Wipers,, Coventry Belgrade

Songs of the Wanderers,, IDFB2016, Birmingham Hippodrome

American Idiot, The New Alexandra Theatre

Helen, Malvern Theatres

The Rocky Horror Show, Malvern Theatres

Rehearsal for murder, Coventry Belgrade

That Pair, Birmingham Rep

The Dishonoured.Coventry Belgrade

Jungle Book, Malvern Theatres

NDT2, Birmingham Hippodrome

The Father, Birmingham Rep.

Bad Jews, The New Alexandra Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Wolverhampton Grand

All Star Stand Up Tour, Derby Theatre

Bring on the Bollywood,  Coventry Belgrade

Dial M for Murder, Wolverhampton Grand

Let it Be, Birminhgham Hippodrome

Flare Path, Birmingham Rep

Cabaret XXL - David Hoyle: Birmingham Rep

Folk, Birmingham Rep

Flare Path, Derby Theatre

Breakfast at Tiffany's, The New Alexandra Theatre




Grand Opera Gala, Symphony Hall

Clare Teal and MYJO, Walsall Centra1 Hall

 Rodgers and Hammerstein, CBSO, Symphony Hall

La Vie En Rose, CBSO, Symphony Hall

Performing Arts

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Birmingham Rep has announced its new season for Autumn and Winter this year. More

Baby Kasper is the star of the show at Birmingham Hippodrome More

BRB rising star William Bracewell wins a top dance award. More

Smash-hit Billy Elliot will be coming to Birmingham Hippodrome in 2016 More


End of the Rainbow: Lisa Maxwell talks about appearing as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter's hit musical drama which is in Malvern and heading for Wolverhampton. More.

Zizi Strallen talks about acting and her role as Mary Poppins which opens at Birmingham Hippodrome next week  More


The BTA Awards for 2015, the first BTA awards, from Roger Clarke, Gary Longden and Alison Brinkworth.

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



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Jackie - The Musical, The New Alexandra Theatre: In Termsof winning ingredients for a musical, this show takes some beating. Read on.


King Lear, Birmingham Rep: Lear is regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy, a tale of power, politics and betrayal, with perhaps the greatest treachery of all, children plotting against fathers and siblings.  Read on.


Talking Heads, Moorpool Players: A vicar's wife with a penchant for the communion wine, a jailed busybody, a repressed gay mother’s boy and a naive porn actress – in short a night at a packed Moorpool Hall. Read on.


Wipers, Coventry Belgrade B2: Set in Ypres, Belgium, in October 1914 this emotionally charged play written masterfully by Ishy Din and directed artfully by Suba Das grabs the audience’s attention from the outset.  Read on.


American Idiot, The New Alexandra Theatre: There is no doubt that the band Green Day are one of the most accomplished and successful pop rock outfits of all time, with over 75 million albums sold and You Tube views of their videos still clocking up millions of views. Read on.


Boeing-Boeing, Dudley Little Theatre: It's back to the swinging sixties with Marc Comoletti’s French farce and Bernard is the happy bachelor sharing his Paris flat with not just one but three gorgeous air hostesses. Read on.


 BoreingThe Father, Birmingham Rep: There comes an age when you start to accept your own mortality and with it comes the very real fear that on the final stretch of life’s journey your fellow traveller will be that cruellest of companions, Alzheimer’s Read on.


Bad Jews, The New Alexandra Theatre: So what does it mean to be Jewish in a modern world . . . already. Read on


Dark Road, Hall Green Little Theatre:  Ian Rankin’s first sortie into the world of theatre is hardly a gentle one with this dark, psychological thriller about a manipulative serial killer. Read on.


Pygmalion, Highbury Theatre Centre: It's 102 years this month since  Professor Higgins first stepped on the London stage to turn Eliza into a lady, and a century on what a splendidly entertaining Pygmalion has been served up by the Highbury Players. Read on.

Breakfast at Tiffany's, The New Alexandra Theatre: As breakfasts go this falls quite a few beans short of a full English, or full American in this case, and a reworking of the menu would not go amiss before a planned visit to the West End. Read on.

End of the Rainbow, Wolverhampton Grand: Judy Garland’s death from a barbiturate overdose in 1969 marked the tragic end of a troubled and fragile life. Read on.

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News and features
Birmingham Rep has announced its new season for Autumn and Winter this year. More
The BTA Awards, 2015: For the first time BTA reviewers Roger Clarke, Gary Longden and Alison Brinkworth.are giving their own awards for the productions they have seen during the year
Birmingham Hippodrome: The dates for the eagerly awaited first UK tour of Billy Elliot have been announced and the smash hit show will arrive in March 2016. More
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced a new shows for 2016, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell BRB around the world. Read on

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