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Girls, Birmingham Rep Door

This Might Hurt, Derby Theatre

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Mandela, Birmingham Hippodrome

Ghost - The Musical,The New Alexandra Theatre

Cold Calling: The arctic project, Birmingham Rep Studio

The woman in black, Lichfield Garrick

The Importance of Being Earnest, Birmingham Rep

Ostrich Boys, Coventry Belgrade B2

Blood Brothers, Malvern Theatres

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Birmingham Hippodrome

Roll Over Beethoven, Coventry Belgrade

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Mandela Trilogy - Birmingham Hippodrome 20-21 September

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Clare Teal and MYJO, Walsall Centra1 Hall

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A first look at the newly refurbished Wolverhampton Grand

Birmingham Hippodrome announces the line-up for its 2016 pantomime, Dick Whittington. More.

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

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Birmingham Royal Ballet's David Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, has its world premiere on 1 October at Birmingham Hippodrome More

Robert Battle now leads Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the company that inspired him to dance when he was a small boy, bow-legged and wearing leg braces. He has been talking to Diane ParkesMore.

Tom - the Musical tells the story of how Tommy Woodward, a miner's son from the Valleys became Tom Jones. 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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This Might Hurt, Derby Theatres: It is an often quoted fact that John Godber is one of the most performed writers in the English Language. Read on.

 

Ostrich Boys, Coventry Belgrade B2: This s a show it’s impossible to rate too highly Read on.

 

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Birmingham Hippodrome: What magical, marvellous, truly scrumptious entertainment for all the family, jam packed with not just a feel good but a feel even better factor. Read on.

 

The Vicar of Dibley, Hall Green Little Theatre:  It's nine years since Geraldine Grainger last graced our screens as the vicar of Dibley, give or take a couple of short charity specials since, but in this splendid staging at Hall Green it is as if she has never been away. Read on.

 

One Man, Two Guvnors, Sutton Arts Theatre: Richard Bean’s gloriously silly comedy has been one of the runaway smash hits of the decade so far.  Read on.

 

The Two Noble Kinsmen, Swan Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon: Blanche McIntyre’s production of The Two Noble Kinsmen shows the unbreakable relationship between cousins thwarted by the love for a princess.  Read on.

 

Grease, Stage Experience, The New Alexandra Theatre:  Forget Simon Cowell and his PR machine telling us Britain’s got talent, just switch off the telly and head off to the Alex and see real talent in the flesh. Read on

 

 

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BRB: David Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, has its world premiere on 1 October at Birmingham Hippodrome More
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. More
Birmingham Hippodrome announces the line-up for its 2016 antomime, Dick Whittington. More.
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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