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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

Crazy for You, Willenhall Musical Theatre Company, Dormston Mill Theatre, Sedgley

The King and I, Lichfield Operatic Society, Lichfield Garrick 

 

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Groovy Greeks, Coventry Belgrade

The Importance of Being Earnest, Malvern Theatres

The rise and fall of Little Voice, Birmingham Rep

Cougars - The Musical, Coventry Belgrade, B2

Twelve Angry Men, Wolverhampton Grand

The Spalding Suite, Fuel Theatre, The Patrick Centre, Birmingham Hippodrome

Chewing the Fat,  Birmingham Rep Door

The Ghost Train, Coventry Belgrade

Dear Lupin, Malvern Theatres

Hansel and Gretel, Coventry Belgrade

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The New Alexandra Theatre

Oh What a Lovely War, Birmingham Rep

Rebecca, Malvern Theatres

Cuddles Midland Arts Centre

I Believe in Unicorns, Malvern Theatres

The Secret Adversary, Coventry Belgrade

Rebecca, Birmingham Rep

The Kings Speech, Malvern Theatres

5 soldiers, Birmingham Rep

The Bodyguard - The Musical, Wolverhampton Grand

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Coventry Belgrade

Satin 'n' Steel, Lichfield Garrick

All My Sons, Malvern Theatres

Feed the Beast, Birmingham Rep Studio

The Producers, The New Alexandra Theatre

Octonauts Wolverhampton Grand

FANY, Old Joint Stock

Snow White on Ice, Malvern Theatres

The Mist in the Mirror, Coventry Belgrade

La bohème,  Wolverhampton Grand

 

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CBSO Friday Night Classics - Charlie Chaplin, Symphony Hall

Dylan Moran, Symphony Hall

CBSO Queen rock and symphonic spectacular , Symphony Hall

CBSO 21st Century Blockbusters, Symphony Hall

CBSO, Opera Gala, Symphony Hall

Nils Lofgren, Birmingham Town Hall

 

 

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NEWS

Hippodrome announces star line-up for 2015 panto, Aladdin.

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

Birmingham Hippodrome announce new chief executive

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

Walsall-born actor Jeffrey Holland will be revisiting his youth in The Ghost Train this month at Wolverhampton Grand

Ballet superstar Sylvie Guillem to dance her UK farewell at Birmingham Hippodrome

Mamma Mia! set for Birmingham Hippodrome

The lords of the dance are looking ahead to International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016

Blast from the past for new Grand Chief Executive

Showtime for BRB's new studios and Thorp Street HQ

Bodyguard set for Wolverhampton date

 

FEATURES

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which starts 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

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

 

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The Importance of Being Earnest, Malvern Theatre: A packed house coming with the positive intention and expectation of being wonderfully entertained by one of their favourite plays was duly rewarded at Malvern last night.  Read on.

 

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Birmingham Rep: When theatre is good it has the power to generate every emotion from tears of laughter to tears of sorrow, and this Rep co-production is very good.  Read on.

 

Groping for Words, Moorpool Players: There are some nights when the house lights fade, the curtain rises and everything just seems to click, and then what follows is a delight. Read On

 

God of Carnage, Highbury Theatre Centre: Ferdinand Reille, aged 11, has knocked out two of 11-year-old Bruno Vallon’s teeth with a stick in a children’s squabble in a Paris park.  Read on.

 

The Ghost Train, Coventry Belgrade: It is a stormy night and six weary travellers look as though they must spend the night on a windswept and isolated Cornish railway station. Read on.

 

Dear Lupin, Malvern Theatres: Roger Mortimer’s relationship with his wayward son Charlie through his letters marks not only an affectionate bond between father and son but also perhaps the end of a gentler, more civilised age. Read on.

 

Pygmalion, The Nonentities, Rose theatre, Kidderminster: TheNonentities seem to be on a quality roll with this seasons productions, now bringing George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion to life, with a superb attention to detail in both the performances and staging. Read on.

 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The New Alexandra Theatre: This is a show that goes way beyond feel good, it has a feel, bloody marvellous factor. It is quite simply fun, glorious fun from its opening bars to its closing standing ovation.   Read on.

 

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which starts 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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