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Dick Whittington, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

Lucky Sods, Mint Theatre Society

The Witches, The Nonentities, Kidderminster

At the sign of the crippled harlequin, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Heroes, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Thrill of Love, The Nonentities, The Rose THeatre, Kidderminster.

Shadowlands, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Variations on a Theme, Highbury Theatre Centre

Rent, Lichfield Musical Youth Theatre, Forest Arts Centre, Walsall.

Alice in Wonderland, Hall Green Youth Theatre, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Dresser, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

All Shook Up, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre COmpany, Lichfield Garrick

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas, Hall Green Little Theatre

Absent Friends. Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield

The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

And Then There Were None, Sutton Arts Theatre

Men of the World, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Nell Gwynn, Loft Theatre Company, Leamington Spa

One Man, Two Guvnors,  Hall Green Little Theatre

Three Men in a Boat, Mint Theatre Society

 

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Benidorm - live The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

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Hansel and Gretel Derby Theatre

The Nightingales, Malvern Theatres

The Knot, Malvern Theatres

The Wizard of Oz, Birmingham Rep

The Mountaintop, Birmingham Rep Door

The Habit of Art, Malvern Theatres

Beauty and the Beast, Malvern Theatres

Pinocchio, The Old Rep, Birmingham

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

Sleeping Beauty, Coventry Belgrade

Heart of Darkness. Birmingham Rep Studio

Dracula, Wolverhampton Grand

Fame. The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

All you Need is LSD, Coventry Belgrade B2

La Cenerentola, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome

La Traviata, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome.

My Mother Said I Never Should, Malvern Theatres

Rock of Ages, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham.

Rain Man, Derby Theatre

The Window, The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

The Stars That Remain, Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Sphere, Shop Front Theatre, Coventry

Orange Polar Bear, Birmingham Rep Door

The Habit of Art, Coventry Belgrade

The Full Monty, Birmingham Hippodrome

Dirty Dancing, The Alexandra Theatre

The Lovely Bones, Birmingham Rep

Morgan and West, Derby Theatre

Vulcan 7, Malvern Theatres

The Capital, Birmingham Rep Studio

Nativity! The Musical, Coventry Belgrade

The Messiah, Birmingham Rep

Not Today's Yesterday, Birmingham Hippodrome

Shakespeare in Love, Malvern Theatres

Kinky Boots, Wolverhampton Grand

Twelfth Night, Worcester Rep, Worcester Cathedral.

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Birmingham Rep: Roxana Silbert, the Rep's artistic director since 2012, has announced she is leaving to become artistic director of  Hampstead Theatre in London next spring. More

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Grange Players in Walsall were in danger of folding unless they could raise £60,000 after their theatre, the Grange Playhouse was closed over health and safety concerns after a fire inspection. More

 

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The Merry Wives of Windsor, The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: Every so often along comes a production that is so good that all a review really needs to say is don’t bother reading on, just grab a ticket and go and see it.  Read on.

Matilda, Birmingham Hippodrome: Matilda is just jaw-droppingly good. It is as simple as that. A theatrical treat full of fun and wit, with some deliciously OTT dark moments sailing merrily along on a sea of remarkable young talent. Read on.

Macbeth, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: Polly Findlay’s RSC Macbeth took off fabulously on several counts: first, she cast the three witches as (roughly) 11 to 13 year old girls, memorably clad in quite garish pyjamas, electrifying in their speech and wondrously subtle in their moves and half moves.  Read on.

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Birmingham Rep: Roxana Silbert, the Rep's artistic director since 2012, has announced she is leaving to become artistic director of  Hampstead Theatre in London next spring. More
Welsh National Opera: It's a touch of the Vorsprung durch techniks with WNO's collaboration with Bonn's Oper der Stadt Bonn to create their Verdi Machine to be seen for the first time in La forza del destino at Birmingham Hippodrome. More.
Iain Mackay dances his farewell in his final performance with Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Symphony Hall More
Grange Players in Walsall are in danger of folding unless they can raise £60,000 after their theatre, the Grange Playhouse, was closed over health and safety concerns after a fire inspection. More
BTA Awards 2017: Our reviewers have been looking back  at their best productions of 2017 with Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett, Alison Brinkworth and Gary Longden
Birmingham Hippodrome is running term time sessions with a hint of theatre for pre-school children More
WNO at Birmingham Hippodrome: John Asquith has had the task of teaching the WNO cast and chorus to sing the Russian season in . . .  Russian More
Hall Green Little Theatre stalwart Jean Wilde opened in The Testament of Mary at the Edinburgh Fringe  More
Stage2's adaptations of Claire Dowie monologues into ensemble pieces has seen Bloomsbury publish four of the plays with the expanded scripts aimed at schools and youth theatres. More
Birmingham Hippodrome season launch saw producers and directors form forthcoming shows plus Tom Chambers talking about the start of his career and Welsh National Opera’s Natalya Romaniw singing one fine day. More

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