The Weir, Circle Players,
Aldridge: There is not a lot for lonely
old blokes to do in the backwaters of rural Ireland except go to
the pub, talk and tell tall tales, particularly when the German
tourists are not around.
A tale of two cities,
Wolverhampton Grand: Forget any memories
of force fed Dickens badly taught from dog eared tomes at
school, this is a rip roaring adventure tale of revolution,
romance and redemption.
Blood Brothers, Birmingham
Willy Russells’ simple but endearing
musical of twins separated at birth shows little sign of slowing
To kill a mockingbird, Swan Theatre Amateru Company,
Worcester: Harper Lee's chronicle of
prejudice and small town life
in rural Alabama became an American classic almost as soon as the ink
was dry on the page.
The Tempest, Birmingham Royal
Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome: There is
probably a good reason why there has never been a full length
ballet of The Tempest – it is a near impossible tale to tell in
dance bereft of Shakespeare’s masterful words.
Dead Sheep, Birmingham Rep:
Margaret Thatcher ruled Britain and the
Conservative party with an iron fist throughout the 1980s, one
of the most divisive and combative leaders of modern times.
This Might Hurt, Derby
Theatres: It is an often quoted fact that
John Godber is one of the most performed writers in the English
Ostrich Boys, Coventry
This s a show it’s impossible to
rate too highly
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
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.
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
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, has its world premiere on 1
October at 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.
announces the line-up for its 2016 antomime, Dick Whittington.
has announced its new season for Autumn and Winter this year.