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Holmes for the Holidays, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

A Wayne in a Manger, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

Aladdin, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Witches, Dudley Little Theatre

Lettice and Lovage, Highbury Theatre Centre

Jack and the beanstalk, Sutton Arts Theatre

Flint Street Nativity, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Bracken Moor,  Grange Players, Grane Playhouse, Walsall.

Waiting for Godot, Hall Green Little Theatre

Visitors, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Fallen Angels, Priory, Kenilworth

The Wizard of Oz, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company, Lichfield Garrick

Dial M for Murder, Sutton Arts Theatre

The Weir, Circle Players, Aldridge Youth Theatre

A tale of two cities, Criterion Theatre

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Aldridge Youth Theatre

The Addams Family, Brownhills Musical Theatre Company

Cats. WBOS Youtheatre

Patience, Erdington Operatic Society

Aida West Bromwich Operatic Society, Dormston Mill Theatre, Smethwick

 

Search for the Hero, Spotlight Youth Productions, Forest Arts Centre, Walsall

 

NEWS 

Sutton Arts are holding open auditions for Hello Dolly! which opens in June, 2017.

Moorpool Players bring the curtain down on 39 years of plays in Harborne

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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The Snowman, Birmingham Rep

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Sleeping Beauty, Malvern Theatres

Dusty Limits Cabaret XXL, Birmingham Rep

Aladdin, Wolverhampton Grand

I, Corinne Dadat, Birmingham Rep Door

Chicago - The Musical, The New Alexandra Theatre

Crimes against Christmas, Lichfield Garrick

Private Dick Whittington, Coventry Belgrade

The Tempest, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

Keep Dancing,  The New Alexandra Theatre

Sleeping Beauty, Lichfield Garrick

Sister Act, Malvern Theatres

Alice in Wonderland, Derby Theatre

The Wind in the Willows, Birmingham Old Rep

Broken Biscuits, Birmingham Rep Door

Treasure Island, Birmingham Rep

Dick Whittington, Coventry Belgrade

 

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Derby Theatre is in the Limelight with a charity Gala

A first look at the newly refurbished Wolverhampton Grand

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

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BTA Awards, 2016. Behind the Arras reviewers Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett, Alison Brinkworth and Jeff Grant look back on the highlights of 2016.

BRB's The Nutcracker has become the herald of Christmas and opens at Birmingham Hippodrome in front of it's creator, Sir Peter Wright, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday. More 

Kara Tointon, star of Strictly Come Dancing, Mr Selfridge and the West End, talks to Roger Clarke at The New Alexandra Theatre about her role in the new tour of Gaslight. More. 

The Belgrade in Coventry has launched its pantomime with high tea at Coombe Abbey and high jinks from Iain Lauchlan More

 

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Holmes for the Holidays, Grange Playhouse: Now, before we start, I can’t see anything funny about the murder – twice – of a theatre critic, but the audience certainly did in this romp of a comedy murder mystery. Read on.

A Wayne in a manger, Stage2, Crescent Theatre: Christmas has many traditions: the Yule log, wassailing, the holly and the ivy, mistletoe, Christingles . . . and the primary school nativity play. Read on.

Gaslight, The New Alexandra Theatre: The year is 1871, January, and Bella Manningham is a woman living in a twilight world on the edge of madness. Read on.

Chicago - The Musical: The New Alexandra Theatre: Who says crime doesn’t pay? If you are pretty, sexy, can throw in adultery and a slice of good-time-girl and, for good measure, commit murder in sensational style – your career is made. Read on.

 

The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon: Gregory Doran’s The Tempest is a remarkable interpretation of Shakespeare’s romance involving themes of sorcery, establishment rule and love. Read on.

 

Jack and the beanstalk, Sutton Arts Theatre: It's a Christmas cracker! If Carling did panto this would be one of theirs, probably the best amateur panto I have yet seen, and I have seen a lot. Read on.

 

Treasure Island, Birmingham Rep: “Ooh Arr Jim lad”, as Robert Newton might well have said, “Avast and belay, what have the landlubbin’ blaggards done to ‘ee, matey!”. Read on.

 

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome: Sir Peter Wright, celebrating his 90th birthday, summed up the opening night of BRB’s Christmas season of his Nutcracker perfectly – sensational. Read on. 

 

Shakespeare, his wife and the dog, Birmingham Rep Door:  This is the story of Shakespeare’s final evening. He is with his wife, Anne and is back from a long career, mostly lived in London.  Read on.

 

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News and features
BTA Awards, 2016. Behind the Arras reviewers Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett Alison Brinkworth  and Jeff Grant look back on the highlights of 2016.
Wolverhampton Grand panto stars Lisa Riley, Ian Adams and Doreen Tipton, talk about Aladdin. More.
BRB's The Nutcracker has become the herald of Christmas and opens at Birmingham Hippodrome in front of it's creator, Sir Peter Wright, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday. More 
Kara Tointon, star of Strictly Come Dancing, Mr Selfridge and the West End, talks to Roger Clarke at The New Alexandra Theatre about her role in the new tour of Gaslight. More. 
The Belgrade in Coventry launched its pantomime with high tea at Coombe Abbey and high jinks from Iain Lauchlan More
Birmingham Hippodrome announces the line-up for its 2016 antomime, Dick Whittington. More.
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 2017. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell BRB around the world. Read on

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