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The World Goes ‘Round, Loft Theatre Company, Leamington

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society "A Christmas Carol", Highbury Theatre Centre

Ghost Train, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

Lillies on the Land, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Agnes of God, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

The Twelve Dancing Princesses, Priory Youth Theatre, Kenilworth

The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle,  Hall Green Little Theatre

The Haunting, Sutton Arts Theatre

Bazaar And Rummage, Swan Theatre, Worcester

Taking Sides, Highbury Theatre Centre

Relatively Speaking, Highbury Theatre Centre

Accomplice, The Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Inspector Drake and the PerfeKt Crime, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

The Good Life, Hall Green Little Theatre

All My Sons, Sutton Arts Theatre.

Lord of the Flies, Stage2 Youth Theatre, The Crescent Theatre

Under Katyń, The Bearpit, Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, The Loft Leamington

Living Together, Hall Green Little Theatre

Funny Girl, Sutton Arts Theatre

Mixed Doubles, The Swan Theatre Amateur Company

Boudica, The Loft Theatre, Leamington

Roy Brown: Reclaiming Stonehenge, Hall Green Little Theatre

Calendar Girls, Highbury Theatre Centre

Nell Gwynn, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Di and Viv and Rose, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Railway Children, Hall Green Little Theatre

Rumours, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

The Dumb Waiter/This Wide Night, Sutton Arts Theatre

Blood Brothers - The Play Highbury Theatre Centre

Chase me up Farndale Avenue, s’il vous plait, Hall Green Little Theatre

Platform 2, STAC, Swan Theatre, Worcester

The Children, the Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

Gaslight, Hall Green Little Theatre

Arms and the Man, Second Thoughts, Stratford-upon-Avon

A Taste of Honey, Sutton Arts Theatre

Rules for Living, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Love, Love, Love, Highbury Theatre Centre



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Snow White, Wolverhampton Grand (v)

The Bodyguard - The Musical, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (v)

Beauty and the Beast, Lichfield Garrick

Women of the Windrush, Birmingham Hippodrome

Cinderella, Coventry Belgrade

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Malvern Theatres

 The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Birmingham Rep

Birmingham Bach Choir, St Paul's Church, St Paul's Square, Birmingham.

The Barber of Bournville, Opera Novella, Midland Arts Centre

The Nutcracker, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome (v)

The Box of Delights, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon (v)

Freefall-at-21, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

Tess, Malvern Theatres (v)

Frankenstein, Malvern Theatres (v)

La Traviata, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome (v)

I, Daniel Blake, Coventry Belgrade (v)

Ainadamar, Welsh National Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome

Murder in the Dark, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (v)

The Woman in Black, Malvern Theatres (v)

Brown Boys Swim, Birmingham Rep, Door.

The Importance of being Earnest? Coventry Belgrade

A Voyage Round My Father, Malvern Theatres

Cowbois, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Wolverhampton Grand (v)

12 Angry Men, The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The Real and Imagined History of the Elephant Man, Coventry Belgrade

The Good Enough Mums Club. Birmingham Hippodrome, Patrick Studio

 Fascinating Aida, Birmingham Town Hall





Birmingham Royal Ballet are taking ballet to places theatres just cannot reach with their imersive, augmented realisty, virtual stage. A world first for BRB and Birmingham. More

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Pantomime's origins, at least in name, stretch back more than 2,000 years, building through the middle ages, adding on an Italian import, finding there is nothing like a dame, and even incorporating mediaeval religion. That's Panto for you, Oh yes it is! More 



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BLACK SABBATH and BRB are the unlikeliest of bedfellows to a collaboration on Black Sabbath - The Ballet is one of those landmark events theatre can throw up, a fascinating  prospect all made in Brum. More


BRB has set up a new company to give a chance to the best young ballet graduates from around the world including a UK tour of classical favourites. More


THE KING AND I returns to The Alexandra Theatre in February with Call the Midwife's Helen George as Anna and Broadway's Darren Lee as the king. More


DREAMGIRLS ran at The Alexandra Theatre  to New Year's and here we talk to Brandon Lee Sears who plays Jimmy Early in the award winning musical. More.


THE OSMONDS has been the launchpad for The Alexandra Theatre's And They Call it Puppy Love fundraising appeal for Guide Dogs Midlands & East More


THE ALEXANDRA THEATRE will be hosting Dreamgirls over Christmas and four of the show's stars gave a preview of the show with a convert performance at the Alex. Watch it here


THE LOFT in Leamington Spa celebrates its centenary of performances this year and as part of the celebrations brought together one of our finest actors, David Bradley and the doyen of theatre critics, The Guardian's Michael Billlington, to reminisce and talk about al things theatre. More


HIGHBURY THEATRE CENTRE aim to make 'em laugh with farce It Runs In The Family to open the new season wandering through horror and more laughs until the bigger buns arrive for Calendar Girls More


SUTTON ARTS open their new season in September with The Girl on the Train and head through spies and laughs, drama and despair on their way to a classy musical finale with Funny Girl to end the year. More


Actor Samuel West makes a heartfelt plea to save funding for theatres - More
News and features
FLYING DUCKS will be landing at Highbury Theatre Centre in a night of sketches and fun to celebrate the plays of David Tristram reaching 10,000 live performances. More
THE GRANGE PLAYHOUSE in Walsall has a new season opening with a comedy thriller and ending with a psychological thriller with shivers rather than smiles, with laughs, nostalgia and mystery in between. More
THE ALEXANDRA THEATRE provides a chance to see a fast moving, fun version of Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta Candide in a sparkling new production from Welsh National Opera. More
SUTTON ARTS THEATRE will open their new season with one of the classic plays of the 20th century in a programme that brings laughs, family entertainment and a new musical More
origins, at least in name, stretch back more than 2,000 years, building through the middle ages, adding on an Italian import, finding there is nothing like a dame, and even incorporating mediaeval religion. That's Panto for you, Oh yes it is! More   
Birmingham Hippodrome: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables didn't have an easy ride at its launch as either a book, or  now smash hit musical. It runs at Birmingham Hippodrome in August 2022 and we look where it all started. More

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