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Clouds, Hall Green Little Theatre

London Suite, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Government Inspector, The Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

How to Date a Feminist, Highbury Theatre Centre

Black Coffee, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

Tom’s Midnight Garden, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Late Marilyn Monroe, Sutton Arts Theatre (v)

A Bunch of Amateurs, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Maid’s Metamorphosis, Edward's Boys, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Velveteen Rabbit, Hall Green Youth Theatre

Waiting for Waiting for Godot, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Quartet, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Swan Theatre, Worcester

Teapots and Superglue, Sutton Arts Theatre

The Woman in White, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Disposing of the body, Hall Green Little Theatre

Blue Remembered Hills, Highbury Theatre Centre

Lettice and Lovage, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Translations, Loft Theatre Company, Leamington Spa

Constellations, Hall Green Little Theatre

Mindgame, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

Life X 3, The Loft Leamington Spa

Kiss me, stupid! Sutton Arts Theatre

Abigail's Party, Highbury Theatre Centre

Some mothers do 'ave 'em, The Grange Playhouse, Walsall

I Am, Stage2 Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Peter Pan, Hall Green Little Theatre

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

 

 

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King Charles III has taken over from his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II as Patron of Birmingham Royal Ballet with Lady Sarah Chatto becoming President after previously being Vice-President.

Rock on BRB! Birmingham Royal Ballet will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival this summer, dancing Interlinked by Brazilian choreographer Juliano Nunes.

West End star Carrie Hope Fletcher will be crackin' the whip as Calamity Jane next year when she brings the Deadwood Stage to Birmingham Hippodrome in March next year with the stage then heading for Wolverhampton Grand in September.

Les Dennis is to star as Bill Bryson in the stage adaptation of the best selling Notes From a Small Country which arrived at the Alexandra Theatre in April 2025.

Sir Ian McKellen stars in Playing Kings adpated from Shakespeare's Henry IV parts I and II arriving at the Alexandra Theatre 10-07-24.

Birmingham Bach Choir provide the only chance to see the powerful St Matthew Passion in a performance at Lichfield Cathedral on 9 March,

A short video of Anthony Madu dancing barefoot in the rain in the backstreets of Lagos went viral and earned him a scholarship at Elmhurst Ballet School in Birmingham and his story is told in a Disney+ documentary premiering in March.

BRB has announced its programme for 2024-25 which includes old favourites and the world premiere of a ballet inspired by a book chronicling Birmingham awe inspiring women.

Steps' back catalogue of hits has been turned into new musical Here & Now which steps into the Alex in November.

The year is 2026 and we have a hung parliament,  a cheesemakers' strike and a spider in Party Games! looking for votes, and laughs, in Malvern in June.

Sheridan's classic comedy of manners The School for Scandal will bring its delicious brand of timeless comedy to Malvern Theatres this spring.

 Here You Come Again packed with Dolly Parton Hits is heading to the Alex in September.

BRB's principal conductor Paul Murphy has been appointed Director of Music.

Splendid comedy The 39 Steps is touring for the first time in eight years arrives at the Alex in June

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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
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