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Agnes of God, Swan Theatre Amateur Company

Cranford, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Present Laughter, The Loft Theatre, Leamington Spa

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And Then There Were None, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

The Effect, Hall Green Little Theatre

Relatively Speaking, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Loft, Leamington Spa

Passion Play, Highbury Theatre Centre

Heroes,  The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Trust Me, I'm a doctor, Edward's Boys, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon.

My Cousin Rachel, Grange Players, GrangePlayhouse, Walsall

And then there were none, Hall Green Little Theatre

Handbagged, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Seafarer, The Loft, Leamington

The Deep Blue Sea, Sutton Arts Theatre

See how they run, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Twist, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

How the other half loves, Highbury Players, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Dixie Swim Club, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse

Sleeping Beauty, Sutton Arts Theatre

Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Hall Green Little Theatre

 

 

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The Loft in Leamington Spa celebrates its centenary of performances this year and  brought together actor David Bradley and The Guardian's Michael Billlington to reminisce and talk about all 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 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 More

Smash hit Girl from the North Country, set to the music of Bob Dylan arrives in Birmingham next year. More

 

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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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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

 RADIO 4 and latterly ITV comedy Ladies of Letters has been brought to the stage and will be poted to Derby and then Malvern. More

ALEXANDRA THEATRE: Smash hit Girl from the North Country, set to the music of Bob Dylan is set to tour arriving in Birmingham next year. More

ELMHURST BALLET COMPANY is set to hrsd out on the road again with it's new production Immerse which will open at its home theatre at Elmhurst Ballet Company in Edgbaston Birmingham, before heading of to Sadler's Wells. More

THE ALEXANDRA THEATRE: Samantha Womack heads the cast of the critically acclaimed production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe which is set to bring the chills of Narnia's winter to the Alex Theatre in March. More

BRB's Cinderella had a ball with her prince in the splendid ballroom at the newly reopened Grand Hotel. More

ALEXANDRA THEATRE: Strictly star Johannes Radebe will be bringing his Freedom tour to the Alex next year with dance and music from around the world. More

Actor Samuel West makes a heartfelt plea to save funding for theatres - More
News and features
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
BTA Awards are a little different this year, a year when there are no losers, only winners and we thank every one of them for keeping theatre alive. More 
Frankie Valli in the shape of Ben Joyce has come to the rescue of The Alex after covid and the vocal demands of the Jersey Boys left the cast down on numbers, so with no West End show today, Joyce hot-footed to Brum to save the day. More
Coventry's Albany Theatre has postponed its community Panto, Dick Whittington, do to open on 30 December, to February half term because of fears of increasing covid infections. More
COVID is making a comeback for Christmas and theatres are doing all they can to keep audiences safe. The latest rules and advice for many Midland theatres is available Here.
Birmingham Ormiston Academy and Alice are heading into Wonderland again at The Old Rep vebturing down the rabbit hole and through the looking glass in a journey that takes them to the end of the year. More
HGHBURY PLAYERS will be heading back in time on Tuesday when they delve into the life of orange seller, actress and mistress Nell Gwynn in Jessica Swales Olivier winning comedy. More
ROCK OF AGES rocked Birmingham Alexandra Theatre three years ago and next week it is back as sexy and raunchy as ever loaded with rock anthems that have stood the test of time. More
THE BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME'S CEO and artistic director, Sydney-born Fiona Allan is set to return home in autumn to take over as chief executive of Opera Australia. More
THSH: A new name and a new look as Town Hall and Symphony Hall open up for live music again with a programme of international and home grown stars. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet is heading back to its home stage of Birmingham Hippodrome in October and has announced its programme from Romeo and Juliet to the festive Nutcracker. More
Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the Disney classic film, 50 years old this year, takes to the stage in August in a world premiere musical which will be bringing its magic to the Alaxandra and the Grand. More

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