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The Importance of Being Ernest, The Grange Players, The Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Girls Like That, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

Old Time Music Hall, Hall Green Little Theatre

Natural Causes, Swan Theatre Amateur Company

Equus, Highbury Theatre Centre

West Side Story, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

Noises Off, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company, Lichfield Garrick

Pardon me Prime Minister, Hall Green Little Theatre

Groping for Words, Moorpool Players, Harborne

And then there were none, Grange Players, Walsall.

She Stoops to Conquer,  Dudley Little Theatre, Netherton Arts Centre

God of Carnage, Highbury Theatre Centre

Pygmalion The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Sister Act, The Arcadians, The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Pride and Prejudice,, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Neville's Island, Sutton Arts Theatre

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For One Night Only, Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre, Lichfield Garrick

The Phantom of the Opera, Aldridge School

Murder in Play, Lichfield Players, Lichfield Garrick.

 

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The 3 Little Pigs, Birmingham Town Hall

Lear Alone, Old Joint Stock

Mrs Warren's Profession, Malvern Theatres

Inala - A Zulu Ballet, The New Alexandra Theatre

Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc),  Buxton Festival, Buxton Opera House.

Aliens love underpants, Wolverhampton Grand

Sherlock Holmes & The Ripper Murders, Malvern Theatres

Carmen, Nevill Holt Opera

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [reduced] Malvern Theatres

Me at the zoo, Birmingham Rep Door

Absent Friends, Derby Theatre

New Festival of Theatre, Coventry Belgrade

The History Boys, Malvern Theatres

Dead Simple, The New Alexandra Theatre

BE Festival Sat, Birmingham Rep

 BE Festival Thursday, Birmingham Rep

BE Festival Wednesday Birmingham Rep

Sylvia, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

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CBSO - The Ella Fitzgerald Song Book, Symphony Hall

CBSO Friday Night Classics - Charlie Chaplin, Symphony Hall

Dylan Moran, Symphony Hall

 

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Birmingham Rep is looking for volunteers as extras for the world premiere of Meera Syal’s Anita And Me this autumn. More.

It's hurrah and jolly hockey sticks as Coventry Belgrade and Babcock School enter the academia of the 1960s with the stars of crush More.

BRB has announced whose moving up, moving on and moving in for next season. More

Hippodrome announces an extra week and two new shows

Birmingham Royal Ballet Announces its new chief executive

The nose is coming to Birmingham with a world Premiere next month More

Hippodrome announces star line-up for 2015 panto, Aladdin.

Robert Powell to take on role of King Charles III at Birmingham Rep.

Vincent and Flavia have announced their final tour which dances into Birmingham in September

Ballet superstar Sylvie Guillem to dance her UK farewell at Birmingham Hippodrome

Mamma Mia! set for Birmingham Hippodrome

The lords of the dance are looking ahead to International Dance Festival Birmingham 2016

Blast from the past for new Grand Chief Executive

 

FEATURES

Birmingham Rep artistic director Roxana Silbert talks about being the creative director of a festival for the first time More

Birmingham Weekender has given its first hint of what is to be launched on the streets of Birmingham in what has been dubbed Super September

Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell Birmingham Royal Ballet around the world.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which started its national tour at The New Alexandra Theatre have been talking to the Arras. Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton

Shrek - The Musical is a love story between an ogre and a Princess and we have been looking behind the scenes with Shrek, Princess Fiona and backstage.

Satin 'n' Steel, the rise and fall of fading club singer Vince Steel and karaoke singer Teena Satin is heading for Lichfield Garrick More

Welsh National Opera need hundreds of costumes a year on the grand scale and Diane Parkes has been to see how they do it More

 

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The 3 Little Pigs, Birmingham Town hall: Musical theatre veterans George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have come up with another winner in The 3 Little Pigs with West End values in a musical for kids. Read on.

 

Mrs Warren's Profesion, Malvern Theatres: Sue Holderness, famous for her role as Marlene in Only Fools & Horses, is an apt choice to play the lead role in this fine production. Read on.

 

Inala - a Zulu ballet, The New Alexandra Theatre: If one word was to sum up Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music, it would be joyous. Read on.

 

The Importance of Being Ernest, The Grange Players, Walsall: Oscar Wilde’s best-loved comedy, despite being 120 years old, is still as witty and fresh as when it first appeared on Valentine’s Day in 1895. Read on.

 

Girls Like That, Stage2: Ever been bullied at school? Sneered at? Ostracised? Cruelly mocked? Falsely accused? Made to feel like a pariah? Read on.

 

Carmen, Nevill Holt Opera:  Nevill Holt Opera, charming and distinctive, is one of the outstanding new companies to hit the summer opera scene of late. Read on.

 

Old Time Music Hall, Hall Green Little Theatre: The romantic notion is that the Music Hall died in 1963 on the afternoon they buried Max Miller and it is true that by the 1960s it was in its death throes. Read on.

 

The History Boys, Malvern Theatres: Alan Bennett’s best known play has arrived this week courtesy of Sell a Door Theatre Company with a production that is a slick and witty ensemble show. Read on.

 

Dead Simple, The New Alexandra Theatre: It is said that Peter James is one of the UKs most treasured crime writers and with millions of books sold its hard to argue that he is not popular. Read on.

 

Sylvia, Birmingham Royal Ballet: David Bintley has created a delightfully whimsical ballet to Léo Delibes sumptuous score which gives us everything from a dapper white linen suited Eros to a Tarzan figure who seems to hunt and gather mainly women. Read on.

 

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SYLVIE Guillem, arguably the most brilliant ballerina of her generation’ is to dance her last ever performances in Britain at Birmingham Hippodrome in September this year
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News and features
Birmingham Rep artistic director Roxana Silbert talks about being the creative director of a festival for the first time More
Birmingham Weekender has given its first hint of what is to be launched on the streets of Birmingham in what has been dubbed Super September More
BE Festival: Statement from Tunisian acting group appearing at tonight's BE Festival. More
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced an extra week for The Bodyguard and new shows for 2016, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang More
Birmingham Royal Ballet announces its new chief executive Read on. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Birmingham Hippodrome is the setting for BRB's world premiere of David Bintley's The King Dances More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell BRB around the world. Read on
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which started its national tour at The New Alexandra Theatre have been talking to the Arras. Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton
The Last Tango: Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent and Flavia have announced their final tour which dances through  Birmingham Hippodrome in September. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet's Ruth Brill talks about choreographing George Gershwin's iconic Rhapsody in Blue for BRB's Evening of Music and Dance at Symphony Hall  More

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