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Made in Dagenham, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company.

Ladies in Lavender, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse

A trick to catch the old one, Edward's Boys

The Thrill of Love, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Gin Chronicles, Mint Theatre Society, Aldridge Social Club.

A Streetcar Named Desire, Sutton Arts Theatre

Wuthering Heights, Dudley Little Theatre.

Macbeth,The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Communicating Doors, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Swan Theatre, Worcester

Romeo and Juliet, Hall Green Youth Theatre

Spirit Level, Circle Players, Aldridge Youth Theatre

All My Sons, The Loft, Leamington

Dial M for Murder, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Vortex, Sutton Arts Theatre

Murdered to Death,The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

I ought to be in pictures, Highbury Players, Highbury Theatre Centre

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Aldridge Youth Theatre

The Addams Family, Brownhills Musical Theatre Company

Cats. WBOS Youtheatre

 

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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.

 

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Not dead enough, Coventry Belgrade

Ulla's Odyssey CB (03-17) Coventry Belgrade 

The Snow Maiden, Nottingham Theatre Royal

The Diary of a Hounslow Girl, Coventry Belgrade

Pink Mist  Birmingham Rep

Gangsta Granny, Wolverhampton Grand

Joseph and the amazing technicolor dreamcoat Malvern Theatres

Betrayal,Derby Theatre

Invincible,Lichfield Garrick

MK Ultra, Birmingham Rep

Shoot Festival, Coventry Belgrade

Nell Gwyn, Malvern Theatres

One Love - The Bob Marley Musical. Birmingham Rep

The Commitments, The New Alexandra Theatre

An Evening Shared, Coventry Belgrade

Africarmen,, Birmingham Hippodrome

Billy Elliot - The Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome

Shirley Valentine, The New Alexandra Theatre

Blood Brothers, Coventry Belgrade

Happy Hour, The Old Rep

Dance Sampled,  Birmingham Hippodrome

Amedee, Birmingham Rep

Gaslight, Malvern Theatres

Sister Act - The Musical, Wolverhampton Grand

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Billy Elliot - The Musical, based on the hit film, is on its first national tour and ends at Birmingham Hippodrome this week. More

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Yeoman of the Guard, CBSO, Symphony Hall

Cole Porter: Let's do it, CBSSO, Symphony Hall

John Williams at the Oscars, CBSO, Symphony Hall

Music from the Movies, John Wilson Orchestra, Symphony Hall

Back to Bacharach, Lichfield Garrick

Grand Opera Gala, Symphony Hall

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Birmingham Royal Ballet's pro-am version of Cinderella has its world premiere at Birmingham Hippodrome More.

Heaven Eyes brought to life at The Old Rep

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BTA Awards, 2016. Behind the Arras reviewers Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett Alison Brinkworth,  Jeff Grant and Gary Longden 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. 

 

 

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Betrayal, Derby Theatre: To undertake a Harold Pinter play and sustain it for over a two week run shows just why Derby Theatre is such an important force for the Arts in the region. Read on.

One Love - The Bob Marley Musical, Birmingham Rep: Once in a while a piece of theatre comes along that seems so obvious to produce you wonder why it’s never been done before.  Read on. 

A Streetcar Named Desire, Sutton Arts Theatre: Blanche Dubois is a dream part for any actress and Emily Armstrong turns in a dream performance as the fragile, insecure, aging Southern Belle. Read on.

Billy Elliot - The Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome: A tale about the son of a widowed miner wanting to be a ballet dancer, all set in the midst of the 1984 miners' strike is hardly the stuff to get the pulses racing. Read on.

Macbeth, The Nonentities, Kidderminster: Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s shorter plays and, as plots go, it’s not complicated. Read on.

Cinderella Dreams, Birmingham Hippodrome: The dream came true for 65 youngsters and one very much young at heart Fairy Godmother in a delightful world premiere performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella. Read on.

 Cinderella, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome: Like a fine wine David Bintley’s vision of the fairy tale classic has matured over time into a classic of its own. Read on. 

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News and features
Billy Elliot - The Musical, based on the hit film, is on its first national tour and arrives at Birmingham Hippodrome this week. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet's pro-am version of Cinderella is set for its world premiere at Birmingham Hippodrome More.
BTA Awards, 2016. Behind the Arras reviewers Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett Alison Brinkworth, Jeff Grant and Gary Longden 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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