Guys and Dolls, The New
Alexandra Theatre: If you leave the Alex
without a smile on your face, a song on your lips and a spring
in your step after seeing this wonderful show . . . then
someone really should check your pulse.
A murder is announced,
Wolverhampton Grand: When a certain ad
appears among the announcements of jumble sales and meetings in
the Chipping Gleghorn
Gazette it sets nerves . . . and lives on edge. Read
Sweeney Todd, Welsh National
Opera, Birmingham Hippodrome: The moral
of the tale is don’t buy meat pies from anywhere remotely near a
Pack of Lies, Moorpool
Players, Harborne: How would you react if
you discovered your close friends, perhaps your best friends
were, should we say, less than kosher?
Love for Love, The RSC,
Stratford upon Avon:In William
Congreve’s bawdy restoration comedy, Selina Cadell’s directorial
debut is a fun, cheeky story of trickery, false accusations and
Broken Glass, Hall Green
Little Theatre: The title of
Arthur Miller’s 1994 play come from Kristallnacht, Crystal Night, The Night
of Broken Glass when the Nazis staged a violent pogrom against
Jews throughout Germany and Austria in November 1938.
The Mousetrap, Coventry
Belgrade: The Mousetrap
comes back to the Belgrade ‘by popular demand’ as part of the
Diamond Anniversary Tour.
The Full Monty, Malvern
Theatres: Transferring a
movie as popular, gritty and funny as The Full Monty to
stage is no easy feat, in fact its film screenwriter Simon
Beaufoy himself admitted it had been "difficult".
Jesus Christ Superstar,
Birmingham Hippodrome: It's more than 40
years since I first saw this landmark rock opera and in this
latest coming it is still a powerful piece and a powerful story,
the basis of the world’s largest religion.
King Charles III, Malvern
Theatres: A play with a
remarkable echo of current affairs at this time after the
rejection by the House of Lords last week of the government’s
fiscal bill to eliminate tax credits provoked a constitutional
debate, if not crisis.
Steve Backshall's Wild World,
Birmingham Town Hall: Wildlife presenter,
adventurer, naturalist and writer, Steve can also add lecturer
to his list of many talents with an old school lecture and the
added bonus of a Q&A at the end of each half.Read
Orpheus, Birmingham Rep
Studio: It's not often that a
theatre company are capable of fully transporting you into
another era but The Little Bulb Theatre company have created
something of a time machine with their production of Orpheus and
this tragic love story of his journey into the underworld.Read
Rooster and Other Works,
Birmingham Rep: Ask anyone with the
slightest interest in dance to name a contemporary dance company
and the chances are it will be Rambert, and it is easy to see
Abigail's Party, Swan Theatre Worcester:
Mike Leigh’s dark comedy dissecting the social mores and
aspirations of 1970’s London suburbia still strikes a chord of
recognition with audiences.
Mindgame, Sutton Arts Theatre: Anthony
Horowitz is one of the most prolific and successful multi-media
writers around, writing books, TV series, films, and plays.
Veronica's Room, Highbury Theatre Centre:
Anyone who has watched Criminal Minds on TV will know
that America has pretty well cornered the market on your
friendly, neighbourhood, psychopathic nutter.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - The Musical, The New Alexandra
Theatre: The progression from film to
stage was never really a surprise for this unashamedly camp tale
of three drag artists making their way across the outback
to perform an extra special show.Read
Pocket Merchant, Coventry Belgrade:
Propeller is one of my favourite companies for a variety of
reasons . . .
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
News and features
Guys and Dolls:
The wonderful world of Damon Runyon arrives in Birmingham this
week with a stunning production of Guys and Dolls at The New
Alexandra Theatre. More
David Walliams talks about his
novel Gangsta Granny and the Birmingham Stage Company adaptation
which comes to the Alex in November and Coventry Belgrade in
February next year.
Wolverhampton Grand: The
evocative Glenn Miller sound will echo
through Wolverhampton next week when The Glenn Miller
Story arrives at the Grand starring Tommy Steele.
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 2016. More
New chief executive Adrian Jackson talks about the next chapter
in the life of the Grand as he starts his first full season in
Jack Trott and Princess Jill are getting ready for a traditional
panto treat with Jack and the Beanstalk
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced a new
shows for 2016, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty and Chitty
Chitty Bang BangMore
Birmingham Royal Ballet:
Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell
BRB around the world.