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The Wizard of Oz, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company, Lichfield Garrick

Dial M for Murder, Sutton Arts Theatre

The Weir, Circle Players, Aldridge Youth Theatre

A tale of two cities, Criterion Theatre

Children of the Wolf, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Entertainer,, The Loft, Leamington

To Kill a Mockingbird, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Swan Theatre, Worcester

The Diary of Anne Frank Talisman Theatre Company, Kennilworth

 Black Coffee, Dudley Little Theatre

Smelling a rat, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Perfect Nonsense, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Habeas Corpus, Highbury Theatre Centre

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Aida West Bromwich Operatic Society

Dormston Mill Theatre, Smethwick


Search for the Hero, Spotlight Youth Productions, Forest Arts Centre, Walsall



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.

 Theatre Call to arms for youngsters to join cast of for Bugsy Malone


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Little Shop of Horrors, Coventry Belgrade

The Exorcist, Birmingham Rep

Relatively speaking, Malvern Theatres

The Shawshank Redemption, Derby Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet, Birmingham Hippodrome.

Ulysses' homecoming, Malvern Theatres

Lennon through a glass onion, Coventry Belgrade

Fagin's Twist, Birmingham Hippodrome

Eastend Cabaret, Birmingham Rep

Uncle Richard, Tell Tale Theatre, The Loft, Leamington.

A tale of two cities, Wolverhampton Grand

Dead Sheep, Coventry Belgrade

Domestica, Birmingham Rep

Million Dollar Quartet, Malvern Theatres

Buddy  - The Buddy Holly Story, Coventry Belgrade

Starting out, Birmingham Rep Door

Blood Brothers, Birmingham Hippodrome

Breakfast at Tiffany's, Malvern Theatres

All or nothing, Malvern Theatres

Sweeney Todd,, Derby Theatres

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Kiss Me Kate from Wesh National Opera runs at Birmingham Hippodrome from Nov 10-12.

Million Dollar Quartet arrives in Malvern on its way to Birmingham Hippodrome




Back to Bacharach, Lichfield Garrick

Grand Opera Gala, Symphony Hall

Clare Teal and MYJO, Walsall Centra1 Hall

 Rodgers and Hammerstein, CBSO, Symphony Hall

La Vie En Rose, CBSO, Symphony Hall

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A first look at the newly refurbished Wolverhampton Grand

Birmingham Hippodrome announces the line-up for its 2016 pantomime, Dick Whittington. More.

Birmingham Rep has announced its new season for Autumn and Winter this year. More


Birmingham Royal Ballet's David Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, has its world premiere on 1 October at Birmingham Hippodrome More

Robert Battle now leads Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the company that inspired him to dance when he was a small boy, bow-legged and wearing leg braces. He has been talking to Diane ParkesMore.


The BTA Awards for 2015, the first BTA awards, from Roger Clarke, Gary Longden and Alison Brinkworth.

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



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The Exorcist, Birmingham Rep: Pazuzu, king of the demons of the wind, Mara, Apophis, Mephistopheles, Beelzebub, Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, Shaitan, the devil . . . all the people of the earth have their demons.

 Read on.


Million Dollar Quartet, Birmingham Hippodrome: When the cast are having a ball on stage it soon becomes infectious and from the off feet are tapping, memories stirring and smiles widening as the audience join in the party. Read on.


The Weir, Circle Players, Aldridge: There is not a lot for lonely old blokes to do in the backwaters of rural Ireland except go to the pub, talk and tell tall tales, particularly when the German tourists are not around. Read on.


A tale of two cities, Wolverhampton Grand: Forget any memories of force fed Dickens badly taught from dog eared tomes at school, this is a rip roaring adventure tale of revolution, romance and redemption. Read on.


Blood Brothers, Birmingham Hippodrome: Willy Russells’ simple but endearing musical of twins separated at birth shows little sign of slowing down.  Read on.


To kill a mockingbird, Swan Theatre Amateru Company, Worcester: Harper Lee's chronicle of prejudice and small town life in rural Alabama became an American classic almost as soon as the ink was dry on the page. Read on


The Tempest, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome: There is probably a good reason why there has never been a full length ballet of The Tempest – it is a near impossible tale to tell in dance bereft of Shakespeare’s masterful words. Read on.


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Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for theatres - More
News and features
Birmingham Hippodrome: Kiss Me Kate and Million Dollar Quartet are heading for Birmingham Hippodrome.
BRB: David Bintley's new ballet, The Tempest, has its world premiere on 1 October at Birmingham Hippodrome More
Birmingham Hippodrome: Cape Town Opera's celebrated Mandela Trilogy arrives at Birmingham Hippodrome on 20 September and Elizabeth Halpin has been to the Royal Festival Hall to see what is in store. More
Birmingham Hippodrome announces the line-up for its 2016 antomime, Dick Whittington. More.
Birmingham Rep has announced its new season for Autumn and Winter this year. More
The BTA Awards, 2015: For the first time BTA reviewers Roger Clarke, Gary Longden and Alison Brinkworth.are giving their own awards for the productions they have seen during the year
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
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced a new shows for 2016, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell BRB around the world. Read on

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