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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

Holmes for the Holidays, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

A Wayne in a Manger, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

Aladdin, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Witches, Dudley Little Theatre

Lettice and Lovage, Highbury Theatre Centre

Jack and the beanstalk, Sutton Arts Theatre

Flint Street Nativity, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Bracken Moor,  Grange Players, Grane Playhouse, Walsall.

Waiting for Godot, Hall Green Little Theatre

Visitors, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Fallen Angels, Priory, Kenilworth

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

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Jack and the Beanstalk, Aldridge Youth Theatre

The Addams Family, Brownhills Musical Theatre Company

Cats. WBOS Youtheatre

Patience, Erdington Operatic Society

Aida West Bromwich Operatic Society, Dormston Mill Theatre, Smethwick

 

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

 

NEWS 

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.

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

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What's in a name? Birmingham Rep

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Die Fledermaus Wartwick Arts Centre

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

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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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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. 

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes: Matthew Bourne is a master storyteller, a peerless creator of plays without words, and this is perhaps his finest, most atmospheric, elegant and most mature production yet.  Read on.

What's in a name?, Birmingham Rep: Every so often a play comes along which makes theatre a real joy, or perhaps in this case, a joie de vivre.  Read on

The Vortex, Sutton Arts Theatre: So we have Florence Lancaster, a socialite mother of more mature years, a cougar being the more polite modern parlance, who massages her aging ego with a steady succession of toy boys. Read on.

The play that goes wrong, Coventry Belgrade: Mischief Theatre quite literally brought the house down with The Play that Goes Wrong! Read on. 

Holmes for the Holidays, Grange Playhouse: Now, before we start, I can’t see anything funny about the murder – twice – of a theatre critic, but the audience certainly did in this romp of a comedy murder mystery. Read on.

A Wayne in a manger, Stage2, Crescent Theatre: Christmas has many traditions: the Yule log, wassailing, the holly and the ivy, mistletoe, Christingles . . . and the primary school nativity play. Read on.

Gaslight, The New Alexandra Theatre: The year is 1871, January, and Bella Manningham is a woman living in a twilight world on the edge of madness. Read on.

Chicago - The Musical: The New Alexandra Theatre: Who says crime doesn’t pay? If you are pretty, sexy, can throw in adultery and a slice of good-time-girl and, for good measure, commit murder in sensational style – your career is made. Read on. 

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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
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