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Two, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Hamlet, Stage2, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Jumpy, HighburyTheatre Centre

The Ladykillers, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Lady's Trial, Edward's Boys, Stratford upon Avon

Bedroom Farce, Sutton Arts Theatre

God of Carnage, Swan Theatre Amateur Company

My Cousin Rachel, Dudley Little Theatre, Netherton Arts Centre

Boston Marriage, Highbury Theatre Centre

Tom's Midnight Garden, Grange Players

Avenue Q,,, Highbury Theatre Centre

The Merchant of Venice, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

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Other reviews

Crazy for You, Willenhall Musical Theatre Company, Dormston Mill Theatre, Sedgley

The King and I, Lichfield Operatic Society, Lichfield Garrick 

The Memory of Water, The Fellowship Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Dogfight -the Musical, MYK Productions, Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Grease, Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre, Lichfield Garrick  

Rent - The Musical, South Staffs Musical Theatre Company

Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, Walsall Mathodist Central Hall

Legally Blonde, Wolverhampton Musical Theatre Company, Wolverhampton Grand

Kiss Me Kate, Walsall Operatic Socierty, Lichfield Garrick

Rose White and the Magic Mirror, Spotlight Youth Productions, Forest Arts Centre, Walsall


The Bennet girls are in search of husbands in Pride and Prejudice from Swan Theatre Amateur Company

irates revving up in Tinkers Farm to ride to The Cresent

Flat pack theatre at Highbury

Call for nymphs and shepherds for the Manor

Changing of the charities at Shelfield

David set to raise his baton for a half century with Erdington


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5 soldiers, Birmingham Rep

The Bodyguard - The Musical, Wolverhampton Grand

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Coventry Belgrade

Satin 'n' Steel, Lichfield Garrick

All My Sons, Malvern Theatres

Feed the Beast, Birmingham Rep Studio

The Producers, The New Alexandra Theatre

Octonauts Wolverhampton Grand

FANY, Old Joint Stock

Snow White on Ice, Malvern Theatres

The Mist in the Mirror, Coventry Belgrade

La bohème,  Wolverhampton Grand

A view from the bridge, Coventry Belgrade

The Ice Break, Birmingham Opera Company, B12 Warehouse

The Ghost Train, Wolverhampton Grand

Arcadia, Malvern Theatres

Penelope RETOLD, Birmingham Rep Door

Blood, Coventry Belgrade, B2

Shrek - The Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome

The Business of Murder,, Lichfield Garrick

Jeeves and Wooster, Malvern Theatres 

Oh what a lovely war, Coventry Belgrade

Collidoscope,, Birmingham Rep Door

Cirque Éloize Cirkopolis Birmingham Hippodrome

A view from the bridge, Wolverhampton Grand

All my sons, Birmingham Rep

A mad world my masters, Malvern Theatre

Arcadia, The New Alexandra Theatre

Sleeping Beauty, Coventry Belgrade

Hamlets Birmingham Rep and Central Library

Top Hat, Birmingham Hippodrome




CBSO Queen rock and symphonic spectacular , Symphony Hall

CBSO 21st Century Blockbusters, Symphony Hall

CBSO, Opera Gala, Symphony Hall

Nils Lofgren, Birmingham Town Hall

The Sound of Musicals, Symphony Hall

Cole Porter in Hollywood, John Wilson Orchestra, Symphony Hall. 



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

Walsall-born actor Jeffrey Holland will be revisiting his youth in The Ghost Train this month at Wolverhampton Grand

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

Showtime for BRB's new studios and Thorp Street HQ

Bodyguard set for Wolverhampton date



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

Wagnersx Ring Cycle is about to arrrive in Birmingham and we look at the latests news More

Dominic Antonucci, Ballet Master at Birmingham Royal Ballet, talks about his new venture as a music promoter More





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The Bodyguard - The Musical, Wolverhampton Grand: I doubt there has ever been a more explosive start to a show than this. Read on.


Satin 'n' Steel, Lichfield Garrick:: Vince Steel is a club singer, always was and always will be - a talent more suited to Tetley’s than Tattinger. Read on.


Hamlet, Stage2 Youth Theatre, Crescent Theatre: I hadn't seen Stage2 perform before this production, to my shame, though I knew a little of its reputation. Read on.


The Ice Break, Birmingham Opera Company: It's easy to imagine that Sir Michael Tippett would have loved this production of one of his least-known operas. Rea on.


Jumpy, Highbury Theatre Centre: Hilary and Mark have a marriage held together by apathy and convenience,  routine has replaced romance; there is still affection but passion has long gone and sex is sporadic. Read on.


Arcadia, Malvern Theatres: Order and chaos, free will and determinism, the past and the present, Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia is an intellectual exploration of sophisticated ideas in a dramatised context that is intellectually too clever to make any sense of for most of the population! Read on


Shrek - The Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome: Can you believe it’s 14 years since DreamWorks very own jolly green giant, or at least their big friendly ogre, first hit our screens. Read on.


The business of murder, Lichfield Garrick: Murder is a funny old business or at least it has a few smiles about it in this revival by Middle Ground of Richard Harris’s psychological thriller. Read on.


A view from the bridge, Wolverhampton Grand: The USA in the 1950s was a land of opportunity, or so it seemed to the dirt-poor immigrants from southern Italy where jobs were as scarce as honest politicians. Read on.


All my sons, Birmingham Rep: Arthur Miller’s brooding cauldron of morality, set in a post second world war family with its secrets  and lies, is brought to life by the highly talented Talawa Theatre Company. Read on


A mad world, my masters, Malvern Theatres: This is no evening’s entertainment for the prude! Read on.


Arcadia, The New Alexandra Theatre: An evening of past living cheek by jowl with present, science versus art, chance, chaos theory, Newton’s second law of thermodynamics and assumptions made about history sounds more like a lecture than a play. Read on.


The Ladykillers, Hall Green Little Theatre: The first hurdle for any company contemplating the stage version of this much loved Ealing comedy is the necessarily elaborate set and Hall Green have cleared that particular obstacle with ease.Read on.


Cirque Berserk, Birmingham Rep: It is amazing what the human body is capable of – although to be honest mine declined to be involved in this discussion. 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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The Last Tango: Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent and Flavia have announced their final tour which dances through  Birmingham Hippodrome in September. More
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
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Who is in, who is out and who is moving up in the world at BRB 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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