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South Pacific, Manor Musical Theatre Company, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Teechers, Stage2, The Crescent Theatre

God of Carnage, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Lady Windermere's Fan, Hall Green Little Theatre

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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The Hypocrite, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon

Mindgame, Malvern Theatres

Out of Order, The New Alexandra Theatre

Northanger Abbey, Derby Theatre

Tim Brooke-Taylor,Derby Theatre

Antony and Cleopatra, Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds her Chameleon Skin, Coventry Belgrade

Winnie and Wilbur, Birmingham Rep

The Machine Stops, Coventry Belgrade

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Not dead enough, Coventry Belgrade

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

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Yeoman of the Guard, CBSO, 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

FEATURES

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 opened at Birmingham Hippodrome in front of it's creator, Sir Peter Wright,  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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The Hypocrite, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: This is a corker of a show from the RSC. Three laughs a minute. The audience was in paroxysms of laughter. I giggled till my sides split. Read on.

Antony & Cleopatra, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: From the eye-catching oriental dance at the outset, one could sense that director Iqbal Khan’s new Antony and Cleopatra for the RSC – part of their Roman Season (Julius Caesar, Antony, Titus Andronicus) was going to be something special. Read on.

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.

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The RSC's Queen Anne, given five stars at Stratford will run at The Theatre Royal, Haymarket in the West End for the summer opening on 30 June and closing on 30 September.  Theatre Royal Haymarket or Seatplan
Billy Elliot - The Musical, based on the hit film, is on its first national tour and continues at Birmingham Hippodrome this month. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet's pro-am version of Cinderella had a successful 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 opened at Birmingham Hippodrome in front of it's creator, Sir Peter Wright, 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. 
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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