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Bouncers, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Swan Theatre, Worcester

The Importance of Being Ernest, The Grange Players, The Grange Playhouse, Walsall

Girls Like That, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

Old Time Music Hall, Hall Green Little Theatre

Natural Causes, Swan Theatre Amateur Company

Equus, Highbury Theatre Centre

West Side Story, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield

Noises Off, The Nonentities, Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company, Lichfield Garrick

Pardon me Prime Minister, Hall Green Little Theatre

Groping for Words, Moorpool Players, Harborne

And then there were none, Grange Players, Walsall.

She Stoops to Conquer,  Dudley Little Theatre, Netherton Arts Centre

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For One Night Only, Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre, Lichfield Garrick

The Phantom of the Opera, Aldridge School

Murder in Play, Lichfield Players, Lichfield Garrick.

 

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Talking Heads, Malvern Theatres

Love Me Tender, The New Alexandra Theatre

Oliver! Malvern Theatres

Absent Friends,  Malvern Theatres

Volpone,, RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford

Three Choirs, Hereford Cathedral

42nd Street, Stage Expereince, The New Alexandra Theatre

Grimm up North, The Old Joint Stock

The 3 Little Pigs, Birmingham Town Hall

Lear Alone, Old Joint Stock

Mrs Warren's Profession, Malvern Theatres

Inala - A Zulu Ballet, The New Alexandra Theatre

Giovanna d’Arco (Joan of Arc),  Buxton Festival, Buxton Opera House.

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CBSO - The Ella Fitzgerald Song Book, Symphony Hall

CBSO Friday Night Classics - Charlie Chaplin, Symphony Hall

Dylan Moran, Symphony Hall

 

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Summer in Southside sprang into life in front of Birmingham Hippodrome launching a weekend of free entertainment in Southside.  More

Birmingham Hippodrome is opening its doors to the public for a free Heritage Open Day in September More

Birmingham Rep is looking for volunteers as extras for the world premiere of Meera Syal’s Anita And Me this autumn. More.

It's hurrah and jolly hockey sticks as Coventry Belgrade and Babcock School enter the academia of the 1960s with the stars of crush More.

BRB has announced whose moving up, moving on and moving in for next season. More

Hippodrome announces an extra week and two new shows

Hippodrome announces star line-up for 2015 panto, Aladdin.

Robert Powell to take on role of King Charles III at Birmingham Rep.

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

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

 

FEATURES

Adrian Jackson talks about the next chapter in the life of Wolverhampton Grand as he starts his first season in charge as chief executive More

Jack Trott and Princess Jill are getting ready for a traditional panto treat with Jack and the Beanstalk at Lichfield Garrick More

Birmingham Rep artistic director Roxana Silbert talks about being the creative director of a festival for the first time More

Birmingham Weekender has given its first hint of what is to be launched on the streets of Birmingham in what has been dubbed Super September

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

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which started its national tour at The New Alexandra Theatre have been talking to the Arras. Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton

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

 

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Bouncers Remix, Swan Theatre Amateur Company: It was 38 years to the day earlier this month that John Godber’s Bouncers, his second play, premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe. More

 

Talking Heads, Malvern Theatres: Alan Bennett’s series of monologues were originally created for television but were subsequently adapted for the stage with great success. More

Love Me Tender, The New Alexandra Theatre: This is another sojourn into jukebox musicals,  taking the path forged by the likes of Mama Mia and We Will Rock You, weaving a story round the songs of a single artist – in this case Elvis. More

 

Volpone, Swan Theatre, Stratford: Volpone is clever; a cheeky hoarder with a humourous agenda to keep every jewel and valuable item that he possibly can. Read on.

 

The 3 Little Pigs, Birmingham Town hall: Musical theatre veterans George Stiles and Anthony Drewe have come up with another winner in The 3 Little Pigs with West End values in a musical for kids. Read on.

 

Mrs Warren's Profesion, Malvern Theatres: Sue Holderness, famous for her role as Marlene in Only Fools & Horses, is an apt choice to play the lead role in this fine production. Read on.

 

Inala - a Zulu ballet, The New Alexandra Theatre: If one word was to sum up Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s music, it would be joyous. 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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News and features
Wolverhampton Grand: New chief executive Adrian Jackson talks about the next chapter in the life of the Grand as he starts his first full season in charge. More
Lichfield Garrick: Jack Trott and Princess Jill are getting ready for a traditional panto treat with Jack and the Beanstalk  More
Birmingham Rep artistic director Roxana Silbert talks about being the creative director of a festival for the first time More
Birmingham Weekender has given its first hint of what is to be launched on the streets of Birmingham in what has been dubbed Super September More
BE Festival: Statement from Tunisian acting group appearing at tonight's BE Festival. More
Birmingham Hippodrome has announced an extra week for The Bodyguard and new shows for 2016, Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang More
Birmingham Royal Ballet announces its new chief executive Read on. More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Birmingham Hippodrome is the setting for BRB's world premiere of David Bintley's The King Dances More
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Doug Nicholson is a man with a mission - to sell BRB around the world. Read on
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: The stars of the hit musical comedy which started its national tour at The New Alexandra Theatre have been talking to the Arras. Noel Sullivan, Carley Stenson and Mark Benton
The Last Tango: Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent and Flavia have announced their final tour which dances through  Birmingham Hippodrome in September. 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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