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
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.
The play that goes wrong,
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
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.
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.
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.
A CHANCE to help the Arras without it costing a penny
Actor Samuel West make a heartfelt plea to save funding for
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Birmingham Royal Ballet's
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