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Rabbit Hole, Sutton Arts Theatre

Alice in Wonderland, Hall Green Youth Theatre, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Dresser, Grange Players, Grange Playhouse, Walsall

All Shook Up, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre COmpany, Lichfield Garrick

A Vicar of Dibley Christmas, Hall Green Little Theatre

Absent Friends. Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield

The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

And Then There Were None, Sutton Arts Theatre

Men of the World, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Nell Gwynn, Loft Theatre Company, Leamington Spa

One Man, Two Guvnors,  Hall Green Little Theatre

Three Men in a Boat, Mint Theatre Society

Snake in the Grass, Highbury Theatre Centre, Sutton Coldfield

A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Talisman Theatre, Kenilworth..

Fame - The Musical, Sutton Arts Theatre, Sutton Coldfield


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Kinky Boots, Wolverhampton Grand

Twelfth Night, Worcester Rep, Worcester Cathedral.

How to hide a lion, Malvern Theatres

 Are We Where We Are?  Shop Front Theatre, Coventry

War Horse, Birmingham Hippodrome 

The Wipers Times, Birmingham Rep

All You Need is LSD, Birmingham Rep Door

Duet for One, Wolverhampton Grand

Fire & Fury, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

Abigail's Party. Derby Theatre

We’ll Live and Die in these Towns, Coventry Belgrade

Salad Days,, Malvern Theatres

Lost the Plot, Worcester Swan Theatre

La Fille Mal Gardée, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham Hippodrome

Evita, Coventry Belgrade

Saturday Nigh Fever, Alexandra Theatre

Rebus: Long Shadows, Birmingham Rep

Hymns for Robots, Coventry Belgrade

Salad Days, Coventry Belgrade

POP Music, Birmingham Rep Door

The Wipers Times, Malvern Theatres

The Fishermen, Derby Theatre

Taj Express, Birmingham Hippodrome

Beyond Shame, Derby Theatre Studio

Evita, Malvern Theatres


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Gary Longden has been along to Lichfield Garrick to meet the cast of this year's panto, Dick Whittington. More

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Yeoman of the Guard, CBSO, Symphony Hall

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Iain Mackay danced his farewell in his final performance with Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Symphony Hall More

Grange Players in Walsall were in danger of folding unless they could raise £60,000 after their theatre, the Grange Playhouse was closed over health and safety concerns after a fire inspection. More




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The Merry Wives of Windsor, The RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: Every so often along comes a production that is so good that all a review really needs to say is don’t bother reading on, just grab a ticket and go and see it.  Read on.

Matilda, Birmingham Hippodrome: Matilda is just jaw-droppingly good. It is as simple as that. A theatrical treat full of fun and wit, with some deliciously OTT dark moments sailing merrily along on a sea of remarkable young talent. Read on.

Macbeth, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon: Polly Findlay’s RSC Macbeth took off fabulously on several counts: first, she cast the three witches as (roughly) 11 to 13 year old girls, memorably clad in quite garish pyjamas, electrifying in their speech and wondrously subtle in their moves and half moves.  Read on.

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News and features
Welsh National Opera: It's a touch of the Vorsprung durch techniks with WNO's collaboration with Bonn's Oper der Stadt Bonn to create their Verdi Machine to be seen for the first time in La forza del destino at Birmingham Hippodrome. More.
Iain Mackay dances his farewell in his final performance with Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Symphony Hall More
Grange Players in Walsall are in danger of folding unless they can raise £60,000 after their theatre, the Grange Playhouse, was closed over health and safety concerns after a fire inspection. More
BTA Awards 2017: Our reviewers have been looking back  at their best productions of 2017 with Roger Clarke, Roderic Dunnett, Alison Brinkworth and Gary Longden
Birmingham Hippodrome is running term time sessions with a hint of theatre for pre-school children More
WNO at Birmingham Hippodrome: John Asquith has had the task of teaching the WNO cast and chorus to sing the Russian season in . . .  Russian More
Hall Green Little Theatre stalwart Jean Wilde opened in The Testament of Mary at the Edinburgh Fringe  More
Stage2's adaptations of Claire Dowie monologues into ensemble pieces has seen Bloomsbury publish four of the plays with the expanded scripts aimed at schools and youth theatres. More
Birmingham Hippodrome season launch saw producers and directors form forthcoming shows plus Tom Chambers talking about the start of his career and Welsh National Opera’s Natalya Romaniw singing one fine day. More

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