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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

Murder, Margaret and Me, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Ladykillers, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster.

Beryl, Highbury Theatre Centre

Delivered Dozen, Grand Arena Youth Theatre, Wolverhampton Grand

The Witches, Hall Green Little Theatre

Funny Money, Grange Players, Bloxwich Library Theatre

Neighbourhood Watch, The Nonentities, The Rose Theatre, Kidderminster

Not Now Darling, Sutton Arts Theatre

Kiss Me Kate, Manor Musical Theatre Company, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall

Vita and Virginia, Swan Theatre Amateur Company, Worcester

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Stars, Stage2, Crescent Theatre

Suddenly at Home, Highbury Theatre Centre

Far from the madding crowd, Hall Green Little Theatre

The Women in the Moon, King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon

The Full Monty, Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Comant, Sutton Coldfield Town Hall.

The Dresser, Mint Theatre Society

Birdsong, Sutton Arts Theatre

Lovesong, 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

 

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The Full Monty, The Old Joint Stock

The Play That Goes Wrong, Malvern Theatres

Antigone, Malvern Theatres

Once Upon A Mattress, Lichfield Garrick

Madagascar - The Musical, The New Alexandra Theatre

Holiday, Derby Theatre

Cirque Berserk, Coventry Belgrade

The Crucible, Royal & Derngate, Northampton

The Case of the Frightened Lady, Malvern Theatres

Ladies Day, Wolverhampton Grand

The Hound of The Baskervilles, Worcester Rep

No Borders, RDCyouth, mac Birmingham

Iolanthe, Malvern Theatres

Summer Creations, Elmhurst Ballet School

BE Festival, Birmingham Rep

Miss Littlewood, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon

BE Festival Thur, Birmingham Rep.

Matilda, Birmingham Hippodrome

The Snail and the Whale, Malvern Theatres

Concerts in the Park, CBSO, Sutton Park

Monstersaurus, Lichfield Garrick

Birdsong, Malvern Theatres

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Yeoman of the Guard, CBSO, Symphony Hall

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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

 

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It's a touch of the Vorsprung durch techniks with Welsh National Opera'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.

 

 

 

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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.

 

Trying it on, Birmingham Rep Door: So, what did happen to the children of the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the Sgt Pepper generation? The generation of long hair, Zapata moustaches, maxi-dresses, burnt bras and the flower power revolution. Read on.

 

Titanic - The Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome: Titanic sails majestically across the wide ocean between musical and opera with not a mishap in sight. Read on.

 

An Officer and a Gentleman - The Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome: This is really an officer, a gentleman and a jukebox – a combination which produces a classy musical based on the hit 1982 Richard Gere film, all sailing along with some cracking songs of the time. Read on.

 

The Band, Birmingham Hippodrome: For Take That fans this is like manna from heaven, a theatrical pilgrimage; for anyone else it is a clever musical, full of heart, laughs, emotion and nostalgia. Everyone wins with this one. Read on.

 

The Last Ship, The New Alexandra Theatre: Take a magnificent set, quality music, a fine cast and a solid heartfelt story well told and what’s not to like? Read on. 

 

The Fantastic Follies Of Mrs Rich Or The Beau Defeated, The Royal Shakespeare Company: The Commonwealth period under Oliver Cromwell brought Puritan values cruelly to the fore. It saw an appalling wastage of church paintings and stained glass, and not least, saw theatres lose the entitlement to present plays. Read On.  

Evita, Birmingham Hippodrome: It's more than 30 years since I first saw Evita, and I have seen it quite a few times over the years since then, but this is something else, on a different plane, by far and away the best Evita I have ever seen. Read on.

Quartet, Birmingham Rep: The only really good thing about growing old is that it is better than the alternative – being guest of honour at the crematorium as retired baritone Wilfred puts it so succinctly in Ronald Harwood’s 1999 play Quartet.  Read on.

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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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