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Foundations laid for Tamworth Assembly Rooms’ extension 

20 Jul 18

Work has now started to extend Tamworth Assembly Rooms as part of a major £4.8m project to transform the historic theatre into a modern venue fit for 21 st century audiences.


Events
Independent Wolverhampton cinema becomes community award winner 

19 Jul 18

Warning about Light House’s future as venue celebrates.


Blog feature
Light House wins Community prize at WIRE Awards 

18 Jul 18

Wolverhampton’s City Centre Cinema, Light House, has been named ‘Community Contributor of the Year’ at the Wolverhampton Independent Retail Excellence Awards, held on Tuesday 17th July.


News
Continue a sporty summer with the ultimate after-work wind-down as Birmingham Bears take on the Northamptonshire Steelbacks. 

18 Jul 18

Feeling a little lost now the World Cup is over? Never fear, Edgbaston Stadium’s theatre of fun continues to serve a colossal dose of summer sports action , courtesy of the Birmingham Bears, who take on the Northamptonshire Steelbacks this Friday (…


News
Follow the Yellow Brick Road all the way to The REP this season for an unmissable line-up 

18 Jul 18

Theatre fans across the city are in for a treat this year, with a fabulous line-up courtesy of The REP.


Blog feature
Ladies Day Is Just Fabulous! 

18 Jul 18

The warm, witty and rather wonderful Ladies Day had its press night at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night and proved to be a smash hit with the audience.


Blog feature
A Grand Day Out 

18 Jul 18

LADIES’ DAY Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, Tuesday 17 th July, 2018   Following an excellent Brassed Off last summer, the Grand has produced its second in-house show, Amanda Whittington’s comedy about four women from a fish-packing factory who …


Event
The Sounds of Summer, 22 Jul 2018 

17 Jul 18

22 Jul 2018 – Community at Touchwood FREE (suitable for under 18s) Summer’s nearly here, which can only mean one thing – Touchwood is giving local residents the chance to be transported to sunnier shores once again with the return of its popular …


Event
In the Night Garden Live, 14 Jul 2018 – 22 Jul 2018 

13 Jul 18

14 Jul 2018 – 22 Jul 2018 – Theatre at Cannon Hill Park (suitable for under 18s) After 9 amazing years, and 1 million tickets sold, we’re announcing this summer will be your final chance to see Igglepiggle and friends in the world’s only In the …


Blog event
Youth Theatre Showcase 

13 Jul 18

It has been another successful term for Warwick Arts Centre’s Youth Theatre , culminating in a big summer showcase for family and friends to see the results of all of the hard work the young people have put in to their sessions! To finish off this …


Blog feature
Ladies Day – A Chat With The Cast 

13 Jul 18

Today’s the day! Ladies Day, Amanda Whittingham’s hit comedy, opens at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre for a two week run.


News
Modern life and Greek myth collide in After Aulis at the Attic Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon 

11 Jul 18

Modern life and Greek myth collide in After Aulis at the Attic Theatre in Stratford-on-Avon.


News
Act One bring the The Princess, The Frog and Big Nosed Prince to the main stage at Leamington’s Loft Theatre 

10 Jul 18

Act One, Leamington Loft Theatre’s resident youth group, make their main stage debut with newly penned fairytale The Princess, The Frog and Big Nosed Prince.


Blog comment
A great local charity concert coming soon to The Lamp, Brownhills! 

10 Jul 18

There’s a splendid charity fundraiser concert being staged on Friday, 20th July 2018 at the Lamp Arts Theatre at Brownhills Activity Centre, just on the Miner Island in the centre of Brownhills – featuring The Backstreet Theatre Company, …


Blog event
Warwick students and alumni take the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 by storm 

9 Jul 18

“What is it about Warwick?”, asked a Guardian article on some of the best theatre pieces of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015.


Blog feature
Review: The Ministry of Biscuits at the Lichfield Garrick 

9 Jul 18

Intrigue, wartime secrets, political issues, double and triple agents, tap dancing, singing, 1940’s talk radio, and biscuits – The Foundry Group packed a lot into The Ministry of Biscuits when they performed it for a near-capacity audience at …


Blog arts
Girl Powers 

6 Jul 18

MATILDA Birmingham Hippodrome, Thursday 5 th July, 2018   The Royal Shakespeare Company’s most successful production ever comes to Birmingham for the summer, making itself at home in the Hippodrome, just 20-odd miles from its point of origin in …


Blog music
Messiah heads for the Rep 

6 Jul 18

Top-line cast to star in a comedy of Biblical proportions.


Events
Shine a Light On 

5 Jul 18

International Exchange with Central Youth Theatre ran by Central youth Theatre.


Blog feature
Fishy fun 

5 Jul 18

Actors in a stage comedy about fish factory workers p-p-picked up plenty of tips when they came to feed DZG’s penguin colony.


Blog feature
Motown The Musical Launches At The Jamhouse 

4 Jul 18

Last week The Jamhouse in Birmingham’s lush St Paul’s Square was the host to the launch of one of the most anticipated shows in the second city this year.


News
Miss Littlewood RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon review 

4 Jul 18

Review – Miss Littlewood RSC Swan Theatre, Stratford-on-Avon…


News
We caught up with Miss Trunchbull (Craige Els) & Mr Wormwood (Sebastien Torkia) ahead of Matilda The Musical’s arrival at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week. 

3 Jul 18

Birmingham’s theatre crowd are highly-anticipating this show and its stars coming to the city to perform the amazingly choreographed, heart-felt tale, which has already proved to be a best-seller on the West End.


Blog event
Your Big Night Out – Autumn 2018 

2 Jul 18

Take a look at some of the exciting events from our upcoming Autumn season.


Blog arts
Stable Relationship 

1 Jul 18

EQUUS Crescent Theatre, Birmingham, Saturday 30 th June, 2018   The Crescent’s Ron Barber Studio is home again to yet another outstanding production.