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Birmingham Hippodrome boss steps down after twelve ‘exciting and rewarding’ years

Birmingham Hippodrome’s Chief Executive, Stuart Griffiths OBE, has announced he’s to step down after twelve years in…

New home for Birmingham theatre company

Birmingham Stage Company (BSC) has announced it’s to make the city’s New Alexandra Theatre its new home after…

Darcey attends launch of BRB’s new facilities

Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) has unveiled its new-look home following a ‘dramatic’ transformation costing around…

Sound Investment continues to fund commissions

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group’s (BCMG) Sound Investment programme is this month celebrating the completion of its…

Phill Jupitus to star in Mel Brooks’ hit musical comedy

New Alexandra Theatre has confirmed that Phill Jupitus is to join Jason Manford, David Bedella and Louis Spence in Mel…
Mon 02 Feb - Sat 07 Feb

Monty Python’s Tony Award-winning stage show returns to the region, complete with West End favourite Bonnie Langford, comedian/actor Joe Pasquale and Ex-Eastender, Todd Carty. The brainchild of John DuPrez…

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Mon 02 Feb

Join a new set of academics as they channel their inner comic genius to show that university research isn’t always asserious as you might think.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb
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Mon 02 Feb

The 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada forms a team of crime-fighting robots, along with the eminently outsize, huggable Baymax. Expect a merchandising blitz from Disney. From the Marvel comic. In 3D. Featuring…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

(125 mins) In 1981 it was a most dangerous year in New York City and immigrant businessman Abel Morales (Isaac) struggles to keep his head above water. J.C. Chandor has only directed two films - Margin Call and All is…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

(123 mins) Following his accomplished adaptations of the Broadway musicals Chicago and Nine, the director Rob Marshall now grabs Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods by the horns. A complex weave of the fairy tales…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

(106 mins) According to Terence Fletcher, music teacher at New York’s august Shaffer Conservatory, no two words are more destructive than “good job.” Fletcher is a taskmaster and he is resolved to…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

(129 mins) Review: The star billing on the poster may belong to Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine, but make no mistake, this is a Mark Millar movie. Millar, a comic book enthusiast, has created a whole…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

(111 mins) A remake of the 1974 drama with James Caan, Mark Wahlberg takes on the mantle of the English professor with a gambling problem. He then offers a gangster his own life as collateral... Starring Mark…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

The 14-year-old robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada forms a team of crime-fighting robots, along with the eminently outsize, huggable Baymax. Expect a merchandising blitz from Disney. From the Marvel comic. In 3D. Featuring…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Mon 02 Feb

(132 mins) Review: It’s a biographical time of year.  However, not all great lives make for great cinema. A good film, more often than not, is propelled by a good story. The protagonist of Clint…

181 Broad Street, Birmingham
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Music

Sat 28 Mar - Sun 29 Mar

Mcfly and Busted re-group as one band.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Fri 17 Apr

 

Victoria Square, Birmingham
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Comedy

Film

On General Release From Fri 06 Feb

(128 mins) In total (so far), this historical drama has accumulated forty-nine awards’ nominations, including Golden Globes for best motion picture, director and actor (Oyelowo). It’s the story of Martin…

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On General Release From Fri 13 Feb

By being released on St Valentine’s Day, Fifty Shades Of Grey has really become a mainstream phenomenon. The first volume of EL James’ ‘literary’ trilogy was initially deemed smutty, even…

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Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus star in Elwood P. Dowd's classic tale...
Jason Donovan & Raymond Coulthard star in new staging...
Fusion of cirque skills & thrilling stunt action in a danger-filled spectacle that promises to amaze audiences of all ages.
Talawa Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller's searing investigation of honesty, guilt & the corrupting power of greed.
World premiere of Steve Thompson's political comedy
Kneehigh Theatre present Emma Rice's adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's timeless tale.
Joan Littlewood’s legendary musical, revived to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War One.
Birmingham Repertory Theatre Company & West Yorkshire Playhouse present Jim Cartwright's award-winning comedy.
Highly acclaimed National Theatre production based on Mark Haddon's award-winning novel.
family show at the Grand...
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