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Glimpse into the past at Enginuity

Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is to host a one-off showing of Past Lives Ironbridge at Enginuity on 20 September.   Made…

Local acts announced for comedy award

Organisers of next month's Birmingham Comedy Festival have announced six new acts for its first Breaking Talent Award. A new…

Birmingham's Giant Screen Cinema to close

Birmingham's 72ft Giant Screen cinema is to close as a commercial cinema in January but it's hoped that the…

Float away with CircusMASH

Birmingham-based troupe CircusMASH are to showcase Float - a circus experience fusing 'Whacky and vivacious performances with…

New gallery dedicated to Staffordshire Hoard

A new space dedicated to the fascinating story of the Staffordshire Hoard is to open at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery in…
until Sat 04 Oct

Haunting tale of friendship which spans cultures & continents while following one man's journey to confront his past and find redemption.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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until Sat 04 Oct

Solo exhibition of new work by Robert Perry RBSA.

4 Brook St, St Paul's, Birmingham
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until Thu 25 Sep

When a show’s been seen by millions of people across thousands of performances on no fewer than four continents, it’s fair to say it’s one mother of a hit! Such are the statistics behind the…

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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until Sat 27 Sep

Paul Nicholas stars as Crazy Max in the world premiere of a major new British musical featuring the chart-busting hits of the legendary song-writing team Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
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Wed 24 Sep
Paradise Place, Birmingham
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Wed 24 Sep
3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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Wed 24 Sep

Actors Touring Company present an innovative piece of game-theatre where audiences can help shape the course of the evening.

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham
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Wed 24 Sep

Programme includes works by: Stravinsky, Beethoven, Panufnik & Wagner.

Broad St, Birmingham
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Wed 24 Sep
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street
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Wed 24 Sep

A play by young people for young people which explores how casual viral actions can have serious real-life consequences.

Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham
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Wed 24 Sep
Hurst St, Birmingham
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Theatre

Tue 19 May 2015 - Sat 30 May 2015
35/37 Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent
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Tue 07 Jul 2015 - Sat 01 Aug 2015

Brian Conley stars in the Greatest Show On Earth in Cameron Mackintosh's blockbuster musical.

Hurst Street, Birmingham
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Music

Wed 05 Nov
Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Thu 11 Dec

Eagerly anticipated concert from the acclaimed tenor and West End star.

Bickenhill Rd, Birmingham
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Comedy

Fri 07 Nov - Sun 09 Nov

John's brand new show SUPERSONIC will be smashing through comedy MACH 3. Get ready for a comic boom of guffaws all the way from Plymouth to Glasgow via Dublin and back again.  

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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Film

On General Release From Fri 05 Sep

(112 mins) Review: What is it with films about food? From Babette’s Feast to this year’s Chef, by way of Like Water For Chocolate and Eat Drink Man Woman, films about food seem to draw the best out of…

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until Thu 23 Oct

The last time that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper played a couple, they ensnared an Oscar nomination apiece (for Silver Linings Playbook), for which Ms Lawrence walked off with the main prize. Here, Cooper plays…

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John Godber classic comes to Coventry
Peter James' crime thriller at The New Alexandra Theatre
Sian Phillips stars on Oscar Wilde's witty masterpiece
Harper Lee's American classic comes to Brum
The Mousetrap returns to Birmingham
Dreamboats And Miniskirts at The New Alexandra Theatre
Olivier Award-winning musical in Wolverhampton
Nicholas Wright's new staging of Pat Barker's Booker-nominated WWl novel.
Celebrating the King of Pop in Wolverhampton
Stage version of Simon Beaufoy's award-winning film lands in Wolverhampton
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