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New festival shines a light on Longbridge

A new international arts festival will put the spotlight on the £1 billion redevelopment of the 468-acre former car…

Birmingham Festival gets itself a Chilli Queen

A school catering manager from Solihull has become the first ever Chilli Queen at the recently held Birmingham Chilli…

East Is East comes to Birmigham

Ayub Khan Din's critically acclaimed play East Is East is to show at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre in January as part of a…

From Shropshire Lad to Jersey Boy

The hit West End musical Jersey Boys opens in the Midlands this month and that’s great news for one member of the…

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…
until Sat 25 Oct

Lucy Bailey directs an all-star cast in a new production of Oscar Wilde's witty masterpiece. Rosalind Ayres, Niall Buggy, Patrick Godfrey, Nigel Havers, Martin Jarvis, Christine Kavanagh, Cherie Lunghi & Sian…

Station St, Birmingham, West Midlands
until Sun 02 Nov

Join Mickey, Minnie and their friends from Disney's Mulan, The Lion King and Pinochio in a celebration of all things Disney.

King Edward Rd, Birmingham
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until Fri 05 Jun 2015
Broad St, Birmingham
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until Sat 25 Oct

Birmingham School of Acting present John Ford's dark and disturbing tale of madness, incest and jealousy.

Sheepcote Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 25 Oct

And Comedy Carousel with Andy Robinson (Thurs). Alistair Barrie plus comic tbc (Fri & Sat)

Hurst St, Birmingham
Show all comedy
until Sat 25 Oct

Stellar vocal harmony is blended with excellent musicianship to make Up 4 The Downstroke the UKs premier band playing RnB faves from the likes of Beyonce, Timberlake, Rhianna and more.

3 - 5 St Paul's Square, Birmingham
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until Sat 08 Nov

Presented by Blue Orange Arts.

118 Great Hampton Street, Birmingham
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until Sat 25 Oct

With Jonny Awsum and Bennett Arron (Fri). Roger Monkhouse and Bennett Arron (Sat).

259 - 262 Broad Street, Birmingham
Show all comedy
until Sat 25 Oct

Stripped Down Theatre tackle funerals in this, it's latest addition to the 'Our Kylie' series of plays.

4 Temple Row West, Birmingham
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until Sun 11 Jan 2015

German expressionist art from The Barber collection, including early twentieth century prints by celebrated artists Max Beckmann, George Grosz & Egon Schlele.

Edgbaston, Birmingham
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until Sun 25 Jan 2015

Groundbreaking exhibition exploring the work of British war artist Richard Nevinson.

Edgbaston, Birmingham
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On General Release From Fri 24 Oct

(81 mins) The title pretty much sums up the gist of this Disney comedy about poor old eleven-year-old Alex(ander). It’s based on the 1972 children’s book by Judith Viorst, which was previously filmed as a…

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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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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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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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On General Release From Fri 03 Oct

(149 mins) Review: In 1997 Ben Affleck was Chasing Amy. In Gone Girl he plays Nick Dunne and is running all over the place looking for his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), who has disappeared without a trace on the…

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On General Release From Fri 24 Oct

‘Fury’ is the name of a Sherman tank and Brad Pitt is in command. It’s the last month of the war (the Second) and Pitt and his crew of five find themselves stuck behind enemy lines. And even though the…

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Peter James' crime thriller at The New Alexandra Theatre
Harper Lee's American classic comes to Brum
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
Julian Clary stars in festive family favourite
Fashion extravaganza returns to the NEC
Birmingham Stage Company serve up another festive treat...
Family show returns to the Hippodrome
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