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New Adventure's Lord of the Flies

Bringing dance to Birmingham's streets and theatres

The world is hot-footing it to Birmingham for a major dance festival, discovers Roz Laws

The Lion King at the Hippodrome

Record-breaking year at Birmingham Hippodrome with ticket sales up 23%

Increase driven by a season of ‘blockbuster productions’ including Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, War Horse and Snow White – its biggest Christmas pantomime for a decade

Dominic Antonucci as Drosselmeyer by Bill Cooper

Birmingham Royal Ballet dancer 'almost blinded' in attack

Dominic Antonucci was beaten and robbed after being set upon in broad daylight during the company’s visit to Manchester

Jamie Bond performs as the Joker in Card Game

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet Three of a Kind at Birmingham Hippodrome

Richard Edmonds reviews Birmingham Royal Ballet Three of a Kind at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Matthew Bourne's production of Swan Lake.

Behind the scenes of Matthew Bourne's all-male production of Swan Lake

The production of Swan Lake where all the birds are men is flying into Birmingham. Roz Laws went backstage.

Elisha Willis as Belle and Robert Parker as the Beast

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Richard Edmonds reviews the Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Symphony Hall.

Wicked is the big summer show at the Hippodrome

Theatrical delights head to the Midlands

The new year brings a host of theatrical delights to the Midlands, discovers Roz Laws.

Principal Jessica Ward with a class at Elmhurst School for Dance

Birmingham ballet school planning major expansion

Elmhurst School of Dance is to develop former police housing in Pershore Road for more student accommodation

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Birmingham arts organisations to have council funding cut by up to 20 per cent

Among those hit are the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Performances Birmingham – which runs the Town Hall and Symphony Hall – the Birmingham Rep, Ikon and the Drum at Aston

Birmingham Cathedral

Review: Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Cathedral Choir at Birmingham Cathedral

Christopher Morley reviews the Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Birmingham Cathedral Choir at Birmingham Cathedral.


Top US magazine pushes visitors to Birmingham

The New York Magazine article lavishes praise on progress of city's leisure offer

Birmingham Royal Ballet's Aladdin

Birmingham Royal Ballet celebrates £1.85 million Arts Council England grant

The award will see Birmingham Royal Ballet update its Thorp Street rehearsal home from a private space to a sustainable and adaptable multi-purpose building

Nao Sakuma as Princess Aurora and Chi Cao as Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty.

Review: The Sleeping Beauty, by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome

Richard Edmonds reviews The Sleeping Beauty, by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Still Life at the Penguin Cafe
Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

Review: Still Life at the Penguin Cafe, by Birmingham Royal Ballet, at Birmingham Hippodrome

BRB director David Bintley admits he was inspired to analyse Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity after reading an interview with Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz.

Still Life at the Penguin Cafe

Ballet’s message more relevant than ever

Still Life at the Penguin Cafe is even more popular today than when he created it 25 years ago.

Sir Peter Wright at the Birmingham Hippodrome with the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

The man who brought ballet to Birmingham is back

He was the man who brought ballet to Birmingham and now Sir Peter Wright is in the city again to oversee BRB’s latest production. He talks to Roz Laws about his legacy.

16ft Iron Man structure

Explosion of al fresco arts in Birmingham

Two major free outdoor arts festivals are to take over Birmingham city centre, discovers Roz Laws .

Birmingham Rep and Birmingham Royal Ballet are facing significant grant cuts

West Midlands fights for its arts as more cuts are announced

Birmingham MPs want to meet the Arts Council, after it was announced its grant would cut by another five per cent

The Reds, Sampad, CBSO and No Fit State Circus launch 4 Squares Weekender. Picture: Jas Sansi

Major weekend of arts events to celebrate opening of Library Of Birmingham

4 Squares Weekender arts events will take place in Birmingham city centre in September


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