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Review: The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome

Bourne is teaching a new generation of ballet-lovers to think more closely about the plot and its relevance to stage design, the choreography and  the music.

Kevin Pashby, Llewela Bailey, Andy Robinson, Jay Handley.

Panto favourite provides laughs at Press Club lunch

Panto favourites provided the laughter at a festive lunch organised by Birmingham Press Club

Dick Whittington

Review: Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome

Dick Whittington is a panto which looks like a re-hash of what has gone before.

Review: Kiss Me Kate by Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome

The Welsh National Opera's production of Cole Porter's absolutely fabulous Kiss Me Kate, goes off like a rocket'.

Review: Macbeth by Welsh National Opera

Only the most blinkered opera-lovers object to an intelligent updating, but it was hard to see what new perspectives this offered.

Tchaikowsky's The Merchant of Venice by Welsh National Opera.

Prejudice under microscope in Tchaikowsky's Bard opera

Tchaikowsky never lived to see his interpretation of The Merchant Of Venice see the light of day, but it’s now alive and kicking thanks to the WNO

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Review: Nederlands Dans Theater at Birmingham Hippodrome

The Birmingham Dance Festival takes wing with a triple bill of modern pieces from Nederlands Dans Theater.

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Review: The Devil Inside, Music Theatre Wales at Birmingham Rep

The Devil Inside makes a strong start, with a terrific plot adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson.

Neil Edginton at the School Yard development in Harborne

Birmingham Post Power 250: Property

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of property

Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla

Birmingham Post Power 250: Culture

The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of culture

Mary Poppins the musical.

Review: Mary Poppins at Birmingham Hippodrome

If you only do one thing with your kids this Easter, take them to see Mary Poppins at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty

Review: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at Birmingham Hippodrome

Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is back in the city and it is totally unforgettable.

Julian Clary as Slave of the Ring in Aladdin, at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Review: Aladdin at Birmingham Hippodrome

If you want deafening music, flashing lights searing your retina and a pyrotechnic display then this is your panto.

Town Hall Birmingham is among those organisations to be hit by a cut in council funding for the arts

Arts funding in Birmingham cut by 25pc

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is among those hit after city council announced third reduction in funding since 2010

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Review: The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome

Sir Peter Wright's production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, now in its 25th year is the ballet of all ballets, being both magical, marvellously well designed and presented by a company which is in world class.

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre

Review: I Puritani, Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome

Annilese Miskimmon relocates Bellini’s  I Puritani   amidst the khaki paint and plastic bucket-chairs of a 1970s Ulster church hall, rendered with depressing accuracy by designer Leslie Travers.

Fiona Allan, chief executive of Birmingham Hippodrome

New Hippodrome boss vows to battle for culture in Birmingham

Fiona Allan fears the city is underselling itself as she reveals vision to increase audiences

Miss Hannigan (Craig Revel Horwood) makes sure orphan Annie gets the point. Photo credit Paul Coltas

Review: Annie at Birmingham Hippodrome

As Miss Hannigan might say - let's cut to the chase. This new production of Annie is a triumph!

New Hippodrome chief executive Fiona Allan has been named chairman of The Space

New Birmingham Hippodrome chief to join BBC's The Space

Fiona Allan appointed chairman of Mailbox-based digital development programme run with Arts Council England


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