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05:00, 3 OCT 2014
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What's on at Birmingham's Fierce Festival
Birmingham's Fierce Festival is back with a week-long series of art, performance and projects across the city. Graham Young looks at what's on
Review: Beauty and the Beast, Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Edmonds enjoys David Bintley's re-telling in dance of the classic French fairy tale known to so many
Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre raises the curtain on a fantastic line-up
As a new theatre season begins next month, Roz Laws picks out the highlights and meets the man behind a city success story
Rapping granny among array of entertainers
Three weekends of outdoor entertainment comes to Birmingham this month. Roz Laws looks at what's in store
The heat is on for ice tribute to city's Fallen
A unique and poignant exhibition of 5,000 ice sculptures is being staged this weekend. Roz Laws finds out how it's done.
First World War commemorated across the West Midlands
A programme of free events to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War will take place between Saturday and Monday
Inspiring young men to step out in the world of dance
Two new dance companies, including one just for boys, take to the stage this week. Roz Laws meets their founder
Witch craft casts a spell on those who enter industrial unit
As Birmingham welcomes its major summer show, Roz Laws takes a peak behind the scenes of Wicked at its dazzling costumes
Review: Show Boat at Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Edmonds reviews Show Boat at Birmingham Hippodrome
Bittersweet musical still resonates today
A lavish new production of Show Boat comes to Birmingham and the South African company putting it on knows something of its themes. Roz Laws reports.
Review: The Fall of the House of Usher, Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
Norman Stinchcombe reviews The Fall of the House of Usher by the Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
Review: Nabucco, Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
Norman Stinchcombe reviews Nabucco by the Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Review: Moses and Aron, Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Bratby reviews Moses and Aron by the Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Amadeus film the inspiration for career in singing
Opera singer Daniel Grice is performing in a Welsh National Opera production later this month. He tells Christopher Morley how he found a love of singing while growing up in Warwickshire.
Review: La Fille Mal Gardee, BRB at Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Edmonds reviews La Fille Mal Gardee by the Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome
Review: Darkness and Light by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Edmonds reviews Darkness and Light by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Soap actor becoming Guvnor of own destiny
Best known as Barry from EastEnders, Shaun Williamson has proved there are many other strings to his acting bow. He and the rest of the cast of hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors talk to Roz Laws ahead of their Birmingham run.
Gala dinner raises £50,000 for Hippodrome projects
Theatre's trust will use cash for community work and education schemes
Show blurring lines between the pros and the local boys
The classic novel Lord of the Flies has been brought to the stage with the help of 22 local boys, discovers Diane Parkes
Arts & Culture
Bringing dance to Birmingham's streets and theatres
The world is hot-footing it to Birmingham for a major dance festival, discovers Roz Laws
International flavour to company’s new work
Border Tales examines the topical subjects of immigration and multi-culturalism with a truly international cast.
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
An evocative journey back to the trenches at the Hippodrome
A poem by a First World War soldier is the starting point for a new drama set in Birmingham, discovers Roz Laws
Tragic tales inspire new hard-hitting adaptation
A new opera about the exploitation of women has given a voice to Midland prostitutes and teenagers, Roz Laws discovers.