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Birmingham Post Power 250: Culture

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

New future for The Drum as major renovation gets green light

Aston arts centre on the cusp of 'unique opportunity to make something powerful happen' as city backs extension plans

The Drum arts centre to undergo major extension

First massive revamp in decades for cultural hub in Aston which could sport a striking red roof extension under new plans

The Hypochondriac at Malvern Festival Theatres.

The Hypochondriac at Malvern Festival Theatres: Review

Richard Edmonds reviews The Hypochondriac at Malvern Festival Theatres

Eileen Atkins as Mother Sawyer in The Witch of Edmonton at Swan Theatre, RSC

Review: The Witch of Edmonton, RSC, Swan Theatre

Sarah Probert suffers some slow dialogue but still enjoys a truthful tale of witchcraft centuries ago

Scene from the live horror show put on by Twisted Attractions

Twisted Attractions show leaves the audience with stage fright

Entrepreneurs James Cooper and Matthew Lee are behind live show which leaves visitors scream and jump in the name of entertainment

Review: Love's Labour's Won at Royal Shakespeare Theatre

This brilliantly funny sequel to Love’s Labour’s Lost sees the setting of Charlecote Park turned into a hospital.

Next Door by Out of Balanz at the BE Festival in Birmingham.

An experience to transport the audience beyond theatre

Birmingham is to become the theatre capital of Europe for two weeks. Roz Laws discovers what's in store for visitors to the BE Festival.

Kiln Theatre's production Eat Your Heart Out

Ambitious projects to ignite the imagination

Kindle Theatre is changing its name and firing up for the future. Roz Laws reports on the Birmingham company.

Geoff Thompson

Midland writer turns his traumatic abuse into dramas

A Midland writer has turned his traumatic abuse into dramas. He opens up to Roz Laws

David Essex (Dressler) and Andrew Jarvis (Moss) in The Dishwashers, at Birmingham Rep Theatre.

Review: The Dishwashers at Birmingham Rep

David Essex stars in the Rep production on Morris Panych's play

Doll (Zannah Hodson) and Sir Epicure Mammon (Kolade Agboke) in The Alchemist

Review: Ben Johnson’s The Alchemist, at The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

The 16th century satire has been updated and moved to modern-day Coventry, with dozens of local references thrown in.

The Old Rep Theatre

Council seeks firm to run Birmingham's Old Rep Theatre

Officials have launched a search for a “visionary” organisation or company who can transform historic theatre

Jo Servi (Scrooge) with ensemble in the Birmingham Rep's 2013 Production of A Christmas Carol

Review: A Christmas Carol, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Understudy Jo Servi takes the lead role of Scrooge and steals the show

Actor Jo Servi learns to fly as Jacob Marley's ghost in rehearsals for A Christmas Carol at the Rep

Birmingham Rep gives Dickens classic A Christmas Carol a modern twist

The cast were going to be rollerblading at one stage, until the director realised it might be too dangerous.

Horrible Science will be at Birmingham Town Hall in December

Horrible Science finds all the ingredients for a good children's story

Why don’t penguins get spots? Could picking your nose be dangerous? These questions and more are answered in a stage adaption of the bestselling Horrible Science series.

Ronny Jhutti, Shereen Martin and Grainne Keenan in Ciphers

Review: Ciphers, at Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Ciphers explores the murky nature of identity as well as professional and personal deceit and betrayal

Malvin Theatres

Review: The Duck House at Malvern Festival Theatres

Richard Edmonds reviews The Duck House at Malvern Festival Theatres

Broken by Motionhouse dance company

Review: Broken by Motionhouse Dance Theatre at Warwick Arts Centre

The Leamington-based dance company has been enthralling audiences around the world for a quarter of century

Dan Sperry aka The Anti Conjuror

The Illusionists leave audiences spellbound with an amazing show

One of the world’s most spectacular magic shows is coming to Wolverhampton. Roz Laws saw them perform in Dubai.


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