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The cast of Aladdin at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington.

Review: Aladdin at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington

Sarah Probert reviews Aladdin at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington.

Gok Wan makes his panto debut in Birmingham

Gok Wan as the Man In The Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome.
TV presenter Gok Wan makes his panto bow in Birmingham this year. He talks to Roz Laws .

Small acts of kindness make a big difference

Bernadette Russell stars in the show 366 Days of Kindness at the Birmingham Rep.
Bernadette Russell performed acts of generosity every day for a year. She tells Roz Laws how she got back far more than she gave.

Without a single prop or costume Dickens brought Scrooge to life

Clive Francis, who will be reading A Christmas Carol at Birmingham Town Hall.
Clive Francis celebrates the 160th anniversary of the first reading of A Christmas Carol at Birmingham’s Town Hall by Charles Dickens.

Review: Sleeping Beauty at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

The full cast of Sleeping Beauty at The Grand Theatre
Richard Edmonds reviews Sleeping Beauty at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.

News & Previews

Gok Wan as the Man In The Mirror in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Gok Wan makes his panto debut in Birmingham

TV presenter Gok Wan makes his panto bow in Birmingham this year. He talks to Roz Laws .

Small acts of kindness make a big difference

Bernadette Russell stars in the show 366 Days of Kindness at the Birmingham Rep.
Bernadette Russell performed acts of generosity every day for a year. She tells Roz Laws how she got back far more than she gave.

Without a single prop or costume Dickens brought Scrooge to life

Clive Francis, who will be reading A Christmas Carol at Birmingham Town Hall.
Clive Francis celebrates the 160th anniversary of the first reading of A Christmas Carol at Birmingham’s Town Hall by Charles Dickens.

Reviews

The cast of Aladdin at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington.

Review: Aladdin at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington

Sarah Probert reviews Aladdin at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington.

Review: Sleeping Beauty at The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

The full cast of Sleeping Beauty at The Grand Theatre
Richard Edmonds reviews Sleeping Beauty at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton.

Review: Jack and the Beanstalk at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Iain Lauchlan as Dame Trott in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Belgrade Theatre.
Sarah Probert reviews Jack and the Beanstalk at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre.
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

Birmingham Weekender programme revealed

Birmingham Weekender: Motionhouse dancers Martina Bussi and Alasdair Stewart by Selfridges
Outdoor performances, opera, music and art will all combine in the final weekend of September for annual three-day festival

Review: Oklahoma! at Birmingham Hippodrome

Oklahoma at Birmingham Hippodrome. Pictured are Lucy May Barker as Ado Annie and Gary Wilmot as Ali Hakim
Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical is surely one of the best ever made. The reason is simple, lyrics, dancing, dialogue and music fit together easily until you get a perfectly balanced classical whole.

Review: Sylvia, Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome

David Bintley's ballet is a delight

Good things can happen in the arts

Performers at Birmingham's International Dance Festival
Arts Council England's chief executive Darren Henley discusses the sector at a time of huge funding pressure

Review: Carmina Burana and The King Dances by Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome

With Carmina Burana and The King Dances David Bintley has created a masterpiece, a feast for the eyes and the imagination.      

Videos & Photos

CGI of the new Foyles store which will open in Grand Central next month

Cressida Cowell to open children's department at Foyles' Grand Central store

The new Resorts World complex

Resorts World ready to set sail

The cast of new BBC TV show Danny and the Human Zoo

Lenny Henry's plea for more investment in West Midlands TV production

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