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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.
Assistant costume supervisor Hannah Williams with "Bubble", Glinda's dress, which contains almost 100,000 sequins, behind the scenes at the workshop for the costumes in the theatre production "Wicked" in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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

Stars of Show Boat Nobuntu Mpahlaza as Queenie and Xolela Sixaba as Joe, amongst fellow cast members.
Richard Edmonds reviews Show Boat at Birmingham Hippodrome

Bittersweet musical still resonates today

Cape Town Opera's lavish new production of Show Boat
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.
Peter Knott, Midland Area Director, Arts Council England

Arts groups' futures are secured after grant awards

The Arts Council England has announced that £57.3 million will be spent across 24 organisations, representing a small rise.

Review: La Fille Mal Gardee, BRB at Birmingham Hippodrome

The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
Richard Edmonds reviews La Fille Mal Gardee by the Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome

Arts Council England vows to fight region’s funding raw deal

The REP, which last year voiced concerns over funding issues
Body accepts imbalance exists between the regions and London when it comes to funding

Videos & Photos

B-Side Brum - what was on the long list of 150 tracks?

The top West Midlands artists in the running for the B-side playlist

Pictures: The artists named in the B-Side Brum playlist

Assistant costume supervisor Hannah Williams with "Bubble", Glinda's dress, which contains almost 100,000 sequins, behind the scenes at the workshop for the costumes in the theatre production "Wicked" in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Witch craft casts a spell on those who enter industrial unit

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