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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.
Dancer Sylvie Guillem will perform her final dance in Birmingham later this year

Sylvie Guillem to make final performance in Birmingham

Renowned dancer will appear at Birmingham Hippodrome in September ahead of her retirement by performing two pieces

Leading Birmingham arts groups to meet Sir Peter Bazalgette

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England
City’s cultural sector is facing a £2.6 million cut in council funding in 2016/17, with further significant reductions signaled for the following years

Review: Welsh National Opera's Hansel and Gretel at Birmingham Hippodrome

John Gough found this classic production at Birmingham Hippodrome disappointing and irritating

Review: Birmingham Royal Ballet's Coppelia at Birmingham Hippodrome is delectable

Birmingham Royal Ballet excelled with this production of Coppelia

Visiting a library tops findings of city's 24-hour culture survey

Actress and writer Meera Syall
The survey, carried out in October, revealed most people felt appreciating arts and culture kept their mind stimulated

Darcey Bussell raises curtain on £2.7m new-look home for Birmingham Royal Ballet

Darcey Bussell with a Dance Track student
Funds came from grant of £1.85 million from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme and BRB’s Campaign for the Future appeal

Videos & Photos

Cirque Berserk and the Globe of Terror.

Review: Cirque Berserk at Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Edwardian Horror Show, BMAG, Friday, March 20

All you need to know about Flatpack Film Festival 2015

CBSO classical music conductor Andris Nelsons in 2012.

Andris Nelsons' finest moments as principal conductor of CBSO

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