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Review: Up4aMeet at The Crescent Theatre
David Kuczora reviews Up4aMeet at The Crescent Theatre.
Repertory Theatre Birmingham
Birmingham Rep’s Foundry programme promotes promising talent
Birmingham Rep’s Foundry programme is halfway through its inaugural year. Roz Laws discovers how it has helped new writers and artists.
Champion of the stage and young people
British TV’s first rock chick Charlotte Cornwell is back at the RSC after 32 years.
Birmingham picks up fringe benefits with new arts festival
A new arts festival arrives in Birmingham and its creator is confident it will catch the imagination. Roz Laws reports.
Birmingham theatre company takes its first show to the Edinburgh Festival
Old Joint Stock Theatre Company to perform Tea At Five, one-woman play about Katharine Hepburn.
Review: The Lion King at Birmingham Hippodrome
Graham Young reviews The Lion King at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Birmingham Town Hall
Review: Troy Story, Orchestra of the Swan at Birmingham Town Hall
Christopher Morley reviews Troy Story, Orchestra of the Swan at Birmingham Town Hall.
Review: Elmhurst School of Dance at Ruddock Performing Arts Centre
Maggie Cotton reviews Elmhurst School of Dance at Ruddock Performing Arts Centre.
Motionhouse dance company celebrates 25 years of innovative shows
As a Midland dance company celebrates 25 years of innovative shows, its founder tells Roz Laws about the highs and lows.
Review: Wagner's Ring, Longborough Festival Opera
Wotan built his Valhalla, and look what grief it cost that ducker-and-diver and those around him.
The Lion King heads to Birmingham Hippodrome for three-month stay
As The Lion King prepares to roar its way into Birmingham for a three-month run, Roz Laws meets the stars of the hit musical.
Review: A Mad World My Masters at Swan Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon
This rarely performed 17th century tale of sex and money has been spectacularly transformed into a 1950s romp set in London’s seedy Soho.
Ian Dickens stages a Summer Play Season at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre
As a new batch of his dramas arrives in the Midlands, producer Ian Dickens assesses the state of play in the world of plays, writes Roz Laws.
Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
Being in the funniest play in the English language has its pressures
Noises Off star Neil Pearson tells Roz Laws about the magic of farce.
Review: Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Bradbury gives his verdict on Wagner's Dream at Birmingham Hippodrome
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Review: Coppelia, Birmingham Royal Ballet at Birmingham Hippodrome
Richard Edmonds reviews Birmingham Royal Ballet's production of Coppelia at the Birmingham Hippodrome.
Review: A Mad World, My Masters, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Rarely-performed 17th century comedy transformed into a 1950s Soho romp
Bewitching musical Wicked comes to Birmingham
Tickets are about to go on sale for next year’s big Birmingham bewitching musical, so Roz Laws went behind the scenes at Wicked.
Alan Bennett's new play to reopen Birmingham Rep
Alan Bennett’s new play is to reopen the Birmingham Rep. He tells Roz Laws about offending the National Trust and life without a computer.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Why Birmingham Royal Ballet is close to arts philanthropist David Lloyd's heart
He's donated more than £1million to UK dance companies over the years, but Roz Laws finds out there's one company closer than most to David Lloyd's heart.
Review: Lohengrin at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff
Christopher Morley reviews the Welsh National Opera's Lohengrin at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.
Review: Titus Andronicus at Swan Theatre, RSC, Stratford-upon-Avon
The grisly and often barbaric scenes are plentiful in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
RSC actress Katy Stephens on taking on the 'meaty' role of Titus Andronicus
Award-winning RSC actress Katy Stephens stars in Titus Andronicus at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Review: Titus Andronicus, RSC, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
Sitting through Shakespeare’s bloodiest play was always going to be an uncomfortable experience but with recent headlines at the forefront of my mind this performance made shocking and disturbing viewing.
Chef Richard Turner back in the kitchen at Maribel
Richard Turner is back in the kitchen with the launch of Maribel, the latest addition to Birmingham’s thriving culinary scene
Birmingham Town Hall
The Birmingham choir that's not very vocal about its many triumphs!
Founded in the 1880s, Birmingham Choral Union is still going strong. Christopher Morley finds them in fine voices ahead a concert at St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter
Marks & Spencer
M&S confirms Walsall store closure date
High street retailer says it will shut up shop at The Saddlers Centre in August as part of wider reduction in portfolio of stores
Armonico Consort going supersize for its surround sound shows
Warwickshire’s Armonico Consort are taking on two massive polychoral works from the 16th century. Christopher Morley talks to its artistic director
Concert hall's winning friends in high places
As the Opening Festival of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire continues apace, Christopher Morley talks to its principal, Julian Lloyd Webber
Toxic platform pollution at New Street Station in Birmingham targeted in £1m project
We revealed earlier this year that people were being poisoned on the platforms
Clean Air Zone: Is your business ready for the new charge?
Industry experts came together for a special event at the Library of Birmingham to discuss some of the important issues surrounding the planned new charge. And you can join the debate by signing up to the webinar
Gorgeous Christmas gifts at Mailbox - great ideas for last minute shopping
There’s something for everyone at the Mailbox this Christmas, don’t worry if you haven’t got all your shopping yet
Warning over Birmingham Jewellery Quarter sell-off plans
Proposals to dispose of dozens of buildings in the historic area
Worrying problem as Walsall children suffer raft of issues
Deaths, teen pregnancies and poverty
Journalists honoured at the Midlands Media Awards
The Midlands Media Awards were held at Edgbaston Stadium.
Midlands Media Awards 2018
Midlands Media Awards 2018
Wealth of expertise as business booms in city
Succession Wealth financial planners grow city base thanks to thriving finance and professional sectors in Birmingham
Serving our young people in a changing high street
Expert panel joins Tesco roundtable to look at how the retail sector can develop the next generation of workers and tackle the West Midlands skills gap
Jaguar Land Rover
JLR's sales plummet after struggles in China
Luxury car brand says market conditions remain challenging in China due to tariff changes and continued trade tensions with the US