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My WeekendNotes - 729
Everyone loves a bargain and there's no better place to find one than at a car boot sale in and around Birmingham. ... [more]
Love is in the air, you've finally plucked up the courage to ask that special person out and you want to make your d... [more]
At the heart of Birmingham is one of the most popular and chic venues to hang out - The Mailbox. The frontage is a st... [more]
This Agatha Christie whodunit continues to be the longest running show in the world and returns to Birmingham this Autum... [more]
15/07/2019 - 20/07/2019
With the impact of the #MeToo movement, it's no wonder that the sexual abuse of power is becoming an ever more present t... [more]
04/07/2019 - 29/08/2019
This classic musical was the first of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's creations to be performed publicly back in the ... [more]
02/07/2019 - 13/07/2019
A new play from the writer of comedy TV show Cuckoo uses the classical piano music of French composer Erik Satie as the ... [more]
26/06/2019 - 13/07/2019
Bennetts Hill in Birmingham city centre is becoming quite the food and drink hub with some of the trendiest places to go... [more]
It was 30 years ago that Hobson's Choice premiered when a then-young David Bintley looked on at his choreography knowing... [more]
19/06/2019 - 29/06/2019
How do you possibly start to sum up a man like Diego Maradona who slides between hero and villain for so many? Of any... [more]
Author Joshua Harmon has a knack for knowing how to prod an audience with his acerbic, provocative storylines. Following... [more]
10/06/2019 - 15/06/2019
On the 120th anniversary of Birmingham Hippodrome, a new book reveals 120 fascinating stories and performances from the ... [more]
It may have been written in the 17th Century but Venice Preserved has been updated and transported into a world of 1980'... [more]
30/05/2019 - 07/09/2019
Millions of people have enjoyed the emotional film and play of Calendar Girls but this musical written with Take That's ... [more]
28/05/2019 - 08/06/2019
Evolving over time, this dance production that first emerged in 2010 has become quite the pet project for choreographer ... [more]
21/05/2019 - 04/06/2019
Best-selling British crime writer Peter James is back with a new thriller featuring his well-loved detective DS Roy Grac... [more]
This season, the Royal Shakespeare Company is clearly putting women first. While there's much buzz around a new gender-r... [more]
15/05/2019 - 07/09/2019
Escape rooms can make you feel stunned at the best of times but when faced with orders from latest Time Lord Jodie Whitt... [more]
It's amazingly half a century since American musical Hair made waves as an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War and a voi... [more]
29/04/2019 - 27/07/2019
The professional dancers from Britain's favourite dancing show are stepping into the limelight away from their celebrity... [more]
03/05/2019 - 02/06/2019
South African playwright and actor Dr John Kani has a long and fascinating history that is entwined with the apartheid, ... [more]
03/04/2019 - 23/04/2019
Imagine the most colourful, stylish Benetton advert you've ever seen, add a mix of asymmetric and vibrant dance moves an... [more]
26/03/2019 - 01/05/2019
The Taming of the Shrew isn't an easy play to perform in its original form for modern-day audiences with its flagrant mi... [more]
21/03/2019 - 31/08/2019
Alfred Hitchcock set the bar on this quirky wartime thriller, The Lady Vanishes, and now a new UK stage adaptation is us... [more]
18/03/2019 - 23/03/2019
As You Like It is already known for being a light and fluffy rom-com from Shakespeare but a new production by the Royal ... [more]
14/02/2019 - 31/08/2019
You may know the writer behind this Pulitzer Prize-winning play, David Mamet, for the films he's penned like The Postman... [more]
18/02/2019 - 23/02/2019
Strictly Come Dancing Live may be on its 12th year of touring the country, spreading a sprinkling of stardust and glitte... [more]
18/01/2019 - 10/02/2019
Dust off your sparkly shoes and glitter accessories as Strictly is back for its annual live tour. This year it has a bon... [more]
18/01/2019 - 21/01/2019
For meat eaters, this luxurious restaurant in Birmingham city centre is a feast for the senses. True to its Arge... [more]
Music star Jimmy Osmond proved a stunning addition to this year's Peter Pan panto but sadly suffered a stroke in late De... [more]
20/12/2018 - 27/01/2019
One of the great attractions for this new Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production is the casting of Olivier Award-win... [more]
13/12/2018 - 22/02/2019
This Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of A Christmas Carol proved so popular last year following its debut tha... [more]
13/12/2018 - 20/01/2019
I may have seen it countless times but Birmingham Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker keeps me going back for more. Lik... [more]
23/11/2018 - 13/12/2018
Lighting up Christmas in Birmingham over the festive season is the return of the Magical Lantern Festival. Birmin... [more]
23/11/2018 - 01/01/2019
With panto season approaching, Welsh National Opera (WNO) is offering an alternative musical Cinderella, which is curren... [more]
15/11/2018 - 23/11/2018
It's not often that a theatrical show comes together in a totally innovative and unique way that it sends a shiver of ex... [more]
With a far-fetched madcap storyline, this musical is as wild and energetic as the rock hits in its soundtrack. Ro... [more]
13/11/2018 - 17/06/2019
A new production of Prokofiev's War and Peace leads the Welsh National Opera's (WNO) Autumn season in Birmingham. ... [more]
14/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
Who can forget iconic moments like carrying a watermelon to 'nobody puts Baby in a corner' and that lift? This stage sho... [more]
01/04/2019 - 06/04/2019
A choral concert of remembrance to mark the 100th anniversary since the end of the First World War is taking place in Ed... [more]
Excitement twinkled through the audience as Tinkerbell glided into Birmingham Arena for Disney on Ice's latest showstopp... [more]
19/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) Artistic Director Greg Doran is behind this new production of Troilus and Cressida t... [more]
18/10/2018 - 17/11/2018
Featuring a non-stop soundtrack of hits from Marvin Gaye to The Supremes, the first ever UK and Ireland Tour of Motown T... [more]
11/10/2018 - 03/11/2018
In this special anniversary year, marking a century since the end of the First World War, War Horse could not seem more ... [more]
10/10/2018 - 03/11/2018
Girl power is all the rage in the latest Disney On Ice spectacular to visit Birmingham. The latest show - Disney ... [more]
19/10/2018 - 28/10/2018
Birmingham Royal Ballet(BRB) has put together a double dose of contemporary creative works for its Autumn Season that in... [more]
03/10/2018 - 31/10/2018
This ballet is an age-old favourite, dating back to 1960, but after nearly 60 years, has La Fille Mal Gardee lost any of... [more]
26/09/2018 - 08/11/2018
With one of the best-ever selling movie albums that has been voted in Rolling Stone's top five greatest soundtracks of a... [more]
25/09/2018 - 29/09/2018
From the moment Black Sabbath blares out in the opening scene, you know you're in for something fresh from this updated ... [more]
19/09/2018 - 23/02/2019
Christopher Marlowe's two plays based on the life of violent warrior and conqueror Amir Timur Gurgan have been combined ... [more]
24/08/2018 - 01/12/2018
Legendary singer Barry Manilow is making a rare appearance in Birmingham as part of his new UK tour. With more th... [more]
In terms of murder mysteries, the Classic Thriller Theatre Company is building up quite a reputation for itself and now ... [more]
02/10/2018 - 06/10/2018
Director Fiona Laird has got her geography slightly mixed up as this new RSC production is much more about the merry wiv... [more]
15/08/2018 - 05/01/2019
Madagascar The Musical is touring with a stage version of the well-loved film and roared into Birmingham starring X-Fact... [more]
31/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
Why is it that there are so many stories about unremarkable men but not about remarkable women?, asks one of the many "J... [more]
05/07/2018 - 04/08/2018
Matilda was the last long children's book written by Roald Dahl, but he put a bounty of eccentricities and extraordinary... [more]
04/07/2018 - 08/09/2018
Children's favourite Pinocchio will be wishing on a star in Birmingham this Christmas as The Old Rep Theatre's festive s... [more]
17/11/2018 - 30/12/2018
Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) has a good record when it comes to brushing up on its Shakespeare and the latest offering ... [more]
26/06/2018 - 30/06/2018
Chef Nick Deverell-Smith has worked with the likes of Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay but now has his own restauran... [more]
There wasn't a tutu in sight as the new season by Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) got underway with a modern dance triple ... [more]
20/06/2018 - 23/06/2018
This nostalgic musical based on the iconic Cliff Richard film Summer Holiday harks back to breezier, gentler times when ... [more]
12/06/2018 - 16/06/2018
Forget the razzle dazzle of a windswept Kate Winslet and Leo DiCaprio running amock on the high seas to a soundtrack of ... [more]
04/06/2018 - 09/06/2018
Romeo and Juliet has been given a 21st Century makeover by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) with an urban set and con... [more]
01/05/2018 - 21/09/2018
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