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ELECTRICITY AND DRIVE - Behind-the-Scenes with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at the Birmingham Hippodrome

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Kyle Pedley takes a look behind-the-scenes of the first UK Tour of Stephen Daldry's hugely successful musical, and learns a bit more about the lengths its young talent go to for their 'Billy' experience...

Step into 2018 & help raise vital funds for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is inviting people to put their best foot forward this spring to celebrate the memories of loved ones lost. Members of the public are encouraged to take part in the hospice’s Step Together campaign, which is asking people to collectively walk 16million steps – the total number of strides it would

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IN THE HEIGHTS - Theatre Review (BITA)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

BITA, or the 'Birmingham Institute of Theatre Arts' presented their 2017 production to audiences at the Birmingham REP's Studio Theatre this weekend. I headed to opening night to review the show and see if the academy could do Lin-Manuel Miranda's slightly lesser-known - yet nevertheless Tony-winning - musical justice...

Watch This Space – George Mann discusses bringing Translunar Paradise to The Patrick Studio

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Later this month, Theatre Ad Infinitum’s wordless tale of life, death and enduring love will visit Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio on its first tour of the UK in seven years. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Writer/Director George Mann to find out more about the show’s origins and its enduring appeal… What inspired […]

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Nineties nostalgia isn’t going anywhere — and Noughties nostalgia is on the way

by Philip Ellis @ Style Birmingham Magazine

Nobody is immune to nostalgia. In fact, apparently, the younger you are, the worse it gets! The last few years have seen a resurgence of all things Eighties in pop culture, thanks largely to the nostalgic appeal of the wildly popular supernatural series Stranger Things, which conjured up a whole generation’s childhood memories of Walkmans,

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PREVIEW: 'THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL' IS A WITCHES' BREW OF OLD, NEW, CREEPY AND KOOKY.

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

As the first ever UK production of 'The Addams Family - The Musical' prepares to arrive in Birmingham for a week-long haunting at the Hippodrome, featured the likes of 'Eastenders' Samantha Womack, TV stalwart Les Dennis, and musical theatre favourite Carrie Hope Fletcher, I take a look back and have a chat with the cast to see how the heritage of the creepy, kooky clan has informed this exciting new production.

Review: Festive Gift Fair at Birmingham NEC

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

FOR all your Christmas shopping inspiration – the Festive Gift Fair at the NEC in Birmingham is the place to start.

Pieminister’s first vegan Pie comes to Birmingham. It’s called Kevin

Pieminister’s first vegan Pie comes to Birmingham. It’s called Kevin

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

I first met the lovely team who created Pieminister last summer at their first full-on Birmingham branch which is right next to Victoria Square. In 2018 having at least one vegan-friendly meal on the menu is something lots of eateries have been working towards. So this week Pieminister sent me this:

Miss Saigon (Touring)

Miss Saigon (Touring)


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Miss Saigon tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI - but...

Miss Saigon at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh Review

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Reviewed by Emily Crombie Miss Saigon is a tragic love story of Kim, a naive Vietnamese prostitute and American, Chris at the time of the fall of Vietnam in 1975. Chris reluctantly spends time with Kim when she is ‘bought’ for him by fellow soldier, John and they fall in love. Chris is forced to […]

Meet the Team with Security Officer Joe Brown

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome legend, Big Joe, is often the very first face you’ll see when visiting us as he works on security near our main doors. His vibrant personality has turned him into something of a Hippodrome celebrity, with plenty of Trip Advisor comments, Facebook posts and even a mention in the press! How long have […]

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Miss Saigon (Touring)

Miss Saigon (Touring)


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Miss Saigon (Touring) at Birmingham Hippodrome on Wednesday Aug 16, 2017 at 2:00PM

Review: Miss Saigon (Birmingham Hippodrome and tour)

Review: Miss Saigon (Birmingham Hippodrome and tour)


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After two years in the West End, Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's musical has embarked on a tour of the UK

Review: Miss Saigon, Birmingham Hippodrome! | Theatre | TwitCelebGossip

Review: Miss Saigon, Birmingham Hippodrome! | Theatre | TwitCelebGossip


TwitCelebGossip

Miss Saigon opened at the Birmingham Hippodrome this week, and we've awarded the impeccable must see production 5 stars.

#BrumPanto Cinderella at Birmingham Hippodrome

#BrumPanto Cinderella at Birmingham Hippodrome

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

Cinderella has been performed over 10 ten times since 1961 and it's certainly one of the biggest pantos in the country, and if you don't include arenas, it is the BIGGEST THEATRE PANTO in the UK. There's soo much to love about this huge show. Singing, dancing, comedy and getting the audience involved. 

REVIEW: Strictly Come Dancing Live brings all the glamour to Arena Birmingham

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

Sequins, glitter and a battle for a glitter ball trophy can only mean one thing. Strictly Come Dancing Live is back in town. It’s one of the biggest tv shows of the year that pulls in millions of viewers to watch celebrates take to the stage, and it’s easy to see just why Strictly has

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Miss Saigon visits Birmingham Hippodrome - Birmingham Hippodrome

Miss Saigon visits Birmingham Hippodrome - Birmingham Hippodrome


Birmingham Hippodrome

Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon will visit Birmingham Hippodrome from Wed 26 July – Sat 23 Sep 2017. Miss Saigon tells the story of young bar girl named Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI – but their lives are …

Meet The Maggots! Child casting for the UK and Ireland tour of Matilda announced!

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

The Royal Shakespeare Company has today announced child casting for the Matilda The Musical 2018/19 UK and Ireland Tour. The title role will be shared by Annalise Bradbury, Lara Cohen, Poppy Jones and Nicola Turner. The multi-award winning musical will visit Birmingham Hippodrome from Tue 3 Jul – Sat 8 Sep. Winner of over 85 international awards, including […]

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Foodie Stuff: Bistrot Pierre, Birmingham

Foodie Stuff: Bistrot Pierre, Birmingham

by emfletche @ A Brummie Home and Abroad

A Brummie Home and Abroad and Ma Lee went all "ooh-la-la" at Gas Street's Bistrot Pierre...

Miss Saigon tours UK with White Light

Miss Saigon tours UK with White Light


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UK - Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boubil and Schonberg’s classic embarked on a record-breaking run in the West End and is now touring the UK. Having supplied the most recent revival, along with the original run thirty years ago, White Light has been called upon to provide the lighting equipment for this latest UK tour. The lighting designer for the tour is Olivier Award-winning

HAIRSPRAY (UK TOUR) - Theatre Review

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

After a somewhat disappointing 2015 tour, 'Hairspray' returns to Birmingham at the City's Hippodrome Theatre. I headed to press night to see if Tracy Turnblad's 'do has got back its bounce, or if its in need of some serious volume...

UNWTO Awards for Innovation in Tourism

by TPNAdmin01 @ The Phoenix Newspaper

In Madrid at the international travel trade event FITUR last night was the day many had anxiously waiting for. The 14th UNWTO Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism was announced. Starting at 18.00h with a welcome cocktail the event was opened at 19.15 by the UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, followed by a short remark by the Read More

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WELCOME TO DREAMLAND: Behind-the-Scenes with the 'Miss Saigon' UK Tour.

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

With Cameron Mackintosh's stunning new UK Tour of the legendary 'Miss Saigon' now playing at Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre, I took a special trip backstage to peek behind the curtain and see how this musical theatre 'Dreamland' is brought to the stage...

First time Leading Lady at The Nutcracker

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Having only moved to Birmingham just a matter of weeks ago I’m what you might consider a bit of a Brummie virgin – there’s a whole load of places I’m yet to visit and explore! I’m slowly but surely seeing what the city has to offer though and most recently, I got to experience a […]

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Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical

by openingnightreviews @ Opening Night

Opening Night verdict ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Larger than life and visually stunning, Shrek the Musical arrived at Manchester’s Palace theatre this week for a two week stop as part of a new UK and Ireland tour. Based on William Steig’s children’s book and the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film, Shrek (Steffan Harri) is the story of one seriously green […]

THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Eastenders' Samantha Womack heads up the cast as a brand new musical take on the creepy and kooky Addams clan arrives in Birmingham for a week-long engagement at the City's Hippodrome theatre. I headed to press night to see if the new show was two clicking thumbs up or down...

CILLA THE MUSICAL - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

After a Nationwide search to find its leading lady, 'Cilla the Musical' arrives in Birmingham this week to dazzle audiences with the real-life story of the red-headed, big-lunged Liverpudlian. I headed to Press Night at the New Alex to see if newcomer Kara Lily Hayworth could do the late, great Cilla justice...

EVITA - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Throw the question of which Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is his best offering into a ring of theatre enthusiasts, and you’d best brace yourself for tempers, if not outright violence. Even pushing aside the naysaying hipsters and Lin-Manuel obsessives, a consensus would be an unlikely thing to reach. For some, the irrepressible character and vignetted charm of Cats would claw out the competition, and in fairness there’s always an argument to be made for ‘Memory’ being his most iconic standard, whilst Phantom and Jesus have fans by the droves. Sunset Boulevard has enjoyed a renaissance of late, thanks in no small part to Glenn Close’s triumphant return to the role of Norma Desmond, and you’ll always have a merry handful of Love Never Dies or Starlight Express defenders.

Miss Saigon Tickets

Miss Saigon Tickets


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A Year in Review: 2017 – A Brummie Abroad

A Year in Review: 2017 – A Brummie Abroad

by emfletche @ A Brummie Home and Abroad

It's time for a look back at our travels in 2018 - mostly in pictures and a chance to share some of my travel blog links if you've missed them!

BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

It’s still remarkable to consider the fact that the legacy of Buddy Holly comes from such a relatively brief time in the spotlight. In just over 18 months of unprecedented chart success before his untimely passing, he etched out an indelible impression in the history of not just rock ’n roll, but the music industry as a whole. That his music is still being celebrated today, both on stage and off, is a testimony to that legacy that is beautifully encapsulated in Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story.

INSIDE | The Heat is on in the Miss Saigon UK Tour Rehearsal Room - Sincerely, Amy

INSIDE | The Heat is on in the Miss Saigon UK Tour Rehearsal Room - Sincerely, Amy


Sincerely, Amy

After the resounding success of the 25th-anniversary production and it’s spectacular run at the Prince Edward Theatre, Miss Saigon is now heading on tour so you’ll be able to catch the hit show on your doorstep. With fond memories of my heart being broken into pieces when I watched for the first time in London...

When the Hippodrome kept calm and carried on…

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Matthew Bourne has placed his production of the ballet “Cinderella” in London during WW2, with a romance set in the horrors of the Blitz. When war was declared on 3 September, 1939, by Government edict all places of public entertainment were forced to close down, including the Hippodrome. However, it was quickly realised that it […]

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CLASSICS ON STAGE | Miss Saigon UK Tour | xameliax

CLASSICS ON STAGE | Miss Saigon UK Tour | xameliax


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Miss Saigon is making its way around the country on a UK Tour - The Heat Is On | UK Luxury Lifestyle Blogger xameliax | THEATRE

Miss Saigon UK Tour

Miss Saigon UK Tour


British Theatre

Cameron Mackintosh has announced that the mega-musical Miss Saigon will tour the UK in 2017-18. The tour will open in July 2017 at the Curve Leicester.

Review: From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads. Derby Theatre.

Review: From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads. Derby Theatre.

by philiplowe @ www.eastmidlandstheatre.com

This final tour of From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads launches rather appropriately from the main stage of Derby Theatre.… Read more Review: From Ibiza To The Norfolk Broads. Derby Theatre.

Review: Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome | Redbrick

Review: Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome | Redbrick


Redbrick

'If you see one show this year, make it Miss Saigon' - Culture Editor Olivia Boyce reviews a breathtaking touring production of the legendary musical.

Women in Rock – UK Tour

by Rob Stanway @ At The Theatre

An exciting new concert tour is touring theatres this year. Women in Rock is a celebration of female rock legends – from the originals right up until modern day. With something for every rock fan. A trio of female vocal power-houses front an authentic 4 piece rock band to create a stage show worthy of...

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Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

AS a lover of musical theatre, Miss Saigon was a completely new spectacle to me, having never seen the show before.

THIS IS THE HOUR: The Music, Memories and Message of Miss Saigon (UK Tour Preview)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

With Cameron Mackintosh's stunning new UK Touring production of 'Miss Saigon' opening at the Birmingham Hippodrome later this month, I spoke to the cast and crew of the show in rehearsal to discuss the legacy and impact of the fan favourite musical, as well as what's new in this latest UK Tour.

THE COMMITMENTS - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

The Commitments is a show that busies itself with ideas. Based on Roddy Doyle’s novel of the same name (the first in a trilogy, in fact) and the subsequent BAFTA-winning 1991 film adaptation, it’s something of a musical theatre curio. It isn’t based on any real life events, and mercifully carries no self-satisfied whiff of autobiography, and yet, in following a completely fictional formation of a working-class soul band in Dublin in the mid 1980’s, it strangely lacks in narrative.

Review: ‘The Sheriff’ by Simon Fairbanks

Review: ‘The Sheriff’ by Simon Fairbanks

by Natalie Morris - Author @ The Book of Tomorrow

Picking up a book by a fellow Birmingham alum is always a special thing, and ‘The Sheriff’ did not disappoint – full of fun, tension, twists and turns, it pleases on every level. Denebola very quickly became one of my new favourite characters; noble, courageous (he’s no cowardly lion!) and a little bit grouchy, he’s […]

Review: Thriller Live on tour. Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Review: Thriller Live on tour. Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

by philiplowe @ www.eastmidlandstheatre.com

There are many people in tonight’s audience at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall who will have made a pilgrimage to experience… Read more Review: Thriller Live on tour. Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: THE MUSICAL COMEDY - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

With just a couple of weeks to go until Halloween, the creepiest, kookiest clan around have moved in to the Wolverhampton Grand for a special week-long visit. I headed to press night to review Samantha Womack, Carrie Hope Fletcher and the rest of the 'Addams' clan in the new musical production...

Cast Announced for Miss Saigon UK Tour

Cast Announced for Miss Saigon UK Tour


Upper Circle

Cameron Mackintosh has today announced principal casting and further dates for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of legendary musical Miss Saigon.

Everything you need to know about Birmingham Wine Weekend!

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

Birmingham’s getting a new festival, and it’s an absolute corker! From the people that brought us Birmingham Cocktail Weekend, a brand new wine festival has been announced for spring next year. Taking place from Friday 23 – Sunday 25 March 2018, Birmingham Wine Weekend will give wristband holders the chance to explore some delicious new

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The best SS18 trends and how to wear them

by Jade Woodhouse @ Style Birmingham Magazine

It’s almost time to swap your chunky knits for loose-fit dresses and short sleeves, so we take a look at the trends heading to the high street from the catwalk this season. The Sunshine Shade It’s really no surprise that yellow is back on the scene for SS18 catwalks. After months of deep reds and

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DOREEN: RISE OF THE YAM-YAM - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Everyone's favourite 'Lazy Cow', Doreen Tipton, has managed to pull herself out of bed for long enough to treat Wolverhampton to another of her one-woman shows. I headed over to the Grand to review Doreen's latest, and told her to 'Break A Leg'... just think of the disability benefits!

6 Shows I'm looking forward to seeing in 2018

6 Shows I'm looking forward to seeing in 2018

by Emma Betty @ Upper Circle

I really just need to go and see The Book Of Mormon. 

I know, I know. I still haven't seen The Book Of Mormon. I think it's one of those things where I just don't really have any sense of urgency because I don't think it's going to leave the west end any time soon. I would like to make it my mission to see it in 2018, though. I think it's time. 

Alice Fearn in Wicked

Yes I've seen it a few times already. Yes I know the story. Yes I know the music. No I have not seen Alice Fearn and I would really really like to. I have plans. 

Young Frankenstein

The amount of praise this show has had means I would really love to see it as soon as possible. With such a well known, talented cast it does look like a real spectacle. 

Company

Patti LuPone and Rosalie Craig in one cast. That is all. 

Fun Home

Fun Home is coming to the Young Vic this year. Having been beautifully developed for Broadway and based on a true story, it is almost sure to be a hit. I bought my ticket in a flurry of excitement on TodayTix when they went on presale a little while ago, but I'll make sure to update how to get your hands on a ticket, for this one! 

Bring It On

I think we can all agree that anything that Lin Manuel Miranda has anything to do with is probably worth a visit.  

What else should I be adding to my 'must see' list, and what are you hoping to see this year? 


Child casting for first five venues of Matlida The Musical 2018/10 UK tour.

Child casting for first five venues of Matlida The Musical 2018/10 UK tour.

by philiplowe @ www.eastmidlandstheatre.com

Today, the Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the child casting for the first five venues of the Matilda The Musical… Read more Child casting for first five venues of Matlida The Musical 2018/10 UK tour.

Derelict Seven Sisters building transformed into public art

by TPNAdmin01 @ The Phoenix Newspaper

A derelict building at the entrance to Seven Sisters Underground station has been transformed into a striking piece of public art. Called Clay Station it’s made of hundreds of colourful, bespoke ceramic tiles which pays tribute to Tottenham’s rich history of pottery. A commission for Art on the Underground – Transport for London’s public art Read More

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PUPPIES, PUPPETS & PONDERING CRUELLA: Behind-the-Scenes with the Birmingham REP's beautiful new production of 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians'

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

With a stunning new production of Dodi Smith's classic 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' preparing to enchant Birmingham audiences over the Christmas and New Year period, we paid a special behind-the-scenes visit to chat all things Puppies and Puppets with the talented team bringing the show to life, including a sit-down chat with Cruella herself, a.k.a West End star Gloria Onitiri.

Interview | Brendan Cole

Interview | Brendan Cole

by openingnightreviews @ Opening Night

Brendan Cole’s spectacular production, All Night Long, returns to the stage this week after a hugely successful and critically acclaimed run in 2017. Manchester audiences can catch the Strictly favourite at the Bridgewater Hall on Friday 19th January as part of an extensive UK and Ireland tour. Created by Brendan himself the show takes audiences on […]

‘Sounds Like Friday Night’ will return in 2018 on BBC One!

by Gee Anth @ TwitCelebGossip

'Sounds Like Friday Night' has been recommissioned for a second series on BBC One for 2018.

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Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2018: Full lineup confirmed!

by Gee Anth @ TwitCelebGossip

The full confirmed lineup for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour 2018 has been confirmed by the BBC.

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Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ @ Birmingham Hippodrome

by Natalie Morris - Author @ The Book of Tomorrow

I saw ‘Miss Saigon’ on its run at the Prince Edward’s theatre in London, and I’m fairly confident I forgot to breathe throughout the entire performance it was so energetic and heartbreaking. So when I heard it was touring, going again wasn’t even an option. It’s a show that clearly travels incredibly well, given the […]

The Grand Tour: Season 2 arrives on Amazon, episode 1 features Hammond’s shocking crash!

by Gee Anth @ TwitCelebGossip

Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May have returned for a brand new series of The Grand Tour on Amazon.

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INTERVIEW | Natalie Radmall-Quirke Talks Bringing to Life Human Connection and Conversation in The Weir

by Amy @ Sincerely, Amy

After a highly successful run in the West End, English Touring Theatre is taking Conor McPherson’s play The Weir on tour. The production is set inside a rural Irish pub, and a woman from Dublin has just moved into the area, they learn about her mysterious nature and uncover many truths. Natalie Radmall-Quirke plays Valerie,...

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A gin-themed dinner is coming to Birmingham & here’s all you need to know!

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

The end of Dry January is in sight and what better way to celebrate than with a dinner themed all around gin. Edinburgh Gin is joining forces with Malmaison Birmingham to host the ultimate evening themed around your favourite tipple on Thursday 15 March, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Upon arrival,

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A Taste of Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome…

A Taste of Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome…


A Brummie Home and Abroad

Birmingham Hippodrome invited Brum Bloggers along to sample their new Miss Saigon inspired summer menu…

Suzanne gets her skates on! Panto Stars wow crowds at Ice Skate Birmingham

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

With the much-loved ITV reality show, Dancing On Ice, skating back onto our screens this weekend, we decided to take one of its former champs, Suzanne Shaw, on a trip down memory lane with a visit to Ice Skate Birmingham in East Side Park. Accompanied by friend and co-star Gary Watson, who plays Dandini in […]

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Shrek – UK Tour

by Rob Stanway @ At The Theatre

Closely based on the film and with all the characters that you know and love, Shrek The Musical is back touring the UK! It’s no surprise that the production spent it’s last tour breaking records and getting raving reviews – it’s the perfect family musical. Just like the film, it’s perfect for all ages. Shrek...

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NATIVITY! THE MUSICAL - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Whilst the theatrical release of 2009’s 'Nativity!' may not have quite set the Box Office alight, the festive Brit-flick has subsequently garnered itself quite the cult Christmastime following in recent years, much akin to how, say, 'Hocus Pocus' found a whole new seasonal life for itself on home video and DVD at Halloween.

Miss Saigon comes to Birmingham in 2017

Miss Saigon comes to Birmingham in 2017


BLOC magazine

This thrilling new production spills out beyond theatre and speaks directly to the times we live in. Magnificent performances" - Daily Telegraph

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

On behalf of myself and the Midlands Newsquest papers, I would like to formally apologise that my review of Mischief Theatre’s ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ has suffered some minor setbacks...

REVIEW | Shrek the Musical | UK Tour

by Amy @ Sincerely, Amy

The charming tale of everybody’s favourite ogre has been taken from screen to stage to create the spectacular Shrek The Musical.  The musical truly brings the story to life as it delves deeper into the storyline to produce a much more developed version of the film. It takes you back in time to Shrek and Fiona’s childhood,...

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New Dirty Dancing Tour!

New Dirty Dancing Tour!

by openingnightreviews @ Opening Night

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage will be returning to theatres in 2018! The all new tour will open at Brighton’s Theatre Royal on Thursday 20 September 2018 before touring to Dartford, York, Stoke, Hastings, Southend, Birmingham, Preston, London (New Wimbledon Theatre) Plymouth and Oxford – with further dates to be announced. Full of heartache, passion, […]

TANGO MODERNO - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Celebrated 'Strictly' duo Vincent and Flavia's latest dance spectacular arrives in Birmingham… only missing one of its central duo. How well does the new show cope without one of its stars? I found out at the show's press night at the New Alexandra Theatre...

Strictly Fever strikes in Birmingham

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Ore Oduba will host the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra’s annual Christmas choral concerts Danny Mac will star as Prince Charming in Qdos Entertainment’s Cinderella at Birmingham Hippodrome from Tuesday 19 December Strictly legend Anton Du Beke returns to Symphony Hall for his ninth consecutive year On and off-screen couple, James and Ola, present a […]

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West Side Story, Stourport Civic Centre

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

WOW! What a brilliant show – which was a better production than some of the professional versions I have seen, and certainly I enjoyed it more.

Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Review: ‘Miss Saigon’ @ Birmingham Hippodrome


The Book of Tomorrow

I saw ‘Miss Saigon’ on its run at the Prince Edward’s theatre in London, and I’m fairly confident I forgot to breathe throughout the entire performance it was so energetic a…

It’s Christmas Time – Panto and Gluhwein! Stars of Cinderella spread festive cheer at Frankfurt Christmas Market

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

When it comes to annual festive outings, there are some things that us Brummies just can’t do without… So what better way to celebrate two of the city’s favourite Christmas traditions than with a trip to the Frankfurt Christmas Markets by the stars of Birmingham Hippodrome’s 2017/18 panto, Cinderella! Taking a break from their busy […]

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Review: ★★★ The Claim, Shoreditch Town Hall

Review: ★★★ The Claim, Shoreditch Town Hall

by Beth Pratt @ Upper Circle

The doors shut. The lights shift ever so subtly and a man in a rain coat walks to the front of the audience. He pauses and the silence stretches for what seems like hours, and so begins a very stressful seventy five minutes.

The Claim is an exploration of the process of seeking refuge in the UK, taking place inside an interview to determine whether an asylum seeker will be allowed to stay or be sent back to the DRC. The man in the raincoat swiftly becomes Serge, an immensely likeable, eloquent young man whose desperation to tell his story is only matched in intensity by the incompetence, hostility and suspicion of the bureaucrats he is attempting to tell it to.

The interview starts light-heartedly, as Serge and interrogator A attempt to reminisce about childhood favourite novels and share gummy snakes, but even here the gulf between them is obvious and misunderstandings abound. The entry of cold, detached interrogator B forces the interview into more serious territory and as it unfolds, Serge’s words are increasingly mangled with dire consequences.

The actors are excellent. Nick Blakeley and Yursa Warsama are very convincing as the two interrogators, with Blakeley in particular bringing many moments of humour to what would otherwise be an overwhelmingly tense production. However, it is Ncuti Gatwa as Serge who gives the standout performance, full of warmth and intelligence - the audience is firmly on his side within minutes.

Unfortunately the script itself is a little dense, and at times moves at a rather slow pace. Given that watching the interview unfold is painful, incredibly frustrating viewing, this threatened in places to tip the balance towards unbearable; and certain interludes between the two interrogators felt unnecessarily long. The sound design could also be a little intrusive at times; the ominous music of the scene changes trying to overplay a tension that, believe me, the audience was already feeling.

All in all though, The Claim is an imaginative and linguistically clever response to the stories of asylum seekers in the UK. It’s mission to provoke outrage and frustration at the bureaucratic system is very effective, and the fate of Serge and others like him is sure to be on your mind long after the play is over.


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Birmingham shall go to the ball! A first look at Cinderella – The Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes!

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham shall go to the ball this Christmas as the fairy godmother of all pantomimes officially arrived in the city today for the opening of Birmingham Hippodrome’s 2017-18 pantomime spectacular Cinderella, the most magical panto of them all! Making her pantomime debut this year in the role of The Fairy Godmother, Wolverhampton-born actress, soul diva […]

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Birmingham Weekender | 22-24th Sep

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender features an awe-inspiring programme of free events from hundreds of world-class West Midlands and international artists and companies…. We are delighted to see the return of this ever-popular family-friendly festival, which this year again celebrates all things Birmingham – its diversity, its communities and its artists; welcomes international performers […]

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Jersey Boys – UK Tour

by Rob Stanway @ At The Theatre

The internationally renowned production JERSEY BOYS is back for a second UK Tour in 2018 owing to the success of the West End and International smash hit that the show has become. Based on the music and story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons and told from each character’s separate angle, it includes all...

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Miss Saigon - Birmingham Hippodrome

Miss Saigon - Birmingham Hippodrome


Birmingham Hippodrome

The OFFICIAL ticket seller for Miss Saigon! Now on until Sat 23 Sep.

N-Ice to see you at Frost Fair!

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

On Saturday 16 December, we opened up our foyers for our first ever Frost Fair. The foyers were bustling with market stalls, where people could pick up some last minute stocking fillers, while our special choir performances and children’s workshops kept all the family entertained. The festive event saw children from our HEN (Hippodrome Education […]

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Review: La Cage Aux Folles (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

'Eastenders' star John Partridge continues to wave his boa loud and proud that he is what he is, bringing the first ever UK Tour of the acclaimed 'La Cage Aux Folles' to Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre for a one-week only engagement. I sashayed over to the Grand for press night to check it out...

REVIEW: The heat is on as Miss Saigon delivers an outstanding show at Birmingham Hippodrome

REVIEW: The heat is on as Miss Saigon delivers an outstanding show at Birmingham Hippodrome


Style Birmingham Magazine

There are very few productions that leave you feeling emotionally drained, tears pooling down your face after the curtain drops for the final time, but that's the exact situation I found myself in after watching Miss

  Wanted: Small Asian children for Miss Saigon

Wanted: Small Asian children for Miss Saigon


Terri Paddock

Do you have a small, confident, South-East Asian-looking child? If so, Jo Hawes is looking for you. My interest was piqued when I attended Miss Saigon recently at the West End’s Prince Edward Theat…

The Dream/A Month in the Country – Birmingham Royal Ballet

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

WHATEVER spells are being woven in this particular greenwood, none can compare with the alchemy that springs forth from the wand of arch choreographer Frederick Ashton.

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Despite only arriving as relatively recently as the early 1980’s, La Cage Aux Folles was a show decidedly ahead of it’s time. Sure, the early genesis of some of Harvey Fierstein’s later outings can be felt in this, his first major foray into musicals - few will be surprised to learn the likes of say, Kinky Boots, sprung from the same pen. But whereas Boots strutted into a mainstream already percolated with the likes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Fierstein’s own Edna matriarch in Hairspray, amongst others, La Cage shimmered into focus at a very time. The depiction of a gay couple having raised a child and there being a degree of normality and authenticity to their years together was a relatively new and daring through-line for a mainstream musical at the time, and it sadly was not without its critics and deriders.

Sylvia- Birmingham Royal Ballet

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

THIS sumptuous feast of a celebration marking director David Bintley’s anniversary year was much more than a glorious party… it was also a glittering showcase for dancers quite obviously at the top of their game.

'The West End in the West Midlands' and more as Strictly's Tom helps launch Hippodrome's new season!

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

TV heartthrobs, top theatre creatives, members of the press and the general public alike gathered together at the Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday to preview the theatre’s incredibly exciting upcoming 2017/18 season.

THE WOMAN IN BLACK - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Horror on stage is scarcely akin to that which we see on the silver screen, and perhaps rarely is this more apparent than with The Woman in Black. Where the 2012 Hollywood adaptation, fronted by Daniel Radcliffe, posited itself as a straight-up haunted house fable, this stage production (which preceded it) is a much savvier affair.

INTERVIEW | Lizzy Watts on her Role as Hedda Gabler

by Amy @ Sincerely, Amy

One of the world’s most exciting directors Ivo van Hove made his National Theatre debut with Hedda Gabler last year, and now he takes the production on tour around the UK. Considered as one of the most dramatic female characters in theatre, Lizzy Watts is taking on the role of the free-spirited Hedda Gabler. It’s a thrilling production...

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REVIEW: Tony Hawks, Glee Club, Birmingham

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

WHEN you’ve hitchhiked across Ireland with a fridge, formed a band featuring Knights of the realm Norman Wisdom and Tim Rice and been stung in the private parts by a wasp, you’re not going to be short of material for a comedy show.

LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Midway through the first act of Legally Blonde, rough-edged yet irrepressible hairdresser Paulette, played this time round by Eastenders alumni Rita Simons in a show-stealing turn, laments protagonist Elle Woods’ (Lucie Jones) wish to go from platinum blonde to ‘serious’ brunette in an attempt to win back ex-boyfriend Warner (Liam Doyle).

Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome

Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome


#BrumHour

Miss Saigon is at Birmingham Hippodrome until September 23rd and last night I went with #BrumHour Dave and we became members of the exclusive little club of 35million people that have seen this ast…

INTERVIEW | Michael Watson Talks Playing Franki Valli in the UK Tour of Jersey Boys

by Amy @ Sincerely, Amy

The internationally acclaimed production of Jersey Boys is out on tour for the second time, travelling the UK to tell the true life story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Stepping into the role after his West End success, Michael Watson spoke to me about taking the huge character on the road. Michael played...

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Enjoy a feast of culture at your fingertips for just £30 this Spring

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham’s leading contemporary arts organisations have joined forces to create the second Culture Feast menu: a joint ticket that gives access to seven theatre, dance, music, film and art events all for £30 total. With a single purchase, art fans will get tickets for an exclusive launch event at Grand Union with a guided tour of […]

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Miss Saigon (Touring)

Miss Saigon (Touring)


Eventful

Miss Saigon (Touring) at Birmingham Hippodrome on Tuesday Aug 29, 2017 at 7:30PM

JANE MCDONALD: HOLD THE COVERS BACK - Album Review

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

It’s certainly been a red letter year for Jane McDonald. The former 'Loose Women' and 'The Cruise' star kickstarted 2017 with the first of what would become two series of the hugely successful - and equally entertaining - 'Cruising With Jane McDonald' (seriously, check it out on catch up or demand, it’s superb and gloriously down-to-Earth). There’s been the return of her equally popular ‘Making Memories’ tour taking in venues up and down the UK, whilst also busying away with preparations for next year’s celebrations of 20 years in the industry, including, naturally, another Nationwide tour.

SUNNY AFTERNOON - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Let’s face it; a show based on the songs of The Kinks was always going to have its music down pat. Throw in the customary rags to riches, bedroom to billboard true story and you’d have already had a decent shot at being the next Buddy or Jersey Boys. Yet Sunny Afternoon doesn’t rest on its laurels of imitation or playing it too safe.

Miss Saigon Official - @misssaigonuk's Instagram Profile | INK361

Miss Saigon Official - @misssaigonuk's Instagram Profile | INK361


INK361

The Official Account for #MissSaigon UK & Ireland Tour. Currently in Edinburgh.

Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Back by popular demand before departing for a trip to the US, Sir Matthew Bourne's 'The Red Shoes' returned to the Birmingham Hippodrome this week after a sell-out stop earlier in the year.

Behind-the-Scenes and Review: Miss Saigon

Behind-the-Scenes and Review: Miss Saigon


Theatre Fantasy

The heat is most definitely on as Miss Saigon has arrived at the Birmingham Hippodrome on the second stop of its UK tour. Claude-Michel Schönberg and Alain Boublil’s epic musical, based on the oper…

Mamma Mia at Birmingham Hippodrome

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

SENSATIONAL feel-good musical, Mamma Mia, has burst onto the stage at Birmingham Hippodrome this summer for its first ever UK tour.

Oh Yes They Did! A Potted History of Pantomime at Birmingham Hippodrome

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

This year marks an incredible 60 years since pantomime was first staged at Birmingham Hippodrome….that’s A LOT of glitter and greasepaint! So what better way to celebrate than with a look back at some of the iconic stars who have donned the stockings and trod the Hippodrome boards across the years! Back where it all […]

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Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome

Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome


Black Country Radio

There was an air of excitement in Birmingham this evening which was palpable. You could feel the anticipation as people arrived at Birmingham Hippodrome for the official opening of the UK tour of Miss Saigon. Indeed, the show has already spent time at Leicester and a week of it's run in Birmingham is over, but this is the night that the nations eyes are on the show - and the anticipation and build up has set the bar so incredibly high.

Blue Man Group at The ICC, Birmingham

Blue Man Group at The ICC, Birmingham

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

When #BrumHour arranged for me to go see the first night of Blue Man Group, at Hall 1 of the ICC (Right next to Symphony Hall, Birmingham), I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to see.

THE VERDICT - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

TV veterans Clive Mantle and Jack Shepherd bring Barry Reed's 'The Verdict' to Wolverhampton audiences this week. I headed over to the Grand for press night to pass the verdict on, well, The Verdict.

DANE BAPTISTE  G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) Comedy tour preview.

DANE BAPTISTE G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) Comedy tour preview.

by philiplowe @ www.eastmidlandstheatre.com

Dane Baptise is heading out on the road with his smash hit show G.O.D  (Gold. Oil. Drugs) The show has been… Read more DANE BAPTISTE G.O.D (Gold. Oil. Drugs.) Comedy tour preview.

We’ve broken our Relaxed Performance record!

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Birmingham Hippodrome will have staged the most Relaxed Performances in the theatre’s history this year, after our recent performance of The Snow Dragon in the Patrick Centre Studio on Thursday 21 December. The Relaxed Performance programme also includes an extended pantomime offering over the festive period with two relaxed performances on Wednesday 24 January. The […]

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What’s On Birmingham

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

As we say a fond farewell to Summer for yet another year, there’s plenty to look forward to in Birmingham this Autumn. INDEPENDENT BIRMINGHAM FESTIVAL Aston Hall, 17th Sept The Independent Birmingham Festival will take place on Sunday 17 September (12pm – 7pm) at the iconic Aston Hall. Showcasing the best of Birmingham’s independent businesses, […]

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The Snow Dragon at Birmingham Hippodrome

The Snow Dragon at Birmingham Hippodrome

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

The Snow Dragon has landed in The Patrick Centre at Birmingham Hippodrome until Sunday 7th January and it's a great alternative to panto for a younger audience.

A Miss Saigon inspired dinner at the Circle Restaurant - The Ting Thing

A Miss Saigon inspired dinner at the Circle Restaurant - The Ting Thing


The Ting Thing

I try the Miss Saigon inspired menu at the Circle Restaurant at Birmingham Hippodrome. Then complete the experience by seeing the show of course.

Review: Cinderella at Birmingham Hippodrome

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

THE biggest pantomime in the land is back in the West Midlands – and it definitely doesn’t disappoint.

Miss Saigon returns to Manchester!

Miss Saigon returns to Manchester!


Opening Night

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s exciting Matilda announcement Cameron Mackintosh has today announced that Miss Saigon will land at Manchester’s Palace Theatre on 21th March 2018 and wil…

A murder is announced

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

SUSPENSION of belief on an industrial scale is the key requirement when watching a Miss Marple whodunnit.

Alexandra Burke announces ‘The Truth Is’ 2018 UK tour!

by Gee Anth @ TwitCelebGossip

Alexandra Burke has today announced that she will be embarking on her ‘The Truth Is’ UK tour this autumn. 

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Miss Saigon - UK Tour Review - At The Theatre

Miss Saigon - UK Tour Review - At The Theatre


At The Theatre

Following an extended West End run (and whilst running simultaneously on Broadway), Miss Saigon has embarked on a 14 month UK Tour to bring this critically acclaimed production to every corner of the UK. The sheer, spectacular scale of this production is truly jaw dropping. With a huge company of 60 performers and an incredible set... Read More

Step together with Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

Step together with Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has launched Step Together, a new campaign which is asking people to collectively walk 16 million steps – the total number of strides it would take to do a lap of the world – whilst raising vital funds for the charity.

News: Casting for Miss Saigon UK Tour Announced

News: Casting for Miss Saigon UK Tour Announced


Culture by night

Principal casting and further tour dates have been announced for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of Miss Saigon, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s class…

THE WEDDING SINGER - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

The Wedding Singer sets out its stall clearly from the off. As the audience take to their seats, a skewed, oversized video panel treats punters to a selection of decidedly 80s film trailers. The Goonies. Rambo. Back to the Future. Naturally. It’s a very welcome bit of flash and period curiosity, and if it may at first seem to suggest a slightly surreal hybridisation with 1950s drive-ins, a time warping video leap into the first number plants the audience firmly on 80s terra firma. 

Birmingham celebrates the most magical ball of them all

by Amy Stutz @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Our dazzling press night kicked off with a bang last week as we opened our magical pantomime Cinderella. We didn’t hold back on the sparkle as we hosted an evening bursting with glitz and glamour. It all started when Strictly Come Dancing 2016 champion Ore Oduba stopped by in-between his CBSO shows at the Symphony […]

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`Speak Up’ about who is carrying a gun, as charity launches campaign to help make Birmingham streets safer

by TPNAdmin01 @ The Phoenix Newspaper

The independent charity Crimestoppers is urging anyone who has information about those carrying a gun to tell us 100% anonymously what they know. The appeal is part of a 4-week campaign to make Birmingham’s streets safer. Throughout 2017, the charity’s UK Contact Centre received nearly 500 pieces of information about gun crime from the public Read More

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Online This Autumn

by Chris Williams @ BLOC magazine

As we wave goodbye to Summer, get cosy in front of the TV this Autumn with our top streaming picks on Netflix and Amazon. From new blockbuster releases, highly anticipated second seasons and classic TV marathons you can’t afford to miss… Stranger Things Season 1 & 2 – Netflix Back on our screens for a […]

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REVIEW: Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome | TheBusinessDesk.com

REVIEW: Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome | TheBusinessDesk.com


West Midlands

Miss Saigon is on stage at Birmingham Hippodrome until Saturday, September 23, 2017

Review: Miss Saigon (touring UK and Ireland) Curve Leicester.

Review: Miss Saigon (touring UK and Ireland) Curve Leicester.


www.eastmidlandstheatre.com

Curve Leicester has the honour of being the theatre in which this new UK Tour of Miss Saigon is being launched. It is no surprise because this top class modern theatre has embraced the musical thea…

Shakespeare Triple Bill, Birmingham Royal Ballet

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

MOST people would regard obsessive jealousy and anger as being the baser of man’s emotions, yet in certain circumstances they can be transformed into things of beauty. How is this done?

LEGENDARY MUSICAL MISS SAIGON LANDS IN BIRMINGHAM

LEGENDARY MUSICAL MISS SAIGON LANDS IN BIRMINGHAM


Dluxe Magazine

Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Boublil and Schönberg’s legendary musical Miss Saigon landed in the city to begin its epic 9-week run at Birmingham Hippodrome yesterday.

Sir Peter Wright’s dazzling production of The Sleeping Beauty returns to Birmingham Hippodrome this February

by TPNAdmin01 @ The Phoenix Newspaper

The Sleeping Beauty is one of the grandest ballets ever created, with a classical score by Tchaikovsky and original choreography by Marius Petipa. The opulent world of Imperial Russian ballet, with its marvellous mixture of virtuoso dance, fairy tale characters and dazzling spectacle, has delighted audiences for over a hundred years. Sir Peter Wright’s 1984 Read More

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Dance Hub Birmingham announces second round of funding opportunities

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

A further 4 Developing Practice Grants offered across the dance sector aimed at developing individual’s practice. Artistic Commissioning opportunities to invest in work created in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Both opportunities support Dance Hub Birmingham in amplifying and further developing the region’s position as an international centre of excellence for dance. Following the success […]

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Birmingham Hippodrome

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

MUCH-loved musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has flew into Birmingham this month and promises not to disappoint audiences.

The King Dances and Carmina burana/Birmingham Royal Ballet

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

IT’S little wonder that choreographer David Bintley should wish to mark his 20th anniversary year with a ballet that is not only his own creation but which also goes to the heart of the art.

Review: Jurassic Kingdom at Birmingham's Botanical Gardens

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

AN exciting new animatronic experience, bringing dinosaur models to life, has arrived at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens.

WELCOME TO DREAMLAND: Behind-the-Scenes with the 'Miss Saigon' UK Tour.

WELCOME TO DREAMLAND: Behind-the-Scenes with the 'Miss Saigon' UK Tour.


Stourbridge News

With Cameron Mackintosh's stunning new UK Tour of the legendary 'Miss Saigon' now playing at Birmingham's Hippodrome Theatre, I took a special…

Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome

Miss Saigon at Birmingham Hippodrome


Kidderminster Shuttle

AS a lover of musical theatre, Miss Saigon was a completely new spectacle to me, having never seen the show before.

FUNNY GIRL featuring NATASHA J. BARNES - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

The news of Sheridan Smith temporarily stepping down from the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl’s limited London run last Summer was a nugget of theatredom that percolated out into the mainstream. The usual smorgasbord of rumours, speculation and hearsay often landed foul for Smith, fairly or not so, but amidst it all, as the West End experienced one of its rare high-profile intrigues, there was one irrepressible beacon of brightness and positivity radiating from the centre; the overwhelming response to Natasha J. Barnes, Smith’s understudy, who stepped into the role to rousing audience and critical acclaim.

Unconventional dates in Birmingham for every type of person

by Jade Woodhouse @ Style Birmingham Magazine

Whether you’ve only just swiped right on Tinder or you’ve been together for years, forget fancy meals and picnics in the park and consider one of our more adventurous alternative date options instead. Rock Up Birmingham It’s probably not the best idea for a first date, but if you’ve sussed out that you’re both quite

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Miss Saigon review at Birmingham Hippodrome – 'an assault on the senses'

Miss Saigon review at Birmingham Hippodrome – 'an assault on the senses'


The Stage

Touring version of the 2014 revival is a relentless assault on the senses

FUNNY GIRL - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Star of stage and screen, Sheridan Smith brings her celebrated turn as Fanny Bryce to Midlands audiences this week, as 'Funny Girl' opens for a sold-out, week long engagement at the Hippodrome. I headed over to Press Night to see if Smith - and the show - were worthy of all the buzz.

Triple Bill - Birmingham Royal Ballet

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

A PROGRAMME showcasing diverse forms of ballet can so often appear disjointed and lacking in cohesion.

Philip Ellis: Here’s what I learned when I deleted all social media off my phone

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

I gave up all forms of social media… and lasted three days. We spend our lives on our phones; every noteworthy moment (and a fair few not-so-noteworthy ones) captured in a status or a Story. This behaviour is the norm, especially for anyone born in the 90s or later. More than two billion of us are

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Birmingham’s 7 best boozy & bottomless brunch hot spots

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

Everyone loves a brunch, but when they’re bottomless and include unlimited bubbles it’s even better! Bottomless Brunch & Bingo | The Button Factory Bottomless brunch time! How many of these have your name on? #buttonfactorybirmingham #brunch #jq #weekend #jewelleryquarter #bar #casualdining A post shared by The Button Factory (@buttonfactorybirmingham) on Oct 15, 2016 at 3:21am PDT

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Food Inspired by The Musical Miss Saigon, Birmingham Hippodrome

Food Inspired by The Musical Miss Saigon, Birmingham Hippodrome


Buckets Of Tea

Last week I was invited by the lovely people at Birmingham Hippodrome to see their current show Miss Saigon and to sample the Musical’s inspired menu at their AA Rosette awarded Circle Restaurant.  Upon arrival we were greeted with a lovely cocktail, ‘Sun and Moon’ which was a mix of Schnapps, Creme De Cassis and fruit juice. While we were chatting we were served some Miss Saigon inspired canapes.  All the food that were were to sample was inspired by the musical and the chefs at the Hippodrome design the menus to compliment each show.  The goats cheese and caramelised…

THE HUNDRED AND ONE DALMATIANS - Theatre Review (Birmingham REP)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

As a production, 'The Hundred and One Dalmatians' is much akin to its titular puppet creations. Bursting with charm, character and invention, if a little rough around the edges, with the gaps and joins (mostly deliberately) on full display. Central Dalmatian Pongo’s (Oliver Wellington) temperamental right ear, misbehaving and flapping over the character’s head throughout, is a neat analogy for the various slightly over-ambitious action sequences which are similarly wobbly or not quite as tight as they aught be.

The reviews are IN! Audiences are having a ball at Cinderella

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Cinderella, the most magical pantomime of them all is now open and it’s safe to say that audiences and press alike have been having an absolute ball!  Since the show opened on 19 Dec, we’ve been inundated with fantastic feedback from fans young and old! Here are just a few of our favourite reviews and […]

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Dinner and Drinks at Aluna, Birmingham

Dinner and Drinks at Aluna, Birmingham

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

The lower level of the outside of Birmingham's Mailbox is home to several places to eat and drink in the evening. Nestled within this is Aluna cocktail bar and Thai restaurant. Aluna has much more of a plush lounge feel than its grown up sister venue Siamais in Brindleyplace.

Emmy Award-winning Danny Strong to write book for ATG Frank Sinatra musical

by Douglas Mayo @ British Theatre

By Douglas Mayo

Emmy Award-winning writer Danny Strong has been commissioned to write the book for a highly anticipated new musical based on the life of legendary actor and singer Frank Sinatra.

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The gift that keeps on giving

by Nichole Cooper @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Thanks to a generous donation from two of Birmingham Hippodrome’s regular supporters, the theatre now has a compact folding mobile hoist, allowing it to welcome even more visitors with accessibility needs. Birmingham Hippodrome has been working with fellow charity Acorns Children’s Hospice to provide children with life limiting or life threatening conditions access to theatre […]

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Miss Saigon to tour in 2017 - Rhinegold

Miss Saigon to tour in 2017 - Rhinegold


Rhinegold

This summer Cameron Mackintosh announced that his revival of Boublil and Schönberg’s Miss Saigon will be touring the UK, beginningRead More

The Band – UK Tour

by Rob Stanway @ At The Theatre

A new musical based on the music of Take That has launched and more than lives up to the hype. Tim Firth has written a beautiful, thoughtful and relatable script that is sending audiences from tears to pure joy. Embarking on a new UK tour, this inspiring show has already been extended by one year....

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Step behind the magic of Cinderella with our new backstage gallery

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Audiences from across the Midlands are having a ball at Birmingham Hippodrome this festive season with the fairy godmother of all pantomimes, Cinderella. Running until Sun 28 Jan, this year’s festive extravaganza features Midlands-born singer and star of the West End, Beverley Knight, make her pantomime debut as the fabulous Fairy Godmother starring alongside Strictly […]

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Legendary musical Miss Saigon comes to Cardiff

Legendary musical Miss Saigon comes to Cardiff


wmc blog

The lights are dim and I am sat in excited anticipation for the curtain to lift at the packed out Birmingham Hippodrome. Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg’s leg…

CINDERELLA at the Birmingham Hippodrome - Theatre Review (Panto)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

Back in 2014, when discussing the subject, panto veteran Julian Clary told me how Cinderella is in many ways the ultimate pantomime. “It has everything, really. There’s the lovely romantic story for the younger audiences, the magic of the transformation scene, the ugly sisters, the lavish costumes.” It’s difficult to argue with his reasoning - if anyone knows panto, it’s Clary. It’s also no doubt a big part of why Qdos chose old Cinders as the tale with which to bring panto back to the London Palladium in 2016, the first of its kind performed at the venue in almost three decades.

Fame – The Musical, April 25-29, The Civic, Stourport.

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

AFTER last year’s wonderful production of West Side Story, this was a disappointment as there is very little story and only a few of the songs are noteworthy.

Cast of 'Miss Saigon' tour making Pinoys proud

Cast of 'Miss Saigon' tour making Pinoys proud


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BIRMINGHAM - After the successful two-year run of the Cameron Mackintosh’s revival West End musical Miss Saigon in 2014, the UK and Ireland tour has officially started with a well-received opening in Curve, Leicester. The touring musical is currently at Birmingham Hippodrome, where ABS-CBN News had the chance to speak with the Pinoy principal cast. 

PRESS RELEASE - Legendary musical Miss Saigon leads all-star new season line-up at Birmingham Hippodrome - Birmingham Hippodrome

PRESS RELEASE - Legendary musical Miss Saigon leads all-star new season line-up at Birmingham Hippodrome - Birmingham Hippodrome


Birmingham Hippodrome

PRESS RELEASE MISS SAIGON: Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical returns in a new Cameron Mackintosh production. BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET: resident company celebrate Shakespeare 400 with David Bintley premiere of The Tempest BRITAIN’S BIGGEST PANTOMIME: Barrowman’s back – with all-star cast & dazzling 3D. MATTHEW BOURNE RETURNS: new production of The Red Shoes THE WEST END …

Cinderella/Birmingham Royal Ballet

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

THEY say that life imitates art… or is it the other way round?

SUNSET BOULEVARD - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

For a show that pivots around the intoxicating allure of the golden age of Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard deserves immediate kudos for so enthrallingly recapturing that essence of the silver screen on the stage. Like the fabled cinematic epics of its era, this is an extravagant, opulent delight of a touring production, one that surpasses the majority of its contemporaries in both ambition and execution, not least of all owing to the full, 14-piece orchestra that bring one of Lloyd-Webber’s most majestic scores to life to stunning effect.

Experience world-class theatre up close in the Patrick Studio this Spring

by Kate Evans @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Offering an alternative to large-scale productions on the Main Stage, our Patrick Centre studio programme continues to expand, bringing audiences closer to world-renowned performers from across the globe through its distinctive programme of immersive drama and dance. Opening this season’s programme, multi award-winning Theatre Ad Infinitum return to Birmingham with their hit show, Translunar Paradise […]

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January Spotlight

by socialcentrewmc @ wmc blog

Happy New Year everyone – and have we got a 2018 for you. To kick start the year we’re bringing you the internationally loved music of Take That, laughs from comedian Sean Lock and the unmissable sound of the Welsh National Orchestra. This is sure to be a January line up you’ll Never Forget! The […]

Winning awards is child’s play for BAFTA graduate

by TPNAdmin01 @ The Phoenix Newspaper

An award winning graduate from the University of Wolverhampton School of Art picked up a BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Arts) for his children’s television work recently. Carl Hadley 52, from Stourbridge, graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a Degree in Visual Communication in 1987 and is now a visiting lecturer at the Read More

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The Sound Of Music at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

The Sound Of Music at New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

by #BrumHour @ #BrumHour

The Sound Of Music really is a heartwarming story that makes for a wonderful stage show

Let it Be at Birmingham Hippodrome

by @ Kidderminster Shuttle | Reviews

BEATLEMANIA returned to Birmingham this week, when West End and Broadway smash-hit ‘Let It Be’ rocked onto the stage.

Break Mission receive £10K prize and are bringing free hip-hop classes to Brum ahead of B-Side

by Amy Stutz @ Birmingham Hippodrome

Hip-hop returns to Birmingham Hippodrome as we are working with Break Mission to help young people aged 14-25 increase their fitness and develop their break dance skills at AeroBreaks. Funded by Sport England, AeroBreaks offers free, weekly break dance lessons to young people to explore their interest in hip-hop culture. Professional artists from Break Mission […]

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5 places to celebrate Burns Night in Birmingham

by Becky Weaver @ Style Birmingham Magazine

From traditional suppers to pop-up whisky bars, here are the best places to celebrate Burns Night in the city! The Old Contemptables | 22 – 28 January If you need to get out of the hustle and bustle of the #germanmarket we'll welcome you with open arms and some cracking beer 🍻 #birmingham #brum #publife

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Legendary Musical Miss Saigon Lands In Birmingham - The Phoenix Newspaper

Legendary Musical Miss Saigon Lands In Birmingham - The Phoenix Newspaper


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Landing in Birmingham as part of a major new UK tour this July, this new production of Miss Saigon features an international cast of 38 plus 15-piece orchestra – one of the largest currently touring in the UK. Since its London premiere in 1989, Cameron Mackintosh’s production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s West End Read More

GREASE - Theatre Review (UK Tour)

by @ Stourbridge News | Blogs and reviews

There’s no real secret ingredient, and there shouldn’t really be too much difficulty, in getting the likes of 'Grease' right. It rides into town on a wave of nostalgia as the kind of accessible, pulpy musical many of us grew up on, peppered with memorable tunes that have long since been memorised by ill-advised karaoke jaunts, and fun characters that rarely manage to step out of the shadow of, say, the iconic John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

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