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West Side Story

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim | Sutton Coldfield Town Hall | Directed by Jennifer Holyhead and Matthew Collins

Trinity Players bring iconic fifties musical to life in style at Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. The clash between the Jets and the Sharks in this most famous of musicals is the stuff of theatre legend and this local production of West Side Story, co-directed by Jennifer Holyhead and Matthew Collins, is a resounding hit.

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West-Side-Story-Square
Company

Company

Stephen Sondheim | Sutton Arts Theatre | Directed by Emily Armstrong and Dexter Whitehead

A little bite of the Big Apple in Sutton Coldfield – ‘Company’, the latest offering from Sutton Arts Theatre, is an evening of musical theatre to transport you to New York, courtesy of the late great Stephen Sondheim.

Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

Terence Rattigan | Sutton Arts Theatre | Directed by Faye Hatch

There’s nothing dated about the latest production of this emotionally complex masterpiece at Sutton Arts Theatre, directed by Faye Hatch. The cast, led by Jayne Lunn’s sympathetic Hester, rise to the considerable challenge of avoiding melodrama to deliver a night of raw, thrilling and ultimately uplifting theatre.The D

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde | Quarndon Village Hall | Directed by Leni Robson

Quarndon Amateur Dramatic Society bring Oscar Wilde’s ‘trivial comedy for serious people’ to life in farcical style.

Made in Dagenham

Made in Dagenham

Richard Bean | The Little Theatre | Directed by Joshua J Knott

Despite tackling serious themes of sexual discrimination, power and politics this is a sweet-natured story delivered with plenty of heart. A highly recommended production. Picket for a ticket.

Looking For Me Friend

Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood

Paulus | The Old Joint Stock Theatre | Directed by Sarah-Louise Young

‘Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood’, written and performed by Paulus (cabaret star Paul Martin) and directed by Sarah-Louise Young, is a joyful and celebratory show which is a fitting tribute to the late, great Victoria in all her northern glory.

The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds

Isley Lynn | Warwick Arts Centre | Directed by Hamish MacDougall & Julian Spooner

Rhum and Clay Theatre Company’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ is a brilliantly executed examination of the nature of truth and the storytelling drive which has underpinned our attempts to understand the world around us for centuries.

The Wicked Lady

The Wicked Lady

James Williams | The Blue Orange Theatre | Directed by James Williams

The Wicked Lady, Birmingham’s own Woman in Black, opens in spine-chilling style at the Blue Orange Theatre.

Howerd's End

Howerd’s End

Mark Farrelly | The Old Joint Stock Theatre | Directed by Joe Harmston

New play about the pained life of much-loved comedian Frankie Howerd is a moving, funny and poetic hit.

An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde | Sutton Arts Theatre | Directed by Dexter Whitehead

Sutton Arts Theatre return with Wilde society comedy ‘An Ideal Husband’ in a production worth waiting for.