Month: <span>February 2024</span>


Educating Rita

Willy Russell | Crescent Theatre | Directed by Fi Cotton

Willy Russell’s modern classic feels fresh and excitingly alive in the Crescent Theatre’s latest studio production.


Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

Constance Cox, based on Oscar Wilde | Lichfield Garrick Theatre | Directed by Lucy Dufaye

The wit and joy of Wilde’s language shines through in Lichfield Players’ latest production.

A short story first published in 1887, ‘Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime’ contains so many of the ingredients audiences would come to love in the plays of Oscar Wilde. It may seem like beautifully phrased nonsense but simmering under the surface of this murderous tale are characteristic criticisms of the upper classes.


Les Misérables

Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg | Sutton Coldfield Town Hall | Directed by Georgia Young

Revolution is in the air at Sutton Coldfield’s Town Hall. Do you hear the people sing?

Musicals don’t come more famous than Boublil and Schonberg’s redemption story of Jean Valjean, the convict turned mayor at the centre of this epic story set in early 19th century revolutionary France. It’s a challenge for any company, requiring a huge cast, extravagant sets and containing some of the most famous songs in musical theatre. Sutton Coldfield Musical Youth Theatre Company absolutely smash it in this ambitiously staged production which had the opening-night audience on their feet for a richly deserved standing ovation.

Les Miserables

Duplicity for Beginners

Ben Mills-Wood | Blue Orange Theatre | Directed by Simon Ravenhill

With murder in the mix, Ben Mills-Wood’s latest play delivers frantic farce with a difference in this latest ambitious offering from the Jewellery Quarter’s Blue Orange Theatre, directed by Simon Ravenhill.

Duplicity for Beginners