What's at the Theatre this Winter?

What's at the Theatre this Winter?

66b7a0fc946fd037829f3934db1e54cb.jpgIt is SO good to have live theatre back this year. Whether panto is your thing or children's theatre there's something for everyone coming up this season. Take a look at what we've discovered so far: 

Beauty and the Beast - 24 November – 8 January - Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

This year we present the enchanting tale of Beauty and the Beast. One of the most popular panto titles ever, this long awaited production will be extra special and guaranteed to bring a touch of magic, mayhem and monstrous fun to your festive celebrations.

Cinderella at Wolverhampton Grand - 4 December - 9 January

Wolverhampton Grand’s Theatre’s magical family pantomime, CINDERELLA starring AJ & Curtis Pritchard as Prince Charming and Dandini, CBeebies’ Evie Pickerill as Cinderella and Five Star’s Denise Pearson as the Fairy Godmother.


Goldilocks and the Three Bears - 18 December – 30 January - Birmingham Hippodrome

Actor, singer and much-loved personality Jason Donovan will make his pantomime debut as The Evil Ringmaster in Goldilocks and the Three Bears here at Birmingham Hippodrome alongside previously announced Birmingham panto favourite Matt Slack.

Animal Farm -  22 Jan - 5 Feb - Birmingham REP

George Orwell’s world-famous fable tells the story of a revolution and its aftermath. Re-imagined by an award-winning creative team, Animal Farm is a dynamic, daring and contemporary take on a timeless story.
(Relaxed performance on 3 Feb)

Fireman Sam: - Sunday 6 February - Birmingham Town Hall

When all of his friends go 09e4b56329a3c52cc84943d4576410fe.jpgaway, Norman Price decides to find adventure in Pontypandy and become the star of a visiting circus. But with a tiger on the loose and faulty lights, the adventure soon turns to danger. Can Fireman Sam come to the rescue and save the circus?​​​​​​​

The Smeds and the Smoos - 8 & 9 February (4.30pm and 10.30am) - Swan Theatre, Worcester

Music, laughs and interplanetary adventures for everyone aged 3 and up, from Tall Stories – the company that brought you ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’ live on stage.​​​​​​​

Peppa Pig's Best Day Ever - 12 - 13 Feb - The Grand, Wolverhampton

Prepare for the brand new Peppa Pig live show packed full of songs, games and laughter, it really is the best day ever for Peppa Pig fans!​​​​​​​

Animal Antics - 21 & 22 February - The Old Rep, Birmingham

A show packed with animal effects, music and laughter, designed to both entertain and educate using no live animals, stunning puppetry and special effects to bring incredible life-like and size animals and dinosaurs to the stage right before your eyes.  ​​​​​​​

Hurrah for the Pirate King - Wed 23 February, 2.30pm - The Old Rep, Birmingham

A swashbuckling adventure. Buckle yer swash ye Land-Lubbers - experience an operatic singing adventure created especially for children in a fun and inclusive way.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves - 16 - 23 February - Stourbridge Town Hall

Proceeds are in aid of Mary Stevens Hospice. Starring Beverley Knight MBE

Exciting Science - Friday 25 February - cbd41148cd7bd3e94972f9cc5942881c.jpgStourbridge Town Hall

With fun and fact-filled experiments, watch in amazement as we recreate a volcanic eruption, turn a vacuum cleaner into a missile launcher or take aim at you with our smoke blaster!​​​​​​​

Nick Cope (Nick Pope’s Podcast) - Sunday 13 March - MAC, Birmingham

Nick Cope’s live performances are legendary! He has a fanatical army of little and not-so–little fans from all over the world, if you haven’t heard his songs or seen his shows before come and find out what you’re missing.​​​​​​​

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe - 8 – 12 March -The Alexandra Theatre

Direct from London, the acclaim production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is coming to Birmingham. Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch. The nations favourite novel, now on the stage.​​​​​​​

Dear Zoo - 6 - 10 April - Birmingham Hippodrome

Rod Campbell’s much-loved lift the flap book has been a firm favourite with children and parents for nearly forty years. Lovingly adapted for the stage, his distinctive illustrations leap from the page in this colourful show packed full of puppetry, songs and, of course, all the animals from the zoo.​​​​​​​

The Sooty Magic Show - Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Busy! -Thursday 14 April (11am and 2.30pm)
Stourbridge Town Hall

Direct from their hit ITV series, Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV's Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and sidesplitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty's flying car, Soo's singing unicorn and Sweep's levitating sausage​​​​​​​.

The Dinosaur Show - Saturday 23 April (3pm) - Stourbridge Town Hall

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs...?! is the hit stage show starring dinosaur aficionado Professor Ben Garrod. Get ready to go on an exciting pre-historic adventure as Ben explores the biggest, deadliest and weirdest predators that ever roamed the planet. Yes dinosaurs such as Tyrannosaurus rex, Allosaurus and Spinosaurus would have walked or swam right where you are now!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Starring Professor Ben Garrod​​​​​​​

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