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  • Birmingham Fest 2019 (12th – 28th July)

    “Birmingham Fest” 2019 is coming soon! Bringing together a fantastic selection of the performing arts, Birmingham’s annual theatre festival returns for its seventh year. Every year dozens of artists and companies present a variety of shows over a two and a half week period. Pieces are presented from all over the UK and sometimes further […]

  • Victoria’s Diaries (14th July)

    Tell Tale presents ‘Victoria’s Diaries’ “It is worth being shot at to discover how much one is loved” Queen Victoria A special preview performance of Tell Tale’s new play to mark 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria. Hear her life story from summer holidays as a child and her loving marriage to Albert […]

  • UpDownSizing (16th July)

    Ginny Davis Productions presents ‘UpDownSizing’ A new one-woman comedy about the chaos of modern family life from previous Best Original Piece writer/performer, Ginny Davis. The kids have flown the nest so time to downsize. Mum’s packing. Husband is under her feet and it’s starting to rain. “Eminently entertaining. A wonderful confidence and natural gift for […]

  • Frankenstein (17th – 20th July)

    Blue Orange Arts presents Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It is 1818 and, as a bell tolls nearby, Victor Frankenstein’s monstrous creation explodes into existence. The eccentric scientist is horrified and flees into the night. His Creature is alone, lost and confused. As he makes his way through civilization, the Creature experiences the beauty of sunlight, the […]

  • He’d Murder Me (17th – 18th July)

    Baby Grace Theatre Company presents ‘He’d Murder Me’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, 1977. The North is in the grip of the Yorkshire Ripper’s reign of terror.   What is the identity of the murderer striking terror into the hearts of the community? Against the backdrop of suspicion and fear, […]

  • Go Japesh*t (20th July)

      Thespianage Productions presents ‘Go Japesh*t’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   Short-form improvised comedy with a twist! During ‘Japesh*t rounds’ the audience has the power to throw the players a real curveball. ENFORCE random accents, BRING IN a physical quirk, MAKE a celebrity appear! It’s fast, it’s funny, it’s a little bit tongue […]

  • Not Just William (21st July)

    Tell Tale presents ‘Not Just William’ “Stories are everywhere, William – you just need to know where to find them” Times are hard for the Shakespeare family. Young William is not having the happiest of birthdays until a simple errand sends him on an enchanted journey through a haunted forest and a magical graveyard where […]

  • Sundown (22nd July – 24th July)

    Taking Chances presents ‘Sundown’ by Darren Haywood Part of Birmingham Fest 2019 Sundown” is a moving drama about one person’s need to go somewhere specific at a defining point in their life. More importantly, a need to be there on their own. The problem is, someone else has exactly the same need at exactly the […]

  • A Matter of Law (25th – 27th July)

      Two Jens & Me Theatre Company presents ‘A Matter of Law’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   Male domestic abuse is not something that people often talk about however ‘A Matter of Law’ faces it head on.  Two Jens & Me Theatre Company are proud to present this exciting and challenging drama. The […]

  • Skin In The Game (25th – 28th July)

    JIH in association with Greenwich Theatre presents ‘Skin In The Game’   “He’s gonna get caught soon you know. So soon. Someone’s gonna say something. Someone’s gonna stop being scared of him.” Nechells, Summer, 2019. The family flat isn’t selling. Dad’s been moved into a care home that needs paying for. Three estranged siblings meet […]

  • The Winter’s Tale Revisited (28th July)

    SHOW CANCELLED BY COMPANY The Willmore Singers presents ‘The Winter’s Tale Revisited’   Part of Birmingham Fest 2019   This one hour adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale focuses exclusively on jealousy as a stark background for acts of domestic violence. Set in 2019 in the world of organised crime, where Leontes dominates through fear […]

  • We’ll Be In Touch (28th July)

    Joanna Gay presents ‘We’ll Be In Touch’ Part of Birmingham Fest 2019 Mickey and Spud have lived next door to each other most of their lives, they have no money, no job and no other friends to speak of but what they do have is a friendship like no other. Fed up with always feeling […]

  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (2nd – 14th September)

    The Hound of the Baskervilles – The Hit Farce This inventive and hilarious comedy mystery features 2 fearless actors playing every role in this fast paced farce. Cultural Highlight of 2018 – Mayor of London (Presumably drunk!)  “Fantastic, farcical, clever fun… a romp of a play.” Living Edge Magazine “The Hound of the Baskervilles is an […]

  • First Aid (23rd – 25th September)

    A Comedy Theatre Group presents First Aid  First Aid is a new play penned by Midlands’s playwright Laura Liptrot and takes a comedic look at what happens when a group of people are thrown together on a first aid course, to study a subject none of them have any knowledge about! Somehow each of them […]

  • Strange Encounters of a Social Kind (26th – 28th September)

    A Comedy Theatre Group presents Strange Encounters of a Social Kind  An encounter group sounds like a good idea. Arrange for an assortment of lonely people to meet up at the local community centre with the intention of making new friends. What could possibly go wrong? Each character that joins the group has their own […]

  • ​A State Of Mind (4th October)

    ​A State Of Mind is presented by Jay Adkins Directed by Mark Evans and written by Mark Evans and Jay Adkins. After the success of the 2018 Mind Magician Live Tour, Jay Adkins asks you to get ready once more for his State Of Mind Tour in 2019! A State of Mind Tour will see award-winning […]

  • Samantha Pressdee: Covered (10th October)

    The only thing crazier than Sammie was the welfare state supposed to be helping her! Getting your needs met in austerity Britain is a game of Russian roulette. Will she beat the system? ‘Excellent storytelling, very funny’ ★ ★ ★ ★ One4Review. ‘Cheeky jokes intertwined with a startlingly honest account of her struggles’ ★ ★ […]

  • Matt Hollins: I’m a Comedian, Let Me Out of Here! (10th October)

    Many years ago, deadpan comedian Matt Hollins got nominated for a coveted national comedy award whilst he languished as an inpatient on a Psychiatric Ward. A month later he was discharged and performed in the live final… and won it! Adding his name to a list of former winners including Rhod Gilbert, Jason Manford and […]

  • Jack the Ripper: The Victims (24th October – 2nd November)

    Blue Orange Arts presents – Jack the Ripper: The Victims 1888 Whitechapel, London… Five women brutally murdered… This is their story. August 1888, London sees the first of five brutal murders, the callous cruelty of which sends shock waves far and wide and etches the name of the most infamous serial killer into the minds […]

  • Ultramarine (8th November)

    The Seventh Wave presents Ultramarine Ultramarine With Very Special Guest John Biddulph London & Essex-based electronic duo Ian Cooper and Paul Hammond. Formed in 1989, their early releases were issued on the seminal Brussels-based label Les Disques du Crépuscule and shortly afterwards by Brainiak Records, a label closely affiliated to The Brain club (an early purveyor […]

  • Fiat Lux (9th November)

    The Seventh Wave presents An Evening With Fiat Lux With Very Special Guest tony adamo / ten:ten Live performance followed by Q&A   Fiat Lux — from the Latin for “let there be light” – were originally a synth-pop band that shone for a brief period in the ’80s. Formed in 1982 and hailing from Wakefield […]

  • The West Midlands Synth Network (10th November)

    The West Midlands Synth Network presents A Modular Meet and an Electronic Music Open Mic FREE event in November at The Blue Orange from 12.00 noon up until around 10.00 pm and it will include a Modular Meet (in the bar) and there will an opportunity for artists to play live sets / be part […]

  • The Millers Story (21st November)

    Clown Noir presents ‘The Millers Story’ Written by Simon Thompson and Directed by Eva Birdthistle The Miller’s Story. Is a ‘Priming of the Cannon’ adaptation based on Canterbury Tales by Chaucer. However as opposed to retelling the original narrative, here Simon Thompson creates a life for the Miller before his night of bawdy storytelling. Influenced […]

  • Aladdin (4th – 8th December)

    Affordable, family panto is FLYING into Birmingham this Christmas! Join Aladdin as he embarks on the adventure of his life, discovers the magic of the lamp and falls in love with the beautiful Princess Jasmin. Boo and hiss the evil Abanazar, before you sing, dance and laugh with Aladdin’s best friend, Wishee Washee. Will the […]

  • Tinder-Ella (10th – 14th December)

    The timeless tale of Cinderella…like you’ve never seen it before! Brace yourself* as adult panto comes to Birmingham’s Blue Orange Theatre for strictly one week only this December. Poor Tinders is navigating the perilous world of online dating, in search of her one true love. Will she meet her Prince Charming or will he be […]

  • George’s Marvellous Medicine (21st – 29th December)

    Blue Orange Arts presents Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky’s Grandma is a miserable grouch. George really hates that horrid old witchy woman. One Saturday morning, George is in charge of giving Grandma her medicine. So-ho! Ah-ha! Ho-hum! George knows exactly what to do. A magic medicine* it will be. One that will either […]

  • Toadally Free Comedy!

    “Come and Jam with the Frogs. Box of Frogs, Birmingham’s premiere improv troupe, hosts an evening of fun for all, on the third Monday of every month. Turn up, grab a drink, put your name in the hat, and perform! Each night will feature a short performance, followed by a jam hosted by the Frogs. […]

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