West Midlands

  • theatre,  West Midlands

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: Fabulously Entertaining At The Wolverhampton Grand

    The Bilston Operatic Company bought the perfect pre- Christmas entertainment to the Wolverhampton Grand last night with their wonderful production of the much-loved classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The famous car was the centrepiece to a show that was ‘truly scrumptious’ in every way, from the performances, to the staging, the sets, the costumes, literally everything was pitch perfect. The famous story needs no introduction, we all know about the inventor Caractacus Potts, a widow with two children, Jeremy and Jemima, who love a rustbucket of a former racing car, and how Caractacus restores the car to it’s former glory, whilst also falling in love with the beautiful Truly Scrumptious.…

  • theatre,  West Midlands

    Strictly Ballroom The Musical Is Just Perfect Entertainment

    Strictly Ballroom is one of the most beloved, iconic films of recent years. A quirky love story in the world of Australian ballroom dancing, it had a little known cast and, at that time, a little known director, the soon to be massive Baz Luhrmann. It became a smash hit, with audiences delighted by its raucous Aussie sense of humour, and its great big heart. Now, in a new musical directed by the other Strictly’s Craig Revel Horwood, it is a smash hit once again, one that had its opening night at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre last night, and had the audience on their feet for a rousing standing ovation.…

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    It’s Astounding: The Rocky Horror Show is a naughty delight

    The ultimate in cult musicals returned to The Alex, Birmingham last night, bringing its unique brand of wicked naughtiness. Richard O’ Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a musical like no other, with an audience who heckle virtually every word, jump to its feet midway through to do ‘The Timewarp’ all the time enjoying every single mucky minute. If you’ve never seen it before, it’s a shock to the system, one that leaves you laughing out loud and gasping with shock. In short, It’s a hoot! Based on those late night double features that played at cinema’s during the 1950s, The Rocky Horror Show is a pastiche on B Movies of…