Midlands theatre round-up

Music, comedy and drama are planned during a busy week of shows at the region’s fringe theatres and arts centres.

Midlands theatre round-up

Stafford Gatehouse will welcome Beyond The Barricade tomorrow. The hit show recreates original West End/Broadway musical songs with amazing authenticity. It features a cast of past principal performers from Les Miserables during a blockbusting two-hour show and has become established as the nation’s favourite musical theatre concert.

There will also be comedy at the MET, with shows from up-and-coming stars. The venue has featured some of the biggest names in the business including Jon Richardson, Chris Ramsey, Greg Davies, Seann Walsh, Miles Jupp, Roisin Conaty, Charlie Baker and Gary Delaney.

Lichfield’s Garrick Theatre will feature Goldilocks and the Three Bears today as well as Mausoleum: Tales of Chaos and Claustrophobia, tonight and tomorrow. Mausoleum will give the audience the chance to enter into the frightening and fallow mindset of a group of refugees and migrants crammed into a container. 

BalletBoyz will feature at the Garrick tomorrow. The all-male company of 10 dancers are back with a brand new show for 2016, co-produced by Sadler’s Wells in association with Artsdepot.

Featuring two new commissions by Pontus Lidberg and Javier de Frutos the evening will take an elegant, powerful and sometimes provocative look at life and death presented in inimitable style.

Sutton Coldfield Musical Theatre Company will produce Hairspray from Tuesday until June 4. Hairspray is the winner of eight Tony awards, including Best Musical, and four Olivier awards, including Best New Musical. 

Bridgnorth’s Theatre on the Steps will feature tribute band Hats off to Led Zeppelin tonight and tomorrow. The official UK number one tribute to the Gods of Rock’n’Roll are returning to the venue for two nights. They are managed by Warren Grant, whose father, Peter, was Led Zeppelin’s manager.

Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy A Chorus of Disapproval will also feature at the venue from Thursday until June 4.

Albrighton Players will produce the show, which is about an amateur operatic society attempting to put on A Beggar’s Opera.

Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn will feature Midlands rock band Quill tonight before TV arts and craft performer Mister Maker follows on Saturday and Sunday. 

They will make way for The Sound of Music from Tuesday until June 11.

The new Gershwin musical Crazy For You will follow from Thursday until June 4.

Tickets for all productions are available from the respective venues.

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