Theatre round-up

A unique show, direct from sold out dates in London’s West End, will feature at Lichfield’s Garrick Theatre on Thursday.

Graeme Of Thrones will take members of the audience on a unique journey through the Seven Kingdoms.

Venue spokeswoman Rhiannon Brearley said: “Unhappy with how his beloved books were realised for the TV series, he has taken it upon himself to show you how it should have been done. He doesn’t quite have the same budget, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, but he’s sure George would approve – and that’s what matters. 

“Featuring a family tree wider than The Wall and more subplots than anyone can follow, it’s a rollercoaster ride of beheadings, incest and war.”

Music is also in store at the Garrick with jazzman Theo Jackson playing on Wednesday and Duets for Django bringing acoustic guitar tunes to the venue tonight.

Genesis tribute band Mama will play two shows at Bridgnorth’s Theatre on the Steps, with gigs from 8pm tonight and tomorrow.

Oakengates Theatre @ The Place, in Telford, will welcome musical theatre from Monday to Thursday.

Venue spokeswoman Debbie King said: “Taxi dancer Charity Hope Valentine continues to have faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments. She desperately searches for the young man to romance her away from her sleazy life and maybe Oscar is the man. 

“Featuring numbers such as Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life and There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This, Cy Coleman’s iconic score is expertly handled by The Arts Centre Telford’s senior youth theatre.”

Theatre Severn, in Shrewsbury, will welcome The Songs of Hollywood tonight when Liza Pulman, of Fascinating Aida, presents a musical journey celebrating the golden age of Hollywood and beyond. From As Time Goes By to Moon River, through Hitchcock, the romantic comedy and even the American western, she will be accompanied by Joseph Atkins and the Stardust Ensemble for a joyous evening not to be missed.

Edinburgh Fringe award winner Gyles Brandreth will follow tomorrow in the venue’s Walker Theatre. The wit and word-meister, former MP and Government Whip became a star as a Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter and panel member on QI, Have I Got News For You, Room 101, IT Crowd, Pointless and Countdown.

Venue spokesman Pip Bayley said: “Expect an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words.”

Theatre Severn will also welcome Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap from Monday to May 14. 

Mr Bayley added: “The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror, that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the suspicious characters reveal their sordid pasts.”

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