Once again we’re bringing you some of the fantastic events coming up in Birmingham. Whether it’s theatre, music or a great night out you’re looking for, Birmingham has you covered. The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed that the evenings are getting lighter and lighter, so get yourselves out and about and check out some of the incredible happenings in Birmingham this week!
Peter Pan Goes Wrong!
Mischief Theatre presents you with an awfully big adventure!
Currently performing in 5 continents and 35 countries, Mischief Theatre is fast becoming a global success and aren’t we lucky that this fantastic company has flown into our very own Alexandra Theatre!
‘Peter Pan Goes Wrong’ is the story of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society who attempt to return to the stage with their version of the boy who never grew up, yet as the title suggests, the riotous and chaotic happenings may just lead to their feet remaining firmly on the ground.
This is a show not to be missed and is suitable for everyone! Let’s see if we can make it to Neverland….
Rock and Roll Bingo at The Bulls Head
Combining bingo AND rock and roll music? GENIUS!
Dust off those air guitars and find that old bingo pen we all have at the bottom of the drawer and come along to The Bulls Head for a fantastic night of great music and bingo! Whether you’re a regular at the bingo halls or a complete novice to the game, the event is incredibly easy to get involved with and if the rock and roll anthems weren’t enough to entice you, it’s also completely free to play! There’s a cash prize of £25 each week up for grabs. Be sure to ‘rock up’ at 7pm to get involved!
The Bulls Head is incredibly easy to get to, just a 10-minute walk from The Library of Birmingham or five minutes from Five Ways Island.
*Event is over 18’s
Swan Lake at the Birmingham Hippodrome
Undoubtedly one of the critically acclaimed ballet pieces, The Birmingham Royal Ballet once again brings Swan Lake to life with true elegance and mastery. Coined to be ‘ballet’s greatest love story’ Swan Lake follows the story of Odette, a beautiful princess who is transformed into a swan by the an evil sorcerers spell.
The timeless story combines love, magic and tragedy and propels you into a world where everything is not as it may appear. The talent of The Birmingham Royal Ballet is bound to simply blow you away with their version of the enchanting piece, and with tickets starting at just £21.50 it would be wise not to miss this phenomenal opportunity to experience Swan Lake in all of its glory.
Asking For It at The Birmingham REP
Another show for you to get out and witness! The incredible adaptation of Louise O’Neill’s 2015 novel ‘Asking For It’ makes its UK premiere at The Birmingham Repertory this January. The play takes us to County Cork where a devastating violent act to a young woman causes her life to take an unpleasant turn.
‘Asking For It’ focuses on victim-blaming whilst looking at rape culture, which demands to be seen. This incredibly important and provocative piece offers an insight into the world of a victim, and how acts such as rape can have an overwhelming impact to every aspect of someone’s life.
*Please be aware this play focuses on difficult and sensitive subjects.
Birmingham Conservatoire Recital
Come along and join the exceptionally talented students of the Birmingham Conservatoire. The recital will begin at around 12:30pm for a lunchtime performance in the lavish Round Room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The performance itself lasts for around 45 minutes, but there is no requirement to stay for the full recital. Delve into classical pieces and immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings that the art gallery has to offer. The Edwardian Tea Rooms is also open for you to grab a quick drink and snack or serves excellent hot meals if you fancy something special after the performance. Truly a spectacular event!
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