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Fancy some wonderful, feel good musical theatre?

Old pal of the blog Jamie Norgrove, Chair of top local performers Brownhills Musical Theatre Company contacted me yesterday afternoon to ask if I’d plug their latest show – the popular and fun Half a Sixpence – which looks set to be … Continue reading

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Make it Strictly West End with Brownhills finest – who are also returning home!

Martin Morris from the Shire Oak group on Facebook has drawn my attention to the fact that Brownhills Musical Theatre Company have their latest show ‘Strictly West End’ on this week at the Prince of Wales Theatre, Cannock.

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Fabulous at Fifty – local theatre going strong!

It’s good to see local theatre doing so well these days, with not one but great local companies staging shows in the coming weeks – last week I pointed out Brownhills Musical Theatre Company’s latest 9-5 was coming up, and today it’s the turn of Aldridge Musical Comedy Society who have a rather special anniversary this year and are putting on a show to celebrate it.

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The 9 to 5 is anything but dull with Brownhills finest!

Old pals of the blog and top performers Brownhills Musical Theatre Company contacted me in the last few days to ask if I’d plug their latest show – the Dolly Parton hit 9 to 5 – which looks set to be a real gem.

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Get mysterious and spooky with Brownhills finest!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company last to ask if I’d plug their latest show – The Addams Family – which looks to be a real gem.
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Last chance to book your tickets for a great musical by Brownhills’ finest!

If you’ve been considering going to see the wonderful Brownhills Musical Theatre Company but haven’t decided yet, tickets for their May show at Lichfield Garrick – Evita – are about 90% sold out, so this is your last chance to bag a seat to see one of the best musical theatre companies around.

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Book your tickets for a great musical by Brownhills’ finest!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company last week to ask if I’d plug their latest show – and I’m happy to do so!

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Beter late than never – Rock out with Brownhills finest!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company some weeks ago to ask if I’d plug their latest show – and I must confess, it totally slipped my mind.

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It’s time to put on the music… it’s time to turn on the lights…

There’s a great fun event taking place this Saturday that could be just the thing for a bit of light relief from all the election cobblers floating around at the moment – Aldridge Does Variety 2015 takes place this Saturday, 25th April 2015 at Aldridge Youth Theatre.

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Sisters are doing it for themselves!

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a few days ago to ask if I’d give their latest production – Sister Act – a plug.

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More great local theatre this week!

Recently I note lots of people complaining on the internet and in local papers that Walsall has no theatre, and somebody really should do something about it – what’s annoying about this is Walsall has 3 theatres (even more if you count the small venues in schools) and even more theatre companies, performing some top notch shows, seemingly unknown to many.
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Treat yourself to a bit of Broadway

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a few days ago to ask if I’d give their latest production – Brownhills Goes to Broadway – a plug.
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On Broadway – and I don’t mean east Walsall

Old pal of the blog and top local musical whizz Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a few days ago to ask if I’d give their latest production – Brownhills Goes to Broadway – a plug.
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You’d be crazy to miss this!

Lee Williams contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company late last week to ask if I’d give their latest production Crazy for You a plug – it’s running all this week until Saturday at Lichfield Garrick Theatre.

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The Tat Man cometh

I know it’s short notice, but there’s a great show going on this afternoon at 2pm in the museum at Lichfield Street in Walsall – ‘The Life and Times of the Tat Man’ is a continuation of the great shows created by Dave Calcutt, Glen Buglass and the team working on the history around the Bayards Colts.
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A century in 12 objects…

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Free talk on Heritage at Risk tonight!

Tonight’s talk is all about threatened architecture and heritage buildings in Ye Olde City, where there seems to be a more enlightened attitude than here in Walsall, where we regard heritage as merely ‘fuel’.
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Lichfield discovered – great events upcoming for 2014

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with lots of upcoming events for her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered.
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Bloxwich: men in tights!

I see that Glen, Dave and all the folk behind the wonderful Cart Before the Horse community theatre company have a great Christmas production on this weekend at the Bookmark Theatre, Bloxwich, which is situated in the new library.1397948_10152080882839101_1132516282_o Continue reading

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Desperately seeking… Bobby

Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company yesterday to ask if I’d put out this appeal for chaps who’d like to audition for the part of Bobby in the company’s next production, Gerschwin’s ‘Crazy for You’, to be staged at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre in May 2014.

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11pm, and still no sign of Dick

It seems Panto Season is coming a wee bit early to us here in Brownhills, as Aldridge Musical Comedy Society stage their latest show, ‘Dick Whittington and the Return of the Rat’ from Thursday 21st November to Saturday 23rd inclusive.

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Lichfield discovered – everyday objects tell wonderful stories tonight!

I see that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is going from strength to strength with her informal and fun Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered. Now they’ve got the basics sorted, the Lichfield Discovered Group are moving on to … Continue reading

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Not quite Halloween…

I had this publicity request in from Collette Mumford from Norton Canes Music and Drama Society – the group has a great reputation for local performances, and they’ve got a show on tonight.
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Best Footloose forward!

This is just a reminder to fans of the wonderfully talented Brownhills Musical Theatre Company that they’re rehearsing hard for their production of “Footloose’, which commences it’s run at Brownhills Community School Theatre next Wednesday.
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Everybody cut footloose!

Friend of the blog and stalwart of Brownhills Musical Theatre Company Jamie Norgrove has dropped me a line to advertise the group’s next show, Footloose.
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Some Mummers do have ’em

There is a long tradition in British history of Mummer’s Plays – folkloric parables, stories and satires – performed for the benefit of the working classes by mostly itinerant actors and Walsall has seen a revival of this very old tradition in recent years with the plays written by former Walsall Wood teacher and local arts supremo Dave Calcutt.
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Consider yourself… lucky to get a ticket

I nearly missed this, as nobody from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company sent me the publicity for their current production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, currently being staged at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
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Rhythm and Romance this weekend!

Hot on the heels of Whistle Stop West End, their hugely successful show last October, Brownhills Musical Theatre Company have been in touch to tell me that there’s a great show planned for next week, Rhythm and Romance, a concert showcase of music from the Great American Songbook.
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Time for a little Rhythm and Romance…

Hot on the heels of Whistle Stop West End, their hugely successful show last October, Brownhills Musical Theatre Company have been in touch to tell me that there’s a great show planned for next week, Rhythm and Romance, a concert showcase of music from the Great American Songbook.
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Calling all urchins!

Jamie Norgrove contacted me from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a couple of days ago to ask if I’d put out this appeal for young lads to take part in the company’s production of Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, to be staged at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre.
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All aboard for Whistle Stop West End!

I repeat the below post for the benefit of Brownhills Musical Theatre Company. Their show is on this week – tickets still available – and they’re getting rave reviews. Please, if you can, pop along. It’s a great show from a very talented collective.

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All aboard for Whistle Stop West End!

Jamie Norgrove, from Brownhills Musical Theatre Company has been in touch, to tell me that there’s a great show planned for next week, the 22nd-27th October 2012, at The Theatre at Brownhills School, Deakin Avenue, Brownhills.
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The Producers: Brownhills finest starts tonight!

If you fancy a good night out, why not give The Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a punt? This much-praised group stage beautifully produced, hugely entertaining, award-winning shows. This one looks set to be a real hoot. 1st – 5th May … Continue reading

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Fancy a laugh?

If you fancy a good night out, why not give The Brownhills Musical Theatre Company a punt? This much-praised group stage beautifully produced, hugely entertaining, award-winning shows. This one looks set to be a real hoot. 1st – 5th May … Continue reading

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…and now for something completely different.

Richard Poynton recently asked me to plug Walsall Operatic Society’s latest show on The Brownhills Blog, which I’m happy to do. This respected, highly successful local musical institution get good reviews wherever they perform, and I can’t think of anywhere … Continue reading

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