What's On in the Midlands | September 2018.

13 August 2018

Autumn calls for cosier evenings and there's nothing better than checking out some fantastic productions around your region. The Midlands is no different and there are loads to see this Autumn (between September-November) for you to enjoy and Winter will be even better! I have the great opportunity of knowing what's performing in and around my city so I want to pass on the knowledge and excitement on to you guys. 

With that in mind, I've decided to great monthly type short guides to what is on in your region on a monthly basis. I love sitting with my diary at the beginning of the month and getting excited over what I've got planned. 

I've also left direct links to where you can book tickets for anything you fancy. Let's dig in and begin with September. 

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
23 August-8 September 
Birmingham Repertory Theatre

25-29 September
Theatre Royal Nottingham

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery is the next best thing from the people behind the multi-award-winning comedy The Play That Goes Wrong. Mischief Theatre has returned with their latest West End smash hit for audiences throughout the UK. 

This production is about a priceless diamond that has been entrusted to the city bank, an institution so corrupt that even their security guards are on the take? Can it be safely stored or will it all go horribly wrong? If you've seen work from Mischief Theatre before then you'll know not everything goes as planned and you'll have a fantastic night at the theatre. You won't want to miss this! 

The Play That Goes Wrong
3-8 September 
Curve Theatre, Leicester 

Hands down one of my favourite pieces of theatre ever and I'm delighted that they've returned to the Curve Theatre stage in September. If you are looking for a good night out that has you laughing out loud then The Play That Goes Wrong is the perfect tonic because it's a multi-award-winning smash hit comedy that also plays on Broadway and is already in its 4th-year in London's West End.  

The Play That Goes Wrong follows a 1920s murder mystery performed by The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society but as the title would suggest, everything that could go wrong with this..does! Prepare yourself for a night you'll never forget. You can read a previous review of this performance over on my blog here.

Flashdance The Musical
4-8 September
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 

This 80's classic has been embarking on a UK Tour for what feels like forever now and it'll soon be over, so you won't want to miss it on one of it's last UK dates in Coventry. It tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex (Joanne Clifton), a welder by day and 'flashdancer' by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance with Nick Hurley (Ben Adams) complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. It's a really fantastic musical, with tons of energy and phenomenal choreography. You can read my review of the musical here. 

Let It Be
11-15 September
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

The music of The Beatles is iconic and you'll be able to experience it all with Let It Be, a spectacular new concert that is jam-packed with over 40 of The Beatles' greatest hits! Let It Be comes directly from the West End and has been a hit show internationally too! It feels like you can be a part of their history without a time machine! The 60s will be alive at Nottingham!

Taj Express
11-15 September
Birmingham Hippodrome

Taj Express is a spectacular new musical that features songs from Oscar-winning composer A.R Raham (known for Slumdog Millionaire). This modern production will bring to life the kaleidoscopic colours of India onto the Hippodrome's stage direct from London. Taj Express is the story of young composer Shankar and his struggles with his music. It is only when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol A.R Rahman that he discovers his path to success in the world's most prolific film industry. It is set to an unforgettable soundtrack and will be a theatre spectacle you won't want to miss out on!

Shrek The Musical
11-23 September
Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Shrek is hands down a favourite animation film with most families so it's no surprise that the UK and Ireland Tour has been a record-breaker and is loved by its audiences. It's based on the story and characters from the DreamWorks Animation film. It's set to be a hilarious and spectacular production that is all-singing, all-dancing and a must-see musical comedy this Autumn. You may even recognise one infamous finale song that will guarantee have you out of your seat and dancing along!

Xenos - Akram Khan Company
21-22 September
Curve Theatre, Leicester

Xenos is a brand new production from the award-winning choreographer, dancer and Curve Associate Artist Akram Khan. This production marks his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece, Akram Khan will take to the stage alongside five world-class musicians. The title Xenos means 'stranger' or foreigner'. In this new solo work, Akram and his team of collaborators will draw on the archives of the 20th century, unearthing the experience of colonial soldiers in the First World War.  It looks pretty damn epic! 

Memoirs Of An Asian Football Casual
26 September - 6 October
Curve Theatre, Leicester 

A Made at Curve production with the theatre's home of Leicester at the very heart of it. We are taken back to the 1980's where Rushey Mead teenager Riaz Khan finds his place with Leicester City's infamous football hooligans, the Baby Squad. The multi-cultural gang advocate racial tolerance, where the only labels that matter to them are on the clothes. As the year's tick by and the casualties of football firms around the country increase, Riaz soon realises that the reality of belonging to a subculture of violence. 

What will you be seeing at the theatre in September?
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