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Summer 2010 forthcoming attractions at

Musicals • Concerts • Comedy • Family Friendly

Welcome! Welcome to Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre and our latest wide ranging season of Live Entertainment. I am delighted that the Alex will play host to the Tony award winning Monty Python’s Spamalot for 4 weeks over the festive season. Full casting is still being confirmed, but I can reveal that Jodie Prenger will play the Lady of the Lake (excluding 20 – 26 December), and that Todd Carty will star as Patsy. If you would like to be first to hear the full cast schedule including who will be playing King Arthur, visit and sign up to our online mailing list or follow the links to join our Facebook or Twitter pages – we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we do!

If you are a regular theatregoer check out the benefits available through LiveCard, as there are great savings to be had on current and future bookings. Alternatively get a group of friends together and enjoy the great savings available when booking 10 tickets or more. I hope you enjoy browsing through this brochure as I am sure you will find something to suit every taste from Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show to Peppa Pig! I look forward to welcoming you back to the Theatre in the very near future.

Andrew Lister Andrew Lister General Manager

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Diary at a glance May



25 –29 Oklahoma! 30 Blue Mountain presents: Careful What You Wish For 31 Katy Brand’s Big Ass Tour

08 – 09 The Little Big Club 10 – 11 Rock Around The Clock 25 – 28 Alexandra Theatre Stage Experience 2010 presents: Fame – The Musical 30 Danger Mouse Saves the World

02 – 06 WBOS presents: Jesus Christ Superstar 08 S4K: A Midsummer Night’s Dream 08 Gordon Smith 11 Elvis on Tour – The 75 Special 12 Motown on Tour 16 Tell Me On a Sunday 19 Thank You for the Music 20 The Magic of the Beatles 23 In the Flesh – Pink Floyd Spectacular 26 Chris Addison 30 The Chuckle Brothers – Twelve Days of Christmas

June 04 Back For Good 05 Jake & Elwood The Best Blues Brothers Show in the World..Ever! 07 – 09 Dad’s Army Marches On 10 Tony Stockwell 11 One Night Of Queen 15 – 19 Derren Brown Enigma 20 The Real McCoy 21 – 26 Hancock’s Finest Hour 27 Zöe Tyler 28 The Wiggles Live in Concert 30 Jim Davidson

July 01 – 02 Mum’s the Word 03 In the Spotlight – Songs from the Musicals 06 – 10 Birmingham Stage Company presents: Horrible Science 12 The Coral 13 Remember When 17 Buddy Greco 19 – 24 Girls’ Night Out 25 Jazz Meets Jive 30 – 31 Abba Mania

September 04 – 05 Peppa Pig’s Party 07 Busting Out! 11 The Drifters 14 – 15 Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown 16 Colin Fry & Nicky Alan 17 Colin Fry 18 Colin Fry & TJ Higgs 19 UK BFF Body Building 22 – 23 Jason Manford 25 The Real Deal Comedy Jam

October 01– 02 The Armstrong & Miller Show 04 Essence of Ireland 05 Ross Noble 06 Magic – A Kind of Queen 07 Vampires Rock 08 Mark Watson 13 Sally Morgan – SOLD OUT 14 Kings of Swing 15 Bryan Adams – SOLD OUT 16 – 17 Postman Pat 25 – 30 The Rocky Horror Show

December 01 The Saw Doctors 02 That’ll Be The Day Christmas Show 03 Derek Acorah 07 – 01 Jan 2011 Spamalot

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Theatre Tours Have you ever wondered what its like to go backstage at the Alex? Why not book one of our upcoming tours? Each tour will give you a unique insight into one of the most historic theatres in the West Midlands. See the dressing rooms that have housed the stars, visit the backstage areas that are the workhouse of theatre life and finally step on stage* at the Alex and in doing so join with some of the greats of English theatre. Our upcoming tour schedule includes: Saturday 29th May Saturday 26th June Saturday 10th July Saturday 24th July The tour of the Alex lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours and starts at 10.30am. Tours cost £7.50 per person and can be booked in advance at the Box Office in person, call Ticketmaster and state theatre tour on the date you prefer or via For group organisers looking to arrange a tour for their party please call Groups on 0844 372 7272 or email *Access to the stage is not always possible due to visiting company policy.

If you like Take That, you will LOVE Back For Good! Featuring a feast of infectious feel-good favourites such as Relight My Fire, It Only Takes A Minute Girl, Everything Changes, Could It Be Magic and the heartwarming Babe, Love Ain’t Here Anymore and A Million Love Songs you will be putting your hands together to Pray that the boys are truly Back For Good!

Spend an evening in Chicago as Jake & Elwood explode on stage for their soul, rhythm and blues extravaganza. With their fabulous Black Rhino Band, stunning performances from the legendary Godfather of soul ‘James Brown’ and the sensational Charvelles, you will be dancing in the aisles within minutes and left with little doubt as to why this is hailed as …The Best Blues Brothers Show In The World…Ever!!!

Back For Good

Jake and Elwood

Friday 4 June 2010 7:30pm £21.00

Saturday 5 June 2010 7:30pm £19.50

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The boys are back in town! To celebrate 70 years of the The play features classic episodes hand-picked by Home Guard, Dad’s Army is returning to the stage with legendary writers Jimmy Perry and David Croft and a brand new adaptation of the classic sitcom. includes adaptations of their own personal favourites, Branded and Mum’s Army. Leslie Grantham will be putting his best foot forward as Pte. Walker while Timothy Kightley, who rightly won Sign up now for an evening of nostalgic pleasure handsome praise from the critics, will reprise his role as and madcap mayhem with the would-be heroes of Capt. Mainwaring. Walmington-on-Sea.

Monday 7 - Wednesday 9 June 2010 Mon – Wed 7:30pm, Wed Mat 2:30pm Mon – Wed Eve £14.00 – £22.00, Wed Mat £18.00

Psychic Tony Stockwell has been working for some 20 years, constantly striving to push the boundaries of his communication. In that time he has had umpteen television programmes and has taught at the most respected schools for mediumistic development. Legions of people have witnessed his unique gifts and can testify to what he does as truly amazing.

Celebrating 10 successful years One Night of Queen continues to rock sell out audiences worldwide, from the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, London to extensive tours of the USA. A stunning live concert featuring all the Queen classics; Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure and Radio Ga Ga. “Fantastic!” Sir Terry Wogan BBC Proms In The Park 09

An Evening of Mediumship with Psychic Tony Stockwell

One Night Of Queen

Thursday 10 June 2010 7:30pm, £21.00

Friday 11 June 2010 7:30pm £19.50

Hospitality The Alexandra Theatre has excellent facilities enabling us to offer you more than just a theatre ticket! Whether you are entertaining clients, friends or family, our venue provides first class hospitality. We can tailor bespoke packages to suit your needs for everything from birthdays through to corporate nights out. With exclusive use of one of our hospitality suites and a personal host on hand throughout your visit, we can guarantee you a truly memorable theatre experience. Contact Hannah James on 0121 230 9109 Email Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm

Be prepared for a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical experience when the master of psychological illusion returns to the stage with Derren Brown: Enigma. On this, the second leg of the tour which commenced in 2009, Derren will bewilder, baffle, bewitch and show why he is one of the country’s most revered live performers; a master of magic, mind control and psychological illusion. Not suitable for children under 12 years.

Derren Brown – Enigma Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 June 2010 7:30pm £30.00

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Nicholas Hennegan and the Maverick Theatre Company present

“A triumph…very funny. An evening I shall remember”

BBC Radio “The charm, the delightfulness and the laugh. A high achievement”

The Daily Telegraph

Hancock’s Finest Hour is set to be the Midlands theatre event of the year before a West End Run! The team behind Birmingham’s very own Maverick Theatre is back to present this hilarious tribute to Tony Hancock, one of Brum’s finest sons and recently voted Britain’s Favourite Comedian.

Tony Hancock is portrayed by another famous son of Birmingham, acclaimed actor Paul Henry, perhaps best known for his role as ‘Benny’ in Crossroads. Modern-day creations such as Alan Partridge and David Brent owe much of their success to Tony Hancock. Paul and the cast will ensure a night to remember for Hancock fans and lovers of comedy alike.

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 June 2010 Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Wed & Sat Mat 2:30pm Mon – Sat Eve £14.00 – £22.00, Wed Mat £18.00

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY Zoë Tyler, star of ITV’s daytime hit Loose Women and hit TV shows How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? and Any Dream Will Do with Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be starring for the first time in a one woman show in her home town. Zoë and her orchestra will be performing classic songs from past and present in a one-off performance in Birmingham only!

The Real McCoy

Zoë Tyler

Sunday 20 June 2010 8:00pm £19.50 & £24.50

Sunday 27 June 2010 8:00pm £19.50 & £23.50




Heartbeat Entertainment proudly presents The Real McCoy Comedy Xplosion!! The stars of the ground breaking TV series return for one night only after sell out performances in London. Starring comedy heavyweights Felix Dexter, Robbie Gee, Leo Muhammad, Eddie Nestor and Judith Jacob. Also appearing are special guests Slim and Mr Cee.

Join Sam, Jeff, Anthony and Murray and their worldfamous Wiggly friends for the happiest show in town. Everyone loves a circus and this Wiggly show has acrobats, gymnasts and dancers! Every second brings a new delight. On stage with The Wiggles will be Dorothy The Dinosaur, Henry The Octopus, Wags The Dog, Captain Feathersword and of course, The Wiggly Dancers.

The King of comedy is back with his most outrageous show yet! King Jim gives the crowd exactly what they want, with his latest stand up show filled with tales of wanton women, pointless wars and her Majesty’s troops. All rise and salute King Jim and let him show you how the world should be (if he had his way!) OUTRAGEOUS, CONTROVERSIAL, POLITICALLY INCORRECT........AND SHOCKINGLY FUNNY!

The Wiggles

Jim Davidson

Monday 28 June 2010 10:00am, 1:00pm & 4:30pm £16.00

Wednesday 30 June 2010 7:30pm £21.00

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Celebrating over a century of musical theatre, Faye Tozer (Steps, Tell Me On A Sunday UK Tour, Me & My Girl UK Tour) together with five of the UK’s finest vocalists, six incredible dancers and a sensational live band present the best that musical theatre has to offer. With a company of 16 performers, this promises to be an inspiring and uplifting evening of pure musical excellence. From Hammerstein to Sondheim, this brand new production smashes the mould of musical revue shows. The performance will see Oklahoma! Carousel and My Fair Lady share the stage with Wicked, Rent and Spring Awakening. Truly an evening that features something for everyone, this is family entertainment of the highest quality. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to join us for a spectacular, unforgettable performance. The West End is closer than you think – Book Today!

In The Spotlight – Songs From The Musicals Saturday 3 July 2010 7:30pm £21.00

Starring Tracey Shaw and ws Sally Ann Matthe

Five women …five stories…one common thread… a hilarious and intimate look at motherhood. Mum’s The Word has played eight record-breaking UK tours and a West End run. The award-winning, sell-out theatrical phenomenon is on the road again liberating, enlightening and educating, but mainly just washing the secret, funny, dirty laundry of motherhood in public for the very first time.

Following its very successful first appearance here last year, Neil Sands and his fabulous West End cast are back with their new 2010 production. Come and enjoy a wonderful afternoon featuring magical musical memories from 1940’s to 1970’s. Don’t miss this delightful trip down memory lane packed with great songs, stunning costumes and a large dose of Good Old Fashioned Fun.

Mum’s the Word

Remember When

Thursday 1 – Friday 2 July 2010 7:30pm £13.50 – £24.50

Tuesday 13 July 2010 2:30pm £10.00 & £12.00

Buddy Greco is the last original member of Sinatra’s Rat Pack. Hits including The Lady is a Tramp and Grammys made Buddy a Legend. Performing classics and recalling days with Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and other greats. Also featuring Lezlie Anders salute to Peggy Lee and The acclaimed Rat Pack is Back with EastEnders star Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr.

Kenny Ball is a legend. His landmark recordings, such as Midnight in Moscow, catapulted him to fame. The Jive Aces are the UK’s No.1 Jive & Swing band, renowned for their swinging music. Both bands will play their own sets comprising of some of the most popular songs in the jazz and swing songbook and then join together for a jam session. With special guest Keith Ball.

Buddy Greco

Jazz meets Jive – Kenny Ball & His Jazzmen with The Jive Aces

Saturday 17 July 2010 7:30pm £24.50

Sunday 25th July 2010 7:30pm, £18.00 Danger Mouse is a registered trademark of FreemantleMedia Ltd. Licensed by FreemantleMedia enterprises.

Fresh from a smash hit tour of the Southern Hemisphere which included Singapore, New Zealand and Australia Abba Mania embarks on a UK tour in 2010. If you’re looking for an excuse to party, reminisce or simply be entertained by the best music there has ever been, then Abba Mania is for you! Favourites including: Mamma Mia, Voulez Vous, Dancing Queen, Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper and many more.

This summer sees the return of the world’s number 1 secret agent. Danger Mouse bursts onto stage in his first ever theatre tour. This all new family show charts Danger Mouse from his early years before he became the famous crime busting crusader right up to 2010, when the then retired secret agent is called upon to save the world one more time.

Abba Mania

Danger Mouse Saves The World

Friday 30 – Saturday 31 July 2010 7:30pm £19.50

Monday 30 August 2010 2:30pm Children £10.50, Adults £13.50

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Based on the best selling books written by Nick Arnold, Illustrated by Tony De Saulles and published by Scholastic Ltd. Horrible Science is a trademark of Scholastic Inc. Illustration © Tony De Saulles 2009.

The Birmingham Stage Company presents

What are millions of animals doing in your kettle? Why don’t penguins get spots? Why do rabbits eat the same food twice? Why doesn’t the moon wander off? Could a 10-million-volt battery float over your head? And how long would it take for your heart to pump enough blood to fill the theatre?

and soon he is under attack from beastly bacteria, vicious volts and foul fluids! Will he regain control before it’s too late?! Using actors and jaw-dropping 3D Bogglevision, this astounding show has the awful answers – guaranteed to thrill you and your children!

From the acclaimed producers of Horrible Histories Billy Miller has no idea what’s in store when he enters comes the seriously squishy world premiere the crazy, awesome World of Horrible Science Horrible Science!

Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 July 2010 Tue 7:00pm, Wed & Thu 10:30am & 1:30pm, Fri 10:30am & 7:00pm, Sat 2:30pm & 7:00pm £11.50 – £15.50 See a trailer, reviews and photos at

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And now for something completely different... Audiences all around the world have been roaring with laughter since Monty Python’s Spamalot, by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, won the Tony award for Best Musical in 2005. Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table and features a bevy (or possibly a brace) of beautiful show girls, witch burnings (cancelled,

health and safety) not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people! This musical features hilarious songs including the nation’s favourite comedy song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. With more jokes than a panto and tights even tighter than Dick Whittington, get on your horse and make it your very own theatrical quest this holiday season! *Jodie will not be performing 20 – 26 December inclusive.

Tuesday 7 December 2010 – Saturday 1 January 2011 Week One: Tue – Sat 7:30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2:30pm. Week Two: Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Wed & Sat mat 2:30pm. Week Three: Mon – Thu 7:30pm, Wed, Fri & Sun mat 2:30pm. Week Four: Mon – Thu & Sat 7:30pm, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat mat 2:30pm Off Peak Performances: £17.00, £22.50, £27.00, £33.00, £37.50, £44.50. Peak Performances: £20.00, £28.50, £34.50, £39.50, £42.50, £49.50.

The perfect feel-good show for our times is back! Girls’ Night Out is a story of love, laughter and men in thongs, together with a great pop soundtrack that will have you dancing in the aisles.

break ladies only show.

Both funny and touching, we follow the boys from rehearsals to performance, as they prepare for the forthcoming ‘Feast of Flesh’ contest, which could turn Jane is preparing for the biggest day of her life and them from has-beens to heroes overnight. that wouldn’t be complete without a traditional hen SHEER ENJOYMENT No batteries required! night with the girls. Meanwhile Tony and the boys are Suitable for ages 16 + putting together the final touches of their make or

Monday 19 – Saturday 24 July 2010 Mon – Sat 8:00pm, Sat Early 5:00pm £12.50 – £23.50

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The Little Big Club - Live in Concert is heading to the Alexandra Theatre for the first time with a brand new singing and dancing stage show that brings together an ensemble of the world’s most popular and best loved preschool characters in one exciting adventure! The new 90-minute theatrical and musical extravaganza from Premier Stage Productions, sees Barney™, Bob the Builder™, Angelina Ballerina™, Pingu™, Fifi Forget-me-Not™ and Fireman Sam™ together on stage for the very first time and offers something younger members of the family will never forget! In a grand finale, all of the characters come together on stage with The Little Big Club band, to sing a reprise of The Little Big Club songs and celebrate that they and their friends in the audience are all members of the club together! So come along and be part of the magic……….

The Little Big Club Sunday 8 – Monday 9 August 2010 Sun 1:00pm & 3:30pm, Mon 1.00pm, £13.50 “A Rocking, rolling, rollercoaster of a show!” Las Vegas Press It’s time to Shake, Rattle and Roll all the way back to the fantastic 50’s! Travel back to the time of Teddy Boys, quiffs, brill cream, poodle skirts and blue suede shoes. Featuring a phenomenal cast of singers, dancers and musicians, Rock Around the Clock is a non stop hit parade of Rock and Roll classics that is guaranteed to leave you dancing into the night! This American Jukebox sensation has already wowed audiences all over the world and includes music made famous by Buddy Holly, Bill Haley and the comets, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Elvis Presley, The Platters, Jerry Lee Lewis and featuring unforgettable songs such as Great Balls of Fire, Jail House Rock, Blueberry Hill, Shake Rattle and Roll, Good Golly Miss Molly, Jonnie B Goode and many more.

Rock Around the Clock Tuesday 10 – Wed 11 August 2010 7:30pm £14.00 – £28.00

Alexandra Theatre Stage Experience presents

“a splendid night’s entertainment comparing favourably with many professional companies”

“It was the audience who were asking for more after this stunning production” “Top marks ...... for another terrific show!”

The Stirrer

Observer Quotes refer to Stage Experience 2009’s production of Oliver!

Music by STEVEN MARGOSHES. Lyrics by JACQUES LEVY. Book by JOSE FERNANDEZ. Based on a concept by David DeSilva. (Title song Fame written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore) This amateur production is presented by arrangement with JOSEF WEINBERGER LTD. on behalf of MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL of NEW YORK.

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The Alexandra Theatre is delighted to present our annual Stage Experience production returning for an EIGHTH year with the hit musical Fame! Stage Experience in an intensive two week programme that gives young people across the West Midlands a chance to train and perform in a professional theatre, under the guidance of our Director, musical Director and choreographer or

behind the scenes with our technical team. Seen by over four million people since the first professional tour in 1995, Fame! follows the journey of a group of vibrant and energetic young people studying at New York City’s High School of Performing Arts, who discover it takes more than just dreams to achieve their ambitions. Enjoy a night of Musical Theatre of the highest standard.

Wednesday 25 – Saturday 28 August 2010 Wed – Sat Eves 7:00pm, Sat Mat 2:00pm £13.50 & £16.50

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Production photos by Pete Jones

"One of the best parties I' ve ever been to" Newark Advertiser " Peppa Pig © Astley Baker Davies Ltd / E1 Entertainment Ltd 2003

Peppa Pig @Astley Baker Davies Ltd / E1 Entertainment Ltd 2003

Oink oink - it’s Peppa Pig! Peppa is a playful little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig. Through everyday adventures she plays games, makes new friends and enjoys her absolute favourite activity – jumping up and down in muddy puddles! Today it’s a bright and sunny day. It’s a very special day. It’s Peppa Pig’s birthday. Come and join the fun with Peppa and George, Suzy Sheep, Danny Dog and Emily Elephant. A charming, original and imaginative show, full of brand new songs, muddy puddles, and oinks! The BAFTA award-winning children’s TV show is recreated live on stage featuring beautifully true to life puppets, for the first time, from the producers of Lazy Town Live! and Roald Dahl’s The BFG.

The hit musical comedy direct from the Edinburgh festival. Now in the UK for the very first time, don’t miss the sell out show that has women cheering on their feet and men gasping with amazement. Join sassy songstress Emma Powell and charismatic comedian Bev Killick and see why over a quarter of a million people Down Under were blown away with their originality, audacity and truly jaw aching (and on occasion, knicker wetting) humour. Join our bosom buddies for an evening that’s part musical, part stand up, part theatre and part cabaret. You’ll be busting to tell your friends about the feel-good show of the year! “Tasteful, clever, liberating and laugh out loud funny” Daily Telegraph (Sydney) Warning: There will be a little bit of er... nudeness on stage, but let’s face it, we’re all naked under our clothes aren’t we and it will, after all, just add to the joy of the occasion.

Peppa Pig Saturday 4 – Sunday 5 September 2010

Busting Out

Sat 1:00pm and 4:00pm Sun 10:00am and 1:00pm £13.50 & £15.50

Tuesday 7 September 2010 7:30pm £18.00

As one of the biggest selling bands of all time, The Drifters perform some of the group’s biggest hits including classics such as Saturday Night at the Movies, There Goes My First Love, Under The Boardwalk, More Than A Number, Hello Happiness, On Broadway, Kissing In The Back Row and many more combining classic songs, new material, top flight choreography and world class musicians.

Roy Chubby Brown is back in town... Get ready for a barn-storming night of jokes, banter and hilarious mickey-taking from Britain’s most outrageous comedian, bar none! Laugh till it hurts as Chubby rips into his live audiences with a non-stop battering ram of laugh-out-loud comedy guaranteed! Get the hottest ticket in town but be warned – If easily offended please stay away!

The Drifters in Concert

Roy Chubby Brown

Saturday 11 September 2010 7:30pm £21.00

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 September 2010 7:30pm £21.00

The multi-award winning comedian and star of As Seen On TV, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo and The Secret Policeman’s Ball 2008 performs his exciting and hilarious show that will have audiences begging for more. Suitable for 16+ “Deserves a cult following” Scotsman “Very funny” Peter Kay “Hilarious” Johnny Vegas “Engaging and witty” Sunday Times

Following the resounding success of BBC One’s BAFTA-nominated Armstrong & Miller Show, Ben Miller (Moving Wallpaper) and Alexander Armstrong (Mutual Friends) will be hitting the road in Autumn 2010 and touring a brand new live show around all the UK’s major venues.

Jason Manford – I’m Turning Into My Dad

The Armstrong and Miller Show

Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23 September 2010 7:30pm £21.00

Friday 1 & Saturday 2 October 2010 8:00pm £21.00

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In 2010 Ross Noble returns. Ross follows the success of last year’s 160 date THINGS tour. Nonsensory Overload is Noble back fresh from his travels, not to mention his own TV show, doing what he does best; spinning forth hilarious nonsense for your amusement. Now is your chance to see one of the best live comics working internationally today. Prepare your brain for a Nonsensory Overload. Suitable 15+

Ross Noble – Nonsensory Overload Tuesday 5 October 2010 8:00pm £22.00

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Don’t miss one of the most celebrated Psychic Mediums Colin Fry as he delivers messages of love and comfort in his brand new Free Spirit Show. Be stunned by his breathtaking accuracy and compassion in this all new show as he conducts an evening of intimate communication with your loved ones. Psychic phenomenon Colin Fry of Television’s 6th Sense, Psychic Private Eyes, The Three Mediums and Colin Fry Live! Joining Colin on 16th September as his Special Guest will be top TV psychic medium Nicky Alan known for her appearances on Gloria Hunniford’s Angels and on 18th September Colin will be joined by TV’s top psychic medium Tracy Higgs best known for The Three Mediums and Psychic Private Eyes. Evenings of Mediumship are not scientifically proven and are presented for Education and entertainment purposes only.

Colin Fry with Special Guest Nicky Alan Thu 16 Sept 2010, 7:30pm, £20.50 Colin Fry 17 Sept 2010, 7:30pm, £20.50 Colin Fry & TJ Higgs 18 Sept 2010, 7:30pm, £25.00

The world’s favourite Rock ‘n’ Roll musical is back by popular demand! Follow squeaky-clean sweethearts Brad and Janet on an adventure they’ll never forget, with the scandalous Frank ‘n’ Furter, rippling Rocky and vivacious Magenta. Get ready for a night of fun, frolics and frivolity in this thrilling production of Richard O’Brien’s classic original script! Bursting at the seams with timeless classics, including Sweet Transvestite, Damn it Janet,

and of course, the pelvic-thrusting Time Warp, Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a nonstop party! Ready to thrill you with its frothy fun and naughty moments, this is the boldest bash of them all, so sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Don’t dream it – be it.

Be warned, this show has rude parts! “Fast, funny, sexy.” Daily Express

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Monday 25 – Saturday 30 October 2010 Mon – Thu 8:00pm, Fri & Sat 5:30pm & 8:30pm £14.00 – £33.50 Parental guidance advised for under 16s

Steve Steinman plays the supremely evil Baron Von Rockula owner of the Live and Let Die club. In search of a new bride. Along with Steve Steinman a full cast of superb singers, dancers and a formidable band blast their way through some of the greatest ever rock anthems including; We Will Rock You, Bat Out of Hell, Sweet Child Of Mine and I Love Rock n Roll!

The multi-award winning comedian and host of BBC’s We Need Answers, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, a Mock The Week regular and star of cult Radio 4 series Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better, Mark Watson finally returns to the road in the UK, with his most personal, most surprising and funniest show yet. Total sell-out seasons at the Montreal, Melbourne, Sydney and Edinburgh Festivals. Suitable for 16+

Steve Steinman’s Cult Rock Show Vampires Rock

Mark Watson Live Friday 8 October 2010 7:30pm £17.50

Thursday 7 October 2010 7:30pm, £21.00 & £23.00

Fresh from her new TV Series - Psychic Sally On The Road on LIVING TV, Britain’s best loved celebrity psychic returns by overwhelming public demand to tour the nation. Her reputation has been built from her close relationship with many high profile celebrities. Don’t miss this unique theatrical experience, which is both hugely entertaining and enlightening.

Fairies and fun, royalty and romance, magic and misunderstandings: A Midsummer Night’s Dream has them all and more. The Bard’s comedy gets a magical transformation from Shakespeare 4 Kidz. It’s enchanting musical entertainment for people of all ages because the most famous lines are woven into easy-to-understand modern language. Simply a dream come true.

Sally Morgan – Psychic Sally On The Road

S4K’s – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wed 13 October 2010 – SOLD OUT New date now on sale Wed 9 February 2011, £22.50

Monday 8 November 2010 10:30am and 1:30pm £17.00, Children £11.00

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In 1972 Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the West End stage. The Musical would never be the same again. Now this astonishing musical is back! Rice and Lloyd Webber’s famous rock opera highlights the political and interpersonal struggles of Judas Iscariot and Jesus of Nazareth. Based on the Gospel of St. John, it is an account of the last

seven days in the life of Jesus, beginning with the preparation for Jesus and his follower’s arrival in Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. Returning to Birmingham this November, WBOS’ imaginative and powerful new production reminds us that no musical before or since has been able to touch audiences with quite the same emotional impact.

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 November 2010 Tue – Sat 7:30pm, Sat Mat 2:30pm £13.50 – £19.50

Featuring original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings’, this electrifying show is a celebration of 50 years of Motown, with such classic hits as Baby Love, Dancing In The Street, My Girl, I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Reach Out and many more. This action packed show features The Love Supremes as well as The Tops & Tempts paying tribute to Motown’s legendary vocal groups. Roy G Hemming’s Multi-award winning

Motown on Tour

Friday 12 November 2010 7:30pm, £22.50 Elvis on Tour – the 75 Special! Who could imagine it! Elvis Presley at 75! Hard to believe but 2010 would have been that year! Elvis on Tour – the 75 Special featuring the multiaward winning Michael ’Memphis’ King & Steve ‘Hollywood’ Halliday,Orchestra & Singers on stage in a full evening show and the full history of Elvis and the atmosphere in America from 1956 onwards. This is a must for all serious Elvis fans and music fans everywhere. The impact on the world by Elvis in music, fashion and even politics just cannot be underestimated. Michael and Steve re-create the energy and excitement of an Elvis performance. Don’t delay, get your tickets now to save disappointment and hear those hits such as Don’t Be Cruel and Suspicious Minds belted out to perfection. This show is Pure Elvis! Pure entertainment! You must be there!

The original ABBA concert show celebrating 40 years of Abba hits. Now in its fabba-ulous 17th year, it has entertained the nation for even longer than Bjorn, Agnetha, Benny and Frida did during the 70s and 80s! ABBA meet the Bee Gees in this live spectacular featuring Mamma Mia, Stayin’ Alive, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Night Fever, How Deep is Your Love and more. . .

Elvis on Tour

Thank You For the Music

Thursday 11 November 2010 7:30pm £20.50 – £23.50

Friday 19 November 2010 8:00pm £21.50

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Join the authoritative Beatles live concert show as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four. The Magic of the Beatles superbly recreates their legendary live performances. Taking you from their Mop Top roots to the psychedelia of Sgt Pepper and beyond. Fantastic costumes, brilliant vocals and incredible musicianship Come Together in a lavish Magical Musical trip back to Yesterday.

The Magic of the Beatles Saturday 20 November 2010 8:00pm £21.50

A rare opportunity to see the definitive version of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s classic musical Tell Me on a Sunday. With a wonderful original score, featuring the chart topping song Take That Look Off Your Face, it is now remodeled for Claire Sweeney for 2010 with an exclusive new song, I Still Believe in Love. Tell Me on a Sunday charts the romantic misadventures of a young English girl in New York. Brimming with optimism, she seeks success and love. But as she weaves her way through the maze of the city and her own anxieties, frustrations and heartaches she begins to wonder whether she’s been looking for love in all the wrong places.

Daily Express (2003 West End production)

In The Flesh present an authentic excursion into Pink Floyd’s most creative period from the mid-Sixties to the early Eighties performing selected tracks from the classic-era albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn right through A Saucerful of Secrets, Atom Heart Mother, Meddle, The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and concluding with The Final Cut.

Tell Me on a Sunday

In the Flesh – The Pink Floyd Spectacular

“Combines elements of celebrity fall-out and Sex & The City. THERE IS NO ONE WRITING STUFF AS GOOD AS THIS IN MODERN MUSICAL THEATRE”

Tuesday 16 November 2010 7:30pm £20.00 & £25.00

Tuesday 23 November 2010 7:30pm £20.50 – £23.50

GET When the evil Jack Frost sneaks into Santa’s grotto and steals all the children’s Christmas toys for the festive season, Santa has to turn to some good friends for help. Santa Claus is assured that Christmas can be saved with the help of an intrepid duo that will be sent to help him. But who can it be? …Batman and Robin? ….Spiderman and Superman? … It’s better than that! …It’s Paul and Barry The Chuckle Brothers.

The Chuckle Brothers - Twelve Days of Christmas Tuesday 30 November 2010 7:00pm, Adults £17.00, Children £16.00



Great ticket discounts when you book a group of 10 or more Up to the minute information on shows and events Book Now, Pay Later and no booking fees The most out of your visit with a special occasion package Children’s Birthday, Office Parties or a night out with friends

Get it Together – today! Phone Birmingham Groups Team on 0844 372 7272 Mon – Fri 10am – 6pm, Email:

The Alexandra Theatre has joined with NCP to offer a pre-paid parking voucher at the Albany car park. The legendary That’ll Be The Day, the nation’s most successful touring production returns with a Brand New 2010 Christmas Show. Trevor, Gary and the gang celebrate the festive season by bringing on back the good times with a combination of their unique comedy routines mixed with all the best non-stop Christmas hits. Join in and treat yourself to an early Christmas pressie.

That’ll Be The Day – Brand New 2010 Christmas Show Thursday 2 December 2010 7:30pm, £19.50 – £22.50

Simply visit our Box Office before entering the car park and purchase a voucher that will allow you to enter and exit, eliminating the need to queue for the pay machine at the end of the evening. Vouchers are available up to 6 months in advance of the show until 7pm on the performance night and are priced at the discounted rate of £5.50 – a saving of at least £1.20. Terms & Conditions apply. Please visit our Box Office for further details. Pre-paid vouchers are non-refundable

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Telephone Call our combined 24hr Box Office and Ticketmaster number 0844 847 2293* (24hr booking line) *Calls charged at national rate, subject to bkg/trans fees

0844 372 7272 (Mon to Fri, 10am – 6pm)

In Person Visit the Box Office at the Alexandra Theatre Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm (8pm on event nights). The Box Office is located at the front of the theatre on Suffolk Street Queensway.

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An additional credit/debit card surcharge may apply for certain events when booking in person at the box office. We regret that we cannot refund or exchange tickets. The information in this brochure is correct at the time of going to print. The Alexandra Theatre reserves the right to make such alterations that become necessary. If you wish to comment on any aspect of your Ticketmaster or internet booking please call Ticketmaster customer services on 08444 999 999.

Where we are Car parking couldn’t be easier. We recommend the Albany car park which is only a 1 minute walk away on St Judes Passage. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Postcode for Sat Nav is B5 4AN.

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State the performance and choice of seats, enclosing a cheque or Postal order. Mail to: The Box Office, Alexandra Theatre, Station St, Birmingham, B5 4DS. Cheques should be made payable to The Ambassadors Theatre Group Venues. Please also include on the back of the cheque the 16 digit card number and expiry date and issue number if there is one.

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Alexandra Theatre Summer Brochure 2010  

A what's on guide to forthcoming events at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Alexandra Theatre Summer Brochure 2010  

A what's on guide to forthcoming events at the Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham