Performing Arts 2017

Performing Arts

27 Jun to 30 Jun

La Cage Aux Folles

Georges and the dazzling drag artiste Albin, star of la Cage aux Folles, live an idyllic existence in the heart of St Tropez. But behind the curtains of this sparkling extravaganza, all may be about to change.

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08 Jun to 29 Jun

Diddi Dance

Funky pre-school dance classes for girls and boys from 18 months to 4 years. At diddi dance we realise and encourage the endless enthusiasm and energy that toddlers have in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class.

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08 Jun

Powerplant

Led by the dynamo British percussionist Joby Burgess (whose credits include Peter Gabriel, Max Richter and Eric Whitacre), sound and video trio, Powerplant, present a lavish audio feast where the worlds of minimalism and electronica collide.

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08 Jun to 10 Jun

Running Wild

For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn't just another holiday with mum. It's a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit.

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09 Jun

No Woman's Land – Zoo Indigo

Drapped in the gallows humour of 1920's Kaberett, two bearded ladies entertain you in a digital landscape of past and present; they re-trace Lucia Rippel's footsteps, who violently expelled from her home in 1945 walked 220 miles with her two children across the fractured landscape of Europe.

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09 Jun

Signor Baffo

There's chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge. Expect plates-full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness, mischief and adventure.

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09 Jun

Streets Paved with Gold

Streets Paved with Gold is a short play written and performed by Victor Richards. The play is set in the present, but explores recent history from the 1950's onwards.

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10 Jun

Midwives On Call - Vamos Theatre

Aprons starched, caps ironed, sensible shoes polished, and a bottle of Wartime Spirit secreted in their trolley, our Midwives on Call are ready to respond at a moment's notice to any unexpected deliveries at Artsfest.

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10 Jun

Wolves Are People Too

Hansu-Tori bring the music from their critically acclaimed multi-discipline ballet/jazz/illustration performance piece ('Wolves Are People Too') to the Arena Theatre. Featuring some of the UK's most creative and in-demand improvisers, the band will perform all new original music from the show.

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12 Jun

Beyond the Water's Edge

Hear voices from around the world, distilled into poetry in this unique performance. Midland Creative Projects take the words of the world's poets and present them on stage with live music to create a celebration of our lives in all their forms.

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13 Jun

Kings X

American rock trio who blend big vocals, intricate grooves and heavy guitars.

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13 Jun

The Band – Levantes Dance Theatre

With striking aesthetics and a rousing soundtrack, THE BAND is a quirky, humorous display of desperate ambition and blind affection told through awe-inspiring dance, theatre and circus.

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14 Jun

A Grand Music Hall

Welcome to A GRAND MUSIC HALL. Come and join in the nostalgia as we transport you back to the good old days of the Music Hall.

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15 Jun

A Platform for Excellence: Energising Musical Potential

Lincoln Abbotts - flautist, composer, teacher, leader and Executive Director: Strategic Development at the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) presents his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor of Music Education.

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15 Jun to 17 Jun

Central Youth Theatre – Juniors

Central Youth Theatre presents a trilogy of shows: Macbeth for Kids, Romeo & Juliet for Kids and Peter Pan.

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16 Jun to 17 Jun

14/48 Wolverhampton

7 writers, 7 directors, a team of actors, designers, and musicians + 48 hours = 14 world premier plays.

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16 Jun

Live, Loud and Local

This year's annual gig is headlined by Birmingham band KIOKO; blending pop with reggae, producing catchy hooks and melodies they pride themselves on unforgettable live shows.

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16 Jun to 16 Jun

Reynard the Fox – The Fabularium

Come one and all to hear the tale of the woodlands' most infamous scoundrel!

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17 Jun

Illumaphonium

Illumaphonium is a dynamic and interactive, multi sensory, music making installation - the first of its kind.

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17 Jun

Origins - Enter Edem

Origins is a family theatre show, following a young girl called Madeline on a whirlwind adventure around the globe with eccentric Explorer Captain Pop.

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17 Jun

Sense-O-Matic

Come and explore your environment with the Sense-0-Matic, Victorian and steampunk inspired contraption.

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19 Jun

Country Nights

Where else can you listen to four live bands for a fiver?

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20 Jun

Performing Arts Taster Day

Join as at the Performance Hub for our taster day

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21 Jun

Stewart Lee - Content Provider

After four years writing and performing his TV show Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Content Provider is Stewart's first brand new full-length show since the award-winning Carpet Remnant World.

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22 Jun to 24 Jun

All or Nothing

This quintessentially British 'Mod' Musical celebrates the unique sound of the iconic '60s Mod band, The Small Faces.

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22 Jun

In Flux - Excavate

Three intertwined monologues with music and projections about borders and the Middle East; performed by a cast from England, Bakur, Syria and Iran.

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22 Jun

The Giant Balloon Show

The GIANT BALLOON SHOW will have the audiences in stitches and in awe simultaneously. Expect feverous balloon sculptures, high energy comic performance and of course the all-important giant balloon!

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23 Jun

Stomp-Style Body Percussion Workshop

Toe-tapping, chest-thumping, thigh-slapping and everything in between!

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24 Jun

Samarpan: A Celebration of Classical Indian Dance

Samarpan translates as 'dedication'. This evening of Indian classical dance, celebrates the dedication of its practitioners to its form present in the UK today.

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24 Jun

Wolverhampton Symphony Orchestra

A concert of Symphonic Music from Northern Lands.

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25 Jun

I Wish I could

'I wish I could' is a psychedelic, b-boy inspired, spoken word and interactive physical theatre piece exploring existentialism through rhythm and pace, intricate and harmonised body shapes with a dash of clowning.

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25 Jun

Pulp Function

Pulp Function take you on a journey through the last 50 years of popular music.

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27 Jun

The Murderer – Clown Funeral

In a world where citizens rehabilitate criminals, the Carer and the Murderer go for coffee and play badminton.

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28 Jun to 30 Apr

Avenue Q

Talented students take centre stage in their end of year musical.

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28 Jun

Comedy Double Bill: Dirty White Boys and Playlist

Join us for an evening of hilarity with Matt Watts: Playlist and the Dirty White Boys Sketch Troop. Playlist; A one-man genre-mashing, word-rhyming, storytelling show about music and relationships. Dirty White Boys; Imaginative, imbalanced and utterly imbecilic!

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29 Jun

Chokolatul

Chokolatul is an interactive devised theatre show about Sebastian H-W's bittersweet relationship with hot chocolate and growing up mixed race in the West Midlands

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29 Jun to 30 Jun

Out of Darkness – Flexus Touring Company

Grown from darkness, formed in nature, affected by nurture. At what point do we truly know what we are?

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30 Jun

She – Open Dress Rehearsal

She explores what drives us to violence when a woman with dark potential is pushed too far

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30 Jun

Back to Skool

'Back To Skool' offers an adult audience the chance to go back to school for a night of bizarre teachers and deranged lessons, ending with a proper disco.

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