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Beautiful, Paul Carrack, Sasha Velour and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

From drag shows to musicals, rock gigs, theatre shows and cover bands, there's loads to get up to this weekend across the Midlands and Shropshire.

FRIDAY

Teechers - Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Teechers, by John Godber, is a comedy about life at a struggling 'sink school' for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher.

This play will be presented by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park.

Tickets cost £16.50 or £15 for concessions.

For more information, or to book, click here

Poppyfields - Auditorium, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

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This dramatic love story centres around four main characters against the backdrop of a world at war.

It is set on the home front during the first six months of 1916, as young and inexperienced soldiers head into the horror that is The Battle of the Somme.

Tickets cost £16.

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The Style Councillors - Robin 2, Bilston

The Style Councillors are a full 11-piece lineup who replicate the finest from pop sensations The Style Council.

The band were formed by Paul Weller and Mick Talbot in 1983 after the demise of The Jam. The line up expanded to include master drummer Steve White and ex-Wham vocalist Dee C. Lee.

Their only number one album, Our Favourite Shop, will be played in full at the show.

Tickets cost £15 in advance and £20 on the door.

For more information, click here

Bobby Mair - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Canadian comedian Bobby Mair is making his way to Wolverhampton this weekend.

The stand-up star is best known for his appearances in The Hour, Russell Howard's Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, Virtually Famous, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Sam Delaney's News Thing, 8 Out of 10 Cats and more.

Recently, Bobby has supported the likes of Bill Burr and Doug Stanhope on tour, is currently shooting his first comedy series for VICELAND with his wife Harriet Kemsley.

Tickets cost £14.07.

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Sasha Velour - Nightingales, Birmingham

Fans in Birmingham will be So Emotional when Sasha Velour brings her first UK headline tour to Nightingales.

The Brooklyn-based drag queen, played by Alexander Hedges Steinberg, won season nine of RuPaul's Drag Race alongside the likes of Alexis Michelle, Trinity Taylor, Peppermint, Aja, Valentina and Shea Coulee.

Steinberg founded Velour, The Drag Magazine and produces monthly drag show Nightgowns.

Read more: RuPaul's Drag Race stars heading to the Midlands - test your knowledge on the reality show in our quiz

Sasha will be supported by drag sensation Hungry and Birmingham queen Boo Sutcliffe. Birmingham DJ Elliott Barnicle will also be providing entertainment at the event.

Tickets starts from £15.

For more information, click here

Katherine Ryan - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Katherine Ryan is heading to Birmingham as part of her Glitter Room tour.

The 34-year-old comedy star is best known for her appearances on Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, QI and more.

Katherine recently garnered rave reviews as the presenter and writer of Channel 4's critically acclaimed prime time series, How Did You Get So Rich?

Tickets cost £24.50.

For more information, click here

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Birmingham Hippodrome

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See the story of iconic singer/songwriter Carole King in this critically-acclaimed musical coming to Birmingham.

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

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Expect to hear favourites by the star, such as A Natural Woman, It's Too Late, You've Got A Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and, of course, Beautiful.

Tickets start from £18.

For more information, click here

SATURDAY

Macka B - Robin 2, Bilston

Macka B returns to the venue that kick-started his career 34 years ago for a show this weekend.

The reggae party will celebrate Macka B's, Bob Marley's, Dennis Brown's and John McLean's birthdays; with music supplied by Wassife Showcase, Skippy and Lippy, and Captain and Country Judah.

Tickets cost £15 in advance and £20 on the door.

For more information, click here

Boxstock 2018: Cigar Box Guitar Festival - Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

Celebrate all things cigar box guitar this weekend at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms.

The cigar box guitar is a primitive chordophone that uses an empty cigar box as a resonator. The earliest had one or two strings, and the instrument is currently experiencing a modern revival due to interest in jug bands and DIY culture.

Tickets cost £12.

For more information, click here

Paul Carrack - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Legendary Ace, Squeeze, and Mike & The Mechanics frontman Paul Carrack is set to wow crowds in Birmingham this weekend.

His songs have been performed but the likes of The Eagles, Diana Ross and Tom Jones. He is also constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, and has recorded and toured with Elton John, Van Morrison, Roger Waters, BB King and Eric Clapton.

Tickets starts from £35.50.

For more information, click here

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Birmingham Hippodrome

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical audience reactions

See the story of iconic singer/songwriter Carole King in this critically-acclaimed musical coming to Birmingham.

Beautiful tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

Expect to hear favourites by the star, such as A Natural Woman, It's Too Late, You've Got A Friend, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and, of course, Beautiful.

Tickets start from £18.

For more information, click here

Teechers - Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Teechers, by John Godber, is a comedy about life at a struggling 'sink school' for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher.

This play will be presented by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £16.50 or £15 for concessions.

For more information, or to book, click here

Poppyfields - Auditorium, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

This dramatic love story centres around four main characters against the backdrop of a world at war.

It is set on the home front during the first six months of 1916, as young and inexperienced soldiers head into the horror that is The Battle of the Somme.

Tickets cost £16.

For more information, click here

SUNDAY

Iain Stirling - Glee Club, Birmingham

Iain Stirling is back after a summer narrating smash hit Love Island for a show at Birmingham's Glee Club.

The BAFTA Award-winning comedian has previously sold out his entire Edinburgh Fringe run; and is best known for his appearances on Virtually Famous, Drunk History, Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Russell Howard’s Good News, Sweat the Small Stuff, Fake Reaction and Safe Word.

Tickets cost £12.

For more information, click here

Crowded Scouse feat. Shannon M - Robin 2, Bilston

Varied cover band Crowded Scouse are heading to Bilston's Robin 2 this weekend, with support from Shannon M.

The quintent cover a variety of songs from musicians and bands such as AC/DC, Crowded House and Natalie Imbruglia.

Tickets cost £10 in advance and £12 on the door.

For more information, click here

Nathan Carter - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Country singer Nathan Carter is set to dazzle crowds at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre.

Irish media nominates him as one of the biggest stars of the genre of music known as Country and Irish, a special genre of country with Celtic influences.

Nathan has released a whopping nine studio albums, four live albums and four live DVDs.

Tickets starts from £12.90.

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From The Cast of Les Miserables and Book of Mormon - Pizza Express, Birmingham

Cast members from two of London’s most popular and lauded musicals come together to present a fantastically varied and entertaining night of music.

The evening ill comprise of a variety of musical numbers from both Les Miserables and the Book of Mormon, and many others.

Tickets cost £20.

For more information, click here

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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