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Kendrick Lamar, Bars and Melody, Milton Jones and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

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

What's on this weekend

FRIDAY

Patrick Monahan - Glee Club, Birmingham

Patrick Monahan

Irish/Iranian comedian Patrick Monahan is set to bring his new tour Rewind Selector 90s to Birmingham this weekend.

Patrick's new show explores identity, fitting in and enjoying the decade, covering everything from drugs to technology.

Tickets cost £14.

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Kendrick Lamar - Genting Arena, Birmingham

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Kendrick Lamar

Seven-time Grammy-winning hip-hop Renaissance man, Kendrick Lamar, is set to bring his DAMN tour to Birmingham.

The show follows the release of his critically acclaimed fourth album DAMN; which features singles such as Humble, Loyalty and Love.

MTV named Kendrick the number one Hottest MC in the Game, on their annual list. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.

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Tickets start from £57.40.

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Dear Zoo - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Dear Zoo Live!

Timeless children's classic book Dear Zoo is set to make its stage premiere is Shrewsbury.

The production includes child-engaging puppets, music and lots of audience interaction.

Ticket cost £14.50.

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The Greatest Hits of Motown: How Sweet It Is - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Motown's Greatest Hits: How Sweet It Is - ATG Tickets

The ultimate celebration of motown is returning to Shrewsbury.

Fans can enjoy hit singles from the likes of Lionel Richie, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, The Jackson Five, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and many more.

Tickets starts from £23.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - ATG Tickets

Hit Stevie Wonder tribute show Signed, Sealed, Delivered is making its way to Birmingham.

Stevie Wonder is one of the most successful performers of the century, selling over 100 million records worldwide.

The show will feature back-to-back hits such as Superstition, Higher Ground, Master Blaster, Sir Duke, Part-Time Lover, Isn’t She Lovely, I just Called To Say I Love You and more.

Tickets starts from £24.50.

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Derek Acorah - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Derek Acorah

Medium Derek Acorah is set to bring his Love, Life, Laughter Tour to Telford's Oakengates Theatre.

Derek is best known for his work as a spiritual medium on hit show Most Haunted, and his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother in 2017.

Tickets cost £19.50.

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Mamma Mia! - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Mamma Mia! Pic: Brinkhoff Mögenburg

Hit musical Mamma Mia! Is heading to Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise.

Read more: Mamma Mia!, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - review and pictures

To date, it has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages.

Tickets start from £15.

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SATURDAY

Pop Divas Live - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

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With dazzling choreography, video and vocals - Pop Divas Live! Is coming to Shrewsbury.

The show celebrates some of the greatest pop performers of today; such as Meghan Trainor, Arianna Grande, Taylor Swift, Rihanna and more.

Tickets cost £15.

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Fastlove - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Fastlove - Promo video

Celebrate the life and times of George Michael with Fastlove, coming to Telford this weekend.

The show features a variety of George's biggest hits, such as Careless Whisper, Freedom, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Outside, Jesus To A Child, I Want Your Sex, Kissing A Fool and more.

Tickets cost £22.50.

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Bars and Melody - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Bars and Melody

Pop duo Bars and Melody are set to play Birmingham this weekend.

The former Britain's Got Talent contestants are known for songs such as Hopeful, Shape Of You and Keep Smiling.

The pair is made up of rapper Leondre 'Bars' Dervries and singer Charlie 'Melody' Lenehan.

Tickets starts from £28.15.

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Mamma Mia! - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Mamma Mia! Pic: Brinkhoff Mögenburg
Mamma Mia! Pic: Brinkhoff Mögenburg

Hit musical Mamma Mia! Is heading to Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Mamma Mia! is Judy Craymer's ingenious vision of staging the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs with an enchanting tale of family and friendship unfolding on a Greek island paradise.

Read more: Mamma Mia!, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - review and pictures

To date, it has been seen by more than 60 million people in 50 productions in 16 different languages.

Tickets start from £15.

For more information, click here

Keywest - O2 Institute 3, Birmingham

Keywest

Dublin rockers Keywest are bringing their headline tour to Birmingham this weekend.

The five-piece are best known for their singles Back Into Your Arms, Feels So Cruel, In The Fight For Love and Straight Through My Heart.

Tickets cost £15.

For more information, click here

SUNDAY

Chinese New Year Extravaganza - Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Chinese New Year Extravaganza

Chinese New Year lands in Telford with a unique and exciting show of cultural spectacle.

Witness the daring stunts of Chinese acrobatics alongside energetic kung fu performance, the ancient magic of Face Changing and more.

Read more: Chinese New Year: Top places to celebrate the Year of the Dog in the Midlands and Shropshire

Tickets cost £18.

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Erasure - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Erasure

Synth-pop duo Erasure are bringing their new headline tour to Birmingham this weekend.

The London band are best known for songs such as A Little Respect, Love to Hate You and Blue Savannah.

This tour comes in support of the band's 17th studio album World Be Gone.

Tickets start from £41.75.

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Serpentyne - Robin 2, Bilston

Serpentyne's third album The Serpent's Kiss. Pic: https://www.facebook.com/Serpentynemusic/

London rockers Serpentyne are set to wow crowds at Bilston's Robin 2.

The band formed in 2010 by members Maggie-Beth Sand and Mark Powell, inspired by a combination of folk, celtic, world and rock music.

Serpentyne will be supported by Merrie Noyse and Beatrix Players.

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

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Milton Jones - New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Milton Jones

Comedian Milton Jones is set to have Birmingham crowds rolling around in laughter this weekend.

The star is best known for his appearances on Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Live at the Apollo and more.

He won the Perrier comedy award for best newcomer in 1996.

Tickets cost £30.15.

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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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