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Legally Blonde, Beautiful, Gok Wan, John Bishop and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Kirsten Rawlins | Best of | Published:

After something to keep you entertained this weekend? From comedy shows, to musicals, R'n'B gigs to country and soul shows - there's loads to choose from.

There's loads to get up to this weekend

Below, we've hand-picked the best events taking place across the Midlands and Shropshire.

FRIDAY

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome

Beautiful

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

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.

Watch a trailer for the show here:

Beautiful Trailer

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Tickets start from £18.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

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John Bishop, Arena Birmingham

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John Bishop

Scouse stand-up comedian John Bishop comes to Birmingham this weekend on his Winging It tour.

The 50-year-old comic is best known for his appearances on shows such as The John Bishop Show, John Bishop's Only Joking, Celebrity Juice, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Top Gear, Mock The Week and John Bishop In Conversation With...

Tickets start from £28.93.

For more information, click here

Alexander O'Neal, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

R'n'B star Alexander O'Neal will perform for fans in Shrewsbury this Friday.

The 63-year-old star from Mississippi is best known for songs such as Never Knew Love Like This and Criticize.

See the music video for Criticize here:

Alexander O'Neal - Criticize

Tickets cost between £32 and £35.

Show starts at 8pm.

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Legally Blonde, The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Legally Blonde

Starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan, this smash hit Broadway and West End musical is based on the movie.

It follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. With trusty pooch Bruiser in tow, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back.

On Friday, tickets cost between £19.50 and £42.50 for the 5pm peformance, and between £22.50 and £44.50 for the 8.30pm show.

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Afro Celt Sound System - Birmingham Town Hall

Afro Celt Sound System

Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System is a European and African based collective.

They will be supported by The Dohl Foundation, with Johnny Kalsi, the UK’s most celebrated player of the Punjabi dhol drum, at the heart of their live show.

Tickets cost £28.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

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SATURDAY

Secret Affair, Robin 2, Bilston

Mod revival band Secret Affair come to the Black Country this weekend.

The London-based band, which formed in 1978, is best known for songs such as Time For Action, Sound Of Confusion and Glory Boys.

See Secret Affair play Sound Of Confusion on Top Of The Pops in 1980 here:

Secret Affair - Sound of Confusion (Rare clip)

Secret Affair will be supported by The Chords UK, formed in 2012 by Chris Pope, the chief songwriter/guitarist of the highly regarded late 70’s new wave pop act The Chords.

Tickets cost £17.50 in advance or £20 on the door.

For more information, click here

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Birmingham Hippodrome

Beautiful

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

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.

Shows start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

For more information, click here

John Bishop, Arena Birmingham

John Bishop

Scouse stand-up comedian John Bishop comes to Birmingham this weekend on his Winging It tour.

The 50-year-old comic is best known for his appearances on shows such as The John Bishop Show, John Bishop's Only Joking, Celebrity Juice, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Top Gear, Mock The Week and John Bishop In Conversation With...

Tickets start from £28.93.

For more information, click here

Billy Bragg: Bridges Not Walls, Birmingham Town Hall

Billy Bragg

Political activist and singer/songwriter Billy Bragg brings his Bridges Not Walls tour to Birmingham.

He will be supported by Sean McGowan.

Tickets cost £25.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

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Charlie Landsborough, Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Charlie Landsborough

Wrexham-born star Charlie, aged 76, has won Best Male Vocalist at the British Country Music Awards three times in a career spanning 30 years.

Songs he is best known for include What Colour Is The Wind, My Forever Friend and Love You Every Second.

Tickets cost £21.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

For more information, click here

Legally Blonde, The Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Legally Blonde

Starring Rita Simons as Paulette Bonafonte, Lucie Jones as Elle Woods and Bill Ward as Professor Callahan, this smash hit Broadway and West End musical is based on the movie.

It follows beautiful and popular sorority sister Elle Woods who loves to be pampered and is passionate about pink. When she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntingdon III for a more serious girlfriend she puts down the credit cards and picks up the books. With trusty pooch Bruiser in tow, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back.

Tickets for the Saturday cost between £22.50 and £44.50.

Shows on this day will take place at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

For more information, click here

SUNDAY

Gok Wan: Naked and Baring All, Birmingham Town Hall

Gok Wan

From his humble beginnings on a Leicester council estate, to becoming one of the country’s most recognised faces, fashion guru Gok candidly unravels his life to reveal everything he has not yet dared to bare.

See what the star had to say about the show in an interview from his living room here

Tickets cost £28.

Show starts at 7.30pm.

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Festival of Remembrance, Oakengates Theatre, Telford

Telford and Wrekin Council's annual Remembrance Day event returns this Sunday, in association with The Royal British Legion and Telford Christians Together.

There will be a parade of standards and one hundred names will be read from the Roll of Honour.

Tickets are free.

Event starts at 8pm.

For more information, click here

John Bishop, Arena Birmingham

John Bishop

Scouse stand-up comedian John Bishop comes to Birmingham this weekend on his Winging It tour.

The 50-year-old comic is best known for his appearances on shows such as The John Bishop Show, John Bishop's Only Joking, Celebrity Juice, Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Top Gear, Mock The Week and John Bishop In Conversation With...

Tickets start from £28.93.

For more information, click here

Flo AKA Floacist Of Floetry, Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

The Floacist. Pic: https://www.facebook.com/Floacist

One of the UK's most successful international Soul artists, FLO is bringing her unique blend of poetry and live music to Wolverhampton with a full live band.

Natalie "Floacist" Stewart is a founding original member of the seven-time Grammy nominated, platinum selling, UK-based international super group and Neo-Soul sensations Floetry.

Tickets cost £16.50.

Doors open at 7pm.

For more information, click here

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins
@kirsten_native

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and Native Monster. E-mail me kirsten.rawlins@nativemonster.co.uk, or phone 01902 319368

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