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The Wonder Stuff, Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Marillion and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Rebecca Stanley | Best of | Published:

From rock shows, to comedy gigs, 80s icons, theatre shows and talks with sport legends, there are loads of events to keep you entertained this weekend.

Miles Hunt and Jonn Penney

FRIDAY

Three Generations of Ska - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Three Generations of Ska

Various ska icons will take to the stage at Birmingham's O2 Academy this Friday.

The show features an exclusive performance from Stranger Cole, as well as the likes of Neville Staple and Christine 'Sugary' Staple.

Tickets cost £25.35.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac: 40 Years of Rumours - Town Hall, Birmingham

Rumours

Performing Rumours in its entirety, cover act Rumours of Fleetwood Mac are coming to Birmingham.

The album celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, featuring hits such as Go Your Own Way, Dreams and Don't Stop.

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Tickets start from £26.50.

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Turn Of The Screw - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Turn of the Screw promo trailer

Turn Of The Screw continues its run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre this weekend.

The show, that provided inspiration for gothic novel The Woman in Black, tells the story of The Governess and her experiences with the supernatural.

Read more: Turn Of The Screw, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - review with pictures

Tickets start from £14.50.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Wicked - Birmingham Hippodrome

Wicked comes to Birmingham Hippodrome April 2018

Hit West End musical Wicked continues its run at Birmingham Hippodrome.

The show is inspired by the classic novel and movie The Wizard Of Oz, and follows the story of Glinda and Elphaba.

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The two student witches, who attend Shiz University, strike up an unlikely friendship which is eventually torn apart by their differences.

Tickets start from £28.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Carl Hutchinson - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Carl Hutchinson

Magners Pub Comedian of the Year Carl Hutchinson is heading to Stafford's Gatehouse Theatre.

He has also performed with WWE Legend Mick Foley on his UK tour and Chris Ramsey on his tour The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television.

Tickets cost £12.50.

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Count Arthur Strong - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Count Arthur Strong

Comedy character Count Arthur Strong is set to appear in a solo show at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.

He will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking about the highlights of his glittering tv career, with many of his trademark stories.

Tickets cost £22.50.

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SATURDAY

The Wonder Stuff and Ned's Atomic Dustbin - O2 Academy, Birmingham

Miles Hunt and Jonn Penney

Stourbridge music icons The Wonder Stuff and Ned's Atomic Dustbin are teaming up to bring a joint-headline tour to Birmingham.

The two bands grew up alongside one another, in the heyday of the Stourbridge music scene, and their first ever live show together was on The Wonder Stuff’s Disco King tour at the Hummingbird venue in Birmingham.

The band's will be supported by special guest Graham Crabb of Pop Will Eat Itself.

Tickets cost £7.

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Marillion - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Marillion

Prog rockers Marillion are bringing their brand new headline tour to Birmingham's Symphony Hall.

The quintet are famed for such hit songs as Kayleigh, Lavender, Sugar Mice, Incommunicado and Warm Wet Circles.

Tickets start from £33.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Tiny Moving Parts - Asylum Venue, Birmingham

Tiny Moving Parts - "Caution" (Official Video)

Minnesota trio Tiny Moving Parts are making their way to Birmingham.

The band have recently released their fourth full-length album Swell.

Tickets cost £10.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Turn Of The Screw - Wolverhampton Grand Theatre

Turning Of The Screw

Turn Of The Screw continues its run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre this weekend.

The show, that provided inspiration for gothic novel The Woman in Black, tells the story of The Governess and her experiences with the supernatural.

Read more: Turn Of The Screw, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre - review with pictures

Tickets start from £14.50.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Henry Blofeld

Cricket broadcasting legend Henry Blofeld is set to meet fans in Stafford at his upcoming show at the Gatehouse Theatre.

The show will be jam-packed with unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch, as well as stories from the TMS box not allowed on the radio.

Tickets cost £20.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Wicked - Birmingham Hippodrome

Wicked

Hit West End musical Wicked continues its run at Birmingham Hippodrome.

The show is inspired by the classic novel and movie The Wizard Of Oz, and follows the story of Glinda and Elphaba.

The two student witches, who attend Shiz University, strike up an unlikely friendship which is eventually torn apart by their differences.

Tickets start from £28.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

SUNDAY

The Whitney Houston Show starring Belinda Davids - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Whitney Houston Show

Renowned vocalist Belinda Davids will be accompanied by the National Philharmonic Concert Orchestra for The Whitney Houston Show.

The two-hour production will cover a variety of the music icons' hits, such as I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, and more.

Tickets start from £28.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Alun Cochrane - Glee Club, Birmingham

Alun Cochrane

British comedian Alun Cochrane is set to bring his brand new headline show to Birmingham this weekend.

In 2004 Cochrane's first Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, My Favourite Words in My Best Stories, was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the Perrier Awards.

He has since gone on to appear on the likes of Mock The Week, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 Out Of 10 Cats and more.

Tickets cost £12.50.

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Andrew WK - O2 Institute, Birmingham

Andrew W.K. - Party Hard

Rocker Andrew WK is making his way to Birmingham.

The vocalist comes to the area with a full band for the first time in five years, ready to Party Hard.

Tickets cost £22.50.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

The Wonder Stuff and Ned's Atomic Dustbin - O2 Academy, Birmingham

The Wonder Stuff - The Size Of A Cow (1991)

Stourbridge music icons The Wonder Stuff and Ned's Atomic Dustbin are teaming up to bring a joint-headline tour to Birmingham.

The two bands grew up alongside one another, in the heyday of the Stourbridge music scene, and their first ever live show together was on The Wonder Stuff’s Disco King tour at the Hummingbird venue in Birmingham.

The band's will be supported by special guest Graham Crabb of Pop Will Eat Itself.

Tickets cost £7.

For more information, click here

Wicked - Birmingham Hippodrome

Wicked

Hit West End musical Wicked continues its run at Birmingham Hippodrome.

The show is inspired by the classic novel and movie The Wizard Of Oz, and follows the story of Glinda and Elphaba.

The two student witches, who attend Shiz University, strike up an unlikely friendship which is eventually torn apart by their differences.

Tickets start from £28.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_native

Entertainment journalist for Native Monster, Express & Star & Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@nativemonster.co.uk

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