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Blue Man Group, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and more: What's on this weekend

By Rebecca Stanley | Entertainment | Published:

After something to keep you entertained this weekend? From cover bands, to theatre shows, vegan fayres to pantomimes - there's loads to choose from.

FRIDAY

Catapult Club feat. 14 Pieces - O2 Academy - Birmingham

The Catapult Club

The Catapult Club returns to O2 Academy Birmingham with a whole host of new live acts.

This show includes 14 Pieces, Override, Titans of Doom, Second Cities and Mystiek.

Tickets cost £7.90.

For more information, click here

Nearly Dan in Concert 21st Anniversary Tour - Robin 2 - Bilston

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Nearly Dan

Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker.

The band now in its 20th year on the road. Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam. Aja and Gaucho also featuring Donald Fagen’s classic The Nightfly.

Tickets cost £15 in advance and £17 on the door.

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Stick Man - Town Hall - Birmingham

Stick Man LIVE on tour 2017!

Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book Stick Man is coming to Birmingham this weekend.

The award-winning production features a trio of actors, and is packed full of puppetry, live music, songs and dance throughout.

Tickets start from £8.50.

For more information, click here

Blue Man Group - Symphony Hall - Birmingham

Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group come to Birmingham this week as part of a UK-exclusive Limited run.

Blue Man Group mixes art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology to create an unforgettable celebration of human connection.

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It’s an outrageous multi-sensory experience that has captivated more than 35 million people of all ages worldwide.

Tickets start from £28.

For more information, click here

Jack And The Beanstalk - Grand Theatre - Wolverhampton

Gareth Gates as Jack in Jack And The Beanstalk. Photo by: Jonathan Hipkiss

Jack And The Beanstalk continues it's extensive run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre this weekend.

The line-up includes singer Gareth Gates as Jack, veteran dame Ian Adams as his long suffering mother and self-confessed lazy cow Doreen Tipton.

Read more:

Last year’s panto saw more than 60,000 people visit the theatre, smashing all former box office records and grossing £100,000 more than the previous year’s production of Peter Pan.

Tickets start from £16.

For more information, click here

Tall Stories: The Snow Dragon - Patrick Centre - Birmingham

The Snow Dragon LIVE

From Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo, The Snow Dragon comes to Birmingham.

The story follows Billy, who on New Year's Eve is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon.

But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?

Tickets cost £12.50.

For more information, click here

Cinderella - Birmingham Hippodrome

Cinderella Trailer

Birmingham Hippodrome's pantomime Cinderella continues its run this weekend.

The show stars Beverley Knight in her pantomime debut, Suzanne Shaw, Strictly Come Dancing's Danny Mac, Birmingham comic Matt Slack, comedians The Grumbleweeds, comedy female impersonator Ceri Dupree and Phil Randall.

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Tickets start from £15.50

For more information, click here

SATURDAY

Jean Genie - Robin 2 - Bilston

Jean Genie. Photo from: https://www.facebook.com/GARSAPIA/

Billed as the world's number one tribute to David Bowie - Jean Genie is coming to Bilston's Robin 2.

Fronted by Bowie look-and-sound-alike John Mainwaring, the band perform hits from across the legendary musician's career.

Support comes from Purple Stereo.

Tickets cost £12.50 in advance and £15 on the door.

For more information, click here

Peter Pan - Theatre On The Steps - Bridgnorth

Peter Pan

Theatre On The Steps are bringing Peter Pan to life this weekend.

The story follows the magical journey of Wendy, Michael and John Darling as they follow Peter Pan into Neverland, where children never grow old.

There they encounter the Lost Boys, Indians and Mermaids in adventure after adventure.

Tickets starts from £9.

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VIP Music Fair - Slade Rooms - Wolverhampton

The Slade Rooms

The VIP Music Fair is set to return to Wolverhampton this weekend.

VIP has been in the business of running music related fairs for over twenty five years, and prides itself on allowing collectors to pick up great music at affordable prices.

You will be able to buy and sell anything to do with music at a VIP show - CD's, vinyl, DVDs, memorabilia, books, videos, cassette tapes, posters, T-shirts, programmes, badges, photographs, presentation discs, magazines, artwork, promos, tour jackets, accessories and more.

Tickets cost £2 on the door.

For more information, click here

Veganuary - Forge Urban Revival - Telford

Forge Urban Revival. Photo from: http://wave-length.wixsite.com/forgeurbanrevival

Join the people at Forge Urban Revival for a week celebrating vegan food.

Veganuary marks the launch of their extended winter vegan menu - where you can pick all of your favourite dishes.

This event is free to attend.

For more information, click here

Stick Man - Town Hall - Birmingham

Stick Man

Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book Stick Man is coming to Birmingham this weekend.

The award-winning production features a trio of actors, and is packed full of puppetry, live music, songs and dance throughout.

Tickets starts from £8.50.

For more information, click here

Blue Man Group - Symphony Hall - Birmingham

Blue Man Group at Birmingham's ICC. Pic: Jas Sansi

Blue Man Group come to Birmingham this week as part of a UK-exclusive Limited run.

Blue Man Group mixes art, music, comedy and state-of-the-art technology to create an unforgettable celebration of human connection.

It’s an outrageous multi-sensory experience that has captivated more than 35 million people of all ages worldwide.

Tickets start from £28.

For more information, click here

Jack And The Beanstalk - Grand Theatre - Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Jack and the Beanstalk. Picture by: Adam Fradgley

Jack And The Beanstalk continues it's extensive run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre this weekend.

The line-up includes singer Gareth Gates as Jack, veteran dame Ian Adams as his long suffering mother and self-confessed lazy cow Doreen Tipton.

Last year’s panto saw more than 60,000 people visit the theatre, smashing all former box office records and grossing £100,000 more than the previous year’s production of Peter Pan.

Tickets start from £16.

For more information, click here

Tall Stories: The Snow Dragon - Patrick Centre - Birmingham

Snow Dragon

From Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo, The Snow Dragon comes to Birmingham.

The story follows Billy, who on New Year's Eve is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon.

But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?

Tickets cost £12.50.

For more information, click here

Cinderella - Birmingham Hippodrome

Cinderella

Birmingham Hippodrome's pantomime Cinderella continues its run this weekend.

The show stars Beverley Knight in her pantomime debut, Suzanne Shaw, Strictly Come Dancing's Danny Mac, Birmingham comic Matt Slack, comedians The Grumbleweeds, comedy female impersonator Ceri Dupree and Phil Randall.

Tickets start from £15.50

For more information, click here

SUNDAY

St Petsersburg Classic Ballet: Swan Lake - Symphony Hall - Birmingham

Swan Lake

Acclaimed company Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet are set to return to Birmingham this weekend to perform Swan Lake.

Under the direction of Marina Medvetskaya, Saint Petersburg Classic Ballet has won plaudits across Russia, Scandinavia, the United States and now, the UK.

Tickets starts from £18.

For more information, click here

Nik Turner's New Space Ritual - Robin 2 - Bilston

Nik Turner's New Space Ritual

Nik Turner's New Space Ritual are set to take the audience at Bilston's Robin 2 on a journey.

The band play modern psychedelic music, to heal and raise spirits, consciousness and awareness, promoting communication and good times using multimedia sound, light and visual imagery.

Tickets cost £15 in advance and £16 on the door.

For more information, click here

Stick Man - Town Hall - Birmingham

Stick Man

Scamp Theatre’s delightful adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s hugely popular children’s book Stick Man is coming to Birmingham this weekend.

The award-winning production features a trio of actors, and is packed full of puppetry, live music, songs and dance throughout.

Tickets starts from £8.50.

For more information, click here

Jack And The Beanstalk - Grand Theatre - Wolverhampton

Doreen Tipton as The Lazy Neighbour in Jack And The Beanstalk. Photo by: Adam Fradgley

Jack And The Beanstalk continues it's extensive run at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre this weekend.

The line-up includes singer Gareth Gates as Jack, veteran dame Ian Adams as his long suffering mother and self-confessed lazy cow Doreen Tipton.

Last year’s panto saw more than 60,000 people visit the theatre, smashing all former box office records and grossing £100,000 more than the previous year’s production of Peter Pan.

Tickets start from £16.

For more information, click here

Tall Stories: The Snow Dragon - Patrick Centre - Birmingham

Snow Dragon

From Tall Stories, the company that brought you The Gruffalo, The Snow Dragon comes to Birmingham.

The story follows Billy, who on New Year's Eve is looking forward to the annual visit of the legendary Snow Dragon.

But when Billy bumps into some hungry wolves in the forest, New Year’s Day seems a long way off. How will Billy escape? And has he been naughty or nice?

Tickets cost £12.50.

For more information, click here

Cinderella - Birmingham Hippodrome

Audience Reactions to Cinderella

Birmingham Hippodrome's pantomime Cinderella continues its run this weekend.

The show stars Beverley Knight in her pantomime debut, Suzanne Shaw, Strictly Come Dancing's Danny Mac, Birmingham comic Matt Slack, comedians The Grumbleweeds, comedy female impersonator Ceri Dupree and Phil Randall.

Tickets start from £15.50

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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