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Michael McIntyre, The Band, Phill Jupitus and more: What's on this weekend in the Midlands and Shropshire

By Rebecca Stanley | Best of | Published: | Last Updated:

From comedy gigs to theatre shows, Shrewsbury Regatta, charity concerts and even an inflatable obstacle course, there's plenty to do this weekend across the Midlands and Shropshire.

Michael McIntyre

FRIDAY

Michael McIntyre - Arena Birmingham

Michael McIntyre

London comedy legend Michael McIntyre will bring his Big World Tour to Birmingham this weekend.

Read more: Michael McIntyre talks Prince William, arena tours, comedy inspiration from his family, and global success ahead of Birmingham shows

In the UK, Michael has sold over 1.5 million tickets to date, and continues to sell out arenas around the world.

The star is best known for his appearances on TV shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and more.

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Michael McIntyre will appear at Arena Birmingham from May 10 to May 13.

Tickets start from £40.45.

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Liza Pulman sings Streisand - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

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Liza Pulman

Fascinating Aida's Liza Pulman will pay homage to the music of Barbra Streisand in her new show heading to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre.

Accompanied by a life band, the singer and comedienne will sing a variety of the music icon's hit songs such as The Way We Were, Second Hand Rose, You Don't Bring Me Flowers and People.

Tickets cost £21.50.

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Sister Act - Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton

Arena Theatre

Final year University of Wolverhampton Musical Theatre students are set to perform feel-good musical Sister Act this weekend.

Based on the 1922 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sister act follows the story of Delores Van Cartier, who flees to a convent after witnessing a murder.

Deloris joins the convents gospel choir, and begins to find a new life for herself.

Tickets cost £7.

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One Woman Sex and the City - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

One Woman Sex in the City

Kerry Ipema is set to bring the characters of Sex and the City to life at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn.

Created by TJ Dawe, the show will celebrate what made the American comedy drama series so successful.

Tickets cost £17.

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The Band - Birmingham Hippodrome

The Band Trailer

Take That musical The Band continues at Birmingham Hippodrome this weekend.

Starring the winners from BBC show Let It Shine, the show follows five women who are reunited by the dream of meeting their favourite band

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The show features the music of Take That, Britain’s most successful boyband of all time, whose songs include Never Forget, Back For Good, A Million Love Songs, Greatest Day, The Flood, Relight My Fire, Shine & Rule the World and starring the winners from the BBC’s Let it Shine, Five to Five.

The Band's last performances is on Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Tickets start from £19.50.

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Strictly Abba - Theatre On The Steps, Bridgnorth

Strictly ABBA

Hit cover act Strictly Abba are set to wow crowds at Bridgnorth's Theatre On The Steps.

The show will see the band play a variety of the iconic music acts' songs, such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes It All, Mamma Mia, Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! and Money, Money, Money.

Tickets cost £13.

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SATURDAY

Narcos: Capturing Pablo and the Cali Cartel - O2 Academy, Birmingham

NARCOS: An evening of conversation on the capturing of Pablo Escobar and the Cali Cartel

Meet the men who were the inspiration behind hit Netflix TV series Narcos, as DEA agents Javier Pena and Steve Murphy visit venues across the UK to tell their story.

As two key players in bringing down the Cali Cartel, the agents have helped transform their tale into a new live show.

Come join them as they divulge information not seen in the series and have your chance to ask them questions on all things Narcos.

Tickets start from £34.25.

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Ink - The Flapper, Birmingham

Ink

Alternative rock trio Ink, featuring McFly's Dougie Poynter, will play Birmingham venue The Flapper this weekend.

The band, completed by Todd Dorigo and Corey Alexander

The band will be joined by support act Violet.

Tickets cost £8.

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Inflatable5k Obstacle Run - Wolverhampton Racecourse

Inflatable5k Obstacle Course

Test your athletic skill at Wolverhampton Racecourse with Uk Running Events' Inflatable5k Obstacle Run.

The course is packed with the some of the largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created suitable for all the family.

Tickets start from £26.50.

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Rock for Spon 7 - Robin 2, Bilston

Rock For Spon

Now in its seventh year, charity event Rock for Spon returns to the Robin 2.

The show, dedicated to former New Saints bassist and founder Andy 'Spon' Spencer, will host performances by the likes of Piston, 4Q, Wayne 'Boon' Jones and The New Saints.

All funds raised from the event will be donated to Compton Hospice.

Tickets cost £8 in advance and £9 on the door.

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Phill Jupitus - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus will bring his new show Juplicity to Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn this weekend.

The comedian became a familiar face as team captain on BBC2 pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which ran for 19 years.

He has since appeared as a regular guest on QI and Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo.

Tickets cost £16.50.

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Shrewsbury Regatta - Pengwern Boat Club, Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Regatta

Shrewsbury Regatta returns to Pengwern Boat Club this weekend.

The Regatta is one of the oldest events in the rowing calendar, having first been held in 1871.

There will be races for 8's, 4's and pairs as well as quad, double and single sculling boats. Competitors will include men, women, juniors and veterans.

Shrewsbury Regatta will also take place on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

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Fairport Convention - Forest Arts Centre, Walsall

Fairport Convention

Fairport Convention are set to wow crowds in Walsall this Saturday.

The band have been making music for over 50 years, and are credited with originating British folk-rock music.

This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of classic tracks and new material from the group's most recent studio album 50:50@50 celebrating their Golden anniversary.

Tickets cost £22.

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Telford Balloon and Kite Fiesta - Telford Town Park

Hot air balloon

Telford's night skies will be illuminated with flying objects over the weekend to celebrate Telford's 50th birthday.

Lindstrand Technologies will be bringing a variety of hot air balloons that will be floating above heads at intervals throughout the day as well as being tethered in the QE11 arena.

The flights will be followed by illuminating balloons bouncing to music on the Saturday evening.

Telford Balloon and Kite Fiesta will also take part on May 13.

This event is free to attend.

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SUNDAY

BBC Young Musician Grand Final - Symphony Hall, Birmingham

BBC Music Young Musician 2018

They have made it through four competitive rounds, and now three talented young musicians will each perform a full concerto in front of television cameras and a distinguished panel of judges to become BBC Music Young Musician 2018.

This year’s finalists will perform with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.

There will also be a performance by the 2016 winner, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason.

Tickets start from £10.

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Record and CD Fair - Robin 2, Bilston

Record and CD Fair

For lovers of vinyl, CDs and music memorabilia - head to the Record and CD Fair at Bilston's Robin 2.

Food and refreshments will be available throughout the event.

Tickets cost £1 on the door.

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Show Of Hands - Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Show Of Hands

Steve Knightley and Phil Beer will play songs both old and new at Shrewsbury's Theatre Severn this weekend.

Multi-award-winning, and with five sell-out Royal Albert Hall shows under their belts, the duo will be joined by special guest Geoff Lakeman.

Tickets cost £23.50.

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Breast Cancer Now with Pete Boddis Band and Freewheelin' Band - Robin 2, Bilston

The Pete Boddis Band

Bilston's Robin 2 venue will host charity event Breast Cancer Now this weekend.

Pete Boddis Band and Freewheelin' Band will perform at the show that will raise money for the UK's largest breast cancer research charity.

Tickets cost £5.

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Phill Jupitus - Stafford Gatehouse Theatre

Phill Jupitus

Phill Jupitus will bring his new show Juplicity to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre this weekend.

The comedian became a familiar face as team captain on BBC2 pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which ran for 19 years.

He has since appeared as a regular guest on QI and Alan Davies' As Yet Untitled, and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo.

Tickets cost £15.50.

For more information and to buy tickets, 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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