SUMMER SCHEDULE: UNMISSABLE EVENTS IN THE MIDLANDS THIS JULY
The weather has left a lot to be desired this Summer so far!
We’ve rounded up our top events across the Midlands this July
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat
2nd – 13th July @ Birmingham Hippodrome
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sparkling family musical is brought to life in a colourful explosion of joy.
until 6th July at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Each year a daring and innovative programme of boundary pushing theatre, dance, comedy, circus, music, visual and performing arts takes place turning the theatre’s rarely seen backstages into a den of creativity, discovery and exchange where diverse cultures are celebrated.
1st july @ symphony hall, birmingham
3rd July @ ROYAL CONCERT HALL, NOTTINGHAM
Heralded as one of the finest voices of his generation, Kelly Jones will give audiences a rare opportunity to see unique and intimate performances across an evening of storytelling and song craft. Fans will be delighted to see and hear some of their favourite songs in a more stripped back environment.
Desert Island Flicks
5th July @ Derby Theatre
A blockbuster, adventure and rom com rolled into one, Desert Island Flicks sees two leading ladies reimagine, remake and spoof the most memorable movie moments of all time, taking on all the lead roles, stunts, and special effects!
6th July @ DERBY CATHEDRAL
Sam is a 24 year old singer/songwriter from Essex. He’s been performing since he was eight and he started writing his own music when he was just twelve. Intent, even then, on pursuing a career in the music industry.
Bassline Bible Club Tour
6th July @ Dryden Street Social, Leicester
If you’re into your bassline 4×4 organ classics this event is for you with some of the biggest names in the business
Alaska & Jeremy – The Amethyst Tour
10th July @ GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM
Klub Kids are bringing RuPaul’s Drag Race LEGEND Alaska ThunderF**k back for a very special full-length show with long-time collaborator Handsome Jeremy, on The Amethyst Tour!. Expect a quirky musical extravaganza where drag meets alien species!
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend
11th – 14th July
Birmingham Cocktail Weekend is a long weekend of sampling the best of Birmingham’s cocktail scene!
8th – 13th July @ THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
Welcome to the Club Tropicana Hotel- the 1980s answer to Love Island- where the drinks are free and the whole family is invited to join the ultimate holiday musical, celebrating all that we love about the 80s.
Set to the most iconic pop anthems of the era, performed live on stage, including: Just Can’t Get Enough, Take On Me, The Look of Love, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Relax and many more!
9th – 13th July @ HAYMARKET THEATRE, LEICESTER
22nd – 27th July @ Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Amelie is a new musical based on the much loved five-time Oscar-nominated film, and an ‘enchanting act of theatrical reinvention’ (The Los Angeles Times).
Unicorn & Prosecco Festival
13th July @ THE MILL DIGBETH
Unicorn & Prosecco Festival welcomes you to the ultimate combination of magic and happiness (and everyone’s favourite bubbly)
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival
12th – 14th July
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival is set in the truly beautiful and unique setting of Moseley Park, Birmingham. Every year, the park plays host to a weekend of blistering live music, attracting people from all over the world who gather to see International legends alongside the latest contemporary breakthrough artists from the world of Jazz, Funk & Soul.
15th – 20th July @ THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
Catch-up with all your favourite (and unforgettable) characters on a downtown New York street trying to make sense of life’s burning issues – like what do you do with a BA in English? How do you find your purpose? And is the internet really just for….nevermind.
The Color Purple
16th July – 20th July @ Birmingham Hippodrome
With a profoundly evocative score drawing inspiration from jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues, this moving family chronicle set in racially divided southern America, celebrates life, love and the strength to stand up for who you are and what you believe in.
17th July @ Patrick Studio at Birmingham Hippodrome
Thirty-eight of the UK’s best young dancers present a unique evening fusing contemporary dance, physical theatre and hip-hop. Botis Seva’s choreographic style combined with the young dancers’ energy and talent is set to produce an enthralling and energetic production.
18th July @ Derby Theatre
Hot off the back of a critically acclaimed debut at VAULT Festival & freshly reworked for Departure Lounge, Opal Fruits is an unreliable solo show about the fetishisation of the feral female – about working-class women and the trouble with 90’s nostalgia – spliced with stories from four generations of women who came of age on the same council estate in South London.
Scenes from a Brummie Iliad
19th & 20th July @ Birmingham Rep
The greatest epic poem of all time but as you’ve never heard it before – in a Brummie accent. Actor Roderick Smith (The REP’s I Knew You and Tartuffe, RSC’s Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost) has breathed new life into the classic story of heroes and gods whilst celebrating the local vernacular.
20th July @ Woolaton Park, Nottingham
The award-winning music event is Nottingham’s biggest party of the summer, with a fun fair, comedy stage and entertainers out and about in the crowd, as well as Gem’s popular Weekend Anthems silent disco.
19th july @ GLEE CLUB BIRMINGHAM
21st July @ GLEE CLUB NOTTINGHAM
Josh Wolf is a comedian, actor and NY Times Bestselling author best known for his work as a round table guest and writer on E!’s “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” He has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy, headlining stand up comedy tours across the nation.
Derby Caribbean Carnival
Watch the colourful parade process from Derby City Centre to Osmaston Park where a family fun day will be enjoyed by all ages.
#DXP19 Drag Explosion
26th July @ O2 INSTITUTE BIRMINGHAM
Hold on to your wig! #DXP19 is the most fabulous tour of the summer and will feature performances from some of your favourite queens, plus so much more!
Birmingham’s Food & Film Festival
27th July @ DIGBETH ARENA
Picture this: groups of friends relaxing in hot tubs, beds, bean bags and fluffy blankets, drinking fizz and craft beers, watching cult classic movies under the stars! We couldn’t imagine a more magical evening!
27th July @ Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Secret Symphony’s 50-Piece Limelight Orchestra perform all things space, stars and Interstellar. A soundtrack that includes ‘stellar’ covers of David Bowie, Coldplay, Beach House, Muse, Public Service Broadcasting, ELO, Pink Floyd, Emersson Lake & Palmer, Jamiroquai, Kraftwerk, Daft Punk, Elton John & Many More. Performed among an immersive light and special FX show, NASA footage, and maybe, just maybe under a full Moon!