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Optician Awards: Hilton Birmingham Metropole, 7:30pm, Saturday 14th April

The Optician Awards has been established for over 20 years and is the highlight of the year for Optical practices, attracting the UK’s most talented Opticians, teams and companies. By attending the awards in Birmingham, you will have the opportunity to network with over 500 fellow Opticians.
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Theatre: Wicked- Birmingham Hippodrome, 7:30pm, Saturday 14th April

The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman

Theatre: Macbeth- The Old Rep Theatre, 7:30pm, Saturday 14th April

The National Production Company bring to the stage William Shakespeare's Macbeth. A war on Macbeth is told by three sisters that he is fated to become King of Scotland so beginning a series of events that lead to the destruction of Kings, friends, and souls as he, and his Lady, try to cling to the tainted crown.

Theatre: Spamalot- The Core Theatre, 7:30pm, Saturday 14th April

The award-winning Peterbrook Players proudly present Monty Python’s Spamalot, a new musical lovingly ripped off from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail and taken from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

Music: Arcade Fire- The Genting Arena, 7:30pm, Sunday 15th April

Following an acclaimed run of shows across the UK and Europe this summer, Arcade Fire have announced a headline tour for Spring 2018, which will see “one of the most popular and essential bands of the century” (NME) play dates across the UK including a night at Birmingham’s Genting Arena.

Film: Live in HD- Luisa Miller- mac Birmingham, 5:30pm, Saturday 14th April

Heart-wrenching tragedy based on Friedrich Schiller’s novel Intrigue and Love. The young maiden Luisa loves Rodolfo, unaware that he is actually the son of the local lord. An unscrupulous rival for her affections tells her father of Rodolfo’s true identity, turning the old man against him.

Theatre: Suddenly at home- Highbury Little Theatre, 7:30pm, Saturday 14th April

Francis Durbridge's play, Suddenly At Home, is a thriller for four men and four women. When Glenn Howard, a busy executive, decides to get rid of his wealthy wife Maggie, firstly to enjoy her money, secondly to avoid spending the rest of his life in boring luxury in remote Bermuda, and thirdly to free himself for another woman, he works out a complicated and devious plan to keep himself in the clear.

Rock & Pop: Elkie Brooks- Town Hall, 7:30pm, Saturday 14th April

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie Brooks does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound. It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised.

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