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From laugh-out-loud comedy to musical masterpieces, there’s so much going on in Birmingham and the West Midlands this week! Here are some of our top picks.


1. Lap of Shame by Frankie Boyle at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, 8-9 April

Get ready, Wolverhampton! Comedian Frankie Boyle is bringing his latest tour ‘Lap of Shame’ to the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. Known for his razor-sharp wit and no-holds-barred approach to comedy, Boyle promises a night of laughter that pushes boundaries and challenges the status quo.

‘Lap of Shame’ is Boyle's unfiltered take on the absurdities of modern life, politics, and society. He tackles controversial topics with a fearless comedic style that has made him a favourite among fans of edgy comedy. Secure your seats for a night that promises to be hilariously unforgettable!


2. Shrek the Musical at the Alexandra, 9-14 April 

You’ve been invited to the swamp! Based on the popular DreamWorks animated film, Shrek The Musical at the Alexandra is an ogre-tastic blend of humour, heart, and catchy tunes that promises to entertain audiences of all ages.

The production brings to life the quirky characters we all know and love, including the iconic Shrek himself, the feisty Princess Fiona, and the hilarious Donkey. With vibrant costumes, captivating choreography, and a wonderfully talented cast, the musical adaptation stays true to the spirit of the original story while adding its own magical touch.


3. UB40 at Utilita Arena Birmingham, 13 April

Get ready to groove to UB40’s legendary reggae rhythms as they take to the stage at Utilita Arena Birmingham next week! The Birmingham-born British reggae band, known for their chart-topping hits including ‘Red Red Wine’ and ‘Kingston Town’, is set to bring a night of unforgettable music and high-energy performance to Birmingham fans. You won’t want to miss a beat!