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Stratford Playhouse
Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6LU 01789 333990
Saturday 9 November, 7.30pm
Animal Families And Me With Gordon Buchanan
Animal Families and Me promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globe trotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife all illustrated with his own film footage and photography.
Friday 29 November, 7.30pm
Christmas Crackers with Robert Ross
It’s Christmas - that joyous time of year when mince pies and mulled wine are shared over a few carols, and the whole family gathers round the telly to watch their comedy favourites.
Join comedy historian Robert Ross as he salutes these perennial holiday treats in an affectionate celebration, stuffed with rarely seen clips from the archives.
Saturday 30 November - Sunday 1 December
Dear Santa
A perfect introduction to theatre for those aged 2 to 7 years old, Dear Santa is a Christmas present children and parents alike will never forget.
Santa is determined to deliver the Christmas present to our little hero Sarah. But he doesn’t get it right straight away! With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve.
The story is are brought to life on stage, plus a whole lot more with music, laughter and plenty of audience participation. Plus, the opportunity to meet Santa himself and after the show!
Sunday 15 December, 3pm
Five Star Swing at Christmas Party Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic Big Band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole - jazzing up those Jingle Bells!
Friday 20 - Tuesday 31 December
Dick Whittington
It’s that time again for a magical adventure. Dick Whittington and his Cat is sure to bring a smile to your face this Christmas
- dancing, music and a lot of laughs it is a treat for all the family.
The Alexandra Theatre
Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
0121 230 9070
Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 November Billionaire Boy
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny and Horrible Histories comes this amazing new production of David Walliams’ best-selling story. Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 November
A Christmas Carol
Birmingham’s award-winning BMOS Musical Theatre Company returns to with a glittering production of everyone’s favourite Christmas musical, A Christmas Carol.
Tuesday 3 - Saturday 7 December
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming and hilarious musical, based on Dr. Seuss’ hugely popular best-selling books made famous by the film adaptions.
The Core Theatre
Theatre Square, Touchwood, Homer Road, Solihull B91 3RG
0121 704 6962 Saturday 16 November, 8pm
Geoff Norcott - Taking Liberties
Live stand-up comedy featuring Geoff Norcott plus his special guests. Tuesday 26 November, 7.30pm Malcolm Stent’s Songs of Praise Christmas Spectacular
Hymns, carols and songs with a comedy sparkle. This year bigger, better, shinier and even more Christmas-ness than usual. Friday 13 December - Sunday 5 January Robin Hood -
The Pantomime Adventure
This show is jam packed with daring duels, stunning sets, outrageous costumes and
a very merry man in a dress that will set your heart a quiver. Get into the festive spirit with this fun filled, fantastic family pantomime.
Friday 20 - Tuesday 24 December
Santa in Love
Following the success of last years show, Santa in Love by Steven Lee returns with another Christmassy visit to Solihull - aimed at the very young and their parents, making a wonderful start to a magical Christmas.
Warwick Arts Centre
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL 024 7652 4524
Sunday 17 November, 8pm
Lenny Henry Who Am I, Again?
Join the legendary Sir Lenny Henry as
he embarks on a brand new UK tour this autumn.
Lenny Henry is one of Britain’s best- known and celebrated comedians, with
a career which began with cult stardom
on children’s television to including writer, radio DJ, TV presenter, co-founder of Comic Relief and award-winning actor. Saturday 23 November, 7.30pm
Dr John Cooper Clarke
The ‘people’s poet’ Dr. John Cooper Clarke is back with a much anticipated and critically acclaimed new poetry collection The Luckiest Guy Alive.
This is John at his brilliant, and hilarious, best and this is a chance to see a living legend at the top of his game.
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 November
The Nutcracker and I
A new and innovative live family performance based in the magical Christmas story, for anyone who dares to dream.
Performing classics such as Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Flower Waltz, Alexandra Dariescu inspires the audience by telling us her own story as Clara from
little girl to concert pianist. She invites us to use our own imagination, to hope, work hard and never give up.
Wednesday 27 November - Sunday 29 December
Raymond Briggs’ Father Christmas Join Santa as he awakes from a dream
of sun, sea and sand only to find it is the busiest day of the year, Christmas Eve. Watch as he prepares his Christmas deliveries, feeds his reindeer and finally takes flight into the snowy night.
This heart-warming adaptation is full of merry touches with plenty of live music, songs and playful puppetry. It’s a perfect introduction to theatre for young children who won’t be able to look away as secret doors and hidden hatches are revealed in this beautifully visual show.
Warwick Racecourse
Hampton Street, Warwick CV34 6HU 01926 405560 Friday 8 November
Sporting Icon Day
An exciting day at the fantastic racecourse as they welcome the company of one of Britain’s most famous sporting icons on this unique raceday at Warwick Racecourse. Wednesday 20 November
Winter Warmer
Mulled wine and great racing , who needs anything else? A day of quality action on the track will be more than enough to get you in the festive spirit this November. As the days get shorter, and life gets busier, why not have a mid-week break and spend the day at Warwick racecourse watching quality racing?
Tuesday 31 December
New Year’s Eve -
Warwick’s Big Day Out
Join them for the last raceday of 2019 and celebrate Warwickshire’s big day out in the best way possible.
Live music, great racing and a fantastic atmosphere is an absolute certainty.
Enjoy the occasion in style with one of
our exclusive New Year’s Eve hospitality packages.
Packwood Lane, Lapworth B94 6AT 01564 782024
Tuesday 3 December, 9.15am - 11.45am Christmas Breakfast Tours
Visit for a delicious breakfast in the
Garden Kitchen Café followed by an early tour of the house beautifully dressed for Christmas.
Explore the house while we piece together the development of Packwood over 500 years and reveal how Baron Ash played the part of the Baron, the sheriff and host to royalty. Booking essential. Call 0344 249 1895.
We take great care in compiling the listings however, we recommend that you contact the venue in advance as events and activities may be subject to change

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