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9 Things to do in Birmingham: October 2022
Before Bonfire Night comes October. Read ahead for BrumHour’s pick of events in Birmingham (and at Black Country Museum).
Black History Month (1st to 31st October)
Across the UK and online
Black History Month takes place each October and features talks, walks, performance and conversations. Birmingham Museums is the starting point for a walk on 22nd October featuring Black Heritage Walks Network which begins in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Round Room on Saturday 22nd October at Noon.
Sister Act (4th to 16th October)
Birmingham Hippodrome, Hurst Street, Birmingham B5 4TB
Based on the hit film starring Whoopie Goldberg, Sister Act is now a hit musical featuring many original songs and is in Birmingham for two weeks at The Hippodrome.
Get tickets here:
Birmingham Comedy Festival (7th to 16th October)
The second city plays host to the UK’s second longest-running comedy festival with events at venues across Birmingham including two FREE Half-Dayers on Sundays.
A spokesperson for the festival said:
After our hugely successful yet slightly scaled back festival last year, 2022 sees us back to full strength with a fantastic fest’ that features loads of great shows.
There’s some big names, but the festival also continues to spotlight some of the very best talent coming out of the city and the West Mids. We’re also hosting more free/ pay what you want shows this year than ever before.”
Find out more about Jumprov at Birmingham Hippodrome below:
Book tickets here: bhamcomfest.co.uk
Fierce 2022 (11th to 16th October)
Across Birmingham and the West Midlands
Gabber, garbage, goblincore; children reading palms, teenagers singing songs about love and sex; scarecrows from France, wolves from Finland, an opera singing cow from Zurich, a giant latex pig from Tokyo and The Making of Pinocchio.
Just some of the delights of the 25th anniversary Fierce programme of over 50 events, including 9 UK premieres and 3 World Premieres by artists from 16 countries on six continents
Sinderella (14th October)
The Old Rep, 45 Station Street, Birmingham B5 4DY
Drag Race legend Detox and and more recent international Drag Race alumni Janey Jacke bring the filth to The Old Rep as part of this UK Tour.
The Old Rep says:
By invitation of Prince Charming, you are officially invited to The Royal Ball this Autumn as Adult Panto Tour return with the most magical, naughty tale of them all, Sinderella!
Tartuffe (14th October to 5th November)
Birmingham Rep, Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP
A 400-year-old story gets a modern day Birmingham twist in this RSC production presented by Birmingham Rep.
Tartuffe (Asif Khan) is a cuckoo in the family nest and until the head of the family works out what is really going on, he’s got his feet firmly under the table.
Book tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/tartuffe
The Osmonds – A New Musical (25th to 29th October)
The Alexandra, Suffolk Street Queensway, Birmingham B5 4DS
Written by Jay Osmond about the life of his own family, this story brings the Osmonds to the Birmingham stage in this new touring musical.
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Send in the Clowns (27th to 31st October)
The Old Joint Stock, 4 Temple Row West, Birmingham B2 5NY
The Old Joint Stock says:
Send In The Clowns are back again at the Old Joint Stock this Halloween with Frocky Horror Show! – an unmissable macabre drag celebration of spooky-ooky musical theatre favourites.
Black Country Living Museum’s Halloween Nights! (26th to 29th October)
Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Away from Birmingham is the Black Country Living Museum, capturing moments in the history of the Black Country, the West Midlands and Staffordshire. Join the fun of Halloween Nights at the museum during half term.