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Foghorn Improv

Foghorn Improv: Singing in the Fog

Singing in the Fog
Thursday 24th April 8pm
The hills are alive with the sound of music as Foghorn will be ‘Singing in the Fog’. Join us as we create a musical spectacle from nothing but your suggestions. All singing, all dancing (well, perhaps not the dancing bit), musical feast for the eyes and ears. To help us, we have our very own band of merry music makers!

Holmes Alone

Holmes Alone

Thurs 1st May 8pm
It's the eve of the Great War & the great detective is on the cusp of retirement - and without Dr Watson. But a spate of mysterious deaths calls Holmes to the Sussex Coast, whereat Sherlock must face one of the deadliest foes he has ever encountered...

Wyrd Sisters

Terry Practchett's® Wyrd Sisters

2nd & 3rd May 7:30pm
Lightning flashes, thunder deafens as three eldritch figures gather around a caldron upon a blasted heath!Treason and treachery are abroad and this mismatched coven of Witches are soon to discover that bringing right to an unhappy kingdom is a lot more complicated than certain playwrights would have you believe…

Cake Charmer

Patrick Monahan: Cake Charmer

8th-10th May 8pm
Patrick Monahan is backwith his hit new show ‘Cake Charmer.’ ‘He storms the venue like a force of nature…effortless charm and bonhomie’ -Mail On Sunday.‘A wonderfully executed set from a talented comedian' - Broadway Baby.‘The same mix of control and on-stage charisma as a young Alan Davies’ - The Herald


Club Room Comedy - Barbara Nice (plus supports)

Monday 12th May, Doors 7.30pm
Local housewife superstar Barbara Nice is a gloriously unique stand-up, breaking the wall between audience and performer and making sure everyone leaves with a smile on their face. 'As hilarious as it is possible to get' (The Scotsman); ‘One of the nicest, funniest experiences at the Fringe’ (The Skinny)

Dan Whitehouse

Dan Whitehouse + Cole Stacey

Friday 16th May 7:30pm
(Rescheduled from 5th April)

Birmingham based singer-songwriter, Dan Whitehouse, is inspired by the human condition, our cravings, and the insides of the relationships we develop.
'Lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky' Music Week
'Sensational!' Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music
'Fresh and exciting' Jeremy Vine BBC Radio 2

QU Live

QU Live

Saturday 17th May
Doors 7:30pm, Performances at 8pm
Q.U. Live! is a musical theatre cabaret night showcasing new writers and performers. A brand new event to the Midlands, providing a platform for emerging writers of new musical theatre to share extracts of their work and for musical theatre performers from across the region to perform songs from new shows and little-performed musicals.

Foghorn Improv

Foghorn Improv: The Sherlock Tomes

Thurs 29th May 8pm
Stop in to Baker Street for an evening of Improvised Sleuthing! What dastardly deeds will Sherlock uncover in his quest? Will he avert Professor Moriarty’s fiendishly complex scheme? Will we unearth the true subtext of Holmes and Watson’s relationship? All will be revealed! Probably!

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Club Room Comedy - Paul McCaffrey (plus supports)

Monday 2nd June, doors 7.30pm
Star of Russell Howard’s Good News (BBC2) and Impractical Jokers (BBC3), Paul McCaffrey brings his own brand of cheeky, self-deprecating humour to the Old Joint Stock. ‘Destined to headline the main stage’ (Chortle); ‘Has charm, charisma and success written all over him’ (Evening Standard)



5th-7th June, 7.30pm (£10)
Old Joint Stock Theatre Company (Best Fringe Production 2013 – Central Region, The Public Reviews; Best Solo Production, Stratford-Upon-Avon Fringe) present BAFTA-winning writer Geoff Thompson’s chilling new semi-autobiographical drama charting a broken man’s journey through abuse, reconciliation and redemption. Abandoned and alone, he tells his story to a tape recorder in the hope of finding peace.

Avenue Q

Avenue Q

12th-22nd June

The hit TONY award winning musical comes to the OJST! Avenue Q is about real life; it's about finding a job (and losing a job), getting an apartment (and getting kicked out of your apartment), learning about racism, being different, falling in love, hangovers, and discovering the world.


Jazz in the Bar

Sundays 1-3pm; Last Wed of every month 7.30pm
Enjoy our jazz sessions with the best emerging talent in the West Midlands

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