This valentines day, we are delving into the different types of love that we can all relate to this February 14th. Love is intertwined into theatre in a multitude of ways and we want to take a look on how love will be represented on our stage this year…

Unrequited love

Wicked the musical

We are all familiar with that heartbreaking number from Wicked I’m Not That Girl sang by Elphaba who is desperately in love with Fiyero despite knowing he is in love with Glinda. It’s poignant, powerful and utterly heartbreaking.

Motherly love

Matilda the musical

Matilda definitely doesn’t feel motherly love at home with her parents, but when her teacher Miss Honey is impressed by her clever nature, she instantly forms a bond with Matilda which leads on to a motherly love Matilda has craved all of her life.

Obsessive love

WNO’s Tosca

Scarpia is in love with Tosca and wants her for himself – and, to his manipulative mind, nothing could be easier than turning the very strength of her passion to his own advantage. It’s a dramatic and passionate portrayal of all-consuming love.

Pure love

An Officer and a Gentleman

Love stories don’t get much better than An Officer and a Gentlemen. Zack Mayo is in training to become a US Navy Pilot.  When he falls for local girl Paula Pokrifki, Zack realises the importance of love and friendship and finds the courage to be himself and win the heart of the woman he loves.

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The Band

The relatable story of five 16 year old girls in 1992, who are obsessed and in love with The Band. Twenty five years on, we are reunited with this group of friends as they try once more to fulfil their dream of meeting their heroes.

Unattainable love

Taj Express

Celebrating the Bollywood heart throbs that capture the nation’s hearts, Taj Express captures the stars of Bollywood cinema and its greatest musicians live on stage in a spectacular new musical that encapsulates the vibrancy of Bollywood.

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Sleeping Beauty

A love story oozing with passion and the story of two lovers brought together by an evil curse is captivatingly beautiful. The thrilling romance is told through Birmingham Royal Ballet’s exceptional style, expect to fall head over heels in love…

Familiar love

War Horse

Based on the beloved book by Michael Morpurgo, there is no greater love than Albert and his horse Joey, who is sold to the calvary and shipped to France during the war. Though still not old enough to enlist he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

Forbidden love

Romeo and Juliet

For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo, and Birmingham Royal Ballet are bringing this tragic love story to life through exquisite classical ballet this summer.

So what are you waiting for? Share the love and check out our What’s On Pages for more info.