Solihull Arts Complex

The Town In The Country Variety Radio Show Live

The Town In The Country Variety Radio Show Live
posted 03 Sep 2021


This pop up theatre tour is part of a new programme of cultural events taking place throughout Solihull right up until the Commonwealth Games in 2022 and beyond. There are plans for all sorts of exciting events where culture and the arts are featured; from pop up theatre in your local High Street, opportunities for small scale commissions, to a storytelling project linked to the impact of the pandemic on local people in the Borough. Look out for further information on our websites and social media accounts #solihullculture. We will bring you regular updates on both the Core Theatre’s and the Council’s website. If you would like more information and to be included on our database please contact us on

The Town in the Country Variety Radio Show is live family-friendly fun. 40 minutes of music, circus, and local tales; this is a variety show you won't want to miss! Playing in community spots all over the borough from the 17th to the 26th of September, bring a blanket, bring a friend, and get ready to celebrate the stories, people and places of Solihull. 

What was the punishment for being drunk in public?

Who did rob the Solihull Post Office?

What was (or is) the Toad Plough and should you be afraid of it?

Who covered a church in manure?

How exciting is juggling on the radio?

and is it a long way to Tipperary? Not if you mean the Tipperary Inn!

Performances are completely free* and enjoyable for the whole family, just find the performance location closest to you and come on down! After the show, be sure to keep up-to-date on everything from #solihullculture, and stay in touch with us.

*entry fees apply at Castle Bromwich Hall Historic Gardens


Fri 17 Sept 11am Mell Square, Solihull
Fri 17 Sept 2pm Hillfield Park, Shirley
Sat 18 Sept 10am/11.30am Chelmsley Wood Shopping Precinct
Sat 18 Sept 3pm Castle Bromwich Hall Historic Gardens*
Sun 19 Sept 11am Bentley Heath Park
Sun 19 Sept 2pm St John's Close Green (near Tesco), Knowle
Tue 21 Sept 11am St Mary's Church, Hobs Moat
Tue 21 Sept 4pm Kingshurst Parade
Wed 22 Sept  3pm Crabtree Hall, Fordbridge
Wed 22 Sept 6pm  Auckland Hall, Smith's Wood 
Thu 23 Sept 11am Dickens Heath Village Green
Thu 23 Sept 4pm Shirley Park
Fri 24 Sept 11am/1pm Shirley, Red Lion Square 
Fri 24 Sept  4pm  Jubilee Park, Olton 
Sat 25 Sept 11am  Meriden Pavilion
Sat 25 Sept 2pm Balsall Common Library Garden
Sun 26 Sept 12 noon  Jubilee Gardens, Homer Road, Solihull 
Sun 26 Sept 3pm Hampton in Arden Recreation Ground