The Arcadians

Founded in 1971, The Arcadians is an amateur musical theatre company, with charitable status, based in Selly Oak, Birmingham. We have members of all ages and typically produce two musicals each year at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham and also look for opportunities to perform in concerts or other events and regularly fundraise for other local good causes.

We are a really friendly musical theatre society who love theatre and offer a warm welcome to any like-minded people. We are always looking for fresh talent – singers, dancers, backstage crew and front of house staff. Why not come and join us?

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

We rehearse on Tuesdays at St Mary’s Church Hall, Selly Oak, Birmingham from 7.30pm onwards.

This venue is found just off the Bristol Road, at post code B29 6ND. The hall is located by taking the drive to the left on the approach to the church.

Admission charges

Membership costs £20 per calendar year (payable 1 January - or on joining, if later). A show fee of £40 also applies (to performing members only) for each show you participate in. Reduced rates may apply for unwaged members/students – please ask for details if this applies to you.

For further information, contact our membership secretary, Stella Rourke, on 07950242114 or via

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Sweeney Todd

  • 3 — 7 May 2016 *on now
  • 4 — 7 May 2016 *on now
  • 5 — 7 May 2016 *on now
  • 6 — 7 May 2016 *on now
  • 7 May 2016 *on now

When Anthony Hope saves a man from drowning, he cannot begin to suspect what is about to unfold. For this man is Benjamin Barker, a skilled barber who was transported to Australia on a trumped up charge – but who has escaped, and is back to wreak his revenge. Setting up shop in Fleet Street, above a pie shop run by Mrs Lovett, he plots the downfall of those who wronged him 15 years ago, trying to find his daughter Johanna at the same time.
While he is waiting to get his hands on the Judge who sentenced him, and his crony Beadle Bamford, Barker, now calling himself Sweeney Todd, gets some practice in on any stranger who chances upon his barber shop – with Mrs Lovett providing a convenient way of disposing of the evidence!
Will he get his hands on the Judge and Beadle before he is recognised and unmasked? How long will it be before someone finds out exactly what is in Mrs Lovett’s pies? And just who is that strange Beggar Woman who always seems to be around?
“Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd” and you will find out...

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


The Crescent Theatre
Sheepcote Street
Brindley Place
West Midlands
B16 8AE

Additional info

Disabled access



The Arcadians
42 Whitley Court Road
B32 1EY




07950 242114

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