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It's over to Hugh Cornwell is giving fans the chance to choose the encore on his upcoming Balls 'n' Banners Tour.

The former Stranglers frontman will perform the five most popular classic album tracks, as voted on his website ( - he will also play his solo album Guilty in its entirety, plus other Stranglers epics including The Raven, School Mam, Down in the Sewer, Toiler on the Sea and Walk on By.

Twenty VIP Tickets are available for each date on the tour, which will enable fans the chance to watch and interact with Hugh before and after the soundcheck, where they will be given an exclusively recorded album entitled Your Covered - limited to 250 copies and signed personally on the night by Hugh.

Cornwell plays the Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton on April 15; for tickets go to Another Key date Poet and comedian Tim Key has announced he will now play two shows at The Glee Club on February 25.

Known to many as the swarthy bard from Charlie Brooker's Newswipe and question master from We Need Answers - as well as Sidekick Simon on Alan Partridge's recent Mid Morning Matters slots online - fans can now catch Key's Edinburgh comedy award-winning show The Slutcracker at both 7pm and 9.15pm.

Tickets and details at Welcome return Birmingham Royal Ballet brings La Fille Mal Garde back to Birmingham next month, almost 20 years since the company first performed Frederick Ashton's charming production.

First performed by BRB on July 4 1991, La Fille Mal Garde, created by Ashton, considered one of the greatest choreographers of the 20th century, comes to the Birmingham Hippodrome from March 2-5. Tickets from www.birminghamhippodrome.

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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Feb 10, 2011
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