By Dave Massey with content from Birmingham Rep
New Season Preview: Birmingham Rep
Birmingham Rep has a packed programme as it heads into Autumn Winter season of 2018/19.
The Comedy about a Bank Robbery (23rd August-8th September)
Kicking the season off, the Mischief Theatre return to Birmingham with The Comedy about a Bank Robbery. Known for the Play that Goes Wrong, the Mischief Theatre crew are back with their new West End show. See the trailer here:
Book tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-comedy-about-a-bank-robbery
Faulty Towers – The Dining Experience (13th-22nd September)
A global show with its own unique twist is back at Birmingham Rep. Paying homage to the BBCtv 1970s series, throw yourself in to dinner with a difference.
Book a Faulty Towers dining experience here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/faulty-towers-the-dining-experience-1
Rebus: Long Shadows (20th September-6th October)
Charles Lawson plays Ian Rankin’s Rebus adapted for the stage by Rona Munro in a brand new story directed by Roxana Silbert.
“Detective Inspector John Rebus is retired but the shadows of his former life still follow him through the streets of Edinburgh. Whisky helped but now he’s denying himself that pleasure. But when the daughter of a murder victim appears outside his flat, he’s back on the case and off the wagon.”
Book tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/rebus-long-shadows
The Wiper Times (8th-13th October)
The Wiper Times by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman, tells the story of a satirical newspaper around the time of the Battle of the Somme, and is set in Ypres (mispronounced as Wiper), There’s also a post show discussion on 9th October with the writers.
See the Wiper Times here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-wipers-times
The Messiah (18th-27th October)
I appreciate I’ve got a ban on anything with the word associated with the Birth of Christ being mentioned before Bonfire night but last year the Rep had Nativity! The Musical and this year they had The Messiah. Hugh Dennis, John Marquez and Lesley Garrett star in this comedy prior to it transferring to the West End.
Book tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-messiah
The Lovely Bones (30th October-10th November)
“Susie Salmon is just like any other young girl. She wants to be beautiful, adores her charm bracelet and has a crush on a boy from school. There’s one big difference though – Susie is dead.”
For the book lovers amongst you, this will be a very big deal. Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones is being staged for the very first time at Birmingham Rep as part of a UK tour.
There is even a chance to see and hear author Alice Sebold at Birmingham Rep prior to the performance on 1st November.
Book tickets to the Lovely Bones here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-lovely-bones
The Wizard of Oz (24th November-13th January)
Based upon the classic film The Wizard of Oz which itself is based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank, Birmingham Rep is Bringing this classic story into full colour as its seasonal show.
Book tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-wizard-of-oz
The Sitcom Experience: Del Boy and Rodney (6th December-15th January)
From the Birmingham Rep website: Don’t miss out – the crème brulee of Peckham are at The REP. Del, Rodney, Uncle Albert, Trigger and Boycie treat the audience to a two-hour eat, drink and hilarious comedy dining experience.
Come and exercise your chuckle muscles with two hours of laugh out loud comedy and a super three course meal.
Get tickets here: birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/the-sitcom-experience-del-boy-and-rodney
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