A 20-something Birmingham native with an identity crisis is on a quest to find herself and explore her heritage, through the legacy of her jolly, gambling, allotment-obsessed, storytelling grandfather.

Abuelo follows the journey of a young black woman experiencing change, with little sense of identity. But Grandad is undoubtedly sure of himself, despite leaving everything behind in the Caribbean at the age of 16 to make a new life in Great Britain. So what can we learn from generations? What do we inherit? What is culture? Is there something in the art of storytelling?

Created in the REP Foundry, Abuelo is the highly anticipated first full-length show from Amahra Spence.

Director Daniel Bailey

Abuelo is supported by Ovalhouse & Talawa Theatre Company.

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The DOOR at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The REP’s smallest auditorium. The DOOR seats 140 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front.

    A highly intimate space, The DOOR has been dedicated to new plays since 1998 and has seen many world premieres!

    Because entry to the auditorium stands on the very edge of the performance space, absolutely no latecomers can be admitted to shows in The DOOR!

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
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