Explosive, subversive, wild and funny, after 50 years the strength of Joseph Heller’s story is undiminished. Northern Stage is proud to produce the first ever UK production of Heller’s electric dramatisation of his classic novel.

Set in the closing months of World War II, a bombardier named Yossarian is trapped in the absurd world of an inescapable war. Frantic and furious, as thousands of people he has never met try to kill him, Yossarian is stalked and thwarted by the merciless Catch-22.


“…along with the glorious music, clothes and a superb set, the extraordinary romance of the era comes heartbreakingly to life”


“…tragic and funny all at the same time”

The Good Review

“Absurd, affecting, hilarious and original, everything one could wish for has gone into the melting pot here, and the three-hour duration (with interval) flies by in a whirl of relentless excitement. Catch-22 is a triumph.”

Whats Been Seen

“a brilliant adaptation”

What’s Good To Do

“There are some wonderful splintered moments”
The Guardian

The Journal

The Evening Chronicle

“Jon Bausor’s set is striking”
The Stage

“…painfully funny”
British Theatre Guide

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The HOUSE at The REP

  • Address: Centenary Square, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2EP
  • The HOUSE is The REP’s largest auditorium, seating over 800 people. Wheelchair seating is available at the front and midway up on Row L.

    Built on democratic principals with no circle or boxes and with a saucer shaped rake, The HOUSE is designed so that all seats have a great view of the action.

  • Box Office: 0121 236 4455
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