Birmingham Repertory Theatre - Latest Posts for News http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ News en-gb Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:45:52 +0100 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:45:52 +0100 Foundry Blog: JANUS http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-blog-janus/ Paul Murphy, front man and songwriter of The Destroyers, talks about turning from performance to writing in our latest Foundry blog. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-blog-janus/ Video: Danny Robins and Lenny Henry discuss the music and story of Rudy's Rare Records http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/video-danny-robins-and-lenny-henry-discuss-the-mus/ Danny Robins and Lenny Henry discuss the music and story of Rudy's Rare Records. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/video-danny-robins-and-lenny-henry-discuss-the-mus/ Video: Lenny Henry introduces Rudy's Rare Records http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/video-lenny-henry-talks-about-rudys-rare-records/ Lenny Henry talks about Rudy's Rare Records in our brand new video. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/video-lenny-henry-talks-about-rudys-rare-records/ Foundry Blog: The Beginning of Slaughter http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-beginning-of-slaughter/ REP Foundry artist Farrah Chaudhry talks about the inspiration behind her new play Slaughter Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-beginning-of-slaughter/ Cast announced for Frantic Assembly's production of Othello http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/casting-announced-for-frantic-assembly-s-productio/ Casting announced for Frantic Assembly's production of Othello. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/casting-announced-for-frantic-assembly-s-productio/ This Is KILN... http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/this-is-kiln/ KILN talk about being an associate company of The REP and how it all came about... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/this-is-kiln/ Cast announced for J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller Dangerous Corner http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/michael-attenborough-directs-star-cast-in-j-b-prie/ Michael Attenborough directs star cast in J.B. Priestley’s classic thriller Dangerous Corner The cast has been announced for J.B. Priestley’s classic play Dangerous Corner, which comes to The REP from 3 to 8 November. Starring Robin of Sherwood’s Michael Praed and Dalziel and Pascoe’s Colin Buchanan, Dangerous Corner will be directed by the former head of London’s acclaimed Almeida Theatre – Michael Attenborough. Known for his iconic portrayal in the classic TV series Robin ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/michael-attenborough-directs-star-cast-in-j-b-prie/ The REP Teams Up With Trident Reach The People Charity To Produce A Series Of Mini Plays http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-teams-up-with-trident-reach-the-people-cha/ All next week Birmingham Repertory Theatre will be working alongside customers of Trident Reach the People Charity to produce a series of mini plays. The project will connect Trident Reach’s customers who have experienced homelessness, with a professional director and actors based at the theatre. Working alongside professionals, the group will take part in a number of mini-drama workshops, creating small scenes and plays based on their past experiences. All this will culminate with th... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-teams-up-with-trident-reach-the-people-cha/ The REP Joins UK Training Scheme For Young Directors http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-joins-uk-training-scheme-for-young-directo/ The REP is one of eleven theatre companies in ten cities across the UK to join up with the Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme (RTYDS). Tue, 08 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-joins-uk-training-scheme-for-young-directo/ Only At BE... http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/only-at-be/ Throughout BE FESTIVAL 2014, producer Simon Day, reflects on all the action as it happens. Over the last couple of months, the more seasoned members of the team (this is only my first festival) have often referred to various ‘shifts of gear’ as the festival gets closer, and we’ve certainly moved through them this week. Following the briefest of pauses to digest both the fantastic news from Arts Council England (we were successful in our application to join their National Po... Fri, 04 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/only-at-be/ Double The Fun http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/double-the-fun/ Throughout BE FESTIVAL 2014, Producer Simon Day, reflects on all the action as it happens Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/double-the-fun/ Stallholders Wanted For REP Open Day Fair http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/stallholders-wanted-for-rep-open-day-fair/ The REP is looking for stallholders for its Open Day fair. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/stallholders-wanted-for-rep-open-day-fair/ The County's Leading Expert On Indian Fighter Kites Visits The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-countys-leading-expert-on-indian-fighter-kites/ The county's leading expert on Indian fighter kites visits The REP. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-countys-leading-expert-on-indian-fighter-kites/ Wig And Make-Up Expert Joins Global Greats For International Trade Show http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/wig-and-make-up-expert-joins-global-greats/ The REP's Head of Wigs and Make-up, Andrew Whiteoak, will be a guest speaker at this year's International Make-up Artist Trade Show. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/wig-and-make-up-expert-joins-global-greats/ Your 5-Day Pass To The Very Best Of European Theatre! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/your-5-day-pass-to-the-best-of-european-theatre/ BE FESTIVAL 5-Day Passes Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/your-5-day-pass-to-the-best-of-european-theatre/ The REP Announces Exciting Summer School Opportunities http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/exciting-summer-school-opps/ The REP is delighted to be offering three fantastic summer school opportunities for young people this year. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/exciting-summer-school-opps/ When Lauren met Charlie and Lola http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/when-lauren-met-charlie-and-lola/ The first family to sign up for our brand new family membership, were given a very special treat! Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/when-lauren-met-charlie-and-lola/ The REP to produce stage premiere of Anita And Me http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-to-produce-stage-premiere-of-anita-and-me/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre has today announced that it will premiere the first stage adaptation of Meera Syal’s *Anita And Me*. Adapted for the stage by Tanika Gupta and directed by Roxana Silbert the show opens in autumn 2015. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-to-produce-stage-premiere-of-anita-and-me/ Birmingham to Host World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences in 2016 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/brum-host-world-festival-of-theatre-for-y/ Birmingham has been chosen as the host city for the World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) in July 2016. The International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People, ASSITEJ, voted overwhelmingly at the 18th World Congress in Warsaw last week to hold the 2016 Festival in Birmingham. This will be the first time the festival will have been held in the UK. The World Festival of Theatre for Young Audiences, entitled ON THE EDGE, will be produced by TYA UK and TYA Ireland... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/brum-host-world-festival-of-theatre-for-y/ Extra Performance Of Khandan (Family) Added Due To Popular Demand http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/extra-performance-of-khandan-family-added-due-to-p/ We are delighted to announce that due to continuing sell-out dates we’ve added an extra performance of Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s striking new play Khandan (Family). After opening to amazing 4 and 5-star reviews, an extra matinee performance has been added on Saturday 7 June at 2.45pm. Tickets are on sale now, so don’t miss your chance to catch it before it transfers to The Royal Court in London where it has already sold-out! “Sudha Bhuchar is both fierce and tender as the domin... Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/extra-performance-of-khandan-family-added-due-to-p/ Combining Skins with The Beauty Queen of Leenane http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/combining-skins-with-the-beauty-queen-of-leenane/ Director, Tessa Walker, talks about the process of directing Circles Wed, 21 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/combining-skins-with-the-beauty-queen-of-leenane/ Host an international artist for BE FESTIVAL 2014 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/host-an-international-artist-for-be-festival-2014/ Would you like to offer a warm Birmingham welcome to a visiting European artist? Tue, 20 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/host-an-international-artist-for-be-festival-2014/ Young REP member joins National Young Theatre of Great Britain http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/nyt/ Hannah Macmanomy has been accepted into the National Young Theatre of Great Britain, to work on their Sound and Lighting pathway Fri, 16 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/nyt/ Listen To How She Talks! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/listen-to-how-she-talks/ Rachel De-lahey talks about writing Circles... Wed, 14 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/listen-to-how-she-talks/ The REP's Autumn And Winter Season On Sale Now http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-autumn-and-winter-season-on-sale-now/ We are delighted to announce that The REP's Autumn and Winter 2014 Season is on sale now! Fri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-autumn-and-winter-season-on-sale-now/ Your Bus Stories http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/your-bus-stories/ We've parked a number 11 bus outside the theatre today to collect all your stories about bus travel and odd things that you've #heardonthebus Fri, 09 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/your-bus-stories/ Jump On Board The Number 11 Bus And Share Your Funny Bus Stories http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/number-11-bus-to-visit-the-rep/ Tomorrow marks the world premiere of Circles, the brand new play written by award-winning playwright Rachel De-lahay, which is set on the Number 11 bus route. To celebrate the opening of the show, the Number 11 bus is paying a visit to The REP. From 11am to 1pm, the Number 11 will be parked up in Centenary Square, outside The REP, giving people the opportunity to jump on board and share their humorous stories, memories and various things they have overheard on the bus. Not only will there be... Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/number-11-bus-to-visit-the-rep/ Love, Sweat and Garam Masala http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/khandan-rehearsal-blogs/love-sweat-and-garam-masala/ Preeya Kalidas talks about the process of bonding with the rest of the Khandan family… Thu, 08 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/khandan-rehearsal-blogs/love-sweat-and-garam-masala/ Lenny Henry Returns To West Midlands For REP Debut http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/lenny-henry-returns-to-brum-for-rep-debut/ Lenny Henry will return to the West Midlands to headline our Autumn season. Fri, 02 May 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/lenny-henry-returns-to-brum-for-rep-debut/ Victoria Bowles Blogs About Her Experience In Girls Like That http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/victoria-bowles-blogs-about-her-girls-like-that-ex/ Victoria Bowles from the Girls Like That cast, blogs about becoming her character and the reality of the play. Creating Girls Like That has been one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of my life. Working with a brand new play which is so relevant to people my age has allowed me to better understand the workings of my own mind and the minds of my peers. For me, it was important to focus on my own character as well as the play as a whole, because I knew that the play hinged on the... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/victoria-bowles-blogs-about-her-girls-like-that-ex/ World Premiere Of War Correspondents Opens Tomorrow http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/world-premiere-of-war-correspondents-opens-tomorro/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre are delighted to be welcoming the world premiere of Helen Chadwick’s War Correspondents this week, a brand new song cycle that follows her critically acclaimed Dalston Songs, which was commissioned by the Royal Opera House. Inspired by a photojournalist who photographed Bosnia and Chechnya during the First Chechen War, Chadwick set out on a journey to interview war correspondents and journalists. These interviews have been turned into the lyrics which – inte... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/world-premiere-of-war-correspondents-opens-tomorro/ REP100: Spotted in the archive - A String Of Shakespeare http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-a-string-of-shakespe/ Sue Deeley from the REP100 archiving team celebrates Shakespeare's 450th birthday with a trip through history... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-a-string-of-shakespe/ The REP Launches New Family Membership Scheme http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-launches-new-family-membership-scheme/ The REP has launched a brand new family membership scheme called Family ACT . Family ACT has been designed so that families can get the most out of their visit to The REP and receive a range of great benefits including discounts, priority booking, newsletters as well as fun and family friendly goodies and activities. There are great memories to be made at The REP and a family membership can be a great way to get the whole family involved. At The REP we are passionate about creating memorable... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-launches-new-family-membership-scheme/ Birmingham Set To Become the Theatre Capital of Europe http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-set-to-become-the-theatre-capital-of-eu/ Birmingham’s festival celebrating the best of European theatre has a new home... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-set-to-become-the-theatre-capital-of-eu/ The REP's Children Go On A Teddy Bear's Picnic http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-children-go-on-a-teddy-bears-picnic/ The REP’s Children have been re-united today for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-children-go-on-a-teddy-bears-picnic/ Cast Announced for Circles http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-announced-for-circles/ The cast has been announced for Rachel De-lahay’s new play, Circles, at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The cast includes Sarah Manners, Janice McKenzie, Toyin Omari-Kinch and Danusia Samal. Sarah Manners who plays Angela is best known for her role as Joanna Helm in the BBC series Doctors. Sarah has also appeared on screen in The Bill and Casualty. Janice McKenzie plays Phyllis. Her theatre credits include Miss Haversham in Great Expectations and Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-announced-for-circles/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Ellisons shortlisted for 35th Arts & Business Awards http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-repertory-theatre-and-ellisons-shortlis/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the UK’s leading supplier to the hair and beauty industry Ellisons have been shortlisted for their outstanding partnership in this year’s Arts & Business Awards in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover. The partnership between The REP and Ellisons has been recognised as one of the top five within the A&B Sponsorship Award (below 10k). Ellisons are long-term supporters of Birmingham Repertory Theatre having supplied hair and beauty products to the th... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-repertory-theatre-and-ellisons-shortlis/ Climate Change, Space Adventures And Free Haribo! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/climate-change-space-adventures-and-free-haribo/ Young REP member, Clarissa Allford, talks about performing in Enough… Wed, 02 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/climate-change-space-adventures-and-free-haribo/ Open auditions for Monologueslam UK http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/monologueslam/ The audition process is now open for Monologueslam UK: Birmingham. We will be auditioning on Friday 11 April at The REP... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/monologueslam/ World Theatre Day 2014 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/world-theatre-day-2014/ Thursday 27th March is World Theatre Day. Come and join in the celebrations at The REP! Enjoy a special World Theatre Day Afternoon Tea in our Centenary Brasserie, see a range of beautiful handmade costumes or sample a themed cocktail! World Theatre Day was established by the International Theatre Institute in 1962.The main activity is the World Theatre Day International Message. Each year a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a culture of pea... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/world-theatre-day-2014/ Our own personal Brechts http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-2014-blogs/katerina-pushkin-brecht-day/ Katerina Pushkin talks about her preparations for March's Brecht themed REP Foundry Night Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-2014-blogs/katerina-pushkin-brecht-day/ The poem that spawned a farm http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-2014-blogs/paul-murphy-brecht-day/ Paul Murphy talks about his preparations for March's Brecht themed REP Foundry Night Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-2014-blogs/paul-murphy-brecht-day/ My first experience of Brecht was not a good one http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-2014-blogs/jen-davis-brecht-day/ Jen Davis talks about her preparations for the Brecht themed REP Foundry Night Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/foundry-2014-blogs/jen-davis-brecht-day/ Does everyone deserve a second chance? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/does-everyone-deserve-a-second-chance/ Young REP Member Yusuf Niazi talks about playing Boyfriend in Victim Sidekick Boyfriend Me... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/does-everyone-deserve-a-second-chance/ Extra Performances Added For The BFG http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/extra-performances-added-for-the-bfg/ Due to popular demand extra performances for The REP’s family friendly Christmas production of The BFG have gone on sale. The brand new staging of Roald Dahl’s enduringly popular children’s book was due to run from 26 November to 17 January and it has now been extended to run until 24 January 2015 with an extra 12 performances added. An undisputed national treasure and the world’s favourite children’s author, Roald Dahl has enchanted young minds for more than 30 years with stories ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/extra-performances-added-for-the-bfg/ Have Your Say This Weekend http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/have-your-say-this-weekend/ As part of the Epic Encounters festival season, the REP is giving the public a chance to consider their values and confront social injustices. This is a unique opportunity to have your say. Meet charities, take part in the #5wordprotest art exhibition running throughout the theatre and the Library of Birmingham, and contribute to our money tree – what do you value that money can’t buy? Birmingham Repertory Theatre has a long standing commitment to Birmingham and West Midland based commu... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/have-your-say-this-weekend/ Extra Performances Added For The BFG http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/extra-performances-added-for-the-bfg/ Due to popular demand extra performances for The REP’s family friendly Christmas production of The BFG have gone on sale. The brand new staging of Roald Dahl’s enduringly popular children’s book was due to run from 26 November to 17 January and it has now been extended to run until 24 January 2015 with an extra 12 performances added. An undisputed national treasure and the world’s favourite children’s author, Roald Dahl has enchanted young minds for more than 30 years with stories ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/extra-performances-added-for-the-bfg/ Local People Take Centre Stage And Join The Revolution http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-people-take-centre-stage-and-join-the-revolu/ Over 70 people from across Birmingham and the West Midlands will take centre stage at The REP on Saturday 15 March for a large scale community production of one of Bertolt Brecht’s most revolutionary plays, The Mother. The Mother, adapted by leading UK playwright Mark Ravenhill, tells the story of one woman’s fight to protect her son from imprisonment by distributing his illegal protest leaflets for him. Gradually, she gets embroiled in the fight for equality and fairness, and becomes a... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-people-take-centre-stage-and-join-the-revolu/ Announcing the cast of Khandan http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/announcing-the-cast-of-khandan/ We’re pleased to announce the cast for Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti’s new play, Khandan Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/announcing-the-cast-of-khandan/ Sixteen years a REP photographer http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/sixteen-years-a-rep-photographer/ REP volunteer Carole Gumbley writes in memory of Willoughby Gullachsen, who between 1968 and 1984 was the principal photographer for Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He passed away peacefully on Friday 13th February 2014. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/sixteen-years-a-rep-photographer/ A Big And Friendly Christmas In Store For 2014 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-big-and-friendly-christmas-in-store-for-2014/ We are pleased to announce our Christmas production for 2014.. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-big-and-friendly-christmas-in-store-for-2014/ Director Jeni Draper talks about Frozen http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/director-jeni-draper-talks-about-frozen/ Jeni Draper talks about joke-telling, double casts and how the play has been updated for 2014... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/director-jeni-draper-talks-about-frozen/ Actor Mike Hugo talks about Frozen http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/actor-mike-hugo-talks-about-frozen/ Mike Hugo talks about meeting his double and the moments when words aren't enough... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/actor-mike-hugo-talks-about-frozen/ Interpreter Bev Wilson talks about Frozen http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/interpreter-bev-wilson-talks-about-frozen/ Bev Wilson talks about what a BSL script looks like, the challenge of rehearsals for non-actors and the importance of a good cup of tea... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/interpreter-bev-wilson-talks-about-frozen/ Actor Sophie Stone talks about Frozen http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/actor-sophie-stone-talks-about-frozen/ Sophie Stone talks about the challenges of learning to perform in an accent you can't hear... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/actor-sophie-stone-talks-about-frozen/ Photographer Aimee Cockle talks about Frozen http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/photographer-aimee-cockle-talks-about-frozen/ Aimee Cockle talks about what makes a good production photograph and how best to capture sign language on camera... Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/frozen-creating-a-show/photographer-aimee-cockle-talks-about-frozen/ Competition - Watch our rehearsals http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/competition-watch-our-rehearsals/ Ever wondered what goes on behind the doors of a theatre’s rehearsal room? Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/competition-watch-our-rehearsals/ Never Try This At Home: Week One http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/never-try-this-at-home-week-one/ Actor Dudley Rees talks about the rehearsal process for upcoming show, Never Try This At Home… Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/never-try-this-at-home-week-one/ Theatre, Politics and Science Collide for Epic Encounters! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/theatre-politics-and-science-collide-for-epic-enco/ Epic Encounters is a feast of inspiring theatre, stimulating debate and hands-on activities for all ages... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/theatre-politics-and-science-collide-for-epic-enco/ Nurturing local talent? Piece of cake! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/nurturing-local-talent-piece-of-cake/ With one day to go until the January showcase that will end the REP Foundry programme 2013, an exciting gift arrived at The REP... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/nurturing-local-talent-piece-of-cake/ REP100: Spotted in the archive - Lisel Haas http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-lisel-haas/ Carole Gumbley from the REP100 archiving team talks about the iconic photographer, Lisel Haas. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-lisel-haas/ Take a look at our Dish-y actors! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/take-a-look-at-our-dish-y-actors/ The wonderful cast of The Dishwashers are now well into the rehearsal period... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/take-a-look-at-our-dish-y-actors/ Local Businesses Bring Snow Business to Children http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-businesses-bring-snow-business-to-children/ Four leading businesses in the West Midlands brought a bit of snow business to local young children this week. Abbey College, Deloitte, Irwin Mitchell and The Rigby Group Plc all sponsored Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s live stage show of The Snowman enabling nearly 100 young children from four local schools to be able to see the 20th anniversary performance. Pupils from Four Dwellings Academy Primary School, Hillstone Primary School, Mayfield Special School, and Robin Hood Primary School... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-businesses-bring-snow-business-to-children/ Bring Your Child To Work Day http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/bring-your-child-to-work-day/ Real life father and son team Malcolm and Todd Jennings will be appearing at the REP this week... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/bring-your-child-to-work-day/ Get Into Creative Employment http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/get-into-creative-employment/ Creative Alliance has brought together 15 arts and cultural organisations from across Birmingham to offer over 30 Apprenticeships and paid Internships. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/get-into-creative-employment/ Celebrating 20 Years of Walking In The Air http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/celebrating-20-years-of-walking-in-the-air/ The three boys who first played the part of The Snowman at The REP in 1993 were reunited on stage last week. Thanks to the Birmingham Mail who helped track down the three former child stars, all three and their families attended a special 20th anniversary performance of the much-loved children’s classic. Now in their early 30s, Oliver Ashford, Adam Roberts and Justyn Towler joined current young actor, Joe Sheridan, and The Snowman on stage. Since its premiere at The REP, the stage sho... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/celebrating-20-years-of-walking-in-the-air/ Have Your Say! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/have-your-say/ We’d love to hear your views on how we could make things even better. Why not fill out our Customer Survey? Mon, 13 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/have-your-say/ Twenty Years And Still Walking In The Air http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/twenty-years-and-still-walking-in-the-air/ To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of our production of The Snowman, we’ve found some photos from our original rehearsals in 1993! Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/twenty-years-and-still-walking-in-the-air/ Science Showoff http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/science-showoff/ Are you a science-y person? We’d love to have you up on stage being brilliant about science. Are you up for that? Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/science-showoff/ REP100: Spotted in the archive - Margaret Chatwin http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-margaret-chatwin/ Sylvia Gill from the REP100 archiving team talks about one of her favourite 'Drama Queens' at The REP. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-margaret-chatwin/ Rachel De-lahay’s Circles Makes The Sunday Telegraph Hot List http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rachel-de-lahays-circles-makes-the-sunday-telegrap/ Sitting amongst Gillian Andersen, Anna Maxwell Martin, Hilary Mantel and Juliet Stevenson, Rachel De-lahay features in the Sunday Telegraph 2014 Hotlist – one of only six theatre picks! The talented playwright premieres her new play, Circles, at The REP in May, after scooping the award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standards Awards and a 2013 Writers Guild Award for Best Play. Dubbed ‘the queen of urban cool’ by The Independent, Birmingham born Rachel has already receive... Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rachel-de-lahays-circles-makes-the-sunday-telegrap/ A Christmas Carol Goes Carolling! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-christmas-carol-goes-carolling/ There wasn’t a ‘Bah humbug’ in sight when cast members from our hit musical A Christmas Carol dropped into John Taylor Hospice to deliver some festive cheer. The group entertained the Hospice Christmas Party with a performance of Christmas carols including Silent Night, In the Bleak Midwinter and Once in Royal David’s City. The company took a break from their hectic schedule playing two daily performances of the show, based on the Charles Dickens classic Christmas tale, to visit ... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-christmas-carol-goes-carolling/ Dozens of coats donated in charity drive http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-repertory-theatre-helps-local-charities/ As part of a unique project, our audiences were encouraged to donate a coat to someone who needs it more. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-repertory-theatre-helps-local-charities/ The Snowman takes a turn on the ice http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-snowman-takes-a-turn-on-the-ice/ Make sure you keep your eyes peeled on Saturday 21 December and Monday 23 December as The Snowman and Ice Princess are paying a visit to Winter Skate in Centenary Square! To celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Snowman and its return to Birmingham Repertory Theatre in the New Year some unique pop-up ice skating performances will take place just outside The REP! The skating duo will glide along to Walking In The Air, with Joanne Rigney playing The Snowman and Kate Lawrence as the Ice Princes... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-snowman-takes-a-turn-on-the-ice/ Royal Court Theatre's Beckett Trilogy Comes To The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/royal-court-theatres-beckett-trilogy-comes-to-the/ A trilogy of Samuel Beckett plays which sold out at the Royal Court Theatre will tour to The REP in Autumn 2014. Fri, 13 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/royal-court-theatres-beckett-trilogy-comes-to-the/ Midlands accountancy firm forges double act with The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/midlands-accountancy-firm-forges-double-act-with-t/ A Midlands accountancy firm has forged a "double act" with The REP after signing up to support the organisation in our centenary year. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/midlands-accountancy-firm-forges-double-act-with-t/ A magical experience for disadvantaged children http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-magical-experience-for-disadvantaged-children/ Could your business help provide a magical experience for disadvantaged children? Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-magical-experience-for-disadvantaged-children/ Opportunity for local actors and singers to perform at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/opportunity-for-amateur-actors-and-singers-at-the/ The REP are looking for actors and singers to be part of a community production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Mother Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/opportunity-for-amateur-actors-and-singers-at-the/ Coat Tales http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/coat-tales/ Donate clothes to the needy with this innovative art project... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/coat-tales/ Christmas at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/xmas-at-the-rep/ We’re setting the scene for a sensational season! Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/xmas-at-the-rep/ REP100: Spotted in the archive - Hamlets and Ophelias http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-hamlets-and-ophelias/ Sue Deeley, one of the REP100 archiving team, picks her favourite photos from some of the REP's productions of Hamlet. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-spotted-in-the-archive-hamlets-and-ophelias/ Young REP in Madrid 2013 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/young-rep-in-madrid-2013/ Sixteen members of the Young REP are visiting Madrid... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/young-rep-in-madrid-2013/ Half Term Fun At The REP! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/half-term-fun-at-the-rep/ If you’re looking for something to do with the kids this half-term that is cheap and cheerful then head to The REP. There are plenty of free activities in our foyers for children of all ages: Put on your own play of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Wind in the Willows and Treasure Island Become a designer and create your own design for a costume, set or poster A special Spooky Halloween Trail. Follow the clues and work out the answer. If your answer is correct you can receive a ve... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/half-term-fun-at-the-rep/ Discovering Characters and Comedy http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/discovering-characters-and-comedy/ Assistant Director John Haidar talks about the first two weeks of rehearsals for Tartuffe Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/discovering-characters-and-comedy/ Roxana Silbert Announces 2014 Season! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/announcing-our-2014-season/ Hot on the heels of our hugely successful reopening, we announce our plans for 2014. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/announcing-our-2014-season/ David Essex Rolls Up His Sleeves For Stage Return http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/david-essex-rolls-up-his-sleeves-for-stage-return/ David Essex will be rolling up his sleeves when he returns to the stage next year to play the lead role in a new play, The Dishwashers at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. The Dishwashers by Morris Panych, stars David Essex as Dressler. The production, directed by Nikolai Foster, opens at The REP from 31 January – 15 February ahead of a tour and West End run. When young Emmett was a high flyer in the City he was a customer in an upmarket restaurant but now, thanks to a recent reversal in hi... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/david-essex-rolls-up-his-sleeves-for-stage-return/ Sam West: My Theatre Matters http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/sam-west-my-theatre-matters/ Actor and Director Sam West talks about the My Theatre Matters campaign. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/sam-west-my-theatre-matters/ Hopelessly Devoted tours the West Midlands http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/hopelessly-devoted-tours-the-west-midlands/ Following a fantastic run at The REP, Kate Tempest’s explosive new work, Hopelessly Devoted, embarks on a tour... Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/hopelessly-devoted-tours-the-west-midlands/ REP Foundry is open for applications! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rep-foundry-is-open-for-applications/ The REP Foundry programme is now open for applications for 2014. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rep-foundry-is-open-for-applications/ The Wizard Who Stole Monday: Photo Blog http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-wizard-who-stole-monday-photo-blog/ Young REP Director, Tom Saunders, has been working on a new show with a community group from Halas Homes Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-wizard-who-stole-monday-photo-blog/ System Upgrade http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/system-upgrade/ Booking will be unavailable from Sunday evening to Monday morning. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/system-upgrade/ Our New Chair http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/our-new-chair/ Angela Maxwell will take over as Chair of our Board of Directors from October 2013 Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/our-new-chair/ PILOT Night Artists Announced http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/pilot-night-artists-announced/ You may remember a few weeks ago we were calling out for applications for our PILOT Nights, a chance for West Midlands based theatre-makers to platform their extracts of work in front of a live audience. After extensive deliberation, we are very excited to announce that our five artists have been selected, receiving £500 towards the development of their work along with rehearsal space, creative support and other benefits. Learn a bit more about our five talented artists: Georgina Biggs, Se... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/pilot-night-artists-announced/ The REP's IKEA Makeover http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-ikea-makeover/ The REP has worked with design and lifestyle favourites, IKEA Birmingham, to give some interior design flair to a number of areas within our newly refurbished theatre. IKEA Birmingham has transformed The REP’s four internal flats, used for visiting creative artists, created some beautiful new VIP rooms, given our new green room a total makeover and will be providing some bespoke chandelier lighting for our foyers. IKEA Birmingham have committed to providing all the fittings, furnishings a... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-ikea-makeover/ Stellar cast for Twelve Angry Men http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/stellar-cast-for-twelve-angry-men/ We are delighted to announce a stellar cast for our forthcoming production of Twelve Angry Men Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/stellar-cast-for-twelve-angry-men/ We're Open! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-is-open/ We re-open our doors today after being closed for two-and-a-half years for redevelopment. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rep-is-open/ Short Stories http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/short-stories/ Finding stories in Birmingham's forgotten spaces... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/short-stories/ The REP Cartoon http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cartoon/ Visit cartoon.birmingham-rep.co.uk to explore a cartoon version of our improved building! Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cartoon/ Award-winning Soweto Kinch Brings Birmingham’s Newest Venue To Life http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/award-winning-soweto-kinch-brings-birminghams-newe/ Award-winning musician Soweto Kinch was the first performer to take to our newest venue, as he spent the morning testing the acoustics in The STUDIO... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/award-winning-soweto-kinch-brings-birminghams-newe/ Soweto Kinch - Live at Bullring Birmingham! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/soweto-kinch-live-at-bullring-birmingham/ MOBO Award winner Soweto Kinch is set for a triumphant homecoming concert at Birmingham's Bullring on 15 August... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/soweto-kinch-live-at-bullring-birmingham/ Are you ready to fly at our PILOT Night? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/are-you-ready-to-fly-at-our-pilot-night/ We are seeking artist submissions for the PILOT Night on 18 October... Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/are-you-ready-to-fly-at-our-pilot-night/ Birmingham Arts Partnership Needs You! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-arts-partnership-needs-you/ Are you interested in volunteering at a wonderful weekend this September in central Birmingham? Mon, 05 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-arts-partnership-needs-you/ The Wizard Who Stole Monday: Audio Blog http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/halas-homes-audio-blog/ Young REP Director, Tom Saunders, has been working on a new show with a community group from Halas Homes... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/halas-homes-audio-blog/ Maureen Lipman Returns To The REP This October http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/daytona/ Maureen Lipman will return to The REP this October in a brand new play by Oliver Cotton, Daytona Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/daytona/ We’re Home! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/were-home/ A digital facelift and a special offer... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/were-home/ Right, Smack-Bang in the Heart of it! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/right-smack-bang-in-the-heart-of-it/ Clive Judd, one of the REP Foundry artists, talks about what drew him to make art in Birmingham… Thu, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/right-smack-bang-in-the-heart-of-it/ A Passionate Woman has been postponed http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-passionate-woman-has-been-postponed/ We regret to announce the postponement of the forthcoming production, A Passionate Woman... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-passionate-woman-has-been-postponed/ A Set Of False Teeth, A Coat Full Of Crisps And 22 Lunch Boxes http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-set-of-false-teeth-a-coat-full-of-crisps-and-22/ Young REP Director, Tom Saunders, has been working on this month’s Young REP Summer Festival and talks about the success of recent production ITTULLKYLLYOOIFFYOODOO Tue, 09 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-set-of-false-teeth-a-coat-full-of-crisps-and-22/ New Audio Walk Brings 100 Years of Dramatic History Back To Life http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-audio-walk-brings-100-years-of-dramatic-histor/ A new city centre audio walk is bringing 100 years of theatre in Birmingham back to life. Created as part of The REP’s centenary year, the REP100 Centenary Stroll is a free guide taking listeners on a walk through some of the city’s landmarks tracing moments in history and featuring archive recordings from the past Thu, 04 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-audio-walk-brings-100-years-of-dramatic-histor/ Our Box Office Is On The Move http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/our-box-office-is-on-the-move/ We are gradually relocating our box office service, The BOX, to our newly refurbished home in Centenary Square. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/our-box-office-is-on-the-move/ 'This is Polly. She'll be directing.' http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/this-is-polly-shell-be-directing/ Polly Tisdall talks about her experiences as a member of The REP's Foundry programme... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/this-is-polly-shell-be-directing/ A Feast of Stories http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-feast-of-stories/ Naomi Wood, who is assisting on Yumm-A-Yukk-A-Boo talks about the process of bringing this show – a Neighbourhood REP collaboration with a community library – to the stage. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-feast-of-stories/ Audio Walks Bring Tolkien’s Childhood Haunts To Life http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/audio-walks-bring-tolkiens-childhood-haunts-to-lif/ A new ‘audio walk’ inspired by some of the places that fired the imagination of The Hobbit author JRR Tolkien as a child will be launched on Sunday 16 June. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/audio-walks-bring-tolkiens-childhood-haunts-to-lif/ The Industry I Wanted To Work In http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-industry-i-wanted-to-work-in/ Our new Publicity Assistant, Vicki Ellery-Jones, talks about how volunteering at The REP led to a permanent job here Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-industry-i-wanted-to-work-in/ Online booking temporarily unavailable on Sunday http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/online-booking-temporarily-unavailable-on-sunday/ The ticket booking section of our website will be briefly unavailable on Sunday 9 March 2013. Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/online-booking-temporarily-unavailable-on-sunday/ BE festival is back for 2013 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/be-festival-is-back-for-2013/ Our friends at BE Festival will be welcoming some of Europes finest talent to Birmingham next month... Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/be-festival-is-back-for-2013/ Big Arts Picnic Set For Ward End Park http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/big-arts-picnic-set-for-ward-end-park/ Residents from across Ward End and Hodge Hill are being encouraged to dig out their picnic rug, pack some sandwiches and join in the Big Arts Picnic at Ward End Park on Sunday 2 June. The Big Arts Picnic promises a packed afternoon of fun arts activities for everyone to enjoy and even try their hand at. The event will feature a special performance of Eat! – a tasty theatrical treat staged in caravans by Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Black Country Touring. There will also be oppor... Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/big-arts-picnic-set-for-ward-end-park/ Over 200 Local Young People Take To The Stage For A Summer Festival of Theatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/over-200-local-young-people-take-to-the-stage-for/ For two weeks this July, over 200 young people from across Birmingham and the West Midlands will take to the stage for a Summer Festival of Theatre. Tue, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/over-200-local-young-people-take-to-the-stage-for/ A Stepping Stone To Creating Beautiful Work http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-stepping-stone-to-creating-beautiful-work/ Amerah Saleh talks about her experiences as a member of The REP's Foundry programme... Thu, 23 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-stepping-stone-to-creating-beautiful-work/ View our Autumn/Winter 2013 brochure! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/view-our-autumn-winter-2013-brochure/ Our autumn/winter brochure is now available online... Sun, 19 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/view-our-autumn-winter-2013-brochure/ A Lucky Break http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-lucky-break/ Lucky Rae talks about her placement with last year's production of Eat! and rejoins the team this year for the Wolverhampton performances... Thu, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-lucky-break/ New Youth Theatre Group in Wolverhampton http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-youth-theatre-group-in-wolverhampton/ The REP is preparing to launch a new youth theatre in Wolverhampton, the Arena Young REP. Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-youth-theatre-group-in-wolverhampton/ Emerging West Midlands Writers and Directors Given Major Boost http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/emerging-west-midlands-writers-and-directors-given/ Emerging theatre artists in the West Midlands have been given a boost with the news that, thanks to significant support from The Leverhulme Trust, our REP Foundry artist development programme will continue until 2016. Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/emerging-west-midlands-writers-and-directors-given/ Fat Priests http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/fat-priests/ So I had this small play on earlier in the week. Very small... Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/fat-priests/ The World of Impenetrable Shadows http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-world-of-impenetrable-shadows/ Roy Eynhallow enters Moseley Bog after dark for our Neighbourhood REP project: Light From The Shadows Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-world-of-impenetrable-shadows/ Improvements in progress http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/improvements-in-progress/ Please bear with us on Wednesday, when our box office system may be intermittently unavailable due to upgrades. Tue, 07 May 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/improvements-in-progress/ The Countdown to Re-opening Begins http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-countdown-to-re-opening-begins/ The REP’s two-and-a-half-year refurbishment project reaches a major milestone this week Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-countdown-to-re-opening-begins/ Eat! Caravans Journey To Wolverhampton http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/eat-caravans-journey-to-wolverhampton/ Due to popular demand The REP and Black Country Touring will restage Eat! in Wolverhampton this May. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/eat-caravans-journey-to-wolverhampton/ REP100 Exhibition Takes To The Road http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rep100-exhibition-takes-to-the-road/ From April to November the REP100 touring exhibition will visit community libraries, the RSC and the Malvern Festival. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rep100-exhibition-takes-to-the-road/ New Library of Birmingham App Showcases The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-library-of-birmingham-app-showcases-the-rep/ From leading ladies to groundbreaking writers, people will soon be able to carry a little bit of The REP's history in their pocket Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-library-of-birmingham-app-showcases-the-rep/ New Writers-In-Residence Appointed http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-writers-in-residence-appointed/ Birmingham born writers, Robin French and Rachel De-Lahay are to join us as Writers-In-Residence Tue, 09 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/new-writers-in-residence-appointed/ Casting Announced on The National Theatre’s People http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/casting-announced-on-the-national-theatres-people/ We’re delighted to announce the casting for the forthcoming National Theatre tour of People, which will reopen The REP’s Main auditorium on 3 September 2013. Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/casting-announced-on-the-national-theatres-people/ Grosvenor G Casino Supports The REP For A Sixth Consecutive Year http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/grosvenor-g-casino-supports-the-rep-for-a-sixth-co/ Long term supporters of Birmingham Repertory Theatre, the award-winning Grosvenor G Casino, have announced their sponsorship of the theatre for a sixth consecutive year. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/grosvenor-g-casino-supports-the-rep-for-a-sixth-co/ Alright, who was dreaming of a white Easter? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/alright-who-was-dreaming-of-a-white-easter/ The snow has started falling again here in Birmingham, so we just thought we'd give you a quick update on our plans for the weekend. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/alright-who-was-dreaming-of-a-white-easter/ Quite a return for Roderick! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/quite-a-return-for-roderick/ Roderick Smith, who is playing Bert Woodhead in Heather Gardner, began his career on the Old Rep stage as a page-boy in 1968! Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/quite-a-return-for-roderick/ Chime time for Heather Gardner! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/chime-time-for-heather-gardner/ Our Head of Sound, Dan Hoole, has been recording some sound effects for our upcoming production of Heather Gardner... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/chime-time-for-heather-gardner/ Celebrating the Drama Queens http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/celebrating-the-drama-queens/ Gwendolen Whitaker, curator for the REP100 project is celebrating International Women's Day... Fri, 08 Mar 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/celebrating-the-drama-queens/ Heather Gardner rehearsal photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/heather-gardner-rehearsal-photographs-now-online/ Take a look at how the Heather Gardner cast are bringing an Ibsen classic to 1960s Birmingham... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/heather-gardner-rehearsal-photographs-now-online/ An exciting opportunity in Hall Green http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/an-exciting-opportunity-in-hall-green/ Do you like stories? Do you enjoy getting out in the fresh air? Are you interested in local history? Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/an-exciting-opportunity-in-hall-green/ Party like we're more than 99! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/party-like-were-more-than-99/ Clare Lovell, Digital Officer for the REP, updates us on the theatre’s birthday celebrations… On 15 February 1913, the REP turned 100 years old. We celebrated by launching our autumn season and holding the press night for our production of I Was A Rat!. In 1913, the first ever performance at The REP opened with the recital of a poem by John Drinkwater, written especially for the occasion, so we closed our 100th birthday performance with a funny and touching poem by Steve ‘... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/party-like-were-more-than-99/ Your Birthday Messages http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/your-birthday-messages/ What you've been saying on twitter... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/your-birthday-messages/ Announcing Our Reopening Season! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/announcing-our-reopening-season/ Roxana Silbert, the new artistic director of The REP, has outlined her plans for our reopening season. Autumn and Winter 2013 is Roxana’s first full season at The REP and also marks the reopening of the theatre’s Broad Street home following its two-and-a half-year closure for major refurbishment. The REP reopens to the public on Tuesday, September 3rd with a new 300-seat studio theatre -created through the partnership with the new Library of Birmingham – as well as the restoration of ... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/announcing-our-reopening-season/ Creating Theatre Goers Of The Future http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/creating-theatre-goers-of-the-future/ Hundreds of babies born at two Birmingham hospitals this week are being given the chance of a lifetime – free theatre until they are ten years old. The exciting project, REP’s Children, is run as part of our centenary celebrations. All babies born in City and Heartlands hospitals during The REP’s 100th birthday week (February 11 – 17) will be offered a free theatre experience every year for the first ten years of their lives. The project will begin with the newborns and t... Fri, 08 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/creating-theatre-goers-of-the-future/ We're Pleased To Announce Our New Catering Partners, Searcys http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/were-pleased-to-announce-our-new-catering-partners/ The renowned catering company responsible for such iconic destinations as the Champagne Bar at St Pancras International Station and the private members' club at the top of the Gherkin are set to operate our new bar and brasserie when it reopens in September 2013. Thu, 07 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/were-pleased-to-announce-our-new-catering-partners/ Cast Announced For Heather Gardner http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-announced-for-heather-gardner/ The cast for our forthcoming production of Heather Gardner has been announced. Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-announced-for-heather-gardner/ Alan Bennett’s new play People To Reopen Birmingham Repertory Theatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/alan-bennetts-new-play-people-to-reopen-birmingham/ Alan Bennett’s new play People will reopen Birmingham Repertory Theatre this September following the theatre’s two and a half year closure for refurbishment. Following its sell-out run at the National Theatre, the play will commence its UK tour at The REP from 3 – 21 September. Booking for this major production, and the rest of The REP’s exciting return-home season will open during the theatre’s 100th birthday celebrations in February. Priority bookings for members... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/alan-bennetts-new-play-people-to-reopen-birmingham/ The Snow Must Go On! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-snow-must-go-on/ Important information on performances and Young REP rehearsals during the current weather... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-snow-must-go-on/ Big Names in Very Small Text! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/big-names-in-small-text/ Every Thursday, myself and around a dozen others have been heading to Birmingham's Central Library to delve into the numerous cardboard boxes holding the REP's archive... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/big-names-in-small-text/ The Writers Directors and Theatre-Makers of The First REP Foundry! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-writers-directors-and-theatre-makers-of-the-fi/ We're pleased to announce the 18 artists who will be part of its exciting new year-long programme, REP Foundry. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-writers-directors-and-theatre-makers-of-the-fi/ Where's Teacher? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/wheres-teacher/ One of our youth theatre companies, the Young REP Juniors have written and performed a new play called "Where’s Teacher" Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/wheres-teacher/ Back From The River Bank http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/back-from-the-riverbank/ Our friends at Language Alive update us on the work they’ve been doing in schools to tie in with The REP’s production of The Wind In The Willows… Fri, 28 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/back-from-the-riverbank/ REP100: Treating Our Volunteers http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-treating-our-volunteers/ Rebecca Targett, intern on the REP100 project talks about the the latest meeting of the project’s volunteers… Our lucky volunteers were treated to a night at the Casino! Thanks to REP100’s sponsor Grosvenor G Casino. Welcomed by a champagne reception and a delicious three course meal it was the perfect time for volunteers to catch up with one another and discuss the project, and strengthen our friendship bonds. The Casino was the ideal atmosphere for our frivolous fun; it gave... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-treating-our-volunteers/ The Rememberers http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rememberers/ Our production of The Rememberers arrives at The Old Vic. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-rememberers/ Young REP tackle new skills http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/young-rep-tackle-new-skills/ On Saturday, the Young REP completed an exciting term-long project Mon, 17 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/young-rep-tackle-new-skills/ Mr Badgers Challenge http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/mr-badgers-challenge/ Congratulations to Martha and Niamh winners of Mr Badger's Challenge! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/mr-badgers-challenge/ A Christmas Cracker Of A Show! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-christmas-cracker-of-a-show/ Our production of The Wind In The Willows runs until January. If you’re still wondering whether to book, why not take a look at what the reviewers have been saying? “This children’s favourite about woodland and riverside friends is brought hop, skip and jumping to life.”The Stage “A Christmas cracker of a show. […] An ever-revolving mixture of nostalgia, foresight and contemporary relevance, The Wind In The Willows has something for all ages.”Birmingham Mail... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-christmas-cracker-of-a-show/ The Snowman flies cross-country! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-snowman-flies-cross-country/ The Snowman will be busy this festive season! Thu, 06 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-snowman-flies-cross-country/ Cast and tour announced for Philip Pullman's I Was A Rat! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-and-tour-announced-for-philip-pullmans-i-was/ The cast and UK tour of Philip Pullman's I Was A Rat! has been announced. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-and-tour-announced-for-philip-pullmans-i-was/ Advent Calendar 2012 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/advent-calendar-2012/ The REP is counting down to Christmas... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/advent-calendar-2012/ Local Stories And Memories Needed For 100th Birthday Celebrations http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-stories-and-memories-needed-for-100th-birthd/ Volunteers from The REP will be camping out in Centenary Square during the Christmas season in a special REP100 Caravan. Fri, 16 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-stories-and-memories-needed-for-100th-birthd/ Box Office Upgrade Information http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/box-office-upgrade-information/ We’re installing a new Box Office system which will lead to some unavoidable disruption from 8 - 14 November. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/box-office-upgrade-information/ He(a)rd http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/heard/ Members of the Young REP have been collaborating with Laura Cooper and Ikon Gallery Tue, 06 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/heard/ Extra Tickets Released For Dim Sum Nights! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/extra-tickets-released-for-dim-sum-nights/ Due to popular demand extra tickets have been released for Dim Sum Nights. This unique new show by Yellow Earth will be performed in a restaurant in the heart of Birmingham’s Chinatown from the 13 to 15 November. Dim Sum Nights, which takes place at the Ming Moon restaurant, promises to tickle both minds and taste buds by combining bite-sized pieces of theatre with Chinese Dim Sum and tea. The show has been particularly popular since it went on sale in the spring so book your tickets ... Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/extra-tickets-released-for-dim-sum-nights/ Rehearsals begin for The Wind In The Willows http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rehearsals-begin-for-the-wind-in-the-willows/ Rehearsals have just started for The Wind In The Willows and we are thrilled to announce a wonderful cast. The cast of sixteen actor / musicians will bring a host of wonderful characters to life. Playing Toad is Matthew Douglas. Matthew, a graduate of the University Of Birmingham, recently starred in The REP’s double bill of productions Travesties and The Importance Of Being Earnest. Joining Matthew as Badger will be Robert Pickavance. Robert has had a varied television career appearing i... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rehearsals-begin-for-the-wind-in-the-willows/ Open Doors Weekend http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/open-doors-weekend/ The REP and the new Library of Birmingham will be throwing open our doors to the public as part of the forthcoming Open Doors Weekend a nationwide series of events inviting members of the public to visit working construction sites. Following a brief introduction to the site, visitors will be able to view how construction of a world class public building located in a very active city centre has had its challenges, successes and achievements. They will view an innovative induction video that t... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/open-doors-weekend/ Project YOUtheatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/project-youtheatre/ Workshops for young people in performance, design, songwriting, stand-up comedy, special effects, spoken word, stage combat, dance, puppetry and playwriting! Thu, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/project-youtheatre/ Helping people Eat! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/helping-people-eat/ We're asking audience members to bring along items of food which we will then donate to the West Bromwich Food Bank Tue, 16 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/helping-people-eat/ REP 100: Our Volunteers Get Going! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep-100-our-volunteers-get-going/ The latest update from REP100 Team. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep-100-our-volunteers-get-going/ Open Access Directors Workshop http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/open-access-directors-workshop/ Run by the JMK Trust, this free, day-long workshop will explore different aspects of working as a theatre director Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/open-access-directors-workshop/ Forests Embarks on European Tour http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/forests-embarks-on-european-tour/ Following its world premiere in Birmingham, Calixto Bieito's groundbreaking production, Forests, embarks on a European tour Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/forests-embarks-on-european-tour/ Calling All Emerging West Midlands Directors, Writers and Theatre-makers http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/calling-all-emerging-west-midlands-directors-write/ REP Foundry is a new initiative that will invest in and support six writers, six directors and six theatre-makers by offering them a year-long development and mentoring programme Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/calling-all-emerging-west-midlands-directors-write/ Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/happy-talk-like-a-pirate-day/ Ahoy there, me hearties! September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, so we thought we’d celebrate with some pictures from our archive of Captain Hook and his fearsome crew in the REP’s 2007 production of Peter Pan. If you’d like to try your hand at flying the Jolly Roger yourself, you can hire The REP’s costumes and props from Peter Pan and many of our other shows. Or if you’d rather try your hand at digging up more buried treasure from the theatre&#... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/happy-talk-like-a-pirate-day/ New Artistic Director Roxana Silbert Announces Birmingham Rep’s Exciting 100th Birthday Season http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/roxana-silbert-announces-birthday-plans/ New artistic director, Roxana Silbert, has announced plans for the company’s 100th birthday season in February 2013 and the future of the theatre. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/roxana-silbert-announces-birthday-plans/ REP100 Discoveries in the Archive http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-discoveries-in-the-archive/ We've started making some exciting discoveries in the archive, and we're planing for our first volunteer induction days. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-discoveries-in-the-archive/ Rivers and Forests at Artsfest 2012 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rivers-and-forests-at-artsfest-2012/ The REP will be at ArtsFest this weekend and we hope you'll be joining us! Here’s some information to help you plan your weekend and take advantage of our great ticket offers for ArtsFest 2012. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/rivers-and-forests-at-artsfest-2012/ REP100: The journey begins... http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-the-journey-begins/ Jenny Smith, Project Producer for REP100 talks about her first week at The REP… Tue, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/rep100-the-journey-begins/ Engarde! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/engarde/ Our Education Officer, Fiona, has spent the last couple of weeks undergoing some rather exciting training... Fri, 03 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/engarde/ The first summer schools of 2012 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-first-summer-schools-of-2012/ The REP’s Learning & Participation team are in the middle of summer school madness! Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/the-first-summer-schools-of-2012/ Casting announced for Our Country's Good http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/casting-announced-for-our-countrys-good/ The cast for Our Country's Good has been announced.The company includes a number of actors who will be familiar to REP audiences... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/casting-announced-for-our-countrys-good/ The REP's 100-Year History Comes To Life http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-100-year-history-comes-to-life/ Our new website will bring to life antique archive of rare photographs, letters and newspaper articles... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-reps-100-year-history-comes-to-life/ Young REP Summer Schools 2012 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/young-rep-summer-schools/ We have two great opportunities this summer for young people aged 11-18... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/young-rep-summer-schools/ A Right Royal Kidnapping! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-right-royal-kidnapping/ If you missed the Queen on her visit to Birmingham yesterday, you'll have a chance to catch her at The Old Rep Theatre next week... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/a-right-royal-kidnapping/ Make theatre while the sun shines! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/make-theatre-while-the-sun-shines/ The weather's finally brightened up and it really couldn't have happened soon enough for us here at The REP, as we prepare for this week's outdoor events... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/make-theatre-while-the-sun-shines/ Top Gear Eat Your Heart Out! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/top-gear-eat-your-heart-out/ We're adapting some caravans for an exciting new show this Autumn... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/top-gear-eat-your-heart-out/ Cast Announced For Calixto Bieito's Forests http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-announced-for-calixto-bieitos-forests/ Hayley Carmichael, George Costigan, Christopher Simpson and Katy Stephens plus leading Catalan actors Josep Maria Pou, Roser Cami and singer Maika Makovski have been cast in Calixto Bieito's Forests, Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/cast-announced-for-calixto-bieitos-forests/ From Zombies To Pigs... http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/from-zombies-to-pigs/ Design Assistant, Laura Brannon talks about her first job for The REP... Wed, 04 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/from-zombies-to-pigs/ Local People Bring Story of Medieval Witchcraft To Life In Castle Ruins http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-people-bring-story-of-medieval-witchcraft-to/ Over sixty volunteers from across Birmingham are bringing a dramatic story of witchcraft, evil barons, plague and pestilence to life amid the ruins of a medieval castle this week. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/local-people-bring-story-of-medieval-witchcraft-to/ Free Workshops And Events http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/free-workshops-and-events/ We've got two exciting opportunities coming up for emerging or aspiring theatre professionals Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/free-workshops-and-events/ The Just Price Of Flowers Is 'An Absolute Pleasure' http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-just-price-of-flowers-is-an-absolute-pleasure/ Some quotes from reviewers and audience members about The Just Price Of Flowers... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/the-just-price-of-flowers-is-an-absolute-pleasure/ Birmingham Made Me http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-made-me/ The REP is thrilled to be part of the inaugural Birmingham Made Me Design EXPO which opens at Birmingham’s Mailbox today. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-made-me/ Harborne Herald: One Week To Go http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/harborne-herald-rehearsals/ An update on rehearsals from the performers Wed, 13 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/harborne-herald-rehearsals/ Free props, costume and make-up workshops http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/free-props-costume-and-make-up-workshops/ We will be holding open workshops in the Weoley Castle area, so that people interested in getting involved behind the scenes can learn more about props, costumes and make-up. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/free-props-costume-and-make-up-workshops/ Young REP go MAD: Bank Holiday Weekend http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/young-rep-go-mad-bank-holiday-weekend/ Our youth theatre escaped last weekend's rain by heading off to Madrid... Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/young-rep-go-mad-bank-holiday-weekend/ Three Generations of Ladywood Residents Create Stories For Local Library http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/three-generations-of-ladywood-residents/ Three generations of Ladywood residents are sharing and creating their own stories for a new project at Spring Hill library in collaboration with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. And on Saturday, May 26th, the stories are being brought to life amongst the shelves of books of the library. Since November last year pensioners, pupils from Brookfields Primary School and mums and toddlers from across Ladywood, have been working with award-winning storyteller Peter Chand to tell their own stories. To... Wed, 23 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/three-generations-of-ladywood-residents/ Ilam Hall: Day Five http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-five/ Day Five of our residential schools project in the Peak District Sat, 19 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-five/ Ilam Hall: Day Four http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-four/ Day Four of our residential schools project in the Peak District Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-four/ Catalyst Arts Award from Arts Council England http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/catalyst-arts-award-from-arts-council-england/ Arts Council England today announced that Birmingham Repertory Theatre has been successful in securing an award from its £30 million Catalyst Arts awards Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/catalyst-arts-award-from-arts-council-england/ Ilam Hall: Day Three http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-three/ Day Two of our residential schools project in the Peak District Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-three/ Autumn/Winter Season Now On Sale http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/autumn-winter-2012/ Our programme of work for Autumn and Winter 2012 is now on sale! Wed, 16 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/autumn-winter-2012/ Ilam Hall: Day Two http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-two/ Day Two of our residential schools project in the Peak District Wed, 16 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-two/ Ilam Hall: Day One http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-one/ Day One of our residential schools project in the Peak District Mon, 14 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/ilam-hall-day-one/ A Peek at Rehearsals for The Witches' Promise http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-peek-at-rehearsals-for-the-witches-promise/ Naomi Woods, Assistant Director of The Witches Promise introduces us to the project with a short video... Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/a-peek-at-rehearsals-for-the-witches-promise/ Theatre Art Finds a Home in The Pavillions http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/theatre-art-finds-home-in-pavillions/ Paintings by The REP’s Art Class on the theme of Home are being exhibited at the Pavilions shopping centre until 13th May 2011. Thu, 26 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/theatre-art-finds-home-in-pavillions/ Reports from the Fierce Press Gang http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/reports-from-the-fierce-press-gang/ Emily O’Brien and Anna Piper from the Fierce Press Gang report on two of The REP’s recent productions. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/reports-from-the-fierce-press-gang/ West Midlands well represented in this year's Norman Beaton http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/west-midlands-well-represented-in-this-years-norma/ Both the winner and the runner up of this year's Norman Beaton Fellowship are West Midlands performers put forward by The REP Thu, 05 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/west-midlands-well-represented-in-this-years-norma/ Historical Harborne http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/historical-harborne/ Arzhang Pehzman talks about delving into Harborne's history... Mon, 02 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/historical-harborne/ Living Books: Are you good at reading people? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/are-you-good-at-reading-people/ An account of reading the living books from Time Has Fallen Asleep In The Afternoon Sunshine. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/are-you-good-at-reading-people/ We want your food stories! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/we-want-your-food-stories/ The REP, and Black Country Touring in association with Foursight Theatre are cooking up a new piece of drama based on your food stories. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/we-want-your-food-stories/ Seven Seaside Stories and a Bag of Chips http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/seven-seaside-stories-and-a-bag-of-chips/ Last week marked the culmination of the Seven Seaside Stories project, in which students from Queen Alexandra College for the visually impaired worked with The REP to create a multisensory performance for young children Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/seven-seaside-stories-and-a-bag-of-chips/ Weoley Castle Performers Needed To Bring Castle Ruins To Life http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/weoley-castle-performers-needed-to-bring-castle-ru/ Have you ever dreamt of treading the boards? Are you a talented performer who would love to share your gift? Birmingham Repertory Theatre can make it happen! The REP are looking for residents from Weoley Castle and the surrounding area who would like to get involved in a new large-scale community production, The Witches’ Promise by Stephanie Dale. Working in partnership with Weoley Castle and Weoley Castle Library as part of The REP’s Neighbourhood REP projects, the play will be per... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/weoley-castle-performers-needed-to-bring-castle-ru/ Theatre To Reopen In September 2013 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/date-set-for-the-rep-to-reopen/ We will reopen to the public in September 2013! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/date-set-for-the-rep-to-reopen/ Living Books: More than a sheaf of pages http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/living-books-more-than-a-sheaf-of-pages/ One of the participants from Time Has Fallen Asleep In The Afternoon Sunshine talks about being a Living Book Mon, 19 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blogs/living-books-more-than-a-sheaf-of-pages/ Birmingham academy announces partnership with The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-academy-announces-partnership-with-the/ The Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) has announced a new partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/birmingham-academy-announces-partnership-with-the/ Patients At Heartlands Hospital Pen Radio Drama http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/patients-at-heartlands-hospital-pen-radio-drama/ Patients from the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Unit at Heartlands Hospital are given a taste of the creative arts... Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/patients-at-heartlands-hospital-pen-radio-drama/ Arts Brings Like Minded People Together To Look At The Effects Of Mental Health http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/arts-brings-like-minded-people-together-to-look-at/ A free symposium discussing the effects of mental health on young people and the impact of arts practice in mental health settings will be held on Thursday, March 1st at mac in Cannon Hill Park. Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/arts-brings-like-minded-people-together-to-look-at/ Four West Midlands teachers collaborate on a piece of theatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/four-west-midlands-teachers-collaborate-on-a-piece/ Four teachers from schools in the West Midlands have collaborated on a piece of theatre created in response to The REP’s production of Gravity Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/four-west-midlands-teachers-collaborate-on-a-piece/ Ratty, Mole, Toad and Badger Join Birmingham Repertory Theatre for Christmas 2012 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ratty-mole-toad-and-badger-join-birmingham-reperto/ Today is Birmingham Repertory Theatre's 99th birthday and to celebrate, we're selling 99 tickets at 99 pence for The Wind In The Willows, our2012 Christmas production. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ratty-mole-toad-and-badger-join-birmingham-reperto/ Young REP: Hamlet Rehearsals http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-hamlet-rehearsals/ A member of Young REP Juniors talks about Saturday's rehearsal Tue, 14 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-hamlet-rehearsals/ Young REP: Audioblog http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-audioblog/ A member of Young REP Juniors records a short audioblog about the rehearsals for Hamlet Wed, 08 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-audioblog/ Young REP: Juniors http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-juniors/ Two of the Young REP Juniors talk about what they've been up to recently Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-juniors/ UK Tour and Casting Announced For Gravity http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/uk-tour-and-casting-announced-for-gravity/ Following its world premiere at mac this Spring, Arzhang Pezhman's gripping new play will head out on a UK tour. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/uk-tour-and-casting-announced-for-gravity/ Young REP: Playwrights http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-young-playwrights/ Young REP member Tom talks about how he's enjoying the new Young REP Playwrights group. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-young-playwrights/ Waiting For Godot - Week Three http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/waiting-for-godot-week-three/ Through the Boys Eyes: the third rehearsal blog for Waiting For Godot Mon, 23 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/waiting-for-godot-week-three/ New shows for 2012 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/new-shows-for-2012/ We're delighted to announce the arrival of five new shows in five new venues for 2012 Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/new-shows-for-2012/ Young REP: The New Term Begins http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-the-new-term-begins/ 12 year old Jessica updates us on the progress of the Young REP. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-the-new-term-begins/ All Black Cast Wait For Beckett's Mysterious Godot http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/all-black-cast-wait-for-becketts-mysterious-godot/ Casting has been announced for Samuel Beckett's masterpiece Waiting For Godot which opens at The Old Rep on March 13th. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/all-black-cast-wait-for-becketts-mysterious-godot/ Waiting For Godot - Week Two http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/waiting-for-godot-week-two/ Leaves, boots and iPads. The second rehearsal blog for Waiting For Godot Mon, 09 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/waiting-for-godot-week-two/ Waiting For Godot - Week One http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/waiting-for-godot-week-one/ Tweeds, zoot suit or butler's uniform? The first rehearsal blog for Waiting For Godot Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/waiting-for-godot-week-one/ Home Educator Workshops at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/home-educator-workshops-at-the-rep/ A Home Educators group asked if we could provide them with some training so that they could use drama and theatre in their children's learning and of course, we jumped at the chance! Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/home-educator-workshops-at-the-rep/ Ticketing Site Maintenance http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ticketing-site-maintenance/ Our ticketing site will be down on 5 January between 9 and 10am for routine maintenance. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ticketing-site-maintenance/ Charity Costume Giveaway http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/charity-costume-giveaway/ The REP's Fairy Goody has been very busy lately - not just spinning the cloth for Sleeping Beauty's new dress, but also helping us to donate some of the theatre's costumes! Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/charity-costume-giveaway/ Christmas Opening Hours http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-opening-hours/ The Christmas opening hours for our Box Office in Birmingham Central Library are... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-opening-hours/ Fun for all the family http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/fun-for-all-the-family/ On Saturday 17th December The REP's Learning & Participation team led a Family Day... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/fun-for-all-the-family/ Prop Hire: The Inquisition's Chairs http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/prop-hire-the-inquisitions-chairs/ Need some extra chairs for a Christmas or New Year's party, but want something a bit special? Why not hire these chairs from The REP's stores? Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/prop-hire-the-inquisitions-chairs/ Four Theatres And Four Writers Unite to Reveal Attitudes Towards Europe http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/four-theatres-and-four-writers-unite/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre is joining forces with three other leading theatres from across Europe to create a unique piece of theatre revealing varying attitudes towards Europe across the continent Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/four-theatres-and-four-writers-unite/ Abstract Beauty in Central Library http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/abstract-beauty-in-central-library/ The REP Art Class have been creating abstract paintings inspired by The REP's production of Sleeping Beauty... Fri, 09 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/abstract-beauty-in-central-library/ The Snowman brings the snow http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-snowman-brings-the-snow/ The Snowman will be making appearances around Birmingham throughout December and bringing some seasonal weather with him! Thu, 01 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-snowman-brings-the-snow/ Take a look at Sleeping Beauty http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/take-a-look-at-sleeping-beauty/ Sleeping Beauty has arrived at The Crescent Theatre and we’ve just uploaded a selection of photographs and a 360° panorama of the set. Why not take a peek? Wed, 30 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/take-a-look-at-sleeping-beauty/ Our Online Change Of Scenery http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/our-online-change-of-scenery/ Welcome to our new website. With so much going on during The REP's Change of Scenery we've redesigned our website to make it easier to use and to improve the overall experience of The REP online a more friendly and informative one. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/our-online-change-of-scenery/ Prop Hire: The Crocodile http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/prop-hire-the-crocodile/ This giant crocodile was Captain Hook's nemesis in The REP's 2007 production of Peter Pan and can be hired by schools, youth theatres or amateur dramatic societies. Fri, 11 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/prop-hire-the-crocodile/ The REP's African Adventure http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-reps-african-adventure/ Our Education Officer, Fiona, is in South Africa working with pupils there to develop forthcoming play Hip Hope Hero Fri, 04 Nov 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-reps-african-adventure/ Recycled Books Find New Life Centre Stage http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/recycled-books-find-new-life-centre-stage/ Books from Birmingham's Central Library are being given a new lease of life on stage with The REP thanks to the creative thinking of librarians. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/recycled-books-find-new-life-centre-stage/ A Splash Of Colour http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-splash-of-colour/ As we've just announced our new season which includes Catherine Wheels Theatre Company's production of White, a play about bringing a splash of colour into a completely white world, we thought we’d share some work from our Art Class... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-splash-of-colour/ Read reviews for The REP's Double Bill at The Old Rep Theatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/read-reviews-for-the-reps-double-bill-at-the-old-r/ Our double bill of The Importance Of Being Earnest and Travesties at The Old Rep Theatre are in full swing and the reviews are flooding in. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/read-reviews-for-the-reps-double-bill-at-the-old-r/ Spring And Summer Season 2012 On Sale! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/tickets-for-2011-now-on-sale/ As The REP marks its second year off-site we are continuing to perform at other venues across the city including mac, The Old Rep Theatre, A E Harris, Birmingham’s Central Library and other community libraries, the ruins of a medieval castle and even a city centre promenade performance. Fri, 30 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/tickets-for-2011-now-on-sale/ The REP and Library of Birmingham celebrates Topping Out http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-and-library-of-birmingham-celebrates-toppi/ Yesterday, Cllr Whitby laid the last piece of concrete on the highest point of the new Library of Birmingham at the official Topping Out ceremony. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-and-library-of-birmingham-celebrates-toppi/ Interested in Playwriting? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/interested-in-playwriting/ The REP is pleased to announce the formation of Young REP Playwrights. A new group for writers aged 14-18. Wed, 07 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/interested-in-playwriting/ The Rep Announces New Production As Part Of The World Shakespeare Festival http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/world-shakespeare-festival/ A brand new production presented by The REP as part of the World Shakespeare Festival has been announced. Tue, 06 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/world-shakespeare-festival/ Identity http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/identity/ Following on from the success of last year's project, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Telford Find Your Talent is embarking on the second leg of a theatrical exchange programme with Calgary Young People's Theatre from Canada. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/identity/ Free events this Autumn at The Old Rep Theatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/free-events-this-autumn-at-the-old-rep-theatre/ There are a variety of exciting free events taking place this Autumn to coincide with our productions of The Importance Of Being Earnest and Travesties... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/free-events-this-autumn-at-the-old-rep-theatre/ Website Downtime http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/website-downtime-x/ We just wanted to give you advance notice that our website will be down for a few hours on the evening of Sunday 24 July. Fri, 22 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/website-downtime-x/ Birmingham Pupils Design Library And Theatre Complex Of The Future http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/future-vision/ Young people from four Birmingham schools have just celebrated the culmination of a ten-week engineering and architecture project called Future Vision, which has seen them develop designs for a library and theatre complex of the future. Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/future-vision/ Toy Theatre Festival 2011 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/toy-theatre-festival-2011/ The REP's Learning and Participation department has once again been hard at work preparing for this year’s Toy Theatre Festival. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/toy-theatre-festival-2011/ The REP heads to Latitude with Wasted http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-heads-to-latitude-with-wasted/ The REP will be heading to Latitude once again this year with the world premiere of Kate Tempest's Wasted. Tue, 12 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-heads-to-latitude-with-wasted/ The REP Brings Theatre To Life With Neighbourhood Libraries http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-rep-brings-theatre-to-life-with-neighbo/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre is joining forces with Birmingham City Council’s Library and Archive Services to bring a range of theatre projects to six local libraries across the city. Wed, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-rep-brings-theatre-to-life-with-neighbo/ Casting Announcement for The REP's Double Bill of Plays http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/casting-announcement-for-the-rep-s-double-bill-of-/ The cast for The Importance of Being Earnest and Travesties has been announced. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/casting-announcement-for-the-rep-s-double-bill-of-/ Birmingham talent recognised at Norman Beaton Fellowship http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-talent-recognised-at-norman-beaton-fell/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s Casting Co-ordinator Alison Solomon recently took part in the 2011 Norman Beaton Fellowship. Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-talent-recognised-at-norman-beaton-fell/ Ostrich Boys author Keith Gray visits Birmingham http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ostrich-boys-author-keith-gray-visits-birmingham/ Keith Gray, author of Ostrich Boys, visited Birmingham this week... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ostrich-boys-author-keith-gray-visits-birmingham/ Roxana Silbert Appointed As The REP's New Artistic Director http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/new-artistic-director/ Roxana Silbert has been appointed as The REP's new Artistic Director Tue, 31 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/new-artistic-director/ The Wiz is the Pride of Birmingham! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-wiz-is-the-pride-of-birmingham/ This bank holiday weekend the stars of The Wiz will be keeping the crowds entertained with a sneaky preview of some of the musical numbers from the show at Birmingham’s Pride Festival. Fri, 27 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-wiz-is-the-pride-of-birmingham/ Behind the scenes on The Wiz http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behind-the-scenes-on-the-wiz/ Every wished you could sneak in and watch our rehearsals? Sun, 15 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behind-the-scenes-on-the-wiz/ Curtain rises on new partnership http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/curtain-rises-on-new-partnership/ Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust have signed an agreement with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Hearth Centre to use drama to promote mental wellbeing. Sat, 14 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/curtain-rises-on-new-partnership/ Unwrapped http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/unwrapped/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Ulfah Arts are proud to present an exciting festival of new writing taking place this month at _mac birmingham_. Fri, 13 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/unwrapped/ Queen celebrates young people and performing arts http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/steve-ball-called-to-the-palace/ The REP’s Associate Director Steve Ball was invited to a reception at Buckingham Palace... Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/steve-ball-called-to-the-palace/ Looking For Yoghurt On The Road! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/looking-for-yoghurt-on-the-road/ Looking For Yoghurt, a funny and touching play inspired by the imagination and wisdom of children will be on tour this May. The play returns following its world premiere at The REP in Spring 2009 and a well-received tour of Korea and Japan in 2010. A theatrical treat for children aged 6+, Looking For Yoghurt follows the adventures of a young girl Norang, who meets two other children whilst looking for her friend, a stray cat called Yoghurt. Together they explore a strange, shadowy enchanted ... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/looking-for-yoghurt-on-the-road/ Ghost Boy wins Brian Way award http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ghost-boy-wins-brian-way-award/ Last night, Keith Saha won Theatre Centre (TC) Brian Way Award 2011 for his play Ghost Boy commissioned by 20 Stories High, Liverpool. Last year’s winner Laurence Wilson presented him with a cheque for £6,000 at the Shoreditch Town Hall, London where the ceremony took place. This Award celebrates best new play for young people in the UK. This year, an unprecedented number of plays competed for the prize. The winner was selected by a panel of five guest judges: Chris Taylor (Director of N... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ghost-boy-wins-brian-way-award/ Goodbye Yellow Brick Road! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bricks/ The REP’s production department has been busily building the spectacular set for our forthcoming super soul summer musical - The Wiz. A routine inspection this week has uncovered a misdemeanor – four very special golden bricks from our brick road have gone missing! Tue, 19 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bricks/ X-Factor Star Decides There's No Place Like Home http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/x-factor-star-decides-there-s-no-place-like-home/ After wowing judges on TV's X-Factor, Treyc Cohen returns to the West Midlands to play Dorothy in our production of The Wiz! Thu, 14 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/x-factor-star-decides-there-s-no-place-like-home/ Snow Forecast For Next Ten Years http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snow-forecast-for-next-10-years/ Snowmen will be a regular sight in London's West End for the next decade. Not the result of climate change, but thanks to a new 10-year deal to stage Birmingham Repertory Theatre's critically-acclaimed live version of Raymond Briggs' much-loved children’s classic, THE SNOWMAN, at the Peacock Theatre. Wed, 13 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snow-forecast-for-next-10-years/ Behna is back! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behna-is-back/ Our site-specific, Punjabi kitchen drama, Behna, returns to the West Midlands this month for a run at The Public in West Bromwich. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behna-is-back/ Ostrich Boys Teacher Day http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ostrich-boys-teacher-day/ The REP is pleased to announce a CPD Session for Key Stage 3 & 4 Teachers, supported by published resources and led by the Paul Bunyan & Ruth Moore, authors of the Ostrich Boys Methuen “Critical Scripts” Teaching Activities. Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/ostrich-boys-teacher-day/ Tour Dates Announced For Notes To Future Self http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/tour-dates-announced-for-notes-to-future-self/ Following its world premiere at mac this Spring, Lucy Caldwell’s poignant play, Notes To Future Self, will head out on a UK tour. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/tour-dates-announced-for-notes-to-future-self/ The Future Of ANLO? You'd Be Mad To Miss It! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-future-of-anlo-you-d-be-mad-to-miss-it/ The REP’s participation in A Night Less Ordinary, The Arts Council’s FREE tickets for young people scheme has now come to an end. The scheme’s been a massive success with over 8,122 free theatre tickets to see REP shows taken up by young people aged between 14 – 26 since February 2009. If you were one of the 4,986 lucky young people to have bagged a free theatre ticket from The REP and you’ve been well and truly bitten by that theatre bug – don’t worry – if you’... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-future-of-anlo-you-d-be-mad-to-miss-it/ Kerrang's Kate Lawler Jams With The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/kerrang-s-kate-lawler-jams-with-the-rep/ Kerrang Radio’s Kate Lawler will be introducing the bands at tomorrow night’s fundraising gig at the Jam House. All the proceeds from this gig will support our work both on and off stage. The night will include music from local bands including The Bleeding Hearts, Last Orders, Rock Steady and Jam House classics, The Crazy 88s. Tickets are on sale now from our Box Office for £10, online or by calling 0121 236 4455. And if you found all the restaurants were full this Valentine&#8217... Mon, 14 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/kerrang-s-kate-lawler-jams-with-the-rep/ Sandwell Students Bring Drama To The Classroom http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/sandwell-students-bring-drama-to-the-classroom/ Students from the Sandwell Ormiston Academy have been bringing a bit of drama to their lessons with the help of Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Fri, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/sandwell-students-bring-drama-to-the-classroom/ Director Announced for The Importance Of Being Earnest/Travesties http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/director-announced-for-the-importance-of-being-ear/ Director Announced for The Importance Of Being Earnest/Travesties Tue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/director-announced-for-the-importance-of-being-ear/ Casting Announced For Notes To Future Self http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/casting-announced-for-notes-to-future-self/ Casting for the forthcoming production Notes To Future Self has just been announced. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/casting-announced-for-notes-to-future-self/ We're Over Half Way There! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/were-halfway-there/ The response to our REPair Appeal which we launched last year has been amazing and we are pleased to announce that we are over half way towards reaching our target! Fri, 04 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/were-halfway-there/ A Sneak Peek Inside New Library of Birmingham http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/A-Sneak-Peek-Inside/ The Final Curtain has happened, the lights are down and our doors have now temporarily closed to the public until 2013. Over the last few weeks staff at The REP have been busy packing costumes and props and are slowly settling into their temporary home in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. The REP’s building in Centenary Square is now surrounded by hoardings as construction work on the theatre and Library of Birmingham gets underway. A computer-generated video tour of the Library of Birmi... Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/A-Sneak-Peek-Inside/ Take A Trip Into The Future http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/take-a-trip-into-the-future/ The comfort you’ve come to expectHeatersSeatingdrinks and snacks available inc hot chocolate and mulled wine plus rehearsal photos (from Albany dates) The first show of our off-site programme opens on Friday. Kenny Baraka’s The Rememberers is a dark and musical tale of survival, set in a post apocalyptic waste land where fresh water is running out and ‘The Rememberers’ must fight the sinister NorCon Corporation, in order to save the planet. We’ve just added a a selection o... Tue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/take-a-trip-into-the-future/ Acting Like Children http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/acting-like-children/ Acting Like Children Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/acting-like-children/ Verity Bargate Award http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/verity-bargate-award/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre is delighted to be supporting the return of the Verity Bargate Award – Soho Theatre’s national competition for the best new play by an emerging writer. The judges are looking for a new play that will stand out from the crowd – it might be your first script, it might be set in a kitchen or on the moon. The only limit is your imagination! This session will enliven your process by offering fresh eclectic exercises and lively discussion guaranteed to help ... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/verity-bargate-award/ The Final Curtain Draws Closer! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-final-curtain-draws-closer/ Join us as we mark the end of an era Fri, 31 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-final-curtain-draws-closer/ Opportunity For Writers http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/opportunity-for-writers/ The REP is now accepting submissions for a new writing programme in collaboration with Unicorn Theatre. Wed, 22 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/opportunity-for-writers/ Season's Greetings From The REP! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/seasons-greetings/ In the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas, we thought you might like to find out about some last minute present ideas from The REP. So here are our Top 12 Gift Ideas for The REP’s forthcoming season… 1. The Final Curtain is a one off celebratory event in The REP’s Main House on January 8 2011 – the final day that the theatre is open to the public before we close for two years and go on tour around the city. Birmingham born writer Steven Camden aka Polarbear has composed a pi... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/seasons-greetings/ A fond farewell http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/goodbye-rachel/ Our Artistic Director, Rachel Kavanaugh, will be leaving us next year to devote more time to her growing family. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/goodbye-rachel/ The Box is opening for bookings! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-box-is-opening-for-bookings/ Information about The REP's new booking office, which is opening in January 2011 Wed, 15 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-box-is-opening-for-bookings/ Join The Cast of The Wiz in a New Production by The REP! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/join-the-cast-of-the-wiz-in-a-new-production-by-th/ Wiz community cast call Wed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/join-the-cast-of-the-wiz-in-a-new-production-by-th/ Ever wanted to go behind the scenes with our youth theatre? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-documentary/ Check in each week to follow The REP’s very own reality show as Abigail, Anwen, Lewis, Oliver, Red and their friends rehearse for Secrets and Gardens! The Rep’s satellite youth theatre, Northfield Juniors will be shooting a six episode documentary to give all of our customers a look at what goes on behind the scenes. So if you’ve ever wondered how our youth theatre productions are put together, you can watch the episodes on the Young Rep Documentary page and then book ticke... Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-documentary/ The Snowman flies into your home http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-snowman-flies-into-your-home/ The REP's much-loved production of _The Snowman_ is now available on DVD! Tue, 16 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-snowman-flies-into-your-home/ Joanne Malin is hosting The Final Curtain! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/joanne-malin-final-curtain/ We’ve got something to broadcast: Joanne Malin’s hosting The Final Curtain! Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/joanne-malin-final-curtain/ Work Experience at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/work-experience-at-the-rep/ Interested in a work experience placement at The REP? Mon, 18 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/work-experience-at-the-rep/ More ANLO tickets added for Friday's Punk Rock http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/more-anlo-tickets-added-for-friday-s-punk-rock/ Due to the popularity of A Night Less Ordinary tickets for this production, The REP is pleased to announced that it has increased the number available for PUNK ROCK on Friday 8 October at 7.30pm. PUNK ROCK is written by Simon Stephens, one of the UK’s most exciting playwrights. His previous work includes the Edinburgh Festival Fringe hit Sea Wall (Traverse), Pornography (Tricycle / The REP 2008) and his recent critically acclaimed collaboration with writers David Eldridge and Robert Holman... Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/more-anlo-tickets-added-for-friday-s-punk-rock/ Habit of Art tickets http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/habit-of-art-tickets/ We are pleased to announce that a small number of extra tickets have been released on sale for "The Habit of Art":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/the-habit-of-art. Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/habit-of-art-tickets/ 8SIXTEEN32 Autumn 2010 Tour http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mhygfhy/ Decypher Collective's 8SIXTEEN32 starts a tour next week to eleven venues around the UK Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mhygfhy/ Stage Fright on Friday 29 Oct 2010 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/stage-fright-on-friday-29-oct-2010/ Do you dare to spend a night in the theatre after the doors have been locked?The spooky goings on at The REP will come to a head this Halloween when thirteen would be ghost hunters a chance to spend the night with us and find out more about the theatre ghosts and what happens when the auditorium empties.A once in a lifetime experience for brave souls only! Mon, 13 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/stage-fright-on-friday-29-oct-2010/ Will You Be At Artsfest? We Will! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/sow-the-seeds-of-a-fabulous-weekend-at-artsfest/ The REP is everywhere at this year's ArtsFest - and the event is FREE to attend! Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/sow-the-seeds-of-a-fabulous-weekend-at-artsfest/ Your memories revealed http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/memories-revealed/ Your REP memories have helped us create The REP Revealed exhibition in our foyer. We still have space on our pinboards for more of your memories. Add your comments and find out what other people have remembered. The REP Revealed exhibition is now on display in our foyer and open to everyone. It will be staffed on the following dates, so if you want to ask anything or find out more, come along before the evening performance:3, 9, 22, 24, 28, 30 Sep5, 8, 19, 28 Oct10, 12, 30 Nov11 Dec betwe... Fri, 03 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/memories-revealed/ Dig out your camera and get snapping for free tickets to The Secret Garden! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/secret-garden-competition/ We’ve got a brand new production of *The Secret Garden* on show this Christmas and we’re offering you the chance to win free tickets to this spellbinding musical version of the much-loved children’s classic. Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/secret-garden-competition/ The Emancipation Of The Serfs http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/the-emancipation-of-the-serfs/ The formal emancipation of the serfs began shortly after Alexander II became Tsar. He set up a reform commission to examine the problem, which quite predictably met with considerable opposition from landowners. As a compromise Alexander allowed the serfs their freedom, but did not allow them to take land from those who had been their ‘masters.’ In fact, former serfs had to pay their former masters over a number of years for any land that they claimed. Many fell behind with their ... Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/the-emancipation-of-the-serfs/ Revolution http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/revolution/ This predicament for the vast majority of the population (who by now lived in poverty and with very little real freedom) eventually led to the revolution of 1905. Alexander II was assassinated in 1881 by a revolutionary group, and his successor Alexander III reacted by placing restrictions on local government and increasing the power and reach of the Russian secret police to supress revolutionary groups. Some members of revolutionary groups emigrated throughout Europe in order to avoid prose... Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/revolution/ The October Manifesto http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/the-october-manifesto/ The events of ‘Bloody Sunday’ led many ordinary Russians into becoming active revolutionaries, but there were still many different groups, all with their own agendas and ideas for reform (one group, the Bolsheviks, was led by Lenin, later to head the Soviet regime following the revolution of 1917 which ended Tsarist rule). In August 1905 Nicholas II agreed to the formation of a ‘Duma’ (parliament), but it soon became clear that this did not allow as much power to the ... Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/the-october-manifesto/ Chekhov's Characters http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/chekhovs-characters/ Many of Chekhov’s plays and stories (including The Cherry Orchard) deal with characters who have become disillusioned with their middle class lives. Once great estates have crumbled they are often forced to sell off large amounts of land. Chekhov’s characters also often display a characteristic often said to be peculiar to Russians known as ‘Oblomovism,’ named after a character of incredible lethargy in Goncharov’s novel Oblomov. A general state of disinterested... Wed, 01 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/the-cherry-orchard/russia-in-1904/chekhovs-characters/ An Opportunity for New Playwrights http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/an-opportunity-for-new-playwrights/ If you are interested in writing for theatre and would like the opportunity to receive advice and support from the experts, this course is for you. Wed, 28 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/an-opportunity-for-new-playwrights/ Actors share their memories in support of the REPair appeal http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/actors-memories/ Simon Callow, Janet Suzman, Liza Goddard, James Dreyfus and David Sterne share their memories of performing at The REP and explain why they’re so excited about the planned improvements to The REP’s building. See their videos Find out more about the REPair appeal Share your REP memories Tue, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/actors-memories/ It's Festival Time for The Theatre of Grime! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/it-s-festival-time-for-the-theatre-of-grime/ This summer we’re thrilled to be performing our show 8SIXTEEN32 by The Decypher Collective at Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk on Sunday 17th July. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/it-s-festival-time-for-the-theatre-of-grime/ Toy Theatre Festival Takes Off! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/toy-theatre-festival-takes-off/ Last week at The REP, five Birmingham Primary Schools joined us in The Door to take part in our Toy Theatre Festival. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/toy-theatre-festival-takes-off/ Bargain hunters take to the stage! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/grand-sale-success/ We have now totted up the total amount raised by our Grand Sale of costume and props. The day was a huge success with over 600 people coming in to have a rummage and walk away with a bargain. The item which sold for the highest price was this original black and gold military costume worn by Richard Chamberlain in the 1969 production of Hamlet, which went for over £110.In total the sale raised over £8500 towards the REPair appeal Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/grand-sale-success/ Jam House lineup announced http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/jam-house-lineup-announced/ We are thrilled to announce the lineup of our fourth Jam House fundraising gig. Following the success of our last 3 nights of rock, pop, soul and blues, this fourth outing looks to be the best yet! Find out about the bands. Featuring bands from many local businesses, including a band of serving firefighters, book your tickets today to ensure your place at this popular event. Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/jam-house-lineup-announced/ Signsational at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/signsational-at-the-rep/ On Saturday 10 July, The REP will be hosting a performance by *InteGreat*, a new local theatre company for both Deaf and hearing adults. Fri, 02 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/signsational-at-the-rep/ The REP's Secret Garden at Gardeners' World Live! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-s-secret-garden-at-gardener-s-world-live/ Free face-painting for children this weekend Tue, 15 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-s-secret-garden-at-gardener-s-world-live/ Grand Sale provides a chance to rummage through The REP's Wardrobe! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/grand-sale/ Fancy the opportunity to rummage through The REP's wardrobe and bag a piece of theatrical history? Tue, 08 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/grand-sale/ Extra Charlie & Lola Seats Just Released! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/extra-charlie-and-lola-tickets-released/ Due to high demand we've just released a few extra seats for all remaining performances of "Charlie And Lola":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/charlie-and-lola-s-best-bestest-play. Thu, 03 Jun 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/extra-charlie-and-lola-tickets-released/ Josie Lawrence Celebrates Her Memories Of The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/josie-lawrence-celebrates-her-memories-of-the-rep/ Birmingham born actress Josie Lawrence made a special appearance at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Friday (14 May 2010) to help launch The REP’s Memories Campaign. Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/josie-lawrence-celebrates-her-memories-of-the-rep/ Noises Off Video & Photographs Now Online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/noises-off-video/ We've added a Noises Off highlights video and a selection of photographs to the website to give you a flavour of this brilliant show Wed, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/noises-off-video/ The REP Revealed http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-revealed/ We have just published *The REP Revealed* - a new brochure which celebrates our achievements to date and our aspirations for the future. Tue, 18 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-revealed/ REPair Appeal launch http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/REPair-launch/ The REPair appeal has been launched today to raise £50,000 towards air cooling in the main house and Door. Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/REPair-launch/ Autumn & Winter 2010 Now On Sale http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/autumn-winter-2010-now-on-sale/ We've just announced our season of theatre for Autumn & Winter 2010, and tickets are now on sale. Fri, 14 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/autumn-winter-2010-now-on-sale/ Education Officer Makes Imaginary Friends http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/education-office-makes-imaginary-friends/ Education Officer Fiona King has been making puppet parts for children and their families to make and decorate their very own ‘imaginary friends’ at the *Charlie & Lola* Family Day. Children will also take part in a drama and movement workshop, and the Library of Birmingham Centre for the Child are popping over to do some story telling. Thu, 13 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/education-office-makes-imaginary-friends/ Share your REP Memories with us http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/memories/ We’d love to hear your REP memories and share them with others on our website and in our foyer. Which show was your favourite? Was there a performer you’ll never forget or a set that stole the show? Wed, 12 May 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/memories/ Blog For Birmingham http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blog-for-birmingham/ Now that Birmingham has been shortlisted for the title *UK City of Culture 2013*, you can help win the bid by taking part in a special *Blogging Event* on Fri 23 & Sat 24 April Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/blog-for-birmingham/ New Videos Just Added http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/new-videos-just-added/ We've just added new video trailers to the "Respect":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/respect and "No Idea":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/no-idea pages of the website Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/new-videos-just-added/ Birmingham Bids To Be UK City of Culture 2013 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-bids-to-be-uk-city-of-culture/ We all know what a great place Birmingham is but now we’ve got a great opportunity to show it off to the world as it bids to become UK City of Culture in 2013. The REP is very proud to support this campaign and we’d like to encourage you to lend your support. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-bids-to-be-uk-city-of-culture/ What Will You Remember Most Fondly About The REP? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/your-memories/ In January 2011 The REP will close the doors on its current building for a change of scenery. To mark our temporary move offsite we’re creating an exhibition celebrating the past, present and future of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre company and your memories are a vital part. Tue, 20 Apr 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/your-memories/ Charlie & Lola Family Day http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/charlie-and-lola-family-day/ Don't miss our special *Charlie & Lola Family Day* on Sat 5 June - puppet making, drama and storytelling activities for 3-7 year olds Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/charlie-and-lola-family-day/ Arthur & George photographs and reviews http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/arthur-and-george-photographs/ We've just added a selection of production photographs to the "Arthur & George":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/arthur-george page on our website Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/arthur-and-george-photographs/ Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play Gets Even Betterer http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/charlie-and-lola-extra-performances-added/ We've just added two extra performances of "Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest Play":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/charlie-and-lola-s-best-bestest-play on *Sunday 6 June*. Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/charlie-and-lola-extra-performances-added/ Behna Live Webcast Sat 20 March http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behna-live-webcast/ If you weren't one of the lucky ones who managed to get a ticket for "Behna":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/behna, you can still catch the show live on the internet on Sat 20 March Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behna-live-webcast/ Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads star to appear in Noises Off http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/brigit-forsyth-to-appear-in-noises-off/ We're very pleased to announce that Brigit Forsyth, well-known for her role as *Thelma* in _Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads_ will play Dotty Otley in our forthcoming production of "Noises Off":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/noises-off Tue, 16 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/brigit-forsyth-to-appear-in-noises-off/ Behna Run Extended http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behna-run-extended/ We are pleased to announce that we have just added six extra performances to the previously sold-out run of "Behna":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/behna, due to huge demand Wed, 10 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/behna-run-extended/ Yellow Academy Needs You http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/yellow-academy-needs-you/ Yellow Earth, the UK's leading East Asian theatre company, are looking for the next generation of talented British East Asian actors. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/yellow-academy-needs-you/ Grass Routes:Cuttings Programme Announced http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/grass-routes-cuttings-lineup-announced/ We are pleased to announce the programme of work which will be showcased from our *Grass Routes* writers this March and April Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/grass-routes-cuttings-lineup-announced/ A Military Two Step At The REP! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/spike-milligan-cast-play-hits-from-show/ To celebrate the opening of "Spike Milligan's Adolf Hitler: My Part In His Downfall":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/spike-milligan-s-adolf-hitler-my-part-in-his-downfall at The REP, the cast will be playing hits from the show atop a World War II armoured vehicle outside The REP Fri, 05 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/spike-milligan-cast-play-hits-from-show/ Happy Birthday ANLO! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/happy-birthday-anlo/ "A Night Less Ordinary":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/about/audience-ambitions/a-night-less-ordinary/, The Arts Council’s FREE tickets for young people scheme, celebrates its first Birthday this month. To help celebrate, The REP is offering an entire week of FREE theatre for people aged 14 to 26 in addition to our usual FREE Friday offer. Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/happy-birthday-anlo/ Great Wyrley http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/great-wyrley/ The novel and play of Arthur And George focus on the story of the ‘Great Wyrley Outrages,’ crimes, of which George Edalji is convicted and then pardoned. Great Wyrley (pronounced ‘wur-lee’) is a village in South Staffordshire, near to Cannock and Walsall. Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/great-wyrley/ The Crimes http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/the-crimes/ At the turn of the 20th century the place was the scene of the ‘Great Wyrley Outrages,’ an incident involving six horse slashings at Plant Pit Meadow. a local solicitor, George Edalji, was convicted of the crimes in a miscarriage of justice, and was sentenced to seven years’ hard labour. Edalji’s family had been the victims of a long running campaign of untraceable abusive letters and anonymous harassment for several years prior to the ‘outrages.’ These le... Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/the-crimes/ Release And Pardon http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/release-and-pardon/ Edalji was released in 1906 after the Chief Justice in The Bahamas and several others had pleaded his case. But he was not pardoned, and the police kept him under surveillance. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was persuaded to ‘turn detective’ to prove Edalji’s innocence. This he acheived after eight months of work. Edalji was exonerated by a Home Office committee, although no compensation was awarded. The case is related in Conan Doyle’s The Story of Mr George Edalji (1907, ex... Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/release-and-pardon/ The Wyrley Gang http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/the-wyrley-gang/ Local myth remembers the outrages to have been enacted by ‘The Wyrley Gang,’ although Conan Doyle believed they were the work of a single person, a local butcher’s boy and sometime sailor called Royden Sharp. Ironically, Conan Doyle’s suspicion was based on circumstantial evidence – it was an over-reliance on this typ of evidence which had resulted in Edalji’s flawed conviction. Poison pen letters in the name of the ‘Wyrley Gang’ continued for ... Tue, 02 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/arthur-and-george/the-great-wyrley-outrages/the-wyrley-gang/ Cling To Me Like Ivy heads out on the road http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cling-to-me-like-ivy-heads-out-on-tour/ Our production of Samantha Ellis' brilliant new play *Cling To Me Like Ivy* is just setting out on tour...is it coming to a venue near you? Mon, 01 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cling-to-me-like-ivy-heads-out-on-tour/ See how the Dancing At Lughnasa set was built http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/dancing-at-lughnasa-set/ "Dancing At Lughnasa":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/dancing-at-lughnasa has just opened at The REP and we are so thrilled with the beautiful set design by Colin Richmond that we thought you might like to glimpse how it was put together Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/dancing-at-lughnasa-set/ Generous Sainsburys Staff Fundraise For The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/sainsburys-staff-fundraise-for-the-rep/ The staff and customers at the Sainsburys store on Broad Street in Birmingham have been working with The REP to raise an amazing £1300 towards our work. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/sainsburys-staff-fundraise-for-the-rep/ January to February http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/january-to-february/ January 20 – King george V dies. His eldest son succeeds to the throne, becoming Edward VIII. The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years. February 4 – Radium E. becomes the first radioactive element to be made synthetically. February 6 – The IV Olympic Winter Games open in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. February 17 – The First Superhero to ear a skin-tight costume and mask. The Phantom, makes his first appearance in U.S newspapers Febru... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/january-to-february/ March to April http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/march-to-april/ March 1 – Construction of Hoover Dam in completed. March 7 – In violation of the Treaty of Versailles, Nazi Germany reoccupies the Rhineland. March 9 – Pro-democratic militarist Keisuke Okada steps down as Prime Minister of Japan and is replaced by radical militarist Koki Hirota. April 19 – The 1936-1939 Arab revolt in Palestine against the British government and opposition to Jewish immigration begins. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/march-to-april/ May to June http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/may-to-june/ * May 2 - _Peter and the Wolf_, a Russian fairy tale of Sergei Prokofiev's composition, debuts at the Nezlobin Theatre in Moscow, Soviet Union.* May 5 - Italian forces occupy Addis Ababa* May 7 - Italy annexes Ethiopa* May 9 - Italian east Africa is formed from the Italian territories of Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Italian Somaliland.* May 27 * The first flight by the Irish airline Aer Lingus takes place. * British luxury liner RMS _Queen Mary_ leaves Southampton ... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/may-to-june/ July to August http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/july-to-august/ July 13-14 – Peak of July 1936 heat wave: The U.S states of Wisconsin, Michigan, and Indiana all set new state records for high temperature. At Mio in nothern Michigan, it soars to 113 F (45 C). July 17 – The Army of Africa launches a coup d’etat against the Second Spanish Rebublic, beginning the Spanish Civil War. August 1 – The 1936 Summer Olympics open in Berlin, Germany, and mark the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history. Aug... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/july-to-august/ September to October http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/september-to-october/ September – Franco-Syrian Treaty of Independance (1936) is signed. September 7 – The last surviving Tasmanian Tiger dies in Hobart Zoo in Tasmania October 25 – Rome-Berlin Axis in formed. Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/september-to-october/ November to December http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/november-to-december/ November 2 – The BBC launches the world’s first high-definition television sevice and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) begina radio in Canada November 3 – U.S presidential election, 1936: Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a landslide victory over Alf Landon. Farmers supports Roosevelt. November 23 – The first edition of Life Magazine is published. November 25 – The Abraham Lincoln Brigade sails from New York City on it... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight/world-events-of-1936/november-to-december/ Telford Teenagers Invited to Apply for the Experience of a Lifetime! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/telford-teenagers-invited-to-apply-for-the-experie/ An International Theatre Exchange to Canada for Young People aged 14-16 years old.Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Telford Find Your Talent are working together to send 12 Telford Young People aged 14 to 16 years to Canada to perform a brand new piece of theatre! Fri, 12 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/telford-teenagers-invited-to-apply-for-the-experie/ Family Microsite Launched http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/family-microsite-launched/ As part of our commitment to working with children and families, we are thrilled to announce that we have today launched an area of our website which is just for children Tue, 09 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/family-microsite-launched/ New one-way road behind The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cambridge-street-one-way/ As part of the new Library of Birmingham development next to The REP, Cambridge Street, behind the theatre, becomes one-way on the section of road between Brindley Drive and the roundabout next to The ICC from Sun 7 February 2010. Thu, 04 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cambridge-street-one-way/ Growing Growing Gone 9 January Cancelled http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/growing-growing-gone/ We’re very sorry to announce that this Saturday’s (January 9th) performances of Growing Growing Gone have been cancelled. Fri, 08 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/growing-growing-gone/ Send us your Snowman photographs! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/send-us-your-snowman-photographs/ A few members of staff from The REP spent their lunchtime today building this gorgeous snowman - but we bet that you've done better at home! Thu, 07 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/send-us-your-snowman-photographs/ A Decade At The REP In Pictures http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-decade-in-pictures/ Having enjoyed various reviews of the decade in the media over the festive season we’ve ventured into our archives to pick out a selection of photographs from the last ten years to share with you. Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-decade-in-pictures/ Poets Confirmed for Mohammed Ali's Writing On The Wall http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/poets-announced-for-writing-on-the-wall/ We're really excited to announce the lineup of poets who will perform as part of Mohammed Ali's one-off evening of live graffiti-art and poetry in The REP's due-to-be-demolished workshop in January Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/poets-announced-for-writing-on-the-wall/ Neighbourhood REP Art Class Exhibition http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/neighbourhood-rep-exhibition-2009/ Residents from our local neighbourhood have been meeting on Thursday mornings at The REP to take part in drawing and painting classes. Their latest work is now on display at The REP Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/neighbourhood-rep-exhibition-2009/ Scrooge Hosts Late Night Cabaret Event In Aid of Shelter http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/scrooge-cabaret/ Star of A Christmas Carol Peter Polycarpou, along with fellow actors will be hosting a special late night cabaret in aid of the housing and homelessness charity Shelter at The REP on Fri 18 December. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/scrooge-cabaret/ Birmingham Pupils Learn How To Design Theatres and Libraries http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-pupils-learn-how-to-design-theatres-and/ Pupils from two Birmingham schools have been learning how to design theatres and libraries thanks to a special education project organised by Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/birmingham-pupils-learn-how-to-design-theatres-and/ Fright Night on Friday 8 Jan 2010 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/fright-night/ Do you dare to spend a night with The Ghosts of Christmas?There are some spooky goings on at The REP this festive season as A Christmas Carol brings its ghosts to our main house. We’re offering would be ghost hunters a chance to spend the night with us and find out more about the theatre ghosts and what happens when the auditorium empties.A once in a lifetime experience for brave souls only! Wed, 09 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/fright-night/ Birmingham-based female performers wanted for site-specific show http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/female-performers-wanted/ Following a successful run in London and Edinburgh, Mem Morrison Company and The REP are looking for up to thirty female volunteers to perform in their current production, "Ringside":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/ringside Tue, 01 Dec 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/female-performers-wanted/ The Show Must Go On! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-christmas-carol-opens/ Following the unfortunate cancellation of the first public preview of "A Christmas Carol":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/a-christmas-carol on Wednesday we are thrilled to announce that the show opened last night (Thu 26 Nov) to a packed auditorium. Fri, 27 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-christmas-carol-opens/ Christmas Gifts for Theatre Goers http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-gifts-2009/ This Christmas buy a REP gift for the theatre lover in your life, or as a treat to yourself for a hard year's work! Thu, 26 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-gifts-2009/ Tonight's Preview Performance of A Christmas Carol has been cancelled http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-carol-preview-cancelled/ Unfortunately tonight's first preview performance of *A Christmas Carol* (Wed 25 November) has been cancelled due to one of the cast members suffering a fractured arm. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-carol-preview-cancelled/ An Early Christmas Present for 14 to 26 Year Olds http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/anlo-christmas-carol/ If you are aged between 14 and 26 and love coming to the theatre then you'll be pleased to hear that we have a special Christmas treat for you. Fri, 20 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/anlo-christmas-carol/ Fantastic Season For Spring And Summer 2010 Announced http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/spring-and-summer-2010/ We've just announced our Spring and Summer 2010 season and tickets are now on sale. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/spring-and-summer-2010/ Fun at the reindeer and lantern parade http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/reindeer-lantern-parade-09/ This weekend saw The REP take part in Birmingham's annual Reindeer and Lantern Parade Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/reindeer-lantern-parade-09/ Snowman Microsite Launched http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snowman-microsite-launched/ We've just launched a fabulous Snowman microsite, which includes lots of videos, photographs from the show Fri, 06 Nov 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snowman-microsite-launched/ What's happening around The REP and Centenary Square currently? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/library-hoardings/ If you've visited The REP recently you will have noticed that hoardings have started to go up around the site for the new Library of Birmingham Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/library-hoardings/ Trick or Treat? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/trick-or-treat/ The cast of A Christmas Carol bravely took on our Trick or Treat challenge Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/trick-or-treat/ Meet Bob The Builder http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bob-the-builder/ Wed 28 October 11.30am - 3.30pmCome and learn about Birmingham's new library and meet a very special guest Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bob-the-builder/ Festive Food at the wine REPublic http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wine-republic-2009/ The REP's restuarant and bar have Festive menus available for groups of all sizes this Christmas Mon, 26 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wine-republic-2009/ Work Experience 2010 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/work-experience-2010/ We've just announced our Work Experience dates for Year 10 and 11 students for 2010. Find out more Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/work-experience-2010/ REP's Children Celebrate Five Fabulous Years http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/reps-children-5th-birthday/ 25 children and their families celebrated their 5th birthdays in the spotlight at Birmingham Repertory Theatre this week. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/reps-children-5th-birthday/ Rehearsals begin for A Christmas Carol http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-christmas-carol-casting/ Rehearsals for our brand new adaptation of A Christmas Carol begin today and we are delighted to announce the full casting. Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-christmas-carol-casting/ Online Booking Unavailable Tue 20 Oct 8.30am-9am http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/online-booking-maintenance/ Our online booking system will be down for approximately 30 minutes on Tuesday 20 October from 8.30am until approximately 9am. Mon, 19 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/online-booking-maintenance/ The REP hosts the 2009 WHITING AWARD http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-hosts-the-2009-whiting-award/ The 2009 Whiting Award, supported by the Peter Wolff Trust, took place at The REP last night. The prestigious national playwriting award – a prize of £6000 presented by Peter Wolff – was awarded to Alexi Kaye Campbell for his debut play, The Pride. Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play was chosen from a total of 45 scripts which were submitted for consideration. The Pride was produced at the Royal Court Theatre in November 2008. Seven other plays made it on to the shortlist for the 2009 award in... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/the-rep-hosts-the-2009-whiting-award/ Scheduled Website Downtime Tonight http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/improved-website/ The REP website will be down for maintenance for approximately one hour tonight, starting at midnight BST Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/improved-website/ Christmas is coming... http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-parties-2009/ Celebrate in style with a Christmas Party at The REP. We’ll tailor make an evening to remember. Mon, 12 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/christmas-parties-2009/ Snowman Colouring Competition winners http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snowman-colouring-competition-winners/ Here are the winners of our Artsfest colouring competition Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snowman-colouring-competition-winners/ East Is East cast learn Bollywood Steps! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bollywood-steps/ This week the cast of *East Is East* tried out their Bollywood Steps Thu, 08 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bollywood-steps/ Looking back to East Is East http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-original-production/ We’ve delved into the archives and found a selection of photos from the very first production of *East Is East*, which was right here at The REP in 1996 Tue, 06 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-original-production/ Your chance to meet Edward Bond http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/edward-bond-after-dark/ The world-famous playwright Edward Bond will be at the After Dark post-show discussion after the performance of *A Window* on Thu 22 October Thu, 01 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/edward-bond-after-dark/ East Is East video and photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-video/ We've just added a short "East Is East":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/east-is-east highlights video and a selection of photographs from the production to the website, to give you a great flavour of the show Wed, 30 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-video/ What we did at Artsfest Part One http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snowman-artsfest/ It was fantastic to meet so many of you at Artsfest this weekend - if we took your picture with our Snowman, you might spot yourself here! Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/snowman-artsfest/ What we did at Artfest Part Two http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-artsfest/ Some of the cast of "East Is East":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/east-is-east performed scenes from the show at Bailey's Fish & Chip shop on Saturday Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-artsfest/ Behind The Scenes On East Is East http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-rehearsal/ We've just added lots of photographs and a video interview from the East Is East rehearsal room Fri, 11 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/east-is-east-rehearsal/ The REP at Artsfest 2009 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/artsfest-2009/ Join us at Artsfest this weekend (12 and 13 September) for some very special events Thu, 10 Sep 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/artsfest-2009/ Another Award for Orphans http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/herald-angel/ The awards keep coming for Dennis Kelly's "Orphans":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/orphans as it continues to wow the Edinburgh Fringe Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/herald-angel/ Orphans wins prestigious Fringe First award http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/orphans-wins-fringe-first/ We are delighted to announce that "Orphans":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/orphans, our new play which opened in Edinburgh this week, has been awarded a prestigious *Fringe First* Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/orphans-wins-fringe-first/ Critics rave about Orphans in Edinburgh http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/orphans-reviews/ *Orphans*, our co-production with the Traverse Theatre, opened at the Edinburgh Festival this week prior to its run at The REP, and the rave reviews are flooding in Wed, 12 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/orphans-reviews/ Reality TV Finalist Lands Star Role In Hit Musical Cabaret http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/reality-tv-finalist-lands-star-role-in-hit-musical/ SIOBHAN DILLON, the hugely popular finalist from the hit BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?, has been cast in the prestigious role of Sally Bowles for the forthcoming award-winning musical Cabaret which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on September 2nd. SIOBHAN, from Lichfield, entered Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for a West End star in 2006 and was watched by millions as she made it through to the finals, eventually finishing as a runner up to Connie Fisher. The 24-ye... Thu, 06 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/reality-tv-finalist-lands-star-role-in-hit-musical/ What Is Happening In 1971? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/what-is-happening-in-1971/ Heath and the Conservatives are in power Mixed marriages are relatively uncommon The major population centres for the Pakistani community include London and Bradford Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/what-is-happening-in-1971/ January to March http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/january-to-march/ January Charles Manson is convicted of murdering actress Sharon Tate and four others at her Beverley Hills home Designer Coco Chanel dies aged 87 in Paris A coup in Uganda overthrows President Obote and Idi Amin comes to power. He promotes himself to general and president In Moscow a Soviet Official rules that long hair is illegal February Two hundred football fans are crushed as crowd barriers at the Ibrox stadium in Glasgow collapse In London Enoch Powell predicts an ‘ex... Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/january-to-march/ April to June http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/april-to-june/ April The Pakistan army exacts revenge on the rebels who declared East Pakistan to be the independent state of Bangladesh. Thousands are reported dead, foreigners are air lifted out of the country Figures in the UK show unemployment at 814,819, the highest since May 1940 May In New Delhi India appeals for urgent aid for 1.8 million Bangladesh refugees. There are fears that the monsoon rains will cause a cholera epidemic Labour makes big gains in local elections and takes over the ... Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/april-to-june/ July to September http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/july-to-september/ July In London the government announces that crash helmets are to become compulsory for motorcyclists In Londonderry a 19 year old youth is killed in the worst rioting in two years Riot police on the French Riviera order hundreds of women to put their bikini tops back on In Japan 162 people die in the worst recorded plane crash US singer and trumpeter Louis Armstrong dies aged 71 The first heart and lung transplant is made in South Africa by Christian Barnard August The P... Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/july-to-september/ October to December http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/october-to-december/ October The 100th victim of the troubles is Ulster is a girl aged 14. Urgent talks at Chequers between the Prime Minister Edward Heath and his Irish counterpart Jack Lynch are underway. Another 1500 troops are sent to the province Fears of a new terrorist campaign in the capital are sparked by a bomb blast which rips through the Post Office Tower Japanese Emperor Hirohito arrives on a state visit to Britain A cyclone in India kills over 5,000 people and destroys a million homes ... Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/october-to-december/ Sounds Of 1971 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/sounds-of-1971/ George Harrison: My Sweet Lord Mungo Jerry: In The Summertime Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Water Elvis Presley: The Wonder Of You Middle of the Road: Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep Rod Stewart : Maggie May Wed, 05 Aug 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-east-is-east/england-in-1971/sounds-of-1971/ Belinda Lang to play Ella in East Is East http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/belinda-lang-to-play-ella/ We've just announced that the brilliant Belinda Lang will play Ella in this Autumn's production of *East Is East* Fri, 17 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/belinda-lang-to-play-ella/ Gig lineup announced http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/gig-lineup-announced/ We are thrilled to announce the line up of business bands playing The Jam House on Wednesday 22nd July, doing their bit in aid of The REP. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/gig-lineup-announced/ Facebook http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/facebook/ FB.init(“f23a07336261a484d45d0edfb3e426c0”);Birmingham Repertory Theatre on Facebook Thu, 09 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/news/facebook/ Car Parking at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/car-park-closure/ The Civic Centre car park next to The REP will close permanently on Mon 6 July, as work begins on the new Library of Birmingham Fri, 03 Jul 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/car-park-closure/ 2 Young 2 Luv? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/2-young-2-luv/ Acclaimed writer Tanika Gupta has written a new play especially for our youth theatre The Young REP - don't miss it Wed, 10 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/2-young-2-luv/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre Announces Opportunities For Writers http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/opportunities-for-writers/ Sixteen established playwrights and new writers are to be offered unique opportunities to work with The REP over the forthcoming year. Fri, 05 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/opportunities-for-writers/ Autumn & Winter 2009 now on sale http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/autumn-winter-2009/ We have just announced our programme of theatre for Autumn and Winter 2009 - tickets for all shows are now available online Tue, 02 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/autumn-winter-2009/ Once On This Island http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/once-on-this-island/ Q: What is it about Once On This Island that interests you?A: I first saw the play when it was being performed in London over 15 years ago and fell in love with it musically, story telling wise; everything about it. It is a very well crafted piece of musical theatre that brings joy to your soul. As it is nearly 20 years old for me now it’s about bringing a 21st century approach to the play with regards to the culture depicted in the play. That has been the biggest thing to bring to the sta... Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/once-on-this-island/ The Gods http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/the-gods/ Q: Why are the Gods important in the play?A: Gods are very important in Haitian culture. Haiti was a French colony island, and Catholicism was brought to the island. As with many cultures (including our own) there are pagan symbols within Christianity. In Haiti, Christianity was brought to the island, but there already existed the idea of the worship of the land, the worship of the sea. Haitians are people who live and die by the land; they live and die by weather that can devastate them in ... Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/the-gods/ An Unhappy Ending? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/unhappy-ending/ Q: In the story Ti Moune is rejected by Daniel and they don’t end up together. Do you still think it is a happy ending because she has helped to change things for the future?&A:* That is exactly what it is, this is a play about story telling and generations telling this story to remind people that these were the mistakes their ancestors made. The fact that they don’t end up together, but in future generations Daniel’s son and the young girl who is from a different caste do get toge... Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/unhappy-ending/ Challenges http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/challenges/ Q: What aspects of your role have you found most challenging?A: Once On this Island is a very celebrated, award-wining piece of musical theatre, so it isn’t something that you want to mess around with. However, what I really wanted to bring to it, particularly after talking to the performers and choreographer, was that I wanted to celebrate black culture, in a way that was a little bit more ‘rootsy’ than it had been done in the past. It was important that in 2009 that we didn’t repre... Mon, 01 Jun 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-once-on-this-island/susie-mckenna-interview/challenges/ Call For Submissions for 2009 Whiting Award http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/whiting-award-2009/ The Whiting Award, supported by the Peter Wolff Trust, will be hosted by The REP this Autumn and the award is now calling for plays to be submitted for consideration. Tue, 26 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/whiting-award-2009/ Performance for babies just announced http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/out-of-the-blue/ We've just added an extra show to our Summer programme - for two performances only *Out Of The Blue* is an enchanting new performance for babies Fri, 22 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/out-of-the-blue/ Serious Money Production Photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/serious-money-production-photographs/ We've just added a selection of photographs from Serious Money to the website - take a look to get a real feel for the show Wed, 13 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/serious-money-production-photographs/ Douglas Maxwell wins prestigious award for The Mothership http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mothership-wins-brian-way-award/ Douglas Maxwell's play for young people *The Mothership*, first performed at The REP in 2008, has been awarded the Brian Way Award 2009 Fri, 08 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mothership-wins-brian-way-award/ Collaboration http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/collaboration/ Looking for Yoghurt is the result of a year long project between artists from Korea, Japan and the UK, bringing their skills, cultures and languages together. Simple but inventive staging, humour, live music and outstanding physical performances characterise this moving original story inspired by the wisdom of children, and following three young people in their battle against the fear of monsters and their search for a brighter future. Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/collaboration/ Devising Workshops http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/devising-workshops/ The first period of devising workshops took place in May 2008 in Seoul and Tokyo. Actors from all 3 countries worked together using improvisation methods to explore the key themes of the play and to enable the writers to develop the story and characters. They worked with children in schools in both Korea and Japan to draw out their views on personal and global issues as well as stimulating their creative responses to their fears and concerns. In particular they explored the nature of mons... Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/devising-workshops/ Working with Birmingham Schools http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/birmingham-schools/ The project continued with writers’ sessions in Okinawa, during the Kijimuna Festa 2008, and following casting, a further residency, to continue devising the play with the final cast working together with the director, writers, a composer and musician in Birmingham in October 08. At this time, a group of children from two Birmingham Primary Schools, (Chandos and Reaside) worked with the team as part of the process, and from this, with funding from Bright Space (Creative Partnerships), deve... Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/birmingham-schools/ Rehearsals http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/rehearsals/ Rehearsals are taking place in Korea and Birmingham in April and May 09 and the premiere will be at Birmingham Repertory Theatre, week commencing 15th May 09. Further performances will be presented at Spark Festival of arts for young people in Leicester, June 09, in Seoul in July 09 and at the Kijimuna Festa in Okinawa in August 09. Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/devising-the-play/rehearsals/ Developing the Play http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/developing-the-play/ How did you develop the piece that has become Looking for Yoghurt?The idea grew out of a previous production The Bridge, a bi-lingual piece with Korean and UK actors that my company had developed. This time there were three countries collaborating: Japan, Korea and UK and three producers; and it was extremely important to us that the collaboration was equal. This ‘equality’ became a theme through both the process and the story, that we were ‘equal but different’; the perfect triangle... Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/developing-the-play/ Workshops http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/workshops/ We worked for two weeks in each country with groups of children and we noticed a real pattern when we improvised bridging that gap: they made contact, followed by playing together and then they would make a friendship. We asked them the ‘big’ questions – ‘How do you save the world?’ ‘How do you avoid war?’ We asked them what they were worried about and what were their big issues. We noticed a common ground between the countries around war, environment, safety, too many rules a... Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/workshops/ Recruiting the Actors http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/recruiting-the-actors/ What qualities did you look for in your actors?In the auditions we looked for actors who had an ability to express themselves physically / non verbally as well as an openness; we needed actors who would be able to throw themselves into it as it was going to be a complicated process. Each character has their own quality but all of them have to be able to reflect the energy of children in their performances. Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/recruiting-the-actors/ The Process http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/the-process/ The process as you say was complicated, how did it work?We had lots of translators. Although there was a shortcut of English as a number of people spoke a little English, we didn’t want to go down that route as it wouldn’t have given equality to the process. Improvisations were a mix of non verbal and with actors using their own languages. Discussions took more time as each suggestion or comment had to be said/ translated three times before it could be responded to. It did however give ... Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/the-process/ The Title http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/the-title/ Where did the title of the show come from?During an improvisation it was used and it stuck. Yoghurt is one of the few words that means the same in all three languages. Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/the-title/ What Next? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/what-next/ What happens next?In a couple of weeks we go back to Seoul for three weeks rehearsal with the set etc, then we come to Birmingham for the final week of rehearsals in The Door. Then its production week and on the 15th we open here at The REP. On 2nd June we transfer to Leicester for the Spark Children’s Festival and then at the beginning of July we fly out to Korea to perform there. We finish in August in Japan at the Kijimuna Festa (Arts Festival) which brings the story full circle as this... Wed, 06 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/looking-for-yoghurt/interview-with-peter/what-next/ Cloud Nine http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/cloud-nine/ Caryl Churchill first achieved prominence as a playwright in 1979 with Cloud Nine, a play set partly in a British colony in the Victorian era which examines the relationships involved in colonisation, and uses cross-gender casting for comic and instructive effect. Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/cloud-nine/ Top Girls and The Striker http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/top-girls/ Churchill developed her feminist theme further in Top Girls (1982) with an all-female cast, focusing on Marlene, who has sacrificed a home and family life to achieve success in the world of business. In The Skriker (1994), Churchill follows an ancient and shapeshifting death portent (The Skriker) in her search for love, revenge and human understanding. The play explores global ecology through gender, storytelling, distorted language and modern urban life. Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/top-girls/ Serious Money http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/serious-money/ Serious Money (1987) is a verse play that takes a satirical look at the stock market and received enormous acclaim, partly because it played immediately after the stock market crash of 1987. Her 2002 play, A Number, addresses human cloning and was adapted for television in September 2008. Her other work for television plays for the BBC, includes The After Dinner Joke (1978) and Crimes (1982). She has also published a translation of Seneca’s Thyestes and her new version of August Strind... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/serious-money/ Seven Jewish Children http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/seven-jewish-children/ The Royal Court Theatre recently launched a 70th Birthday retrospective of Caryl Churshill’s work by presenting readings of many of her most famous plays. In January 2009, Churchill wrote Seven Jewish Children — a play about Gaza, a ten minute history of Israel, ending with the Israeli attack on Gaza, which was performed free at the Royal Court. The play was then published online, for free download and use. Churchill stated: “Anyone can perform it without acquiring the rights,... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/seven-jewish-children/ Background Information http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/background-information/ Background Information Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/background-information/ The Director's Approach http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/directors-approach/ How have you and the team approached the directing process?Jonathan [Munby – Director of Serious Money] has promoted a strong sense of collaboration from the production. The set design accurately reflects the world of the stock exchange and we’ve tried very hard to not make the production too much of a nostalgia piece which is why for example we haven’t used any 1980s music because that would evoke an audience’s own personal memories which may lose them from the story. Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/directors-approach/ Challenges http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/challenges/ What have been the challenges whilst directing this production?The story has been challenging to tell as it is effectively about a young man’s suicide and the potential take over of a small British firm, but whilst doing that we have had to try to portray the world and the atmosphere of the 1980s through the perspective of the world of banking. I think that while merging those two things it could be very easy for it to become a nostalgic or dated piece so we’ve tried to avoid that. One r... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/challenges/ Parallels With Today http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/parallels/ Will audiences be able to draw parallels between the time the play was written and what’s happening in the global economy now?I think it’s a case of allowing the audience to form their own opinion and to take their own journey whilst watching the play while also allowing them to almost learn lessons from it. We’ve gone through such a financial bust recently and I think that seeing such an exponential boom played out in front of them will hopefully make the audience consider their own p... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/parallels/ Writing in Rhyme http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/rhyme/ Has the way in which the play is written in rhyme presented any problems? How have the actors found it working with such an unusual script?The language is very heightened and artificial which is a decision Caryl Churchill made to reflect the artificial world these bankers were living in. I think it’s a great dramatic device, but the characters do need to appear realistic to the audience. The language is heightened but there’s a truth and very much a realism to those people even though wh... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/rhyme/ Serious Satire http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/serious-satire/ Are we as an audience supposed to sympathise with any of the characters or are they purely satirical?The play is absolutely a satire and I think a good example of the dichotomy of responses that this play can provoke is that when it initially opened in 1987 in the West End some banks bought the whole of the theatre for the evening for their employees; they thought it was absolutely wonderful and saw it as a total celebration of their world. Of course people who weren’t associated with that... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/serious-satire/ Gender Representation http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/gender-representation/ What do you think about the representation of gender in the play? Do you think that men and women are characterised in a particular way?The play represents a very masculine world and I think because of that the more interesting characters are the females because how they interact in a very masculine world is somehow more interesting. I think that to get on in that world women did need to play by the rules of success and those rules weren’t necessarily orientated around traditional ideas of... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/gender-representation/ Big Bang http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/big-bang/ Can you tell us a little bit about Big Bang (the event that the play is based around)?Big Bang occurred on 27th of October 1986. It was when the stock exchange was deregulated. Previously all the exchanges took place on this huge trading floor and there were traders everywhere shouting at each other. That was completely changed when big bang occurred because all of that face to face trading (which was called open outcry trading) changed to being carried out on a computer and people interact... Fri, 01 May 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/william-bowry-interview/big-bang/ Philip Pullman makes cameo appearance in His Dark Materials http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/philip-pullman-makes-cameo-appearance/ *His Dark Materials* author Philip Pullman made a surprise cameo appearance in the stage show last night, as our production reached his home town of Oxford Thu, 30 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/philip-pullman-makes-cameo-appearance/ Does anything ever really change? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/does-anything-ever-really-change/ As we get close to opening night of "Serious Money":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/serious-money we've started wondering: "Does anything ever really change?" Let us know what you think. Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/does-anything-ever-really-change/ Become a fan of The REP on Facebook http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/become-a-fan-on-facebook/ We've just launched our "official Facebook page":http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Birmingham/Birmingham-Repertory-Theatre/58894228677?v=wall&viewas=609425415 - if you're a Facebook user, "become a fan":http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Birmingham/Birmingham-Repertory-Theatre/58894228677?v=wall&viewas=609425415! Tue, 28 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/become-a-fan-on-facebook/ Serious Money rehearsal photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/serious-money-photographs/ The wonderful cast of *Serious Money* are well into the rehearsal period - take a look at how they are bringing the hectic excitement of the 1980s trading room floor to life Fri, 24 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/serious-money-photographs/ Royal Court Theatre http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/royal-court-theatre/ Churchill was appointed resident dramatist at the Royal Court Theatre from 1974-1975 and went on to collaborate with a number of theatre companies including Joint Stock and Monstrous Regiment (a feminist theatre union) which used improvisation and extended workshop periods in the development of their plays. Tue, 21 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/royal-court-theatre/ Early plays http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/early-plays/ Whilst raising a family Churchill began to write short plays for radio including The Ants (1962), Not, Not, Not, Not Enough Oxygen (1971), and Schreber’s Nervous Illness(1972). In1972 she wrote, her first stage play, Owners. Wed, 15 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/rep-insight-serious-money/caryl-churchill/early-plays/ Don't miss your chance to make Kontakt... http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/kontakt/ This week The REP's youth theatre The Young REP will put on an extraordinary performance at The Old Rep theatre in Birmingham Mon, 06 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/kontakt/ Advanced notice - Online Booking not available Fri 3 April 5am - 8am http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/online-booking-down-april09/ Due to essential maintenance, our online booking facility won't be available on Fri 3 April between 5am and 8pm Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/online-booking-down-april09/ Designs for new Library of Birmingham integrated with The REP unveiled http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/lob-designs-unveiled/ Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, today unveiled the design concepts for the new Library of Birmingham by the internationally acclaimed Dutch architects Mecanoo Architecten. Thu, 02 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/lob-designs-unveiled/ His Dark Materials audience reactions http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-voxpops/ A new short video on our website shows just how much audiences are enjoying *His Dark Materials* Wed, 01 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-voxpops/ His Dark Materials Part One production photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-production-photographs/ We've just added a selection of photographs from Part One to the website to give you a flavour of the production Tue, 24 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-production-photographs/ The REP links Birmingham teachers with Cape Town http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/teachers-go-to-cape-town/ The REP has been instrumental in sending teachers from Robin Hood Primary School to Cape Town as part of a new collaborative project inspired by *Once On This Island* Mon, 23 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/teachers-go-to-cape-town/ His Dark Materials Family Day http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-family-day/ On Sat 4 April, 12-15 year olds can join in drama, puppetry or art workshops at The REP, based on the themes of *His Dark Materials* Tue, 17 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-family-day/ His Dark Materials Rehearsal Photographs Now Online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/his-dark-materials-rehearsal-photographs/ Our new production of *His Dark Materials* is one of the most ambitious projects ever staged at The REP - and Part One of the two-part drama opens *this Friday* 13 March. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/his-dark-materials-rehearsal-photographs/ St Patrick's Day at the Wine REPublic http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/st-patricks-day-2009/ Celebrate St. Patrick's Day early, on Sat 14 March at The REP's bar *Wine REPublic* Tue, 10 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/st-patricks-day-2009/ Philip Pullman at The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/philip-pullman-spotlight/ Philip Pullman will be at The REP for a very special event on Tue 24 March Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/philip-pullman-spotlight/ Have Your Say - Theatre For Young People http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/plays-we-dont-dare-do/ There has been lots of debate in the national and international arena about theatre for young people. We feel that it's vital to get involved in this conversation, and we want to hear from you. Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/plays-we-dont-dare-do/ These Four Streets on tour http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/these-four-streets-tour/ After its successful run in The Door, *These Four Streets* is now on tour across the region Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/these-four-streets-tour/ About Will http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/about-will/ What is your role on the production? Will As Assistant Director I work alongside the two main directors, Rachel Kavanaugh and Sarah Esdaile. They set me specific tasks and I support them accordingly. I am currently doing an M.A in Theatre Directing, and I’m augmenting my studies by doing a trainee directorship here at The REP, and I’m here on placement for a year. I thought it would be very useful for me to get a deeper understanding of the craft of directing through working with... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/about-will/ Rehearsals http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/rehearsals/ Talk me through a typical day in rehearsal Will Typically, the day starts with sitting down with the two directors, Rachel and Sarah, and talking about the focus of the day and whether we are going to change any of the calls for the actors. By this I mean whether we are going to stick to the running order of scenes or whether any new priorities have emerged. Then we’ll systematically work through the scenes. I’ll often be involved in very practical things like remembering how we have bl... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/rehearsals/ Preparing for the production http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/preparing/ What preparation did you do before starting work on this production? Will I read the novels and now I’m reading them again. I chose not to see the film. I think film as an art-form is very different to theatre, theatre is more gestural, more imaginative in how it tells the story and I didn’t want to be influenced by the film. For example, in the theatre version a bear is represented by a bear head on an actor’s hand, and of course, it is making no pretence to be real, but it is... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/preparing/ Religion And Faith http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/religion/ What do you think the message of Pullman’s trilogy is? Will I think these books can come under a lot of criticism for being ‘God bashing’ and I don’t think that is fair. All they do is question, and encourage an inquisitive mind, regarding our relationship with religion as individuals. I think Pullman encourages exploration and the opening of doors rather than condemning religion. I also think this book is about power. It encourages one to reflect upon how societies and indiv... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/participate/resource-packs/his-dark-materials/assistant-director/religion/ Vote For The REP In The BOBs! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bobs/ If you love The REP as much as we love you, then please vote for us as the 'Best Arts And Entertainments Venue' in the Best Of Broad Street awards Mon, 23 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bobs/ All new piano and cocktail nights in the wine REPublic http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/piano-and-cocktails/ Every Friday and Saturday starting from Valentine's Day! Wed, 11 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/piano-and-cocktails/ David Oluwale trailer and photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/david-oluwale-trailer/ *The Hounding Of David Oluwale* has just opened at West Yorkshire Playhouse before it transfers to The REP - take a look at the new video and photographs of the production to get a taste of what to expect Thu, 05 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/david-oluwale-trailer/ Tickets Available for An Inspector Calls Matinee, Sat 7 February http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/AIC-tickets-available/ Due to a cancellation, a large number of tickets have just become available for this Saturday afternoon's performance of *An Inspector Calls*. Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/AIC-tickets-available/ Free Tickets for 14-26 year olds http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-night-less-ordinary/ We've just announced the full details of our free tickets for 14-26 year olds scheme, which is part of Arts Council England's *A Night Less Ordinary* scheme. Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/a-night-less-ordinary/ Website Downtime http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/website-downtime/ We just wanted to give you advance notice that our website will be down for a few hours in the early hours of Sunday 1 February. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/website-downtime/ Two Magical Shows Announced for Christmas 2009 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/two-magical-shows-announced-for-christmas-2009/ We have today announced not one but *two* Christmas shows for 2009/10, following our most successful Christmas ever. Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/two-magical-shows-announced-for-christmas-2009/ Extra His Dark Materials performances added http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-performances-added/ Due to huge demand for tickets, we are pleased to announce that we have extended our run of Philip Pullman's *His Dark Materials* by a week. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/hdm-performances-added/ Free Theatre For 14-26 Year Olds http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/free-theatre-initiative/ From February 2009 The REP will be offering free tickets to 14-26 year olds as part of a nationwide government-funded initiative to encourage young people to go to the theatre Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/free-theatre-initiative/ We're Jammin' http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/were-jammin/ Join us at The Jam House on 11 February 2009 to hear four bands and raise funds for The REP at the same time Fri, 12 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/were-jammin/ Spring & Summer 2009 Now On Sale http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/spring-and-summer-2009/ We are delighted to announce the new season for Spring and Summer 2009 Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/spring-and-summer-2009/ The REP Is Officially Family Friendly http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/family-friendly/ The REP is the first organisation in Birmingham to have been awarded the new Family Friendly kitemark by Birmingham City Council's Arts & Young People Team Mon, 01 Dec 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/family-friendly/ Evacuees Arrive On Board The Narnia Express http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/evacuees-arrive/ *The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe* opened to packed houses this week - we caught up with some of the evacuees as they arrived in Birmingham Thu, 27 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/evacuees-arrive/ These Four Streets Writer Wins Prestigious Prize http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bruntwood/ Naylah Ahmed, one of the writers of our forthcoming production *These Four Streets* has won the Bruntwood Playwriting Competition Fri, 21 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/bruntwood/ A Few Tickets Just Released For Enjoy http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/enjoy-tickets/ A handful of tickets have just become available for tonight's (Mon 10 Nov) performance of *Enjoy* Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/enjoy-tickets/ Lady From The Sea Designer Wins Prestigious Award http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mike_britton_wins_award/ Designer Mike Britton has been announced as the winner of the TMA Theatre Award for Best Set Design for The REP's recent production of Ibsen's *The Lady From The Sea*. Wed, 29 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mike_britton_wins_award/ Cowboy Runner Raises Funds For The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/marathon-cowboy/ Matt Page ran in Birmingham’s First Half Marathon in aid of The REP on Sunday 26th October dressed as a cowboy Tue, 28 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/marathon-cowboy/ War Veterans Put Actor Through His Paces http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/war-veterans/ Actor Joseph Alessi entertained members of the National Malaya and Borneo Veterans Association in order to prepare for his performance in "Privates On Parade":http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/event/privates-on-parade. Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/war-veterans/ Rising Stars of Street Music Take To The Stage http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/8sixteen32/ An innovative new show at The REP is putting street music performers centre stage to pioneer Grime Theatre Fri, 17 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/8sixteen32/ Be A Part Of The Magic This Christmas http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/LWW-auditions/ We are holding Open Auditions for performers to be 'extras' in *The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe* this Christmas Thu, 16 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/LWW-auditions/ Work Experience http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/work-experience/ Are you a Year 10 or 11 student look for a Work Experience placement for Summer 2009?We offer a limited number of placements each year Thu, 09 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/work-experience/ Acclaimed artist Goonism to join groundbreaking show http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/goonism/ Acclaimed artist *Goonism* will create a piece of artwork in The REP foyer during every performance of Polarbear's show *If I Cover My Nose You Can't See Me* next week. Tue, 07 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/goonism/ Lady From The Sea Designer Nominated For TMA Award http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mike_britton/ Mike Britton, Set and Costume Designer for our recent production of *The Lady From The Sea* has been nominated for a Theatrical Management Association award Mon, 06 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/mike_britton/ Wuthering Heights Performance Cancelled http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering_heights_cancelled/ We have unfortunately had to cancel this evening's (Mon 6 October) performance of *Wuthering Heights* as lead actress Susannah York has been struck down by acute laryngitis. Mon, 06 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering_heights_cancelled/ View and print a traditional brochure http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/brochure/ You can find all the most up-to-date information about The REP's performances and events on this website, but we know that some people prefer to have a copy of our traditional brochure to refer to aswell. Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/brochure/ Wuthering Heights production photographs now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering_photographs/ *Wuthering Heights* is now open in the Main House, and we've posted some stunning photographs from the production Mon, 29 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering_photographs/ Army Tread The Boards At The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/gaza_cast_call_in_the_troops/ The *At The Gates Of Gaza* cast had to call in the Army this week for some very special drill classes Thu, 25 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/gaza_cast_call_in_the_troops/ Please be our YouTube friend! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/youtube/ Our YouTube channel is looking for new friends - if you want to be the first to know when we add new videos to our page then make friends with us today Thu, 25 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/youtube/ Traffic restrictions around The REP 28 Sep to 1 Oct http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/conservative-party-conference/ The Conservative Party Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre next to The REP from *Sun 28 Sep to Wed 1 Oct 2008*. During this time there will be some traffic and parking restrictions in the immediate vicinity of The REP. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/conservative-party-conference/ Win Tickets To Narnia http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/colouring/ Have a go at our colouring competition, open to all children aged 14 and under - winners will receive a family ticket to see *The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe*! Thu, 11 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/colouring/ Join Us For The World's Biggest Coffee Morning http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/coffee/ The Rotary Club of Birmingham Breakfast invite you to join them for coffee in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, on Fri 26 September. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/coffee/ Culture Secretary Visits The REP http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/MP-visit/ The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Andy Burnham MP visited Birmingham Repertory Theatre today, for a tour behind the scenes looking at the work the theatre does with young people and new writers. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/MP-visit/ Wuthering Heights rehearsal photos now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering-heights-rehearsal-photographs/ The *Wuthering Heights* cast have been rehearsing in London for the past few weeks, but rehearsals have today moved to The REP for the final phase of preparations. Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering-heights-rehearsal-photographs/ Be Bowled Over At Artsfest http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cabaret-artsfest/ The stars of *Cabaret* will give a very special performance at this year's ArtsFest - and the event is FREE to attend! Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cabaret-artsfest/ Just a few tickets remaining for the hottest show in town http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cabaret-tickets/ *Cabaret* is playing to packed houses here at The REP, but there are a few tickets remaining - don't miss your chance to see this musical extravaganza Wed, 03 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cabaret-tickets/ The REP at Artsfest http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/artsfest/ Join The REP at ArtsFest - the UK's biggest free arts festival13-14 September 2008. Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/artsfest/ Award Nomination & Sell-Out Shows at Edinburgh! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/award-nomination-sell-out-shows-at-edinburgh/ The acting company for Simon Stephens’ play Pornography, has been nominated for an award at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival have nominated the company for a Best Ensemble Award. Now in their 14th year, the Stage Awards are the only honours for professional theatre presented by a national UK publication at the Fringe. Congratulations to the Pornography company – we await the announcement of the winners wi... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/award-nomination-sell-out-shows-at-edinburgh/ Further Casting Announced on Wuthering Heights http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering-casting/ Susannah York will play Nellie Dean in the Emily Bronte classic Thu, 07 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/wuthering-casting/ Pornography gets a critical Thumbs-Up in Edinburgh http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/pornography-reviews/ Our co-production of *Pornography* opened this week in Edinburgh and the glowing reviews are flooding in - we've gathered a few of the best bits here. Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/pornography-reviews/ Going Dutch http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/architect-announced/ Birmingham City Council announces Netherlands based Mecanoo as Library of Birmingham architect Tue, 05 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/architect-announced/ Get the hottest news from The REP direct to your desktop http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/simple/ Be one of the first to find out all the news from The REP - direct to your desktop. Mon, 04 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/simple/ Interview with Pornography writer Simon Stephens http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/simon-stephens-interview/ Simon Stephens' play *Pornography* is at The REP this September. Read a revealing interview with the writer in today's Daily Telegraph. Thu, 31 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/simon-stephens-interview/ Samantha Barks to play Sally Bowles http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/samantha-barks/ *Samantha Barks*, the hugely popular finalist from the hit BBC series _I'd Do Anything_ has been cast in the prestigious role of Sally Bowles for the tour of *Cabaret* Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/samantha-barks/ Pornography Trailer now online http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/pornography-trailer/ The video trailer for *Pornography* is now online, to give you a flavour of this incredible new play by Simon Stephens. Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/pornography-trailer/ Young REP Summer School http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-summer-school/ The REP's youth theatre, The Young REP, are running a summer project culminating in a performance at The Old Rep Theatre. Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/young-rep-summer-school/ The Perfect Heathcliff? http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/heathcliff/ Gordon Brown has today likened himself to Bronte's dark, brooding Heathcliff from *Wuthering Heights*... but who would be your perfect Heathcliff? Thu, 10 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/heathcliff/ 'Protect The Human' Playwriting Competition http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/protectthehuman/ An exciting opportunity for playwrights ... Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/protectthehuman/ We've found our Cathy! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cathy/ We're delighted to announce that Amanda Ryan, best-known as Carrie in _Shameless_ will play Cathy in *Wuthering Heights*. Tue, 08 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cathy/ Grab a piece of Our House http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/our-house-poster/ Calling all *Our House* fans! Your chance to bid for an exclusive giant *Our House* poster... Tue, 24 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/our-house-poster/ Transmissions Is 10! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/Transmissions10/ The Transmissions Festival of theatre by young playwrights is 10 years old! To celebrate, we’ve brought together a glorious festival of the best from the last 10 years, mixed up with new commissions from Transmissions alumni and plays written in schools across the region, all performed over four nights this week and next. Transmissions was designed to nurture the work of playwrights between the ages of 12 and 26. Originally founded in 1998 it has produced many budding playwrights who ... Mon, 23 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/Transmissions10/ The More The Merrier http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/merrier/ This Autumn we have launched a new discount package The More The Merrier, that encourages you to come to as much theatre as you like, to see whatever you want, and rewards you for doing so. Whether you bring a group of friends to that ‘must-see’ show or you prefer to come with a partner or on your own to watch a selection of shows throughout the season – as long as you’re buying six or more tickets overall and at the same time, you’ll receive £5 off each Main H... Fri, 06 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/merrier/ YMCA Get In On The Act http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/YMCA/ This week The REP has been working with a group from YMCA Northfield, to create a brand new performance called Coming Home. Inspired by our Main House show Our House, this devised performance of theatre, music and film explores what we call ‘home’, and will be performed at our Open Day tomorrow, 7 June, at 4pm and 8pm. Tickets are completely FREE but must be booked in advance through the Box Office on 0121 236 4455, or in person when visiting the Open Day. Fri, 06 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/YMCA/ Autumn & Winter 2008/9 Announced! http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/autumnwinter2008/ We have just announced our Autumn and Winter 2008/9 season, and with striking new literary adaptations alongside bold new commissions, it’s set to feature a greater diversity of voices than ever before. And for the very first time we have launched our season online, on this brand new website. Here you’ll find full details of all of our upcoming shows, choose your own seats and book online, and even book and pay for your pre-theatre meal before many Main House performances. Rache... Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/autumnwinter2008/ Cabaret Casino Package http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cabaret-casino-package/ Buy the *Cabaret Casino Package* for just £60 per person, and you can book the best seats available for the *Cabaret* performance of your choice AND join us for a Fun casino night being held on Friday 29 August, hosted by Grosvenor Casino.Grosvenor Casino, our sponsor for *Cabaret*, is keen to support the success of the show and the future of The REP in general, so in addition to their sponsorship donation they're hosting an event to help raise funds for the theatre.The fun casino ... Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/cabaret-casino-package/ Cabaret Casting http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/WayneSleep/ Dancer and actor Wayne Sleep is to star in Cabaret when the show opens its national tour here at The REP. The former principal dancer with the Royal Ballet will be playing the role of Emcee – a role which he previously played in the 1986 West End production. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/WayneSleep/ Musical Madness For X-Factor Winner Steve http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/musical-madness-for-x-factor-winner-steve/ He’s famous as the first winner of the UK’s biggest talent search and for falling out with its creator Simon Cowell. Now Steve Brookstein will be centre stage once again appearing in the award-winning musical Our House at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 29 May to 21 June. Written by Tim Firth, the musical uses the music of Madness to tell the story of youngster Joe Casey, with Steve Brookstein appearing as his Dad. And Steve is thrilled to be making his first appearance in a ... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/musical-madness-for-x-factor-winner-steve/ It's tea Bollywood style for Birmingham resident http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/it-s-tea-bollywood-style-for-birmingham-resident/ Ashram Housing Resident Amina Yassin got to meet stars of the stage in Birmingham – thanks to a unique partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre. Mrs Yassin, from Saltley, was given an exclusive backstage tour of the set of the fantastic play Rafta, Rafta and got to take tea with the stars of the show Ronny Jhutti and Rokhsaneh Ghawam-Shahidi. Ashram and Accord Housing Associations have formed a partnership with Birmingham Repertory Theatre to encourage residents from different nei... Mon, 21 Apr 2008 00:00:00 +0100 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/it-s-tea-bollywood-style-for-birmingham-resident/ REP Hails Library Of Birmingham Plans http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/rep-hails-library-of-birmingham-plans/ Birmingham Repertory Theatre today welcomes plans for a joint development of the theatre with the new Library of Birmingham to create an internationally unique centre of culture and knowledge in Centenary Square. The plans, which are unveiled today by Birmingham City Council, follow several years of discussions between The REP and the city council over the possible use of the car-park adjacent to the theatre. The result is an exciting joint development that will link the new Library of Birm... Fri, 07 Mar 2008 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/news/rep-hails-library-of-birmingham-plans/