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The Rep Beyond Birmingham...

We produce outstanding theatre in the heart of Birmingham. But when the curtain falls on closing night, that’s not the end of our story. You can see Rep Original productions far beyond Birmingham

Production image from Spitting Image Live. Image shows the puppets of Stormzy and Tom Cruise stood next to each other. Stormzy is wearing his Union Jack bullet proof vest and he is much taller than Tom Cruise. Other members of the company are visible in the background wearing hoodies and sunglasses. Photo credit: Mark Senior

Idiots Assemble, Spitting Image: The Musical

In The West End From May 2023

With a plot more improbable than the last year of British politics, world famous celebrities are thrown together as Tom Cruise is tasked by King Charles with saving Great Britain.

Rep Artistic Director Sean Foley directs this outrageous new musical simultaneously inspired and appalled by real events…


Of Mice and Men Artwork. Image is of the silhouettes of two men in front of a yellow, dusty landscape. One of the men is sat whilst the other is stood and looking into the distance.

Of Mice And Men

Touring Nationally Until May 2023

This new production, directed by Rep Associate Director Iqbal Khan, focuses a 2023 lens on John Steinbeck’s affecting tale of the crumbling American dream.

See it at: Cambridge Arts Theatre, Malvern Theatres, Bath Theatre Royal, Leeds Playhouse


The Way Old Friends Do artwork. A gold platform boot with the Swedish flag on the heel and a microphone.

The Way Old Friends Do

Touring Nationally Until June 2023

In the late 1980s, two Birmingham school friends tentatively come out: one as gay, the other – more shockingly – as an ABBA fan. Thirty years later, they reunite to form the world’s first ABBA tribute band – in drag.

Mark Gatiss directs this laugh-out-loud comedy about devotion, desire, and dancing queens.



On BBC iPlayer Now

Tartuffe has the gift of the gab. A spirituality. A certain aura about him, that comes only when you claim to have Allah on your side, hundreds of Twitter followers and access to the family’s bank account.

Eventually, the lies and deceit unfold in this wickedly funny Brummie comedy directed by Rep Associate Director Iqbal Khan.


The Play What I Wrote

On BBC iPlayer Now

‘Thom’ has written a play, ‘A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple’. ‘Dennis’, believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise it will save their double act. But first Dennis needs to persuade a guest star to appear in the play what Thom wrote…

Rep Artistic Director Sean Foley this sensationally funny homage to Morecambe and Wise,