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£5 Tickets for Key Workers!


Birmingham Rep has this morning, announced that it will be offering key workers discounted tickets to see the first ever major new production of the multi-award winning comedy THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE.

Starring DENNIS HERDMAN, MITESH SONI, THOM TUCK and a mystery guest star, this new production follows Sir Kenneth Branagh’s original production in paying homage to Britain’s finest and funniest ever double-act, Morecambe and Wise.

Just like the original Morecambe and Wise shows, there is a play within a play, and every show features a special mystery guest.  Previous mystery guests during the West End run have included Ralph Fiennes, Dawn French, Ewan McGregor, Glenn Close, Daniel Radcliffe, Kylie Minogue, and Sting.


THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE is directed by The Rep’s Artistic Director, double Olivier Award winner Sean Foley, who also co-wrote and starred in both the sell-out West End and Broadway productions.

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I’m absolutely thrilled that our doors are finally open again, and we can bring this hugely successful comedy to Birmingham audiences for Christmas.  The last 18 months have been tremendously challenging for everyone, but we would never have got through it without the amazing efforts of all our key workers. The Rep is the city’s only theatre that makes its own productions, and as the new Artistic Director I wanted to make a show that could give something back to the city, and bring some sunshine too – this special offer is The Rep’s way of thanking keyworkers for their dedication, sacrifice, and sheer hard work” – Sean Foley

How to Book

THE PLAY WHAT I WROTE runs from Saturday 27 November 2021 – Saturday 1 January 2022.  Frontline NHS staff and key workers can book up to four tickets per household for the preview performances using the promo code KEYWORKERS.

1,500 x £5 tickets are available for you for The Play What I Wrote at the following dates, including 3 guaranteed socially distanced performances:

  • Sat 27 Nov, 7.30pm
  • Mon 29 Nov, 7.30pm (socially distanced)
  • Tue 30 Nov, 7.30pm
  • Wed 1 Dec, 7.30pm (socially distanced)
  • Thu 2 Dec, 2.30pm (socially distanced)
  • Thu 2 Dec, 7.30pm
  • Fri 3 Dec, 7.30pm
  • Sat 4 Dec, 2.30pm
  • Sat 4 Dec, 7.30pm

There are 1,500 tickets available across those dates, which will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis while availability lasts.

Tickets are on sale now at

Definition of a key worker can be found on the website here

(Please be aware that you may be asked to show a proof of employment to collect your discounted tickets).


Keeping You Safe

In line with current Government regulations, The Rep is now open to full capacity, but we continue to take a number of carefully managed steps and precautions to help audiences feel safe and enjoy their chosen performance. The wearing of masks is encouraged throughout the building, additional cleaning will continue and a number of performances will still have socially distanced seating. Please check for these when booking,


For more information and interview requests please contact Mandy Rose, Interim Press and Marketing Officer on or call 07454 3654 421.