Spring 2024 Season Announcement
Today we reveal a host of new productions for our spring 2024 season, including the World Premiere adaptation of the classic cult comedy film, Withnail and I, and the UK Premiere of Bhangra Nation – A New Musical. This powerful and pulsating new show about competitive Bhangra dancing will run in The House from Sat 17 Feb – Sat 16 Mar 2024.
Other highlights include stage adaptations of film and literature classics, including a further World Premiere, Minority Report, and an inventive adaptation of Blue Beard by Emma Rice’s Wise Children.
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Sean Foley, Artistic Director at The Rep, said;
Spring 2024 promises to build upon The Rep’s stunning success of 2023 . Spitting Image and The Way Old Friends Do received West End transfers, Of Mice and Men was a groundbreaking production, and Sinatra The Musical, brought the style, class and production values of Broadway to Birmingham.
We’re committed to creating the very best theatre at the Rep, and we’re thrilled to join forces with the world-class creative and producing team of Bhangra Nation – A New Musical.. Our three stages will be full of original, exciting theatre for everyone over the coming year, and it’s a personal thrill to be to direct Withnail and I, working with the iconic Bruce Robinson to adapt the script from his original film.”
Joining these shows in the line-up for our largest theatre space, The House, are two productions inspired by works of literature set in the past and the future.
We also have an incredible line up of shows in our most intimate space, The Door, curated by Associate Director Madeleine Kludje – including a World Premiere co-production with Deafinitely Theatre, The Promise. (Fri 5 – Sat 13 Apr). We look forward to welcoming audiences to enjoy the amazing experience of live theatre.”
Alongside brand new productions, The Studio space will stage Black Is The Color Of My Voice, which returns to The Rep by popular demand. Inspired by the incredible story of Nina Simone, this unmissable one-woman show features many of her most iconic songs performed live. (Tue 27 Feb – Sat 2 Mar)
As well as adult theatre, The Door will host Can Bears Ski? (Fri 9 & Sat 10 Feb) a charming production that shows how love and family can help children to overcome a difficult world.
Can Bears Ski? Is based on the book by poet Raymond Antrobus, a Ted Hughes Award-winner, who draws on his own experience as a deaf child in a hearing world.
With so much variety, The Rep Spring 2024 season is one not to miss!