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Announcing Becoming Nancy!

We’re thrilled to announce that our blockbuster Autumn production will be the new musical Becoming Nancy, directed and choreographed by Broadway legend Jerry Mitchell.


Playing at The Rep from Wed 2 October – Sat 2 November, Becoming Nancy is a coming of age story that has a huge-heart.  A new musical that weaves a story of family bonds, first loves, and the courage it takes to find your own spotlight.


Set in London in 1979, and based on the popular coming of age novel by Terry Ronald, Becoming Nancy follows the story of teenager David Starr, who finds himself cast as the female lead in the school play. With book, music and lyrics by Elliot Davis, George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, audiences can expect hilarious, delightful and alarmingly catchy songs in this brilliant new musical.

Director Jerry Mitchell said:

Becoming Nancy is about finding love. Love of self, love of others and love of what matters most in life. As soon as I saw The Rep and visited Birmingham, I knew that it was the right place to open the show.  It’s been a privilege to turn Terry’s beautiful story into a musical, and we are all looking forward to working on  the show and sharing this beautiful musical with Birmingham and the rest of Great Britain and the world.

Sean Foley, Artistic Director of Birmingham Rep added:

I’m thrilled to be able to announce Becoming Nancy, and to be welcoming the extraordinary Jerry Mitchell and his world class creative team to The Rep. When I first saw and heard this touching, funny and relevant show at workshop stage, I knew we had to help make it happen and produce it. Stiles and Drewe, with Elliot Davis, and original writer Terry Ronald, have created an exciting, frequently hilarious, and heart-tugging show about first love and being as yourself as you can ever hope to see. I’m sure that Birmingham itself is about to fall in love with this brilliant new musical.”

Find out more and Book tickets


Public Booking opens: Fri 26 Jan at 10am

Priority Booking for Gold & Silver Friends and Access Register Members opens: Tue 23 Jan, 10.30am

Priority Booking for Bronze Friends opens: Thu 25 Jan, 10am

Access priority booking by signing up as a Rep Friend today from only £45 per year!