BE FESTIVAL - Tuesday - Main Programme 2019 - Birmingham Rep
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BE FESTIVAL, Birmingham's international festival of arts returns this summer. Come and experience a diverse and exciting range of theatre, food and arts, whatever your taste.

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Dies Irae: 5 Episodes Around The End Of The Species

Sharp, uncanny and provocative in style, Italian company Sotteraneo present their re-staged 2009 show Dies Irae: 5 Episodes Around The End Of The Species. Literally translated as 'Day of Wrath' the show probes how humans archive our 'collective' memory of our past, present and hypothetical future. When you think about it you haven't seen your birth and you won't see your death. The present is a historical tense. The present is a convention. The present is above all space of action. Let's live and celebrate our times and then return to dust. Hallelujah! 

Since their first appearance at BE FESTIVAL in 2011, Sotteraneo have appeared in subsequent BE FESTIVAL's and continued to develop work and perform internationally.

Some scenes may contain nudity.
Running time: 70 minutes
Warning: Trailer contains nudity and flashing images


Tom Cassani
I Promise You That Tonight

At BE FESTIVAL, our first prize offers the winner support to create a new show and perform it at the following festival. Last year's winner, Tom Cassani, returns to perform his latest work I Promise You That Tonight. Blending the rhetoric of a showman, a miracle-monger and a sceptic, Cassani will proselytize, pedal and preach the importance of remaining wary of those who make extraordinary claims.

Lying is done with words and also silence. Turning water into glass, turning waiting into accepting is hard to achieve. None of this is impossible but it's OK to admit that it is hard. 

This performance is supported by Arts Council England, BE FESTIVAL and Metal Peterborough and The Garrick Trust
Running time: 50 minutes

Kiriki Club | 10.45pm

Kiriki Club are a band without borders. Rooted in speak-easy swing, they effortlessly gather grooves from across the globe and wring them into an eclectic exotic brew. This foot-stomping performance will be doubling both as our opening night party and a special teaser for Kiriki's debut album, dropping this Autumn 2019.


Whilst you're booking…

Don't forget BE FESTIVAL have a separate programme of amazing visual arts, exhibitions, talks, workshops and music, every day - and all for FREE!
If you would like to see more, please visit, and to book onto a workshop please e-mail
Ticket Information

Day Tickets £24 (includes both shows and dinner) or £16 (without dinner)
Day Concessions £12 (without dinner) or £20 (including dinner)

Week Pass £60 (without dinner) or £100 (including dinner)
Weekend Pass £45 (must include dinner)

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