Play-Reading Group - Birmingham Rep
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Discover a range of playwrights, styles and periods with our fun, informal Play-Reading Group. It's competely FREE to join, refreshments will be provided and there's no need to book so come along and join us.

The following sessions will be taking place at: 
Thimble Mill Library, Thimblemill Rd, Smethwick, B67 5RJ


31 January, Blue/Orange by Joe Penhall
7pm-9pm
Christopher is sectioned and admitted to a psychiatric hospital. As his doctor and senior consultant debate the cause of his psychosis, he makes the startling revelation that he's the son of Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin. Joe Penhall's darkly funny dissection of institutional racism and mental health in modern Britain is as vital and relevant as when it was first written.

Read the play, see the show.
Blue/Orange is on stage, at The REP 1-16 February
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21 February, 12 Angry Men by Reginald Rose
7pm-9pm

On a hot summer day in New York City, twelve men are called to sit on the jury of a murder trial. The defendant, an eighteen-year-old boy, is on trial for killing his abusive father. He's being tried for first-degree murder, which means that if convicted he'll receive a death sentence.


14 March, Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
7pm-9pm

Soldier and poet Cyrano de Bergerac is in love with Roxane, but he's too ashamed to admit it because of his big nose. When a cadet, Christian, falls for Roxane, he asks for Cyrano's help in sharing his feelings. Cyrano writes love letters signed with Christian's name, and Roxane doesn't realize that it's Cyrano's words she falls for.

Read the play, see the show
Edmond de Bergerac is on stage at The REP 15-30 March.
Meet the man behind the nose! Discover the hilarious story behind Cyrano de Bergerac in this comedy about Edmond Rostand.
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18 April, Jekyll & Hyde by Evan Placey
7pm-9pm
A timely new take on the chilling tale. Harriet Jekyll's investigation into her husband's mysterious death has taken her into a dark and dangerous world. A gothic world of science, taverns and misogyny that no decent Victorian woman has dared to enter before. 

Read the play, see the show.
Jekyll & Hyde is on stage, at The REP 18-27 April
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16 May, Lions and Tigers by Tanika Gupta
7pm-9pm

Lions and Tigers charts Dinesh Gupta's emotional and political awakening as this extraordinary 19 year old pits himself against the British Raj. Culminating in actions that shook the foundations of the British Empire, Lions and Tigers challenges our assumptions about Indian independence and offers new insights into the battles between the British lions and the Bengal tigers.
 

13 June, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg by Kneehigh
7pm-9pm

Boy loves girl. They whisper “je t'aime” with the certainty of youth, but when war comes between them, Geneviève has to choose between waiting for her homespun hero or plumping for the dashing diamond dealer asking for her hand... quel dilemme! Oh, and did we mention the baby that's on the way? Zut alors!


For more information or if you have any questions, email Bhavik Parmar: bhavik.parmar@birmingham-rep.co.uk

Ticket Information

The group is completely free and there is no need to book in advance.

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