Rebel Music - Birmingham Rep
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It's the sweltering hot summer of 1976. The country is in economic turmoil. The far right is on the march. Rock Against Racism puts white punk bands and black reggae bands on the same bill – determined to win the culture war and defeat the National Front.

Three teenage music fans, Denise, Trudi and Andrew, join the fight for the soul of working class Britain. The trio navigate racial politics and social upheaval in Birmingham alongside their own turbulent teenage years. Can their friendship survive?

The new play from Robin French (BBC's Cuckoo) and JMK Award-winning director Alex Brown is a celebration of the diverse musical legacy of the Midlands. The REP have united with award-winning gig theatre specialists Middle Child (All We Ever Wanted Was Everything) for this raucous story of people power, set to a soundtrack of Punk, Reggae and 2Tone. Join the rebellion.

Supported by The Sir Barry Jackson Trust


Director & Co-creator Alex Brown
Assistant Director Beth Kapila
Lighting Designer Alex Boucher
Musical Director & Sound Design James Frewer
Movement Director Lucy Wild
Dramaturg Paul Smith
Musical Arrangement James Frewer, Robin French & Alex Brown
Bass Guitar/Keyboard/Guitar Robin French
Guitar/Keyboard James Frewer
Drums Aitch Bembridge
Saxophone Alex Brown


As part of The Barry Jackson Trust Tour, Rebel Music will play at the following venues in and around the:

Tuesday 8 October, 7.30pm
The Tin Music & Arts, Coventry
Canal Basin, St Nicholas Street, Coventry, CV1 4LY

Wednesday 9 October, 7pm
Central Library, West Bromwich
High Street, West Bromwich, B70 8DZ

Saturday 12 October, 3pm
Moorfield Hall Community Centre
80 Hartshill Road, Birmingham, B34 6QX
Tickets: 07930 354 885 / 0121 789 9706

Thursday 17 October, 7.30pm
Sense TouchBase Pears, Selly Oak
750 Bristol Road, Birmingham, B29 6NA

Saturday 19 October, 7.30pm
The Old Print Works, Balsall Heath
498-506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9AH

Wednesday 23 October, 6.30pm
Halesowen Library
Queensway, Halesowen, B63 4AZ

Thursday 24 October, 6.30pm
Dudley Library
St James's Road, Dudley, DY1 1HR

Friday 25 October, 7.30pm
St Andrews Church, Handsworth
St Andrews Sports and Social Centre, College Road, Handsworth, B20 2HX

Saturday 26 October, 7pm
West Heath Community Centre
Hampstead House, Condover Road, West Heath, Birmingham, B31 3QY
Tickets from the Centre Office

Rebel Music will also be performing to invited audiences only at SIFA Fireside, Birmingham Settlement, King Edward VI Wood Girls' Academy, Handsworth, University of Worcester, Kingstanding Community and Dolphin Women's Centre.

A trip into the dark underbelly of Birmingham’s 1970s music scene

Brum Hour

A bold effort with some cracking high notes

The Guardian

A deep, thought provoking experience


Company & Creatives
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Please note we charge a transaction fee of £2.50 on all payment types. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend. Please talk to a member of our BOX office team if you require further information.

Further Information
Post Show Discussion 2 October
Running Time 1 hour 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval
Registered Office: Broad Street, Birmingham B1 2EP. Company No. 00295910
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