REP Foundry Nights - Birmingham Rep
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Be the first to see work from the most exciting new local talent with an opportunity to experience excerpts from our new REP Foundry artists.

Many will go on to become full productions giving you a unique insight into how theatre is created.

Recent work that has been created in REP Foundry include Delightful, (sorry), Baby Daddy, Lady Lust, Abuelo and Concubine. REP Foundry is our award-winning development programme offering year round support to new writers, theatre makers and directors from the West Midlands.

REP Foundry is principally supported by the Leverhulme Trust and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation with additional support from Ramps On The Moon.

 

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Friday 7 June

Broke & Sober
By Sam Cole

After his return from duty we follow Dan as he attempts to find his way in a life that seems almost alien. Is this what he wanted? The visions of his time at war are all too reminiscent and his dream of living in normality is all he desires. Broke & Sober explores the effects of mental health including PTSD and clinical depression.

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Blueprints
By Ashlee Elizabeth Lolo

Faith and Adam want to start a family together. But once they read each other's blueprint of what it means to be a man/woman in today's world, they change their minds. Together, they go on a journey to unlearn their behaviours passed down from their ancestors, but can they ever really break free of their generational curses before their children arrive?

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Fathers, Families & F*ckboys
By Sophia Griffin

Inspired by autobiographical events and conversations with women, Fathers, Families and F*ckboys follows one woman's journey to reconnect with her Father in order to connect with herself. An exploration of relationships and identity the show looks at the difference between our public persona and our private self and what happens when the two meet. 

 

Friday 14 June

Repeat After Me
By Grace Barrington

Three sisters invite their absent father round for dinner, after not having seen him for years. Molly has prepared a speech, though feels sure he won't attend; Tara still feels a duty to repair the relationship; while Faye, armed with some spells, has her own strategy in mind…

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Layila!
By Siana Bangura

Aminata is 15. A Sierra-Leonean British kid living in South London with her parents and maternal grandparents. When her Grandma dies unexpectedly, the family's world is turned upside down.

But one night Grandma visits Aminata in a dream, informing her that she is to be the next president of Sierra Leone and she embarks on a summer like no other. Bringing together the world as she knows it, her family history, the history of Sierra Leone, and the delights of Freetown, she finds herself on an adventure of a lifetime

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I Hide in Bright Places
By Rachael Mainwaring

"I want to run away, into rainbows, sequins, spotlights and confetti drops. Cheesy pop music and bombastic musical theatre numbers. Turn the volume up and drown reality out"

I Hide in Bright Places is an unapologetically honest and comical look at one woman's experience of Multiple Sclerosis.

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Invisible Lines
By Shane Shambhu

Invisible Lines takes Indian dance as a springboard to create a visually arresting work that follows the lives of Li Ming, a mature student from Hong Kong, Preston, an Afro-Caribbean construction worker from Birmingham and Dr. Surendran, a British-Indian specialising in genetics. Weaving our way through their human experiences this unusual, humorous and thought-provoking work examines and explores the invisible divides and connections between races, languages and cultural expectations.

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