The Drill - Birmingham Rep
Dates & Times
Wed 2 May 18
8.00pm
From £10.00
Thu 3 May 18
2.30pm
From £10.00
Thu 3 May 18
8.00pm
From £10.00
Fri 4 May 18
8.00pm
From £10.00
Sat 5 May 18
8.00pm
From £10.00
Description

It's a dress rehearsal for the real thing. 
And you have a duty to make it real.

Award-winning multimedia theatre-makers Breach have previously explored re-enacting the past – from a 1985 clash between riot police and New Age travellers in The Beanfield, to a 1960's experiment into teaching dolphins English in Tank. In this ambitious new show, the company investigates rehearsing for the future – through safety drills and emergency response training.

From workshops in our workplaces to the large-scale scenarios using actors, fake wounds and explosives we see on the news, what kinds of futures are we being encouraged to picture and prepare for – and how might these “rehearsals” bleed into our off-stage lives?

​​Mashing up documentary film and devised theatre in the company's signature deconstructed style, The Drill examines how anxieties around security and terrorism have become ingrained in the daily life of today's cities, and asks whether we might be able to imagine and practice something radically different.

​Cast

Amarnah Amuludun
Luke Lampard
Ellice Stevens

Creatives

Director (Video) Dorothy Allen-Pickard
Director (Live) Billy Barrett
Writers Billy Barrett & Ellice Stevens

Supported by Arts Council England

 

Reviews

Theatrically ambitious and boldly political

The Guardian on The Beanfield

Funny, dark and strangely dreamy

Time Out on Tank

Wow, is all I can say

The Times on Tank

Ticket Information

From £10

Weekday matinee (3 May) from £10

Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

Fees and Charges

As of 15 January, we now 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.

Fees & Charges
As of 15 January, we now 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.
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