The Play What I Wrote
- Preview Performance
- Press Night
- BSL Interpreted
- Audio Described
When The Play What I Wrote opened in London's West End, originally directed by Kenneth Branagh, every single review was a rave, every show a sell-out and it won every major theatre award. The Sunday Times called it “a triumph” and The Observer said “audiences weep with laughter”. Now a brand new production directed by REP Artistic Director Sean Foley and co-written by Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and, of course, Eddie Braben will be bringing sunshine to Birmingham this Christmas.
'Hamish' has written a play, an epic set in the French Revolution called 'A Tight Squeeze for the Scarlet Pimple'. 'Sean', on the other hand, wants to continue with their double act. He believes that if they perform a tribute to Morecambe and Wise, Hamish's confidence will be restored and the double act will go on. But first Sean needs to persuade a guest star to appear in the play what Hamish wrote...
With a mystery guest star at every performance, this “recklessly, tear-inducingly funny show” (The Guardian) is “a loving celebration of comic genius which is itself touched with comic genius” (Daily Telegraph).
Previous mystery guest stars have included Ralph Fiennes, Ewan McGregor, Joanna Lumley, Daniel Radcliffe, Kylie Minogue, Nigel Havers, Jerry Hall, Sir Ian McKellen, Dawn French and Sting.
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Director Sean Foley
Designer Alice Power
Lighting Designer Tim Mitchell
Music Steve Parry
Choreographer Ian West
Casting Director Sarah Bird
Hilarious… The gags come thick and fast producing a kind of comic delirium
I laughed until I cried
A loving celebration of comic genius which is itself touched with comic genius... A glorious brilliantly judged triumph
It’s a cascade of gags and slapstick and knowing allusions: it’s a delirium tremendous… Audiences weep with laughter
Wildly original and theatrical
The most glorious, affectionate homage to one of the greatest comedy duos of all time… I was convulsed with laugher
Mail On Sunday
Socially Distanced Performances
Monday 29 November, 7.30pm
Wednesday 1 December, 7.30pm
Thursday 2 December, 2.30pm
Tuesday 7 December, 7.30pm
Wednesday 8 December, 7.30pm
Thursday 9 December, 2.30pm
Monday 13 December, 7.30pm
Wednesday 15 December, 7.30pm
Thursday 16 December, 2.30pm
Monday 20 December, 7.30pm
Wednesday 22 December, 2.30.pm
Monday 27 December, 7.30pm
Thursday 30 December, 2.30pm
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Keeping You Safe
Following the recent government announcement outlining the roadmap to re-opening, we want to reassure you of the measures that will be in place when you visit. Full details can be viewed here.
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