The Play What I Wrote
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 The Rep’s 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.
Hamish McColl, Sean Foley and Eddie Braben
BSL Interpreted Performances
Thu 9 Dec, 2:30pm, Sat 11 Dec, 2:30pm
Socially Distanced Performances
Mon 29 Nov, 7:30pm, Wed 1 Dec, 7:30pm, Thu 2 Dec, 2:30pm, Tue 7 Dec, 7:30pm, Wed 8 Dec, 7:30pm, Thu 9 Dec, 2:30pm, Mon 20 Dec, 7:30pm, Wed 22 Dec, 2:30pm, Mon 27 Dec, 7:30pm, Thu 30 Dec, 2:30pm
Audio Described Performances
Wed 29 Dec, 7:30pm, Thu 30 Dec 2:30pm
Tue 28 Dec, 2:30pm, Thu 16 Dec, 7:30pm
Post Show Discussion
Thursday 09 December
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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
The Creative Team
Sean Foley is Artistic Director at The REP. He is also the director on The Covid-19 Variations, Park Bench Plays and directs, co-writes and stars in The Play What I Wrote.