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The Way Old friends Do

The Way Old Friends Do, written by Ian Hallard, is a new Rep Original comedy about devotion, desire and dancing queens.

In 1988, two Birmingham school friends tentatively come out to one another: one as gay, the other – more shockingly – as an ABBA fan. Nearly thirty years later, a chance meeting sets them on a brand-new path and they decide to form the world’s first ABBA tribute band – in drag! But can their friendship survive the tribulations of a life on the road which includes platform boots, fake beards and a distractingly attractive stranger?

Simultaneously tender and laugh-out loud funny, this heartfelt story will appeal to anyone who understands how it feels to be a fan: of ABBA or of anyone.

Presented By

Birmingham Rep, James Seabright and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Written By

Ian Hallard

Directed By

Mark Gatiss


BSL: Sat 25 Feb, 2.45pm

Audio Described: Tue 28 Feb, 7.45pm

Relaxed: Thu 2 Mar, 2.45pm

Captioned: Fri 3 Mar, 7.45pm

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