The Whip Hand - Birmingham Rep
Dates & Times
Tue 5 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Wed 6 Sep 17
7.00pm
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Thu 7 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Fri 8 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Sat 9 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Tue 12 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Wed 13 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Thu 14 Sep 17
2.30pm
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Thu 14 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Fri 15 Sep 17
8.00pm
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Sat 16 Sep 17
2.30pm
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Sat 16 Sep 17
8.00pm
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  • Preview Performance
  • Press Night
Description

It's Dougie's birthday. He just turned 50 and his family are throwing him a party. But it's Dougie who has a surprise for them. A bombshell proposal.

He wants his ex-wife Arlene to back his new endeavour. He wants to serve a good cause, a global cause. He wants to make right a terrible wrong, even if it puts their daughter's future at risk. They can all sense a scam, but Dougie won't back down. He is convinced this is his only chance to do something truly glorious, but his motivation may not be as pure as it seems. As the touchpaper under his family is lit, no one escapes the fallout.

Written by Douglas Maxwell (Charlie Sonata, Promises Promises), The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past, directed by The REP's Associate Director Tessa Walker.

Director Tessa Walker

Please note: This show contains strong language

Ticket Information

Tickets from £10.

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

Fees & Charges
If you pay by credit or debit card, cheque, gift voucher or Theatre Token we add a £2.50 charge per transaction from Monday 10 July. This covers administration costs and postage and enables us to provide a dedicated booking service. This charge does not apply to payment by cash, for transactions under £10, group bookings over 50 and school group bookings. We also waive this charge if you are a REP Friend.

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