Birmingham Rep
Dates & Times
Tue 25 Apr 17
7.30pm
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Wed 26 Apr 17
7.30pm
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Thu 27 Apr 17
7.00pm
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Fri 28 Apr 17
7.30pm
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Sat 29 Apr 17
7.30pm
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Tue 2 May 17
7.30pm
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Wed 3 May 17
7.30pm
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Thu 4 May 17
2.00pm
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Thu 4 May 17
7.30pm
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Fri 5 May 17
7.30pm
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Sat 6 May 17
2.00pm
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Sat 6 May 17
7.30pm
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  • Preview Performance
  • Press Night
  • Post Show Discussion
  • BSL Interpreted
  • Captioned
  • Audio Described
Description

Rick has fought for his country but is still fighting for acceptance. Despite being a skilled engineer, no employer wants him. As the reality of life as a black man in post-war Britain hits him, he is forced to take a teaching post in a tough inner city school.

Rick's class don't want him. The world has given up on them and with very little to look forward to after leaving school, they are in no hurry to listen to him. But Rick knows what it's like to be ignored and isn't going to turn his back on them too. Can they unite to fight for a better future?

Following their sell-out run of The Rotters' Club last Spring, the talented young performers from our youth theatres unite with professional actors including Matt Crosby, Polly Lister and Andrew Pollard, for this unmissable new production. Made famous by the seminal film adaption starring Sidney Poitier, E. R. Braithwaite's powerful story has been brilliantly adapted for the stage by the writer of East Is East, Ayub Khan-Din.

Cast
Lucy Clacher
Caleb Clarke
Matt Crosby
Holly John
Ellie Johnson
Daniel Kenton
Quennie Alexa Lim
Polly Lister
Elijah McDowell
Alice McGowan
Charlie Mills
Philip Morris
Eden Peppercorn
Andrew Pollard
Oliver H. J. Rayner-Pierce
Jessica Watts

Creatives
Co-directors Gwenda Hughes & Tom Saunders
Designer Michael Holt
AV and Projection Designer Louis Price
Movement Director Beverley Edmunds 
Fight Director Alison De Burgh
Voice Coach Simon Ratcliffe
 

 


 

 

 

 

Ticket Information

From £10 (subject to availability).
Group, family, disabled and school rates available via our box office.

When purchasing tickets to be delivered to you, a £1.00 postage charge will be added to your order.
Online bookings are exempt from our transaction fees (3% credit cards, 50p debit cards).

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Further Information
ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES
British Sign Language Interpreted Performance: Thursday 4 May, 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Friday 5 May, 7.30pm
Audio Described Performance (with pre-show touch tour): Saturday 6 May, 2pm

POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Wednesday 3 May, 7.30pm

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