Home / Tag Archives: Birmingham REP (page 10)

Tag Archives: Birmingham REP

Sancho: An Act of Remembrance – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: Paterson Joseph Directors: Paterson Joseph and Simon Godwin Reviewer: James Garrington One day in 1774, a man turned up to vote in Westminster and made history. His name was Charles Ignatius Sancho, and he was the first Black man known to have cast his vote in a British election. Sancho: An Act of Remembrance tells his story. From his ...

Read More »

The Red Chair – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Sarah Cameron Director: Suzy Wilson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Since 1995, Clod Ensemble, formed by director Suzy Wilson and musician Paul Clark, has aimed to produce work in a whole range of media. Artist, performer and writer Sarah Cameron, having worked with Clod Ensemble, showed them her book, The Red Chair. This is a mythical tale of a family and ...

Read More »

King Charles III – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Mike Bartlett Directors: Rupert Goold and Whitney Mosery Reviewer: Selwyn Knight The (relatively) near future. The Queen, after more than 60 years on the throne, has passed away. According to precedent, her eldest son, Charles, immediately becomes King. King Charles III opens with her funeral and it is a truly majestic affair. Set on a stage resembling the inside ...

Read More »

No Guts, No Heart, No Glory – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Writer: Aisha Zia, Director: Evie Manning, Reviewer: Gemma Corden, For the truly immersive No Guts, No Heart, No Glory, The Studio at Birmingham's Repertory theatre is transformed into a boxing club where five young Muslim Pakistani women from Bradford smash the mould, challenging the expectations placed upon them by family and society. Inspired by the experiences of former British Boxing ...

Read More »

The Pyramid Texts – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Geoff Thompson Director: Michael Vale Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Ray runs a boxing gym and prides himself on instilling discipline into his boys. In the spirit of The Pyramid Texts, the most ancient religious writings known, he offers them his philosophy of boxing as a metaphor for life through spells, utterances and instruction. Today he is recording himself on video, ...

Read More »

Blood – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Writer: Emteaz Hussain Director: Esther Richardson Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Caneze and Sully are teenagers in love. But Caneze’s brother disapproves – Caneze is an A grade student hoping to study pharmacy at university; Sully is a downbeat cook. As they become more serious, her well-connected brother takes steps to stop the relationship and install his friend as her new, upgraded, ...

Read More »

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writer: Jim Cartwright Director: James Brining Reviewer: James Garrington   Ask the general public to name a great British playwright, and very few would mention Jim Cartwright: yet his writing is as sharp and hard-hitting as any. When it was first produced in 1992, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice was very much a play of its period; the ...

Read More »

Back Down – The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Writer: Steven Camden aka Polarbear Director: Tessa Walker Reviewer: Karen Bussell A gentle Inbetweeners meets Rambo unfolds in Birmingham Rep’s Back Down as Brummie teenage trio Zia, Luke and Tommy head for the dizzy heights ofSnowdonfora boys’ weekend away. Lovelorn Luke (convincingly played by Our Girl’s Dangleberries and Casualty’s Matt, Lawrence Walker) is off toLeedsto study film and his posse ...

Read More »