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Orpheus – The STUDIO, Birmingham REP

Book: Little Bulb Theatre Music: Ed Clarke Lyrics: Little Bulb Theatre Director: Alexander Scott Reviewer: Gemma Corden On the back of two sold-out runs in London, dynamic young theatre outfit Little Bulb brings its madcap take on the classic Greek myth, Orpheus, on a UK tour. The Birmingham REP's STUDIO is transformed into a 1930s Parisian theatre in which songstress ...

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JUMP! We’ll Catch You – The DOOR, Birmingham REP

Director: Daniel Bailey Writer: Charlene James Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall JUMP! We’ll Catch You is a theatrical and educational insight into the lives of those suffering from mental illness. The play is running as part of the BEDLAM Festival of Divine Madness, an event co-produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Birmingham &Solihull Mental Health Trust, who say, ‘The festival seeks ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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, ...

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