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Boris the Musical 2: Brexit Harder – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Laurence Peacock Director: Kyle Williams Reviewer: James Garrington The Blowfish Theatre production of Boris the Musical came about as a result of that now infamous referendum in 2016 – a satirical musical about Boris Johnson and Brexit. Three years on, and we’re still arguing about whether or not we should leave the EU – so out comes the sequel, Boris ...

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The Worst Little Warehouse in London – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writers: Lala Barlow and Robbie Smith Director: Sarah Redmond Reviewer: James Garrington As the lights dim we hear, in nature documentary style, that this is a tale of two koalas venturing forth into the world. They find themselves in a strange and distant place, full of excitement for what the future holds – or, more mundanely, it’s an Australian couple ...

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Me and My Doll – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer and Director: Lucy Bird Reviewer: Selwyn Knight By many measures, Kate is successful. She holds her own in an extremely competitive male-dominated office, doing her best to fit in, working long hours and swearing like a trooper – she’s even Johnno’s Best Man. But Kate is also socially inept and lonely; she might have it all professionally, but personally, her life ...

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Sinatra: RAW – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Richard Shelton Reviewer: James Garrington On a cold and miserable January evening in Birmingham, you might want to wish yourself somewhere warmer for a while – and that’s exactly what you can do in the Old Joint Stock Theatre. Here you will find Richard Shelton in his new play Sinatra: RAW, which imagines Sinatra’s last intimate gig before his ...

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An Indian Abroad – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Pariah Khan Director: Eduardo Gama Reviewer: James Garrington We all know about the gap year when students take a break from studies to travel the world and experience exotic places. It’s often perceived as a Western thing – but what would happen if an Indian student took a year out to visit the exotic island of Great Britain? Written and ...

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The Stars That Remain – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Book, Music and Lyrics: Adrian Kimberlin Director: Alan Magor Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It’s Mothers Day, a busy day at the Hartson’s florist. In addition, it’s almost the owners’ thirtieth wedding anniversary and Ian and Viv are still as much in love as they were when they first met. Sadly, their daughters have been less lucky in love. The elder, Poppy, can’t understand ...

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Funny Faces – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: Steve Dimmer Director: Rosemary Hill Reviewer: James Garrington It’s 60 years since the Carry On films first appeared on our screens with Carry On Sergeant. For many years fans waited in eager anticipation as one or often two new films were released per year, each usually with a very similar cast whose names became synonymous with the franchise – ...

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