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LoveHard: The House on the Hill – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

The cast of LoveHard

Directors and Writers: Tyler Harding and Jacob Lovick Reviewer: James Garrington One of the great things about small fringe venues like the Old Joint Stock is that they can host productions that are simply not possible in larger venues as they would be too risky. The latest of these is comedy duo LoveHard’s The House on the Hill, being honed ...

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tick, tick … BOOM! – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Rhys Owen, Joshue Dowen and Jessica Singer in tick tick BOOM

Book, Lyrics and Music: Jonathan Larson Director: Adam Lacey Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Jonathan Larson is best known for Rent, his musical based on La Bohème and relocated to New York City. But before he hit the big time, he spent years waiting tables, writing in the evenings and weekends, living in unheated apartments waiting for the big break. Tragically, ...

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The Element in the Room – The Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: James Garrington The Element in the Room is a madcap, slightly absurd and very funny “Radioactive Musical Comedy about the Death and Life of Marie Curie!” This is a very informative and educational piece of theatre, but certainly nothing like an average science lesson. For example, John Hinton plays Marie Curie. His wife, ...

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One Year Off – Old Joint Stock Theatre, Birmingham

Writer: Forrester and Fletcher Director: Robert F Ball Reviewer: Selwyn Knight As we await the beginning of One Year Off, we hear football chants, including some very ugly ones. It seems that the fanatical following of football is depressing the nation’s Happiness Index, so the government takes the unusual step of announcing One Year Off, one year during which all ...

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Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writer: John Hinton Director: Daniel Goldman Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Tangram Theatre aims to make theatre that is ‘surprising, irreverent, life-affirming new work’. This piece, which glories in the full title of The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection or the Survival of (R)Evolutionary Theories in the Face of Scientific and Ecclesiastical Objections: Being a Musical Comedy about Charles ...

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Anatomy of the Piano – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Deviser: Will Pickvance Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Anatomy of the Piano is difficult to describe or classify. The blurb promises a presentation of ‘the physical, emotional and spiritual anatomy of the piano’ – which maybe sounds a bit heavy going. But nothing could be further from the truth. Anatomy of the Piano turns out to be an entirely fascinating hour in ...

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A Passion For Birmingham – Old Joint Stock, Birmingham

Writters: Tim Jeffries, Tracey Street, Dan Thomas &the cast Director: Tracey Street Reviewer: Jennie Philpot A Passion for Birmingham is a very powerful portrayal of one of the most well-known stories of human history. This promenade production has been crafted by the Old Joint Stock Theatre Company and is running right up to Good Friday – a day that is ...

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